27 Jan 2015
January 27, 2015

Der Kiepenkasper in Surrey

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KiepenkasperSaturday, January 24th,  Uwe Spillmann from the KIEPENKASPER Theater performed at the Surrey German Language School.

Link to the Surrey German School:  http://www.surreygermanschool.com/

At 9:30 he presented “Reise zur Pirateninsel” and “Die drei Zauberfedern” for the E-classes (DaF or Deutsch als Fremdsprache).

At 11:00 he performed “Du bist ja gar kein Ungeheuer” and “Der Schneemann ist ein armer Tropf” for G-classes (DaZ or Deutsch als Zweitsprache).

It was a community event and therefore they invited family, friends and neighbours. Beatrice Schreiber, President of the German Canadian Business Association, was one of the guests who truly enjoyed herself.

Several years ago, the Kiepenkasper also performed at the Westside German School.  Here is a link to their website: http://www.vwgs.org/2012/

BeatriceThe Surrey German Language School was proud to offer this Northern German Tradition of a puppet show to their students and were glad to see so much support from the community.

Thanks to Yvonne, for sending us these pictures.

27 Jan 2015
January 27, 2015

FRAUEN FIFA in VANCOUVER

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Message from Sabrina:

Silvia & DorisWie Sie sicher wissen, findet die Frauen-Fussball WM im Juni/Juli in Vancouver statt.
Natuerlich wird das deutsche Fernsehen vor Ort sein und ich arbeite momentan aus Ottawa fuer den NDR Hamburg.
Leider kann ich nicht an beiden Orten sein.

Was ich aber gerne mal erfragen wollte, oder weiterleiten moechte, ist folgendes:

Kennen Sie oder koennten mir ca. 4 Hilfskraefte/Kabelhilfen vermitteln? Deutschsprachig waere schoen aber nicht notwendig.
Zum Entladen von Containern, Aufbau der Technik, Kabelziehen. Ca. 10 Tage ab 25.05.2015 und dann nochmal 3-4 Tage am Ende hin ca. 04.07.-08.7.2015
Wenn es dazu jemanden gaebe, der gut mit organisatorischen Sachen im Buero, Besorgungen, etc. waere, der da 6 Wochen Zeit haette, koennte sich auch gerne mit mir in Verbindung setzen.

Ansonsten…….alles Gute nach Vancouver aus einem weissen und kalten Ottawa !!!

Mit freundlichen Gruessen,

[dropcap]D[/dropcap]on’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Partially, but it also obeys your commands. I want to come with you to Alderaan. There’s nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and be a Jedi, like my father before me. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.

You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

We hire people who want to make the best things in the world. -Steve Jobs

She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod. Send a detachment down to retrieve them, and see to it personally, Commander. [highlight color=”yellow”]There’ll be no one to stop us this time![/highlight] You’re all clear, kid. Let’s blow this thing and go home! Partially, but it also obeys your commands.

  • Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine.
  • He is here.
  • Don’t underestimate the Force.

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I care. So, what do you think of her, Han? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. [highlight color=”blue”]But with the blast shield down,[/highlight] I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. But with the blast shield down, I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

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Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.
You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

  1. I care. So, what do you think of her, Han?
  2. You mean it controls your actions?
  3. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going.
  4. I’m trying not to, kid.

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Revenge of the Sith

post-imageI can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. I’m surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly…

Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. He is here. What?! Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I’m trying not to, kid.

I’m trying not to, kid. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. He is here. You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine.

 

Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.

Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. He is here. Ye-ha! I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

 

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Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. He is here. Ye-ha! I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

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Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. [highlight color=”orange”]I guess that’s what you’re best at,[/highlight] ain’t it? Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
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WOW, Nice photo !

WOW, Nice photo !

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly… As you wish. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going.

I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct. Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine. You’re all clear, kid. Let’s blow this thing and go home! I’m surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. I’m trying not to, kid.

I care. So, what do you think of her, Han? Don’t underestimate the Force. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

You’re all clear, kid. [highlight color=”green”]Let’s blow this thing and go home![/highlight] But with the blast shield down, I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is.

25 Jan 2015
January 25, 2015

Which Company Would You Choose?

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[dropcap]D[/dropcap]on’t act so surprised, Your Highness. You weren’t on any mercy mission this time. Several transmissions were beamed to this ship by Rebel spies. I want to know what happened to the plans they sent you. In my experience, there is no such thing as luck. Partially, but it also obeys your commands. I want to come with you to Alderaan. There’s nothing for me here now. I want to learn the ways of the Force and be a Jedi, like my father before me. The more you tighten your grip, Tarkin, the more star systems will slip through your fingers.

Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.

You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

We hire people who want to make the best things in the world. -Steve Jobs

She must have hidden the plans in the escape pod. Send a detachment down to retrieve them, and see to it personally, Commander. [highlight color=”yellow”]There’ll be no one to stop us this time![/highlight] You’re all clear, kid. Let’s blow this thing and go home! Partially, but it also obeys your commands.

  • Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine.
  • He is here.
  • Don’t underestimate the Force.

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I care. So, what do you think of her, Han? A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master. [highlight color=”blue”]But with the blast shield down,[/highlight] I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. But with the blast shield down, I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away!

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Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.
You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

  1. I care. So, what do you think of her, Han?
  2. You mean it controls your actions?
  3. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going.
  4. I’m trying not to, kid.

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Revenge of the Sith

post-imageI can’t get involved! I’ve got work to do! It’s not that I like the Empire, I hate it, but there’s nothing I can do about it right now. It’s such a long way from here. Leave that to me. Send a distress signal, and inform the Senate that all on board were killed. I’m surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly…

Your eyes can deceive you. Don’t trust them. He is here. What?! Hokey religions and ancient weapons are no match for a good blaster at your side, kid. I’m trying not to, kid.

I’m trying not to, kid. I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base. He is here. You are a part of the Rebel Alliance and a traitor! Take her away! Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine.

 

Still, she’s got a lot of spirit. I don’t know, what do you think? What!? I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– What good is a reward if you ain’t around to use it? Besides, attacking that battle station ain’t my idea of courage. It’s more like…suicide.

Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. He is here. Ye-ha! I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

You don’t believe in the Force, do you? Obi-Wan is here. The Force is with him. I call it luck. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going. What?! The Force is strong with this one. I have you now.

 

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Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. Kid, I’ve flown from one side of this galaxy to the other. I’ve seen a lot of strange stuff, but I’ve never seen anything to make me believe there’s one all-powerful Force controlling everything. There’s no mystical energy field that controls my destiny. It’s all a lot of simple tricks and nonsense. Remember, a Jedi can feel the Force flowing through him. He is here. Ye-ha! I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

[divider style=”dotted” top=”20″ bottom=”20″]

Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? Look, I ain’t in this for your revolution, and I’m not in it for you, Princess. I expect to be well paid. I’m in it for the money. A tremor in the Force. The last time I felt it was in the presence of my old master.

All right. Well, take care of yourself, Han. [highlight color=”orange”]I guess that’s what you’re best at,[/highlight] ain’t it? Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is. The plans you refer to will soon be back in our hands.
[/padding]

 

WOW, Nice photo !

WOW, Nice photo !

I need your help, Luke. She needs your help. I’m getting too old for this sort of thing. Oh God, my uncle. How am I ever gonna explain this? Hey, Luke! May the Force be with you. No! Alderaan is peaceful. We have no weapons. You can’t possibly… As you wish. Look, I can take you as far as Anchorhead. You can get a transport there to Mos Eisley or wherever you’re going.

I suggest you try it again, Luke. This time, let go your conscious self and act on instinct. Dantooine. They’re on Dantooine. You’re all clear, kid. Let’s blow this thing and go home! I’m surprised you had the courage to take the responsibility yourself. I’m trying not to, kid.

I care. So, what do you think of her, Han? Don’t underestimate the Force. I don’t know what you’re talking about. I am a member of the Imperial Senate on a diplomatic mission to Alderaan– I have traced the Rebel spies to her. Now she is my only link to finding their secret base.

You’re all clear, kid. [highlight color=”green”]Let’s blow this thing and go home![/highlight] But with the blast shield down, I can’t even see! How am I supposed to fight? Alderaan? I’m not going to Alderaan. I’ve got to go home. It’s late, I’m in for it as it is.

11 Jan 2015
January 11, 2015

Bauhaus Restaurant Opens March 2015

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The Bauhaus Restaurant is excited to announce Michelin Star Chef Stefan Hartmann and former General Manager of Kensington Palace, Tim Adams are joining forces to put a star and a crown on the Vancouver food scene.
Stefan Hartmann ChefHartmann’s inspiration for the menu at Bauhaus will be contemporary German cuisine, taking a fresh approach to many traditional dishes.Over the past decade Hartmann has worked in some of Europe’s most notable Michelin Star restaurants including Kolja Kleeberg’s Restaurant, “Vau” in Berlin, and “Maximin” in Venice, France.Hartmann’s cooking has caught the attention of food critics all over the world with amazing reviews in both USA Today and New York Times’ “Top Restaurants in Berlin.” He continues to prove himself worthy of all the praise, going on to win culinary awards such as the Master Chef Award and the Newcomer of the YearAward. Hartmann was given the prestigious Michelin Star in 2010.

