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Jesús Ángel Miguel-García, Prof., Ldo., M.A.
Number 37, June 2007
Spanish courses in Winnipeg, summer 2007
Jesús Ángel Miguel presented session and paper at Canadian Association of Hispanists
Jesús Ángel Miguel meets Spanish Embassy’s Commercial and Economic officers
The Winnipeg Free Press features Jesús Ángel Miguel and his study on euphemisms
Jesús Ángel Miguel meets Member of the Legislative Assembly
Poetry recital of The Spanish Institute’s young students
The Spanish Institute commemorates Canadians in Spanish Civil War on CBC
Jesús Ángel Miguel García guest of honour at the Filipino Heritage Week and Philippine Independence Ball
Spanish Institute’s director invited to commemoration of Filipino national hero’s birthday
Movies from Spain at the 2007 Winnipeg International Film Festival
Balanchine’s Don Quixote by The National Ballet of Canada
“Requiem Flamenco” by Paco Peña on CBC Radio 2.
Publicity in Spanish in USA up 15%
Dalí at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Seminar on “Ascent to the Mount Carmel” by St. John of the Cross
Flamenco guitar music
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The Spanish Institute will be offering the following courses this summer:
- beginners, elementary, intermediate, advanced and private tuition
For times and tuition fees, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jesús Ángel Miguel García organized a session and presented a paper at the XLIII Congress of the Canadian Association of Hispanists on learning stratgies and autonomous learning. The Congress took place at University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, May 26th-29th , 2007.
On May 18th, the director of The Spanish Institute met D. Juan Suárez Romero and D. Manuel Caballero, officers from the Commercial and Economic Office of the Spanish Embassy. The meeting took place during their visit to Winnipeg.
On May 19th, 2007 The Winnipeg Free Press published an article on Jesús Ángel Miguel, founder and director of The Spanish Institute of Manitoba, and his research on euphemisms.
5. Jesús Ángel Miguel meets Member of the Legislative Assembly
Jesús Ángel Miguel met the Hon. Rob Altemeier, MLA for Wolsley, on June 20th, along with a delegation of other leaders of the Spanish-speaking community to discuss programs for youth. The meeting took place at the MLA’s office.
6. Poetry recital of The Spanish Institute’s young students
On June 20th, he director of The Spanish Institute of Manitoba, Jesús Ángel Miguel García, presented the young students of the Spanish reading their own poems in Spanish at McNally Robinson Bookstores, Winnipeg.
On June 11th, Jesús Ángel Miguel García commemorated the Canadian soldiers who fought in the Spanish Civil War on the CBC radio program “Here’s to you”.
8. Jesús Ángel Miguel García guest of honour at the Filipino Heritage Week and Philippine Independence Ball
Jesús Ángel Miguel García was invited by the Order of the Knights of Rizal (Orden de Caballeros de Rizal) to the Filipino Heritage Week, hosted by the Philippine Heritage Council of Manitoba, and Philippine Indepence Ball, held at the Grand Ballroom, Fort Garry Place, Winnipeg. Dignitaries and members of the provincial and federal parliament were alo present.
9. Spanish Institute’s director invited to commemoration of Filipino national hero’s bithday
Jesús Ángel Miguel García was invited to the floral offering ceremony to celebrate Filipino national hero Dr. José Rizal’s 146th birthday.
The floral offering, at the plaque commemotating Dr. José Rizal at Glen Eden Memorial Gardens, Winnipeg, was made:
- on behalf of the Government of Canada by Hon. Judy Wasylycia-Leis, MP;
- on behalf of the Philippine Government: Hon. Sir Dr. Jose Brillantes, KGOR, Philippine Ambassador to Canada;
- on behalf of the Knights and Ladies of Rizal: Sir Dr. Romy & Lady Leah Magsino, Sir Dr. Roland (KGOR) & Lady Dr. Irene Guzman, Sir Dr. Tom Colina, KCR, Sir Rev. Dr. Neil & Lady Gory, Lady Carrie Yudai, Lady Rosabelle de Leon and Consul Lady Rhenita Rodriguez.
Before and After Kissing. Director: María Ramón Alos, Spain, 8 min. Canadian premiere.
“Raul, a nine-year-old child from a small village in the Spanish countryside, daydreams about kissing María, his twelve-year-old cousin, who every summer comes to the village to spend her holidays.”
4.00 p.m. on Saturday, June 2nd 2007
6.30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 6th 2007 at the PTE SAAN Theatre.
DVD. Director: Ciro Altabás, Spain, 2006, 17 min.
“How much of a DVD movie fan can one be, before recreation imitates life and loves. Pause, skip... deleted scenes, alternate endings... relationships don't quite work that way.”
4.00 p.m. on Sunday, June 3rd 2007 at the PTE SAAN Theatre
Balanchine’s Don Quixote, June 15th – 24th, 2007
The radio show ‘Canada Live’ broadcast on May 14th, 2007 “Requiem Flamenco” by Paco Peña. Sibuir and musicians: The Vancouver Chamber Choir; Francisco Arriaga, flamenco guitar; Eva de Dios, soprano; Ignacio López, percussion; Rafael Moya Montilla, tenor; Rafael Recio Montilla, flamenco guitar; Paco Peña, flamenco guitar; Miguel Pérez, tenor.
According to a recent study, the money spent on publicity in Spanish-speaking media in the U.S.A. was 5,590 million U.S. dollars in 2006, that is, 15% more than the previous year.
Source: Commercial Office of Spain in Los Angeles, May 8th 2007.
“Monet to Dalí. Modern masters from the Cleveland Museum of Art”
June 11th – September 16th, 2007
Vancouver Art Gallery
“España y olé”
Flamenco and Spanish folk dance, featuring flamenco students and community dance program.
Sunday, June 17th, 7 p.m.
The Gas Station Theatre, Winnipeg.
16. Seminar on “Ascent to the Mount Carmel” by St. John of the Cross
Seminar on “Ascent to the Mount Carmel” by Spanish mystic St. John of the Cross
Friday, June 22nd, 2007 at 1:30 p.m.
902 Borebank St., Winnipeg
Presented by Rev. Leonard Schimidt
Next seminar: September 21st, 2007 “The Dark Night of the Soul” by St. John of the Cross
17. Flamenco guitar music
Flamenco music. Spanish guitars.
Saturday, June 30, 8:00 p.m.
McNally Robinson Bookstores, Grant Park, Winnipeg.
Phillipe Meunier duo.
The Spanish Institute recommends www.videomania.ca, a web site from which you can order videos in Spanish. Videos are sent directly to your home.
«La libertad es un bien común y, mientras no participen todos de ella, no serán libres los que se creen tales».
Miguel de Unamuno (1864 – 1936), escritor y filósofo español.
«La lectura es para mí algo así como la barandilla en los balcones».
Nuria Espert (1926 - ), escenógrafa y actriz española.
«La lealtad es decir siempre lo que sientes y estar dispuesto a dejar tu puesto si lo que dices no gusta».
Sabino Fernández Campo (1944 - ), diplomático español, ex jefe de la Casa Real española durante 17 años.
«La intención hace el agravio».
Calderón de la Barca (1600 – 1681), dramaturgo español.
«La fuente de la vida es el corazón».
Juan Luis Vives (1492-1540), humanista y filósofo español.
«La experiencia no consiste en lo que se ha vivido, sino en lo que se ha reflexionado».
Jose María de Pereda (1833-1906), escritor español.
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