Hallo an alle deutschen in Vancouver!

You are warmly invited to attend my one and only fundraising event for my

Campaign Kickoff and Fundraiser

Held in Kitsilano on Saturday, September 15, 2018 between 5 pm and 7 pm at the Blenheim Pub 3293 West 4th Avenue in Kitsilano

Please RSVP by porterprvancouver@gmail.com

Campaign slogan:  Clean, green, with an accessible scene!

Activities:  hear my campaign story, ask questions and make excellent suggestions that will help me find new ways to solve the challenges of our day:  homelessness, housing crisis, opioid crisis, unaffordability, zoning challenges, unhappy people, seniors leaving, children not having enough childcare, too much congestions, not liking bike lanes, not wanting more density, waiting 3 to 7 years to build a single house and on and on.  Climate change, pollution, waste & sewer issues, moving towards a smart city using 100% renewable energy.  What is the Vancouver we hope to be in 4 years?

Elke's Fundraising Event

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!

Wir stellen ein, siehe unten:

Andy’s German Bakehaus, an artisan bakery established in 1957, are hiring an experienced pastry chef familiar with heavy duty, high volume fast-paced pastry production and product development.

Please drop off resumé at our store at 935 Commercial Drive in Vancouver, BC, or send to andysbakery@gmail.com

Sven Becker, 44, who bought Andy’s German Bakehaus on Commercial Drive in September, 2015.

Becker started his new career modestly enough four years ago, baking German-style cheesecakes in Bon Bon Bakery’s kitchen during their downtimes. He had just finished a research job at the Biodiversity Institute of Ontario and turned 40 years old. He turned down a post-doctoral position at the University of B.C. and decided to make a break for something new.

German baking is traditionally less sweet than most North American cakes. Becker made good cakes, and he soon found a modest market selling to little cafes, private customers and other bakeries. When Bon Bon closed while moving locations, he started renting the kitchen at Andy’s. Two years later, the owners offered him the business.

19 Feb 2018
February 19, 2018

4 Double-Decker Graves for Sale!

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$60,000 Each! Room for two, plus one urn…

Ocean View Memorial ParkWhere?

OCEANVIEW
Ocean View Funeral
4000 Imperial Street
Burnaby BC

Contact?

Please contact Elke at 604 828 8788 or reply to this post

How?

This is a private owner grave sale
Transfer done at cemetery / burial / funeral office.

What?

4 plots side by side- double depth side by side! Heaven’s Gate section- lot 911 graves 1-4. $60,000 Each.

Why?

This section was sold out in 1996, so it is extremely challenging to find this many graves for sale at the same time!

15 Feb 2018
February 15, 2018

German Heritage Night in July!

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See Schweinsteiger in Action!

Join us to see Schweinsteiger in action at the BC Place Stadium when the Whitecaps FC take on Chicago Fire.

Specially priced group tickets are available right here on Westcoast German News.

July 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at BC Place

$40 All In! Payment details can be found below poster.

Schweinsteiger takes on WhitecapsHurry, limited seating is available.

For more information, please contact Oliver at 604 669-9283 ext. 7865 or contact him at ojarzyna@whitecapsfc.com

 

14 Feb 2018
February 14, 2018

GlobalMe Hiring German Native Speakers

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Globalme Localization (www.globalme.net) is a language and technology company. We localize software, wearable devices, applications and websites. We will be doing a speech data collection and are looking for native French (from France), German (from Germany) and Spanish (from Spain) speakers who have spent most of their lives in those countries mentioned above.

We are looking for participants ages 18+.

Scope: Record various speech sentences for approximately 60 minutes. These sentences will be used to test the functionality of a new speech product.

Location: Downtown, Vancouver
Payment: $50 for participation
Timeline: February 8 – 25, 2018

Are you interested?

Yes, I am!
Qualifications:
1. You are legally entitled to work in Canada.
2. You are a native speaker of the language that you are registering for – French (from France), German (from Germany) or Spanish (from Spain). You are able to speak fluently without any foreign accent.
3. You are able to read and speak clearly – a candidate should not have any speech impediments or reading difficulty.
4. You are able to follow instructions – you will need to follow instructions provided by an audio engineer.
5. You are able to arrive on time for your session – our schedule will be tight, we will need participants to be punctual.

We are trying something new this year! In February we are supporting any 3rd party fundraiser for SOS BC that registers with us.  We will list on our website, social media, and encourage folks to attend … or hold an event of your own.  Doesn’t have to be big, complicated,  or fancy. You can easily transform an event that was happening “anyway” into a great fundraiser.  Just fun, legal, and not require life insurance …. We hope people will use their imagination, get together with friends, family, and neighbors, and enjoy doing something good for foster kids.

SOS Kinder VillageAnd did I happen to mention we have some delicious Purdy’s Chocolate baskets up for grabs for the best fundraisers?  Just a little motivation ….

The information and registration forms for the February fundraising fun are up on the website:

http://www.sosbc.org/news-events/i-heart-sos-bc!

As soon as you have sent in the registration form, we can link you up with our social media, logos and so forth.

Hope the members of the German Community will join in to have some fun spreading a little love for the kids!

The Vancouver Alpen Club is hosting the kick-off event this weekend, on February 3rd – it’s already on the SOSBC.org website.

If you have any trouble downloading anything, just let me know, and I can send to you in an email.

