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November, 2020

  • 25 November

    90 Years Bach Choir Celebration

    Bach Choir

    Vancouver Bach Choir Celebrates its 90th Year with a Virtual Season Experience the Joy of Choral Music from the Comfort of Your Own Home with a VBC Subscription. Enjoy this teaser while watching the Youtube Video “Do you hear What I Hear?”: Vancouver, BC:   This year marks the 90th Anniversary Season …

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  • 13 November

    Meet Andreas Rufer: Consul General of Switzerland in Vancouver

    Andreas Rufer

    1.      Wie lange sind sie schon in Kanada? Ich bin vor etwas mehr als einem Jahr, im September 2019, von Hong Kong kommend in Vancouver eingetroffen. 2.      Wie gefaellt es ihnen hier und was waren einige “Highlights”? Vancouver ist für einen Diplomaten aus der Schweiz ein fantastischer Posten. Wir Schweizer …

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  • 11 November

    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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  • 5 November

    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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October, 2020

  • 24 October

    Building Bridges Business Networking Event

    Event Poster

    VIRTUAL CONFERENCE & NETWORKING EVENT ON TRADE, BUSINESS AND PERSONAL GROWTH About this Event The major European Business Clubs and Chambers from Western Canada are partnering up to organize this full-day virtual networking event with interesting talks on trade, business and personal growth. There will also be ample room for …

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  • 15 October

    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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  • 6 October

    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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  • 5 October

    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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August, 2020

  • 29 August

    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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May, 2020

  • 8 May

    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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