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January, 2016  // Posts published in January, 2016

29 Jan Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Veracruz Training Wrap-up

Veracruz Training Wrap-up

Veracruz Training Wrap-up

At 7:15 our little band stood in the lobby of the Hotel Louis rubbing the sleep out of our eyes and filing into the van of the “Proteccion Civil” (Mexican equivalent of Emergency Operations). By 7:45 we were in the auditorium provided to us as a classroom for the 60 students of the lifeguard academy. […]

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22 Jan Chief's Column, GIBP News | Comments Off on Learnings in Veracruz

Learnings in Veracruz

Learnings in Veracruz

Greetings from Veracruz, Mexico! Our sister city is booming and everyone from the Mayor to the taxi driver says to tell everyone in Galveston hello. When we started the relationship between the lifeguard programs and held the first Veracruz/Boca Del Rio academy in 1999, we never dreamed that the relationship would be as successful as […]

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15 Jan Chief's Column, GIBP News, On The Beach | Comments Off on Veracruz Academy

Veracruz Academy

Veracruz Academy

22 years ago Vic Maceo and I joined a group from Galveston who went down to our sister city of Veracruz, Mexico in a delegation from Galveston. We went during Carnival, which in Veracruz is a really big deal. Veracruz is a huge tourist destination and during holidays it seems like all of Mexico City […]

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