Polish News Translated - Torun- June 5

By Bethany HuffJune 5, 2024

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Editor's Note: These are courtesy translations of local news provided by the U.S. Army Garrison Poland Public Affairs team for the benefit the military community stationed here. Views or opinions are not endorsed by USAG Poland or the U.S. Army.

XIII Toruń Olympics of Persons with Disabilities

The XIII Toruń Olympics of Persons with Disabilities will take place at the Municipal Stadium on June 8, 2024. The event is organized by the Association of the Centers for Sport with Disability Alfa Sport Toruń and the Municipal Sports and Recreation Centre in Toruń, in cooperation with local foundations.

Participants will compete in various sports, including swimming, football, strength competitions, athletics, indoor rowing, table tennis, and boules. Competitions are organized by age, gender, and type and degree of disability. Additionally, attendees can enjoy a concert by Kamil Czeszel.

All events will be held at the facilities of the Municipal Sports and Recreation Centre in Toruń, which are adapted to the needs of people with disabilities. Each participant can choose their preferred sports to compete in.

Night Copernicus Run 2024

Running enthusiasts are in for a treat! The Night Copernicus Run will take place on June 8, 2024. The event features running competitions over distances of 10 km and 5 km, as well as a 5 km Nordic Walking race. Competitions will be held for men and women in various age groups. Medals will be awarded to the top three finishers in each category, and cups and prizes will be given to the first-place winners in the age classification. Every competitor who finishes the race will receive a medal at the finish line.

On June 8, the competition office will be located in Galeria Copernicus at Żółkiewskiego 15 and will be open from 3 p.m. to 9 p.m. To pick up the starter package, participants need to bring an identity document, check their starting number on the list, and approach the appropriate package reception desk, where volunteers will assist them.

Participants can also register on the day of the race from 3 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. at the competition office. They need to pay the fee at the cash register, go to the stand for unsaved participants' numbers, and pick up the starter package. Registration will close if the participant limit is reached.

For more details on the event, routes, records, and participation rules, visit https://nocnadycha.com/.

Salvador Dali in the Krzywa Tower

Fans of Surrealism and Salvador Dali's work have a treat in store in Toruń. From June 1 to September 1, 2024, the exhibition "Divine Comedy-Paradise" will be available at the Krzywa Tower.

This exhibition of Salvador Dali's works follows the recent Pablo Picasso exhibition. It features 33 woodcut pieces inspired by Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy," reflecting a religious theme.

Salvador Dali, a versatile Spanish artist known for his work in painting, sculpture, writing, and filmmaking, is most associated with the Surrealist movement. His eccentric and unconventional approach to life and art has made him a renowned figure globally. His work is considered timeless, and his "melting clocks" have achieved cult status. Dali described himself as a "surrealist without all moral values," often courting controversy through his achievements.

The exhibition is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are priced at 20 PLN for adults and 10 PLN for children and adolescents up to age 18 and can be purchased at the Krzywa Tower ticket office.

Fountain bathing prohibited

As temperatures rise, it's important to remember that bathing and consuming water from the fountains in Toruń is prohibited.

The State District Sanitary Inspector in Toruń reminds residents that fountain water can harbor microorganisms, including harmful pathogens, posing a health risk. Using fountain water contrary to regulations can lead to poisoning, parasitic diseases, skin allergies, or fungal infections. Moreover, aerosols from fountains during high temperatures can spread Legionella bacteria, causing Legionnaires' disease or Pontiac fever when inhaled.

For a safe and refreshing option, special water curtains have been installed in Toruń. These installations, using potable water from urban hydrants, are located at Solidarnosci Street, and the Old Town and New Town Squares.