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Camas Days Festival this weekend

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Each year during the Camas Days Festival, downtown Camas plays host to an array of family activities, live music, and great food and local wine and beer. This year, the festival is set for Friday, July 25 and Saturday, July 26 in conjuction with the annual Ducky Derby and the Lacamas Lake Half Marathon and 5K. For detailed information, including a schedule of events, click here.

Visitors should expect to see arts and craft vendors, a gated wine and microbrew street, a food street, concerts in the park, a kids parade and a main parade, a kids’ activities street, a softball tournament, and the famous bathtub races in front of Camas City Hall, 616 N.E. Fourth Ave. in downtown Camas.

The festival has been an annual tradition for over 40 years. It is held on the fourth Friday and Saturday in July, and regularly draws 10 to 15 thousand people. More information can be found on Facebook, here.

Relay for Life of Vancouver July 26 and 27

Monday, July 21st, 2014


The opening ceremony for the 26th annual Relay for Life of Vancouver kicks off at 10 a.m. this Saturday, July 26, at McLoughlin Middle School, 5802 MacArthur Blvd. in Vancouver. The American Cancer Society Relay for Life is a fundraising event that celebrate people who have battled cancer, remembers loved ones lost, and provides participants with an opportunity to fight back against the disease.

Relay for Life events are held overnight as individuals and teams camp out at an athletic track with the goal of keeping at least one team member on the track at all times. In addition to the relay, participants can expect a fun zone for both kids and adults, and a food cart gathering. The annual luminaria celebration will be held at 10 p.m.

A “fight back ceremony,” held at 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 27, gives Clark County residents the opportunity to make a pledge to take action in the fight against cancer. Pledges range from making lifestyle changes to reduce cancer risk, to volunteering for programs that help those battling cancer, to advocating that cancer be a priority for elected officials. For more information and to register a team, visit

Leadership Clark County seeks nominations for “2014 Outstanding Alumnus”

Monday, July 21st, 2014
Leadership Clark County (LCC) is accepting nominations for its 2014 Outstanding Alumnus Award. Nominees should be LCC alums who have worked to benefit the Clark County Community and supported LCC over the past 12 months. The deadline to submit is July 28.
Nominators should submit their name and contact information, the nominee’s name and email address; and a brief description of why the nominee deserves to be recognized as this year’s Outstanding Alum. More details, and a list of LCC alumni, are available at
Prior awardees include Sharon Pesut, Sharif Burdzik, Troy Van Dinter and Debra Hentz. The winner will be chosen by an alumni selection committee and honored at LCC’s October celebration. Current LCC board members are ineligible.
For more information, contact Executive Director Denise Smith, at director@leadershipclarkcounty.com360-567-1085, or visit

Find Waldo in Vancouver through July

Monday, July 21st, 2014


Where’s Waldo? In Vancouver, of course. The famous children’s book character in the striped shirt and black-rimmed specs is visiting twenty-six different local businesses and resources throughout Vancouver this July. Those who spot him can win prizes, including buttons, books, magic kits and more. Participating community businesses and resources include:

Sunrise Bagel; Vancouver Pie Company; Paper Tiger Coffee, Garside Florist; Bad Monkey Bike Shop; Kazoodles; Vancouver Water Resources Center; Vancouver Grocery Co-op; Arnada Naturals; Vancouver Pizza Island; Hobby; Village Pearl; Fort Vancouver Historic Site Bookshop; GamesPlay; Canine Utopia; Tiny Hiney’s; Orchards Feed; Ice Cream Renaissance; Beacock Music; Parkrose Hardware; Leonardo’s Pizza; Dave’s Killer Magic; Fiddlesticks Quilt Shop; Cruise-In Consignment; and Vintage Books.

Find Waldo is a great summer vacation activity, and a wonderful way for residents to support local business and the Shop Local movement. There is no charge to participate, and the hunt lasts for the entire month of July. For more information, call Vintage Books at 360-694-9519.