International Peace Arch Association (IPAA)
Dedicated to the heritage and preservation of the Peace Arch and the International Park.
Former Vice President, Larry Manley recalls: "As child I remember growing up in Port Orchard and being allowed to go on a BIG field trip. I was in the fourth grade, and like many others my age had an older brother and uncle involved in the Vietnam war. The field trip involved meeting a class from B.C. to have lunch and play, discovering that we had similarities with kids our own age from another country.The meeting occurred at Peace Arch Park and with the field trip it was explained about the peaceful relationship these two great nations shared. I can remember It was the first time I understood what Peace is. It had a major impact on me. I am now 42 and remember it well."
Former Vice President
Since being founded in 1995, we have assisted the park systems in meeting international parks needs. We produce annual events and publications that enhance park visitors experience while developing a greater awareness, understanding and appreciation for the international parks.
The Nineteenth Annual Peace Arch Park International Sculpture Exhibition will run from May 1st, to October 1st, 2016.
April 24th, 2016 help us celebrate the 2nd
International Day of Sculpture!
International Peace Arch 95th Anniversary Commemorations were held on on Tuesday September 6th, 2016.
Peace is a Gift for All Seasons
Peace Arch State and Provincial Parks are located on the USA Canada Border between Blaine, WA, USA and Douglas BC, Canada.
Give the gift of Peace! Support the Peace Arch Associations Annual Programs!
The HOLIDAY WINTER LIGHT DISPLAY serves as a reminder of the important history of the Peace Arch as we honor this years 95th anniversary of its 1921 dedication. The display commemorates its unique history, for when the Peace Arch was dedicated it was illuminated by lights similiar to the Parliment Buildings in Victoria, BC.
As we move toward the centennial of the Peace Arch in 2021, we are proposing a special "Holiday Winter Lights Illumination" of the Peace Arch to be held for two weeks annually beginning this December 20th, through January 3, 2017, leading up to 2021. It is a fitting tribute to the history of the Peace Arch and the founders of this globally known Peace Monument.
The International Peace Arch Association (IPAA) is asking you to support our proposal to Washington State Parks and British Columbia Parks. We need to show international cross border community support for this project. The project details are outlined below: