Hands Across the Border - a Peace Arch Celebration

Presented by the International Peace Arch Association

Sunday, June 14th, 2020

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Check-In & Registration

Opens 8:30 am

Please have your tickets ready to be scanned!

Event check-in is located in the Arch field adjacent to the Peace Arch.  Volunteers will be scanning you, your unit registration/ticket upon arrival at the park. You can help us out and minimize check-in wait time for everyone by being prepared!

When you registered, each member of your group received an email registration form with their name, waiver, and barcodes on it.  PRINT OUT you or your group's registration tickets, have parents or guardians sign your group's waivers.  Each person should line up with their ticket facing out and ready to scan. 

 

Groups of five or more can staple (bundle) all their registration tickets together in the upper left-hand corner.  The group leader can come to check in your
unit.

After you are scanned in, you will receive your HATB GOODIE BAG, PROGRAM.  

YOUR pre-ordered EVENT  T-SHIRT(S) can be picked up at the IPAA'S Booth. Purchaser must have a picture ID to pick up event 
T-shirts.

 

Schedule of Events

The schedule of events will be updated as participants are confirmed!

8:30AM - Check-in & Registration Opens
11 AM -   Welcome and Opening Ceremony  (Flag Raising)

11:15 AM -   Music TBA
1 PM - Parade Line Up
1:30 PM - Parade through Arch 

1:30 to 2:30 Music - TBA 

 

ONGOING ACTIVITIES 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

 

International Fellowship!   

Trades & Swaps! 

Citizen in the World Merit Badge Booth!

Scout Museum Booth!

Living History Exhibit!

Cascadia Art & and Education

Solar System Ambassador (NASA) Booth!

Scavenger Hunt! 

FREE Photo Booth!

T-SHIRT Booth! 

Food Vendors!

 

Meet the RCMP & WSP at the Peace Arch

between 10:30 am and 2:30 pm! 

 

 

FREE PHOTO BOOTH

Everyone is welcome to get their pictures taken in our event Photo Booth. 

Peace Art

& Education Project

The International Peace Arch Association has recently nominated the Peace Arch to be featured on both USA and Canada Postage Stamps to commemorate the Centennial of the Peace Arch in 2021.

 

Our event patch, t-shirt, art and educational activities theme centers around postage stamps.

We will learn the history of USA-Canada Stamps and participate in a stamp art project! We will create a Peace Arch Mosaic out of Postage Stamps. The mosaic will remain in the park for the duration of the Peace Arch International Sculpture Exhibition.

All this as we promote and proclaim that the International Peace Arch be issued on stamps in both countries to celebrate the International Peace Arch and our history of peace.

Great things happen when we work together!

Fellowship & Trading

International Patch Trading Fellowship!

It will be an exciting day of patch trading, collecting, with your international friends.

In addition to receiving your Hands Across the Border 2020 patch/crest in your HATB goodie bag. Bring extra patches or create your own unique trades/swaps to bring to the event.

 

HATB patch trading fellowship is a unique event where trade Boy Scout and Girl Scout memorabilia. It is a great place to make friends acquire items, meet friends and learn about our hobby. 

 

We will be putting some DISCOUNTED

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 HATB in grab bags. Check back for updates!

 

 

 

Scavenger Hunt

How many flowers (plants) are in each front row of the American flag?  the Canadian flag?

Peace Arch History Exhibit

What in the Sam Hill is the Peace Arch?

No Peace Arch Celebration would be complete without a Portal of Peace History Exhibit. What was life like for kids in 1921 when the Peace Arch was dedicated?

What kind of game did kids play? How did kids contribute to the creation of the Peace Arch.

This year will include some good old fashioned fun & games to play!

Your scavenger hunt questionnaire is located on the back of your HATB event program. Event programs will be handed out when you check in and pick up your goodie bags.

As you enjoy exploring Peace Arch Park watch
for theScavenger Hunt locator signs to know
you are in the correct area.

All children who complete the event Scavenger Hunt and you will receive a special prize!

 

1 PM Parade Line Up
1:30 PM Parade through the Arch!

Peace Arch Parade!

It will be an exciting day of patch trading, collecting, with your international friends. We are excited to be having a scout museum booth. 

In addition to receiving your Hands Across the Border 2020 patch/crest in your HATB goodie bag. Bring extra patches or create your trades/swaps to bring to the event.

 

HATB patch trading fellowship is a unique event where trade Boy Scout and Girl Scout memorabilia. It is a great place to make friends acquire items, meet friends and learn about our hobby. 

 

We will be putting some DISCOUNTED

2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, HATB in grab bags. Check back for updates!

 

 

 

Food Vendors (confirmed)

Bare Bones BBQ
Hot Dogs, Chips & Drink.

Heather’s Kettle Corn & Lemonade
Ice cream

Great Eats!

Full event vendor menu and pricing will be posted in May, 2020

 

PLEASE NOTE ON EVENT DAY: Any purchases you make from vendors with a credit card will be at the current (event day) USA exchange rate. Your bank will convert the purchase amount at their going rate.

 

WOULD YOU OR YOUR GROUP LIKE TO VOLUNTEER AT THE 2020 CELEBRATION? 
DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT OR SKILL THAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE? IF SO,
WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU. Contact us at info@handsacrosstheborder.info

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We need your continued support for the

Hands Across the Border Celebration!

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The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) is a privately funded nonprofit organization dedicated to the heritage and preservation of the International Peace Arch and parks. 

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