On March 12th, everything in Vancouver came to a screeching halt. Luckily we had been able to hold our final event on May 10th, 2020, a fundraiser that raised money for the German Canadian Care Home. But what is next? So many events have been postponed or even cancelled. The future is uncertain. But below is a list of how the many organizations, non-profits and charities in the German Community have been handling this time. I am sure they could all use your support, so if you wish to donate something, just click on the link to their website and follow any instructions you find there. Danke! “Viel Glück und viel Segen auf all deinen Wegen…”
German Canadian Care Home
On March 20th, a care aide at GCCH tested positive for Covid19. The residents and staff who came in contact with this care aide were tested and the results to date are negative.
Update 27 March 2020: We are happy and relieved to announce that the Covid19 outbreak at the German-Canadian Care Home was called off today. All Covid19 protective measures will continue as per infection control measures and the orders of the Ministry of Health.
German Canadian Business Association
The German Canadian Business Association is happy to welcome more business-minded members to join their organization for only $300 a year! Contact us for more information.
St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church
Until further notice there will be no services or functions at St. Mark’s due to the covid-19 virus and we will inform you when the services and functions will commence.
You are welcome to contact us with any questions or concerns.
Vancouver Alpen Club
You can now order your favourite German beer with your Skip the Dishes or Uber Eats order or you can also add any drink to a pick up order as well, must be 19+ to order. Please continue to check back to their website or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org for any new developments and updates.
Become a member for only $75 a year!
SOS Children’s Village BC
COVID-19 Update April 30th:
The coronavirus crisis continues to be monitored by all teams at SOS Children’s Village BC. At this time, it’s important that we reflect on the importance of our families and our communities. In order for us to continue responding to our families, children, and youth, we’re working around the clock to ensure they’re receiving the help they need during this pandemic. Our Village does not only mean a community of support for those who live on site, we also support our staff and their families by continuing a full-time work schedule. We believe in our communities and this is just one of the ways we hope to keep them strong and together.
SOS Children’s Village BC is part of SOS Children’s Villages, the largest non-governmental, non-denominational child development organization in the world. SOS Children’s Villages has existed for 70 years with a presence in 136 countries and 559 Villages, with a seat at the UN to be the voice for the rights of children everywhere. SOS Children’s Village BC was founded in 1986 as a grassroots response to deficiencies in the provincial foster care system characterized by frequent placement breakdowns and moves for children and youth, and the separation of siblings into different homes. Even today, the state of foster care remains a “North American epidemic”, as described by local former foster child Tom Watson.
The Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce
The Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is a not-for-profit, membership based, volunteer organization which focuses on creating, maintaining and building business links between British Columbia, Alberta and Switzerland.
Dear friends and members, continue taking care of yourself and each other Reach out to us if we can help you during this challenging time.
Let’s come together as a strong Swiss-Canadian community🇨🇭🇨