Events Tag http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/Latest.html Mon, 22 May 2017 10:16:54 -0700 en-gb Celebrating Freedom for Free at this Year’s Independence Day at Fort Vancouver Presented by Bank of America http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/celebrating-freedom-for-free-at-this-year-s-independence-day-at-fort-vancouver-presented-by-bank-of-america.html http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/celebrating-freedom-for-free-at-this-year-s-independence-day-at-fort-vancouver-presented-by-bank-of-america.html

The general public will be able to “Celebrate Freedom for Free” this year on the 4th of July, with no admission charge to Independence Day at Fort Vancouver presented by Bank of America. It will be “all about the fireworks,” according the Fort Vancouver National Trust.

While in the past this was a full day event, attendees are encouraged to come for the evening, claim their spot on the lawn, and enjoy a variety of vendors and live music starting at 6 p.m. in anticipation of a spectacular fireworks show at 10 p.m.

“After conducting an assessment of the event’s structure and costs, and reviewing feedback from participant surveys, the Trust recognized that the fireworks show is the element most valued by the community. We’re focusing on that - giving our audience what they most want,” said Trust President & CEO Mike True.

“The Trust is committed to a tradition that began more than 50 years ago, by staging one of the region’s largest and most memorable fireworks displays,” said True. The fireworks launch up to 500 feet high, cover a radius of 500 feet wide, and feature unique special effects. The 2017 display will once again be staged from Pearson Air Field and synchronized to music.

“Bank of America is honored to be the presenting sponsor of Independence Day at Fort Vancouver for the eighth year in a row. Supporting this terrific community event is something our local employees are really proud to be a part of, and our customers and clients are excited about, too,” said David K. Reiter, a Vancouver-based U.S. Trust Private Client Manager at Bank of America. “In fact, going back more than 100 years, Bank of America has a strong tradition of supporting causes and events that are important to the local neighborhoods we serve here in Clark County — and the Fort Vancouver fireworks is just one of the many investments we’re making towards strengthening the local community.”

There will be a ticketed Prime Viewing area, where attendees will have unobstructed front-row view of the fireworks and a 4th of July picnic dinner buffet. Prime Viewing tickets are $50 for guests 18 and over, $25 for those under 18, and free for 5 and under. Prime Viewing tickets are available at fortvan.org/fourth.

“Vehicle access will be restricted beginning at 8 a.m. and entry gates will be in place. Bags will be checked all day,” said Program Manager Natalie Hantho. “But we encourage people to come after 6 p.m.” The Trust is implementing a “$5 for the Fireworks” campaign. A suggested donation of $5 will be collected at the gates from those who wish to contribute to the cost of the show.

Getting to the event is convenient with help from C-Tran. Hop on one of C-Tran’s FREE shuttles running every 15 minutes from the north side of the Vancouver Mall to the fireworks display between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Return service will be available immediately following the fireworks show.

Paid parking lots will be available to the east and west of Fort Vancouver and all downtown metered parking is free for the holiday.

With the loss of revenue due to the ban on sale of retail fireworks in the city limits, the City of Vancouver has approved a lodging tax grant to support this year’s event. This event would not be possible without the generous financial support of sponsors. The Fort Vancouver National Trust thanks presenting sponsor Bank of America, as well as Waste Connections, Alaska Airlines, AMR, and Homewood Suites. Special thanks to the event media partners, including Comcast, KGW, 98.7 The Bull, Alpha Media, and The Columbian.

For more information, to purchase Prime Viewing tickets, or to volunteer, visit www.fortvan.org/fourth, email events@fortvan.org, or call 360-992-1804.

About Bank of America

At Bank of America, our focus on Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) factors is critical to fulfilling our purpose of helping make people’s financial lives better. Our commitment to growing our business responsibly is embedded in every aspect of our company. It is demonstrated in the inclusive and supportive workplace we create for our employees, the responsible products and services we offer our customers, and the impact we help create around the world in helping local economies thrive. An important part of this work is forming strong partnerships across sectors - including community and environmental advocate groups, as well as non-profits – in order to bring together our collective networks and expertise to achieve greater impact.  Learn more at www.bankofamerica.com/about and connect with us on Twitter at @BofA_News.

For more Bank of America news, visit the Bank of America Newsroom. www.bankofamerica.com.

