Feb 272013


(This is the first post from the Hammond Girl Guides. We hope they will be regular contributors to the Hammond Neighbours website.)

Hands Across the Border is an event that takes place at the international Peace Arch border every second Sunday in June. This event has been going on for 90 years and they have only canceled it because of World War 2 (for 2 years) and the major construction for the border (for 2 years).

If you don’t know what Hands Across the Border is it’s when Girl Scouts, Boy Scouts and other youth groups get the chance to trade crafts and meet with new people. The twist to this is that the people you get to meet are from Canada and America so it’s not just you meeting the same people from your district.

I’ve been in the Guiding community for 6 years now and I’ve been to Hands Across the Border 4 times and it has to be one of my favourite things about being in Guiding. Unfortunately this year a press release was sent out saying that due to lack of volunteers and money Hands across the border will be permanently canceled.

Cheyenne, 1st Port Hammond Pathfinders

(Guiders Note: Cheyenne is hoping to organize an event to help save Hands Across the Border which has been a favourite event for many girls in Port Hammond District. Look for updates!)

photo by: Aidan Jones
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