Category Archives: Bellingham Sister Cities Association

Bellingham runners arrive in Port Stephens, Australia and meet up with runners from Tateyama, Japan

Nigel Dique, Chairman of the Port Stephens Sister Cities Committee reports the runners from Bellingham and Tateyama are in Port Stephens safely ensconced with their home hosts, all very excited and in good health, but a wee bit tired. Nigel met … Continue reading

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Bellinghamsters Running in Kangaroo Country

The Bellingham Sister Cities Association has expanded our Marathon Exchange Program to the shores of Port Stephens, Australia.  5 runners are arriving there in advance of the July 22 running of the Hunter Valley Marathon.           … Continue reading

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Ozzie Land Runners // Send OFF

THIS JUST IN! Five members of the Bellingham Sister Cities Association (BSCA) will be traveling to Port Stephans, Australia to participate in the Winery Running Festival on July 22nd, 2018. Their send off for the Australia trip will be on Thursday, July 12th … Continue reading

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2018 Tateyama Trip Participants Meet

We are celebrating 60 years of friendship with Tateyama this year. To mark this occasion we were invited to visit our friends in Tateyama this August 6th to 11th. We will be there for the big summer fireworks display. Tateyama Mayor, … Continue reading

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Ikebana For World Peace Spring Installation

Bellingham City Hall is now adorned with the spring installation of “Ikebana for World Peace”. You can go visit this exhibit at Bellingham City Hall, 210 Lottie Street, Bellingham WA 98225. While your there enjoy the beauty and the intoxicating … Continue reading

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You are cordially invited to the 2017 Annual Bellingham Sister Cites Association Dinner

Please join your other members for our 2017 Annual Dinner on July 20th, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM at Hovander Park in Ferndale (in the Main Picnic Shelter).  This years event will be both a report on our … Continue reading

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Bellingham Sister Cities Video – It’s All About World Peace

Bellingham Sister Cities Association Board Member Lauren McClanahan recently produced a video about the history and goals of the Association and the City of Bellingham. Featuring Bellingham Mayor Kelli Linville, this video explores the experiences of some of its members … Continue reading

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Цагаан Сар/Tsagaan Sar Mongolian New Year Celebration!

Please join us for an afternoon of music, stories, food, good friends, and shared cultures! Where: Bellingham Yacht Club, 2625 N Harbor Loop Dr, Bellingham, Washington 98225 When: March 4, 2017; 12:00pm—3:00pm Can I contribute? It is a potluck! Please … Continue reading

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Japanese New Years – Shinnenkai – This Weekend January 14th!

A shinnenkai (Japanese 新年会, literally “new year gathering”) is the Japanese tradition of welcoming the arrival of the New Year.  A shinnenkai is a shinnenkaiis their way of getting together to celebrate a new year and to make promises to each other to do their best for this … Continue reading

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A Note From Jeff Purdue About The Master of Asian Cinema Series

I hope everyone had a good summer. As you’ll note from the subject line, I’m now promoting a new film series called Masters of Asian Cinema. As I announced at the final film last year, the Masters of Japanese Cinema … Continue reading

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