 


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natalie.hantho@fortvan.org (Natalie Hantho) Celebrate Freedom Programs Wed, 10 May 2017 16:06:56 -0700
Washington Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib will be keynote speaker at Marshall Awards http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/washington-lieutenant-governor-cyrus-habib-will-be-keynote-speaker-at-marshall-awards.html http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/washington-lieutenant-governor-cyrus-habib-will-be-keynote-speaker-at-marshall-awards.html The Fort Vancouver National Trust announced the keynote speaker at this year’s General George C. Marshall Leadership Award ceremony will be Washington Lieutenant Governor, Cyrus Habib. Tickets are still available at www.fortvan.org/marshallawards.

Lieutenant Governor Habib was born in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved with his family to Washington state at the age of eight. He grew up in east King County and graduated from the Bellevue International School before attending Columbia University, Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar, and Yale Law School.

After receiving his law degree, Lieutenant Governor Habib returned to Washington state to practice law at Perkins Coie, the region’s largest law firm, where he helped startup technology companies raise venture capital funds and license their software.

Before being elected as Washington state’s 16th Lieutenant Governor in 2016, Cyrus Habib represented east King County in the Washington state Senate, where he served as Democratic Whip and a member of the Democratic leadership team. Prior to that, he served as a member of the state House of Representatives.

A three-time cancer survivor, Lieutenant Governor Habib has been fully blind since age eight. His parents emigrated to the U.S. from Iran before he was born, and he is both the first and only Iranian-American official to hold statewide elected office in the United States. The Washington Post has named him one of the top 40 rising political stars under the age of 40.

The Marshall Awards Ceremony is on Wednesday, March 22 at the Providence Academy. In addition to Lt. Governor Habib’s keynote address, a youth and an adult leader in our community will be recognized for demonstrating qualities that reflect the values and characteristics of General George C. Marshall. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. For more information contact the Fort Vancouver National Trust at 360-992-1804 or visit www.fortvan.org/marshallawards to purchase tickets.

About the Marshall Adult & Youth Leadership Awards
The Marshall Adult & Youth Leadership Awards, honoring the legacy of General George C. Marshall, are sponsored by Riverview Community Bank and organized by the Fort Vancouver National Trust as one of its many Celebrate Freedom programs. This is the 17th year honoring the youth in our community and the 28th year honoring our public leaders. From 1936 to 1938 when Marshall lived in Vancouver, he was a Brigadier General and served as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks. During World War II, Marshall served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He was Secretary of State (1947-1949) and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild the economies of Europe and the Pacific nations after the war.


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natalie.hantho@fortvan.org (Natalie Hantho) Celebrate Freedom Programs Mon, 13 Mar 2017 09:47:22 -0700
2017 Marshall Leadership Award Nominees Announced http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/2017-marshall-leadership-award-nominees-announced.html http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/2017-marshall-leadership-award-nominees-announced.html

Eight Clark County residents have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Adult Leadership Award, and 22 Clark County high school seniors have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. The two 2017 award recipients will be announced at a ceremony at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 22 at the Providence Academy. The keynote speaker at this year's General George C. Marshall Leadership Award ceremony will be Washington Lieutenant Governor, Cyrus Habib. Tickets are available at www.fortvan.org/marshallawards.

The Marshall Adult & Youth Leadership Awards, honoring the legacy of General George C. Marshall, are sponsored by Riverview Community Bank and organized by the Fort Vancouver National Trust as one of its many Celebrate Freedom programs. This is the 17th year honoring the youth in our community and the 28th year honoring adult leaders. From 1936 to 1938 when Marshall lived in Vancouver, he was a Brigadier General and served as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks. During World War II, Marshall served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He was Secretary of State (1947-1949) and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild the economies of Europe and the Pacific nations after the war.

"General Marshall's contributions to our world, nation, and region provide a lasting example of selfless service and leadership that are in high demand today. His characteristics of honesty, integrity, strong work ethic and humility set an inspirational framework for the leaders of today and the up and coming leaders. This year, we received several outstanding candidates from across Clark County that exemplify some of the traits of General Marshall. It is inspiring to see the talented and capable leaders that live and work here in Clark County," said Phil Haberthur, chair of the Marshall Public Leadership Award selection committee.

Nominees for the 2017 General George C. Marshall Adult Leadership Award are:
Katie Archer, Archer Public Affairs
D. Max Ault, Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC)
Alex Major, Army National Guard - EHS DECA
Whitney McMillin, Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of SW WA
Sean Philbrook, Identity Clark County
Michael Pond, Young Democrats of Clark County
Bradley Richardson, Clark County Historical Museum
Jenny Thompson, Police Activities League

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The Adult Leadership Award recipient will receive a scholarship to participate in the Leadership Clark County program, and a scholarship to tour the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia and visit Washington, D.C. The recipient also will participate in Celebrate Freedom programs throughout the year and will have opportunities to meet with local elected officials.

