Showing posts with label Families Aruba. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Families Aruba. Show all posts

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The first copy of the 2018 Donkey Calendar was handed out to Bucuti Beach Resort

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Exactly on October 4th, (World Animal Day), the first copy of the 2018 Donkey Calendar was handed out. This year the honor went to Mr. Biemans, CEO of the prestigious Bucuti and Tara Beach Resort, one of the crown jewels of Aruba's hotels.

Mr. Biemans is known as a very conscientious person that is very concerned with Aruba's natural environment. He is always willing to contribute to the Donkey Sanctuary whenever asked. Mr.Biemans was not on the island to receive his calendar, so the honor went to Bucuti Resort Mgr. Mr.Rick van den Berg.

Desiree Eldering of the Donkey Sanctuary, was proud to hand Mr. v/d Berg the first copy. And all this under the watchful eyes of volunteers and donkeys.

The new 2018 Donkey Calendar is beautiful and colorful. Printed on thick A3 format paper, this calendar is full of important local and international information. Also included are local activities such as the 2018 Carnival schedule and feast days. The calendar cost fls. 25.00 and is available at Superfood, Veterinary Contreras, En Vogue Coiffures , and also at the Donkey Sanctuary in Bringamosa. All proceeds from the calendar goes directly to the donkeys. And the cost of printing the calendar is funded totally by the 12 sponsors whose name appears on the calendar.

Friday, September 1, 2017

Brimmed Hat for Sun Protection

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This is our recommendation on hats for protection against the sun! SPF 145 and drawstring so you are not swimming after your hat!

Our family wears Ultimate Tropical Hat $19.00 with air holes for breathability as well as built in SPF protection.

I used to wear a baseball cap, but no matter the amount of sun screen I used, the tops of my ears were always sunburned.

The Ultimate hat with their wide brim has solved that problem. Draw strings on the hats for windy days as well.

Ultimate Tropical Hat [UHSK] - $19.00 :: Ultimate Hat and Skippers - Outdoor Hats and Nautical Accessories

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

The Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa is officially open!

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The new Aruba Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa is officially open! Quite a lot of cheerful visitors to the Donkey Fair viewed the opening ceremony, which was done by the six volunteers, who started the sanctuary twenty years ago. Honorary guests Ramon and Maria Boekhoudt, Mevine Kock and Stewart Willems, Facundo Franken, Chito Paris and Johnnie Fingal cut a veggie cake and distributed it among the donkeys present as the official opening ceremony. Thus the move to Bringamosa, which offers the 130 donkeys and the 25.000 visitors a year a wonderful new location and the 20th anniversary of the sanctuary were jointly celebrated.

Friday, April 7, 2017

Donkey Sanctuary organizes a grand Donkey Fair

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On Sunday, April 9 it is party time at the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa. On that day the sanctuary celebrates its 20th anniversary and its new complex at Bringamosa will be officially opened. The opening ceremony will be held at 11 am; the first volunteers who started the sanctuary twenty years ago will be the guests of honor. Without them the Donkey Sanctuary would not exist – many donkeys would be roaming around and Aruba would not have a major tourist attraction.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

The Aruban Donkey Sanctuary organizes a wonderful raffle

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Twenty years ago, in the month of April, the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary opened its doors. At the time there were many roaming herds of donkeys and the growing number of accidents with donkeys, injured donkeys and donkey abuse was the reason that a group of concerned local people got together to protect the animals. This was the start of the Aruba Donkey Sanctuary. Ten donkeys from Pos Chiquito were the first to be relocated to a safe haven; twenty years later the Sanctuary offers food and shelter to 130 donkeys. Volunteers take care of the herd, which has become one of the island’s major tourist attractions.

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Paseo Herencia Mall Aruba Introduces New Kids Activities

Paseo Herencia Mall located in Palm Beach, is known for their diverse offerings and focus on entertainment for the whole family. More Info

Friday, January 27, 2017

The twelfth Donkey Walk was a blast

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Aruba’s Donkey Sanctuary twelfth Donkey Walk was a blast this past weekend. A whopping 227 paying participants conquered the more than 5 kilometer-long route through gorgeous natural terrain.

The starting point was the new Donkey Sanctuary at Bringamosa, which also doubled as the finish. The hill-studded route had a watering point halfway.
Everyone enjoyed not only a great walk, but also a very safe one as donkeys Diva and Igor, the Aruban police force and the local Red Cross took care of that department. At the finish wonderful, enthusiastic comments could be heard from the participants, who were received in the brand-new Visitors’ Center at the Sanctuary and who were treated to fruit and nuts (courtesy of SuperFood and Leon Trading). As most athletes stayed quite a long while afterwards, they went home at sunset.

As a surprise all participants of this year’s 20th anniversary walk received a super Stylos ballpoint, with the text `Donkey Sanctuary Aruba 1997 – 2017’. Twenty years ago a group of volunteers started to catch and house the many roaming donkeys on the island. And, as they say: the rest is history.

Nowadays the Donkey Sanctuary has become one of the best-known and most-loved tourist attractions with its 130 donkeys. The housing and feeding costs are covered by donations and fundraising activities, such as this Walk, which has generated AWG. 2.270,-- ($1273.76 USD) (ten florins $5.61 USD per person).

This is such a great initiative: giving everyone a chance to enjoy a nature walk while supporting the Donkey Sanctuary at the same time!

Friday, November 11, 2016

The Donkey Sanctuary in Aruba needs you!

Indeed, this is an appeal of the Donkey Sanctuary, which is in urgent need of volunteers. Due to their extended opening hours (daily from 9am to 4pm) and the increase in the number of donkeys at the shelter, they are sorely in need of more volunteers. They are caring for more than 130 donkeys, which are divided into two locations. And all of them need their feed, the grounds need to be cleaned and there are lots of other cores as well.

Donkey Sanctuary volunteers can often be found in booths and behind stands during different festivities and they receive visitors to the shelter. The number of visitors increases every year as well.

Friday, November 4, 2016

The first Donkey Calendar 2017 went to De Palm Tours

The new Donkey Calendar 2017 has been presented and, as is traditional, the first calendar went to somebody who has been of much importance to the Aruban Donkey Sanctuary. Warren Stanley, general manager of De Palm Tours, was the happy recipient of the first copy of the calendar. The Donkey Sanctuary has been included in the safari trips of De Palm Tours and thus a considerable number of visitors to the island gets to know the place. But aside from that De Palm Tours are actively involved in sponsoring as well and the volunteers of the Sanctuary may count on them in many instances.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

13 Things Every Kid Who Travels On Christmas Knows To Be True

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Only those who travel on Christmas know the true joy it can bring. Whether your journeys take you to Northpole or beyond, enhance the trip with magic from Hallmark. Link

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Aruba Birdlife Conservation

A call for support to stop the destruction of nature areas in Aruba. Sign the petition here: http://www.savenaturearuba.com/