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Foundation Investigated for Alleged Mismanagement of Public Funds Meant for Care of Unaccompanied Migrant Minors
Jun, 2023 |
The 7th Investigative Court of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria has opened a preliminary investigation into the Social Response Foundation Siglo XXI and four of its directors. The Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office in Las Palmas filed a complaint against them, alleging crimes that could include forgery of commercial documents, mismanagement, and embezzlement of public funds. The investigation aims to determine whether this nonprofit organisation, and its officials, could have misused public funds intended for the care of unaccompanied migrant minors, during the migration crisis of 2020 that was precipitated by the pandemic confinement on the islands, leading to a build up of arrivals having to be assessed and cared for by the Canary Islands Regional Government, using hotels left empty due to the lack of tourism. The estimated amount involved in the alleged misuse stands at around €12.5 million between 2020 and 2022 on Gran Canaria alone.
Canary Islands Expect Rain and Potential Storm Weather Next Week
Jun, 2023 |
The Canary Islands are preparing for a change in the weather next week, as a significant increase in cloud is expected bringing higher probability of rain. The effects of a powerful storm forming in the Atlantic Ocean are likely to extend to the Canary Islands as well as neighbouring Madeira and The Azores.
The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 2-4 June 2023
Jun, 2023 |
June is here and that means that summer is just around the corner. The Patron Saints’ festivities in honour of San Juan de Bautista and San Antonio de Padua are just getting started on Gran Canaria, and in Pueblo de Mogán the main Romería pilgrimage for San Antonio El Chico is this first Saturday of June, as well as the start of the build up to those in Arucas, Santa Brígida and Moya. This weekend also brings the biggest outlet fair shopping experience back to INFECAR and a collectables fair in Gáldar.
OPERATION KILO is this weekend, at all participating supermarkets, asking you to add a few non-perishable food items to the Food Bank collection boxes to help families in need.
Vox Enters Canarian Politics, Stage Right: Anti-Migrant, Anti-Feminist, Anti-Green, Anti-Autonomy, Anti-LGBT, Anti-Multiculturalism, Pro-Franco politics find a foothold on The Canary Islands
May, 2023 |
The Canary Islands were unable to avoid the rise of the far right on Sunday, unlike in 2019, writes Natalia G. Vargas in Canarias Ahora. Vox, which previously had no representation on the islands, managed to make its presence felt in several municipalities and councils this May 28. They also secured seats in the Canary Islands’ regional parliament, securing four deputies. “Defending what is ours, our own, and fighting against insecurity” were the slogans that underpinned Vox’s campaign in The Canary Islands, along with “family, employment, and freedom.” This rhetoric, coupled with an electoral program that was repeated across all local elections in Spain, proved sufficient. Dozens of cities and towns on the islands welcomed their first far right candidates of the modern democratic era into Canarian politics, with urban areas serving as their main strongholds.
La Alcaldesa Bueno Secures Incredible Majority in Mogán
May, 2023 |
Mogán, May 29, 2023 – The often controversial incumbent, O Bueno, La Alcaldesa, has achieved an unprecedented and resounding victory once more in Mogán. The candidate who switched her party’s name, for these elections, to “Juntos por Mogán”, a local ally of the regionalist conservatives “Coalición Canaria” (CC), will once again assume the role of mayor. Her party has clinched a rather noteworthy 17 out of the 21 seats in the Municipal Council of this popular tourism destination located on the sunny southwest of Gran Canaria.
The Canary Guide #WeekendTips 13-15 May 2022
May, 2022 | Events & Leisure, Fairs & Markets, Weekend Tips
It’s mid-May already, and what a marvellous weekend we have ahead indeed. This weekend’s events, activities, and festivities will be as widespread as the unusual weather conditions we have experienced this past week, when Calima met thunder, lightening, rain and heatwave (though that’s all calmed down a bit now). There are patron saints’ festivities, flowers, parades, an Andalusian fiesta, museums, music, and markets to see, explore and enjoy, among many other attractions around the island. There is even a double whammy of celebrations going on around Maspalomas with the first Pride parade in two years and a traditional Romería, the first big one of the summer, both happening on the same day.
