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(I am NOT the employer myself)

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Currently, we are looking for Language Quality Assurance Reviewers for various languages (Thai, Hindi, Japanese, Spanish (Spain and Latin America), Traditional Chinese, French (France), Italian, Thai, Czech, Portuguese Brazilian and more…)

At Globalme, the Language Quality Assurance Reviewer is the guard of quality translations. You will need to review localized products such as websites, mobile applications, games, training etc. and ensure that these products are ready to be released to target markets. Some products will also require light functional testing. In addition to functional and linguistic reviews, a Quality Assurance Reviewer creates style guides and provides linguistic input as needed.

This is a project based, on call, part time position that can turn into a full time for the right candidates.

REQUIREMENTS

A language Quality Assurance Reviewer:

Is a native speaker of a target language, with higher education completed in their country.
Has excellent language skills (both in their own language and in English).
Pays close attention to detail – this is a must.
Is able to read and follow complex instructions.
Has a curious personality – you will need to investigate things, search on the Internet in ways that you have probably never searched before. Simply, you need a curious personality.
Needs to feel comfortable using computers (not only email, Facebook, and the internet). You will need to install/uninstall programs and find your way around.
Considers themselves as a tech savvy person.
Has an up to date computer with stable internet connection.

An ideal candidate is also:

Clever and fast — you understand things quickly and are not confused about simple things.
Computer savvy — you consider yourself as a technical person and get excited about new technologies, applications etc.
Driven — you’re not someone who needs to be micromanaged and you don’t wait around for problems or quality concerns to hit others’ radars before brainstorming a fix.
Problem solver — you figure out problems that rarely have textbook solutions. “Let me figure this out” is a sentence you use often.
Open to receiving feedback — you focus on solutions and improvements rather than finding excuses why something doesn’t work.
Positive — you have a “nothing is impossible attitude”. You believe that everything can be done.
Self-starter — you see a clear link between your actions and their outcomes. You don’t sit around and wait for others to tell you what to do.
Resourceful — you have a head with plenty of good ideas.
Eligible to work in Canada for at least 10 months from the application time.
Background in linguistics is preferred.
This is a project based, on call position where many projects can be done from home.
Compensation: Depending on experience, starting at $20 per hour

Languages we’re looking for:

German
Arabic
Czech
Danish
Italian
Japanese
Korean
Spanish (Spain and Latin America)
Traditional Chinese

Globalme is a young and dynamic localization company that is committed to providing high quality and friendly localization services. We provide a unique work environment where employees are encouraged to grow and experiment by challenging the status quo. What else creates a better work place than having a team of individuals who are passionate about the work they do?
We recognize that every person, whether a contractor or employee, is an important contributor to our company’s success. A friendly work environment that promotes collaboration and constructive feedback is always a top priority for Globalme. You will have a chance to learn from others and to be recognized for your outstanding performance.
Are you a linguist? Fill out our linguist application form here.

Don’t see the right opportunity above?

We are interested in hearing from you. Drop us a line and let us know what sets you apart from the crowd.

Saturday, January 20 – 10am

Alliance Française de Vancouver

FREE ENTRANCE
Register by email: library@alliancefrancaise.ca

For all kids around the ages of 3 and 6 years

Kids are the best! is a sentiment very much backed by science, at least when it comes to language learning. At our new bilingual storytime, we capitalize on this fact and let kids dive right into a well of fun adventures, rhymes, and stories. No matter how you and your kids exact lingual background may look like, our native speakers of French and German will get everyone quickly immersed in the library books we select for each session.

Come and join us for the first session on January 20, 10 a.m. upstairs at our library‘s Kids corner and prepare to take home a new word (or two). A bientôt & bis dann!

 

Für Kinder im Vorschulalter (von ca. 3- 6 Jahren)

Kinder, Kinder!
Sie können alles – nur wissen sie es noch nicht. Besonders bemerkbar macht sich das im Spracherwerb, bei dem die Devise „früh und viel“ lautet, am besten ganz en passant. In unserer zweisprachigen Vorlesestunde laden wir alle Kinder im Vorschulalter ein, in die Welt der Helden und Heldinnnen, der Abenteuer und Alltagsrätsel einzutauchen, möglich gemacht durch Bücher aus der Bücherei, die von unseren muttersprachlichen Mitarbeitern und Freiwilligen abwechselnd auf Deutsch und auf Französisch vorgetragen werden.

