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THE EARLY REGISTRATION DISCOUNT! REGISTRATION IS $15.50.
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Discount EXTENDED through February 28th, 2023.
Please review all the event details on this page before registering
for the Hands Across the Border Celebration.
HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER CELEBRATION
Sunday, June 11th, 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
The celebration site is the world-famous Peace Arch State & Provincial Parks. The parks are on the U.S. - Canada border, in Blaine, Washington, and Douglas, British Columbia!
Official Ceremony - Parade - Live Music - International Fellowship - World Merit badge Booth - Scouting Museum - Art & Education Project - Swaps/trades - Scavenger Hunt - FREE Face Painting Booth - FREE Photo Booth - Dove Release - Food Vendors & Much More!
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.
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.
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.
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 with the approval of our board of directors.
The IPAA will post on our website, TicketSignup, and Facebook announcing the event status. All registration fees and sales tax will be refunded if the event is canceled due to low registration. Your Ticketsignup processing fee is non-refundable. See the Ticketsignup policy below.
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 Ticketsignup registration process. Your order will be waiting for you to pick up at the T-shirt Booth. All t-shirt orders will be listed for pick up by the name of the purchaser. The purchaser will need to present their receipt.
UNISEX T-SHIRT PREORDER PRICE $18.00 - $22
Youth Size S - M - L, Adult Size S - M - L - XL - 2XL -3XL
NOTE: We will have limited Unisex T-shirts available for sale at the event.
HANDS ACROSS THE BORDER CAMPSITES
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.
The Ticketsignup 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 $30 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.
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.
Peace Arch State and Provincial Parks are located on the international boundary
between Blaine, WA, USA, and Douglas, BC, Canada.
FROM THE USA
The Peace Arch Historical Park is located on Interstate 5 in the city of Blaine, twenty-one miles north of Bellingham, Washington, at the US/Canadian border, in Blaine. Exit north or southbound I-5 exit 276, Blaine City Center. Follow signs and head north on Second Street to the park entrance.
30 miles south of Vancouver, British Columbia, on Hwy 99, at the Douglas Border Crossing. Hwy 99 to Beach Avenue. The park entrance and parking area are located off of Beach Drive (behind the Peace Arch From Canada: The Peace Arch International Park is located Duty-Free store).
INTERNATIONAL PEACE ARCH ASSOCIATION (IPAA)
MINIMUM REGISTRATION AND 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 board may accept less than 1,000 registered participants and move forward with the event. The IPAA will notify everyone on our website, email updates to registered attendees, Ticketsignup, and Facebook announcing the event status.
All registration fees will be refunded if the event is canceled due to low registration (less than 1000). 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 DUE TO CIRCUMSTANCES BEYOND OUR CONTROL
ALL GOODIE BAGS & PRE-PAID T-SHIRTS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PICKUP BY THE PURCHASER / GROUP LEADERS. THE GROUP LEADER WILL DISTRIBUTE THEIR ORDER TO INDIVIDUAL GROUP MEMBERS.
IF THE GROUP LEADERS LIVE LESS THAN 75 MILES FROM THE PARK WILL PICK UP THEIR GOODIE BAGS / T-SHIRT(S) AT THE PEACE ARCH PARK SNACK SHACK ON SPECIFIC DATES WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE CANCELLATION.
IF THE GROUP LEADERS LIVE 75 BEYOND MILES FROM THE PARK THEY WILL BE REQUIRED TO PAY SHIPPING PAY $9.95 SHIPPING FEE PER ORDER. THE SHIPPING FEE MUST BE PAID WITHIN 15 DAYS OF THE CANCELLATION. THE ITEMS WILL BE SHIPPED WITHIN 30 DAYS OF THE EVENT CANCELLATION.
The IPAA is NOT responsible for any hotel, motel, camping, or reservation cancellation fees you may incur as a result of the cancellation of the Hands Across the Border Peace Arch Celebration program.
TICKETSIGNUP PROCESSING FEES SLIDING SCALE
The more participants you register or the merchandise your purchase your fees are reduced.
DISCOUNTED REGISTRATION FEE EXAMPLES:
The fee for ONE registration is $1.90.
The fee for TWO registration is $1.40 for each participant ($2.40 total fee).
The fee for FIVE registrations is $1.10 for each participant (total fee $5.50).
The fee for TWELVE registrations is $1.00 for each participant (total fee $12.00).
We moved our registration from EVENTBRITE due to their January 2023 PROCESSING FEE increase to $2.36 per registration. EVENTBRITE has no discounts for multiple registrations. If you registered twelve youths at EVENTRITE, your group's PROCESSING FEE would be $28.32 versus Ticketsignup $12.00.
We are sorry for the inconvenience of changing service providers. We hope you appreciate the Ticketsignup discount pricing.
CLICK HERE TO SEE TICKETSIGN FEES PAGE.
NOTE: The purchaser pays all TicketSignup PROCESSING FEES (registration and merchandise) and 8.8% WA State Sales Tax calculated at checkout. The Ticketsignup service fee is non-refundable
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