Did you know Ballet dance has its origin in the Italian Renaissance courts of 15th and 16th centuries? Ballet developed as a performance-focused art form in France during the reign of Louis XIV, who was passionate about dance! Eventually it spread through the rest of Europe, including Germany. Westcoast German News is pleased to share the announcement about the upcoming ballet masterpiece performance in Vancouver.

Enhance your Swan Lake performance with VIP Experience – NEW!

Available at all Swan Lake performances, VIP Tickets offer your family the ultimate night at the ballet. Add on VIP Experience to your performance tickets and you’ll receive:
  • An exclusive invitation to the VIP reception after the performance which includes a complimentary glass of champagne and treats
  • A meet-and-greet with cast members and the Artistic Director after the show
  • A red carpet photo opportunity with a Swan Lake theme where you have the chance to get your photo taken with cast members and/or your family
  • Upon your entrance to the theatre, A VIP swag bag full of gifts from local boutiques and businesses
  • An autographed performance program
  • A Limited Edition collectible photograph of a principal cast member
  • Collectibles and treats to enjoy throughout the performance
  • *additional benefits may be added as we approach the performance date*
  • https://vtixonline.com/swan-lake/1419/

🗓 Dates
-May 18th at 7:30 pm at The Playhouse in Vancouver.
-June 15th at 7:30 pm at the Bell Performing Arts Centre in Surrey
Swan Lake, the incomparable full length masterpiece, returns to Vancouver
🎟 Tickets
From $19.95 – $59.95 with discounts for Groups of 10 or more, students and seniors 
🕺VANCOUVER, BC – Coastal City Ballet @coastalcityballet performs the highlight of the 2018-2019 season with its critically acclaimed production of Swan Lake. Back by popular demand, Irene Schneider’s illustrious and beloved ballet presents a modern twist on the timeless classic. Schneider’s Swan Lake explores the human emotion of a romantic love contrasted against a realistic and practical love of an arranged marriage.
🎼Choreographer: Irene Schneider
website: http://www.coastalcityballet.com

Several years ago, we were delighted to attend the Swan Lake Performance and have a few delightful pictures from that time:

Sophia and Swan

About Irene Schneider

Irene Schneider is an independent choreographer who has created over 60 ballets presented in numerous Opera houses in Germany and throughout the world. After finishing her professional ballet career, primarily with
Stuttgart Ballet, Ms. Schneider began teaching and choreographing. Her career led her to Magdeburg Ballet where she was Artistic Director for fifteen years.

About Coastal City Ballet


Coastal City Ballet is a repertory ballet company, based in Vancouver, that provides performance opportunities for dancers, both Canadian and international. Coastal City Ballet’s repertoire ranges from original story ballets to classical and commissioned contemporary works by established international choreographers.
Since its conception in September 2011, Coastal City Ballet has successfully presented numerous productions to audiences in greater Vancouver and Regina, Saskatchewan. Productions performed include Coastal City Ballet’s
first original story ballet Hansel and Gretel, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Coppelia, Cinderella, Swan Lake, and Giselle as well as the staging of classical excerpts and commissioned world premieres by Wen Wei Wang,
Joshua Beamish, Erica Trivett, Farley Johansson, and Li Yaming, among others.

