2023 Hands Across the Border - Peace Arch Celebration

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2023 Hands Across the Border - Peace Arch Celebration

Meet Me at the Border on June 11th, 2023, for the Hands Across the Border Celebration!

When and where

Date and time

Location

Peace Arch State & Provincial Parks 19 A Street Blaine, WA 98231

Map and directions

How to get there

Refund Policy

Contact the organizer to request a refund.
Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

About this event

  • 6 hours

ATTENTION:

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO A MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE VENDOR to make it affordable for our participants.

You will go back to our main website where you will see the links to follow the new platform.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFO.

REGISTRATION HAS BEEN MOVED TO A LESS EXPENSIVE VENDOR to make it affordable for our participants.

CLICK HERE FOR REGISTRATION INFO.

WHAT:

HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER

a Peace Arch Celebration

WHEN:

Sunday, June 11th, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

WHERE:

The celebration site is the world-famous Peace Arch State & Provincial Parks. The parks are on the U.S. - Canada border, Washington, and Douglas, British Columbia!

We are so happy to be able to welcome everyone back in-person celebration in the park after a three-year hiatus from PARK EVENTS due to the US-Canada border closure due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

WE CAN'T WAIT TO WELCOME YOU BACK TO YOUR PEACE PARK!

Register your group, unit, or family today for the international fellowship and fun.

ACTIVITIES:

Official Ceremony - Parade - Live Music - International Fellowship - World Merit badge Booth - Scouting Museum - Art & Education Project - Swaps - Scavenger Hunt - FREE Face Painting Booth - FREE Photo Booth - Food Vendors & Much More!

We look forward to welcoming Scouts Canada, Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, Girl Guides, Trail Life USA, Camp Fire, American Heritage Girls, leaders, traders, volunteers, HATB alumni, and their families as you come together to celebrate this incredible youth program that has touched so many lives for generations. You may come as a troop or unit or with your parent(s) or guardian.

Hands Across the Border is open to all Scouts, Boy Scouts, Trail Life USA, Girl Scouts, Campfire, American Girls, Girl Guides, leaders, traders, volunteers, Peace Arch alums, and their families.

EARLYBIRD REGISTRATION SAVES $3 PER REGISTRATION!

THE EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT RUNS FROM JANUARY 14th, THROUGH 11:59 pm TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 14th, 2023.

NO COUPON CODE IS REQUIRED FOR THE DISCOUNT.

Registration fee: $15.50 per person (U.S. Funds).

Your registration fee includes an official Hands Across the Border (HATB) program, crest/patch and flags, and other goodies.

Hands Across the Border t-shirts and Hands Across the Border Campsite information are below.

ATTENTION: The purchaser pays all Eventbrite service fees and 8.8% WA State Sales Tax calculated at checkout. Eventbrite fees and sales tax are calculated per ticket or item purchased.

HELP US MEET OUR REGISTRATION GOAL OF 1000 REGISTRANTS BY APRIL 1st.

Space is limited to a minimum of 1000 and a maximum of 2,500 registered participants, youth, leaders, alums, family members & volunteers.

The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) needs 1,000 registered participants by April 1st, 2023, to move forward with the celebration. This is due to financial commitments to our vendors and others to hold the event.

The IPAA may accept less than 1,000 registered participants and move forward with the celebration. The IPAA will post on our website, Eventbrite, and Facebook announcing the event status.

All registration and Eventbrite fees will be refunded if the event is canceled due to low registration.

Registration & Liability Waiver

ALL PARTICIPANTS ARE REQUIRED TO PRINT OUT, complete, and sign the PDF Registration & Liability Waiver and bring it to the registration/check-in tent next to the Peace Arch in the arch field. You will be scanned in (scan email registration), turn in your Registration Participation and Liability Waiver, and receive your or your group's event goodie bag(s).

We appreciate early registration. You may register individually or as a unit.

Many group leaders register their units. If parents bring their children to HATB, they must register as the unit/leader and are required to pay registration fees. All participants under 18 must attend with their units, parents, or guardians.

EVENT T-SHIRTS

PREORDER YOUR EVENT T-SHIRT IN YOUR SPECIFIC SIZE and STYLE!

You may purchase your event T-shirt(s) in your desired size during your Eventbrite registration process, and they will be waiting for you to pick them up at HATB. You must visit the T-shirt booth to pick up your t-shirt order. All t-shirt orders will be listed for pick up by the name.

Be sure to know the number of sizes of the T-shirts you want when you register for HATB. It is the last item you will select as you check out on the Eventbrite checkout process NOTE: the Eventbrite system will NOT allow you to go back and order T-shirts after you check out!