Upcoming bank holidays:Friday, 13 May is a local bank holiday in San Mateo – Festivities of Virgen of Fatima.Monday, 30 May a local Bank Holiday in the Canary Islands – Día de Canarias, Canary Islands’ Day
Upcoming events in May:19-24 May Fiestas Maria Auxiliadora 2022 in Motor Grande, Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria20-22 May FIMAR LPGC, The International Sea Fair 202221 May the IV Feria del Tomate in La Aldea21 May Collectables Fair of Gran Canaria in Gáldar27-29 May LPA Motown30 May The Wool Fiesta in the Calderos de Gáldar
Spanish State Meteorological Agency, AEMET, forecast a weekend starting with light breezes, some cloud cover and sunshine throughout the weekend, particularly in the southern resort areas of Mogán and Maspalomas. The weather has been playing around this week with some hot weather, then out of nowhere tropical thunderstorms, and grey skies. There are days when it is simply hard to predict the weather on Gran Canaria, especially on the long-range forecasts, but summertime is easier and just around the corner now…
The weekend looks good all around the island, so a great weekend for any kind of activity. All in all, average daytime temperatures should stay around 24-25ºC, in the shade, even up at the summits during the day, though you will need a jacket in the evenings. Some sunshine, some cloud cover so all in all, a very fine weekend indeed for Gran Canaria.
*** Check the regular markets and a range of other events on our main calendar at The Canary Guide website***
FESTIVITIES OF THE SAINTS
13-15 May, El Tablero de MaspalomasFiestas Patronales en honor a la Santísima Trinidad 2022
A lovely local fiesta, the patronal saint celebrations in honour of the Holy Trinity, in the southern residential neighbourhood of El Tablero, on the other side of the GC-1 from Sonnenland, began on Thursday and will continue until 22 May. The first big fiesta of the summer, this event is usually well attended by locals and visitors alike…
On Friday, The inaugural street parade (with Batucada music and dancing) from 18:00 departs from the El Tablero Cultural Centre.at 20:30 the Gala Campensina infantil, the traditional election of a girl and a boy to represent this years Peasant Child of the Fields, recalls this area’s long agricultural traditions in Plaza El Tableroat 21:00 Zanga Tournament Final El Tablero Senior Club
On Saturday, The Romería Pilgrimage Offering in honour of the Holy Trinity from 18:00 with the participation of the Sabinosa Folkloric Group of the Island of El Hierro. –with all the people dressed in traditional Canarian outfits with carts and various vehicles, full of offerings to their patron saint, being brought down to the church with a mixture of solemn ceremony, traditional music and much honey rum! The route starts from the sports centre in El Tableroat 23:00 party night with the Parrandas El Mejunje and El Beletén – Plaza del Pabellón Municipal El Tablero.at 23:00 Verbena, an after party with La Mekánica & Tamarindo Orchestra and DJ J. MARRE Plaza de El Tablero
On Sunday, Mercadillo Plaza Pepe el Barbero, a market starting at 10:00.
at 16:30 The 6th “Pets Meeting” event at the Plaza. The VI Encuentro de Mascotas will include a horse exhibition, an exhibition of native dog breeds and a canine competition. The event will also have a charitable nature, collecting food for dogs and cats that are being cared for in the municipality. Plaza de El Tablero.
at 21:00 humour night with local Kike Pérez in Plaza de El Tablero
13-15 May, Carrizal in IngenioFiestas San Isidro de Labrador
The neighbourhood of Carrizal, in Ingenio, is celebrating their patron saint’s festivities, in honour of Isidore the farmer, the patron saint of farmers, Fiestas San de Isidro Labrador between 7-15 May 2022. The festivities will come to an end this weekend and this Sunday is also the main day of festivities, celebrating the 200th anniversary, this year.
On Friday, There will be a traditional card game ‘Zanga‘ tournament at Plaza del Buen Suceso at 20:00 as well as a street parade by local groups playing Canarian music from the old town to the church, Nuestra Señora de Buen Suceso at 20:30.
