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Hands Across the Border - Peace Arch Celebration

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Peace Arch State & Provincial Parks

19 A Street

Blaine, WA 98231

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HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER - PEACE ARCH CELEBRATION

Sunday, June 9th, 2019, 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 - Stamps Art & Education Project -
Scout Memorabilia Museum Booth - Swaps - Scavenger Hunt - USA Canada Stamp History Booth -
FREE Face Painting Booth - FREE Photo Booth - Food Vendors & More!

The International Peace Arch Association has recently nominated the Peace Arch to Be featured in on both USA and Canada Postage Stamps to commemorate the Centennial of the Peace Arch in 2021. Our event patch, t-shirt, education, and art and educational activities theme centers around postage stamps.

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.



ATTENTION EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION

SAVE $3 PER REGISTRATION JANUARY 1st - 31st, 2019
EARLY BIRD REGISTRATION FEE $12.00 per person (U.S. Funds)

NO COUPON CODE IS NECESSARY FOR EARLY BIRD PRICING.

Registration fee: $15.00 per person (U.S. Funds).



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

The 2019 patch design and goodie bag contents will be posted on our event website
HANDSACROSSTHEBORDER.INFO on or before February 14th, 2019!

Online registration will close on June 9th, 2019, 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 February 14th, 2019. It will be posted on the website and in our Facebook GROUP for download May 15th, 2019. 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 Monday, May 27th, 2019.


The 2019 T-shirt design will be posted on our event website
HANDSACROSSTHEBORDER.INFO on or before February 14th, 2019!


UNISEX T-SHIRT: PREORDER PRICE $14.00

Youth Size S - M - L, and Adult Size S - M - L - XL = $14
Extended sizes 2XL - 3XL = $20.00.

AVAILABLE BY PREORDER ONLY.

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 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
May 27th, 2019 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 June 7th, 8th, 9th.


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


CANCELLATION & REFUND POLICY


REFUNDS will be issued upon request through April 1st, 2019. AFTER APRIL 1st, 2019, NO REFUNDS!

The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) needs 1,000 registered participants by April 1st, 2019, 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, 2019.

IN THE EVENT OF CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL THE 2019 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 1st, 2019, 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 1st, 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 1st, 2019.

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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