2018 Peace Park Assembly - Hands Across the Border Conference
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.
Early Bird registration through August 22 - $85.00
Regular registration through September 22 - $100.00
For any questions, please contact Tom Esch at 406-250-5311 or by email at email@example.com.
Community Service Project
Interested in helping on the community service project? This year, the project is painting/staining the benches and bridge at the Two Medicine campground from Noon to 5pm on Friday September 21. Materials are provided, but volunteers are advised to wear work clothes and gloves. Contact project chair Tom Esch firstname.lastname@example.org or Alan Ruby email@example.com to sign up!
We are thrilled to return to Glacier Park Lodge from September 21st to 23rd this year!
There is a block of rooms at the lodge on hold just for our guests. Reach out to Glacier Park Collection’s reservations team to reserve your room. Ask for the “Hands Across the Border group” to get the rate. Reserve by July 22nd for the best availability.
Glacier Park Lodge
499 MT-49, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Call Center (844) 868-7474 7 days a week from 8-5 MDT, May 15 - September 15
40 rooms reserved for Rotary starting at $159
Lodging for Rotary Exchange Students
Brownies Hostel & Bakery
1020 HWY 49 East Glacier Park
Lodging and meals available for 30 students and chaperones. Student lodging and meal expenses are covered by the event for both Friday and Saturday nights. Same site the students stayed in 2016
Other lodging in East Glacier
Mountain Pine Motel
909 MT-49, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
25 rooms starting at $80, house with 2 bedrooms $180
Whistling Swan Motel
512 US-2, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
10 units starting at $90
Dancing Bears Inn
40 Montana Ave, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
17 rooms and 2 houses starting at $66
Sears Motel & Gift Shop
1023 Hwy 49N, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
16 hotel rooms from $125-$150
12 RV sites (including 6 coach sites) from $50-$75
East Glacier Motel and Cabins
1107 MT-49, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
6 motel rooms-starting at $118
5 cabins starting at $118
2 bungalows (6 people) $218
Y Lazy R RV Park
US-2, East Glacier Park, MT 59434
Y Lazy R RV Park covers about 3 acres, and it is covered with grass and with beautiful view of the mountains and Midvale Creek around the south edge. Two Medicine Lake is 12 miles and East Glacier Park is on the south edge of the road. This makes a nice place to stay and visit the park. You can easily walk to Glacier Park Lodge and restaurants in the area. The Park has a large area grassed for tenting and a playground nearby. Our laundry facility has 17 commercial washers and dryers.
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Association