On Saturday, entertainment for children with bouncy castles, workshops etc. 11:00-14:00 in Parque del Buen Suceso de Carrizal and later the XXVI Children’s Folklore Festival at 19:30 at Parque Buen Suceso.
On Sunday, there is an Agricultural and Artisan craft Market between 10:00-15:00 on Calle Sor Josefa Morales ( just next to the plaza ). There is also a Cattle exhibition between 10:00-13:00 at the fairground, Recinto ferial del barranco de Guayadeque – El Buen Suceso ( just a few minutes from the church).
Solemn religious observances at 11:00 followed by a procession. Later in the evening, a concert by Ivan Quintana at 20:00 in Parque Buen Suceso.
13-15 May, Vega de San MateoFiestas Nuestra Señora de Fátima
It is a gorgeous weekend to visit the pretty mountain market town of San Mateo. Not only because of their usual weekend market, but also to experience one of the festivals with the greatest religious tradition on the island, Our Lady of Fatima. These are the final days of festivities and this Friday is also the main day. Take a stroll around the church square, see the newly built, and recently inaugurated, plaza and visit the market, with a long history as one of the main markets on Gran Canaria bringing the produce of the inland farmlands, known as Las Vegas, to the purchasing consumers who come from towns all around every week to get the freshest fruit and veg available.
This week there is a eucharist and procession every day and a festive atmosphere as the faithful and the fun collect in the streets of this magnificent mountain enclave on the North East of Gran Canaria.
One of the festivals with a biggest religious traditions, Our Lady of Fatima has been celebrated in the Vega de San Mateo since at least the 1950s, when the statue first arrived, this commemoration is celebrated every year with a week of religious acts, taking the Virgin out into the streets on procession, visiting a different neighbourhood every day, adorned and decorated with little white and blue flags, doorways and sidewalks are often filled with plants and flowers from around the world, hydrangeas, ferns, etc…
The weekend market opening hours:On Friday and Saturday 08:00 – 20:00 and on Sunday 09:00 – 14:30
13-15 May, MaspalomasLa Feria de Abril del HolidayWorld Maspalomas
The first edition of ‘Feria de Abril” will be this weekend at HolidayWorld Maspalomas and the Mercado del NOMAD. Lots of fun to experience with Spanish flamenco performances, Sevillian workshops, the Great Act of Alumbrao’, Night of Fried Fish, rebujitos (a common drink in Andalusia that mixes Sherry with a soft drink, usually lemonade or lemon-lime soda), a lot of art, food and much more. Olé!
On Friday at 20:00, a great opening gala lights up the Sevillian atmosphere, with flamenco performances as well as fireworks. At 22:00 a flamenco concert.On Saturday ( 13:00-02:00 ). At 13:00 Sevillian workshops and at 16:00 flamenco performances. At 19:00 more flamenco and at 21:00 ‘typical Spanish rumba’.On Sunday ( 13:00-23:30). At 13:00 Sevillian workshops and at 17:00 children perfomances. Later at 19:30 closing gala with performances and fireworks. The evening is enlivened by DJ Karlos Melendex at 22:30
Saturday 14 May, Las PalmasLa Noche de los Museos
To celebrate international museum day, another edition of ‘Night of the Museums’ takes place this Saturday in the capital at the Casa de Colón. Cabildo de Gran Canaria and Casa-Museo Pérez Galdós. Cabildo de Gran Canaria. These are all free activities but with limited capacity.
You can check all the different activities taking place in the museums HERE in May (in Spanish language)
Casa de Colón | Participation on a first-come, first-served basis.
-Guided night tours and an exhibition by the Asociación cultural de esgrima histórica de Las Palmas “Custodes Atlantis” at 20:00, 21:00 and 22:00-Concert de Clazz Project at 21:00
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-dramatised reading ‘Celia en los Infiernos’ at 20:00
-Guided night tours at 20:00, 21:00, 22:00 and 23:00
13-15 May, Gáldar‘Gáldar en Flor’
The Town Council of Gáldar celebrates their second edition of the “Gáldar en Flor” exhibition until May 24.