Unser erstes Treffen findet am 20. Januar um 10 Uhr morgens statt, oben in der Kinderbücherei der Alliance Française. See you then, à bientôt!

16 Nov 2017
November 16, 2017

Vancouver German Christmas Market 2017

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Cherish the Charm, Taste the Tradition at the 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

Treasured Holiday Event Returns to Expansive Seaside Site with More Than 55,000 Square Feet of German Jubilation

© Photo Credit – LoVero Films

Vancouver, BC – The city’s signature yuletide celebration returns to its expansive seaside home, November 22 – December 24, 2017 at Jack Poole Plaza (at the Olympic Cauldron) offering its largest, authentic German festivities to date. The cherished holiday tradition will feature more than 75 huts stuffed with sweets, treats and treasures, coupled with a multitude of festive family activities and live entertainment. Attracting a record number of more than 215,000 visitors last season, the Vancouver Christmas Market remains one of the city’s beloved holiday experiences.

“We are delighted to return to Jack Poole Plaza again this season, warmly welcoming new and returning visitors to partake in our wide array of Christmas festivities, while discovering a number of exciting new activities and expanded highlights,” said Malte Kluetz, Founder and President of the Vancouver Christmas Market. “As we move into our 8th season, and continue to grow in popularity, we are also pleased to unveil our revitalized logo and updated website, developed to help guests easily plan their visit. Whether shopping the market for that special, one-of-kind gift or indulging in the mouth-watering array of German delicacies, we look forward to seeing new and familiar faces during the most wonderful time of the year!”

Vancouver Christmas MarketAmong this year’s expanded highlights will be Canada’s first-ever Walk-In Christmas Tree: a 30ft tall tree covered with 36,000 twinkling lights that guests can enter to experience a spectacular – and selfie-worthy light display. The Christmas Pyramid also returns, this year taller than ever with the addition of a brand new ‘Flying Stage’ perched 10ft high above the market. The Flying Stage will host a lively line-up of festive entertainment daily. The entertainment line-up is stacked with a wide range of musical talent performing a steady stream of seasonal favourites that span every genre – from jazz, blues, folk, pop, classical, and gospel.

Visitors will undoubtedly treat themselves to the market’s signature array of mouth-watering delectables, including Glühwein (a hot-spiced mulled wine), Bratwurst, Gulasch, Spätzle, Schnitzel, Kartoffelpuffer (potato pancakes), Strudels, and so much more. A variety of new local vendors will be offering the best food and drink BC has to offer including fresh sustainable seafood from Eat F.I.S.H., made-from-scratch Sicilian cannoli by the Cannoli King, award-winning German style wine from Wild Goose Winery, and organic beer made from local ingredients by Persephone Brewing Co.

Giant Pyramid

©Christmas Pyramid by LoVero Films

In addition to Deutschland delicacies, rousing entertainment, and returning favourites – such as the Christmas Carousel and the warming Alpine Haus tent, designed to accommodate more than 250 people, visitors can wander throughout the market’s quaint pathways of huts, discovering lovingly crafted gifts and treasures that cry out to be slipped into stockings and placed under Christmas trees.

Tickets to the 2017 Vancouver Christmas Market are now on sale!

Tickets are: Adult $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5, Children Age 0-6, FREE.
 Purchase online to receive a complimentary Season Pass.

Ticket bookings and Christmas Combos at: vancouverchristmasmarket.com

Christmas Market at Sunset

©Vancouver Christmas Market_Sunset submitted by Vancouver Christmas Market

SAVE THE DATE! Media are invited to an exclusive media tour of the Vancouver Christmas Market from Founder & President Malte Kluetz on November 21 at 4:45pm under the twinkling lights. Media will enjoy a taste of the market, sampling a beautifully crafted menu of new and popular fare, as well the opportunity to experience the expanded activities and highlights. Media will also be treated to a carefully curated gift box of authentic German treats and one-of-a-kind gifts from a host of new and returning vendors throughout the market.

Vancouver Christmas Market is honoured to work with and support its charitable partner the Children’s Wish Foundation. Be sure to join us for the Market’s ‘Children’s Wish Week’ from December 16 to 24, 2017, to support this important organization.

