Our tourism season annually is being marked by the traditional boat march from Brenguļi brewery to Valmiermuiža brewery on May 25. It usually gathers public sector employees from Valmiera City and Kocēni, Beverīna and Burtnieki districts. Last year more than 500 people took part in the boat march. It should be noted that everyone can apply for the boat march and participants are encouraged to dress accordingly to this year’s theme – Swimming Horses.
On April 12 the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Latvia Mr. Elman Zejnalov visited Valmiera. This was the first time when Azerbaijani Ambassador was visiting Valmiera. During his visit, the Ambassador met with the Deputy Mayor of Valmiera Vaira Dundure, Executive Director Jānis Baiks and several politician of Valmiera City Council.
Artūrs Matisons is a well-known BMX rider who participated in the Olympic Games in Beijing in 2008. Currently he can call himself a successful entrepreneur. An application for IPhones “Fearless Wheels” has become one of the most popular games in the world. For a while it was the most downloaded game in the UK, Belgium, Italy, Australia, New Zealand and it was in the TOP5 in the U.S. as well.
This year JSC „Valmiera Glass Fibre” (AS „Valmieras stikla šķiedra”) will celebrate its 50th anniversary. Ever since its creation, „Valmiera Glass Fibre” has become one of the biggest and most successful enterprises in Latvia and Baltic States. Currently it is the biggest employer in Valmiera with more than 900 employees. It should be emphasized that „Valmiera Glass Fibre” for several years has been acknowledged as the most favourable employer in Vidzeme region.
A Contract with a Russian cooperation “GazEnergoStroi” has been signed about the purchase of the Valmiera meat-factory. The new investor revealed that it is intended to resume production of meat products and create a technology park within the territory of the factory. As a result, residents of Valmiera and surrounding territories will profit from new employment opportunities.
Very few might know that it is possible to reach Valmiera by train, but it is. And now – with a higher level of comfort. As of today, passengers traveling by train on a route Riga-Valga (Estonia)-Riga, which stops in Valmiera as well, can book a seat in a wagon with an additional level of comfort. Passengers will have a WiFi connection and a plug-in to charge their computers or other electronic devices.
The Great Clean-up is an annual event when people of Latvia gather to clean and improve their neighbourhood. Although initially planned on April 20, due to prolonged winter, it has been decided to change the date to April 27. Organizers of the event will provide trash-bags, however everyone is encouraged to come with their own gloves. Who can participate? Everyone! Where is it possible to join?
Bus terminal is one of the first and last things that visitors see when they visit a city. Therefore it is only reasonable that it has its impact in creating a certain image of a city. Current bus terminal building does not suit the needs of Valmiera, hence a decision to completely renovate the building was made. Although it was agreed to maintain its historical design, it will become more consumer friendly.
Laughter of children and whispers of excitement – all that was present in an event where 9 red bicycles – a gift from our friends in Germany – were given to children from low-income families. Kids received the bicycles with a sincere joy and a sense of responsibility, so that they could be passed on to their younger siblings.
It is a well-known fact that many can do better than one. Under the same idea 9 local governments that fall within the territories covered by the spectacular Gauja National Park have joined together to develop a new tourism brand - “Enter Gauja”.