Maria dedicates her free time to Rotary and Peacebuilding Worldwide. As co-chair of the District 5080 Peacebuilder Action Team, Maria educates and inspires district leadership, clubs and Rotarians to engage in peacebuilding activities. Maria is looking forward to her presidential years of the WGIPPA in 2022-2024 where we will kick off the 10-year countdown to the 100-year anniversary of the creation of the first International Peace Park.
On June 18, 1932, US and Canadian Rotarian’s partnered to incorporate the first international peace park in the world, Waterton Glacier International Peace Park. It was a natural place to create such a park, Century’s before the first peoples of the land recognized this as a “Place of Peace”. Rotarian’s engaged the governments of 2 nations to honour this fundamental truth, and the park was created. This was an evolutionary step.
Today, on this sacred land, once again we are called to take evolutionary steps. We, the Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Association, continue to grow with this vision and engage in peacebuilding activities. Join us as we look at peacebuilding efforts in the park and beyond.
Waterton Glacier International Peace Park Association