About Vancouver Christmas Market (vancouverchristmasmarket.com)

Since 2010, the Vancouver Christmas Market has delighted Vancouverites and visitors to the city with authentic German-inspired festivities. Combining colourful décor, authentic gifts, savoury food & drink, and family entertainment, the yuletide celebration creates the perfect atmosphere to mix & mingle with friends & family, take in a quick drink after work, and observe a wide variety of cultural activities, old world confections, and seasonal entertainment.

LISTING INFORMATION 8th Annual Vancouver Christmas Market

Date: November 22 to December 24, 2017: 11am – 9pm

December 24: Closed at 6pm

Ticket prices: Single Admission Adult $10, Seniors $9, Youth $5

(Children under 6 are Free)

Christmas Packages from $25

Address: Jack Poole Plaza – Home of the Olympic Cauldron

(Vancouver Convention Centre West)

1055 Canada Place

Vancouver, BC V6C 3G3

Website: vancouverchristmasmarket.com

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03 Nov 2017
November 3, 2017

Das Schwarze Brett #4 Advertisers

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I would just like to say a big “Thank You” and “Danke Schön” to all my advertisers for the latest issue of “Das Schwarze Brett – Christmas Edition”.  It can be found here:

http://www.magcloud.com/browse/issue/1365967?__r=317124

I promised them all a mention in a blog post and here they are.

First of all, I would like to thank my first two advertisers, which are Hannelore Nolte with Nolte Log Homes Ltd. and Beatrice Schreiber with the Bel Art Gallery Inc.

Bel Art Gallery Inc.Bel Art Gallery Inc. would like to welcome you to the World of Fine Arts. Available for you is an excellent collection of originals, limited edition prints and sculptures from fine local and internationally acclaimed artists.

Public Art from Bel Art

currently being displayed at Pagnanini Lam 3701 Hastings Street, Burnaby, Canada Export Centre, 602 West Hastings Street, Vancouver.

Nolte Ad 300 Living in a NOLTE LOG HOME is 
living in harmony with nature

Mit der Natur in Harmonie leben in einem NOLTE LOG HOME (Blockhaus)

Then, I am happy to say thank you to these prestigious German brands as seen below: PMA Canada and Leicht Kitchens…
Underberg @ PMA CanadaSince its formation, PMA has become Canada’s leading Wine & Spirits Agency. We attribute this success to our supplier partnerships and dedicated team who are able to adapt to this rapidly changing industry to build brands for the long term. Some of the world’s premium spirits and wine brands we represent include Grant’s Whiskey, Glenfiddich Single Malt Scotch, Gibson’s Finest Canadian Whiskey, Two Oceans Wines, Amurula Cream Liquer, Jägermeister, Disaronno & Underberg.

 Leicht KitchensGermanhaus is an authorized dealer of LEICHT Küchen AG, quoted by market research institute GfK as the “Best sold premium brand in Germany” in 2015. The same year it was the only manufacturer of European kitchens that won the award “the most innovative brand of the year”. LEICHT was founded by the two brothers, Alois and Josef Leicht in 1928. Luckily LEICHT means EASY in German. LEICHT allows our customers to choose from more door finishes and styles, cabinet hardware, LED lighting options, and inserts than any other European manufacturer. 

Here are some Canadians, where Dawna Mueller with Dawna Mueller Photography was the talent behind the front cover.  Kendyra Corttni, who is a passionate vegan and loves travelling to Germany, is now offering consulting services to Canadians who want to explore a new nutritional lifestyle.

Dawna Mueller Photography I am a Canadian living in Switzerland who is passionate about nature, mountains and adventure. I grew up in Burnaby, BC, but as a young adult I spent every summer for over a decade in the Yukon, which is wild and raw, and amazing for the visual senses. This experience in the pristine nature left an indelible impression in my mind. An impression of nature, mountains and rovers relatively uninhabited except for the wild animals who roam them. But mostly this left an imprint in my heart and it is where I now feel most at home; in the mountains and in nature. Photography has been my hobby since I had my first camera as an adolescent. My earliest memories were experimenting with my mother’s Brownie Box Camera when I was a child. At this point in my life, I have taken my passion for photography, combined with my love of nature and the outdoors and turned it into a full time exciting adventure. As of June 2016, I have finished a one year professional photography studies program with CAP Fotoschule in Zurich. I am excited to see what the future holds.

I am thrilled to share my visions and work and hope you enjoy them as much as I did making them.

All of my images are available for purchase.


