Soon, there will be a GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo, where global leaders from business, government and civil society come together to manage risk and capitalize on opportunities in the clean economy, once again.
The Innovation Expo is a global showcase of sustainable products, services, and ideas from various countries, such as Austria, Switzerland and Germany fresh off the lab bench…
- Discover the very latest in clean technologies and advanced environmental products and services.
- Learn about sustainable business practices and interact with thousands of influential global leaders from business and government.
Four Reasons to Attend the Innovation Expo
- Find a cutting-edge solution to an entrenched or emerging challenge
- Discover the very latest in clean technologies and advanced environmental products and services
- Explore investment and joint funding opportunities with a diverse range of organizations, including angel and venture capitalists, economic development agencies, and funding organizations
- Access more than 70 sessions and presentations in the Expo Presentation Theatres. Stay tuned for the theatre programs and schedules
Vancouver Convention Centre
999 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC, Canada
In addition to the GLOBE Forum and Innovation Expo taking place, GLOBE Series and a diverse group of partners host a range of on- and off-site activities. Made up of more than 30 affiliate events, from corporate sustainability meetings to workshops, roundtables and training modules, GLOBE Week is where new ideas, collaborations and partnerships take root.
To host an Official GLOBE Week event, you can still contact:
Andreas Wank is the most successful Olympic athlete to compete in the Callaghan Valley since the Vancouver Winter Olympic Games in 2010. With a silver in the team event on the large hill here in 2010 and a gold in Sochi he is undoubtedly a top competitor. Wank’s list of accolades extends to two FIS World Championship team silvers and two individual World Cup podiums. See more here: http://www.fis-ski.com/ski-jumping/athletes/athlete=wank-andreas-72592/index.html
With 8 Continental Cup wins over the last few seasons, Muranka is a serious contender to win this year at Whistler. Muranka has also found success at the elite level with 2 World Cup team podiums and team bronze at the 2015 World Championships in Sweden, as well as 3 World Juniors team medals, a gold and 2 silvers. See more here: http://www.fis-ski.com/ski-jumping/news-multimedia/news/article=klemens-muranka-takes-two-wins-coc-opener.html
With 3 individual World Cup wins and 15 individual podiums, Tom Hilde is a seriously decorated athlete. Hilde is one the few competitors competing at Whistler who also competed in the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games where he won bronze in the team competition with Norway. Hilde has also won 4 World Championship silver medals and a bronze ski flying world championship medal, definitely putting him among the favourites at Whistler. See more here: https://data.fis-ski.com/dynamic/athlete-biography.html?competitorid=108891§or=JP
Men’s & Ladies FIS Cups: December 7 & 8, 2017 Men’s FIS Continental Cup: December 9 & 10, 2017
For further information, please contact:
PRESIDENT, SKI JUMPING CANADA
Celebrating 8 Years of Vancouver Christmas Market!
Some things have changed, but some things have stayed the same. There are still lights, booths, the carousel, but also new vendors, new activities for children – kids who complete the scavenger hunt earn a free ride on the carousel – and new, at least to me, “Flying Stage” on the second storey of the Christmas Pyramid, right above the Glühwein! You can also take some pictures right inside the Alpine Haus at the “North Pole” that has been set up there.
For my German, Swiss and Austrian readers who have been spoiled with a wealth of Christmas Markets back home, the biggest complaint is having to pay an entrance fee, but there are still deals, groupons and other specials to be had. If you order online, you also receive a complimentary seasons pass, so that is worth it. This year, entrance fees are $10 for Adults, $9 for Seniors, $5 for children ages 7 to 12 and 6 and under are Free.
Get your tickets here at this link: https://store.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/event/13/2017-vancouver-christmas-market
There are also discounts available for groups of 12 or more or if you show up before 4 pm on Weekdays.
- A change that was made is that the Market, with over 75 vendors, has now been split into three main areas: Handwerkgasse (Artisan Alley), which includes Zotter Chocolates, Candymeister and Sonnentor Tea.
- Marktplatz (Eats and Treats), which includes Freybe Brat Haus, Das Bavarian & Pretzel Haus, Das Lachs Haus (Salmon), Das Schnitzel Haus, Das Kartoffel Haus and Das Waffle Haus. Suddenly I am starving!
