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INVITATION TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC FRIDAY 23 AND SATURDAY 24 OCTOBER 2009
Egiptanos is a Mexican assembly dedicated to the rescue, preservation and dissemination of Romany Culture, specifically oriented to its link with Mexican Culture.
Formed in 2003 by Lila Zellet Elijah Egiptanos convenes a meeting of different Gypsy families who through music and dance lead the public by different landscapes: from the Balkan mountains, the deserts of the Middle East. From the “tablaos” from Spain to their final destination: Latin America. Where the public will discover a little-known Mexico: The Mexico Gypsy.
Breathes culture, CHE
Playing for the first time in Puerto Penasco, on the Malecon FOUNDERS on Friday, 23 will go from early exhibitions, theater, cultural activities, attend to: have fun, and full of culture….
While exceeding expectations, and with the participation of 70 entrants, some 55% more than last year, the city’s second Rocky Point deep sea sportfishing tournament recently took place.
In site of the weather, which hindered the Saturday activities the tournament was finally able to take place and concluded the following evening whit prizes awarded to the different categories.
Oscar Palacio Soto, President of the Convention and Visitors Bureau (OCV), affirmed that thanks to the collaboration of the organizers and panel of judges, as well as the help of the state and municipal governments, despite the adversities of the weather the event met successful expectations.
The president of the OCV said this serves to advance the objective of having the deep sea sportfishing tournament become a traditional and symbolic event, and yet another attraction for tourist.
Ana Laura Saenz Arvizu, regional representative of Tourism, highlighted the participation and enthusiasm of all involved in the competition and call for preparations for the next edition, which is tentatively schedule for May, 2010, whit hopes for a better weather conditions.
Winners in the second Rocky Point Deep Sea Sportfishing tournament included: In the Baya (Golf grouper) category: first place of the vessel Maguito, second place for Real HRD, and a third place for the craft Martillo.
In the Sradinera (leopard grouper) species, first place was again awarded to the boat Maguito, with Catrina winning second place and yacht Streeper reeling in third.
Drawing more tourism to the area via attractions this port has to offer, along with opportunities to delight one’s palate, were the principal abjetives of the 2nd Taste of Peñasco held nov. 29th over thanksgiving weekend, reported Manuel Martinez Peña, Taste committee member.
Martinez Peña indicated the idea was to provide visitors, as well as local community members, the opportunity to sample local fare all gathered in one area, while creating a new tourist attraction. He detailed the 2nd annual Taste of Peñasco was held November 29th on the beach front grounds of the Bella Sirena development, with free entry and open to the public. We were able to have the participation of at list 10 local restaurants, who offered their plates at a modified cost of between one to five dollars to assure that the delectable dishes were accessible to all, he explained.
Martinez Peña stated this event has not only become a gastronomy sampling, but also a showcase for folk-art and local artists. He noted that various art pieces were also sold off to the highest bidder. He added that the event included a bachelor/bachelorette auction, and an exposition and tasting of Mexican table wines presented by the Baron Balche winery from Baja California norte. Additional activities at the event, which lasted from noon to 6:00pm. Included a special space for children with a trampoline and clowns, raffles and lively music performed by the group La Marca. The taste of Peñasco committee member stressed the altruistic character of the event, as the majority of the founds raised would go to community assistance programs sponsored by the Lion’s club of Puerto Peñasco.
Manuel Martinez Peña clarified although the taste was held at Bella Sirena, this does not mean that it was an elitist event. To the contrary, it was open to the public and signified the opportunity for the people of Puerto Peñasco to have access to the developments that form part of this community.
He indicated last year the taste welcomed nearly 500 people, and this year there were even more attendees as the even coincided with US thanksgiving weekend. Puerto Peñasco Lion’s club president, Rodrigo Peña Campos, thanked the organizers of the event for deciding to donate the founds into this community serviced organization.
He stated the club periodically supports at list seven programs to benefit those in need and therefore the organizers of the event will have the option of deciding into which of this projects the funds raised will be channeled. The Lion’s club president detailed they have an assistance program for those with vision problems, a monthly scholarship program for students, monthly donations of food and support, helping ill individuals into medical institutions, the presentation of groceries and blankets in December, and sponsor festivals for king’s day and children’s day.
In time, added Peña Campos, and in agreement with organizers from the taste, they will determine how to use the funds raised at the event, which will go to directly benefit those most in need in the community.
Puerto Peñasco.- Más de 15 restaurantes y comercios de Puerto Peñasco promoverán sus productos en el cuarto festival de camarón y el comercio que se llevara a cabo el próximo 17 de enero.
Muestra gastronómica sobre todo de platillos hechos a base de camarón a precios muy accesibles, stand de productos, comercios y artesanos locales así como música en vivo y exposiciones artísticas serán la variedad que se presentaran en este cuarto festival que organiza la oficina de convenciones y visitantes y la CANIRAC y con la que inicia su campaña de promoción de este sitio turístico en el sur de Estados Unidos, Baja California y Sonora.
En este festival se aprovecha también la afluencia de los pájaros de nieve que visitan las playas de Peñasco en temporada de invierno y que gustan de eventos culturales y gastronómicos, expuso Rafael González, director de la Oficina de Convenciones y Visitantes.
“Estamos ya a pocos días de este festival que por segundo año consecutivo participan comercios, con este evento se da la bienvenida a los pájaros de nieve, además de los platillos que ofrecerán los restaurantes mas importantes de aquí y que costaran de uno a cinco dólares, habrá stands con productos y negocios locales y música con la participación del grupo “Culturerías”
La invitación a la comunidad y a los visitantes al festival que promueve el “oro rosado” de Puerto Peñasco es el próximo 17 de enero en la plaza del Camarón a partir de las 12 del medio día y hasta las 6 de la tarde
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