Vegan Values AdA healthy vegan diet is comprised of 100% plant based, mostly non-processed foods, that can make people and cats thrive.

 

Let me save you time and money by designing a custom made eating plan to suit your individual needs. See my Blog article: ‘Why hire a Vegan Consultant?’

20% of your fee is donated to an animal charity.


Sometimes people contact me out of the blue.  One of them is Erwin Baumgartner from Switzerland who loves to travel to BC & Alberta and George Hartmetz from Kelowna who is looking for a companion who knows how to cook.

Reisebegleiter

 Do you speak 4 languages and like to travel?  Then you may want to contact this man who is organizing travel adventures for Europeans in Canada.

Finally, last, but not least, if you have ever wanted to move to Kelowna and you love to cook, here is your chance for a fresh start in a beautiful city in BC. George is looking for someone to live in and who will spend time as a companion.


The Whitecaps were not advertisers, but they did let me interview their new goalkeeper Stefan Marinovic who played in Germany for a number of years and was originally from New Zealand.  Read all about him in “Das Schwarze Brett”, found on www.magcloud.com (type Das Schwarze Brett” into the search bar).

Goalkeeper Whitecaps

The season came to a close for Vancouver Whitecaps FC on Thursday evening, as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the defending MLS Cup champion Seattle Sounders FC. (read the full article by Piccolo Ocampo here) Photo credit to Bob Frid/Vancouver Whitecaps FC.

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9TH – 17TH SEPTEMBER 2017 at VANCOUVER FRINGE 2017 STAND-UP COMEDY – vancouverfringe.com

Sold out at festivals worldwide since 2011, 5-Step Guide to Being German is award-winning German comedian Paco Erhard’s comical mission to set the record straight about his “charming, crazy mishap of a country”. In 2017, 5-Step Guide to Being German finally comes to Vancouver.

Written as a response to British people’s stereotypes about Germany, 5-Step Guide to Being German delivers “an extremely clever analysis of the modern German psyche” (Independent Daily, AUS) that is “side-splittingly funny and violently politically incorrect” (The Argus, UK). The show was nominated for the Fringe World Best Comedy Award in 2013.

Paco Erhard shows us the Germany behind the scenes, as he self-ironially deals with topics as varied as German bluntness (“we’re not rude, we just value honesty more highly than other people’s feelings”), hilarious Autobahn dilemmas, the truth about lederhosen, and how it feels to grow up with Germany’s horrible past.

Born in Munich as the great-grandson of a high-up German politician (a non-Nazi one, relax!), Paco hitchhiked out of Germany in 2002 to see the world and experience other cultures. “Half my life I ran away from being German” he says. “Then I realized: that’s the most German thing you could possibly do.”

Since then, he has toured the globe as a stand-up comedian, performing in English, German and Spanish. He has written on Germany and Europe for the Irish Times, authored an award-winning academic paper on cultural identity, and appeared on BBC One and many other international TV & radio stations, as a comedian and expert.

If you want to understand Germany and your German friends and family better, see this show.

You will laugh. If you want. Zis is not an order.

“Hilarious… one of the best cultural comedians in the world”

– Rip It Up (AUS)

“A true master of his craft. It’s difficult to overstate how hilarious Erhard’s act is”

– Edinburgh Guide (UK)

“Insightful and hysterical… A thought-provoking, incredibly witty show”

– Broadway Baby

“”had the audience not just laughing but howling…

there is a layer of truth just beneath the humour… genius” – Calgary Herald

FRINGE WORLD BEST COMEDY AWARD 2013 – Nominee

VENUE: Performance Works, 1218 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R8, Canada

SHOWS: 9th Sept (5:45pm), 12th (8:35pm), 13th (7:15pm), 15th (8:25pm), 16th (1pm), 17th (7:20pm)

WWW: vancouverfringe.com | pacoerhard.com | youtube.com/pacoerhard-TV | TwiJer: @pacoerhard

Media Kit: bit.ly/German-Comedy-Vancouver-17 Contact: +1 (720) 725-6670 or paco@pacoerhard.com

GCCH AGM 2017Am 8. April  

 

14:00Uhr   Außerordentliche Mitgliederversammlung und Informationen über den Neubau des Altersheimes

Please see Redevelopment Proposal here.

Vorstellung und Abstimmung zur Änderung der neuen Statuten (BC Societies Acts) des Hilfswerks, geleitet von

Rechtsanwalt Michael  Blatchford

Begrüssung der Gäste   Oliver Grüter-Andrew

 

Ansprachen:

 

 MLA Suzanne Anton

                    Deutscher  Generalkonsul  Josef Beck

                     
———  Sektempfang —–
Im Anschluß bei Kaffee und Kuchen Berichte von:

Oliver Grüter-Andrew  Vorstandsvorsitzender ” Überblick  über das Bauprojekt”
Dane Jansen , DYS Architekt  “Vorstellen der Pläne des neuen Deutsch-Kanadischen Pflegeheimes ”

Jutta Purchase CEO ” Wie  Architektur/ Grundriss des neuen Gebäudes ein neues  Pflegemodell ermöglicht”
Sie haben Gelegenheit Fragen zu stellen und Ideen vorzuschlagen.

Am 29. April 

 Film: <Wir sind die Neuen>


 Eine Generations- Komödie, deutscher Film mit Untertiteln
»Endlich mal wieder eine deutsche Komödie, die Neues wagt. Der Generationen-Clash funktioniert hervorragend, weil nicht nur alle Rollen großartig besetzt sind, sondern auch das Timing stimmt und die flinken Dialoge treffsicher abgeschossen werden.«

»Wahnsinnig lustig, realistisch und berührend.« (Cosmopolitan) »Der beste Film des Sommers. « (Welt)  « Wer sagt eigentlich, dass man mit 60 alt ist?”

Vorschau in den Mai:

Am 13. Mai     Film:   <Medizin mal anders> mit Dr. med Eckhart von Hirschhausen
Zusammengestellte deutsche humorvolle Clips von öffentlichen Vorstellungen

Am 27.Mai    Film:   <MONSIEUR CLAUDE UND SEINE TÖCHTER
>, mit viel Humor, Vorurteilen, kulturelle  Unterschiede  und voll mit menschlichen Schwächen!

Sie können unsere Programme auch in der Hauspost oder unserer Weibseite nachlesen.
www.gcch    <News and Events>  <Outreach-Events Calendar>
http://www.gcch.ca/our-news-and-events/outreach-events-calendar/

BITTE BENUTZEN SIE DEN SEITENEINGANG.

Folgen Sie der Beschilderung, rechts runter in Richtung und durch den unterem Parkplatz.

Wie immer servieren wir um 14.00 Uhr Kaffee, Tee und Kuchen.
Das jeweilige Programm folgt um 14:30 Uhr
.

Gäste sind stets willkommen.

Wir freuen uns über Ihre Spenden, die die Kosten für Kaffee, Kuchen und sonstige Auslagen tragen helfen.

Mit freundlichen Grüßen

Waltraud Custer

Outreach Coordinator
Outreach Program of the
German-Canadian Benevolent Society of BC
2010 Harrison Drive
Vancouver, BC, V5P 2P6
604-713-6562
outreachprogram@gcch.ca

www.gcch.ca

 

14 Dec 2016
December 14, 2016

How to order the Latest Magazine

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Ordering “Das Schwarze Brett” for Christmas

Step 1

Visit the www.magcloud.com page

MagCloud Cover

Step 2

Sign up.  Yes, I am sorry, but you are going to have to sign up with them in order to download or order magazines.  They have many to choose from.

Step 3

Find “Das Schwarze Brett” under the name PorterPR.  PorterPR is a name that I used while getting involved in magazine publishing

Two Das Schwarze Brett Magazines

Step 4

Once you have the magazine, download a free digital (.pdf) copy to read at home, or order a printed version, which also includes paying for shipping costs.

Step 5

Receive magazine, read and enjoy.  Ask yourself – Do I know anyone who would like to have this kind of publicity?  Do I know anyone who would like to advertise their product or service?  Is there an upcoming German, Swiss or Austrian event?

Briefly note the date of the next publication.

You can also sign up to “follow” PorterPR on MagCloud, which will ensure you get personally contacted, once the next magazine is published there.

Visit www.westcoastgermannews.com to leave your comments/feedback.

15 Sep 2016
September 15, 2016

Das Schwarze Brett Will Arrive in October!

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Das Schwarze Brett Magazine will be Published in October!

“Das Schwarze Brett” will be rising from the ashes, back from 2002, when I moved back to Vancouver from Sydney, Australia.  We lived in downtown Vancouver in a small apartment and I had just taken my first desktop publishing & website course in a private college in the Bentall Building.  I started building websites, writing newsletters and joining social media and have been fascinated every since.

