To get to know the Agrupació Científico-Excursionista de Mataró, Octavi Nonell talks to Toni Cruanyes, its president. With him we review the past, present and future of a sports organization committed to culture, which is about to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
The entity invited to the La Veu de les Entitats space of the last program of Mataró Cultural is theAgrupació Científico-Excursionista de Mataró, known to its members as "the Group". An association that is about to celebrate its 125th anniversary.
We are received by Toni Cruanyes, president of the entity, who was already part of the previous Board. In the first part of the conversation, Cruanyes explains the origins of the group and what led him to be part of it.
Among other activities and initiatives, the president of the organization explains the origins of "Singles", the newsletter for members. With number 1 in hand, we know that the magazine will soon be fifty years old.
Agrupe’s scientific hiking has always been linked to cultural hiking. Books, exhibitions and Catalan courses are some examples of the organisation's cultural activity, which is complemented by the dedication to architectural heritage and commemorations such as the centenary of the birth of Pompeu Fabra, from which the creation was promoted. of the Omnium Delegation in Mataró.
In this cultural line, this year the Agrupe has been the hiking association in charge of moving the Flame of the Catalan Language from Prada de Conflent to Montserrat. Although it has not been possible to hold the planned events due to the pandemic, the Flame has made its way.
After reviewing the present of hiking, the last part of the conversation is devoted to talking about the future projects of the entity.