14 May 2018
May 14, 2018

Kölnisch Wasser Giveaway

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Sent in from a reader:

HI! I have 13 little glass bottles (10ml) of 4711 Kölnisch Wasser to gift away for Mother’s day!
( I got them from my own mom, but don’t really have use for it, so I would like to pass them on to people who do!)

4711 is a traditional German Eau de Cologne by Mäurer & Wirtz. Because it has been produced in Cologne since at least 1799, it is allowed to use the geographical indication Original Eau de Cologne. The brand has been expanded to various other perfumes and products besides the original Echt Kölnisch Wasser, which has used the same formula for more than 200 years.

In Munich from March 5 to 11, 2018

The International Passive House Conference is the year’s premium Passive House event, where about 1000 thought leaders and innovators from around the world gather. Here you will find a wide range of networking opportunities! Presentations, workshops and excursions allow you to share your experience with other professionals and to learn more about the latest Passive House developments. Furthermore, the conference is accompanied by the Passive House Exhibition where all leading manufacturers present their latest products! On Friday the evening event is the place to be, don’t miss it! The upcoming Passive House conference will take place in Munich.

Passive House components provide maximum comfort with minimum energy costs in new builds and refurbishments alike. Whether you want insulation materials, windows or ventilation systems with heat recovery – all leading manufacturers of Passive House components will be represented at the accompanying specialist exhibition. Here you will find first-class advice, information materials, illustrative models and experts happy to answer your questions.

Exhibitors can be found here: https://passivhaustagung.de/en/exhibition/exhibitor-list/

Follow them on twitter: #22intPHC

Schedule of 22nd International Passive House Conference

5 – 8 March 2018

Workshops and courses

9 – 10 March 2018

22nd International Passive House Conference with Passive House Exhibition

9 March 2018

Passive House Networking Party

11 March 2018


12 Apr 2016
April 12, 2016

15 German Stores on the West Coast

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Three Stores of Each Province or State on the West Coast

Wine display European FestivalHow many of these stores have you been to? Which store is your favourite?

One of the best ways for expatriates to keep in touch with their home country or for the next generation to keep in touch with what is going on in Germany, Switzerland or Austria is to get familiar with products one can normally only buy in Europe.

The store that I live closest to is the Parthenon. Here is where I can buy Gluehwein & Advent Calendars (not to mention mountains of chocolate) at Christmas time. Here is where we can also buy marzipan, Dr. Oetker baking products and Rittersport all year around.

BC Canada

a. Parthenon Supermarket – Vancouver, BC Canada
3080 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V6K 2H1
604 733 4191
Mon to Sat 9 am to 8 pm
Sun & Holidays 10 am to 6:30 pm

b. European Specialty’s Importers LTD
220 Prior Street
Vancouver, BC
604 – 688-0396
Mon to Fri 9 am to 4 pm
Sat 9 am to 1 pm
Sun Closed

c. Altmaerker German Sausage House & Deli

ALTMAERKER German Sausage House & Deli

11150 84th Avenue
Delta, BC V4C 2L7
(778) 593-1748
MON: closed
TUE: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
WED: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
THU: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
FRI: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
SAT: 9:30 am – 6:00 pm
SUN: 11:00 am – 5:00 pm


1943 Plaza Real
Oceanside, CA 92056
We can be reached toll free at 1-800-333-2768.

b. SCHREINER’S FINE SAUSAGES – Glendale, California
3417 Ocean View Blvd
Glendale, CA 91208
Deli 9 am to 5:30 pm Mon to Sat

c. Aldi German Grocery Store
740 W. Rancho Vista Blvd
Palmdale, CA 93551
Grand Opening Celebration on April 21st, 2016


4. Edelweiss Sausage & Delicatessen
3119 SE 12th Avenue
Portland, OR 97202
(503) 238-4411
Monday – Saturday 9 AM – 6 PM

5. Prost! Portland
Beer Garden and German Restaurant · Boise
4237 N Mississippi Ave (at N Skidmore St.), Portland, OR 97217
(503) 954-2674

6. Veganz – German Vegetarian & Vegan Store – possibly Oregon
Veganz will be expanding to the U.S. this year! By late 2016, Veganz products will be available in the U.S. in selected grocery stores as well as online.


a. Uli’s Famous Sausage
1511 Pike Place
Seattle, WA 98101
(206) 838-1712
Mon-Thurs: 10:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Fri/Sat 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Sun: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

b. Liebchen Deli
http://www.liebchendeli.com 14125 NE 20th Street
Suite G
Bellevue, WA 98007
(425) 746-7810
Sat and Mon 10 am 5:30 pm
Tues to Fri 10 am to 6:30 pm
Sunday Closed

c. Hess Bakery
6108 Mt. Tacoma Drive SW
Lakewood, WA (Tacoma) 98499
(253) 584-1451
Mon to Fri 9 am to 6 pm
Sat 8 am to 5 pm
Sun Closed

