The Annual Climbing Meeting of the Federation of Mountain Sports of the Valencian Community, in collaboration with the Mountain Club and the Town Hall of Redován, will bring together more than 300 people in the municipality this weekend. This was announced today by the Councillor for Sports, Ramón López, accompanied by the president of the Mountain Club, José Vegara, who expressed their satisfaction with the great reception of this event, as well as the tourist impact it will have on Redován “as our town, already well known for being one of the best places in Spain to practice mountain sports, will become the epicentre of these disciplines and will become even better known,” said Ramón López.
The Sports Councillor specified that in order to accommodate all these people, a hostel with a capacity for 50 people has been set up in the Los Pasos Sports Centre, as well as a camping area and another for caravans “so that those who visit us can enjoy the experience according to their tastes, needs and concerns”.
The Annual Climbing Meeting begins tomorrow with the reception of attendees. On Saturday, after breakfast, all those registered will be able to enjoy their breakfast. From half past eight in the morning the climbing, hiking and via ferrata activities will begin, and there will also be an exhibition of base jumping. The highlight of the day, which will take place in the Los Pasos Sports Centre, will be at seven o’clock in the evening, with the conference ‘Aula Pou. Una vida encordados’, in which the brothers Iker and Eneko Pou, world-renowned professional climbers and mountaineers, will talk about their experience in the most beautiful and difficult mountains in the world. The day will end with a dinner accompanied by The Power Band.
On Sunday, after the activities in the mountains, at 12.30 p.m. the trophies will be awarded to the participating clubs. At this event there will also be a raffle of gifts donated by the firms collaborating in the event. At midday there will be a closing ceremony for a meeting “of which the Redován Town Council is proud to be the venue and therefore a reference point in the world of climbing at a national level”. Both Ramón López and José Vegara have encouraged the public to come along and enjoy “the great atmosphere that we are going to enjoy at the Los Pasos Sports Centre on a weekend, moreover, in which everything suggests that the weather is going to be excellent for mountain sports, as is usual in our mountains”.
The Annual Climbing Meeting will bring together in the town lovers of climbing, hiking or base jumping and the well-known climbers Iker and Eneko Pou
Redován will become the mountain sports capital of the Valencian Community on the weekend of 21-23 October. Those days will be celebrated in the municipality, with the Sports Centre Lo Pasos as ‘base camp’, the Annual Climbing Meeting of the Federation of Mountain Sports and Climbing of the Valencian Community. An event that has the involvement of the Redován Mountain Club and the collaboration of the Redován Town Council. The Councillor for Sports, Ramón López, recalled that “our mountain range is a very popular and nationally known place for the practice of mountain sports, because of its magnificent characteristics and our great weather, which allows sports all year round”.
The main day of the Annual Mountain Meeting will take place on Saturday 22nd October, although it will begin on Friday 21st with the opening of the hostel and camping area at the Los Pasos Sports Centre from seven o’clock in the evening. On Saturday, from eight o’clock in the morning, the reception and registration of participants will continue, and at half past eight the activities will begin (climbing, hiking, via ferrata, etc.). At 9 a.m. there will be a base jumping exhibition and at 7 p.m. the well-known climbers Iker and Eneko Pou will give a conference entitled ‘Aupa Pou: A life on a rope’. There will also be time for solidarity, with a charity raffle and a concert to close the day on Saturday. On Sunday morning, the 23rd will begin with sporting activities from early in the morning, and the meeting will culminate with the trophy presentation at midday.
“Everything has been prepared so that those who come to participate can stay at the Los Pasos sports centre, where they will have everything they need to spend the weekend,” said Ramón López, who assured that “this meeting will also be very positive for the economy of our town, as participants will have the opportunity to shop in our shops and taste our cuisine in the restaurants and bars. The councillor specified that registrations can also be made through the Federation’s website https://tienda.femecv.com/product/187 although they will also be made at the sports centre prior to the start of the event.
The Redován Town Council wants the cost of September to be less pronounced for the citizens of Redován with the launch, on the 12th, of the Bono Consumo (Consumer Voucher). This campaign, subsidised by the Provincial Council of Alicante, will allow the purchase of vouchers worth 10, 20 or 40 euros, of which users will only pay half, as the other 50% will be provided by the Town Hall. The vouchers, which can be purchased both online through the website bonosredovan.es and physically at the Town Hall by appointment, can only be exchanged in shops and restaurants that have joined the campaign and can be seen on all the posters that have been made about the Bono Consumo.
The Councillor for Commerce, Maite Martínez, has encouraged the people of Redovan to take part in this campaign “either through their shops and catering establishments or by purchasing the vouchers and consuming, because it is an initiative that will benefit and have an impact on the economy of our municipality”. In addition, he added, this September “we have the double opportunity to prepare ourselves with the Bono Consumo for the start of the school year or to enjoy in our bars and cafes during the festivities we are celebrating”.
