August 31st 2008

The first ever newsletter

Every couple of weeks or so I hope to write a short newsletter to let everyone know what’s going on in Gran Canaria. This is the first one so if I’m missing anything just let me know.

What’s on:
The cultural calendar is packed with jazz, opera, theatre and ballet coming up in the next month or so.  Highlights include Cyrano de Bergerac and Cats and a couple of top jazz concerts.  Have a look at our events calendar for more details and to book tickets go to general tickets.  The popular stuff gets sold out really quickly.

Las Palmas football team start again at home next week.  After a brief winning streak at the end of last season there are big hopes. Again have a look at the events calendar for kick-off times.

The romeria (Canarian village street parties) season is still in full flow with the Teror Romeria next weekend and the big fiesta del Pino next Monday where crowds walk up from Las Palmas to Teror. This is one of the bigger romerias so well worth a trip (just don’t forget your bottle of rum).

Campus Rock is in on the 27th September with Estopa headlining. (If you’ve been in Spain a few years you’ll definitely recognize a few of their songs). Get your tickets now here.

Disney are also in Las Palmas with the Magia de Mickey show. If you’ve got young kids apparently it is really good. Have a look at the El Corte Ingles website for more info.

GranCanariaGuru events
Our intention is to organize events for all our users throughout the year. Our first trip is a downhill mountain bike trip organized by cyclegrancanaria. They will take us to the top of the island and guide us to the bottom at high speeds on top of the range bikes – have a look here for more details and reserve your place. We did a similar trip last year – it was pretty amazing.

The website
We have been online for about 2 weeks now and it’s getting more and more popular. However we are continually changing it to accommodate to the needs of our users. If you’ve got any suggestions just let us know. Suggestions that we’ve implemented in the last few days include a classified section to buy and sell stuff and an experts section where visitors can find experts on the island to help them find out and get into activities or solve tricky bureaucratic problems, so far we have windsurfing, cycling, house building and shopping experts. If you feel you might be able to help out please sign up here. At the moment we’re building a restaurant review section but it is proving quite tricky so it might take a while.

And finally …
Gordie, resident comedian (he’s not actually a comedian, though he thinks he’s quite funny) has agreed to write a weekly blog for the website. He is totally technically incompetent so this is a big step for him, but have a look at his blog it’s quite amusing. You can even sign up to it by clicking the RSS feed button underneath it (the little orange button) and it’ll automatically be sent to you.

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