2015 PDBA Western Dragon Boat Racing Championships this weekend on Vancouver Lake
by DIwpBacon on July 30, 2015
Vancouver has been chosen by the Pacific Dragon Boat Association (PDBA) as the site of the 2015 PDBA Western Region Dragon Boat Racing Championships. Over 2,000 athletes, coaches and supporters, many from outside the area are expected to attend the regatta. Elite club teams train year round to prepare for this world class event. The host club is Vancouver Lake Crew who has partnered with Double Fifth Dragon.
This year, in addition to the elite crews attempting to qualify for the International Dragon Boat Federation World Championships, Corporate, Community and Recreational Teams will compete against each other in Paddle West Championship for the West Coast. These added divisions allow all dragon boat teams a chance to compete against crews of similar ability.
Spectators are welcome to the view the races which take place all day, Saturday, Aug. 1, and Sunday, Aug. 2. Visit the PDBA website for more information: www.pdbausa.org/events/134-2015_pdba_regional_club_crew_championships.
Jaime Herrera Beutler to host free Senior Resource Fair Aug. 5
Posted July 30th, 2015
Jaime Herrera Beutler is hosting a Southwest Washington Senior Resource Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 5, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. at the Armed Forces Reserve Center in Vancouver. The Senior Resource Fair is free and open to any resident of Southwest Washington. It will allow seniors and their families to connect with a variety of useful experts and organization.
“I want to make it easy for seniors in Southwest Washington to connect with the resources that can help them pursue their goals and enrich their lives,” says Herrera Beutler. “As I travel around and talk to people in our region, I regularly learn about services that can help mature residents, whether they are still in the workforce, retired, starting a second career or seeking assistance with their health. My goal is to put information about these useful opportunities in the hands of residents, and help them thrive throughout their lives.”
Experts and information will be available regarding mature learning opportunities, starting a business or non-profit, volunteer opportunities, financial planning resources, Social Security and Medicare assistance, the Department of Veterans Affairs and more. An updated list of participating resources will be available in the coming days at www.jhb.house.gov.
Bridgeview elects officers
Posted July 30th, 2015
Kevin Witte was elected Vice Chair of the Bridgeview Board of Directors at their July 7 meeting. Joan Caley was elected Secretary/Treasurer. Witte and Caley join Chair Roy Johnson as the officers for the nonprofit organization. Johnson, who is Executive Director of the Vancouver Housing Authority, has served as the Bridgeview Chair since 2012.
Witte is the Clark College Associate Vice President of Economic and Community Development. He also serves on the board of the Southwest Washington Regional Health Alliance. Caley is a registered nurse on the nursing faculties of the University of Portland and Washington State University. She also serves on the Clark County Public Health Advisory Council and as a commissioner for the Vancouver Housing Authority. Both Witte and Caley have served on the Bridgeview board since 2013.
Since 2012 Bridgeview has been partnering with more than 90 community agencies and organizations to develop a systemic approach to breaking the cycle of poverty through stable housing, self-reliance, and improved quality of life for the people of Clark County. To learn more, contact Bridgeview at 360-993-9563.