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No it was a Black Firefighters Convention. The International Association of Black Professional Firefighters. They have the convention in a different state every two years. It was last in Washington State in 1998 I believe. I'm surprised it's going back there so soon. Maybe a lot of people like the area. Believe me they are far from being Atheist. They pray a lot during the meetings. It's very annoying to me. I think we have one member from Canada and he is in the eastern part of Canada. He and I use to be webmasters for the IABPFF website. We have more members in Briton, the Caribbean and Africa than Canada. I wish I had the bike when I was in Vancouver.
Hello and welcome. I visited Vancouver for a couple of days after attending a convention in Seattle some years ago. I had a rental car and a couple of days to spare so I drove up. I had a great time. Smoked a lot of Cuban cigars. You can't get them legally in the US. I would like to go back someday. The same organization is holding another convention in Seattle in August. If I attend I just may make that drive again.