JOIN VANCOUVER, BELLINGHAM AND SEATTLE GROUPS! NO PASSPORTS NECESSARY
Our theme this year will be the thin green line: “You may be leaving Canada/America but you’re still in Cascadia”.
Each participating group will be making a banner, and everyone is welcome to create their own visual element to add. We’ll be having a barbecue starting at 2pm.
We chose this area and day for many reasons. Peace Arch Park remains the only place along the longest land border (8,891 kilometres or 5,525 mi) in the world in which citizens from both the US/Canadian side can join together without needing ID’s or Passports. Joined together under the arch which reads “Children of a common mother” on the US side, and “Brethren dwelling together in unity” on the Canadian, the border also cuts directly through the ancestral lands of the Samiahmoo people, who still remain present in both countries, and the bay itself, each still necessarily interconnected, regardless of the international territories dividing it.
Despite many cultural, environmental and regional inter-dependencies and similarities, the international border between Canada and the United States is one of the largest physical and mental divides between us.