Boise Euzkaldunak Winter Events

Boise EuzkaldunakThis weekend there will be two celebrations for the younger set at Boise Euzkaldunak on Sunday, December 8th.  The first is the Boiseko Winter Show that will take place at Borah High School beginning at 12:30pm.  The show will start with the Txantxangorriak followed by the dancers.  Admission for the event is a can of food for the food drive for a local food bank.  After the show, head back to the Basque Center for the annual Euzkalduank Children’s Christmas Party beginning at 2:15pm.  The afternoon will include Christmas Carols, goodies and a visit from the Olentzero.  Parents are encouraged to bring a wrapped gift for their children. If you would like to volunteer for this event, please email Sarah Urizar-Smith.


Euskararen Eguna and Christmas Party in Vancouver

OlentzeroThe Zazpiak Bat Basque Society in Vancouver will celebrate International Euskera Day and its annual Christmas Party this Saturday, December 7th beginning at 5:30 pm.  The festivities will begin with a visit from the Olentzero followed by dinner.  The menu includes Basque fish soup, Vegetable Lasagna, Salads, Lamb Roast with Potatoes, rolls, assorted cakes and coffee.  Cost of the meal is $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Kids 12 and younger are free.  Please RSVP ASAP by emailing  Please include the number of children in your party 12 and under so the Olentzero is guaranteed not to forget anyone.  View the flier here. For more information, including directions to the venue, click here.


Ourtiague Family Fundraiser

Ourtiague Family FundraiserWe also received the following from the organizers of the fundraiser for Chris Ourtiague:

Thank you to those of you who attended and/or contributed to the benefit held for Chris Ourtiague in San Francisco on November 23rd. It was a beautiful night and a wonderful success. If you were unable to attend and would still like to contribute to this fundraiser, it is not too late. There are two ways currently available: Online on the GoFundMe page:  or send a check to: Chris or Aine Ourtiague, 1559B Sloat Blvd., #198, San Francisco, CA 94132. For more information email



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