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Hands Across the Border - Peace Arch Celebration 2020

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Peace Arch State & Provincial Parks

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Blaine, WA 98231

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HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER - PEACE ARCH CELEBRATION

Sunday, June 14th, 2020 8:30 am – 2:30 pm

Peace Arch State and Provincial Parks
Located on the U.S. - Canada border between
Blaine, Washington, and Douglas, British Columbia!

Official Ceremony - Parade - Live Music - International Fellowship - Citizen in the World Merit Badge Booth NASA Booth - Cascadia Art and Education - Scout Memorabilia Museum - Swaps - Scavenger Hunt
FREE Face Painting Booth - FREE Photo Booth - Dove Release - Food Vendors & More!

Don’t miss your chance to be a part of the fellowship and enjoy the fun and register your unit today!

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 come with your parent(s) or guardian.

Hands Across the Border Campsites!

Learn how you can sign up to Camp in Beautiful Blaine Marine Park overlooking Boundary Bay and White Rock, BC!

PLEASE NOTE: This event is open to all Scouts, Boy Scouts, Trail Life USA, Girl Scouts, Campfire, American Girls, Girl Guides, leaders, traders, volunteers, Peace Arch alumni, and their families.


EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT SAVE $3 PER REGISTRATION January 1st, - Janaury 31st, NO CODE REQUIRED.


Registration fee: $16.00 per person (U.S. Funds).

EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT $13 per person (Save $3)


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

Online registration will close on June 14th, 2020 or when registration is full. Each registered participant (purchaser) will also receive (via email) an Area Explorer Passport with area merchant discounts and specials that are redeemable HATB weekend.

Your Area Explorer Passport will be available May 15th, 2020. It will be posted on the website and in our Facebook GROUP for download May 15th, 2020. The Hands Across the Border program is held rain or shine. Siblings five years and under are free (does not include goodie bag). Siblings under five years must be accompanying a registered parent/leader.

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

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

We appreciate early registration! 
You may register individually or as a unit. Many group leaders register their units. If parents bring their child to HATB, they must register as the unit/leader and are required to pay registration fees. All participants under 18 are required to attend with their units, parents, or their guardians.



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

NOTE: You may preorder your event T-shirt through Tuesday, June 2nd, 2020.

The 2020 T-shirt design will be posted on our event website
HANDSACROSSTHEBORDER.INFO on or before February 1st, 2020!


UNISEX T-SHIRT: PREORDER PRICE $15.00

Youth Size S - M - L, and Adult Size S - M - L - XL = $15
Extended sizes 2XL - 3XL = $20.00.


WOMEN STYLE T-SHIRT or TANK TOP PRICE $20.00
Women Size S - M - L - XL = $20.00
Extended Women's Sizes 2X - 3X = $25

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 up at HATB. You will need to visit the T-shirt booth to pick your t-shirt order. All t-shirt orders will be listed for pick up by the purchasers' name. A limited number of UNISEX T-SHIRTS will be available at the event for purchase at the celebration.

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 check out process. NOTE: the Eventbrite system will NOT allow you to go back and order T-shirts after you check out!

NOTE: The deadline for ordering and prepaying for t-shirts when you register at Eventbrite is
June 2nd, 2020, at 11 pm.

Our event is updated weekly on our Facebook Page CLICK HERE TO VISIT & LIKE HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER FACEBOOK/EVENT PAGE.


Hands Across the Border Camp at Blaine Marine Park on June 12th, 13th, 14th.


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

Eventbrite service provides us with 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 you will 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 $20 per night (max 10 per site) and RV SITE $25 per night. There is a discount for staying both Friday and Saturday nights. For complete camp visit:

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


PARTICIPATION RELEASE AND LIABILITY WAIVER


ATTENTION ALL PARTICIPANTS AGREE TO PRINT OUT and bring your completed and signed REGISTRATION - PARTICIPATION - LIABILITY WAIVER to the EVENT CHECK-IN

The registration tent located next to the Peace Arch in the Arch field. There you will check-in (scan ticket) and turn in each participant's waivers and receive your group's event goodie bags. If a participant is under 18 years old, this form must be completed and signed by their parent or guardian.

I (we) hereby understand that by registering for the Hands Across the Border Celebration that I (we) Leaders/Parents/Guardians agree to release and hold harmless the International Peace Arch Association (IPAA), their agents, directors, officers, sponsors, volunteers, and employees (the released parties) for any and all liability for injuries or damages that result either directly or otherwise from my participation in the above-described event. Further, I (we) understand and acknowledge that by participating in the event, I (we) are assuming all risks which may be associated with said participation.

