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

patreon into page

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

Elke says Thank You!

31 Jul 2018
July 31, 2018

Seeking German Tutor!

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DeutschlandkarteWir 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.

Regards, Elke

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

https://sites.google.com/site/deutschekindergruppe/home

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)

                             at the

Vancity Theatre –  Vancouver International Film Centre

1181 Seymour St, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3M7, Canada

https://www.viff.org/

Q&A with Tanja Cummings (director & producer) with moderator Richard Menkis, Associate Professor of modern Jewish history at the University of British Columbia.

Film description
AnzeigeLINE 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

Year: 2016

Running Time: 91 mins

Languages: German & Polish with English subtitles

Line 41 on Facebookwww.facebook.com/linie41/

European trailerhttps://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/

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“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,

Tanja Cummings
EVA e. V. –Europäischer Verein für Ost|West-Annäherung –

European Association for East|West Rapprochement
Wartenburgstr. 3, 10963 Berlin, Germany
phone: +49-(0)30-55515114
mobile:+49-(0)176-20021098
www.eva-verein.de
www.linie41-film.net

cummings@eva-verein.de

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.

Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany – Innovative Water Technologies for Smart Cities

Cleantech Event 2018

GTAI Investment Promotion Event – Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany

Germany Trade & Invest and its partners cordially invite the German Canadian Business Association, as well as members of the public, to a breakfast seminar on “Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany – Innovative Water Technologies for Smart Cities”. The seminar will take place on Wednesday, June 27, from 09:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Waterview.

Experts from Canada and Germany will share their knowledge and expertise about the region’s thriving Cleantech sector underlining its international significance. If you want to learn more about how Canadian companies can profit from Europe’s strongest economy, don’t miss out. Please note that this is an industry event.

Begin: 09:00 AM
06/27/2018
End:12:30 PM
Location:Waterview, 1661 Granville St, 2nd floor, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N3

Programm DetailsPlease join us to find out more about business opportunities in Germany’s – and particularly Eastern Germany’s – thriving water technologies and cleantech industry. A comprehensive market overview will be complemented by insights into a Canadian company’s experience of investing in Germany. Moreover, this event will facilitate a knowledge exchange between experts from Canada and Germany.

Pioneering environmental policy and a supportive legal framework have helped establish Germany as one of the leading markets for sustainable water technologies. With a world market share of 11 percent and an expected annual growth of almost 12 percent until 2025, Germany offers attractive opportunities for innovative water technologies

Learn more at this link:  CleantechClusterOpportunities.html