Tim Adams will lead the operations at the  Bauhaus restaurant as General Manager. At age 19, he moved to London, England, where he obtained a business degree and began his managerial career. During a 10-year career at CH & Co, Tim was instrumental in managing England’s most prestigious establishments including
Kensington Palace, Tower of London and Hampton Court Palace. Tim hosted many high profile guests including the Prime Minister, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Her Majesty the Queen and members of the Royal Family.Behind Bauhaus is Uwe Boll, who many know from his film career. However, it is Boll’s personal interests in international cuisine, that led him to bring high-end food products, such as Casa Gusta olive oil, to Canada for many years. His passion for exceptional food and ingredients is the inspiration for this endeavor.

“After recently moving permanently to Vancouver from Germany, I felt that Vancouver
is really missing high-end contemporary German cuisine. It is very different from what
is currently offered in the city.” Uwe Boll

Bauhaus is currently under massive renovations and is set to open March, 2015 in the heart of Vancouver’s historic Gastown neighbourhood. Local designer Andrea Greenway is spearheading the large-scale project. The restaurant will boast 100 seats with a large open concept kitchen, personal Chefs table, private dining room,
wine room and patio.

“My inspiration behind the design was to juxtapose an incredible historical building
against a sleek modern interior worthy of the Bauhaus name.” Andrea Greenway

The Bauhaus Restaurant is set to open March 2015.

Twitter: @BauhausVan
Facebook: www.facebook.com/BauhausRestaurant
Website http: www.bauhaus-restaurant.com
For more information contact: Natalie Boll 604 710 8942
Email: press@bauhaus-restaurant.com

09 Jan 2015
January 9, 2015

Join Business Association in 2015!

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The German Canadian Business Association has changed in the last 52 years of its existence, yet one thing remains the same:  it is still there to allow entrepreneurs and business owners to network, to exchange ideas and give feedback and to allows its members to publicize their products and sell their services.

Also it used to be a Business MAN Association, but now is just for anyone.

The first meeting in 2015 will take place at Mahoneys Pub in downtown Vancouver at 6 pm by the new Convention Centre and will include some hors d’oeuvres for everyone to share.

BREAKING NEWS:  there will be a $200 membership fee charged for the 2015/2016 calendar year for anyone who chooses to renew it on this evening!

Please bring yourself, your family and friends and join us as we celebrate the New Year with the German Canadian Business Association.

09 Jan 2015
January 9, 2015

German Castle wins Second Prize!

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“Winter Castle at Christmas!”

We got the results back from Grouse for the Gingerbread Village competition and the German Winter Castle at Christmas created by the Metropolitan Hotel and sponsored by the German Canadian Business Association came in second place! Here is what our contact at Grouse wrote:

German Gingerbread CastleIt was a very tight race! Based on popular vote (5376 hard ballots, 798 online votes – weighted 25%) and votes from a panel of four judges (including Z95.3, SONiC and Jack FM – weighted 75%), the top overall placing competitors are…

1) It’s Beginning to Look Alot Like Christmas (Team: The Sweet Shop)
2) Winter Castle at Christmas (Team: Metropolitan Hotel and Pastry Chef Emiddio Isernia)
3) Baby It’s Cold Outside (Team: katscakes.ca)

The castle was sponsored by four members of the Association, among them Beatrice Schreiber (President) and Rebecca Lees (Secretary).

28 Dec 2014
December 28, 2014

German New Year

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FeuerzangenbowleSince I grew up in Canada, I didn’t always have the opportunity to celebrate special events the way children in Germany would celebrate with their families. But I am still fascinated by these traditions and hope to introduce some of them to my children and eventually, my grandchildren. The other important point is that my parents were both not born in Germany proper, and have both come from “Volksdeutsche” (people who were born in other territories or countries, but still had German blood and citizenship). My parents were both born during the war, and with their families on the move, and the borders changing hands a few times, they had different traditions they followed, or were just glad to have reached a New Year and didn’t need to follow traditions, except attending church in gratitude.

