Last updateFri, 29 Apr 2016 3pm

Pool tournament

The third edition of the Copa de Amistad Canada-Mexico 8-Ball Pool Tournament had unexpected winners – the Guadalajara Reporter team led by publishers Michael Forbes and Sean Godfrey.  Hosted and sponsored by the Canadian Consulate in Guadalajara at Bolerama Tapatio, the event drew 16 teams made up of Canadians, Mexicans and other nationalities.  Teams participated from government organizations, private companies and the Canadian Consulate.  The tournament celebrated 70 successful years of diplomatic relations between Canada and Mexico.

Canadian Consul Francis Uy (center) is joined at the prize-giving ceremony by Reporter publishers Sean Godfrey and Michael Forbes (blue shirts), and the second-placed team comprising Jacobo Gonzalez (right) and Alejandro Alonso (left) from the Instituto Jalisciense de Tecnologias de la Información (Ijalti) software center in Guadalajara.

Surprise winners at Canada–Mexico pool tourney

Teachers from the Canadian School in Guadalajara enjoy the Copa de la Amistad Canada-Mexico pool tournament this week at Bolerama Tapatio. From left, back row: Kristi Chipeniuk, Luis Franco, Jackie Barfett, Anna Deligianis, Alvina Tsui, Armando Cortes and Paco Fregoso. Front row: Tory Garcia and Brenda Zavala.  Now in its third year, the Canadian School offers an immersive bilingual education program that aims to teach students to become creative and critical thinkers.  The school is located in Colonia Prados Providencia. For more information see canadianschool.com.mx.

Crafts extravaganza a major hit at new Expo location

TlaquepArte, the biannual exhibition of handicrafts, gifts and decorations, keeps getting better and better. Having moved from its traditional Tlaquepaque location, visitors to this year’s fair are benefitting from the increased space now available at Expo Guadalajara.