Sent into “Germans in Vancouver”
(I am NOT the employer myself)
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.
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:
Spanish (Spain and Latin America)
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
Register by email: email@example.com
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!
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
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!”
Among 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.
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
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
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:
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. 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
|Living in a NOLTE LOG HOME is
living in harmony with nature
Mit der Natur in Harmonie leben in einem NOLTE LOG HOME (Blockhaus)
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.
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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>
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
Ordering “Das Schwarze Brett” for Christmas
Visit the www.magcloud.com page
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.
Find “Das Schwarze Brett” under the name PorterPR. PorterPR is a name that I used while getting involved in magazine publishing
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.
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.
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.
Now, 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.
Message from the German Canadian Business Association:
Dear Members and Friends of the GCBA,
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.
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
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.