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OREGON CITY TEDDY BEAR PARADE, MAY 3RD, 2014

 
 

 2014 Grand Marshal:

Jerry Ryan

 
Bio – Jerry Ryan, MS, CRCJerry Ryan holds a Masters in Counseling from Portland State University and was awarded the twwo highest honors given to a student - University Commendation Award and University Award for Excellence. He is an Army veteran serving from 1976-1980. His background includes working on surgical teams at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, OHSU and St. Vincent Hospital. Jerry holds a PhD in Natural Health and has years of training in bodybuilding and martial arts. He has served as the President of the Oregon Chapter of the Paralyzed Veterans of America and President of the Oregon City Rotary Club Foundation. Jerry has worked with the Clackamas County Veterans’ Office, the Clackamas County Disability Advisory Board, City of Oregon City, City of Portland, and the Oregon City Chamber of Commerce on a variety of issues that impact the disabled, veteran, and senior communities. Jerry is currently a mental health therapist and Certified Rehabilitation Counselor in private practice and also provides free counseling for clients at the Clackamas Volunteers In Medicine Founders’ Clinic.  Jerry runs an Equine-Facilitated Psychotherapy program at Sycamore Lane Therapeutic Riding Center for individuals with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental health disorders.
 

2014 Junior Grand Marshal:

Maurie Harbick

 
Maurie Harbick is a Sophomore at Oregon City High School and was elected Region 7 Rep. for the National Association of Student Councils. He will represent Oregon, Washington, Idaho, California, Arizona, Utah, Hawaii at the National level 3 times a year and will serve for the next 2 years. No Oregon student has ever been elected to this position.
 
 2014 Theme:
 Celebrate Service
 
The Teddy Bear Parade one of Oregon City's signature events. It’s a one-hour processional over a 1.10 Mile route. The Teddy Bear Parade has been a community highlight for Oregon City and the entire county for the past 12 years. The Parade ends at the Pioneer Family Festival at Clackamette Park.The Teddy Bear Parade  gathers new teddy bears/stuffed animals that are given to law enforcement agencies, fire departments, emergency rooms, children’s hospitals and women’s shelters in Clackamas County. These stuffed animals are then distributed to children through out our community who need comfort in times of crisis. The parade is also a time for us to honor our community’s emergency personnel who protect the entire community. 
 

Parade Questions:

info@pioneerfamilyfestival.com

Text: Rocky Smith (503) 679-4464
Call: Linda Kidd (503) 320-3440

 



 


 

 

Oregon City Lions Club
Steps up to present the 2014 Parade!
 
 

2014 PARADE Line-Up:

Coming Soon!

 
 
2014 Parade Application