The twinners tell us
Spanish course in Benidorm
Province of Alicante, Community of Valencia 7 to 11th November, 2021
We begin this report with the genesis of the adventure and the much desired initiative of Antonia from Valencia Jumelages, inviting us to this Spanish course. Obliged to abandon the reunion planned in Murcia in 2020 as a consequence of the health issues of our dear and very devoted organiser, Camilo, and also due to this damned pandemic together with lockdown, our disappointment was enormous. I take this opportunity to pass on our best regards to Camilo who has led us for so long on the roads to the discovery of Spain, its language, patrimony and traditions. Thank you Camilo. We think of you a lot. I am not forgetting Maria Louisa and her Madrid team’s investment who concocted gatherings that remain vivid in our memories.
2021: French language course at Montpellier
Finally, the French language course in Montpellier from 18th - 25th September 2021 could take place! The language course had been postponed for a year because of Corona. Not all participants from Germany and Spain came who were planning to do so in 2019.
The event was carried out under the strictest French Corona regulations. In the hotel, in all restaurants and indoors, the pass sanitaire was checked and a mask had to be worn. All were vaccinated and this gave us optimal Covid security.
2021: In the sun of Benidorm
Two Eurojumelages activities with 56 participants took place simultaneously in Benidorm from 7th – 13th November 2021: The activity "In the sun of Benidorm" and the first Spanish language course since the corona pandemic.
2021: 10th International Boule Tournament of Eurojumelages in Bad Breisig
On 28th August 2021, Peter Backes, the chairman of Eurojumelages, together with the 1st Boule-Treff Bad Breisig and the Bonn association, invited members of Eurojumelages to participate in the 10th International Boule Tournament, in Bad Breisig.
2021: First post-covid-19 French course
The course was originally planned for September 2020; due to covid-19 it was then postponed to June 2021, but finally organised in September!!
I couldn't believe it anymore, because starting with 48 registrations and finishing with19 was very complicated!!
But today the worries are forgotten and I am left with a feeling of relief and satisfaction. We had a very dynamic group composed of 7 Spaniards, 11 Germans and 1 Dane who adapted perfectly to the different course locations but were assiduously present for their class every morning from 9 am to 1 pm.
2021: Report Cycling and Walking Event NYSA-ODRA
The 10th cycling and walking meeting NYSA-ODRA, organized by the Gorzow Eurojumelage section, took place in Police between the 8th to the12th September 2021. After the meeting had been cancelled in 2020 due to the Corona situation, it was a great pleasure for all participants to meet again and spend a few days walking, cycling and exchanging ideas together. Participants of the meeting included 9 twinners from Germany, 1 from France and 19 from Poland, who met at the Doboz Hotel in Police on 8th September 2021 after a private journey. The meeting was officially opened by Adam Poholski and Tomasz Miedwiediew after dinner at 19:00.
2021: OSCAR in Wrocław
OSCAR 2021 took place from 28th June to 2nd July 2021 in Wrocław (in former times: Breslau) in Lower Silesia/Poland. As every member of Eurojumelages knows, OSCAR is an event where sport-loving twinners from several national federations of Eurojumelages meet to cycle, walk and forge and consolidate new and old friendships between people from different European countries. After OSCAR 2020 had to be cancelled due to the Corona pandemic, far fewer participants than usual met in Wrocław: only 6 from Germany, 19 from France and 17 from Poland.
Due to high incidences of corona in Germany and Poland, the Foreign Office in Germany had recommended refraining from tourist trips to Poland.
Multi-Section Meeting in Ireland Sept 2019
Jumelages Galway Section hosted a Multi-Section Meeting in the South East of Ireland incorporating two cities, Kilkenny and Waterford, from the 8th to 13th September 2019. In all 51 people attended this Multi-Section Meeting comprising of representatives from the Bonn Section, Nord Isere Section, La Rochelle Section, Bielsko-Biala Section and the Galway Section. In addition, we had guest visitors from the Darmstadt Section in Germany in attendance.
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