Cool city twinning?

It seems to me that cities, towns and villages on Prince Edward Island are always twinning up with ye olde townes from the old country — Uigg, PEI twins with Uigg, Ireland, for example (note: I don’t know this to be the case, nor do I know if there’s a Uigg, Ireland, and, indeed, Uigg might be a Scottish placename, in which case I might find my barn burned down tonight).

I would like to propose that we abandon this, and move to a “cool city twinning” system. Let’s twin up Stratford with Venice, Cornwall with Barcelona, and Charlottetown with New York or LA.

This will mean fewer tea cosy exchanges, but might result in more interesting techno DJs from Seville making guest appearances on the Island.


Alan's picture
Alan on September 17, 2003 - 16:56 Permalink

Uigg is an island off Scotland in the Hebrides historically part of the lands of MacLeod.

Ken's picture
Ken on September 17, 2003 - 17:43 Permalink

I dream of a sailing ship fleet made for cruising in comfort or on a budget — about four boats that leisurely make a circuit from Sydney to Rejkavic or the Azores, stopping in St John’s and Greenland and Charlottetown. A little cross-culture pollination of those able to bear the sea.

Will's picture
Will on September 18, 2003 - 14:54 Permalink

I say we twin C-dot with, oh I don’t know…Barcelona!

Ken's picture
Ken on September 19, 2003 - 01:39 Permalink

Twinning Charlottetown with Summerside would be a stretch.

jodi's picture
jodi on September 20, 2003 - 00:19 Permalink

Pete…what a strange coincidence — the day you posted this I was reading some obscure magazine at the doctors office (which i generally don’t like to do because the magazines are generally not very nice to touch) and read that the gentleman who heads Timeless Technologies in CTown is from Uigg, PEI. wierd, maybe.

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Peter Rukavina on September 20, 2003 - 00:31 Permalink

Perhaps Uigg should twin with Vancouver? That might be a start!

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jodi on September 20, 2003 - 00:44 Permalink

that might be just too much culture for vancouver to live up to.

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Heather on January 7, 2004 - 16:36 Permalink

Uigg, PEI was named by my great-great-grandfather after Uig on the Isle of Skye in Scotland. The first settlers to arrive in the area (in 1829) came from Uig, Scotland.