30 Aug 2017
August 30, 2017

Can you Help Find Hildegard Gale?

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This is a message sent to “Germans in Vancouver” by Tomas Nehls,

Vielleicht können Sie mir bei der Suche nach meiner Tante helfen. Ihr Name war Hildegard Gale geb. Samek, geb. 03.02.1917 in Berlin, und sie ist nach dem zweiten Weltkrieg mit einem Kanadier nach Vancouver ausgewandert. Die letzte mir bekannte Adresse ist 565 East 53rd. Avenue in Vancouver. Soweit ich weiss, hat sie mit Ihrem Mann ein Taxiunternehmen gegründet, ob erfolgreich oder nicht, ist mir leider nicht mehr bekannt. Da meine Eltern schon vor längerer Zeit verstorben sind, bin ich sehr daran interessiert, mehr über mine Tante zu erfahren und vielleicht Nachkommen von Ihr zu erreichen. #

Wenn Sie eine Gelegenheit finden würden, diese Suche vor Ort publik zu machen, wäre ich Ihnen sehr dankbar. Freue mich auf Ihre Antwort ! Beste Grüße aus dem Taunus Thomas Nehls

What is the European Festival?

Date:  Saturday and Sunday May 27th and 28th, 2017
Time:  11 am Saturday to Midnight
Sunday from 11 am to 6 pm
Cost:  $8.00* Early Ticket for the entire weeken!; Children under the age of 12 are free.
$10 at the Gate
Location:  Swangard Stadium in Burnaby

Volunteers for “Team Germany” needed!

We need people to do a 3-hour volunteer shift, to cheer for Germany in the flag parade at 2 pm, to be there at 6:30 pm on Saturday, when the Alpenplattler perform on behalf of Germany and of course, to enjoy typisch Bratwurst and Beer.

For more information, or to sign up, please call Elke at 604 828 8788

Representatives from the German Canadian Business Association will be there.

If you have any last-minute German items you would like to see on the table, please let us know – maps, books, costumes, Christmas decorations and other typical German products


The link to the performances, starting on Saturday at 11 am can be found here:


The map of the Swangard Stadium can be found here:



From their website:

Needing a vacation? How about a European getaway, right here in your neighbourhood?

Bring friends and family and travel Europe for the weekend. Visit the 20th annual European Festival!

May 27 and 28, 2017, at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Don’t miss out on this exciting weekend of cultural and culinary delights and rich entertainment!

The European Festival highlights the best of European, culture and tradition – giving you a taste of that great “Old Continent” right in your own backyard!

Come savour it all, from German Pork Hock and Hungarian Lángos to Balkan Ćevapi and Turkish Kofte!

Admire authentic ethnic dress and get swept away by traditional dancing like the Portuguese Vira, the Spanish Flamenco and the Serbian Kolo.

Come and experience Europe, from east to west, as seen through the eyes of Europeans. On May 27th and 28th, EuroFest BC Society brings unity through diversity to the Lower Mainland with the colours, music and food of Europe!

11 Oct 2016
October 11, 2016

Das Schwarze Brett now published

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Das Schwarze Brett is a German Canadian Magazine focussing on Metro Vancouver and for those with an interest in the German Community or with a German background.

This one includes stories on:
1. The 30th Anniversary of the Deutscher Platz
2. The new German Canadian Care home for 2020
3. The new venue for the 7th Annual Christmas Market
4. The Year of Jubilee for the Martin Luther Church in 2017
5. Importantly also some advertisers:
Oktoberfest Posters for Sale!BCIT Make+ Applied Research Tour

You can order the print version of the magazine on the MagCloud Platform:


Das Schwarze Brett

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German news, events, festivals, business, arts & entertainment & culture in Metro Vancouver

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