This event is by Invitation Only!
Please RSVP with Elke Porter ASAP.

Media Contact: Elke Porter
Phone 604 647-0951 (Home)
604 828 8788 (Cell)

secretary@germanbusinessvancouver.com
www.germanbusinessvancouver.com

P.O Box 74644
Vancouver, BC
V6K 2G4

Press Release

Tour the Applied Research Lab at BCIT

Burnaby, BC, October 18, 2016: Tuesday, October 18th at 5:30 pm, the doors of the BCIT Centre for Research & Innovation will open their doors to allow the press to get to mingle with VIP’s, the staff and members of the German Business Community over some light refreshments, followed by a tour of the Make+ Applied Research Group at 4355 Mathissi Place in Burnaby, BC.

The opening address will be given by the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Josef Beck. The welcome will be given by BCIT’s new VIP Academic Dr. Tom Roemer.

Over the years the MAKE+ initiative has hosted many German and French graduate students who conducted their project work in this unique setting. Everyone is welcome to meet this eclectic group and tour their impressive prototyping facilities, which include state-of-the art-3D printers.

Using a model similar to Germany’s very successful Fraunhofer Institutes, the full-time interdisciplinary team creates synergies between engineers, designers and technicians to solve real word problems and grow the BC economy. Their user-centred design approach has helped clients such as Rostrum Medical Innovations, Claris Healthcare and Purdy’s Chocolates develop innovative products and refine manufacturing processes.

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a comprehensive applied training and research facility with activities stretching from industrial trades to science, business and engineering. Under the banner of MAKE+, BCIT carries out applied research producing tangible outcomes in the Health and Manufacturing sectors.

The German Canadian Business Association establishes, maintains and conducts a business and professional association for the accommodation, recreation and convenience of the members of the Association and promotes their cultural, business and professional interests. They also further good relations amongst the German-speaking population of Canada and between it and the public at large.

Please RSVP ASAP!

Regards, Elke

11 Oct 2016
October 11, 2016

Das Schwarze Brett now published

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Das Schwarze Brett is a German Canadian Magazine focussing on Metro Vancouver and for those with an interest in the German Community or with a German background.

This one includes stories on:
1. The 30th Anniversary of the Deutscher Platz
2. The new German Canadian Care home for 2020
3. The new venue for the 7th Annual Christmas Market
4. The Year of Jubilee for the Martin Luther Church in 2017
5. Importantly also some advertisers:
Oktoberfest Posters for Sale!BCIT Make+ Applied Research Tour


You can order the print version of the magazine on the MagCloud Platform:

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1176649?__r=317124


Das Schwarze Brett

Das Schwarze Brett: Das Schwarze Brett

German news, events, festivals, business, arts & entertainment & culture in Metro Vancouver

Find out more on MagCloud

You will then see this page:

Order on MagCloud

Original Harvest Haus Photo

What Exactly is the Harvest Haus?

An excuse to drink beer. Together with a large crowd of people. At a long table, just like in Munich!

it’s an Oktoberfest style event that “The Social Concierge” brought to the city 2 years ago and has become a staple on the Social Concierge’s
yearly calendar. They would like to offer free tickets for next Sunday’s afternoon sitting at Harvest Haus.

Known as “Der Brunch”, you will be a member of the Stammtisch, provided you can show them your National Community ID or Passport at the Door.

The event takes place from 12pm – 4:30pm at the Queen Elizabeth Theater
Plaza with lots of beer, wine, traditional German food, live music, a DJ
and a lot of fun. The website and video are attached for you to take
a look at.

I have a distinct link where people can register which I could
send to you if you think you might know of some people who would like to
go. Since this complimentary offer is directed for our Germany friends,
people will be asked to come with ID proof or identification on the day of
the event 🙂

http://harvesthaus.guestmanager.com/on-sale-tickets?c=tsc-website

2:00-7:00pm | Der Brunch/Duelling Arts – Sunday October 9th

For Deutsch Community Members only

Free Event!

Join us and members of the German community for Der Brunch!
Rounding out our Harvest Haus merriment we would like to invite our German friends to enjoy a pretzel and bier as we conclude our celebration of German culture.
This complimentary ticket is only for members of the German Community. You will be asked to provide National Community ID or Passport at the door.

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04 Oct 2016
October 4, 2016

Day of German Unity 2016

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“Tag der Deutschen Einheit” Feier in Vancouver 2016

More pictures will be coming in another blog post!