Gáldar in Flower features a sample of flowers and plants that fills the main streets of this ancient Gran Canarian pre-hispanic Royal Capital, in a display of colour and beauty, centred on the emblematic Calle Capitán Quesada.
This is the second spring edition of this event, a new addition to ‘Flower Week’ traditionally held in December, which takes advantage of the great floral variety par excellence giving colour to the historic centre of the municipality.
This exhibition will have the collaboration in its assembly and installation of 15 students from the Construction Labour Foundation in Las Palmas, studying for the gardens professional certificate, in addition to another 15 students from the “Young Gardeners” program of the Young Agrarian Association ASAJA farmers. Also staff from the “Gáldar for Formation 5” program, joined by staff from the Parks and Gardens department of the Gáldar City Council, as well as from other areas of the town hall.
As a novelty in this edition, it will be possible to visit an exhibition of Ikebana, Japanese floral art, by Isidoro Moreno Guillén and Juan Martín Tacoronte, which will take place in the Agáldar Museum dedicated to the city’s history, in the Casa del Capitán Quesada. Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 18:30 and Saturdays and Sundays from 10:30 to 18:30.
13-15 May, Maspalomas Maspalomas Pride Gran Canaria
Another weekend of boomboom-beepbeep parties and the end festivities with the big gay parade this Saturday. This will also mean road closures in Playa del Inglés, so pay attention to the signposts.
On Friday the Yumbo commercial centre main stage 21:00-22:00 Welcome music; Dj Kilian (Spain) and a High Heels Performance. A “Gala” from 22:00-23:59 presented by Fruela and Roberto again features Funny Boys Show (Spain) at 22:00, then Erire (UK) at 22:30, the Rainbow Gospel Choir (Spain) at 23:00, and as always, there will be an after-show dance party until the wee hours of the morning 23:59 – 04:30 JOY Brazil
On Saturday, the PRIDE parade starts at 16:00 with a that route goes from Avenida de Tirajana – Avenida Gran Canaria, Avenida de España – ending at the entrance to the Yumbo.Gibus Paris party will be on the main stage 18:00-22:00 with Javi Reina (España), Fruela (España) and Aurel Devil (Francia). Later in the evening the After Pride Parade Party 22:00-04:30.
On Sunday, the last day, the closing Gala at Yumbo. As always with welcome music between 21:00-22:00 from Dj Kilian (Spain) and Ivan Small (Spain). The final “gala” starts at 22:00 and features Rubén Dizá (Spain), 22:30 Amir (UK), 23:15 Flamingo Fury, 23:30 Soraya (Spain), followed by a last party into the night.
Change is inevitable, Pride must be earned…
SPORTING EVENTS THIS WEEKEND
13-14 May, Gran CanariaRally Islas Canarias
The 46th edition of the Rally Islas Canarias this weekend will once again bring together the main teams from all over Europe.
“Remember when there is a rally going on it also means road closures”
On Thursday, from 20:35 the Rally Islas Canarias will officially start with the celebration of a show stage called ‘Las Palmas de Gran Canaria-DISA’ and that in this edition changes the stage compared to what has been usual in recent years. The celebration of this special event will therefore replace the usual start ceremony.
On Friday May 13, the rally will return to the usual pattern with two stages and important sections in terms of mileage. The first of them will once again be ‘Valsequillo‘ in a version from last year, with a route of 11.91 km. Then, in the two sections on Friday, it will be the turn of ‘Santa Lucía‘ (14.82 km) and ‘Tejeda‘ (20.78 km).
On Saturday, May 14, the teams will first tackle the longest stage of the entire rally, ‘Moya-Valleseco‘, 27.42 km, after which they must complete –in a double pass– ‘Arucas‘ (9 .3 km) and ‘San Mateo‘ (12.04 km) with which this 46th edition will come to an end. All the stages will be broadcast live through the WRC+ platform provided by the new promoter of the championship, WRC Promoter.
