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Book Launch Fundraiser

Brian Jessel BMW Sponsor

Saturday, November 7, 2020 was a glorious day with a superb book launch thanks to three amazing gentleman who all volunteered their time and showed up even in this time of COVID to make this event memorable for the 24 guests who were able to be there. I started writing …

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Virtual European Film Fest

All About Me

Message from the Cinematheque: Here at The Cinematheque, we are really looking forward to launching this year’s virtual edition of the European Union Film Festival.In response to the ongoing realities of COVID-19, The Cinematheque, in partnership with festival presenters in Ottawa and Toronto, has moved the 2020 edition of the EUFF …

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West Vancouver Mansion

Elke on balconey

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, and I met at the “Together in Motion” Event organized by Brian Jessel BMW to celebrate 30 years of German Unity and she invited me …

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Day of German Unity Event

Elke in BMW

The Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt and Brian Jessel BMW organized a “Together in Motion” Event celebrating 30 years of German Unity. VIP’s, members of the German Business and Academic circles as well as other guests met up in the giant showroom at 2311 Boundary Road and Loughheed Hwy for …

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Book Launch Benefit

Elke Holding book

Please attend my Book Launch Benefit on Saturday, November 7th for a delicious 3-course luncheon at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club! September was Blood Cancer Awareness Month and it is important to know that About 4,600 people ages 15 to 39 will be diagnosed with NHL (non-hodgkins lymphoma) this year. …

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Elke Porter’s Book Now Available!

Book Cover

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 as a print or digital download from the popular “Magcloud” Platform. “There is a bit of work involved for my readers, as they will have …

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German Vancouver Updates

Four Flags

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 …

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Covid19 in Germany


There are several countries doing better than others during this Covid19 pandemic and one of them is Germany. The other countries are New Zealand, South Korea, Switzerland and Taiwan. Germany has a death rate of only 0.4%. What can we learn from them? First all, like South Korea, Germans have …

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