News on Nyon’s Ice Rink, Swimming Pool, Drawing Competition for young artists in La Côte newspaper, Open Day at Geneva English School, Monday Movie in English in Nyon, Wine and Welsh Cakes evening 1st December, Living in Nyon is now on air!
The outdoor ice rink in Nyon has now opened and will remain so until 1st March 2015 . Opening hours aren Tuesday – Sunday from 08:00 – 18:00 and 09:00 – 18:00 at the weekend. Note: the rink is also utilised by local schools and the ice hockey club, so some hours are reserved for their use, so check the chart on the ice rink’s own website under “horaires”- You need to look for the section “Patinage et Hockey libre” which indicates when the rink is open to the public.
The ice rink is situated on the lakeside on Nyon’s Rive (not far from the ferry embarkation point). Skates are available for hire at 5 CHF for adults and 3 CHF for children. The Ice rink and buvette are available for private hire in the evenings. The Ice Rink has a sound system, choose your own music, have a fondue and invite your friends! A minimum of 20 people are required for a private party. More details here.
Nyon’s outdoor Swimming Pool to remain a “summer” pool
On Monday night, Nyon’s council was asked to consider making the outdoor swimming pool a year round facility, by covering over the pool. However the municipality considered the cost to be too excessive considering that there is already a covered swimming pool at Le Rocher in the town, and another indoor swimming pool is planned for the future sports complex and school called le Reposoir
Thanks to La Côte newspaper for the above local news. Don’t forget – there is a Living in Nyon English column in the newspaper every Wednesday. It’s a light hearted look at living in this part of Switzerland from a British expatriate perspective. You will find it on the inside of the front page.
Christmas Drawing competition for children.
La Côte newspaper has launched its annual Christmas drawing/ design for children aged between 4 and 12 years old. The five best designs will be published in the newspaper itself from the 24th December onwards and the winners will receive a prize. The deadline is the 28th November and the winners will be announced on the 11th December. Pick up a copy of La Côte for more details.
Open Day at the Geneva English School
There will be an open day at the Geneva English School on Thursday 2oth November from 09:30 to 12:00.
Photo below the “Friendship Stop” bench at the Geneva English School – A place to make new friends!
This Open Day is an ideal opportunity to take a look around at the school and see their fabulous new library learning centre. The school provides a British education for International Children. More details here
Monday Movie in English in Nyon
The Monday Movie in English at the Capitole Cinema in Nyon on Monday 17th November will be “Serena” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Rhys Ifans. Screening at 20:30
See cinema website here Trailer below.
Evening to meet other Anglophones
A reminder that there will be a “Wine and Welsh Cakes” evening in the wine cellar of the chateau of Nyon on the 1st December. It’s an opportunity to meet other Anglophones , whether you have been here for a few years or just a few weeks! Registration required – Full details see previous post here
Living in Nyon on the air and on FM!
The editors and founders of both websites: Living in Nyon and “Know it All Passport” are delighted to announce they will be on the radio once a month on Radio Cité Genève. They will be talking about events, places to go and visit in the Geneva and Vaud region from 12:00 onwards on a show called “12/13” hosted by journalist Gilles Soulhac. The programme will be in French, however if your French is limited, still tune in, it’s an ideal opportunity to learn the language and find out what’s going on in the area. Radio Cité Genève is on the internet and on FM and can be heard in la Côte area along the lake side and in your car on 92.2 FM
Their next show will be on 8th December 2014