07 Feb 2018
February 7, 2018

Upcoming German Events

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Outside Events

February 17, 8 pm at the Orpheum – tickets still available

2.  Buildex Vancouver – One German Company representing Wednesday at 3:30pm
February 14 and 15, 2018
https://www.buildexvancouver.com/en/home.html

BUILDEX Vancouver is Western Canada’s largest tradeshow and conference for the Construction, Renovation, Architecture, Interior Design and Property Management industries. With over 600 exhibits, and more than 80 educational seminars BUILDEX attracts over 14,000 attendees annually.

3.  Coastal Ballet presents – https://www.vtixonline.com/event.php?event_id=1111

Friday, February 16, 2018
LunarFest and Ballet Productions Canada Society Present – “The Butterfly Lovers” – a romance that is older than Romeo and Juliet. Also showcasing “The Love Stories” by German Choreographer Irene Schneider

MC Fair4.  Multicultural Fair – http://www.westcoastgermannews.com/1000-for-german-cake-spnsorship-at-multicultural-fair/ – Friday, February 23, 2018 at 11:05 – be early to get parking and it costs $5 a ticket for the Prince of Wales Secondary Multicultural Fair; If anyone would like to help me with the German Table – typical German objects, please let me know! The best thing about this event is the food!  Second best are the amazing performances – you will be sure to enjoy your lunch hour there – everyone from the public is welcome!

5.  Living, Building, Thinking: art & expressionism
March 3 to May 21, 2018
https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/the_exhibitions/exhibit_livingbuildingthinking.html

Living, Building, Thinking: art & expressionism uses the German Expressionist collection from the McMaster Museum of Art to explore the development of Expressionism in art from the early 19th century to the present day.

The term Expressionism is invariably associated with the period of art and social activism in Germany between 1905 and 1937, encompassing visual art, literature, philosophy, theatre, film, photography and architecture. In the context of an expanded view on the subject, Living, Building, Thinking offers a rich and thought-provoking perspective on the relationships between artists and societies, and the ever-changing responses and visual expressions that circulate through shared hopes and aspirations for social awareness and change.

April 8, 2018 at 2 pm at the Cinemetheque
During World War 2, a family of Germans flee Ukraine to escape persecution. Halfway during their journey, their father disappears. Seventy years later, a brother and sister try to put together the pieces of who he was with their imaginations and third hand stories.

They are also looking for sponsors, so if you are interested, please let them know! Imagine your business up on the big screen in front of hundreds of members of the German community

7.  GCBA BCIT Event – more information on the www.germancanadianbusiness.com website soon
April – Thursday, April 12, 2018 from 4 pm to 6 pm

BCIT’s Dr. Maureen Connelly will discuss and host a tour of the living architecture and acoustics labs, the current research projects underway, and the latest findings which provide real-world relevance for Metro Vancouver’s residential housing industry.  From green roofs and living walls, to sound transmission of cavity walls and reducing impact noise on decks and laneway homes, this session will provide with an insider look into the current research projects and how their findings could impact the future of housing.

Key learning objectives:
1.    Review strategies using living architecture in residential spaces; models using material components, and reviewing performance data.
2.    Examine noise propagation in laneway homes, building envelope requirements for laneways, and possible solutions for noise transmission.
3.    Learn about the Centre of Architectural Ecology and its research.  Connect with faculty and students leading the projects.

8.  European Festival in Burnaby – http://www.europeanfestival.ca

Bring friends and family and travel Europe for the weekend. Visit the annual European Festival! Last weekend of May, 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! Come and experience Europe, from east to west, as seen through the eyes of Europeans. On The last weekend of May, EuroFest BC Society brings unity through diversity to the Lower Mainland with the colours, music and food of Europe!

The German Table needs at least 8 volunteers – two for parking, two for the table in 4-hour shifts and two for set up and two for clean up. Contact Elke at 604 828 8788 if you want to help!
Saturday May 26th, Sunday May 27th 2018

Germany plays Mexico Sunday, June 17, 2018 at 8 am local time
Germany plays Sweden Monday, June 23, 2018 at 9 pm local time

Germany plays The Korean Republic June 27, 2018 at 5 pm local time

The Blenheim Restaurant in Kitsilano will be showing all the games…
This is the new restaurant just taken over by Uwe Boll – more casual pub food and German beer available
Usually the Vancouver Alpen Club also offers game time

 

10.  Schweini is coming to Vancouver!
July 7, 2018 at 7:30 pm at the BC Place Stadium
Vancouver Whitecaps vs. Chicago Fire with Bastian Schweinsteiger (His claim to fame was spending 13 seasons at Bayern Munich, playing in exactly 500 matches across all competitions and scoring 68 goals)
Dinner at 5:30 in a private room?  Hopefully yes!
This is for everyone who is German or who is a German soccer fan – let me know if you are interested and when the poster comes, you can forward it to your friends/family.

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