This year's Udaleku, NABO's Basque culture camp for kids, concluded on Friday, July 22nd. Hosted by the Basque Club of Utah, this year's camp welcomed 81 children from several Basque clubs in the west, as well as some visitors from the east coast. Over the two weeks, children were housed with local families and were introduced to txistu, dance, Euskera, and Basque culture. They also had extracurricular classes in art, music, cooking, photography, drums, and sports. On Friday night, the campers' friends and families enjoyed a taste of all that they children had learned, and experienced at camp. A huge Zorionak eta Eskerrik Asko to the Basque Club of Utah and the Utah'ko Triskalariak for all of their hard work, as well as to all of the host families and volunteers without which this camp would not be possible. Here is a taste of Udaleku 2016:
Euskarak Munduari Bira 2016
On June 9th, the 9th edition of the Continuous Reading of Classics or Klasikoen IX. Irakurketa Jarraitua took place at the Arriaga Theater in Bilbao. This event, organized every year by the Bilbo Zaharra Euskaltegi, featured the work by Austrian writer Franz Kafka Metamorphosis. The book celebrates its 100th birthday, and was chosen to emphasize the importance of translation. During the event, the book is read continuously by various individuals including, as every year, Basque students in HABE's Euskara Munduan Program. Students are recorded reading the selected passages, ahead of time, and then this video is shown at the theater the day of the event. This year, students in 28 Basque clubs participated, including some from the San Francisco Basque Cultural Center. Zorionak to these students for doing such a great job! Here is a link to their contribution.
Nevada Division of Tourism Marketing Grants
Nevada Division of Tourism has announced that the 2nd Cycle of Marketing Grants will open August 1, 2016 and the deadline to submit is September 30, 2016. These grants are aimed at rural communities in Nevada to encourage visitors to these areas, and generate overnight stays. The Tourism Grant Program also assists in making infrastructure improvements in hopes of improving the visitors' experience. Basque clubs in these areas may qualify. For complete grant information including guidelines, click here.