Every year, the Consul General of Germany organizes the Day of German Unity Celebration, commemorating the day when the divided Germany went back to one country. The Day of German Unity on 3 October has been the German national holiday since 1990, when the reunification was formally completed, 26 years ago. It is a legal holiday for the Federal Republic of Germany.

In the past 5 years or so, it has taken place at the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club. Before that it was at the Museum of Vancouver and before that at the home of the Consul General of the time. I have been attending these events for the past 11 years, as I remember first going with my tiny newborn in her “Baby Bjorn” when she was less than one month old!

This time around, it was one of the most enjoyable events, and it was all thanks to the UBC Opera Ensemble that attended to entertain the crowd. They started out by singing “Oh Canada” as well as “Einigkeit und Recht und Freiheit”, the national anthems of Canada and Germany, respectively. I believe they told us that 101 Members of the Choir were there:

UBC Opera Ensemble

They also had some VIP’s, including the Hon. Suzanne Anton, who has been attending ever since the event location was moved to the Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club.

Hon. Peter Fassbender

Minister Peter Fassbender

Hon. Suzanne Anton speaking

Hon. Suzanne Anton


City Councillor Melissa DeGenova

City Councillor Melissa DeGenova


Consul General Josef Beck

Consul General Josef Beck raising his glass for Unity.


Finally, there are many people in the crowd that have done much for the German Community with generous sponsorships, volunteering and hours of time devoted to events, clubs, associations and committees. In no particular order, please enjoy seeing:


Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Wolfgang Christl (aka Mr. Oktoberfest) and Beatrice Schreiber, President of the German Canadian Business Association


Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Ozzie Jurock, Hon. Suzanne Anton & Beatrice Schreiber


Tag der Deutschen Einheit

Consul General Josef Beck and Werner Schoenberger from Select Wines


Tag der Deutschen Einheit

UBC Opera Ensemble


Tag der Deutschen Einheit

German National Flags on October 3rd 2016

03 Oct 2016
October 3, 2016

Art World Expo coming next May, 2017!

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Seeking Artists, Sponsors & Silent Auction Items

Basics:
Date: Friday, May 12th, 2017
Time: 7:30 pm to 1 am
Ages: 19+ only (I.D. required)
Location: Telus World of Science
1445 Quebec Street, Vancouver
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: APRIL 30, 2017 for AWE Vancouver, BC

Website:
Event Brite Ticket Registration Page:
https://www.eventbrite.com/affiliate-register?eid=28286169695&affid=145305360

Sponsorship & Advertising:
https://theartworldexpo.com/sponsorship/

©ArtWorldExpo

©ArtWorldExpo

Company Description will be used for promotional purposes via MAB Ventures Inc. Website and Social Media Sites including sites and releases of Affiliates, Partners, and Sponsors. Facebook, Twitter and Promotions to various media will also be used.
Step 2: Entrance Fee
$499.99+GST + 50+GST Membership Fee
Exhibition fee payable by Interac Transfer, Visa, MasterCard, Debit or Cash. No late payments accepted. No Paypal or Postdated Checks.

Exhibitor Information:
https://theartworldexpo.com/exhibitor-information/

We are pleased to offer the opportunity to register early and save while
enjoying advance marketing opportunities such as:

-One Affiliate Marketing Training
-Choice of Spot on Map
-Sales Training Seminars for Artists
-Weekly Special Features via our Newsletter
-Video Interview with Event Organizer Monika Blichar
-Online Store Lisitng in our New Online Store featuring AWE Artists Products and
-Merchandise listed on 4 different websites

Contact Information:
Email: artists@theartworldexpo.com
Phone: 604.999.617

Contact Elke (affiliate marketer)
E-mail: admin@westcoastgermannews.com
Phone: 604 828 8788

About Event Organizer Monika Blichar:
Monika Blichar’s vision of an environment where creative entrepreneurs and artists from around the globe could showcase and sell their work while engaging with the community is really coming full force with her annual production of Art World Expo TM. Originally from Poland, Monika has an evident and immense passion for all things arts and culture. Her love for working with the community in various arenas has allowed her to complete a B.A. in English and French, teach Kindergarten through grade 12 in both Public and Private Schools in B.C., work as an Artistic and Event Producer and become CEO and Founder of MAB Ventures Inc., an Arts & Entertainment Agency.

About the Expo:
Produced by MAB Ventures Inc. and in support of Make and Break Arts Foundation. We support local artists and strive to give them the best opportunities to show and sell their work. We also love to engage the general public with opportunities to interact with artists of all sorts at this one of a kind event and annual showcase featuring an array of out of the box artists. Everything from live artists working onsite to live music, fashion, interactive performances and our world famous body painting and special effects make up competition are found at our shows!