Here are some ideas:

1. Feuerzangenbowle: this is where they take a clump of sugar, slather it with wine, place it on a metal clip with a slit in the middle and set it on fire, so that the burnt sugar drips into a pot or bowl filled with the rest of the wine. It is a very impressive activity, and one that I enjoyed seeing as a child.

2. Fireworks: Vancouver, BC where I live now sometimes offers fireworks and sometimes doesn’t. To be honest, I am not necessarily a fan of fireworks! I would go, if I was going with my family or in some kind of group.

3. Lead melting: you melt a bit of lead over a handle, let it cool off in some water and then read your future in the shape the lead has turned into: money, fame, health?

4. Blessing of wealth: You need to keep a pig around, as that represents “Good luck” or wealth in German. On the other hand, ensure that you are not eating a goose, as they fly away with your luck! Save up a “scale” or your New Year’s Carp and carry it around in your purse. This could ensure a regular flow of cash. If you want an abundant amount of change, ensure that you have a significant amount of lentil soup in your cupboard, or serve it on New Year’s Eve! You can also eat four leaf clovers or little chimney sweeps made out of marzipan.

5. Food & Drink: fondue or racelette, lentil soup, carp/fish or sweet apples dipped in honey. For drinks, people enjoy the Feuerzangenbowle, drinking champagne precisely at midnight and then throwing the glass over one of your shoulders, since “broken glass = good luck”. You can also say “Prosit Neujahr!” or “Guten Rutsch” – which means that we hope you find success in the New Year.

As entertainment, you can watch “Dinner for One” (now on YouTube), which is also known as the “90th Birthday of Miss Sophi”.

23 Dec 2014
December 23, 2014

Continuing Stories

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I still keep a variety of German magazines at home that are no longer published in 2014. One of these is the Infokus Magazine, that is labelled “Das Magazin fuer Deutsch-sprachige in Kanada”.
The publisher was Richard Weichsler, who also also offered a show called “TV Deutsch” on Shaw TV. This was labelled as “Multikultur TV fuer ueber 110,000 Deutschsprachige in Gross-Vancouver Kabel 20 Auf Shaw – und 51 in Delta.” – Still not sure if this show is still running anymore.

But also, just to look at all the advertisers in the Winter Edition in 2003/2004 and it is heartbreaking to see how many places are no longer around, yet surprising how many places are still there. Here is a comprehensive list

1. Lothar Heinrich Agencies Ltd. – 1450 Hartley Avenue, Coquitlam, BC V3K 7A1
604 540-6977

Is it still around? I think yes!

2. Williams Moving International – 2401 United Boulevard, Vancouver, BC V3K 5Y3
604 941-9411

Is it still around? I think yes!

3. GSSC – German Social Security Consultants – #305-525 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 3H7
604 669-1325

4. A & K Sausage – 22030 River Road, Maple Ridge, BC V2X 2C3
604 467-3371

Is it still around? I think yes! 4 for 4!

5. St. Laszlo Estate Winery – Site 95-Comp 8, Hwy. #3, Keremeos, BC V0X 1N0
250-499-2856

Is it still around? I think yes! 5 for 5

6. European Specialties Importers Ltd. – 220 Prior Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 2E5
604 688-9528

Is it still around? Yes! 6 for 6

18 Dec 2014
December 18, 2014

Countdown to Christmas

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Twas the month before Christmas and all through BC,
People were & shopping & setting up their Christmas Tree
The stores started sales beginning in November,
For those celebrating on the 25th of December.

Many cultures added diverse celebrations
From all corner of the world BC welcomes the nations.
The cooking, the baking, the foods for the parties
Were prepared and devoured, appetites were hearty.

The front of the houses were decorated in style
But in the back garbage was starting to pile.
The paper & packaging soon created a mess
Recycling bins & trash cans were groaning in stress.

While cleaning their houses, inside and out
The refuse overflowed and just lay about
Some people thought “Is this right?”
How can I reduce, reuse, recycle more each night?

They researched how to make recycling succeed
By using cloth bags to buy things they would need.
Or how to make home-made paper bag wrapping for free
Or how to rent a live potted Christmas tree.

Where to drop off electronics to make room for new ones
Where to recycle their batteries when they were all done.
How to have parties and events that generate zero waste
How to ensure that treats are healthy, yet still had a great taste.

Reduce the amount of gifts that you buy,
Reuse wrapping paper, decorations or at least try.
Recycle all the things that you can this year
Fill your life with joy, peace, love & volunteer.

Try to keep Christmas greener than white
It’s not that hard to do things that are right
Merry Christmas to all, and a Happy New Year!
And I wish you all a healthy season of cheer!