CITY VIRTUAL TOURS FOR “VISITING” KOREAN STUDENTS
Typically, this time of year, Brea welcomes students from Korea to visit Brea in partnership with the Brea Korean Sister City Association (BKSCA). Although the pandemic posed an obstacle for this reunion, the City of Brea staff still found a way to make meaningful connections with the students. Staff hosted Sister City students from Anseong, Korea on January 12 and 14 and Brea’s Friendship City students from Namyangju, Korea on January 26 and 28.
Following a welcome by Mayor Vargas, the students viewed Brea’s “Live, Work, Play” video to gain insights of the Brea community. Community Services staff provided a virtual tour of the inner workings of the City of Brea through a PowerPoint and several videos showcasing the City’s Police and Fire Departments, the Brea Civic & Cultural Center, and the Experience Brea Arts program. Students were quizzed about information presented to them and were engaged in a conversation regarding the city’s similarities and differences in public safety services.
The Brea Korean Sister City Association commented, “We just want to say thank you so much for helping with our student exchange program. We received great feedback from our students. We wouldn’t have been able to do this without you and the City’s support, so just wanted to say a big thank you!”
City staff gladly prepared presentations, virtual tours, and were available during various hours to accommodate time differences. City staff is happy to be part of this meaningful process, which helps promote goodwill and a greater understanding of cultures and lifestyles.
Storm Drain Maintenance
Over the past few weeks, the Public Works Department’s crews have been clearing out some of the larger storm drains in preparation for the upcoming rains. There are a couple of large storm drains, located at the backside of the Brea Sports Park, and another storm drain at the Olinda Oil Museum, which get filled with dirt, rocks, debris, and tumble weeds throughout the year. The Public Works crews worked on cleaning out the storm drains and the surrounding area to provide good water flow and drainage.
Brea Senior Center Christmas For Those in Need
Brea Movement Boot Camp
Join the Brea Movement Boot Camp with National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certified fitness coach, Berry Liang, for an exclusive result-driven exercise program designed for all fitness levels. The Brea Movement Boot Camp is a circuit body-conditioning workout using a variety of equipment such as kettlebells, mini bands, TRX, medicine balls, free weights, agility ladders, etc. Modification to the program can be made as needed, Berry offers options for all fitness levels. Improve your quality of life, and overall level of fitness.
Afternoon (12:00 p.m.) and evening (6:00 p.m.) class options are available. Those interested can reserve their spot by emailing BreaFitTeam@cityofbrea.net or calling (714) 494-6186. Registration for classes can also be found at BreaRec.com.
"Fired Up for Giving" Toy Drive
The Brea Fire Department’s annual toy drive “Fired Up for Giving” has had another fruitful year with many generous Brea families and businesses contributing to its success. The Boys & Girls Club partnered with the Brea Fire Department this year to help with the rollout of the toy distribution, making sure that any families needing help, received help to make their Christmas merry. Truckloads of donated toys, as well as cash to purchase additional toys, rolled in from many of Brea community partners. Many thanks to the community for coming together and providing for those in need.