MAB Studio & Boutique Gallery
MAB Art Studio & Boutique Gallery is located in the heart of North Vancouver. We offer professional and experienced associates who will service all of your artistic needs. Whether you are in need of an original painting for your home or office, a forum to display your work, or are in search of a full service event planning team, our motivated and inspirational artists and entrepreneurs would be pleased to assist you with your every artistic vison and venture.

Finally, what kind of Artist are invited?
Accepted Mediums:

-Painting
-Body Painting
-Photography
-Sculpture
-Installation
-Jewelry
-Fashion
-Textile
-Ceramics
-Literary Arts
-Performers
-Musicians

Buy your ticket here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/affiliate-register?eid=28286169695&affid=145305360

ART WORLD EXPO
www.theartworldexpo.com
https://www.facebook.com/ArtWorldExpo
https://twitter.com/artworldexpo
https://instagram.com/artworldexpo/

22 Sep 2016
September 22, 2016

Vancouver Fashion Week September 2016

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PRING/SUMMER 2017 RUNWAY SCHEDULE

There are all kinds of things going on at the Vancouver Fashion Week. There were around 79 fashion designers from all over the world who participated. My main focus is any designer who is from Germany, Austria or Switzerland. This time around, the only one I could find is Munich born Simon Barth, who now resides in Vienna.

The event is on this week from September 19th to Sunday, September 25th. Simon Barth was on Monday, September 19th at 9 pm.  It was hopping.  Every seat was filled out, the media had shown up full force and there was literally standing room only.  My suggestion would be they find a bigger venue.  They are starting to outgrow the place.  I am sure it would be hard to find another location, but popularity leads to crowds and too many of those and even some people who had paid for a seat didn’t get one.

I got there Monday when JAC by Jacqueline Conoir was showing and took this picture that I like. It is somewhat intimidating to be standing next to all of the media giants of Vancouver who came in with their professional camera equipment, but it was still fun.

JAC by Jacqueline Conoir

JAC by Jacqueline Conoir

Then I asked the volunteers to take a picture of me and here it is.

Elke Porter at Vancouver Fashion Week

©Elke Porter

Finally, Simon Barth was on at 9 pm Monday evenings, and here are some of his works:

Four models of Simon Barth

Four models of Simon Barth

And finally, here is the man himself – Simon Barth.

Simon Barth, Fashion Designer in Vienna

Simon Barth, Fashion Designer in Vienna

According to his profile on the http://vanfashionweek.com/designers/simon-barth-couture/

Simon Barth, who lives and works as a Designer in Vienna today, has been impressed by Haute Couture and gorgeous embroideries since his early childhood. Fascinated by fashion, artwork and models he first came to a Munich couture studio where he learned his tailoring skills. The atmosphere there, the intricate materials and the extensive process of manufacturing made it clear to him that he wanted to become a fashion designer. He then studied at the international famous ESMOD-school in Munich where his top marks and his final couture show were distinguished with the “Prix de Jury”.

And finally, here are his models finishing up the show:

Simon Barth End of Show

17 Sep 2016
September 17, 2016

Vancouver Fashion Fall 2016

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German-speakers in the Vancouver Fashion Week this Fall?

About Fashion Week

Fashion Show 2016

©Elke Porter and Westcoast German News; All Rights Reserved

The upcoming Vancouver Fashion Fall/Winter 2017 Season will begin with the Opening Gala on the night of September 19th. The event kicks off the week in style, creating local buzz and steering all attention towards the highly anticipated runway shows.

Guests will be treated to a night of sensory indulgence that includes music, performances and a sneak preview of the designer collections. The event will take place over the week of September 19th to September 25th, 2016

Website is here: http://vanfashionweek.com

They are also on:
Facebook,
Pinterest and
Twitter.

The only German-speaker I could find is Simon Barth.

About Simon Barth

Simon Barth, who lives and works as a Designer in Vienna today, has been impressed by Haute Couture and gorgeous embroideries since his early childhood. But the big news is that I discovered Simon was born and raised in Munich!  He also lived in Berlin, but found it “too trashy”.  He is happy in Vienna.

His new collection “Dark Seduction 2016” is a elegant and mysterious trip on a sparkling garden full of obsession and fantasy.

According to his own website, though, it says: Simon Barth präsentiert heuer auf der Vancouver Fashion Week seine Kollektion „Glimmering Transparency“.

