Blainegroup to speak at Folklife

Published on Thu, May 10, 2007 by ara Nelson

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Blaine group to speak at Folklife

By Tara Nelson

The United States/Canada Peace Anniversary Association will represent the city of Blaine at Seattle’s Folklife Festival this year.
The annual four-day festival celebrates music, dance, food and traditional arts of ethic and cultural communities, and attracts an average of 250,000 people from around the world.

Organizers said the theme of this year’s event will focus on the traditions of communities on both sides of the U.S./Canadian border between Washington state and British Columbia. Scheduled performances include Dutch dancers, Sikh singers, Doukobor woodcarvers and French-Canadian musicians.

USCPAA president Christina Alexander said the event is an opportunity to create awareness of Peace Arch park, its monument and its annual sculpture exhibit.

“A lot of people aren’t even aware that there is a park near the exit so anything to create more awareness of the Peace Arch nationally would be a benefit to Blaine.”

The event runs May 25 through 28 at the Seattle Center in downtown. Suggested donation is $10 per person. For more information, visit www.nwfolklife.org.