PeaceArch Dedication Day this Saturday

Published on Thu, Sep 7, 2006 by ara Nelson

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Peace Arch Dedication Day this Saturday

By Tara Nelson

It was September 6, 1921 when Sam Hill originally dedicated the Peace Arch monument.

Eighty-five year later, the U.S./Canadian Peace Arch Anniversary Association (USCPAA), a non-profit group that organizes the international sculpture exhibition at Peace Arch Park, is celebrating that moment in history.
Events include a rededication ceremony on Saturday, September 9
from 1 to 4 p.m., with the official ceremony beginning at 1:30 p.m. said Christina Alexander, president of the organization.

The event is part of the USCPAA’s annual Peace Arch Dedication Days, a week-long celebration of the history of the Peace Arch and will include a visit from Hill and Queen of Romania look alikes, Vivian Campin and Blaine mayor Mike Myers, as well as other city officials.

The rededication will also include 1920s period costumes, children’s activities and an antique car show.

For more information, call 332-7165.