On September 1, 1982, the “International Friendship Committee” was established at a City of Vernon Council meeting with the adoption of a resolution to twin with the City of Modesto, California. In the decades since it is inception, the committee, now known as the Sister Cities Committee has coordinated the twinning of five additional sister cities. From the US to India, Japan, Europe and eastern Canada, our sister cities offer a diverse opportunity for cultural exchange.
To foster a favourable climate for the exchange of information and cultural experiences between the cities of Vernon and its Sister Cities.
Vernon's Sister Cities Committee is run by volunteers and endeavours to maintain an open and vibrant relationship with its sister cities. It has hosted visitors from many of its cities, and encourages exchanges between communities whenever possible. It is currently planning a “Sister City Adventure” to Frankenburg, Austria and Tavullia, Italy. Such trips are open to the public and paid for individually.