So, whether it is dark seduction or glimmering transparency, at least we know he speaks German.  LOL

His Vienna (Wien) website can be found here: http://www.simon-barth-couture.com

Location will be:

Chinese Cultural Centre of Greater Vancouver
50 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC

Their blog can be found here: http://vanfashionweek.com/blogpage/

Fashion Show 2016

©Elke Porter and Westcoast German News; All Rights Reserved

15 Sep 2016
September 15, 2016

Das Schwarze Brett Will Arrive in October!

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Das Schwarze Brett Magazine will be Published in October!

“Das Schwarze Brett” will be rising from the ashes, back from 2002, when I moved back to Vancouver from Sydney, Australia.  We lived in downtown Vancouver in a small apartment and I had just taken my first desktop publishing & website course in a private college in the Bentall Building.  I started building websites, writing newsletters and joining social media and have been fascinated every since.

If you would like to have a look at the magazine so far, just check this link:  http://www.westcoastgermannews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SchwarzeBrett1.pdf

I started a couple of websites, produced a few newsletters, worked with communications experts and generally practiced journalism, blogging, photography, advertising & more.  I helped publish the Swiss Herald for the Swiss Society, I started “German Voices Vancouver”, which turned into Westcoast German News and also got involved with all of the various German organizations in Vancouver in one way or another.

Ad Rate Card 2016Now, my children are finally at the stage where I can focus on my business and make a living out of it.  I have been applying for jobs, but am having trouble finding something that will me to practice the skills I wish to excel in.  My passions are Photoshop, InDesign, YouTube and blogging in general.  I am going to start with a magazine – maybe even with more than one – and go from there.  I want to end up working for a German Television Show.

Das Schwarze Brett will be published every two months and sold through this website and the MagCloud platform. If you wish to participate, you can send me your story ideas, events or ads and hopefully it will grow into something big and important.  I also plan to spend more time sharing news and blogging on my website.

If you have recipes, jokes, short news items (about new things – not ads) and interesting tidbits that would interest the German readers, I would love to receive them. The deadline to be involved in my first issue is September 25th, 2016.  This is when I would need to have the ads and payment by.  If you need an ad designed, this will cost you $50 if I do it and $100 if you want an actual graphic designer to help you out.  A designer makes between $30 and $40 an hour, and it can take time to design the ad, format the images and write the copy.

You can also sign up to my Westcoast German News Newsletter on this website.

Yours sincerely,

Elke

13 Sep 2016
September 13, 2016

Meet the GCBA at the BCIT

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Come and join them for an exciting evening at BCIT

join the German Canadian Business Association (GCBA) and meet the

MAKE+ Applied Research Group!

Date:      18.October.2016
Time:     5:30 pm   Hospitality
6:00pm    Event start
Location:  BCIT Centre for Research and Innovation
4355 Mathissi Place  Burnaby, BC
Note: this is just west of the main Burnaby campus, between Burnaby Hospital and Willingdon Avenue

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a comprehensive applied training and research facility with activities stretching from industrial trades to science, business and engineering. Under the banner of MAKE+, BCIT carries out applied research producing tangible outcomes in the Health and Manufacturing sectors.

Using a model similar to Germany’s very successful Fraunhofer Institutes, the full-time interdisciplinary team creates synergies between engineers, designers and technicians to solve real word problems and grow the BC economy.  Their user-centred design approach has helped clients such as Rostrum Medical Innovations, Claris Healthcare and Purdy’s Chocolates develop innovative products and refine manufacturing processes.

Over the years the MAKE+ initiative has hosted many German and French graduate students who conducted their project work in this unique setting.  Come meet this eclectic group and tour their impressive prototyping facilities, which include state-of-the art-3D printers.

An opening address will be given by Consul General Josef Beck and guests will be welcomed by BCIT’s new VP Academic Dr. Tom Roemer.  Light refreshments will be served.

We hope you will all join us in this showcase of a unique applied research group, right here in the heart of our own BC Lower Mainland.

BCIT Invitation

13 Sep 2016
September 13, 2016

30 Year Anniversary VIP Letters

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German Canadian Heritage Celebration will be held October 2nd, 2016

One of the VIP Guests, the Honourable Grace McCarthy and the other VIP Guest General Consul Josef Beck have both written a statement to honour this event.  I will be posting them here, so you can see them.

Hon. Grace McCarthy

And here is the one from General Consul Josef Beck

General Consul Josef Beck