UNISEX T-SHIRT (shown above)

PREORDER PRICE $18.00

Youth Size S - M - L, and Adult Size S - M - L - XL = $ 18

Extended sizes 2XL - 3XL = $22.00.

AVAILABLE BY PREORDER ONLY

WOMEN'S CUT T-SHIRTS, TANK TOPS & UNISEX HOODIES

WOMEN CUT T-SHIRT (s-m-l-xl) $24

WOMEN CUT T-SHIRT (xxl -xxxl) $28

WOMEN TANK TOP (s-m-l-xl) $24

WOMEN TANK TOP (xxl-xxxl- xxxxl) $28

UNISEX HOODIES

Youth (s-m-l) $40

Adult (s-m-l-xl) $50

Adult (xxl - xxxl - xxxxl) $60

NOTE: The deadline for ordering event t-shirts at Eventbrite is Thursday, May 25th, 2023, at 11:59 pm.

ADD on Merchandise purchases will be charged all Eventbrite fees and WA State 8.8% sales tax at check out.

*A limited number of UNISEX T-SHIRTS will be available at the event for purchase at the celebration for $25. We encourage everyone to purchase your t-shirts by pre-order.

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Hands Across the Border Camp at Blaine Marine Park June 9th, 10th & 11th.

Enjoy camping on Boundary Bay at Hands Across the Border Camp in Blaine Marine Park The Blaine Marine Park is open to 350 registered HATB participants. You/your unit must be registered for the HATB celebration to qualify to reserve campsites. Campsites will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. Once the camp is full, we will post it on this page.

Eventbrite service provides a list of registered HATB participants in the order they are received. If you wish to RESERVE a CAMPSITE, you will check a box on your order form and receive an email notification within 48 hours to begin processing your reservation.

The Camp RV sites are by DONATION, which will cover the costs of the IPAA providing services required by the City of Blaine to hold the camp. The suggested DONATION for a CAMPSITE is $25 per night (max 10 per site), and an RV SITE is $35 per night. There is a discount for staying both Friday and Saturday nights. Camp donations will be processed after the IPAA meets our minimum number of registrants or determines that we will move forward with the 2023 celebration. For camp information, visit:

https://www.handsacrosstheborder.info/hatb-camp

Hands Across the Border Area Explorer Passport

Each registered participant (purchaser) will also receive (via email) an Area Explorer Passport with area merchant discounts and specials that are redeemable on HATB weekend.

Your Area Explorer Passport will be available on May 20th, 2023. It will be emailed to all group leaders and registered attendees. In addition, it will be posted on our website and in our Facebook GROUP for download. The Hands Across the Border program is held rain or shine. Siblings five years and under are free (does not include a goodie bag). Siblings under five years must be accompanying a registered parent/leader.

EVENTBRITE CANCELLATION POLICY

NOTE that EVENTBRITE has changed its refund policies, and you will NOT be refunded their ticketing fees UNLESS an EVENT is COMPLETELY CANCELLED. LINK TO EVENTBRITE REFUND POLICIES PAGE.

REFUNDS APRIL 1st, 2023, will be charged fees by EVENTBRITE as noted above.

IPAA EVENT CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY

The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) needs 1,000 registered participants by April 1st, 2023, to move forward with the celebration. This is due to financial commitments to our vendors and others to hold the event.

The IPAA may accept less than 1,000 registered participants and move forward with the celebration. The IPAA will post on our website, email updates to registered attendees, Eventbrite, and Facebook announcing the event status.

All registration and Eventbrite fees will be refunded if the event is canceled due to low registration.

Should the IPAA Board decide to move forward with the event with less than 1,000 registered participants, all registration fees will become nonrefundable. NO REFUNDS will be issued for any reason if the IPAA moves forward with the 2023 celebration.

CANCELLATION BEYOND OUR CONTROL

IN THE EVENT OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL, THE 2023 HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER PEACE ARCH CELEBRATION IS CANCELLED AND CAN NOT BE RESCHEDULED; THE IPAA WILL MAIL ALL GOODIE BAGS & PRE-PAID T-SHIRTS TO THE PURCHASER / GROUP LEADERS FOR DISTRIBUTION TO THE PARTICIPANTS THEY REGISTERED. THEY WILL BE MAILED TO GROUP LEADERS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CANCELLATION.

REFUNDS will be processed upon request through April 1st, 2023. REFUNDS will be charged fees by Eventbrite, as noted above. before