Below you will find educational activities, links, and ideas to help you and your child prepare for our peace and friendship party. You can use many of the educational tools for both pre and post-event learning.
Schedule and Opportunities to Participate
We will be posting a schedule of events on June 9th, 2020. If you would like to be considered to be a speaker please send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org by June 7th. We are looking for people who are interested in sharing stories or photos from past events. Also, watch our website and Facebook page for details about other topics and challenges to participate in.
Have fun creating your event space.
Hang your unit banner or an American or Canadian flag.
If you have the Zoom-ability, you can download our HATB background to use for the event or select or create a background image of your own. If you select a photo of your hometown or create your own background, darker colors work best.
Click on the image you like and download the file of the background you select to your desktop.
ZOOM virtual background
Learn about and practice singing the national anthems of the USA & Canada.
Star-Spangled Banner- Music, lyric, & history link
Oh Canada-Music, lyric, & history link
Also, learn to sing our unity song the Peace Arch Anthem Children of a Common Mother
Standing Tall (the Peace Arch Anthem)
Downloadable music files will be posted soon!
Nominate the PEACE ARCH to become an OFFICIAL SYMBOL of the State of Washington
Thinking ahead to 2021 - Celebrate the Centennial of the International Peace Arch 100th birthday!
Cast your VOTE and NOMINATE the International Peace Arch to become the Official Peace Monument of Washington State.
On Sunday, June 14th (when we start the event), You will be able to submit your name and information for our campaign!
A link to cast your vote will appear on our website on Sunday, June 14th (when we start the event). You will also be able to share your comments about why the Peace Arch should be an official Symbol of Washington State.
We will forward all your nominations and comments from our HATB friends to our 42nd District State Senators who will help us make this a reality.
Follow the links below to learn about the official symbols of Washington and British Columbia.
Official Symbols of Washington State
Official Symbols of British Columbia
Video Washington State Symbols
Washington State Color and Activity Book | PDF
Washington State Symbols Flyer | PDF
For Group Leaders Virtual Pen Pals
Join the Group Leader Virtual Pen Pal List
One of the best parts of Hands Across the Border is making friends and meeting new people. We are creating a list of group leaders who would like to connect their cross border units as virtual pen pals. If you would like to connect with a cross border leader in order to facilitate your units become pen pals please follow the link to complete the form. Then units can connect during their next program year and meet your virtual pen pals in person at the 2021 Hands Across the Border Celebration.
To participate leaders/parents must sign up and provide their name, email, unit, city. By submitting this form you will be giving the IPAA permission to share your information (our list) with other leaders who sign up to participate.
Join our Virtual Parade
We are still figuring this one out!
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!
Watch the Peace Arch Rises Video Production with your family
Learn the History of the Peace Arch
Watch the Peace Arch Rises with your family. This 22 minute production includes interviews with people who attended the 1921 Peace Arch dedication ceremony as children. Watch the video and complete the worksheet below. Share and talk about your answers.