Waterton Peace Park Assembly
Sep 21, 2018
Waterton Peace Park Assembly
Waterton Peace Park Assembly

2018 Peace Park Assembly – Hands Across the Border Conference

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2018 Peace Park Assembly - Hands Across the Border is an event to celebrate and advance transboundary conservation and international peace parks. Although there is no official meal or activity on Friday this year, on-site registration will be in the lobby of Glacier Park Lodge from 3-8 pm.  Gift bags with printed programs, name tags, etc. can be picked up then and on Saturday morning. 

There are two exciting (and free) events this year on Friday. There is a community service project TBD in East Glacier 12-5 pm Friday. More info as this project develops. The second opportunity is a Dark Skies presentation 8-10 pm. Everyone is encouraged to participate and enjoy this together on the back deck of Glacier Park Lodge. While there is no formal meal, the Lodge restaurant and lounge are open Friday evening to visit with  old friends and make new friends.

The event kicks off Saturday morning with a Blackfeet blessing from Earl Old Person and a welcome from Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Association president Marshall Gingery. Park Superintendent's Ifan Thomas and Jeff Mow will address the state of the parks followed by the 86th Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Assembly general meeting. The morning will conclude with Dr. Leroy Little Bear; "The Buffalo Treaty, an International Peace Initiative".

Saturday lunch will have "the Kenow Fire, Waterton National Park 2017" hosted by the Waterton Park Staff. The afternoon will consist of the Rotary peace initiative update and opportunities for Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park Association and Todd Walters with International Peace Park Expeditions will speak on "Beyond Hands Across Borders - Peace Park Practitioners Exchange". There will be opportunities for guided hikes, native America speaks or to participate in the 9-hole, two-person/team golf scramble starting at 2 pm ($40/person, includes green fees and a cart). Dinner that night will host the Rotary Youth Exchange and music by Flathead's Billy Angel.

The weekend event culminates in the Ecumenical Celebration and Hands Across the Border ceremony at Glacier Park Lodge.

Regular registration through September 22 - $100.00

For any questions, contact Tom Esch at 406-250-5311  or by email at: eschwest@yahoo.com