Mestre Josep Maria Calbet Cassanyes, Vallenc de l’Any

The teacher, pedagogue and writer Josep Maria Calbet Cassanyes will be the Vallenc de l’Any, as Mayor Dolors Farré will announce there. The recognition will take place on the 28th of this month at the Teatre Principal in the 39th edition of the Nit de Premis. Durant l’acte is lliuraran quinze premis més.

The mayor will highlight Josep Maria Calbet’s tavern in defense of the Catalan birth, “I am committed to the country and the language.” She remembered that she is going to be part of the teaching team that is going to create the Escola Enxaneta, a secular school that supports the Catalan school.

He is also going to be a professor at the Escola Candela and at the instituts of Morell and Alcover, retiring for two years at the Institut Pont del Diable in the neighborhood of Sant Salvador. He has published various books, such as Visquem la llengua! Increase reading, Alt Camp, 50 panoramas (amb altres autors), El racó dels hieroglífics, or El Racó de les expressions, more and more writing and collaborating in various magazines. He was also a member of the secretariat of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC).

Regarding the Nit de Premis, Dolors Farré is going to say that, despite the pandemic, they have not stopped celebrating, that it is a night of “recognition of citizenship, institutions and talent”. I announced that enguany, the conseller invited will be that of Health, Josep Maria Argimon.

Jordi Paris, vice president of the Fundació Ciutat de Valls -also the organizer of the event-, commented that in this edition it is not farà the sopar that it did have lloc abans of the pandemic and that the act will start two quarters of vuit of the day before. No hi haurà prior reservation, but it is tancarà quan s’arribi to the 300 spectators.

He highlighted the recovery of the Maria Teresa Gatell award and that the night will be enlivened by the reusenc group -but both components of Valls- Canya d’Or&Brass.


34 Rodon-Giró Award (1,200 euros and diploma). A TAC 12 for the Decennals coverage.

36 Cristina Requena i Giró Award (1,200 euros and diploma). To Jordi Morelló Baget and Aïda Sánchez Martínez.

Desè Premi M. Teresa Gatell Vallvé (2,000 euros and diploma). To Félix Hotel SL and Forbus SL, for his collaboration with the Vilaniu Foundation will have to take care of the management of the Ballús Residence degut to the elevated name of residents amb Covid.

Third Prize Josep Moncunill Cirac for the occupation (4,000 euros and diploma). To the Narcís Oller Institute for the initiative Put the bike on point, repair and pedal itto extend the useful life of bicycles.

27th Joan Ventura i Solé Prize for human tower journalism (artistic piece). To the actor, presenter and casteller Biel Duran, who is going to make his film debut the tit and the moon by Bigas Luna fent de casteller, who also joined the TV3 series Nissaga of power.

2nd Prize for Social Commitment for Employment (diploma). A Patates i Aperitius Palau, created in 1956 in Valls from an emblematic xurreria in the center of the city. A company that for 14 years has been linked to the Vallsgenera Municipal Institute of Local Development.

New Isidre Rabassó Award for Castellera Identity (artistic piece). To the historian Alexandre Cervelló Salvador, mainly for his work on historical research on the Xiquets de Valls. A treball that will be used for treure’s the doctorate at the URV.

28 Company School Award (diploma). To the company Termo-Wat SL for its involvement in the training of students for professional training in the electricity industry.

Award for the Promotion of Exports (plaque and diploma). To Soprema Ibérica, a world company in waterproofing and thermal and acoustic insulation solutions, as well as a production center in Vallmoll, for its increased exports; to Calsina Carré Transports&Logístics, an integral operator as well as an important logistics center in Valls, for the opening of new markets, and finally for the oldest and most durable export business to Altcam Automotive, dedicated to the manufacture of plastic fish by injection for the automobile industry, both in a center in Valls.

Recognition of the Chamber of Commerce of Valls to the implementation, expansion and industrial investment (plaque and diploma). A Beautyge SL Revlon, dedicated to the manufacture, packaging and distribution of cosmetic products and fragrances, as well as a reference factory in Pla de Santa Maria.

Recognition of Professional Trajectory (plaque and diploma). To Cossetània Edicions, publishing house created in Valls in 1991 and which has a catalog of more than 2,100 titles distributed in prop of a hundred collections.

21 Valls Trade Award (al·legòrical figure of the trade). A Cistelleria Roca, a traditional family botiga founded in 1935.

22 Prize for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Heritage of l’Alt Camp (plaque and diploma). In the department of private initiative to Eduard Vidiella Sancelestino for the Pugesa cultural dissemination project, a page is published on elements of the local heritage; ia the public initiative to the Valls City Council for the project promoted by the Councilor for Civic and Youth Action Valls, living history.

33 Prize for the Safeguarding of the Architectural Heritage of l’Alt Camp (plaque and diploma). In the private apartment to Andreu Guasch Guinovart and the Germans Joan and Enric Castells Ferré for the restoration of the old factory and Licorera Vallense store, and in the public apartment to the EMD de Picamoixons for the recovery of the old agricultural buildings Ca l’Orga i l’Ajuntament de la Riba for the recovery of Molí del Basora.

Civic Initiative Award (diploma) to the Association of Civil Protection Volunteers of Valls for the seva tavern at the beginning of the pandemic and for the campaign of solidarity with Ukraine.

Young Entrepreneur Award (plaque and diploma). To the Licorera Vallenca, to have restored the old liquor factory.

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