The Towns of Whitecourt and Kamiyuetsu signed a twinning agreement in 1998 to recognize the bonds of friendship that exist between the two communities.

Regular correspondence and visits between the two communities have offered both enriching and positive insights into a different culture.

A School Exchange Program was developed several years ago that has given school children from both towns travel opportunities that otherwise might not have been possible. Friendship Park, located in the downtown core, commemorates this special relationship that will continue to grow.

- From the Town of Whitecourt Website