About Elke

Elke is a connector, a promoter, a writer and a blogger who loves to build community, attend events and network with other entrepreneurs. Whether you need help with advertising, public relations, social media or communications, she is there for her clients.

Retire in Kelowna? Caregiver/Companion Wanted!

George H. Hartmetz George is a retired German/Canadian Business, age 88 who is seeking a mature live-in lady caregiver/companion.  He lives in a large townhouse gated community (Sandhaven) and will provide a self-contained comfortable suite in the lower floor with a walk-out patio and adjoining lawn area.  Good cooking skills are preferred. Photo of Kelowna: […]

Auslandsdeutsche werden um ihr Wahlrecht gebracht!

Pressemitteilung Bundestagswahl 2017: “Auslandsdeutsche werden um ihr Wahlrecht gebracht!” IMH fordert Abbau bürokratischer Hürden beim Wahlrecht für die über 1,5 Mio. Deutschen im Ausland +++ Italien kann Vorbild sein Die Internationale Medienhilfe (IMH) ist die Arbeitsgemeinschaft der deutschsprachigen Medien im Ausland. Dazu gehören beispielsweise Zeitungen wie das “Wochenblatt” in Polen, das Fernsehprogramm “Ahorn TV” in […]

Oktoberfest Posters For Sale – since 1985!

Oktoberfest Enterprises located at 6711 Woodwards Road, Richmond, BC is still selling Oktoberfest posters after all this time!  These posters can be ordered now in 2017 by calling the company at 604 277-4300. They have been Organizers & Decor Suppliers for over 40 years! Recently I found a booklet at home from the Oktoberfest held […]

Sponsor the Nations Warriors Basketball Team

My Name is Robert Holler, Manager of the Nations Warriors Basketball Team and Executive Director of our recently established not-for-profit society.  We are currently in an epoch of our Basketball and community growth which, over the last 4 years, has expanded rapidly into interpersonal relations and traditional ceremonial development, and in creating a new team of junior players. There has been a special alchemy […]

Wanted: Christmas Craft Vendors for the GCCH

We are currently looking for craft vendors for our Annual Christmas Bazaar, which is on Saturday, November 18, 2017. This Christmas Bazaar is a fundraiser for the German-Canadian Benevolent Society, which is a non profit organization that supports senior living in residential care. The event is well supported by many members of our community’ approx […]

5-Step Guide to Being German by PACO Erhard

9TH – 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017 at VANCOUVER FRINGE 2017 STAND-UP COMEDY – vancouverfringe.com Sold out at festivals worldwide since 2011, 5-Step Guide to Being German is award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard’s comical mission to set the record straight about his “charming, crazy mishap of a country”. In 2017, 5-Step Guide to Being German finally comes […]

Boney M coming to Vancouver!

Old fans; Young hearts and the same beloved band coming back to sweep you off your feet! BONEY M featuring the stunning vocals of LIZ MITCHELL, the ORIGINAL LEAD SINGER, was THE Disco band of the 70’s and 80’s and remains a living legend of the disco era. Founded in Germany by writer and producer […]

Can you Help Find Hildegard Gale?

This is a message sent to “Germans in Vancouver” by Tomas Nehls, Vielleicht können Sie mir bei der Suche nach meiner Tante helfen. Ihr Name war Hildegard Gale geb. Samek, geb. 03.02.1917 in Berlin, und sie ist nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg mit einem Kanadier nach Vancouver ausgewandert. Die letzte mir bekannte Adresse ist 565 East […]

Robert Holler and Nations Warriors

Robert Holler is half German and half from a First Nation. Here is his story: My Father was born in Friedberg Germany in 1934, and he moved to Kanada in 1960 where he met my mother, a Native woman from the Bear clan, Ojibway Nation, i was born April 20th, 1966 in Sault Ste. Marie, […]