Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba Mus Tournament
The Mendiko Euskaldun Cluba is hosting its annual Mus Tournament this Saturday, March 16th at the Carson Valley Inn. To participate, tournament registration is required by March 15 by 5pm, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, as there will not be any registration accepted on Saturday morning. Check-in will begin promptly at 7:30am with tournament play beginning just after. Cost of the tournament is $25 plus membership, $25 for singles, and $35 for families. For more information, and to register, click on this link.
Gaztemundu 2019 Deadline Approaches
Here is another reminder that the deadline to apply for Gaztemundu, a program provided by the Basque Government’s department for the Basque Community Abroad, is March 25, 2019. Gaztemundu is a program for individuals between the ages of 18-35 that focusses on different topics each year. This year’s program will focus on Basque club and cultural entity management and will take place October 6-20, 2019. Gaztemundu 2019 participants will also conclude their experience by attending the VII Congress of Basque Collectivities. Requirements to participate include being between the ages of 18-35 by January 1, 2019; reside outside of the Autonomous Basque Community of Euskadi; be a member, for at least three years, of a registered Basque club, and have not participated in a Gaztemundu program since 2003. Complete information, including requirements can be found here in Basque and here in Spanish, or here in its bilingual version.
We have also heard from another program aimed at youth, but this time between the ages of 16 and 17. EuskarAbentura is a program that hopes to introduce youth from the Basque Country, as well as two from the Diaspora, to Euskal Herria, during the month of July. Interested applicants will have to present a project, as well as a letter of intent. The projects should deal with one of these three topics: 1) Maite ditut gure bazterrak: Euskal Herria and its investment in its ecological imprint; 2) Travel and migratory movements, or 3) Rhymes and rhythms: music, song, dance, poesy and theater. Other requirements include being born in 2002-2003, be able to speak Euskera (grammatical perfection is not required), desire to get to know Euskal Herria, its culture, history and places, and be ready to socialize, share moments and experience with new friends. Deadline to apply is March 24th for individuals in the Diaspora. For complete information, including how to apply refer to this article on EuskalKultura.com, or visit their website that is also available in English.