About Swan Lake

Schneider’s Swan Lake explores the human emotion of a romantic love contrasted against a realistic and practical love of an arranged marriage. The White Swan comes to Siegfried in his dream, embodying the ideal
of true love, while Odile (Black Swan) is presented by the evil Rothbarth as the woman Siegfried is to wed.
Schneider is able to give us a story that is more relatable to modern day while maintaining the tradition and essence of the Swan Lake we all expect to see. Audiences will not be disappointed to experience the classic
second Act with the beautiful swans in unison and the tragic ending of Act 4. The diverse talents of Coastal City Ballet along with the beautiful score of Pytor Tchaikovsky, glorious costumes and imaginative sets brings this
heart wrenching love story to life.
Newly appointed Artistic Director, Katrina Bois, is excited to stage the iconic ballet with its brilliant principal cast in her first season leading the company. “Swan Lake is one of the only ballets that you can see again and
again. Whether it’s your first time or your hundredth, the experience is truly magical,” says Bois. She further believes Schneider’s rendition adds something to the experience. “Schneider’s Swan Lake was designed to be
seen over and over again because you find little details in it each time that make it exciting and fresh,” says Bois. “The story itself is magical as it is but with the addition of Schneider’s subtle yet realistic plot twists
you’ll discover something new every year.” Choreographer Irene Schneider returns to Vancouver to continue her partnership with Coastal City Ballet. “A long friendship has kept me in touch with Li Yaming, founder of
Coastal City Ballet, and Katrina Bois. Coming back to Coastal City Ballet to remount Swan Lake is like coming home,” says Schneider.
Coastal City Ballet’s production of Swan Lake features a professional principal cast with close connections to the company. Dancing the title roles are Ana Paula Oioli, former dancer with Thueringen Ballett and current
Company Director, as Odette; Yoko Kanomata, former dancer with Atlanta Ballet and current company member, as Odile; Diego Ramalho, current dancer with Ballet Edmonton and former company member, as Siegfried;
Kostyantyn Keshyshev, former soloist with Royal Winnipeg Ballet and current Ballet Master, as Rothbarth; and Marcio Teixeira, current dancer with Ballet Jorgen and current company member, as Benno.

My Name is Joe Rehbach. I was born and raised in Köln, Germany, I moved to Vancouver with my parents in 2008. I’m Fluent in both English and German, with some experience when we moved to Canada.

Buying your first vehicle here is tough, I want to help with that. I work at Coastal Ford Burnaby (5750 Laugheed Highway Burnaby, BC) , we have a large variety of new and used vehicles, I hope that I can help some people find their first car in Canada with the help of me speaking German!

Joe Rehbach

Some of my experience listed here:

  • As a detailer, I made sure every vehicle was spotless. It was a fast paced environment, and I worked as a team with my coworkers to ensure that customers were satisfied.
  • Specializing in used vehicles, my days consisted of working closely with service advisors, shop managers, detailers, body shops and wheel specialists to ensure the fast process of reconditioning.
  • I also routinely organized my showroom space in a clean and effective manner. Communicating with customers and answering any questions that they may have was also an important aspect of this job.
  • Working as a sales associate involved answering customers’ questions about products, suggesting products that fit their needs, and assisting coworkers in other departments when needed.
  • While going to school back home in Germany, I had the pleasure to work alongside my brother, learning the ins and outs of the automotive industry.
Coastal Ford in Burnaby

The score of the 1922 silent film re-imagined by Juno winner Andrew Downing, performed by the Vancouver Bach Choir

Nosferatu, the classic 1922 silent film, is set to get an auditory makeover this spring as the Vancouver Bach Choir will perform the world-premiere of a new score by Andrew Downing. Audiences will have the unique opportunity to watch the film projected on stage at the Orpheum, while the brand new soundtrack is performed live by the choir and a small ensemble, conducted by Leslie Dala.

Nosferatu

Experience Nosferatu in the historic Orpheum theatre projected in newly re-mastered clarity. Canadian composer Andrew Downing’s new score is brought to life by the Vancouver Bach Choir and a band of the best local classical and jazz musicians.After bringing to life the Phantom of the Opera in Vancouver Bach Choir’s 2015/16 season, Mr. Downing returns with a new vision for this seminal work of classic film. Based in Toronto, Mr. Downing’s vibrant scores bridge the genres of jazz and classical and the presentation of live scores for classic films is a particular passion of his.

With some of the most iconic cinematic imagery ever, Nosferatu tells the story of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, here known as Count Orlof. This influential masterpiece features themes of darkness, shadows and light. It remains relevant to today’s contemporary audiences just as much as those who originally saw it in 1922.

Vancouver choral enthusiasts, film-buffs and horror-movie-enthusiasts alike will be captivated by this special, one-night-only film and choral event.

About the Vancouver Bach Choir: The Vancouver Bach Choir (VBC), celebrating its 88th season, is an award-winning symphonic choir committed to offering vibrant and culturally diverse choral experiences to its audiences. 

