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Bill Gordon - Pat President and Treasurer of the Fort Saskatchewan Rotary Club and one of District's 5370 representatives of Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Association presented the park, its history and the future. In 1932 Waterton Lakes National Park was combined with the Glacier National Park to form the world's first International Peace Park and a UNESCO World Heritage site.
It was the Rotary Clubs of Alberta and Montana that proposed, in 1931, uniting Waterton Lakes National Park in Alberta and Glacier National Park in Montana as the Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park, the first such park in the world. It was intended not just to promote peace and goodwill between nations, but also to underscore the international nature of wilderness and the co-operation required in its protection.