When Anja Kleimann started doing pottery in the garage of her neighbour in the Black Forest, Germany, she didn’t realize that her hobby was about to become her career. When she moved to Paraguay, she not only did pottery, but was also able to use a kiln, which was another challenge she enjoyed mastering.
Finally, the emigrated to Barnhartvale, Kamloops and that is where her business took off after getting her own studio. Now she creates and sells hand-crafted works of art, both online and in her store and offers seasonal workshops for both newbies and experts. She also sells her creations at local craft fairs, in summer, fall & winter.
You can swing by at her studio in Barnhartvale, Kamloops, located at 5454 Ronde Lane and have a look at her work. You can find products that can be shipped you find in her Etsy-Store and in her Online-Shop.
Westcoast German News is a blog that happily provides information on German artists, business owners and more. Contact Elke Porter at 604 828 8788, or respond to this blog post with a comment indicating your interest in being interviewed.
I, Elke Porter, now have a patreon page, where patrons of the media arts can support my efforts to set up German Canadian Media Channels in western Canada. As a Russian lady once told me “Russian Community in Vancouver small – 3 papers. German Community big and no papers.”
That was the inspiration that caused me to start with a 4-page newsletter known as “German Voices Vancouver.” This morphed into a newsletter called “Westcoast German News”, which morphed into a blog and has now inspired a magazine “Das Schwarze Brett.” Next up is a weekly YouTube Show called “West Coast Germans”. But in order to get this off the ground I would need your help!
If you want to support me and my creative efforts, with anything from only $2 a month pledge, or up to $100+ a month, you would be earning my gratitude, my admiration & respect and eventually, my help in marketing you or your business. Click on the picture below to visit my page and follow me today! https://www.patreon.com/westcoastgermannews
What is my mission?
To inform, entertain and educate anyone living in western Canada on topics relating to local German, Swiss & Austrian people, places or things. My goal is to share information and build community and highlight the contribution of Germans in BC & Alberta.
From the days abode, media has remained an integral part of human civilization.
What will I do with the money?
Besides paying for rent, food & transportation, I will also be using the money to expand what I can offer. Blogging will be done more frequently, my magazine will then be published monthly and my YouTube Channel will be launched. Exciting times – all with your help!
You have not lived today, until you have done something for someone who can never repay you. Paul Bunyan.
What other services do you offer?
Besides creating German Media, I also have done WordPress Websites, written short books, translated texts from German to English, taught German, created ads, promoted & planned events, did the voiceover on a few videos on YouTube & worked in areas of public relations.
I create, I take risks. I live my passion.
I am an entrepreneur… as seen in yfs magazine
Wir suchen eine/n Deutschlehrer/in fuer unsere 10-jaehrige Tochter, deren Deutsch ungefaehr das Niveau einer deutschen Viertklaesslerin hat. Sie sollten paedagische Erfahrung mit Kindern mitbringen sowie Deutsch als Zweitsprache unterrichten koennen. Wir moechten gerne das Deutsch unserer Tochter einmal pro Woche (1 Stunde) vertiefen, sowie schriftlich als auch muendlich.
This was sent in from a reader of “Germans in Vancouver.”
If you let me know you are interested, I can forward your information along.
Are you interested in having your high school age child attend a German Conversation Class?
A conversation class encourages the children to spend as much time as possible speaking or listening to German – through reading of books, plays, poetry and analyzing songs. There might be some dialogues, theatre, partner work and using digital media to pass a message along. Students will be learning fairy tales, traditional literature & poetry, as well as modern, up-to-date songs that will give them an insight into German culture. There will also be a session on travel vocabulary – trains, planes & automobiles.
Let me know if something like this would interest your child/ren. Maximum 16 children per class. Prerequisites are a minimum of one year German lessons and the basics – Alphabet, counting to 100, colours etc.