As one of the largest choral organizations in Canada, the Vancouver Bach Choir explores a wide range of repertoire from the past to the present with passion and commitment. With eight choirs ranging in age from 5 to 80, the VBC continues to pursue choral excellence at all levels and presents numerous concerts each year through the metro Vancouver region.

Over the past eight decades, the choir has performed with numerous world-class musicians. Currently under the baton of Maestro Leslie Dala, the VBC continues its mission and tradition to share the beauty of new and traditional choral music with as wide an audience as possible.

Listing Information:

Vancouver Bach Choir presents Nosferatu

*a world premiere by Canadian composer Andrew Downing*

Music Director: Leslie Dala

Vancouver Bach Choir

Cameron Wilson | Violin

François Houle | Clarinet

Ingrid Chiang | Bassoon

Brad Turner | Trumpet

Jeremy Berkman | Trombone

Andrew Downing | Bass

Chris Gestrin | Keyboards

David Shively | Cimbalom

Date: Saturday, March 23rd, 2019 | 7:30pm

*pre-concert talk at 6:45 with UBC professor of Film Studies Dr. Ernest Mathijs*

Ticket Prices: Tickets start at $18

Address: The Orpheum Theatre

601 Smithe St. Vancouver, BC V6Z 1K3

Box Office:     Online: vancouverbachchoir.com By phone: 604.822.2697

Website:        vancouverbachchoir.com

18 Feb 2019
February 18, 2019

Niche Directory For You!

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Join the new Business Directory

Just before Christmas, I set up a new Business Directory, so that I could have a convenient list of German-related businesses in Western Canada in one place. There are 26 categories at the moment, and each category allows one featured listing and an unlimited amount of regular listings.

Then I decided to start a new venture – an European News Platform – that would allow me to expand to also list French, Italian, Hungarian, Polish, Dutch or Spanish businesses that are hoping to expand in Western Canada and would like to use a niche market to promote themselves. www.europeannews.ca

Be one of the first to join this listing in order to gain the benefits promoting yourself through a niche platform like this one

Finally, I also set up a store to sell the business directory listings, and other products and services I am offering on the European News Platform. This will allow anyone with Internet access and a credit card to easily pay for and sign up to the Business Directory in order to get:

  • inexpensive advertising
  • brand building
  • incoming links to help improve SEO
  • Get discovered more often online
  • easy access to additional promotional opportunities like our calendar, the elkepr YouTube Channel, the European News Magazine etc.

If you want to get a listing, just look at the picture above, to discover the “five easy steps to join the European News Business Directory”.

If you have any questions, just call Elke at 604 828 8788. Once we have 25 listings, the annual fees will be raised to $50, so hurry and get your listing today! http://www.europeannews.ca/business-directory/

Thank you to all of those who are considering joining this directory and supporting the European News Platform. We appreciate you!

Which country do you or your product represent?
16 Jan 2019
January 16, 2019

Latest European News Mag!

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We have just successfully published the first ever European News Magazine on the Magcloud platform (www.magcloud.com).

It replaces “Das Schwarze Brett” magazine and is focussing more on business, success, PR and sales.

European News Magazine - Issue 1

By Elke Porter in European News

16 pages, published 1/16/2019

European News Magazine will focus on European people, places and events in Western Canada.

Here is a handy link to our “magazine platform (www.magcloud.com):

What is the difference between “European News” and “Das Schwarze Brett”? The main difference is that the European News is a professional publication that focusses on Europeans in Western Canada and helping them thrive in business by sharing articles in promotions, public relations, digital marketing, as well as success stories to inspire readers. It will be part of a 3-pronged approach to marketing. 1. Is the new www.europeannews.ca website with paid business listing & job listings, 2. The new Youtube Channel “elkepr”. and 3. The magazine with its many advertising opportunities.

What are the ad prices for the magazine in January 2019?