- There are also Kaufmannsgasse (Merchant Alley) and the “Tannenbaum Terrace” (Christmas Tree Terrace).
I really saw an effort to be more German and to have more German signage. I appreciate that and felt it was much more authentic. There were also many Herrnhuter Stars placed at every booth and other strategic places around the venue. Beautiful.
Be dazzled by the glittering carousel, a 30-foot tall walk-in Christmas tree boasting 36,000 twinkling lights, live entertainment, and a multitude of festive family activities. (from their website, although ©Photo Credit is Elke Porter)
|You can also enjoy nightly entertainment.Here is where you can find out what is playing:https://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/activities/entertainment/The Entertainment seems to be focussing more on Canadian or International Artists this year, rather than German, but at least this performer has performed in Germany:
Melanie Dekker: A voice like chocolate. 100 concerts a year. A soulful roots-pop entertainer. A songbird and prolific writer who has created fantastic hit songs and 6 albums. Her percussive guitar style and warm lyrics quickly fire up your heart. She’s opened for Faith Hill, Chaka Khan, Bryan Adams & headlined folk festivals in Canada, Germany, Denmark & Estonia.
4:30PM – 6:30PM
4:30PM – 6:30PMHer website is here: http://www.melaniedekker.com
A Christmas Concert by the German Consulate was held November 23 for the German Community!
A Christmas Concert presented by the German Consulate featuring Rosemary Siemens and Eli Bennett. If you missed it, there are some snippets online (you may have to scroll a bit)
Her website is here: http://rosemarysiemens.com
Von Denis Hercog:
Liebe deutschsprachige Community in Vancouver,
vielleicht ein paar Worte vorab zu mir: Vor etwa fünf Monaten habe ich einen Entschluss gefasst: Es wurde Zeit für eine Veränderung, es wurde Zeit ein neues Kapitel aufzuschlagen. Vermutlich kennt ihr das Gefühl, vermutlich sind viele in dieser Gruppe durch eine ähnliche Phase im Leben gegangen. Ich hatte also meinen Job gekündigt, meine Wohnung aufgegeben, alles verkauft, was sich noch hat verkaufen lassen, besten Freunden und der geliebten Familie auf Wiedersehen gesagt und bin mit 18kg meiner letzten Besitztümer losgezogen. Nachdem ich im Juni in Vancouver angekommen bin habe ich mich von dem Bedürfnis treiben lassen etwas zu Reisen. Nach den vielen Jahren Vollgas im Studium und dann anschließend in der Arbeit, Jahre der Aufopferung für den Job, in welchen ich teilweise wochenlang nichts anderes gemacht habe außer Arbeiten, Essen und hin und wieder schlafen (was auch irgendwie okay way, weil ich meinen Job geliebt habe), war das die richtige Entscheidung. Also bin ich im Sommer drei Monate in den USA gereist, habe wundervolle Menschen kennengelernt und mich persönlich und physisch gefordert. Nun wird es jedoch ernst, ich ich möchte der Herausforderung in die Augen schauen und endlich in Kanada ankommen. Ausgewählt habe ich Vancouver (auch wenn ich Toronto wirklich fantastisch finde und mir auch hier vorstellen könnte zu leben), da ich hier bereits erste Kontakte habe. Ankommen werde ich am 1. Dezember, und das Abenteuer für mich beginnt, die einmalige Chance diesen Schritt zu wagen und mit voller Energie und allem Mut daran zu arbeiten, in allen Bereichen des Lebens, 8000km weg von Zuhause, Fuß zu fassen, privat wie beruflich.