If you would like to have a look at the magazine so far, just check this link:  http://www.westcoastgermannews.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/SchwarzeBrett1.pdf

I started a couple of websites, produced a few newsletters, worked with communications experts and generally practiced journalism, blogging, photography, advertising & more.  I helped publish the Swiss Herald for the Swiss Society, I started “German Voices Vancouver”, which turned into Westcoast German News and also got involved with all of the various German organizations in Vancouver in one way or another.

Ad Rate Card 2016Now, my children are finally at the stage where I can focus on my business and make a living out of it.  I have been applying for jobs, but am having trouble finding something that will me to practice the skills I wish to excel in.  My passions are Photoshop, InDesign, YouTube and blogging in general.  I am going to start with a magazine – maybe even with more than one – and go from there.  I want to end up working for a German Television Show.

Das Schwarze Brett will be published every two months and sold through this website and the MagCloud platform. If you wish to participate, you can send me your story ideas, events or ads and hopefully it will grow into something big and important.  I also plan to spend more time sharing news and blogging on my website.

If you have recipes, jokes, short news items (about new things – not ads) and interesting tidbits that would interest the German readers, I would love to receive them. The deadline to be involved in my first issue is September 25th, 2016.  This is when I would need to have the ads and payment by.  If you need an ad designed, this will cost you $50 if I do it and $100 if you want an actual graphic designer to help you out.  A designer makes between $30 and $40 an hour, and it can take time to design the ad, format the images and write the copy.

You can also sign up to my Westcoast German News Newsletter on this website.

Yours sincerely,

Elke

15 Jan 2016
January 15, 2016

Funeral Announcement

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Message from the German Canadian Business Association:

Dear Members and Friends of the GCBA,

Honorary member holding rose.

One of our honorary members.

We are sad to inform you of the passing of our Honorary Member Arthur Dussa.  “King Arthur” as he was affectionately known, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family just before Christmas.  Predeceased in February 2014 by his loving wife, Erica, Art will be dearly missed. We were lucky enough to have Arthur attend our Christmas event on December 1st where he enjoyed the party in the company of fellow members who always appreciated his good humour and wit.  We are grateful for the memories.   A Celebration of Life is planned for February.

Warmest regards,

Rebecca
GCBA

01 Jun 2015
June 1, 2015

Germans at the EuroFest 2015

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German Table at European Festival

Elke, Kecia & Manuela at German Table Saturday

This year, Germany was one of 28 countries involved in the EuroFest 2015, held May 30th and 31st.  On our right, we were next to Portugal and on our left, Switzerland.  Our table featured “The Little Black Book of Beer”, an antique globe for children to find Germany on and occasionally the Porsche, Tim, Tam & Tom were on display to delight our visitors. A few feet away, the table with “Free German Books” was also a highlight with many people coming back to pick up even more German books.

For those of you who don’t want the party to end, I would encourage you to get a ticket to the 40th Saengerfest to be held June 5th – next Friday.  Many of the “who’s who” in the German Community will be there.  To network, listen to traditional music and to enjoy being together. Book tickets here:  Horst Zimmermann email: click here or Rudy Milz email: click here

4 Carriers of the German Flag

Consul B. Dierkes- Leifeld , Anika, Beatrice Schreiber, Sophia

Shy Sophia just before flag ceremony

9-year old Sophia just before the flag ceremony, wearing an authentic dirndl

Germany also had 5 volunteers participate in the flag ceremony.  Mr. Wolfgang Christl – aka Mr. Oktoberfest, (not shown here) Consul B. Dierkes- Leifeld, Beatrice Schreiber with the German Canadian Business Association, Anika, daughter of volunteer & German Table organizer Kecia, along with Sophia, daughter of Westcoast German News owner, Elke.

The German Canadian Business Association also planned a “Beer & Bratwurst” event for its members on Saturday in the beer garden at 5 pm.  Saturday was simply a glorious day! Although there are a few people who couldn’t make it due to travels or other  commitments, we had an enjoyable time together.

Wolfgang Christl being authentic

Member Wolfgang Christl holding the beer stein – just about big enough

German Canadian Business Association

German Canadian Business Association enjoying beer & bratwurst

Concordia Choir

Concordia Choir will be one of 8 choirs performing in the Saengerfest Friday