Editor’s Note

Today (Tuesday) I had the pleasure of joining the volunteers and supporters of the SPCA de PV at their fundraising brunch at the Iguana Restaurant in Casa Kimberly.  A beautiful brunch served in one of the most elegant restaurants in the city with spectacular views, and of course, the history of the property makes it just that much ‘cooler.’
A fashion show with some special furry guests, a 50/50 and a rare, coveted photograph of Liz and Dick on the beach in Vallarta was auctioned off – all to raise funds for the dogs (and some cats) being cared for at the local SPCA shelter.

The SPCA de PV can always use more funds, volunteers, foster homes, flight angels and new homes for the animals. If you are interested in helping, please visit spcapv.com or email spcapv@gmail.com.
This weekend we have a ton of events at El Rio BBQ. There is the 7th Annual Chili Cook-off Fundraiser on Saturday. Starting at 1pm, come vote for your favorite chili, enjoy a lunch of ribs, and live music along the river. If you haven’t been to El Rio BBQ up in Paso Ancho (head up the Rio Cuale) I highly recommend it. It’s a beautiful bend in the river with a great swimming hole and a fun, casual atmosphere.

On Sunday, the Gecko Band is hosting a fundraiser to collect donations for children suffering from medical conditions. The event takes place from 2-6pm and entrance is a $200 peso donation.

The following weekend El Rio BBQ is home to the two-day music festival Riverfest, celebrating its 8th year and raising funds for the families at Pastios de Luz.  You’ll find info on these events along with many others in the pages of this week’s Tribune.

Hopefully the weather clears! Safe travels,

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Living in Mexico full time since 2011, Madeline is a graphic designer, writer, iPhone photographer and road tripper.