After a several years of searching, we are thrilled to announce our first run of USA-made Doug flags.
In a statement released, the Cascadians Against Hate Coalition stated that it "does not promote, permit, or condone any behaviors or actions of a sexist, racist, derogatory, or discriminatory nature . . . Moreover, we outright condemn all hate groups, their actions and ideas, as they run contrary to the core Cascadian bioregional beliefs and tenets. These groups threaten to undermine the sacred relationship between biodiversity and nature, which is the crux of life."
A wonderful message from all the staff at the People's Harm Reduction Alliance wishing everyone in Cascadia a wonderful Pride Weekend! PHRA one of the largest peer run, needle exchange programs in the country.
Cascadians everywhere celebrated the historic ruling by the Supreme Court last Friday that states could not block the universal rights for two consenting adults to marry. Below are just a few of the wonderful pictures sent in.
Folks down in Portland, Oregon are starting the Cascadian Flag Making Cooperative with the goal of producing locally made Cascadian flags! Alexander Baretich who is one of the founding members of this cooperative also the designed the Cascadian flag in 1995. How beautiful would it be for Cascadian Doug Flags to be made in region, upholding to all the principles and ideals of Cascadia, using locally sourced materials and a bioregional footprint?
Recently featured at several Timbers, Thorns and Seattle Reign matches, Camp Cascadia, as well as at both Seattle and Portland pride celebrations, the Rainbow Cascadian Doug Flag is becoming a common site and is a way to show Cascadian solidarity with ongoing efforts for human equality.
The Douglas Fir Cascadia flag patch, in the rainbow colors of LGBT Pride or the international peace flag are now available for $3.00 each or 4 for $10 and all orders come with free shipping! They feature a Douglas Fir tree ('the Doug') in front of a rainbow colored stripe.
They are also available for purchase with the muted Cascadian Doug patches. If you want both kinds of patch, just place the orders separately and they'll be shipped in one package.
Free first-class shipping for all US and Canadian order and allow up to two weeks for orders, though it probably won't take that long.
They can be purchased directly from http://foomart.com
Some would say that Soccer in America is defined by the support of the game in the Pacific Northwest. This scarf was designed with the mission of showing your pride for Cascadia and keeping the cup. The rivalry between Seattle, Portland and Vancouver is a rivalry unlike anything else in American or Canadian Soccer. These scarves are sturdy, well made, nice and long and absolutely perfect for guarding your lungs from flare smoke.
Purchase online through the designer Abe Schmidt:
Scarves will be delivered either the Northgate Vancouver away bus lot or Fuel before the Portland home match. Orders can also be shipped after October 8th. For questions about your order, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The Doug flag is the symbol of Cascadia and a new batch of Cascadia Flags have arrived. Those interested should send $23.50 to email@example.com using either Paypal or Wepay.
The flags are 5'x3' nylon and will be shipped out as soon as possible, except for between the dates of June 19th to 25th. A portion goes to supporting Cascadia Chapters.
Designed in 1994 by Portland native and professor Alexander Baretich, it can increasingly be found in cities throughout the Pacific Northwest and is becoming a common sight at soccer games, occupy protests and of course, on locally made microbrews (among our favorite, the Secession IPA or Cascadian Dark Ale).
The blue of the flag represents the moisture rich sky above and Pacific ocean along with the Salish Sea, lakes and other inland waters. Our home is of continuous cascading waters flowing from our sky and mountains back to the Pacific. For Cascadia is a land of falling water from the Pacific to the western slopes of the Rockies and Cascades where water cycles as vapor and then rain and snow to run through creek and river back to the Pacific. The white represents snow and clouds and the green to represent the evergreen forests and fields of the Pacific Northwest. The lone standing Douglas Fir symbolizes endurance, defiance and resilience, named for explorer David Douglas, the first written account of the bioregion as a land of cascading waters and from where our primary mountain range takes its name. All these symbols of color and icon come together to symbolize what being Cascadian is all about.