Vancouver to celebrate Olympian Jordan Chiles with parade, key to the city

Event will be Sunday, starting with parade at 1 p.m.

VANCOUVER – The community is invited to come out and celebrate 2020 Olympic Games silver medal winning gymnast Jordan Chiles at Vancouver’s Olympian Homecoming Parade starting at 1 p.m. Sun., Aug. 22. 

The parade will start at the Dairy Queen in Uptown Village (2707 Main St.), travel down Main Street to West Sixth Street, and continue west on West Sixth Street where it will stop at Vancouver City Hall (415 W. Sixth St.). Spectators are welcome to stand on the sidewalk along Main Street to cheer Chiles during the parade. 

Jordan Chiles and her father Timothy share a moment together at a meet earlier this year. The Chiles family was not able to attend the Olympics. No foreign spectators were allowed this year. Photo courtesy Chiles family

Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle will then present Chiles with a Key to the City in a short ceremony outside city hall at about 1:20 p.m. The public is welcome to attend. Chiles will be available for photos and autographs after the Key to the City presentation. The parade will then continue back up Main Street and end at the Dairy Queen.

Vintage cars carrying Chiles and her family members and live music are being provided by the Slo Pok Car Club.

Three Vancouver-area hometown heroes competed in the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, this year. The city also invited Team USA Paralympian Yen Hoang (track and field) and Olympian Kara Winger (track and field) to participate in the parade, but both women are out of the country this month. The city will present each of them with a Key to the City later this fall.

Chiles graduated from Prairie High School in 2019. She competed in the vault, floor exercise and balance beam events at the summer Olympics and won a silver medal for Team USA in the women’s artistic all-around event.

Hoang graduated from Evergreen High School in 2015. She will compete in the 100-meter, 400-meter, 800-meter and 1,500-meter track and field events at this year’s Paralympic Games in Tokyo.

Winger graduated from Skyview High School in 2004. She is a four-time Olympian (2008, 2012, 2016 and 2020) and competed in the javelin throw event at this year’s Olympic Games.

Information provided by city of Vancouver.

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Vancouver Lady
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Vancouver Lady
1 month ago

And today Aug 26 is mother, Gina Chiles, self-surrender to the federal imprisonment system for her crimes. That is another extended, delayed date for self-surrender.
Did she extend again? And for what God-forsaken reason! COVID? She needs to be there for Jordan and the family to support their emotional needs? There are a thousand many reasons, so what now? . Need to go to prison, even if it is 1 month or 1 year and 1 day, whatever- JUST GO!
The parade is over!

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carrie s
1 month ago

Reply to Vancouver Lady:
Jordan had her celebratory homecoming parade.
Ok that was good & great for Jordan. Congratulations!
Yes, but now the parade is over. Get back to business for the mother.
As of 2pm PST, Aug 26, Gina Chiles, is ordered to self-surrender to the federal imprisonment (facility?) for her wire-fraud crime in which she embezzled $1.2 million from her clients from 2014-2018. 3 years supervision and to pay restitution.
That is what is known 2014-2018, $1.2 million. Who knows if it is there is more, but that is what was proven. The victims of her crime are watching if she will ask for another extension, what reason this time, or if she will get away with it. And if she serves time, how long is it really- full 1 yr, 1 month, or does she get out early. Probably early and she knows it. Every white collar criminal knows that, that is part of the game.

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