In 1997, the City of Airdrie developed a sister city relationship with the City of Gwacheon, Korea. The sister city relationship started with the intent to provide opportunities for Airdrie residents to share cultural experiences, develop friendships and explore economic opportunities for local businesses with the City of Gwacheon. Although the relationship is inactive, we are proud of the many friendships that were developed by this strong international connection.
The butterfly symbol of the City of Gwacheon was used for the central flowerbeds, the flag poles and the sitting area that are located on the east side of Nose Creek Park. In 2007, six handcrafted totem poles were donated to the City of Airdrie by Gwacheon, Korea to commemorate 10 years of sharing a sister city relationship.
The City of Airdrie also has a Twinning and Sister City policy. This policy allows members of Council the ability to manage future partnership requests.