MARKETS ON THE SOUTH OF GRAN CANARIA
Friday is always market day in Playa de Mogán in the morning. This popular market is in one of the prettiest fishing harbour towns on Gran Canaria, very popular with tourists.
On Saturday San Fernando de Maspalomas market offers all kinds of textiles, Objet d‘art and other articles, outside the Municipal Market, located on Avenida Alejandro del Castillo, with bargains for bargain hunters. It is one of the markets most enjoyed among visitors along with Friday’s in Playa de Mogán;El Mercadillo de Maspalomas, the main ‘Maspalomas market’ is on Wednesdays and Saturdays from 08:00 to 14:00.
On Saturday in Arguineguín, a second-hand market on Plaza Negra (the marketplace) in the morning 09:00-14:00 with a wide range preloved treasures to be found and discovered.
On Sunday, the “rastro” second-hand market, is on from 08:00 to 14:00 in the main carpark of the Municipal Market, in San Fernando.
This Sunday, El Mercado Agrícola de San Fernando de Maspalomas, the Farmers Market of San Fernando de Maspalomas. The biweekly farmers market is held in the urban center of the area from which it receives the name, just where there is a large esplanade between three unmistakable points; the Municipal Stadium, the Center and the current Municipal Offices of Maspalomas. 08:00 – 13:30
Saturday 14 May, ArucasMercado Agrícola de Arucas
The bi-weekly Gran Canaria Agricultural Market this weekend in Arucas takes place in the facilities of the Cabildo’s Agricultural Farm, “Granja Agrícola Experimental del Cabildo“, located right at the Arucas exit from the GC-2, on the north coast of Gran Canaria, this busy farmers’ market offers the opportunity to purchase fresh produce directly from the primary sector at an adjusted price.
Vegetables, fruit, honey, cheeses, oil, bread and sweets are some of the produce that can be found, constituted to support the primary sector of the region.
The freshest produce at your fingertips. From 09:00 to 13:30.
LIVE MUSIC THIS WEEKEND!
Jazz Festival in Puerto de Mogán 9-21 May
‘JAZZ in the SUN’ returns to the idyllic location of Puerto De Mogan – Gran Canaria in 2022.This is an exquisite annual event, Jazz Festival in the most beautiful little harbour on Gran Canaria, Puerto de Mogán.The live music Jazz festival between 9-21 May 2022 and with the amazing Richard Leach’s Jazz Band entertaining at the Marina Square Bandstand.
Live music from 19.30 until 23:00, except on Sundays
14-15 May, Las Palmas Traditional music and dance
This Saturday and Sunday, traditional Canarian music and dancing on Plaza de España and Pueblo Canario to enjoy. Las Palmas de Gran Canaria revive folk performances in the open air on weekends starting from May 1. These performances will continue to take place every weekend throughout the year ( subject to bank holidays ).
