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mary-thomson-and-richard-dobinsonSantiago Del Teide Lions Club held their President’s Night Celebrations on July 4th, at El Marques, Los Gigantes.

In her address, retiring President Mary Thompson, thanked the Club Members for all their hard work, over the last twelve months, and the general public for all their support. Of the organisations that have received assistance from the Club over the last year, she highlighted the Bomberos, the Orabal special needs and family centre, and the completion of the ‘Computer Project’, which is to place, in 19 of the local junior schools, a new computer suite. This was funded by Jens Fulda a local businessman.

She gave special thanks to Secretary Jon Thornley and Treasurer Steve Gilbert. The Club’s internal award, by popular vote as ‘Lion of the Year’ went to Lizzie Herrick.

As Mary was about to hand-over her status as President, the next surprise was for her. Recognising her 14 years of fund raising work, capped by two consecutive years as President, she was awarded the prestigious Lion award, a Melvin Jones Fellowship. (Melvin Jones was the Founder of Lions Clubs International)

Incoming President Richard Dobinson thanked all present for supporting the evening, and promised a continuation of the Lions’ work in the future.

After an excellent buffet prepared by the El Marques staff, the evening continued with entertainment from ‘Extreme’ Carla and Michell’s Speciality Show. The icing on the cake for the whole night was supplied by another super performance from ‘Glam Slam’ the top 70’s rock tribute band.

Thanks go to Rick Porter for his support role, and to Maggie Porter and Denise Bell of Viana Shows for organising the evening’s entertainment.

Written by Ken Ward

Puerto De Santiago Fiesta

Posted by dolly diver on July 3, 2009
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puerto-de-santiago-fiestaOnce again it’s time to blow the dust off those dancing shoes and get down to some real fiestering at the Puerto Santiago Fiesta which starts tomorrow and runs until 16th July. The famous firework display is Sat 11th July.

Click this link for full programme of events

 	swimming-competitionThe 14th annual swimming race from Playa De La Arena beach to Puerto de Santiago beach takes place on July 12th at 10am. The distance is aprox 950 mts.

If you would like to participate then call 922 868108 or 922 868041 between 08:00 to 15:00 hours, for more information.

Lions Dinner Dance July 4th

Posted by dolly diver on June 20, 2009
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 helen-dickson-prydeHelen Dickson Pryde, from Los Gigantes, (pic left at Burn’s night in the Bamboo Bar) is through to the finals in this year’s “Tenerif’s Got Talent “competition.

Helen together with the other hopeful winners, Alexander McRae, Becky Mallone, Jason, Hollie Bourne, The Glitter Show and Jordana will be battling it out on Sunday 14th June at 1 pm at the THE THEATRE BAR in San Eugenio.

Three winners from the show will go through to the grand finale with other finalists on July 26th at the Anthelia Hotel in Fañabe.

The overall winner walks away with a Blackpool contract from HRH entertainments.
Good luck Helen from the team

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Carnival Fund Raising

Posted by dolly diver on June 7, 2009
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The carnival commission of Los Gigantes would like to thank all those who attended the Canarian Day Dinner Dance in the plaza on Friday 29th May.

A great night was had by all and the commission, with your help, raised over €1800 towards next year’s 30th anniversary of Los Gigantes Carnival.

Los Gigantes Carnival dates are Feb 26th – March 1st 2010 the theme of the carnival will be announced soon.

Carnival 2009

Posted by dolly diver on March 16, 2009
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 	carnival-queen-los-gigantes-2009Los Gigantes carnival 2009 was celebrated from 5th – 9th March. The event was 5 evenings of fun and laughter for the many hundreds of residents and visitors of the area.

The photos can be viewed in our photo gallery

A short video of each event has now been uploaded to our video page (allow a few seconds to load) the events are:-

The election of the Carnival Queen
Children’s Fancy Dress
Masked ball
Grand Parade
Burial of the Sardine

A souvenir DVD is available to purchase for €10 + p&p. For more information email or collect a copy from our office in El Varadero (next to Sunflower restaurant) Tel 922 862713

Sponsored Fun Walk

Posted by dolly diver on March 11, 2009
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Sponsored Fun Walk

Asociacíon de San Francisco de los Animales

With or without dogs – Suitable for all ages


15th March, 2009


9.30 a.m. at the Gran Melia Palacio De Isora
(new hotel in Alcalá)


Pilgrims Bar in Playa de la Arena

For further information & sponsorship forms
Contact Allison on 617697761

Sponsorship forms also available at
Simple Simons & Ocean Drive in Los Gigantes and the Custom Built Computers/ office in El Varadero.

Sandwiches for walkers kindly sponsored by
Pilgrims Bar

All monies raised will be used for the benefit of stray & abandoned animals within the
Municipality of Santiago del Teide

An exhibition of paintings by artist Heide Marie Fahl “Rumors of Color” will be on display in the Fisherman’s museum in Puerto Santiago from 6th to 28th of February.

The official opening of will be on Friday, February 6th, at 20:00 am with folk group “Grupo Miguel and his friends.”

The exhibition will be open Monday to Saturday 10:00 to 13:00 hours and from 16:00 to 19:00 hours.

Second Annual Dog Show – 25th January 2008

Posted by dolly diver on January 27, 2009
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By: Roger Diss ( Roger said he didn’t want credit for this story but I didn’t want anyone to think I was into female legs!)

They came in all shapes, colours and sizes but there was no doubting the big hit at the second annual Asociación San Francisco de los Animales dog show – among the male onlookers, at any rate.
Xena, a golden retriever, was the dog in question but most male eyes were turned to her owner, Sabrina Biagini, whose long and shapely legs made the pair firm favorites to win the fun class, Best Six Legs, in the competition. Read more