Playa Blanca residents were saddened by the loss of Helen Stevens recently and have organised a number of events to raise funds for Cancer Research UK.
Helen Stevens a well recognised face in Playa Blanca unfortunately lost her fight against cancer on 5th February 2010 aged only 25. A popular waitress in La Bocaina Restaurant in Playa Blanca Helen was always a welcome face there. But more often than that Helen would be recognised out in the town usually singing in the various bars on karaoke with her powerful but elegant singing voice and making everyone enjoy themselves with her infectious laugh. Originally only visiting the island for two weeks to visit her friends Paul & Nina Ecob at the restaurant like many she ended up staying for over two years.
The resort of Playa Blanca will sadly miss Helen and so the owners of La Bocaina restaurant and many local residents are putting together a charity evening to celebrate her life. A charity dinner, auction and raffle amongst other fundraising efforts are being organised for the 17th of April to raise money for her family's choice charity Cancer Research UK . The restaurant will be donating 50% of the ticket directly to the charity as well as the usage of the restaurant throughout the afternoon and evening for other fundraising efforts. read more »
Lanzarote hosted the XXX Gala Nacional del Deporte on Monday 8th March 2010. The event brought some of the best Spanish sportsmen to the island together with 100 journalists, this was the first time the awards ceremony had been held outside the mainland of Spain in 30 years. The awards were presented at the Jameos del Agua auditorium and broadcast on Spanish TV which was followed by a celebration dinner at the Monumento al Campesino and accommodation at the 5* Hesperia Hotel in Puerto Calero.
Spain’s sportsmen achieved some fabulous results during 2009 including……
Spain have won the Davis Cup 4 times and all within the past decade - 2000, 2004, 2008 and 2009.
FC Barcelona had the best year in the club’s history and the first team to ever win six titles in one year including La Liga, 2009 Supercopa de España, UEFA Champions League, UEFA Super Cup, 2009 FIFA World Cup and the Copa del Rey!
Olenka Frenkiel reported on BBC2 Newsnight recently about former priest Bill Carney who is currently residing in the Canary Islands. Although not specified it is clear from the video that he is in the resort of Playa Blanca, Lanzarote.
Bill Carney was reported in the Murphy report and cited as one of the worst child abusers in Dublin's Catholic diocese, prior to his winter residence in Lanzarote he was living quietly in Scotland and his history was unbeknown to his wife who he married in 2004. The Murphy report quotes a psychiatric assessment about the priest which said that he suffers from “psychopathic personality disorder”. read more »
This concert is to celebrate the arrival of spring and will be performed on the beach at Playa Las Cucharas in Costa Teguise, Lanzarote. The musicians are a three piece group known as Trío Armonía performing with a violin, contrabass and piano.
From 7pm to 8.30pm. read more »
Below are some of the recommendations for local bars in the different Lanzarote resorts where you can catch all the Grand Prix action.
The Red Lion, Avenida Islas Canarias
Sunset Sports Bar, Avenida Islas Canarias
Ferraris Bar, El Trebol
Puerto Del Carmen
Arthurs Bar C. C. Maritimo, Avenida de las Playas
Wax Sports & Lounge Bar, C. C. Papagayo
Tropical Sports Bar, C. C. El pueblo Las Coloradas
If you have the Via Digital satellite system you can watch the action on La Sexta (channel 16). read more »
There was chaos at the Lanzarote Lidl inauguration in Arrecife on the 11th March 2010. Shoppers had started queuing from early in the morning, hours before the store was due to open at 9am.
Local police were required to help with the traffic and up to 500 people were left waiting to enter the supermarket, some as long as an hour and a half. read more »
What are you doing on the 22nd May 2010?
If you'd like to be a volunteer for this year's Ironman Lanzarote 2010 event, please complete this registration form.
The Ironman Lanzarote website today has a count down of 71 days to the start of the island’s biggest sporting event of the year. The Lanzarote Ironman is renowned as one of the toughest of the Ironman courses, now in its 19th year the 2010 entries were limited to a maximum of 1500 athletes and sold out within a couple of months after registration opened. These athletes have spent the last year dedicating hours of training every day improving their technique and building their stamina to a level where they can undertake this gruelling distance of:
The start is at 7am as dawn is breaking, the first of the professional athletes will cross the finish line in just under 9 hours and the event closes at midnight where any athletes still running the course will be encouraged to stop at this point.
We are looking for volunteers to join with us and support these incredible athletes on the day: read more »
The XI MTB Rally will be held on Sunday 28th March 2010 in Costa Teguise. The mountain bike race circuit of 5.500m has been mapped out using the diverse range of paths and dirt tracks located behind the Beatriz Hotel and around the Montaña Corona of Costa Teguise.
The race starts at 10.30am, the start line will be in front of the Beatriz Hotel, participants can register up to an hour before the start. There are different categories of:
Cadetes & Master (50) 3 circuits, a total distance of 16.500m read more »