"WE ARE WENATCHEE"
"The Wenatchee Valley is one of the most beautiful places on earth. From our peaks to the rivers,
there are a thousand things to do, every season of the year.
We are at a confluence of two rivers, the rushing Wenatchee and the mighty Columbia
in a land enveloped by the foothills and towering peaks of the Cascades.
We are a place where the earth’s geology is ever present.
We have harnessed the power of our waters to power the west
and cultivated our valley to give the world fruits from our orchards and wine from our vineyards.
The spirit of our people is the result of a place that knows how to produce.
We put faith in the land to make the harvest each year and have innovated ways
to share our bounty across this nation and world.
Our innovation does not stop with the land; we invest in our children
and believe that education is the key to our future success.
We live a life of abundant choices. Underneath sunny skies we take to the slopes,
the rivers, the trails, and the loop to ski, kayak, hike, and bike.
Our streets and trails are filled with sculpture bringing art to our people.
We are a small town to some and big city to others. But to all,
whether visitor or local, we provide a way to escape from everyday routines.
We are a place where a choice made history on the first transpacific flight.
We are a place where a community chose to rally behind a vision
to build a dam that would free the west.
We have made a choice to embrace the future through our past in a building
twice scrapped that will emerge as a market that will bring us together.
The choices here are as plentiful as the orchards are fruitful.
We invite you to choose this place; to visit, to explore, or to stay."
(This excerpt is from the Production Summary
provided by Voortex Productions
as the introduction to their "We Are Wenatchee, Part I Video")
The Cities of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee border the Columbia River.
The city was named for the nearby Wenatchi Indian tribe.
The name is a Sahaptin word that means "river which comes [or whose source is] from canyons"
or "robe of the rainbow".
A local company, VoortexProductions produced these four videos.
They present in three videos why we live here,
and why we are committed to our local communities,
as well as most of Chelan and all of Douglas County.
The fourth video is of our newest area addditon, the Pybus Public Market,
which was named the states Best Public Market
by KING TV5 in 2015.
Take a few moments to view them,
and we believe you will come to understand why we choose to live here.