A Peace Arch Celebration
Hands Across the Border
A Message from the International Peace Arch Association
OUR COMMITMENT TO OUR HATB PARTICIPANTS
At the International Peace Arch Association, nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our Hands Across the Border family, our volunteers, and our worldwide community. We want to thank so many of you who registered early this year. It is an honor and a privilege to work with all of you. Please read this entire newsletter.
Since mid-February, we have monitored the COVID-19 situation daily and had planned to move forward with HATB if our government officials determined it was safe to do so. At this point, because of the Pandemic, we must CANCEL the 2020 Hands Across the Border Celebration and process registration and event T-shirt refunds. For those of you who have paid registrations, REFUND information is located at the bottom of this message.
We may not be able to gather in person this year, but with the amazing technology of today, we can celebrate together online. We can all dress up in our best U.S/ Canada gear and enjoy being friends and our fellowship as we sing our anthems together. You can sign up for our FREE online event to get event updates and information. After the event, you will get a certificate of participation you can personalize by email. Follow the registration link below.
HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER VIRTUAL CELEBRATION - FREE
AMERICANS & CANADIANS COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER
These are uncharted waters for all of us. We are confident that we will overcome this difficult time like our forefathers who built the Peace Arch. They survived the devastation of WW1 and the Spanish Flu Pandemic which followed the end of that horrific war. In 1920, they came together to finish creating their Peace Arch.
As we walk in our forefathers' footsteps towards the 100th anniversary of the monument in 2021, we must remember that, like them, we will come out of this as better people. Next year at HATB we will Celebrate and Commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Peace Arch and 100 years of scouts and youth gathering at the Arch the name of peace.
With that being said, we are honored and privileged to invite all of you to attend the
Hands Across the Border Celebration on Sunday, June 13th, 2021.
EARLY BIRD Registration will open on January 1st, 2021.
We need your continued support for the Hands Across the Border Celebration!
SHOW YOUR SUPPORT
The International Peace Arch Association needs your support. The annual Hands Across the Border Celebration provided the association with vital funding that supported us during the six months a year we spend planning the annual celebration but also helped us spread the inspirational message of the Peace Arch and its founders year-round. Please consider making a donation to support our ongoing mission.
COMING SOON E-LEARNING!
The International Peace Arch Association is creating an E-Leaning project. Earlier this year, we had our Portal of Peace educational material approved by the Washington State Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) during the 2020-2021 school year. As soon as we get this education material online, you will be able to access it at our main website peacearchpark.org
WAYS TO STAY CONNECTED
Sign up for our newsletter. Sign up for our FREE Virtual HATB Celebration. Share information about the ONLINE HATB EVENT with your Friends, Facebook Groups and social networks.
Thank you for your time and your loyal support for our efforts.
If you have any questions or concerns, email the team.
Borders closed, but hearts open.
Christina Winkler, President
International Peace Arch Association (IPAA)
STAY SAFE & CONTINUE TO FOLLOW YOUR COUNTRIES & COMMUNITIES SOCIAL DISTANCE GUIDELINES
It's up to all of us to slow the spread of COVID-19. Everyone, including young and healthy people, should avoid large gatherings during this time. Stay up-to-date with public health guidelines. For more information on COVID-19 visit.
REGISTRATION REFUNDS HATB CANCELED
You do not have to do anything, Eventbrite will automatically process all HATB (LIVE EVENT) registration & T-shirt refunds by the end of the day, April 5th, 2020.
All refunds will be issued by EVENTBRITE
to the purchaser. Your refund will include registration fees, tax (if applicable), and Eventbrite fees.