Alberta Canada

a. Edelweiss Imports
921-20th. Ave. N.W. Calgary ,
Alberta T2M 1H6 Canada
Toll free 1-800-559-8655
Mon to Fri 9 am to 7 pm
Sat 9 am to 6 pm
Sun & Holidays – Closed
The Kaffee Stube closes 30 minutes prior to store closing

b. Little Europa Delicatessen
15920 Stony Plain Road NW
Edmonton, AB
(780) 483-3336
Mon Closed
Tues to Thurs 10 am t0 6 pm
Fri 10 am to 8 pm
Sat 10 am to 6 pm
Sun 10 am to 3 pm

c. Old Country Sausage Ltd.
4805 Queen Street
P.O. Box 91
Bruderheim, AB T0B 0S0
(780) 796-3040
Tues to Fri 9 am to 6 pm
Sat 9 am to 4 pm

05 Jan 2016
January 5, 2016

New Technology Store

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Convenient Products at a Store near You!

What’s New? Now created a store with technology items from Switzerland, Germany, Austria, France, Italy, US and UK for sale in Canada or in other countries around the world. If you know of anything else that you would like to see available on my Westcoast German News website, please let me know.

I am working on getting my SSL certificate ready and creating really good privacy policies to protect my customers, although the products are being sold on another – very safe – site. The products I am offering on my website are good quality, although it may cost extra for shipping and handling.

Sandra holding her bookVancouver, October 1st, 2015 – The good news is that aloe vera can replace the almost 18,000 different health supplement that have flooded grocery & drug stores in North America recently.  The bad news is that drinking pure aloe vera gel takes some getting used to.  But when you learn about the 15 major health issues that can this miracle plant can solve, you might decide to run out and try it.

Certified trainer & lifestyle Coach Sandra Rechsteiner has written a book “Your Natural Health Beauty and Wellness Guide” that will show you how to successfully incorporate this miracle plant in your life at her October 19th Book Launch at TenTen Tapas at 5:30 pm.

For just $25, guests by invitation only will participate in a selfie-contest, sign a video guestbook, and receive a free copy of the book, complimentary drinks & appetizers, as well as a gift bag full of surprises. Members of the media will receive a free pass just for attending. Rechsteiner will also read from her book and be available to show you how to stay vital, fit, healthy, beautiful & happy.

Rechsteiner founded the company “Accomplish Now” in 2012 and offers a mix of health and business coaching. She is a “cancer crusher” and has a “Never give up.” attitude that helps her move towards her goal of being a healthy millionaire, as well as showing others how to follow in the same path with sheer energy & enthusiasm.

Sandra is such an amazing, energetic and positive person, who empowers me every time. She always believes in me and more importantly, made me believe in myself for the first time in my life. says Lindsay Y., a client of Accomplish Now.

Accomplish Now is a global leader in holistic health. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to help you shape up, lose weight, feel great and be the person that you always wanted to be. Swiss-born Sandra Rechsteiner is not only a coach and personal trainer, but also mentors people to find their purpose and passion to succeed in business and in life. Because of high demand of her book, Rechsteiner will also be launching a German translation in Europe in November.

Her next book will focus on her own truly inspirational story: the mindset that allowed her to survive cancer and reach for her big goals now. You can learn more at www.accomplishnow.com. Rechsteiner’s book is available on Amazon & Kindle.

21 Aug 2015
August 21, 2015

Oktoberfest Posters for Sale

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Oktoberfest Enterprises, located at 6711 Woodwards Road in Richmond, BC has an assortment of new original “Bavarian & Anniversary Munich Oktoberfest” Roll Posters for sale.

They are $6.50 per item and are 24″ by 36″ or 2′ by 3′.

Oktoberfest Enterprises have been specialist Oktoberfest Event organizers and decor suppliers for the last 40 years!

In order to get your posters, please call 604 277-4300.

You need to pick up in person.

Oktoberfest Enterprises does not have a website or even a Facebook Page yet, and is still successfully providing items and specialty products directly from Germany!  See their advertisement here:

Oktoberfest Poster

08 Aug 2015
August 8, 2015

Keurig Sale Information Here!

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Free Shipping with a $45 purchase or more

Keurig is the official Canadian online store – the North American leader of single-cup brewing systems. “Keurig” is derived from the Dutch word for excellence, which is their standard for everything, from their patented brewing technology to their gourmet brands of beverages.

Timothy's Original Donut BlendTM - K-Cups

Belgian Chocolate Coffee - K-Cups

Rainforest Espresso(R) - K-Cups

Lemon Blueberry Passion Tea - K-Cups

Lemon Ginseng Green Tea - K-Cups

Parisian Nights(R) - K-Cups

Maybe you are interested in this beautiful German music? Mozarts 5 Masses…

Or a watch you can get this LAD Weather watch that also has a chronograph, compass, stop-watch, light, luminous built in!

Or this beautiful Top D Z Strad #602 Bass Bow Carbon Fiber German Type 3/4:

There must be some German book, electronic device, music, or product that you miss! Please let us know other kinds of things we could post here. Otherwise, check out my “Store” page on the website!