On Saturday on Plaza de España, Group ‘Ayelén’ at 11:00
On Sunday in Pueblo Canario group ‘San Cristóbal’ at 11:00
14-15 May, Las PalmasBig Bang Vintage market at design Plus Bex Hotel
The music, the dance, the culture of the 40s, 50s and 60s will meet this Saturday and Sunday on the gorgeous terrace of Design Plus Bex hotel in Las Palmas. You can make your purchases in an exclusive market while you savour a Cocktail listening to the most authentic music of the era. Collectables, old toys, retro fashion, Second Hand, Tattoo, Fashion or artisan decoration, recycling, Barber Shop, comics, vinyl records…
On Saturday11:00 Market Opening, 12:00 Tap dance initiation workshop, 13:00 Session on vinyl records with BeBoop Dj , 18:00 Concert Punta Swing, 19:30 Hanky Panky DJ SessionOn Sunday11:00 Market Opening, 12:00 Swing initiation dance workshop, 13:00 Session on vinyl records Guateque Selector, 15:00 Concert The Blues Riders, 16:30 Guateque Selector Session
JAZ ALICE MUSIC
Jaz Alice is our most talented and versatile young singer, born in England, she has become a local star performer here on Gran Canaria
Friday at Tipsy Hammock sunshine party from 14:00-16:00 and later in Papi’s Grill laidback and romantic lounge room jazz while you dine, in Playa de Inglés at 20:30 – 23:00
Saturday at Tipsy Hammock party in the sunshine from 14:00-16:00
On Sunday Altamadores in Puerto Rico de Gran Canaria 21:30
MULLIGAN’S PLAYA DEL INGLES
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The Canary Guide Weekend Tips 15-17 November 2019
Nov, 2019 | Events & Leisure, Fairs & Markets, Sport, Tourism, Weather, Weekend Tips
Mid November with an Autumnal chill already in the night time air. AEMET, the Spanish state meteorological agency are predicting a weekend a touch cooler than we have enjoyed over the last few. The south will see some cloudy skies, with highs of around 22ºC in the shade with a small possibility of rain, a touch more cloud to the north, particularly at the summits, with plenty some more rain coming in set to turn the island ever more verdant. There is even a snow level prediction for the weekend at 1800 meters so let’s see if we finally get that first frosting of the winter up on the highest peaks.
The largest regional fair in the south is happening in the south-eastern town of Ingenio this weekend, offering a wide range of local produce direct from farmers, artisans, craftspeople and various other stall holders. It’s the last weekend of the Fiestas de San Gregorio in Gran Canaria’s second city Telde, an animal fair at Santa Catalina’s Miller Building in the capital and many other events and happening to go and see over the coming weekend.
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TCG 39 November 15-17 2019
The Canary Guide Weekend Tips
Posted by TheCanary.TV on Friday, November 15, 2019
15-17 NOVEMBER, INGENIO
16ª FERIA DE LA MANCOMUNIDAD DEL SURESTE
The Tri-Municipal commonwealth of the Southeast are celebrating their 16th Agriculture, Craft, Livestock and Tourism Fair bringing together producers and crafts people from across Ingenio, Agüimes & Santa Lucia for the largest event of its kind showing off primary sector produce and livestock in a Three Counties Fair styled event that emphasises sustainability and renewables, and brings together this innovative alliance of communities in the run up to the peak winter season.
The Agriculture, Handicrafts, Livestock and Tourism fair, are this year to be held along Avenida Carlos V in Carrizal in the municipality of Ingenio. The region’s most important event, in which farmers, producers and artisans from across the region offer their best produce directly to the public. Around 150 stalls will showcase artisans and the agrifood sector of this important “Comarca” and will turn Avenida Carlos V into a buzzing experience of vibrant colours, sounds and flavours.
The Southeast Fair, the most important of its kind in the Canary Islands, was founded sixteen years ago to support the “primary sector” of the area. More than 100,000 visitors are expected to attend throughout the course of the weekend.
Not just any fair, this event is an outstanding symbol of unity between the three townhalls of Ingenio, Agüimes and Santa Lucía, who 29 years ago joined forces to form the South East Commonwealth and to fight against their common challenges in a land ravaged by drought, that until quite recently was known as the “triangle of poverty” on the island. Today these efforts and alliances represent an astounding success story, with continued growth across all three populations, having innovated far ahead of the rest of Gran Canaria to become the first to produce all of their municipal electricity, and meet all of their desalinated municipal water needs, using wind power. Even if you didn’t know their story, you will have seen their long standing wind farms on the south east of the island which have been producing clean energy and water for them for many, many years and which has become a model for future development among coastal communities across the world, and in particular all the way down the west coast of Africa.
On Friday and Saturday 10:00-22:00 and on Sunday 10:00-15:00
15-17 NOVEMBER, TELDE
FIESTAS DE SAN GREGORIO
The festivities in honour of San Gregorio are coming to an end this weekend in Telde
On Friday, a night of Wine and Tapas will enliven Plaza de San Gregorio starting at 21:00 with live music.
