A Hero’s Welcome
Parade to honor homegrown Olympic champion
8/17/2021, 5:11 p.m.
The parade will start at the Dairy Queen in Uptown Village, 2707 Main St., travel down Main to West Sixth Street, downtown, and continue west where it will stop at Vancouver City Hall. Spectators are encouraged to stand on the sidewalk along Main Street to cheer Chiles during the parade.
Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle will then present Chiles with a key to the city in a short public ceremony. The parade will then continue back up Main Street and end at the Dairy Queen.
Chiles was born in Tualatin and raised in Vancouver, graduating 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, substituting for another team favorite Simone Biles who withdrew.
Chiles had secured her spot on the national team by finishing third in the all-around at the U.S. Olympic Trials. She is set to attend UCLA in the fall.