Ich habe in Deutschland 7 Jahre in Stuttgart in einer Filmproduktion gearbeitet, und für Kunden wie Bosch, Mercedes, Sixt, Festo, L’Oréal, etc. Filme produziert, meist für den Online-Einsatz, aber auch für’s TV. Ich bin mir sicher, dass ich – nach einer nicht ganz kalkulierbaren Investition an Zeit und Energie – einen Job finden kann, ob es bei einer Filmproduktion, einer Werbeagentur oder kundenseitig im Marketing ist. Ich werde für den Anfang jedoch ganz bald ein Zimmer brauchen. Wenn ich es mir aussuchen könnte, wäre das nördlich King Edward Ave und westlich Commercial Dr, nicht über 650CA$ und möglichst nicht im Keller =), ansonsten bin ich flexibel mit Allem (Nichtraucher, organisiert und sauber – wohl berufsbedingt – und absolut umgänglich). Gleichzeitig werde ich wohl einen Job brauchen um die Zeit zu überbrücken, bis ich in meinem Berufsfeld einen Job finde. Ich rechne etwa mit zwei Monaten, okay, ich hoffe es werden „nur“ zwei Monate :-/ Ich werde mich mit Leuten aus der Branche treffen müssen, (Regisseure, Kameramänner, Maskenbildner, Ausstatter, etc.) genau so wie die Filminfrastruktur prüfen muss (Filmstudios, Tonstudios, Technikverleihe, etc.) und Treffen mit potenziellen Arbeit- oder Auftraggebern (Agenturen, Filmproduktionen, Kunden) ausmachen werde. Und wenn ich es mir hier aussuchen könnte, dann gerne etwas mehr als „Minimum Wage“ und nicht zum Waschen von Tellern =) Die Frage ist, ob ich es mir aussuchen kann … Aber: Ich kann ganz klar punkten mit Erfahrungen im Kundenumgang, … ich bin technisch versiert, kenne mich mit Excel, Word, Photoshop, Schnittprogrammen und allerlei anderer Software bestens aus, ich lerne sehr schnell und bin auch handwerklich nicht unbegabt. Nur ein Hobby-Koch bin ich nicht wirklich, was aber nicht heißt, dass ich das nicht auch noch werden kann 😉 … wäre zumindest seine schöne Herausforderung.
Also wenn hier jemand Zimmer, Job, oder aufmunternde Worte parat hat, immer gerne her damit. Ihr werdet es nicht bereuen.
Hier noch der Link zu meinem aktuellen CV:
Danke und frohes Thanksgiving =)
You are invited to Join us on November 27!
The German Canadian Business Association (GCBA) is holding their annual Christmas Gala, complete with champagne reception, buffet meal and dessert, as well as sing-a-longs and musical entertainment and raffle prizes.
We are excited to announce that this year not only do we have the S-Bahn playing again, we also have the addition of an Alpenhorn being played at different times during the evening. The caroling part will be led again by Elizabeth Petrie, first soprano with the Bach choir.
To help us grow, please feel free to invite friends or email this invitation to other people who might be interested.
If you have any questions about tombola donations or any other questions please contact Susanne at firstname.lastname@example.org
For confirmation of attendance please contact Elke Porter at email@example.com
Hope to hear from you soon🎅
Mit herzlichen Weihnachtsgruessen!
778 388 3101
Hi! My name is Keri Guelke and I did a short presentation to Vancouver West Side German School at Prince of Wales Wednesday, November 15, 2017 on the benefits of the German Exchange.
I did the exchange in 1985 and my exchange partner’s daughter, Lina, who turned 16 last week is hoping to find an exchange partner in Vancouver. She would like to come for April-June 2018. Ideally, the Canadian student would be between age 15 and 17. If the Canadian student was considering a gap year after graduation, they could also go to Germany at that point.
Lina lives in Bremen. If anyone is interested I can tell you more about Lina and her family and would set up a Skype visit.
Let me (Elke Porter) know – on Facebook or at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get in touch with Keri Guelke.
Cherish the Charm, Taste the Tradition at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market
Treasured Holiday Event Returns to Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation
Vancouver, BC – The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, authentic German festivities to date. The cherished holiday tradition will feature more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats and treasures, coupled with a multitude of festive family activities and live entertainment. Attracting a record number of more than 215,000 visitors last season, the Vancouver Christmas Market remains one of the city’s beloved holiday experiences.
“We are delighted to return to Jack Poole Plaza again this season, warmly welcoming new and returning visitors to partake in our wide array of Christmas festivities, while discovering a number of exciting new activities and expanded highlights,” said Malte Kluetz, Founder and President of the Vancouver Christmas Market. “As we move into our 8th season, and continue to grow in popularity, we are also pleased to unveil our revitalized logo and updated website, developed to help guests easily plan their visit. Whether shopping the market for that special, one-of-kind gift or indulging in the mouth-watering array of German delicacies, we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces during the most wonderful time of the year!”
