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Events throughout the year

CSCA-Gondar’s events, whether they occur yearly, quarterly, and/or monthly, are designed to address one of our main missions “to promote cultural awareness, respect, understanding, and friendships” between our communities of Gondar and Corvallis.

Annual Events:


A Taste of Ethiopia: Food, Culture and People”

A Taste of Ethiopia: Food, Culture and People is a community event designed to increase awareness of the unique culture, an authentic dinner, and its customs in our sister city, Gondar, Ethiopia. This dinner is planned every other year. This event is scheduled now for the last Sunday of January, 2025. 

For more information click here.



Walk for Water

Walk for Water is held every other year during the month of May, Corvallis’ Sister Cities Month. This event is scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2024, 9:00am-1:00pm.This 3-mile walk is designed to increase the awareness of the need for clean water, sanitation, and water management in not only our sister city of Gondar, Ethiopia but the world at large.  Registration will open in late April. For more information click here.

Holiday Giving Campaign


The Holiday Giving Campaign is held  from Giving Tuesday (first Tuesday following Thanksgiving Day and running to December 31 of each year. Each year has a spepcific fund-raising need.  For example, in 2023, the focus is to raise $10,000 to support school and donkey libraries for our sister city, Gondar, Ethiopia.  For more information and to donate, click here.

Monthly Events

Bottle Drop Give

CSCA-Gondar Council is now collecting bottles monthly to raise funds for its education and water-related projects in our sister city, Gondar, Ethiopia.  Come join us in collecting your refundable bottles monthly and make a difference in the lives and quality of living in our sister city, Gondar. 

Click here for more information and details

Gondar Council Meeting:

Gondar Council Meeting:  Held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. Time: 6:00 pm -7:30 pm. Members and guests welcomed!    Special Note:  Due to Covid-19, current meetings are virtual through  To attend, contact us here

Quarterly Events

Adopt a Highway

Adopt a Highway: Held 3 times annually on the third (3rd) weekend of April, July, and October. Members contribute to the cleanliness of the roads by collecting trash on Corvallis’s designated street location between 35th Street and West Hills Rd, Corvallis. Sign up to volunteer? Click here.