Redován has a total of 59,085 euros in vouchers which can be redeemed from 12 September on the aforementioned website, and in person at the Town Hall as long as an appointment has been made on 96 675 40 25. “This means putting 118,170 euros into circulation to benefit local commerce and hospitality, so we want the vouchers to reach as many people as possible, so that, in addition to purchasing them online, people who do not know or cannot use the internet, are not left without their vouchers,” said Martínez. The vouchers can be purchased and consumed until 12 October, although they will be on sale as long as there is credit available.
The mayor of Commerce has specified that the maximum number of vouchers that a person can buy is a total of 100 euros face value, ie 50 euros to be paid by the consumer and as many to be provided by the municipality.
- The City Council presents the book and programme of the festivities that have not been held in full since 2019, when the DANA forced the suspension of part of the events.
The Redován Town Hall has everything ready to kick off, on 27 August, the most eagerly awaited fiestas in honour of the Virgen de la Salud and San Miguel. As the Mayoress and Councillor for Fiestas Nely Ruiz recalled, “in 2019 because of the DANA we were unable to finish our fiestas as they deserved, and then the pandemic has kept us waiting for another two years, so both the Town Council and the Fiestas Committee know the enthusiasm of the whole town of Redován to recover them as we have always known them, and with the same enthusiasm we have worked to achieve this”. Nely Ruiz was accompanied during the presentation by Carlos García, author of the photo that illustrates the cover of the fiestas book, taken during one of the firework displays in September 2020, at the worst of the pandemic.
The traditional celebrations add up to around thirty events that will get underway on Saturday 27 August with the election of queens, the proclamation of the fiestas by Nuria Escudero Rodríguez and the crowning of queens, an event that, as is traditional, will take place in the Plaza de la Paz. From then on, there will be a succession of events, both civil and religious, until 30 September, when the programme will end with a mass. On 28 August there will be a children’s party in the Plaza Miguel Hernández and on Friday 2 September the events will resume with a concert by the Unión Musical de Redován in the Plaza de la Paz and the prize-giving ceremony for the 2019 parade. On Saturday 3 September the Offering of Flowers will start at 20.00 hours from the Plaza Miguel Hernández, and an hour later the Chupinazo will be fired from the balcony of the Town Hall by the Festero de Honor, Miguel Terol Martínez, which this year goes to the Barraca La Gramaera. This will be followed by the retreta which will end with a DJ in the Plaza de la Cruz.
On 3 and 4 September in the San Carlos industrial estate there will be a remote-controlled car championship and on Sunday 4 there will be the traditional exhibition of grass and hemp spinning by La Gramaera. The barracas will be set up on Wednesday 7 September, and on Thursday 8, the feast of the Virgen de la Salud, the day will begin with mass in honour of the patron saint, officiated by the parish priest Eloy Martín and sung by the Manos Unidas choir. In the evening, at 20.00 hours, the procession in honour of the Virgen de la Salud will start, at the end of which there will be a fireworks display from the Avenida de la Diputación.
On Friday, 9 September, the charanga tapeo (brass band) will be performed by Los Feos, and on Saturday, 10 September, the grand general parade of peñas, barracas and queens will begin at 21.00 hours. On 11 September the water festival will be repeated and on the 15th the horse show, which has not been held for some years, will be resumed.
On 11 and 13 September the ‘Sálvame’ will be held in the bullfighting ring and on Friday 16 the Redován Dance Association will offer its Dance Gala. The Fiesta Blanca, one of the most popular of the fiestas, will be held on Saturday 17th September at 21.00 hours in the Plaza Miguel Hernández and will feature a performance by the Happy’s. Registrations can be made at the Town Hall from 1 to 16 September.
On Sunday 18th September the Casa de la Música Antonio Ibáñez Serrano will host the Valencian language theatre show ‘Aladín’ and on Friday 23rd at 18.00 the XIII Campeonato Intergeneracional de Petanca (13th Intergenerational Petanque Championship) will take place. That same Friday at 22.30 hours, in the Plaza de la Paz, we will enjoy the musical Mamma Mia. On Saturday 24th there will be a Multicolour Parade from the Plaza de la Cruz, followed by a concert by the group Los 80 Principales, after which there will be DJ music.
On Sunday 25th September, the XVII Encuentro de Motos Clásicas Villa de Redován will be held, with remember music by the group American Revival and at 20.00 hours on the same day we will switch to the music of the Unión Musical de Redován, with the Concert of San Miguel Arcángel. On 28 September, the eve of the celebration of San Miguel, the musical show ‘Somos Eurovisión’ will take place in the Plaza de la Paz and on the 29th, the feast of the patron saint, at 12.00 there will be mass officiated by the new parish priest, Emilio Manuel Sánchez Martínez, sung by the Manos Unidas Choir. At 20.00 the procession in honour of San Miguel will start and will end with a new fireworks display in the Avenida de la Diputación.
