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The Fort Vancouver National Trust will be presenting the 2014 Columbia River Concours d’Elegance, Sunday, August 3, 2014 along Officers Row on the grounds of historic Fort Vancouver in Vancouver, Washington. The venue is just across the river from Portland, Oregon making the event easily accessible for the automobile enthusiasts from around the state or around the country.

Over 100 classic cars restored to showroom polish will be on display on the grounds of Officers Row. “The Concours is not a speed event, but one of elegance and excellence,” said Columbia River Concours founder Keith Ansell, “Vehicles are judged for their historical accuracy, their technical merit, elegance, and style. The best receive the recognition and awards they deserve.”

Awards for Best in Show, Best in Class, and Second and Third in Class will be presented. The Senior or Special Judge may also give “Specialty Awards” for cars of unusual merit. 

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The City of Vancouver will be hosting Clark County’s first open street event on Sunday, August 18, 2013 from 11am to 4pm.  People of all walks of life, organizations and businesses are encouraged to take to the streets, have some active fun and meet your neighbors.  Sunday Streets Alive, presented by Kaiser Permanente, will open up a series of streets for the community to walk, bicycle, skate, run, dance, play games, and more. There will also be six activity areas along the route that will have food, vendors, entertainment, and activities for the whole family.

This year’s event will be on the west side of Vancouver and features a 4.2 mile route that will take you through downtown, past Fort Vancouver and Officer’s Row, up to Clark College and Marshall Center, over to Uptown Village and John Ball Park, and then back downtown. Participants can hop onto the route at any spot along the way and enjoy this free event. The city is currently looking for volunteers to help make Sunday Streets Alive a huge success. For details about activities, vendors, and to get involved, visit www.sundaystreetsalive.org and www.facebook.com/sundaystreetsalive.

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