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The Basque club in Rio Colorado is reinvigorated with a new name “Ruben Kepa Etulain” and re-inauguration of Anaitasuna Plaza


The Ibaiko Euskaldunak “Ruben Kepa Etulain” Basque Club in Rio Colorado
The Ibaiko Euskaldunak “Ruben Kepa Etulain” Basque Club in Rio Colorado


Río Colorado, Argentina. They are to be congratulated in Rio Colorado.  The Ibaiko Euskaldunak Basque Club in the province of Rio Negro re-inaugurated the “Anaitasuna” Plaza incorporating the name Silvia Prat in honor of the person who supported its construction.  During its re-inauguration, club members planted an oak tree and unveiled a new plaque that marks this as a green space.  After the event, they also renamed the club Ruben Kepa Etulain to remember one of the club’s founders as well as its first president.

The celebration also celebrated the Argentine patriotic day of July 9th.  Dancers from clubs in Viedma-Patagones, Bahia Blanca and the local dancers brought the colors of Euskal Herria to the festivities.  The Aberri Etxea Basque Choir from Viedma-Patagones also performed.  The day concluded with lunch for delegates present. 

[The color, joy and life of Euskal Dantzak in the streets of Rio Colorado]

Maria Fernanda Peña Cobas, dance teacher and club reference told that they currently have two dance groups, txikis and a youth group.  “For the second half of the year, we are thinking about starting pelota paleta, and mus and Basque classes eventually,” Peña said.

The Basque Club in Rio Colorado is also on Facebook


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