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Cactus experts from Kasugai attending Kelowna agricultural expo next week

Kasugai Gardens is a symbol of the 30-year relationship Kelowna has had with its sister city, Kasugai, Japan.
August 18, 2017 - 8:00 PM

KELOWNA – Delegates from Kasugai, Japan will be in Kelowna next week for an agricultural expo that showcases the best the Okanagan has to offer.

Local orchardists, water managers, honey producers, vintners and brewers will be joined by 51 Japanese visitors at the Kelowna Golf and Country Club Aug. 23.

President of the Kelowna Chamber of Commerce Tom Dyas describes their relationship with Kasugai, Japan as ‘special’, saying both cities share a common interest in agriculture.

The expo will feature table top displays and short workshops covering topics like export regulation, honey production, cherry and fruit growing and the Agricultural Land Commission. You can also sample locally produced cherries, peaches, honey, wine and beer.

Delegates from Japan will include students as well as experts in water conservation and growing cacti.

Starting at 3 p.m. this event is open to the general public for a $20 admission fee. 

Senior officials from the two cities will sign declarations pledging protection of the environment, and recognition of the importance of land management at 4 p.m. 

The Chamber website says the expo will conclude with a networking opportunity between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.

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