Last summer, I finished my first book “75 German-Speaking Influential People in Western Canada, which is available on Amazon.
This year, January 2021, I am now working on Book #2 and am collecting a list of German-Speaking – Austrian, German & Swiss – influential people in Western who should be in this book. Here is a short incomplete list:
- Justin Hoffman
- Hans Haebler
- Rene Fluri
- Rudolph Grauer
- Kurt Gagel
- Harry & Robert Grimm
- Eugen & Ursula Neubert
- Alex Schoebel
- Hans Albert Rieder
- Herbert Siebner
I am also including stories of famous German companies or monuments:
- Heidelberg Cement
If you have any other ideas or suggestions, please get back to me!
Frequently asked questions:
- Why am I writing this book? Answer: I would like to share the successes and growth of the German Community while some of the people are still around and can help me answer questions. I would also like to record this for my children and grandchildren, as the Vancouver now is a completely different place than when I grew up here and in the 1950’s and 1960’s. I also want people to know the contribution that Germans made to the Society here.
- What are some other projects I am interested in? Answer: Founding a German Media Centre, a German Cultural Centre and a German TV Show. If you have any ideas, please let me know!
- What other organizations in Vancouver area can I support? Answer: Here is a list, which is also included in my book:
If you want to support German, Swiss or Austrian non-profits, charities and associations, please find their info here:
a. St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church – http://www.stmarkschurch.ca/
b. Martin Luther – https://www.martinlutherchurchvancouver.com/
- German Clubs – become a member or donate money towards events
a. Vancouver Alpen Club – https://www.vacbc.ca/
Become a member for only $75 a year
b. Swiss Society – http://www.swiss-society.org/
c. Austrian Vancouver Club – https://www.austriavancouverclub.ca/
- German Schools – set up a scholarship or donate money for teaching resources
a. Vancouver Westside German – http://www.vwgs.org/
b. Deutsche Sprachschule Surrey – surreygermanschool.com
c. German School North Shore – http://www.germanschoolns.ca/
a. German Canadian Benevolent Society
They are working for the development of a new, state-of-the-art care home. Donations welcome!
b. Swiss Seniors Club – http://www.swiss-society.org/seniors-club
- Charities – support their wish list
a. SOS Childrens Village BC – https://www.sosbc.org/
- Business Associations – become a member or support an event!
a. Austrian Business in Canada
b. Swiss Chamber of Commerce – swisscanadianchamber.com/
c. German Business Association – germanbusinessvancouver.com
a. Eurofest BC Society – http://www.europeanfestival.ca/