Among this year’s expanded highlights will be Canada’s first-ever Walk-In Christmas Tree: a 30ft tall tree covered with 36,000 twinkling lights that guests can enter to experience a spectacular – and selfie-worthy light display. The Christmas Pyramid also returns, this year taller than ever with the addition of a brand new ‘Flying Stage’ perched 10ft high above the market. The Flying Stage will host a lively line-up of festive entertainment daily. The entertainment line-up is stacked with a wide range of musical talent performing a steady stream of seasonal favourites that span every genre – from jazz, blues, folk, pop, classical, and gospel.
Visitors will undoubtedly treat themselves to the market’s signature array of mouth-watering delectables, including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes), Strudels, and so much more. A variety of new local vendors will be offering the best food and drink BC has to offer including fresh sustainable seafood from Eat F.I.S.H., made-from-scratch Sicilian cannoli by the Cannoli King, award-winning German style wine from Wild Goose Winery, and organic beer made from local ingredients by Persephone Brewing Co.
In addition to Deutschland delicacies, rousing entertainment, and returning favourites – such as the Christmas Carousel and the warming Alpine Haus tent, designed to accommodate more than 250 people, visitors can wander throughout the market’s quaint pathways of huts, discovering lovingly crafted gifts and treasures that cry out to be slipped into stockings and placed under Christmas trees.
Tickets to the 2017 Vancouver Christmas Market are now on sale!
Tickets are: Adult $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5, Children Age 0-6, FREE. Purchase online to receive a complimentary Season Pass.
Ticket bookings and Christmas Combos at: vancouverchristmasmarket.com
SAVE THE DATE! Media are invited to an exclusive media tour of the Vancouver Christmas Market from Founder & President Malte Kluetz on November 21 at 4:45pm under the twinkling lights. Media will enjoy a taste of the market, sampling a beautifully crafted menu of new and popular fare, as well the opportunity to experience the expanded activities and highlights. Media will also be treated to a carefully curated gift box of authentic German treats and one-of-a-kind gifts from a host of new and returning vendors throughout the market.
Vancouver Christmas Market is honoured to work with and support its charitable partner the Children’s Wish Foundation. Be sure to join us for the Market’s ‘Children’s Wish Week’ from December 16 to 24, 2017, to support this important organization.
About Vancouver Christmas Market (vancouverchristmasmarket.com)
Since 2010, the Vancouver Christmas Market has delighted Vancouverites and visitors to the city with authentic German-inspired festivities. Combining colourful décor, authentic gifts, savoury food & drink, and family entertainment, the yuletide celebration creates the perfect atmosphere to mix & mingle with friends & family, take in a quick drink after work, and observe a wide variety of cultural activities, old world confections, and seasonal entertainment.
LISTING INFORMATION 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market
Date: November 22 to December 24, 2017: 11am – 9pm
December 24: Closed at 6pm
Ticket prices: Single Admission Adult $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5
(Children under 6 are Free)
Christmas Packages from $25
Address: Jack Poole Plaza – Home of the Olympic Cauldron
(Vancouver Convention Centre West)
1055 Canada Place
Vancouver, BC V6C 3G3
WITH WHISTLER CONTINENTAL CUP & FIS CUP COMPETITIONS
NOVEMBER 1, 2017 – CALGARY, AB Canada will once again become the focus of the international ski jumping community when three major competitions will be held early December at Whistler Olympic Park.
From December 7-10, 2017, Whistler will host a Men’s Continental Cup as well as a Men’s FIS Cup and a Women’s FIS Cup.
“This will be the biggest international ski jumping competition in Canada since the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver,” says Tom Reid, president of Ski Jumping Canada. “We expect up to 15 nations to participate, bringing nearly 100 of the best young male and female ski jumpers in the world. It’s going to be tremendously exciting.” </P
Canadian participation in the events will be a factor in securing quota spots for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in Pyeonchang, Korea. “As we head into the home stretch towards Korea, it’s vital that we give our athletes every opportunity to qualify for the Games,” says Reid.