  1. Full page is $600
  2. 1/2 page is $300
  3. 1/3 page is $175
  4. 1/4 page is $125

You can also advertise on Westcoast German News, European News and if you want to have help with your Facebook or Instagram Advertising, it will be $2,000 a month – $1,000 is for me to manage your ads and $1,000 is for the ads themselves. Facebook is great, as they can bring you many targeted leads and potential sales.

I look forwarding to working from you. If you support me, then I can help support the building of a European Community in Western Canada that will support you!

Ocean View – 4 Adjacent Burial Plots in Heaven’s Gate – $79,000 each (cash)

Beautiful area in a highly desirable location in Ocean View Cemetery, Heaven’s Gate section at the top of a small hill, with ocean view, south facing, flat area, uniquely suitable for a family: 4 adjacent spaces are available, each holding 2 caskets and 2 urns.

No new burial plots are available in Heaven’s Gate; a nearby plot sold recently for $89,000.

Please contact Ms. Porter (604) 647-0951 (home) or 604 828-8788 (cell).

The Ocean View Funeral Home and Ocean View Burial Park in Burnaby has grown to be inclusive and serves all faiths and traditions.

Through the 1950s, work at Ocean View was designed by local architects Sharp and Thompson. George Sharp and Charles Thompson formed Vancouver’s longest surviving architectural firm in 1908. This later expansion included the stone-faced Garden Chapel, built in 1936 as a replica of a Norman church. Prominent stone gates also replaced the original gates at the corner entrance. The cemetery offers a range of burial options among trees, flowers and gentle hills.

Their chapel, funeral home and offices were constructed in 1988. These facilities allow families to complete funeral and cemetery arrangements in one location, offering convenience and peace of mind.

Address of Ocean View Funeral Home & Ocean View Burial Park:  https://www.dignitymemorial.com/en-ca

4000 Imperial Street
Burnaby, BC V5J1A4

For more information, or to purchase two or four burial sites, please contact Ms. Porter (604) 647-0951 (home) or at 604 828-8788 (cell).

07 Dec 2018
December 7, 2018

Bilingual German Sales Representative

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Bilingual German Sales Represenatives – North Vancouver (right beside the Seabus)

GREAT perks & commission including salary & benefits. We accept working Visas. Our hours are Monday-Friday 7am-1pm or 1pm-7pm. Really looking for long term growth & candidates who enjoy working in sales & want a career. We promote work/life balance and want to help people suceed.

Check out below…

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Contact existing customers and leads by telephone and promote products and services
• Build and work with your own exclusive customer base
• Solicit orders for goods and services over the telephone
• Explain product and services to leads and existing clientele
• Deliver scripted sales pitch to the customer
• Adjust scripted sales pitch to meet the needs of specific individuals
• Upsell and cross sell existing customers into different products
• Provide pricing details
• Handle customer questions
• Ensure customers are directed to Trillonario Customer Service
• Obtain customer information (ie change in name, email, phone, address etc) and input updated information into computer
• Record customer details including reaction to the product or service offered
• Receive online orders over the phone
• Input order details into the computer system accurately

Education and Experience:
• Knowledge of sales and marketing principles and strategies
• Relevant work experience in sales, marketing, promotions or telemarketing
• Proficiency in relevant computer applications
• Product knowledge

Key Competencies
• Communication skills
• Information gathering and management
• Organizational skills
• Persuasiveness
• Adaptability
• Initiative
• Self-motivated
• Team player
• Trustworthy
• English and German both oral and written

Send your resume to melissa@can-call.ca or call 604-770-2188 and ask for Melissa if you are intersted!

University of the Fraser Valley

 

 About UFV 

The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education. 

At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV. 

Posting Details 

The discipline of German within the Modern Languages Institute (MOLA) at UFV is seeking a qualified instructor to teach one section of German in Winter 2019 and potentially one section of German in Fall 2019. The successful candidate may also be invited to teach the German language seminars. 

Qualifications 

• Native fluency in German and in English 

• A Master’s degree in German (or closely-related subject) 

• A proven record of teaching full courses in German at the post-secondary level; 

• Experience in multimedia and information technology will be considered an asset 

• Willingness to help with extracurricular activities, support program development and work collaboratively in discussing and revising teaching methods and materials. 

