Polish News Translated – Toruń July 3

By Bethany HuffJuly 3, 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.

Firefighters Compete in Torun for the Title of "The Hardest Firefighter"

Firefighters from across Poland gathered in Torun for the Polish Championships, competing for the title of "The Hardest Firefighter" in the FireFit Championships. This competition mirrors the tasks firefighters perform daily, from handling local threats and fires to professional development activities, emphasizing their crucial physical preparation.

The competition focuses on the overall efficiency of firefighters. Participants face extreme physical and mental challenges, performing tasks in full combat uniform with connected breathing apparatuses under time pressure. The hot weather in Torun, with temperatures around 30 degrees Celsius, added to the difficulty.

The event took place on June 27-28, 2024, at New Town Square. Following this, the European Championships of The FireFit Championships will be held on June 29, 2024, also in New Town Square.

Summer Events Kick Off at Torun Swimming Pools

The "Toruń Summertime" series of summer events began on Saturday, June 29, 2024, at the Tramp Campsite swimming pools. The sunny morning was filled with holiday hits provided by radio DJs. The event featured a toddler disco, swimming competitions, and contests for the best dancers, including the macarena and Hawaiian limbo dance.

Participants enjoyed water jumping competitions, water polo tournaments, badminton, boules, and beach volleyball. There was also an opportunity to dive with aquaculture instructors from the Family Diving School, available for both juniors and seniors.

This Friday, July 5, 2024, the next event will take place at Bydgoskie Przedmieście, starting at 2 p.m.

Torun to Choose the Most Beautiful Garden in the Old Town

The "Beautiful Garden of the Old Town" competition is underway, aiming to recognize the most interesting, greenest, and most flower-filled catering gardens in Torun’s Old Town. The competition is open to entrepreneurs who run gastronomic gardens in the Old Town complex. Owners, property owners, residents, and visitors can submit entries by July 31, 2024.

Participation is free and voluntary. Gardens must include three forms of live greenery: a green facade with high greenery, a green fence with plants along its length, and greenery under umbrellas or on fences. A committee will select 5-10 finalists from the entries, and voting will take place from September 1 to 13, 2024, online or via ballots available at Torun Information Points.

The Mayor of Torun is organizing the competition. Ten promotional packages will be drawn among those who submit entries.

Olympic Bike Rally in Torun

Toruń will host the Olympic Bike Rally, July 7, 2024, an event combining active participation with exploring the city’s Olympic history. The Summer Olympics will be held in Paris from July 26 to August 11, 2024, featuring over 10,000 athletes, including Torun residents in sports such as rowing, boxing, cycling, and fencing.

The bike rally will start at 10 a.m. on Sunday, July 7, 2024, from the tennis courts on Przy Skarpie Street. Cyclists will visit significant sites in Torun’s sports history and learn about the city’s Olympians. Paweł Bukowski, an expert on Torun’s past, will guide the route.

Participation is free, and the rally will last about 2.5 hours, covering approximately 10 kilometers. The event will conclude with a short historical quiz and small prizes.