Upcoming Events

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Community Event

Triple Celebration

In previous years, EUVALCREE hosted an all day, fun-filled event titled Children’s Day. However in 2020, due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, we were forced to postpone our event. In 2020, our plan was to celebrate Children’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, and Mother’s Day! We take advantage of this day to celebrate and honor our children, beautiful mothers, and cultural diversity! It is an all-day event for the entire family and community. This event included over 12 interactive sports and bounce houses for the kids, games, piñatas, face-painting, resource fair, mechanical bull-rides, DJ, live music, food vendors and free raffles! While all of this is happening, you could find people relaxing and enjoying a RODEO! In this exciting rodeo, we included our novice program alongside the best riders our tri-state area has to offer!

This is all just a GLIMPSE of what we offer at this spectacular event! For our sponsors, we offer booth spaces, banners throughout the area, speaking opportunities, and much more!

Community Event

dancing under the stars

How neat does eating and dancing on a warm summer night feel? That is exactly what we offer our community to enjoy with our Dancing Under the Stars event! Hundreds of people come out on this day to release some stress, revel in some authentic Mexican food, all while grooving out to upbeat live music! The kids will find entertainment too as we host this event in Ontario’s Lion’s park! Children can stay active at the playgrounds or our bouncy houses, or come throw a swing at one of our many piñatas filled with yummy candy! Our sponsors will have the opportunity to address our attendees, and/or host a booth to promote their business! Did we mention this event is FREE to attend for our community members?

Community Event

Day of the Dead

The Day of the Dead event is a cultural event where people honor, celebrate and remember those loved ones who came before us and for those who have passed. It is a day believed to be used for the spirits to come visit the living. Families can be observed setting out full entrees, desserts, and drinks for the spirits arrival— this is called an Altar. EUVALCREE partners with Four Rivers Cultural Center to host this remarkable event! We encourage community members to set up their altar in our public space. We do set up our own altars, as well! Kids are able to decorate sugar candy skulls, color day of the dead pages, play Mexican Bingo, amongst other super cool activities! This event is indoor and outdoor. Outdoors, we have great food available, folkloric dancing, and a DJ that gets everyone up off of their seats and prancing around to the beat!


Gina Galaviz-Yap, Board Member, Juntos Statewide Director

Passion and Goals:

As a first-generation college graduate, and daughter of immigrant parents from Mexico, I am passionate about increasing access to higher education. I believe that knowledge is power, and that it can transform and individual to benefit the community. Serving on this board allows me to stay connected to the needs of my community.

What Euvalcree means to you:

Euvalcree an agent of change for the various communities in Eastern Oregon. The community leads the organization, advocating for services and change needed to overcome the challenges uniquely faced by rural communities.

Education and Work History:

I have over ten year of experience higher education. Starting out in admissions and recruitment, I was previously a Director of Admissions at a small regional public university in Oregon. In my current role as the statewide director of Juntos, I oversee the Juntos program that engages with students and families across the state to increase high school graduation rates and Postsecondary access.

Roberto Gamboa, Director of Operations and Community Development

I currently act as the Director of Operations & Community Development for EUVALCREE, supporting rural and BIPOC (Black and Indigenous People of Color) community members in Eastern Oregon. I am passionate about making changes to our policies and systems to truly benefit our local communities that are not being served equally or equitably. I genuinely believe that the work I do with Euvalcree is essential and brings positive change.

I firmly believe that our work uplifts our communities in need. During the COVID-19 pandemic, as an organization, we have helped over 200 families with assistance like rent/mortgage, utilities, food, and other resources they needed to quarantine and isolate. This has brought an immense feeling of pride and joy. I currently hold an Associates in General Studies from Treasure Valley Community College.