How to Apply 

Interested candidates should submit an electronic: curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent year of teaching, if available; and names of three references. Applications, citing Posting 2018.196, should be sent to: 

Human Resources University of the Fraser Valley 33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538
Website:  www.ufv.ca and E-mail applications to hrinfo@ufv.ca

University of Fraser Valley

27 Nov 2018
November 27, 2018

Luge World Cup in Whistler this Weekend!

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Luge World CupThis weekend, the Luge World Cup will come to the Whistler Sliding Centre, with races on Friday (night) and Saturday (daytime). There’s also food trucks, beer & Glühwein/mulled wine stand, a DJ and fireworks (Friday Night) and much more!

The German athletes are among the most successful lugers – at last week’s World Cup in Innsbruck, they achieved five podium finishes!

The Whistler Sliding Centre and the event organizer are not-for-profit organizations, and all ticket money ($10/person/day) goes towards building future luge athletes!

We’d love to see lots of Germans (and of course others!) up here, bring flags & cowbells 🙂

Here is a link you can share which has all event details: https://www.facebook.com/events/483798678767283/

Besten Dank, und viele Grüße aus Whistler!

Race Information

German Athletes arrived today!

Tatjana Huefner on the very left, she’s won the Olympic gold in Whistler in 2010!

The fastest athletes on ice will slide into Whistler, November 30 – December 1, 2018 for the Viessmann Luge World Cup and Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW.

The Whistler Sliding Centre will play host to the second stop on the World Cup luge circuit as more than 100 athletes representing more than 20 countries will blast down the Olympic Track at speeds up to 130 km/h in men and women singles, doubles and team relay races.

Come Cheer on Canada! And Germany! And Switzerland! And Austria!

Friday, November 30, 2018

Doubles
2:00 pm First Run
3:20 pm Second Run

Men
4:40 pm First Run
6:15 pm Second Run

Awards

Saturday, December 1, 2018

Women
9:40 am First Run
11:05 am Second Run

Viessmann Team Relay World Cup presented by BMW
1:00 pm Team Relay

Awards

Other activities include:  Food Trucks, Beer Stand, DJ Foxy Moron, Fireworks (Friday night), Cheese!Box Photo Booth, Mountain Fairies, BC Luge Fundraising Puck Drop

Luge Track at Whistler Sliding Centre – 4910 Glacier Lane

***Access the Whistler Sliding Centre via the Excalibur Gondola – mid-station***

Tickets

Friday, November 30 – $10 (13 years+), Free (12 & Under)

Saturday, December 1 – $10 (13 years+), Free (12 & Under)

Tickets are available in advance on the Whistler Sliding Centre web site.  Tickets will also be available at the gate.

Travel & Lodging

Car Rentals:

Enterprise Rent A Car | Booking Code – 5CALUGE

​Driving Force | Booking Code – LUGE2018

Accommodation:

Need help with accommodation?

The Whistler.com Group Sales team are on stand-by to assist you in securing team accommodation and transfers at the very best rates. For a personalized and comprehensive proposal, call the team today on 1.604.966.3215 or send an email to groups@whistler.com.

Fairmont Chateau Whistler – Friends and Family Rate
Click the link above to make your reservation or call the In House Reservations Department at 1-800-606-8244 to make your reservation – quote Luge Canada Friends & Family group code 1118LUGE in order to receive the group rates.

Volunteer

The Race Organizing Committee is seeking volunteers to fill various positions on November 30 and December 1, 2018

  • VIP Host / Check-In
  • Access Control
  • Award Ceremonies
  • Spectator Services

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Katelyn Jobson, kjopson@whistlersportlegacies.com

Officials are also being recruited for all positions for training and race days (November 28 – December 1, 2018).  Please contact Zan Aycock at zaycock@shaw.ca for more information.

Results

Results at:
www.fil-luge.org

www.luge.ca/en/news/senior/

A live stream of the competition can be found at www.cbc.ca.

Contact Us

Luge Canada
250, 149 Canada Olympic Road SW
Calgary, AB T3B 6B7
Canada

events@luge.