Westcoast German News sagt Willkommen! Grüezi! Servus! Grüß Gott! Hallo!

Greetings from Westcoast German News and Germans in Vancouver

Hi, this is Elke Porter with Westcoast German News! This year, I will be the Event Manager for German House – and also a major producer of German Media/Content and events in the area, focusing on the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar, my second book “75 German-speaking Influential People in Western Canada” and the German Canadian Business Association. I am also a member of the Vancouver Alpen Club, under construction until 2025.

If you are interested in signing up to my newsletter or learning more about my new T-Shirt offerings, please click here: or click on one of these Amazon items below. You buy, and I make a little money! Win, win.

My blog has focused on Austrian, German & Swiss people, places & products since 2007. What started as a newsletter, evolved to a magazine, changed to a digital platform in 2019 and is currently trying to channel the defunct Pazifische Rundschau, the Kanada Kourier & the Deutsche Presse.


To keep the German-Speaking Community in Vancouver alive and well. Here you can find my latest blog posts and other interesting stories relating to the German, Austrian and Swiss Community in Western Canada.

NEW: I will now be writing on Vancouver topics, such as the upcoming municipal election, cancer, the World Cup, passive house building technology, local tourist spots, events, public schools, arts and culture, beaches and oceans, and anything else that comes up along the way.

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Some of the Services We offer:

  • Promote your business or service in the Business Directory
  • Find employment opportunities or staff
  • Purchase the book “75 German-Speaking Influential People in Western Canada”
  • Find German products and services on my “shop” page
  • Create Website-wide advertising or blog posts for you
  • Represent Saarland in Vancouver – “Die Welt ist ein Dorf”
  • Simple translation, preferably from German to English
  • Tours around Vancouver – walking or driving

Please Contact me at: 604 828 8788

Let me know if there is any way I can help you with marketing, sales, PR and communication for your business, your event, your product or service.

Along with this blog, I am also connected to the German, Austrian and Swiss Community as:

  1. Secretary for the German Canadian Business Association:
  2. Helper of the German Canadian Heritage Plaza Committee:
  3. Former Teacher of the Westside German School:
  4. Alumni of the Surrey German Language School:
  5. Former publisher of newsletters and magazines: Swiss Herald, Das Schwarze Brett, Westcoast German News

Interests are in sharing communication relevant to German-Speakers in Western Canada.

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