“Athletes require FIS Cup points before they can compete at the Continental Cup level. In order to qualify for the World Cup circuit, athletes must have at least one Continental Cup point,” adds Reid. “Because our Canadian athletes train so often in Whistler, they’re very familiar with the hill. This could give them the edge they need to jump well and obtain those extremely valuable points.”
The Continental Cup and FIS Cup events will utilize the legacy facilities from the 2010 Vancouver games, including the ski jumps at Whistler Olympic Park and the athletes’ village. The competitions are being partially funded by a Sport Canada hosting grant.
“This is all part of a long-term effort to return World Cup competition to Canada,” adds Reid. “Our next goal is to host a Women’s World Cup at Whistler within the next year or two. Ensuring these events run smoothly will help put Canada back on the map with FIS and serve to leverage a growing interest in ski jumping in BC and Alberta. We’ve got some terrific young talent in Canada, but we can only benefit from more kids becoming involved.”
Men’s & Ladies FIS Cups: December 7 & 8, 2017 Men’s FIS Continental Cup: December 9 & 10, 2017
For further information, please contact:
PRESIDENT, SKI JUMPING CANADA
My father and I attended the Consular Christmas on Saturday to see what was going on.
From their website: “Visit our unique Christmas market! Over 20 stands will be filled with Christmas items and countries’ specialty food and beverages. Get into an early Christmas atmosphere by the smell of warm Swiss Glühwein and Colombian coffee, and go home with hotel and restaurant vouchers from the auction. Bring the whole family and be welcomed by Santa in the kids’ corner!”
You had to pay $5 admission at the door, which went to the Charity SOS Kinderdorf. “We are well on the way to becoming the first Developmental, Interactive, and Therapeutic Village in the SOS world, providing unprecedented support to the children and caregivers utilizing a trauma-informed approach. To provide this environment, we strive to offer four experiences to every individual who comes into contact with our services: a feeling of safety, relationships in which they feel they can trust, opportunities to collaborate and choose the services that they are involved in, and lastly help in building the skills necessary to move forward and function well on the daily basis.”
The event was hosted by Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver
The first thing we saw was this sign:
We were surprised not to see the flag of Germany, but they explained that Germany was officially supporting their Christmas Market: if you click on this ad, it will take you to their website.
All of the following pictures show some aspect of the market, with some of the countries being Switzerland, Belgium, France etc.
CPABC members and students can receive 20% off tickets to the November 25, 2017 performance at the Centre for Performing Arts in Vancouver by using discount code: FAMDISC. Tickets can be ordered online through Ticketmaster (http://www.magicalmusical.ca/tickets.html).
From their website:
Wendy Yau Sum Cheung’s childhood dream when she first saw Phantom of the Opera, was to one day produce her own Broadway style musical. Rod Chow’s childhood dream when he first saw a lavish magic production show in Las Vegas with his parents, was to one day star in his own. Today both Wendy and Rod’s dreams have come true as they prepare to open their original production: SEASONS – A Magical Musical at the Centre in Vancouver for the Performing Arts on November 25, 2017.
This live musical will feature the Vancouver Metropolitan Orchestra, under the conductorship of world class maestro, Kenneth Hsieh. The spectacular full original symphonic score was entirely composed by the award winning Wendy Yau Sum Cheung. Wendy herself will be featured on the concert grand piano to engage, captivate, and mesmerize the audience scene by scene with her masterful, flowing, and memorably melodic style.
The dramatic storyline takes the audience on an epic journey of a young girl growing up with her love for music, and the joys and turbulences she experiences through her various stages of life. The audience sees this all unfold through the expression of sensual choreographed contemporary dance, stunning magic and illusions by Rod Chow, an emotional and inspiring storyline, and song and acting, by a full cast of dancers and actors.
A chance encounter with a magician becomes the turning point in the life of our central character. She and the once mighty wizard take on new beginnings as they progress through the Seasons of Life together…from the Spring re-discovering of magic and wonder, to the Summer enjoying and being amazed by their illusions and creations, to the Fall fine tuning of the magic they know and becoming an expert at sharing this with others, and finally to the Winter celebrating of their astonishments and the joys of life.
This dramatic, inspirational, and heart-warming full stage magical musical theatrical production was created for the entire family to enjoy.