The recipients are selected by the Marshall Selection Committee, which consists of community members and is chaired by Phil Haberthur. Other committee members are Dr. Leslie Burger, retired Army general; Larry Smith, retired Mayor pro tempore; Maggie Traverso, Riverview Community Bank; and previous Marshall Award Recipients, Jordan Boldt and Paige Spratt. Selection is based on, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to public service, academic achievement, and potential for an ongoing active role in public service.

Nominees for the 2017 Marshall Youth Leadership Award are:

Morgan Dunn, Camas High School
Sydney Fox-Middleton, Vancouver iTech Preparatory
Sydney Friauf, Skyview High School
Dana Fulham, Skyview High School
Andrew Hill , Henrietta Lacks Health and Bioscience High School
William Janney, Vancouver iTech Preparatory
Nick Jokela, Columbia Adventist Academy, Youth Commission
Nicholas Krane, Skyview High School
Isaac Larson, Skyview High School
Ethan Mayers, Hudson's Bay High School
Sarah Mitchell, Mountain View High School
Sophie Muro, Camas High School
Courtney Nuttal-Nester, Hudson's Bay High School
Alyssa Peterson, Cedar Tree Classical Christian School
Julieta Rendon-Mendoza, Union High School
Aidan Ryan, Seton Catholic High School
Alexis Sabatini, Camas High School
Daniel Scalberg, Union High School
Benjamin Shannon, Battle Ground High School
Morgan Ustick, Ridgefield High School
Akiva Wells, Hudson's Bay High School
Ernesto Zurita, Heritage High School

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The Youth Leadership Award recipient will receive a $2,500 college scholarship, a $500 paid summer internship in the Trust's Celebrate Freedom office, opportunity to meet with local elected representatives, opportunity to participate in Celebrate Freedom events including Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, Flag Day at Fort Vancouver and Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver.

The recipients are selected by the Marshall Youth Award Selection Committee, which is co-chaired by Marshall Public Leadership Award Recipients, Tom Hagley, Jr. and Dr. Mike Stromme and includes community members Sharon Pesut, Richard Keller, and Paige Spratt. Selection is based on the nominee's activities and projects demonstrating the values of General Marshall represented as one of America's leading citizens and soldiers.


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natalie.hantho@fortvan.org (Natalie Hantho) Celebrate Freedom Programs Thu, 02 Mar 2017 09:58:00 -0800
Partnership with Providence Employees Brings Color To Providence Academy http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/partnership-with-providence-employees-brings-color-to-providence-academy.html http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/partnership-with-providence-employees-brings-color-to-providence-academy.html

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Employees from Providence Health and Services will volunteer to conduct a cleanup and planting of colorful flowers on the property of the Providence Academy (400 E. Evergreen Blvd., Vancouver WA.)from 2 to 5 p.m. on Thursday, May 26. The employees are members of ProvNext, an organized networking group of professionals within Providence Health & Services.

"This planting not only gives the historic Providence Academy a springtime facelift, it symbolizes new beginnings for the property," said Fort Vancouver National Trust President and CEO, Mike True. The Academy was awarded $1 million out of the Washington state supplemental budget in April, to replace the roof and repair the front porches of the 143-year-old building. That work is scheduled to begin this summer. "We are grateful for our friendship and partnership with Providence, and for their heartfelt commitment to this beautiful Vancouver landmark."

Over 20 ProvNext volunteers will plant about 100 annuals and perennials. The plants and five yards of bark dust are being donated to the cause by LandCare in Tigard, Oregon. The plants will be arranged within the heart-shaped grassy area that is encircled by the original carriage turnaround at the Academy entrance. It was made in the shape of a heart by Mother Joseph, who designed and built the Academy, to represent the Sisters of the Sacred Heart.

"ProvNext organizes group service projects and events designed to serve the local community," said Eric Robinson, Providence Health & Services, Oregon -- Strategic Management Services.
"The Providence Academy Clean-up/Beautification of the Sacred Heart event is a great example of just such a community-oriented project."

