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Cascadia, an area that slops over the Canadian border into British Columbia and beyond in some definitions, has several competing flags.
The concept of Cascadia has been around for a few years, but only so far as an idea for engendering cross-border co-operation, not as a sovereigntist movement.
Kevin O'Grady, 24 November 2000
I have seen some four or five different proposals for a Cascadia flag (each linked to a different concept of Cascadia, at least detailwise).
Antonio Martins, 26 November 2000
image by Nick Pharris, 24 February 1998
My proposal for a flag for the Cascadia region of northwest North America.
image by Dirk Schönberger, 23 November 2000
This Cascadia flag was actually designed by David McCloskey of Cascadia Institute
Patrick Mazza, 13 January 2004
image by Antonio Martins, 23 November 2000
Actual flag by Karen Rogers
The last time we discussed Cascadia, I described my own idea for a Cascadian flag. Antonio kindly gif'd it for me. As noted at the time, there are several different 'Cascadian' ideas bouncing around, ranging from cross-border cooperation, to the idea of a joint Seattle-Vancouver (B.C.) bid to host the Olympics, to more-or-less serious ideas of secession.
Back then, I noted that I had never seen any of these flags flying 'in the cloth' anywhere in 'Cascadia.' I have to amend that now, because my wife had my Cascadia idea made into a real 3x5' flag. It has flown over my home, and now hangs here in my office.
Andrew S. Rogers, 27 November 2000
resized by Rick Wyatt
from Republic of Cascadia Website
I found this site on Cascadia that has a different flag concept. The symbolism of the elements:
image by Alexander
I have been meaning to submit my version of a Cascadian flag for several years. It is a simple flag of tree colors (blue, white and green) with a conifer tree in the middle. I came up with it when I was living in Hungary and was homesick for Cascadia in 1994. The blue represents sky and the Pacific. The white represents clouds and snow. The green represent the forest. My first version was posted on my website in 1997. Several years ago I created a yahoo group to explore what Cascadia could be and what it is: Cascadian_Bioregionalism.
Alexander, 8 August 2004