3rd Annual

Bella Bend, Beautiful Belluno

Sister City Celebration

Celebrating Youth, Culinary, Sports & Travel Exchanges

Culinary Exchanges

"The 'sister city' connection is great, but it's particularly meaningful when one finds a group of people in our sister city that share your passion.  In my case, it's masters swimming, an international swimming program for adults founded on fitness but embracing competition for older folks like myself.  As coaches of Central Oregon Masters Aquatics, Barb and I were delighted to participate in practice and post-swim social with our Belluno sister team Ondablu on our visit in 2015.  We had a wonderful time!  Our next project is to reconnect at the 2017 FINA World Masters Swimming Championships in Budapest, Hungary, sharing the meet itself, lodging, and social time with our Ondablu friends from Belluno.  Ciao til then!"  Coach Bob Bruce

2016: Great Crowd - Beautiful Day in the Old Mill District

The culinary sister city exchange is a fantastic opportunity for the students and instructors . . .  sharing the kitchen experience and learning that passion for what we do needs no translation.   

Through the exchange, I was able to see the similarities as well as the unique aspects of an Italian kitchen. As an American Chef, I am used to taking liberties with the dishes I prepare. In Italy, I learned the value of sticking to the ‘script’ and keeping the dishes as traditional as possible.


Chef David Trask shares his Bend- Belluno Culinary Exchange Experience as our First Culinary Exchange Instructor 

Sports Exchanges

Sister City Event Sponsors

Bend Belluno Sister Cities Cultural Exchange

BEN ARRIVATA                   DI                       EVENTI                       SCAMBI                   METTE IN EVIDENZA              CONTATTO

Coach Bob Bruce

Masters Swim Coach

2016 Annual Celebration

Summer Youth Exchange

Chef David Trask of Cascades Culinary Institute at COCC