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Join us this Sunday at the Procession of the Species

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At the Procession of the Species, you may find yourself walking through Esther Short Park joined by a towering deer, six foot flower, and giant friendly bear, all walking behind a booming band. Where else can you see that?

The Procession is open to anyone and everyone who wants to join us in celebrating the natural world through art. It happens in Vancouver only once a year, at the Sunday of the Recycled Arts Festival at 11 am. 

But how did this parade begin? In 1995, residents in Olympia wanted to create an event that celebrated both the Endangered Species Act and Earth Day. They created several basic tenets, three simple rules, and founded the Procession of the Species. Now, the Procession and similar parades are celebrated in numerous US cities.

Want to join in? Register at the Recycled Arts Festival information booth at 10:30am on Sunday, June 30. Come dressed as any plant, animal, or natural element you choose and march with us to celebrate all species! You can recycle an old costume, make one at home, or join us for one of our free costume making workshops. And of course, a parade wouldn't be any fun without an audience – you are also welcome to sit back and enjoy the show!

Don't miss the Procession of the Species Sunday, June 30 at 11 am. We hope to see you there!