Providence Academy was designed, constructed, and opened as the first "House of Providence" in 1873 by Mother Joseph and the Sisters of the Sacred Heart who traveled to Vancouver from Montreal, Canada. The Academy served an orphanage and school, and now is home to 65 small business tenants. The chapel and ballroom are available for events and weddings.

"For the residents of this community, the Academy is a significant reminder of the early days of the Pacific Northwest. For People of Providence, the House of Providence holds great significance in our heritage, tradition and culture as an organization," said Robinson. "The more we learn and understand the fundamental depth and importance of Providence Academy to the past and to our ongoing Mission, the more invested we feel in working to ensure that this sacred landmark is preserved in honor of Mother Joseph and the pioneering Sisters of Providence. The opportunity to partner with the Fort Vancouver Trust on this cleanup project not only benefits the community with a beautiful area to relax and enjoy, it deepens our connection to our history and the amazing group of women who came before us to serve the Northwest. We hope to form a lasting relationship with the Trust and look forward to contributing to the conservation of this beautiful property."

This event has inspired a next level of interest, in a proposed project with the Fort Vancouver Rose Society. They are hoping to propagate roses to plant at the Providence Academy landscaping project. The roses are from the era in which the Academy was built, and are currently growing in the Heritage Rose Garden at the O. O. Howard House, on Officers Row.

About ProvNext:

"ProvNext", is an organized professional networking group and has established a venue for motivated professionals within Providence to connect and network across the organization. With a primary focus on building long-term business relationships that lead to a sense of community, this group provides members with growth and development opportunities in line with the Mission and core values of Providence Health & Services. Members are People of Providence who live that Mission and are called to serve as future leaders in the organization.

 

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toni.wise@fortvan.org (Toni Wise) The Academy Tue, 31 May 2016 10:40:24 -0700
2016 Marshall Public & Youth Leadership Award Nominees Announced http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/2016-marshall-public-youth-leadership-award-nominees-announced.html http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/2016-marshall-public-youth-leadership-award-nominees-announced.html

Five Clark County residents have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Public Leadership Award and 37 Clark County High School Seniors have been nominated for the General George C. Marshall Youth Leadership Award. The 2016 award recipients will be announced at a ceremony at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9 at the Fort Vancouver Artillery Barracks Building, followed by a dinner reception. The ceremony will be televised later on CVTV. For more information contact the Fort Vancouver National Trust at 360-992-1804 or visit www.fortvan.org/marshallawards.

The Marshall Public & Youth Leadership Awards, honoring the legacy of General George C. Marshall, are sponsored by Riverview Community Bank and organized by the Fort Vancouver National Trust as one of its many Celebrate Freedom programs. This is the 15th year honoring the youth in our community and the 27th year honoring our public leaders. From 1936 to 1938 when Marshall lived in Vancouver, he was a Brigadier General and served as Commander of the 5th Infantry Brigade at Vancouver Barracks. During World War II, Marshall served as the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army. He was Secretary of State (1947-1949) and was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for his work on the Marshall Plan, which helped rebuild the economies of Europe and the Pacific nations after the war.

“General Marshall’s contributions to our world, nation, and region provide a lasting example of selfless service and leadership that are in high demand today. His characteristics of honesty, integrity, strong work ethic and humility set an inspirational framework for the leaders of today and the up and coming leaders. This year, we received several outstanding candidates from across Clark County that exemplify some of the traits of General Marshall. It is inspiring to see the talented and capable leaders that live and work here in Clark County,” said Phil Haberthur, chair of the Marshall Public Leadership Award selection committee.

Nominees for the 2016 Marshall Public Leadership Award are:

Chelsea Chunn, SW Washington Workforce Development Council

Craig Ebersole, Clark College

Scott Schachterle, SEH America

Paige Spratt, Schwabe, Williamson & Wyatt

Jessica Tijerina-Turpeinen, A Merry Heart Events, Owner

The Public Leadership Award recipient will receive a scholarship to participate in the Leadership Clark County program, and a scholarship to tour the Marshall Foundation in Lexington, Virginia and visit Colonial Williamsburg and Washington, D.C. The recipient also will participate in Celebrate Freedom programs throughout the year and will have opportunities to meet with local elected officials.

The recipients are selected by the Marshall Selection Committee, which consists of community members and is chaired by Phil Haberthur. Other committee members are Dr. Leslie Burger, retired Army general; Larry Smith, retired Mayor pro tempore; Maggie Traverso, Riverview Community Bank; Sheryl Beauchaine; and previous Marshall Award Recipients, John McIlvain, Jordan Boldt, and John Blom. Selection is based on, demonstrated leadership ability, commitment to public service, academic achievement, and potential for an ongoing active role in public service.