On Saturday an artisans exhibition on Plaza de San Gregorio starts from 10:00. In the evening at 20:00 the 8th Song festival. Along Ramblas de Pedro Lezcano Montalvo there is a 4×4 exhibition from 10:00, from 17:00 a Circus show, and at 22:00 a Verbena, a street party with music and at midnight a firework show.
On Sunday the artisanal exhibition continues on Plaza de San Gregorio from 10:00. At 13:00 Canarian folk music groups perform followed at 14:00 by tastings of Potaje Canario, the traditional Canarian rustic stew. Later at 19:00 a Eucharist mass and religious procession.
Along Ramblas de Pedro Lezcano Montalvo there will be a cattle exhibition at 10:00
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER, LAS PALMAS
AMIGO CAN LPGC
A Saturday in the capital filled with workshops, dog shows, exhibitions, master classes, conferences and much more in the iconic Miller building, just beside the Elder museum in Parque Santa Catalina. See the full program below.
In the Miller building:
12:30 and 17:00 -Adoption catwalk of the dogs rescued by the Albergue de Bañaderos Gran Canaria’s Insular Animal Shelter
14:30 – Competition for the most elegant senior dog
11:30 – Exhibition of service, assistance dog
10:30-18:30 – Children’s workshops
10:30-18:30 – Take a funky photo with you and your dog
18:00 – Competition of the most beautiful mix breed dog
and throughout the day there will be a range of educational talks in Spanish language.
Outside the Miller building there are exhibitions all day from police dog agility to French Ring starting from 10:30.
French Ring Sport is a dog sport involving jumping, obedience (breaking in exercises), and bite work. Obedience is emphasised in all three sections when competing in Ring; the dog has no collar or leash on at any time except during the heel on leash.
ONGOING MARKETS :
FRIDAY 15 NOVEMBER, PLAYA DE MOGÁN
Every Friday the usually sleepy, picturesque resort-cum-fishing port town of Playa and Puerto de Mogán get busy with their huge weekly street market.
It becomes a bustling place to visit any Friday and a good opportunity to enjoy a relaxed but a busy market that sprawls down leafy avenues between the port & beach and stretches up the entry to the Mogán valley. There is a great atmosphere as well with plenty of shops, cafes and restaurants in the area and often live music too. Friday is market day in Playa de Mogán!
16-17 NOVEMBER, SANTA BRÍGIDA
EL MERCADILLO AGRÍCOLA Y ARTESANAL
The big Weekend Market of Santa Brigida, in the northeastern inland area of the island, celebrated its 33rd anniversary this summer. This upscale village market in the centre of the town, is where local people and visitors get local produce: varieties of cheese, country bread, jams and marmalades, naturally produced honey and a variety of confectionery.
This beautiful old town was where British aristocrats and merchants of the 18th and 19th century first came to visit on health holidays, making it one of the first tourism destinations on Gran Canaria. It is still home for many aristocratic families and their gorgeous country houses.
This Sunday, as part of the “Santa Brigida con vino” program, there is a special local redwine monograph, or specialist exhibition, starts at 11:00 as well as live music at 11:30
Very much worth visiting this lovely old famous town in the hills overlooking the captial, which is also home to the Casa del Vino wine museum where you can discover more about Gran Canaria wines and production.
Opening hours : Saturdays 8:00-20:00 and Sundays 8:00-14:00
SPORT EVENTS :
SATURDAY 16 NOVEMBER, LAS PALMAS
BINTER NIGHT RUN
The 7th Binter NightRun on Saturday in the capital will bring together 4500 runners in different categories.
At 19:00 a 1 km solidarity run and the Trophy for Athletes with Disabilities and an hour later the Individual Half Marathon (21,097 meters), and the Half Marathon with teams of three runners where each one faces a seven kilometer stretch, and the massive 10K run.
The start and finishing point is on Calle Venegas (near the Fuente Luminoso) and will undoubtly be buzzing. There is also to be a concert at the fountain by “Ginsonics” 19:45-21:45.
WHEN THERE IS A SPORTING EVENT HAPPENING IT ALSO MEANS SOME ROAD CLOSURES IN THE AREA.
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