Category Archives: Bellingham Sister Cities Association

Post-Typhoon Hagibis Update From Our Friends In Japan

Kunio Okayasu, good friend and former colleague of BSCA Past President John Gargett reports from Tokyo on Saturday, October 12: Here comes sunshine and blue sky and breeze. No gusty wind last night in Tokyo. We are all safe and … Continue reading

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Super Typhoon Hagibis To Make Landfall In Chiba

The path of Hagibis is clearly heading up Tokyo Bay, and directly over Chiba Prefecture as of 0830 JST today, October 9, 2019. It looks like Saturday through Sunday will be a slow passing over Chiba until it heads into … Continue reading

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Runners Arriving From Tateyama and How You Can Join Us In Support

On September 9th 2019, our sister city of Tateyama in Japan was hit by a deadly and devastating Typhoon, Faxai, which was the 15th Typhoon of this season. Read more about its impact here. We are happy, however, to report … Continue reading

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Typhoon Faxai Devastates Bellingham’s Sister City Tateyama, Japan

Please consider donating to help support those affected in Tateyama.  Your donation can be made by clicking on the link below.  Be sure to mention on the message line at the bottom of the page “The typhoon disaster relief donation”.  … Continue reading

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Call For Volunteers!

Dear Bellingham Citizens and Sister Cities Enthusiasts, Thank you for your interest in international understanding and friendship.  We are excited to sound this call for volunteers like you to join one of our seven city support groups, help us complete … Continue reading

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All The Wild Horses – A Unforgettable Mongolian Adventure

October 13th at 8:45 PM, and October 15th at 5:15 PM, the Bellingham Sister Cities Association is proud to present All The Wild Horses at the Pickford Film Center. Follow international riders from around the world as they compete in … Continue reading

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Mayors From 7 Countries Convene In Bellingham For “Global Dialogue for Community Solutions”

In 1958 the City of Bellingham and the City of Tateyama, Japan established one of the first Sister City relationships after President Eisenhower started what is now known as the Sister Cities International. This year, 2018, marks the 60thanniversary of the … Continue reading

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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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