I (we) understand that at this event or related activities, I (we) may be photographed. I (we) agree to allow my photo, video or film likeness to be used for any legitimate purpose by the event holders, producers, sponsors, organizers, and assigns. I (we) understand and accept the terms and conditions outlined in the event Refund and Cancellation Policy (below).

Because the event is in or near a Highway Right of Way, the State of Washington requires a release is included with the IPAA's.

I, ( WE), DO HEREBY RELEASE, DISCHARGE, AND HOLD HARMLESS THE WASHINGTON STATE TRANSPORTATION COMMISSION, THE WASHINGTON STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, THE WASHINGTON STATE PATROL, AND THEIR OFFICERS, AGENTS, AND EMPLOYEES FROM ALL CLAIMS, DEMANDS, AND CAUSES OF ACTIONS OF EVERY KIND WHATSOEVER FOR ANY DAMAGE, LOSS, OR INJURIES KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN WHICH MAY RESULT FROM MY PARTICIPATION IN THE ( NAME OF EVENT ), INVOLVING STATE HIGHWAYS, KNOWN OR UNKNOWN, FORESEEN OR UNFORESEEN.


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY



REFUNDS will be issued upon request through April 1st, 2020. AFTER APRIL 1st, 2020, NO REFUNDS!

The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) needs 1,000 registered participants by April 1st, 2020, 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. If the event is canceled due to there not being enough registrations, all registrations will be refunded. Should the IPAA Board decide to move forward with the event with less than 1,000 registered participants, all registration fees will be nonrefundable. NO REFUNDS will be issued for any reason after April 1st, 2020.

IN THE EVENT OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THE 2020 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 MAILED TO GROUP LEADERS WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CANCELLATION

SHARE this invitation to be a "Hands Across the Border" with your scouting, guiding friends. Share it on FACEBOOK and other SOCIAL MEDIA NETWORKS! Together we can make a difference!



FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Select your questions category HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER

Select your questions category REGISTRATION.

Select your questions category HOW TO PREPARE FOR HATB.

Select your questions category HATB CAMPSITES.

Select your questions category REFUND & CANCELLATION POLICY.


PEACE ARCH STATE & PROVINCIAL PARK(S) LOCATION


Where are the park(s) located? The American and Canadian parks have parking areas, and both parking areas are first to come first serve. Be sure to TURN OFF YOUR GPS once you are within 3 miles of the international parks (US/ Canada Border) and follow written instructions to the parking areas. If you do not your GPS may give you driving directions to cross the border (Peace Arch), and you will miss the exits to the Canadian and American parks parking areas.

NOTE: FOR YOUR GROUPS SAFETY, ONLY ACCESS THE ARCH FIELD THROUGH THE STAFFED PEDESTRIAN CROSSING AREAS.

American Side - Peace Arch State Park is located 22 miles north of Bellingham, WA off of I-5. Take exit 276, Blaine City Center. Drive north on Second Street to the park entrance and parking area. Parking is first to come first serve. A Washington State Parks Discover Pass is required to park in the USA parking area. You may purchase a day pass for $10 or purchase an annual pass for $30 which is valid at all Washington State Parks at http://www.discoverpass.wa.gov/. Bus groups should call by June 6th, 2020, to reserve a bus parking space.
Call 360-332-7165.

Canadian Side - Peace Arch Provincial Park is located 30 miles south of Vancouver, BC, off of Highway 99. Turn right (west) at Highway 99 at Beach Road. The park entrance and parking area are behind Peace Arch Duty-Free. Parking is first to come first serve. Bus groups should call by June 6th, 2019 to reserve a bus parking space.
Call 360-332-7165.


Click here to visit our event website for complete event information.

Weekly event updates and information are posted on the event website and our event Facebook page through June 14th, 2020.

All group leaders (purchaser) will receive event email notifications and updates from the Eventbrite Hands Across the Border Event page. Please be sure to approve in your browser email notifications to receive these updates.

Don't forget to add info@handsacrosstheborder.info and message@eventbrite.com to your address book so we'll be sure to land in your inbox! You may also sign up for the IPAA's newsletter at handsacrosstheborder.info

Have any additional questions about Hands Across the Border - Peace Arch Celebration?

Contact International Peace Arch Association (IPAA), 360-332-7165.

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