El Periódico Inglés de Gran Canaria – The English Newspaper
Founded in 2009 we provide well researched and fact checked news and information for non-Spanish speakers and English speakers who live, work and visit Gran Canaria and The Canary Islands.
WELCOME TO GRANCANARIA.NEWS
60-80% of all our readers now reach us through mobile devices Whew! What a year!!On top of that, since the fires of summer 2019 we have enjoyed nearly 7million views on our videos, as part of our long running project TheCanary.TV to launch a future English-language video channel for Gran Canaria (and Norwegian & perhaps Spanish!!)During 2020 we trialled several content formats and we did our best to build on our work as a Gran Canaria media production team, achieving some success in audience building and have not even launched yet. It is a very exciting project, and we have travelled a long distance towards being able to realise a bespoke distribution channel for all things video on Gran Canaria (and Canary Islands) via a fully synched, realtime push, webcast channel that will allow us to really show off some of the best elements of this island. But we are not quite ready yet, so more on that a little later….None of these things happen over night, and those of you who know us well, know that we are hard working, grass roots, “boot-strappers”, building from the ground up, with a clear-eyed focus on community and accurate information for English-speakers who Love Gran Canaria. We don’t always get it right, but we intend to make sure it is right for our target audience and will willingly correct any inaccuracies found.We founded The Long Walk – Gran Canaria association, with a flag-ship annual event, walking coast-to-coast over the highest point on the island to raise funds and awareness for local causes, encourage entrepreneurial engagement, and importantly, to foster community action, all while showcasing many of the lesser-known, non-brochure paths across the island, raising tens of thousands of €uros for really worthy causes, and even planting a few trees along the way.We are actively building towards greater connectivity and want to offer training opportunities in various fields to people who really want to benefit from all we have learned along the way, and challenge themselves to be the Community Gardeners of the future.
(Our first charity event was at Sioux City almost exactly ten years ago to the day, and led directly to all our other community work since). This year’s walk will be our tenth, and of it we are very proud. We hope you will join us!
Other projects include:
Print Master: Mark Sigournay
The Long Walk Association: Paul Gilliam, Celina Vandeweghe, Mari Hartell, Lesley Walport, Steve Cashley