The Red Sea Newsletter Issue 23
30th June 2003

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Canada Day - 1st July

On June 20, 1868, a proclamation signed by the Governor General, Lord Monck, called upon all Her Majesty's loving subjects throughout Canada to join in the celebration of the anniversary of the formation of the union of the British North America provinces in a federation under the name of Canada on July 1st.

The July 1 holiday was established by statute in 1879, under the name Dominion Day. On October 27, 1982, July 1st "Dominion Day" became "Canada Day".

What to Look For in a Pair of Sunglasses

As you slather on sunscreen to protect your skin this summer, don't forget sunglasses to protect your eyes. The same harmful rays that damage skin can also increase your risk of developing eye problems, such as cataracts-a clouding of the eye's lens that develops over years. In the short-term, people who spend long hours on the beach or in the snow without adequate eye protection can develop photokeratitis, reversible sunburn of the cornea. This painful condition can result in temporary loss of vision.

Everyone is at risk for eye damage from the sun year-round. The risk is greatest from about 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

UV radiation in sunlight is commonly divided into UVA and UVB, and your sunglasses should block both forms. Don't assume that you get more UV protection with pricier sunglasses or glasses with a darker tint. Look for a label that specifically states that the glasses offer 99 percent to 100 percent UV protection. People who wear contact lenses that offer UV protection should still wear sunglasses.

Children also should wear sunglasses. They shouldn't be toy sunglasses, but real sunglasses that indicate the UV-protection level just as with adults. Polycarbonate lenses are generally recommended for children because they are the most shatter-resistant.

Local News

Pre-Natal Exercises Available in the Red Sea

Did you know what you can join a stretching class especially designed for pregnant women right here in Hurghada! Every Friday at 11am, 3rd floor, Kotta’s Mall, opposite Marlin Inn Hotel. Join us, meet others and feel great!

Yoga has vital tools for pregnancy. It work wonders on your health and your capability to have a smooth pregnancy. Smooth pregnancy and a natural childbirth are just some of the benefits of yoga. Yoga is a practice - learned relaxation, breathing and exercise to help people to center, relax and strengthen themselves. It is a great stress reliever and

muscle stretcher, helping to prepare the body for birth. Yoga prepares the muscles to do their best job during labor and delivery and the benefits learned will help you to relax after the baby is born. Many women who take up yoga during pregnancy will continue to practice it throughout the rest of their lives. As yoga is so gentle, it is considered one of the safest pre-natal exercise programs. If you follow the program, easing into each set of exercises, the benefits far out weigh any risks (if any) posed from pre-natal exercise. Aside from the benefits of helping with labor and delivery - yoga helps to ease many of pregnancy's discomforts - sciatic pain, round ligament pain and even morning sickness can be relieved through the relaxation and stretching exercises.

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The Chill

Thursday 3rd July

NRG Night with guest DJ Phonc
(residence of routiers le disque - Netherlands)

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El Tabia Beach - Sheraton Road - Sakala - Hurghada

Parents & Kids Guide

After a hard day's sunbathing on the beach or a lazy day at home, take the kids to Public Beach No. 5, Hurgahda (opposite the Telephone Central) for a bike ride or horse drawn carriage ride. The entrance fee to the public beach is 2 LE per adult. Bikes can be hired for 2 LE per half hour and the cost for one circuit in a horse drawn carriage is 5 LE per adult..

If you have any other ideas of what to do with your children during the hot summer months (apart from swimming!), please email us at [email protected].


Find out more at :

Job Title: PADI/CMAS Instructor
Location: Sharm el Sheikh
Languages: English/Dutch/German
Skills: min 500 dives, min 25 certifications & Red Sea experience
:  [email protected]
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Job Title: Administration Assistant
Location: Hurghada
Languages: English. German and/or Dutch
Skills: Good computer skills
Contact: Essam 012 316 3245
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Job Title: Personnel Assistant
Languages: German & English
Location: Hurghada
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Job Title: Factory Machinist
Location: Hurghada

Egyptian, Male/Female
Contact: Remo 012 326 0893
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Job Title: Secretary
Languages: Good English essential

Contact: Ahmed Kamel 010 120 0342
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Wanted - the contact details of any Optometrists in the Hurghada area. (An Optometrist is a person who is professionally trained and licensed to examine the eyes for visual defects, diagnose problems or impairments, and prescribe corrective lenses or provide other types of treatment.) Please send details to: [email protected]
Looking for a good company to manage and operate windsurfing school in Lotus Bay, Safaga. Please contact: Mahmoud 012 224 2527 or email [email protected]
Job as Guest Relation/Reception/Office/Secretary in Sharm el Sheikh from September 2003. 25 years old, Swiss nationality and speak German, English, French, Italian and Arabic. Please contact : Susanne Geissler [email protected]

Seeking Summer Job!!! I am a 24 year old female seeking a job in Sinai, preferably Sharm el Sheikh, but open to any other place, for the month of August only. I speak both English and Arabic, am a Rescue Diver, have worked for two years with children in British International schools in Cairo, and love to sing! I am willing to try anything new! Contact me on 012 2149983 or [email protected]

Wanted - A Copy of Tai-Pan by James Clavell, Please call Injy 012 718 6276
New or second hand dishwasher. Please call Julie 012 718 6276. Hurghada. Wanted - English reading books, anything considered, will pay and Learn German books in English. Call Lisa or Paul on 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
For Sale
Aladin Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book (English) and face guard, good condition - 1100 LE o.n.o. Oceanic Versa Pro Nitrox Computer with instruction book, only made 10 dive, unwanted present - 1800 LE o.n.o. (was 2600 LE new). Brand new Oceanic Console with hp hose, depth gauge, air gauge and compass - 700 LE o.n.o. Tiguullio mask with side windows, brand new - 180 LE o.n.o. Sherwood split fins as new, size medium/small - 400 LE o.n.o. Call Lisa or Paul on 012 718 1297. Hurghada.
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