A busy and successful time for Rotary Club

Local dignitaries, including Loulé Câmara’s Vereador, Aníbal Moreno, Rotarians, supporters and friends of the Theatre Bus Project met at ASCA in Almancil last Friday to hear the good news that the bus is fit and ready for purpose.

Regular readers of the Algarve Resident will recall reading about this great cultural programme initiated by Uwe Heitkamp, himself a member of Almancil International Rotary Club (AIRC) (see Algarve Resident November 11 issue).

The bus will visit rural areas of the Algarve to educate young people who may not normally have the opportunity to see live theatre, to take part in activities and to learn more about how theatre is brought together.

In a challenging economic climate, AIRC is to be congratulated on reaching the culmination of the first phase of this project.

To ensure that funds continue to come into the project, AIRC is supporting the Caminhar Algarve 2012 which will take place on Saturday, March 31 – a marathon run covering 45kms in Alte, Messines and Silves.

For the first time, the marathon will be run along the Via Algarviana. There will also be a half-marathon and a mini marathon.  

AIRC is sponsoring the Environmentally Friendly Trophy which will be presented to the person answering the most questions correctly about the Barrocal.

The start of the 45km marathon will be at the Alte Hotel at 8am. The 25km will commence at 11am at the Furradora Level Crossing in Messines.

The start of the 15km mini marathon will be at the picnic area of Barragem do Funcho (Águas do Algarve) Vale Fuzeiros. The finish will be at Café Ingles in Silves at 5pm.  

Registration at a cost of €25 (which includes energy drinks, insurance, buffet dinner at the end of the run and other incidentals) can be made by emailing [email protected]

Proceeds from this event will be donated to the education service of the Algarve Theatre Company.