This year I will be turning 50 years old and instead of having a small party at home like usual, I decided to go big and plan a Bavarian-themed fundraiser for the German Canadian Care Home! Tickets can be found here: https://bit.ly/36ACvnA
This party will include door prizes, a delicious Schnitzel dinner, coffee/tea and cake. It will also give you an opportunity to wear your best Bavarian outfit – lederhosen/dirndl or at least a feather hat. We are still in the process of collecting the door prizes, so if you or your company would like to donate a gift basket, a product or even a service, then just call us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will make arrangements to pick it up.
When I talked it over with Beatrice Schreiber, the President of the German Canadian Business Association, she was also excited by this idea and agreed to make it an official event for March 10th, 2020. So far, so good. https://www.germancanadianbusiness.com/
Then, Beatrice talked to Dr. Klaus Schmidt, the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, who also agreed to attend this event and invite their mailing list to participate. Even better.
We needed a venue, and Lorenzo Lepore, the General Manager of the Vancouver Alpen Club was happy to support this idea. They immediately went to work on designing an appropriate menu for the Schnitzel Dinner. Yes, a generous sponsor, who will be giving us a room at no charge! https://www.vacbc.ca/
Then, we finally called Jutta Purchase, the CEO of the German-Canadian Benevolent Society and ran the idea past her, and she was excited and agreed to discuss it with her Board of Directors. (https://www.gcch.ca/our-society/ )They all agreed, and now the official:
“Fundraiser for the benefit of the German-Canadian Benevolent Society Outreach Program” to be held at the Vancouver Alpen Club on March 10, 2020 between 5:30 pm and 8:30 pm” has been organized.
Of course, at that point we needed at least one sponsor to cover the band, and Rainer Mueller with PARC RETIREMENT LIVING, agreed to help us out. https://parcliving.ca/
Richard Theiss, from the S-Bahn agreed to be the entertainment, and provide Bavarian-themed Oktoberfest music for this event, which is guaranted to get you toe-tapping and knee-slapping and maybe even singing along. http://sbahnmusic.com/
Beatrice Schreiber, who runs the Bel Art Gallery together with her husband Stefan Schreiber, was the first to donate a door prize. https://www.belartgallery.org/
We are still happy to collect door prizes, find a cake sponsor, and sell tickets to anyone who would like to support this fundraiser. If you can’t be there that day, you can still buy “tickets” for $20 that will go directly to the care home. Get your tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/a-fundraiser-for-the-german-canadian-benevolent-society-outreach-program-tickets-90427516135
If you have any questions, contact Elke at 604 828 8788.
Here is our poster: