About SSCA

Sister Cities International creates international friendship and understanding, person-to-person, worldwide

The Sidney Sister Cities Association, together with the Town of Sidney, pursues those goals with our three Sister Cities through regular visits and continuing educational and cultural exchanges.


Our three sister cities are:


SSCAThe entwined circle design of the Sidney Sister Cities Association logo reflects key aspects of the four cities.
* Pink is for the amazing cherry blossoms that bloom in Niimi every Spring.
* Rich brown is for the prevalent colour of the soil in Cairns, Australia.
* Green is for Washington State’s evergreen trees.
* The blue centre is for Sidney-by-the-Sea

The circles are linked in friendship.

Our Executive:

Sharon Stoneman –  President
Lesley Nicholls – Past President
Lilian Vincent – Vice President
Trudie Carrier – Secretary/Membership
Sue Mercer
– Treasurer

Directors and Committee Chairs

Kathy Brintnall – Anacortes
Christine McCartney – Cairns
Lesley Nicholls – Niimi
Randy White – Social/Membership
Wilf Lambo – Speakers            Bob McLure – Calendar




The SSCA holds monthly meetings on the third Thursday of the month at 7.00 pm from September through June.  Until renovation of the Sidney North Saanich Library is complete, we will meet in the Activity Room at the Shoal Centre, on Resthave Drive.   After a speaker, there is a refreshment break and then a business meeting.

Covid-19 Update

As many Covid-19 restrictions remain in place, we are opting to switch to digital meetings using Zoom technology.   on October 15th we will be talking to our opposite numbers in Anacortes to see how they are all doing.  Normally by now we would have had the chance at least four face to face meetings both here in Sidney and in Anacortes so we are looking forward for the chance to catch up.  For further information, see our Facebook Page .

2021 Town of Sidney Calendar is now available!

Our favourite bookstore, Tanners on Beacon Avenue, now has stocks of the 2021 Town of Sidney Calendar.   It is available both as a wall calendar and as a desk calendar.  Calendars are Cdn $11.99 plus tax.