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:


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.


 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.


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.

03 Jun 2015
June 3, 2015

Successful Swiss Inn For Sale!

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Check this Out:  2.9 Million

Lodge in RevelstokeMulvehill Creek Wilderness Inn and Wedding Chapel on a 33+ acres lake shore property, 2300 ft of beach front on the Upper Arrow Lake Reservoir, 300 ft accessible waterfall, year round creek with a private (50 tons, 70 feet) bridge, fish pond with fountain, 1 mile access road off highway 23 south, several nature trails, great fishing, canoeing, bird and wildlife watching, rock climbing and all water and winter sports on the property or nearby.

The 7,700 sq.ft. inn is fully equipped and operational year round with 2 suites and 6 rooms, all with ensuite bathrooms, owner/manager and staff quarters, open kitchen and dining room, billiard room/bar, huge sun deck, heated pool, romantic wedding chapel (500 sq.ft.) all in a mature landscaped park like setting surrounded by wildflower meadows and untouched forest. The organic fruit-, vegetable and herb garden provides delicious additions for the inn’s kitchen.

An independent hydro power and water system with back-up to the grid fed by the creek takes care of nearly no hydro and water costs. There is enough space for parking, horses, toys…. and much more…..

Revelstoke and its new 1 billion four seasons Mountain Resort with North Americas highest vertical drop is 25 km away. Golfing, hot springs, national parks, attractions – all within just half an hour or an hour drive!

Then it could be …

… a health/beauty/sport spa, a private 16 rooms private estate or a prestigious resort with luxurious chalets, a clinic, a conference or education center … the possibilities are almost endless (including to apply for adjacent Crown Land). Just bring your ideas, start planning now, build during fall, be ready for the next season!

This is the year round playground second to none in a moderate mountain climate with distinct seasons!

Find out more info:  http://www.revelstoke-resort-development.com/MulvehillFeatures1.pdf

Visit their website here:  http://mulvehillcreek.com/

If you see this ad on Westcoast German News, be sure to mention it, as it is important for them to know where the information comes from.

Wedding Chapel Information

Romantic Couple Getting Married at MulvehillThere is no better place than a romantic chapel on a small clearing in an untouched forest for your very special day.

All the amenities such as the welcoming inn with sun deck, pool, game room, gourmet cuisine, the creek with it’s roaring waterfall, the beach at the priscine Upper Arrow Lake, the pond, the mossy trails and many other unique photo spots.

Click here to what Mulvehill Creek offers for you and your guests.