Over one hundred people from the municipality of Pájara, both adults and children, attended courses during the 2017/2018 term organised by the Culture Council of Pájara's Ayuntamiento. Thanks to this programme, participants acquired knowledge in various areas such as handcraft making, IT, dance or manual work. The courses took place in the cultural centres of Morro Jable, La Lajita and Costa Calma, as well as in the Municipal Library of Pájara. To those numbers, we should add the participants to the different workshops and activities that were organised on specific events such as the day of the Canaries, Mother's Day or the Day of the Environment.
The Club Náutico Península de Jandía welcomed for three days an international Stand Up Paddle Instructor from the Spanish Surf Federation and from the International Organisation of Stand Up Paddle (IOSUP). The course consisted of a practical experience as well as required knowledge regarding the equipment, the preparation and its adequate use, as well as fundamental safety principles. This training course was aimed at people who want to turn this discipline into their occupation, some students came from other islands of the archipelago.
The Ayuntamiento keeps on promoting the traditions of the primary sector of the Island by supporting various “apañadas” (goat herd gathering) that are carried out in the municipality and that every year gather hundreds of livestock farmers. The last “apañadas” last month in Vinamar (Morro Jable), Cardón and El Jable, in the area of Pecenescal, gathered many livestock farmers of the area. The Agriculture, Livestock and Fishing council is in charge of maintaining the corals before the “apañadas” in order to provide the best conditions to the farmers. The corrals are used to gather the goats that live in semi-wild conditions in the mountain in the south of the Island. The Council also carries out maintenance campaigns every year in order to keep the corrals in good state of preservation. Therefore, every year, the wire mesh and the stone walls of the corrals are repaired to prevent their deterioration and so that they can stay in optimal state for their use. The objective the “apañadas” is to gather the coastal livestock that belongs to the farmers of the municipality that are in a semi-wild state, in order to mark the specimens that are not identified and pair the newly born kids with their parents in order to determine their owner. The “apañadas” are one of the most important livestock traditions in Fuerteventura that are still almost the same as they were during pre-hispanic times.
The Ayuntamiento congratulated Julia Castro for her well deserved second place during the prestigious 2018 Wind Voyager Triple-S Invitational that took place in June in North Carolina, USA. This is one of the most prestigious challenges in Kitesurfing that can only be attended by invitation. The Majorero rider, from Morro Jable, competed brilliantly and achieved a second place just behind the leader Karolina Winkowska. With this great result, the Majorero rider becomes one of the best kitesurfers in the world.
The selected teams from Fuerteventura, Lanzarote, Gran Canaria and Tenerife participated last month in the Canarian Feminine Junior Handball Championship in the municipal gymnasium of Morro Jable, that was organised by the Sports' Council of Pájara's Ayuntamiento. Many amateurs from the different islands, from Morro Jable and the rest of the island, came along to support their teams for the three-day-tournament.
The Culture Council of the Ayuntamiento has opened the registrations for the 14th Song Festival of Playa de La Cebada that will take place this summer in Morro Jable during the Cultural Week. People interested have until 17th August to register. Registrations are available for people who are 17 years old or over from all over the Archipelago and each participant must register two songs. Ten finalists will be selected from all registrations in order to participate in the 14th Song Festival of Playa de La Cebada.
The Ayuntamiento congratulated Luis Airam González Marrero, the athlete from the Athletics School of Morro Jable (EAMJ) after becoming the Canarian runner-up in the combined challenges during the competition that took place in Arona, Tenerife. The young athlete competed brilliantly during this championship and was close to finishing in first place. The EAMJ is a great reserve of young athletes such as the athlete Nicole Barrios who recently stood out by achieving the best ever score in the 300-meter race during the Under-16 Canarian Championship.