This page will share some of the great stories and milestones of our Austrian, German and Swiss friends in Vancouver and western Canada.
If you have a story to share, please contact me and we can set up a phone or video meeting to discuss how best to go about it.
Most of the time it is as easy as sending in a story, a picture or two, such as a logo and then a call to action.
Westcoast German News is a tribute to former Kanada Kourier and the Pazifische Rundschau. Our goal is to inform, entertain and to build community.
Elke holds cowbell
The Identity of Being German-Canadian

Published with permission from Masters Student: Florie-Anne Guy UNIVERSITÄT REGENSBURGFakultät für Sprach-, Literatur- und Kulturwissenschaft Masterarbeit im Studiengang Interkulturelle Europa Studien (IKE)LE MULTICULTURALISME CANADIEN COMME

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Old Shatterhand
Karl May Fans Wanted!

Vancouver, December 14, 2022 – Steven Schwabl, with Austrian roots, plans to make a documentary about people with German backgrounds or cultures who were inspired

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Day of German Unity Event

Vancouver, October 4, 2022 – The Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Vancouver, Mr. Marc Eichhorn, on the occasion of the 32nd

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Elke at BCIT
The Future of Business at BCIT

Burnaby, June 14, 2022 – Last week, Beatrice Schreiber received an invitation from BCIT from Eva Wong, International Programs Coordinator, BCIT Business + Media, standing

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80th Anniversary Pic
Alpen Club Abschied Arriving

June 11, 2022 The Alpen Club has been a mainstay of German-speaking Communities since 1935. They started with a traditional Schuhplattler Group “Deutscher Alpenverein” and

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The GC and the GCBA Visit UBC

The German Business Association (GCBA) has the mission to “promote cultural, business & professional interests in the German-speaking Community in Vancouver, British Columbia.” Part of

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German School Fundraiser

Hello Industry Partners, my name is Steven Seewald, the president and representative of the Vancouver Westside German School. Thank you in advance for taking an

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Roast Goose
Bessarabian Winter Dishes

The Bessarabian Germans (Bessarabiendeutsche) were an ethnic group who lived in Bessarabia (Moldova & Ukraine) between 1814 and 1940. Mostly, they immigrated from Baden Württemberg,

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Casting Call
Going back to Germany

We are currently in the process of casting and are looking for a second-generation Canadians or Americans aged 17 – 24 and their parent who

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Bee Hives
Urban Food Systems in Three Countries

Vancouver; October 20, 2021 – The Transatlantic Climate Bridge (TCB) program ( was launched in 2008 jointly by The German Federal Foreign Office and the

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German Friendship Globe Event
Some of the West Tour

David Oppenheimer Statue On Tuesday, September 28, 2021, a small crowd gathered at the statue of David Oppenheimer, who originally came from Germany and in

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Accidental German Unity

The German Unity Day (Tag der Deutschen Einheit) will be celebrated on October 3, 2021 to mark the 31st Anniversary of the reunification of Germany.

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Lufthansa A350-900
Lufthansa Event September 15

Vancouver, Wednesday, September 15, 2021. The German Consulate General Vancouver, with support from the German Canadian Business Association will be holding a series of events

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German Parliament
Electing the 20th Bundestag

The world will change on September 26th, 2021 when Chancellor Angela Merkel steps down and someone else will take her place. Besides the German Federal

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Dress like Mr. Oktoberfest

$600 for the Entire Set! From “Freiburg im Breisgau” city, Baden-Württemberg Land (state), in southwestern Germany. picturesquely situated on the western slopes of the Black

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German Consul General Office
German General Consulate Vancouver

Wir brauchen Verstärkung Das Generalkonsulat der Bundesrepublik Deutschland in Vancouver sucht zum 15. Mai 2021 (ggfls. auch später) einen/eine Mitarbeiter/in (m/w/d) für Tätigkeiten in verschiedenen

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Saarland Vancouver
Das Neue Saarlandbüro Vancouver

Introducing the SHS Foundation from Saarland.  March 14, 2021, Vancouver, BC, The SHS Foundation, a public-private partnership, wants to promote Saarland as an economic and

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Designer Buenen

February 19, 2021 Making a House a Home in partnership with EQ3, Buenen Design, and SOS Children’s Villages Canada I want to share a project

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West Vancouver Mansion

Yesterday I was given the opportunity to tour the fabled “Italian Designer Mansion” in Caulfield, West Vancouver (North Shore). Holly Wood, an Award Winning Realtor,

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Book Cover
Elke Porter’s Book Now Available!

75 German-Speaking Influential People in Western Canada Vancouver— August 29, 2020 —Today Elke Porter is announcing “75 German-Speaking Influential People in Western Canada” is available

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Brahms’ German Requiem
Brahms’ German Requiem

Vancouver Bach Choir opens their 89th season with Brahms’ German Requiem Paired with Pärt’s Berliner Messe in a program rooted in its composers’ spirituality Vancouver,

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Family Oktoberfest Soon Here!

The Eurofest BC Society has a mandate to provide an effective venue for Canadian-Europeans to preserve and showcase their music, dance, unique customs, traditions, arts,

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2019 Oktoberfests in Canada

Vancouver Alpen Club – Prost Haus Harvest Haus Harvestland Mission Calgary Edmonton Nanaimo Saskatoon Vancouver Alpen Club WHEN: October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm –

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Final European News Mag

Vancouver, September 2019, the decision to go to digital only is final. Unless I can find a sponsor, I will be unable to continue to

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FAQ’s on Oktoberfest!

At the bottom, I will be listing a few places where you can celebrate Oktoberfest in Vancouver, BC or other places in Western Canada and

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Niche Directory For You!

Join the new Business Directory Just before Christmas, I set up a new Business Directory, so that I could have a convenient list of German-related

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Cleantech Event July 27 in Vancouver!

Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany – Innovative Water Technologies for Smart Cities GTAI Investment Promotion Event – Cleantech Cluster Opportunities in Eastern Germany Germany

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Artist Claudia Wiebe
Artist Vernissage

Vancouver, February 24, 2023 – The Vancouver Visual Art Foundation is excited to host Sascha Westendorp and Claudia Wiebe at Art @Bentall Gallery. About the

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