With warm regards

Rose

Along with “The Butterfly Lovers”

Inspired by the world-renowned concerto – The Butterfly Lovers

International Acclaimed local choreographer Joshua Beamish re-imagined the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet

For most people who are familiar with legendary Chinese love stories, the Butterfly Lovers is simply the Chinese version of Romeo and Juliet, only much older in history. Great stories carry great inspirations, and The Butterfly Lovers Concerto – one of the most renowned Chinese concertos in the West – was created because of these stories. In Vancouver, Coastal City Ballet attempts to add another flavour to this beautiful tale with choreography from Vancouver’s own Joshua Beamish, bringing ballet into a new epoch.

Vancouver, a city with a profoundly Asian-inspired cultural atmosphere, has motivated powerful integrations of diversity and multiculturalism in its arts, providing a source of inspiration for many art creators. Co-organized by Ballet Productions Canada Society (BPCS) and Asian-Canadian Special Events Association (ACSEA), LunarFest premieres the new ballet work, The Butterfly Lovers as one of the highlights celebrating Lunar New Year.” ACSEA has always been committed to initiating the interaction between cultures and communities. Vancouver is the perfect city to take that leap,” according to Charlie Wu, Executive Director of ACSEA.” Our community needs more attempts to create a greater possibility of new cultures.” The lead dancers for the work are Thys Armstrong of Dutch descent and Yoko Kanomato of Japanese descent.

Coinciding with the Lunar New Year celebration, Vancouver will also feel the vibe of Valentine’s Day. Presenting on the same stage will be The Love Stories by German choreographer Irene Schneider. The audience can get a taste of the clear contrast in expressing love, between the more explicit methods of Western culture and the more subtle ways of showing affection in the East. The show begins at 7:30 pm on February 16 at The Vancouver Playhouse.

For more ticket information, please check https://lunarfest.org/  or here:  https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=1111,

There will also be an exclusive  pre-performance reception honoring Josh Beamish, to help raise funds for the Ballet Productions Canada Society (BPCS). Ballet Productions Canada Society’s mission is to provide performance opportunities for the emerging young dance artist, and to bring quality dance to a wider audience. http://www.balletproductions.ca

Find a Josh Beamish performance from 2016 here:

 

29 Jan 2018
January 29, 2018

Slideshows for the German Community

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Recently I discovered Slideshare and had a good time making a variety of slideshows about my business:

  1.  Das Schwarze Brett Magazine – https://www.slideshare.net/WestcoastGermanNews/das-schwarze-brett-magazine
  2. Who Should Advertise in my Magazine – https://www.slideshare.net/WestcoastGermanNews/who-should-advertise-in-my-magazine-for-the-german-community
  3. Infographic – https://www.slideshare.net/WestcoastGermanNews/infographic-das-schwarze-brett

Then, I decided to share some other information that might benefit the German Community

 

Finally, I made two for those who have or work with children:

 

Schwedische Online-Zeitung Veritas Arcana will deutschen Markt erschließen

Berlin, 18.01.2018

Eine schwedische Zeitschrift hat sich für 2018 das Ziel gesetzt, sich auf dem deutschen Markt zu etablieren. Schwerpunkte liegen hierbei vor allem auf historischen Themen wie der Archäologie und den Geschichtswissenschaften.

ArcheologyVeritas Arcana heißt die Zeitschrift, die bereits seit 2013 unregelmäßig in Schweden und auf schwedisch veröffentlicht wird. Herausgeber ist der Massimo Bonasorte Verlag. In den Jahren seit der Entstehung hat sich die Auflage stets gesteigert, weshalb aus der Sicht der Autoren nun auch der deutsche Markt interessant scheint. Auch eine englische Version des Magazins gibt es bereits.Die Themenfelder der Zeitschrift wandeln rund um die Wissenschaft der Geschichte. Archäologische Erkenntnisse werden aufgegriffen, vertieft und sowohl für Laien, als auch für Interessierte, spannend aufbereitet. Hintergrundberichte zu den Forschungen über vergangene menschliche Kulturen wechseln sich dabei ab mit kleinen Geschichtsstunden über das Altertum, die damals lebende Bevölkerung und deren Rituale, Bräuche und Handlungen.Ein beliebter Themenbereich des Magazins ist auch der Umgang mit Verschwörungen und Verschwörungstheorien. Diese scheinbar geheimen Ereignisse, die die menschliche Geschichte maßgeblich geprägt haben, werden durchleuchtet und den heutigen Kenntnissen nach analysiert. Was ist dran an den Geheimbünden, die auch heute niemand so genau einordnen kann?

Um die Markenbekanntheit zu steigern, ist Veritas Arcana auf verschiedenen Social Media-Kanälen aktiv, etwa auf Google Plus, Facebook und auch in Videoform auf YouTube.Interessierte Leser können sich auf der offiziellen Webseite einen Überblick über die angesprochen Themen verschaffen. Dazu laden kostenlose Einblicke in das Heft ein. Ein aktuelles Beispiel ist der Hintergrundbericht zu den Nazca-Linien in Peru, die vom Menschen geschaffen sind, der Forschung aber immer noch Fragen aufwerfen und von einigen Verschwörungstheoretikern als Beweis für die Existenz von Aliens auf der Erde aufgeführt werden. Die Auswahl an kostenlosen Artikeln in der Originalsprache und auf Englisch ist größer.Veritas Arcana ist eine reine Online-Zeitung und kann ausschließlich auf digitalem Wege über die offizielle Webseite erstanden werden. Für jeweils 1,99 Euro gibt es alle bisher erschienen Exemplare.

Kontakt
Veritas Arcana https://www.arcana.se/deutsch