Nely Ruiz thanked the involvement of “the many people who have made possible the preparation of this extensive programme”, as well as the work for the publication of a book of more than 200 pages “in which we can find, as is traditional, a guide with practically all the shops and establishments of Redován, as well as numerous collaborations of people who have selflessly wanted to participate and further enhance our festivities”. The mayoress made special mention of the clubs and barracas of Redován grouped in the Junta Festera: Barraca La Gramaera, Peña Contrabandista El Volante, Peña Contrabandista, Barraca Pirata Redován, Barraca Templarios, Barraca Sultanas, Comparsa Benimerines, Barraca Los Cobras, and welcomed the Comparsa Mora Al-Khäusil which joins the festive groups this year.
The project ‘Redovánpolis Go!’ The sustainable village’ developed by the Colegio Sagrados Corazones de Redován with the support of the City Council since its inception makes a positive balance of the course and presents its latest creation, ‘Metrominuto Redován’. It is a map developed by students of fifth and sixth grade in which the average travel times between different points of interest in the town are established. It is intended to promote mobility on foot, thus reducing CO2 emissions from vehicles into the atmosphere, involving families in its development and thus having a more sustainable town, which is the main objective of the project.
Councilman Environment, Ramon Lopez, said that ‘RedovánpolisGO!’ is not only new “but it is very necessary and effective, since from the school students are given a series of guidelines for recycling, mobility, and in general everything necessary to create a society increasingly aware of the respect it deserves the environment to, among other things, curb problems that we have to fight, such as climate change. That is why he wanted to congratulate once again the school and its teachers “for having managed to raise awareness among children who in turn apply these teachings at home and make their parents also be more respectful of the environment”.
Lopez has indicated that the City Council will install the map of ‘Metrominuto’ in places like the Avenida de la Diputación, so that it can be consulted. In addition, it can be downloaded from the website of the City Council “and a QR code has been developed through which anyone can carry it on their cell phone”.
Balance of the course
For ‘Redovánpolis Go!’ the 2021-2022 academic year has been the take-off of the project, although it began to develop during the previous academic year, as indicated by the project coordinator, Rubén Ferrer. The impact at the educational level has been high, with the participation of teachers, students and families in the different missions that have completed, month after month, all the classes. This participation has achieved, among other things, a better recycling of the school’s resources, in addition to collecting more than 7,000 bottle caps and more than 380 kilos of batteries.
Solidarity is also part of the school project, with missions that have raised money for the Association El Árbol de los Sueños, in addition to collecting food and materials for the Association Patas sin Fronteras, coordinated by the Infant cycle. From the third cycle, which has developed the ‘Metrominuto Redován’, have been received by the AMPA some farming tools for the school garden launched this year with the help of the City Council. The project has created the Virtual Museum of the sustainable village where you can visit the works of art made on the occasion of 8M, since equality is to start from the sustainable village.
‘Redovánpolis Go!’ has also been the subject of several awards such as the Grifo de Redován Award granted in April by the City Council. But it has also crossed the borders of the municipality as a finalist in a national contest and first prize in environmental competitions and on digital transformation of the classroom, an award that will be collected in Seville in the coming weeks. Likewise, the project has been exhibited in Elche in the framework of the I Jorndas de la ‘Red ODS 2030: Caminando hacia el futuro’ and in November it will be in ‘Vincle educatiu’ of the Fuhem Foundation in collaboration with the City Council and the University of Valencia, where it will be presented as a project of good practices in the school community.
Redován City Council has launched what is the first municipal paddle tennis court in the town in the Sports Center Los Pasos. This infrastructure, built at the same time that two of the existing tennis courts have been renovated, has been paid for with funds from the Plan + Sport of the Provincial Council of Alicante. The entire performance has involved an investment of 48,288.01 euros, and has been designed by the architect Sergio Pina redovanense and executed by the company, also Redován, Zaragoza Group.
The councilman of sports, Ramón López, has assured that from the City Council “we promote sport in any modality, but on this occasion we wanted to pay attention to racket sports because of the great fondness they have in our town, as well as the demand of numerous people who considered that our sports center was missing a paddle tennis court like the one that will be able to start using from tomorrow.”
Ramón López together with the mayoress, Nely Ruiz, has been this morning at the facilities to announce “the imminent launch of the paddle tennis court, totally free, and that can already be booked at the sports center”. The mayor has assured “that the paddle has many fans in Redován, and now they can practice their favorite sport without leaving Redován”.