604 828 8788
Even though September is not yet here, you can already sign up to a German School. As far as I can tell, there are 4 schools:
a. Westside Vancouver German School:
We offer a widely recognized high quality K-12 German after-school language program. Ideally students join our program at the age of 5 or 6 and progress on to high school.
http://www.vwgs.org – takes place Tuesdays from 4 pm to 6:15 for children from 5/6 to 10 (high school graduation) or Wednesdays from around 10 to 18 at the Prince of Wales Secondary School.
b. North Shore German School:
Founded in 1974, the German School North Shore has a rich tradition in providing German language classes to school-aged students from North Vancouver, West Vancouver and the Lower Mainland as far reaching as Port Moody. Our Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, which follow the prescribed curriculum for German heritage schools, are taught by professional German-speaking teachers.
http://www.germanschoolns.ca – takes place on Thursdays from 4:15 to 6:15 for Kindergarten to Grade 12
c. Surrey German Language School:
Die Deutsche Sprachschule Surrey bietet am Samstag morgen international anerkannten Sprachunterricht für Kinder von der Vorschule bis zur 12. Klasse und für Erwachsene an.
The Surrey German Language School offers internationally recognized Saturday morning language classes for children from Pre-School to Grade 12 and for adults.
http://surreygermanschool.com – takes place on Saturdays from 9 am to noon for children from 3+ to Adult level
d. Deutsche Kindergruppe – for those who are too young for German School – ages 0 to 5 years old
Meetings will resume on the 9th of September
Come with your children (0-5yrs) every Monday between 9:30 am and 12:00 pm to sing songs, play, make crafts and speak German.
Wir sind eine offene Spielgruppe für Kinder von 0-5 Jahren und treffen uns Montags (ausser in den Ferien und an Feiertagen) zwischen 09:30-12:00.
Kommt doch mal vorbei und singt, spielt, bastelt und plaudert mit uns.
Contact: Kecia Boecking, Tel: 604-988-1356
If you know of any other schools/classes or pictures you would like to see in the Westcoast German News Blog, please let me know!
Presented by the Vancouver Foreign Film Society
Wednesday, July 11th, 7:45 pm – Vancouver (Canada)
Vancity Theatre – Vancouver International Film Centre
1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7, Canada
Q&A with Tanja Cummings (director & producer) with moderator Richard Menkis, Associate Professor of modern Jewish history at the University of British Columbia.
LINE 41 documents a Holocaust and Lodz Ghetto survivor’s return back to today’s Lodz (Poland). Until now, Natan Grossmann had repressed his desire to learn about the fate of his brother he lost contact with in 1942. 70 years later, Grossmann starts a search for his missing brother. His search crosses paths with Jens-Jurgen Ventzki, son of the former Nazi Head Mayor of Lodz. Ventzki is pursuing his family’s dark secret. In tracing their family histories, they inevitably confront each other.
“A poetic evocation of the process of memory and the
persistence of a nightmare that must never be forgotten.”
–Peter Keough, Boston Globe
Country of Origin: Germany
Running Time: 91 mins
Languages: German & Polish with English subtitles
Line 41 on Facebook: www.facebook.com/linie41/
European trailer: https://vimeo.com/150425215
Northamerican trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHMANHMxQYc
Venue website: https://viff.org/line-41-filmmaker-discussion
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/607665306024280/
“Line 41“ available in the USA and Canada
Please contactFilmmovementfor sceening requests in the USA and Canada ———–>https://www.filmmovement.com/line41
“Line 41” is available on DVD & Digital (North American version): https://www.amazon.com/Line-41-Tanja-Cummings/dp/B078FHJJYC
All best from Berlin and many thanks,
EVA e. V. –Europäischer Verein für Ost|West-Annäherung –
LINIE 41 entstand ohne Filmförderung, war keine Auftragsproduktion eines Fernsehsenders. Wir realisierten unseren Film auf eigene Kosten und arbeitetete das Kernteam unentgeltlich. In kritischen Phasen erhielten wir Unterstützung von Stiftungen aus Deutschland, Polen und der Schweiz und half uns über die Jahre immer wieder großzügig ein Berliner Techniksponsor.
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