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Cascadia Ceremony (July 7th at Champoeg Park near Wilsonville)

Cascadia is a lot of things to a lot of different people. Some people see Cascadia as just a bioregion while others envision a republic or a commonwealth. Some see Cascadia as an ecological utopia waiting to awaken while others see Cascadia as one clear-cut after another between petroleum driven suburbia and sprawling shopping malls. To anyone truly looking or experiencing what Cascadia is then knows that Cascadia is many things with many possiblities.
The Activism for a better Cascadia begins 7/07/2007:
Join us for the Doug Honours Ceremony were we will gather to honour local/northwest activists and philanthropists by awarding them Doug Flags. This event is the start of the movement, and where else than where it all started 164 years ago at Champoeg (pronounced sham-POO-ee), Oregon. Champoeg features a unique combination of history, nature, and recreation. This is the site where Oregon's (i.e. Cascadia) first provisional government was formed by a historical vote in 1843.
At the event we will discuss future goals and initiatives, networking, participate in history tours, enjoy a potluck picnic, and enjoy a wonderful ceremony.
Reservation is for Riverside lot #3 and our event begins at 8am and ends at 8pm.
Discussion will begin at 11:30am History Tour will begin at 1pm
Potluck Dinner at 5pm
Ceremony will begin at 7pm

Reservation ends at 8pm.
For those who wish to come to the park early you can enjoy swimming,
disc golf, biking, hiking, bird watching, etc.

Take I-5 South if traveling form North Cascadia, or take I-5 North if traveling from South Cascadia to exit 278, and then follow these directions:

1. Take exit 278 toward Donald/Aurora National Historic District 0.2 mi
2. Turn right at Ehlen Rd NE 2.5 mi 3 mins

3. Continue on Yergen Rd NE 1.0 mi 1 min

4. Turn right at Case Rd NE 1.4 mi 2 mins

5. Slight left at Champoeg Rd NE 0.9 mi 2 mins

6. To: Champoeg State Heritage Area: 7679 Champoeg Rd NE, St. Paul, OR 97137.
Where would you rather be on a Saturday Afternoon? Come to Champoeg Park on 7/7/07 for the Doug Honours Ceremony. If you wish to attend please send an email to  savepac17@yahoo.com. Please RSVP ASAP as space is limited! Please bring food and drink (beer in cans or bottles-- no kegs!) for the Potluck. Everyone is responsible for their own lunch.

Again, please RSVP ASAP!

Onward Cascadia!

P.S. Stay tuned for updates and check the Calendar on the Yahoo Group
regularly for possible changes.
Doug Honours!

homepage: homepage: http://republic-of-cascadia.tripod.com/