Beatrice Schreiber Receives Order of Merit

Vancouver, BC – On Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, German Consul General Hermann Sitz presented the Order of Merit (Bundesverdienstkreuz am Bande) to mover and shaker Beatrice Schreiber. The order, established in 1951, states: “Desiring to visibly express recognition and gratitude to deserving men and women of the German people and of foreign countries, …, I […]

Passive House Conference in October 2015!

Keynote Confirmed for North American Passive House Conference 2015 Tickets now available to NAPHN, CanPHI West and IPHA members As you may know, CanPHI West are the proud hosts of this year’s North American Passive House Network conference in Vancouver, October 1-2. We are excited to announce that Diana Ürge-Vorsatz – Director of the Center for Climate Change and […]

German School Fundraiser at the Bauhaus

The Fundraiser An evening of German cuisine with Michelin star chef Stefan Hartman at the newly opened German restaurant BAUHAUS in Gastown ( A special menu with favourite dishes from the German/Austrian/Swiss cuisine has been created for this special event. Start the evening with an appetizer and one Koelsch beer for only $15. 100% of […]

Support the St. Mark’s Church Fundraiser!

Major Garage Sale on Saturday, May 2nd, 2015! 9:00am – 2:00pm (rain or shine) Contact: Brigitte Tin at 604-873-5827 or Kecia Boecking at 604-988-1356 Volunteers needed on and before sale. There are also tickets for the European Festival and tickets for the 40th Saengerfest available – just ask Kecia about this. Books /magazines • Clothing […]

Westside German School Fundraiser!

Important German School Fundraiser! Support your community: *All welcome! This is NOT an event exclusively to VWGS families! This is an event for everyone – please be generous and share this link. Thursday, May 7th, 7pm: Social at BAUHAUS click here for ticket sale ($15/each) Fyi: You can purchase tickets without a Karelo account, […]

Installation Service of Pastor Manfred Schmidt

You are invited! Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church 505 E 46th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5W 2A2 (604) 325-0550 Date & Time: Sunday May 3rd 2015 @ 2:30 p.m. Light catered late lunch to follow. About Martin Lutheran Church: We are an Evangelical Lutheran church with services in English and German. Our services use traditional Lutheran […]

History of Au Pair Movement in Canada

The au Pair movements were first authorized between Canada, France and Germany in March, 1970 as a result of requests from the German Government, a private placement agency in France and a private placement agency in Toronto. They were subsequently expanded to include movements between Canada, Switzerland and Australia; however, the latter movement did not […]

German Canadian Care Home March Events

24.Februar 2015 Liebe Freunde und Mitglieder des Deutsch- Kanadischen Hilfswerkes von BC, Zur Freundlichern Erinnerung: Programm für den Monat März: 14. März Vortrag: “Heimat” – Was und wo ist das?“ Eine sehr persönliche Frage im Angesicht der Globalisierung unseres Lebens. Pastor Hardo Ermisch “Ich lade zu einem zwanglosen Erfahrungsaustausch zu dem komplexen Thema “Heimat” ein. […]

German Canadian Care Home Events

Liebe Freunde und Mitglieder des Deutsch- Kanadischen Hilfswerkes von BC: Programm für den Monat  Februar: Februar        Vortrag mit Bildern “Wann, Wer, Wieso Wandern sie den Jakobsweg ?“     Dr. Marie-Luise Ermisch Sie schreibt:”The Camino is considered to be one of the most important Christian pilgrimages of the Middle Ages, and to this day it continues […]