Germany at European Festival

Germany is Well-Represented on Sunday this year!

Germany at 2016 European Festival

On Saturday at 2 pm, someone from the Consulate (hopefully) will be carrying the flag in the parade and he/she will be accompanied by two people in costume. Once we learn more about this, we will let you know.

Otherwise, check out Sunday, May 29th, 2016 this year!

1. Alexis Lynn will be playing at 12 noon

2015 has been a defining and hectic year for Alexis. Since dedicating all of her time to her passion for music, she was chosen to perform at Launch Vancouver, was a top 10 finalist for the “She’s the One” competition held at Ottawa Bluesfest, and entered her first original song “Weak” into a competition called The Star Experience. At this competition, Alexis was honoured with a double win – “Best Original Song” and “Audience Favourite”. Since that time, Alexis has continued to write and create music and will be releasing her first EP in 2016 with the help of one of the judges from The Star Experience, James Buddy Rogers. Website:

2. Bier and Bratwurst

The German Canadian Business Association, where you can benefit from the knowledge of companies who are already in the market, present your company, services or products to other members, find clients and business partners within our members, establish contacts to experts, associations, officials and governmental organizations and finally, learn about the current German-Canadian trade relations and opportunities here in Vancouver will be offering a “Bier & Bratwurst” Social for friends and members who will be meeting in Burnaby at the Swangard Stadium on Sunday, May 29th at 1 pm. You will need to pay your own admission or volunteer at the German Table for a minimum of 3 hours to get admission to the festival free. Website:

3. Alpenplattler

This group will be performing on the main stage at 2:40 pm on Sunday and everyone is invited to support them. Schuhplattler is a traditional style of dance from the alpine regions of Germany and Austria. Schuhplattler is best known for the dancing where men wear lederhosen and hit their legs, feet (and sometimes each other) in time with the music. Many dances tell a story of alpine life and often involve a bit of mischief. Women dance in their dirndl costumes adding their part to the story. See Schuhplattler to learn more. Website:

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