FATHER’S DAY BUFFET - SUNDAY, JUNE 19

The Peace Garden Cafe will be celebrating Father’s Day with a special Pizza and Ribs buffet from 11am-2pm.


BUFFET MENU

  • A variety of pizzas (including gluten free)
  • Bourbon glazed pork riblets
  • Homemade Macaroni & Cheese
  • Bacon Wrapped Pineapple
  • Caesar Salad
  • Pretzel Bites with Cheese Sauce
  • A variety of salad choices
  • An assortment of mouthwatering pies and decadent cake


COSTS

  • $20 per adult 
  • $10 for kids 12 and under


Reservations not required, but are recommended.

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ART EXHIBIT – FOREST ROYALTY

JUNE 1-30

Forest Royalty is a story of seeking the divine and connecting with those whose wisdom is seemingly too sweet for this world. “I trace star maps. I crown the Bear. The Owl calls my name. Insects remind me that the cycle of life always brings new birth and hope. In my heart, and in my life, I honour the beasts who give grace and mercy and expect nothing in return.” – Kathleen Shellrude


Like nature, these pieces are multi-layered. The forest, the ocean, as well as our modern world are layered with challenges and puzzles; not to be solved, but to be witnessed.


Entrance to the Peace Garden is by day pass or membership.

Located in the Conservatory building, 10am-6pm daily

TRIVIA NIGHT IN THE CAFÉ

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Trivia will begin at 7pm in the IPG Cafe, teams of 4-6 people, lots of prizes to be won, come early and take advantage of our appetizer specials in the cafe. Teams can sign up by calling the gift shop (ext 125) or emailing cafe@peacegarden.com

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PEACE GARDEN WORKER BEES

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

We are looking for Worker Bees of all ages and abilities. We ask that kids under the age of 16 be accompanied by a parent or adult. Our volunteer program opportunities are wide-ranging and include tour guides, informational greeters, general maintenance and handyman help (painting & small repairs like picnic tables, etc), garden helpers, front gate workers, and event support. We also have opportunities for group workdays and individual hours of service every day of the week. Let us know how you are able to help and we can identify projects that align with your values.


Worker Bees that contribute more than 6 hours of service will receive an annual membership at a 50% reduced rate and a free t-shirt. Additional discounts on special programming and an invite to the appreciation picnic are also a benefit of volunteer service.


Volunteer at the International Peace Garden - Join the Worker Bees

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PLANTING DAY – SATURDAY, JUNE 25

Volunteer with us! We’re looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteers to help us clean up the flower beds, trails, and facilities for springtime! Join our team to have fun, give back to the community, and make new friends!



Register to volunteer June 25.

SUMMER CELEBRATION WEEKEND July 1-4



Canada Day and 4th of July

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Peace Garden Triathlon

July 2-3


Grab some friends and sign up for the Peace Garden triathlon. Registration deadline is June 28.


  • Mixed team relay
  • Kids of Steel Duathlon 
  • Sprint Triathlon (world qualifier)
  • Sprint Duathlon


Register now.

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CHILDREN’S NATURE PLAY AREA

GRAND OPENING

SATURDAY, JULY 2 • 4PM

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Join us in the Grand Opening of the Children's Nature Play Area. Distinct animal habitat play zones nestled into an existing forest grove will encourage fun and imaginative play while teaching about the animals, plants, history and indigenous culture of the Turtle Mountains through a storytelling approach. Components will include climbing nets in the turtle area; bridges, dams and lodges in the beaver zone; and a wolf-themed gathering circle with a granite boulder fire ring at its center. 

 

An advisory group from the local indigenous communities is developing interpretive content throughout the play area to engage children with traditional stories and teachings. The project has used locally available natural materials wherever possible and limited synthetic or prefabricated play equipment. The play area is centrally located near the formal channel and the Conservatory complex, connecting the three attractions as a center for family activity.


OLD-FASHIONED PICNIC

SUNDAY, JULY 3 • 3-8PM

90th Anniversary Dinner Series - Old Fashioned Picnic

Join us as we celebrate our 90th Anniversary all year long with our 90th Anniversary Dinner Series.


We have an action packed afternoon planned with classic picnic activities such as three legged races, carnival games, face painting, kite flying and  even a PIE EATING CONTEST!! 


An over the top buffet meal will complete the festivities and fill your tummies!

  • Bacon Cheeseburger Sliders
  • Fried Chicken 
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Baked Beans
  • Potato Salad and a large variety of salads
  • Watermelon and much more
  • Ice cream sundae bar with delicious

 

COSTS

  • $30 per adult
  • $15 Children 12 and under


Reservations not required, but are recommended.

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Gate Admission


Entrance to the Peace Garden is by day pass or membership. Make the most out of your visit and upgrade your $25 day pass to a $40 annual pass, good for 12 months from date of purchase.

WELCOME BACK CANADIANS

Visiting the International Peace Garden is considered international travel. You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information before and after your entry into Canada. It only takes minutes to help keep each other safe.

Learn more.

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Tim's Corner


It is the first full week of June and I cannot be prouder of our dedicated staff and volunteer base. The amount of work done out of public sight, out of regular hours and outside of "reasonable" weather is remarkable.

 

It is precisely this type of selfless, service-minded dedication that has made the Peace Garden one of the world's most unique and revered institutions through its first 90 years. A milestone we are celebrating all summer and specifically July 30-31!

 

This spring hit us with enough moisture to make up for the lack of water from the last couple of years. Add high winds and crippling ice, and we're still looking at months of clean up from Mother Nature's raucous April and May. 

 

As a non-profit, we are fortunate to receive operating grants from Manitoba and North Dakota. We are still always looking for additional support in a remote area made even more remote this year by rising fuel prices. 

 

Our staff digs in nonetheless! They clean up downed trees to ensure visitor safety while rushing to meticulously plant 80,000 annuals. The moisture brought additional challenges with flooding of key areas and buildings. Herbicide application and weed management also take countless hours in the sun when there are openings to get staff off mowers. 

 

If you happen to live locally, you get it. If not, rest assured we do all we can to get plants looking their best as early as possible. The Manitoba and North Dakota winter doesn't always allow that transition until well into June. 

 

And that is something to embrace! If you're fortunate to live close enough for regular visits, this resilient climate rewards us a magical if short summer season. Our team is busy pruning the perennials and trees for you to enjoy with their everchanging blooms into September. 

 

The annuals will hit peak bloom in July and August. Consider a June visit to see how the progression of music and arts-themed floral displays begins. The reward with each following visit is well worth it!



In peace,

Tim Chapman, CEO


Thank you for all of your help and support of the International Peace Garden.
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