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Nominees for the 2016 Marshall Youth Leadership Award are:

Autumn Beck Fort Vancouver High School

Thomas Brennan Hockinson High School

Elizabeth Bronder Hudson's Bay High School

Hallie Brosius Hockinson High School

Kellen Butler Battle Ground High School

Leticia Chacon Fort Vancouver High School

Astrid DuBois Vancouver iTech Preparatory

Jorie Freitag Seton Catholic High School

Trey Gullickson Prairie High School

Jourdan Hale Mountain View High School

Kaitlyn Hill Vancouver iTech Preparatory

Aléna Jarvis Battle Ground High School

Meleah Kainu King's Way Christian High School

Patrick Keller Prairie High School

Makena Kerr Fort Vancouver High School

Sarah Kleier Columbia River High School

Ethan Knight Mountain View High School

Christina Lundy Mountain View High School

Matthew McBroom Hudson's Bay High School

Mackenna McClone Seton Catholic High School

Deanna Medina Fort Vancouver High School

Jenna Melanson La Center High School

Christopher Mitchell Mountain View High School

Cassidy Moe Union High School

Nerissa Morrow Evergreen High School

Xuan Nhi T. Nguyen Fort Vancouver High School

Scout Osborne La Center High School

Sequoia Pullella-Barca Vancouver iTech Preparatory

Clayton Rajewich King's Way Christian High School

Tristan Ryan Seton Catholic High School

Zachary Sandoval iTech Preparatory

Courtney Schmit Vancouver iTech Preparatory

Emily Torjusen Vancouver iTech Preparatory

Emily Turcic King's Way Christian High School

Anais Urias Seton Catholic High School

Max VanArnam Ridgefield High School

Makenzie Wilson Vancouver iTech Preparatory

The Youth Leadership Award recipient will receive a $2,500 college scholarship, a $500 paid summer internship in the Trust’s Celebrate Freedom office, opportunity to meet with local elected representatives, opportunity to participate in Celebrate Freedom events including Independence Day at Fort Vancouver, Flag Day at Fort Vancouver and Veterans Parade at Fort Vancouver, and a biography of General George C. Marshall.

The recipients are selected by the Marshall Youth Award Selection Committee, which is co-chaired by Marshall Public Leadership Award Recipients, Tom Hagley, Jr. and Dr. Mike Stromme and includes community members Sharon Pesut, Twyla Barnes, and Paula Martin. Selection is based on the nominee's activities and projects demonstrating the values of General Marshall represented as one of America’s leading citizens and soldiers.

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natalie.hantho@fortvan.org (Natalie Hantho) Celebrate Freedom Programs Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:23:28 -0800
President’s Column http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/president-s-column.html http://fortvan.org/News-Blog/president-s-column.html There are times when an exceptional opportunity arises for an organization that not only contributes significantly to its mission, but also provides tremendous community benefit. The Trust's agreement with the Hidden brothers to acquire the Academy is clearly such a circumstance.


There is no more important historic structure in the region, if not the Northwest, and the connection between the Fort Vancouver National Site, Mother Joseph and the Academy is deeply intertwined. Accordingly, while our campaign to raise $16 million in a year for the acquisition and restoration of the Academy is ambitious, the importance of the undertaking is undeniable.


With the Trust's extensive experience in managing, restoring and preserving the historic buildings on Officers Row and in the West Barracks, we are uniquely suited to incorporate the Academy in our operations. Based on the Trust's record of sustainable property management and development, we know that the Academy's future will be well secured.


As the third and final owner of the Academy, the Trust will continue the stewardship of this most historic property, and will continue to tell the story of Mother Joseph and the Sisters of Providence and their tremendous contributions, not only to the city of Vancouver, but the entire Pacific Northwest.


Our capital campaign is underway, and we have already received enthusiastic responses from those who realize the importance of preserving this iconic building. By those who appreciate the potential economic development benefit of the Academy and its adjoining seven acres to downtown Vancouver and the Fort Vancouver National Site, to those who understand the importance of preserving the history embodied within its walls, and from those who value the legacy of Mother Joseph's incomparable record of service and accomplishment.


We hope that you will also join us in this campaign to continue our community's legacy.


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Cara.Cantonwine@fortvan.org (Cara Cantonwine) President’s Column Wed, 14 Mar 2012 15:14:54 -0700