Peace Arch 100 Year Celebration!
Remembering the Past, Honoring the Present, Inspiring the Future.
The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) depends on the gracious and generous support of donors to fulfill its mission. As we enter our centennial season, we will celebrate and commemorate the Peace Arch's history; we reflect on our official theme of Remembering the Past, Honoring the Present, Inspiring the Future. Your family, business, or community group are invited to be a part of our commemorations.
Our intent was to start the Peace Arch Centennial Season and launch our fundraising efforts in June 2020, with commemorative activities and projects running through 2021. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, the closing of the border and park, the launch was delayed. The CENTENNIAL TEAM (park officials, IPAA, and cross-border advisers) determined that we would revise our centennial season timeline to June 2021 and run it through 2022. The international community deserves to recognize this historic milestone when the parks are open and available for their use.
Changing our timeline also fits into the history of its creation as our Peace Arch Founders began their journey to create the Arch in 1914. They're were delayed in their efforts by WW1 and the Spanish Flu Pandemic that followed. International fundraising resumed in 1919, and construction on the Arch began in the summer of 1920. We start our journey to walk in the footsteps of our forefathers as we honor and remember them.