Upcoming German Christmas Events

If there is a German Club, Association or Organization in town, I most likely am on the Board, have been a member, have worked for them or support them through my blog, Westcoast German News and/or European News with advertising, public relations, communications and promotions.

Below are a number of events I would like to make you aware of and I would like to invite you to. Even if they don’t mention it, these organizations are mostly non-profit societies that greatly appreciate sponsors, donors and new members. If every German business in town could sponsor one or two German Clubs, Choirs, Churches or Care Homes, then we could keep them alive for our children and grandchildren for many years to come.

The German Canadian Business Association has two upcoming events they would like to invite the German Community in Vancouver to attend.

Member Reception

Location: Grenke Leasing BC Inc. Company Includes a Bel Art Gallery Guest display, light refreshments and some musical entertainment.
Thursday, November 14th, 2019 at 6 pm
#360 – 138 East 13th StreetNorth Vancouver, BC V7L 0E5
Parking is underneath the building, or across the street
All are welcome! Please RSVP to secretary@germancanadianbusiness.com by November 11th, 2019

Annual GCBA Christmas Gala

Location: Royal Vancouver Yacht Club
Includes a champagne reception, buffet dinner and delicious dessert, with some chamber music and Christmas carolling in English and German
Monday, December 2nd, 2019 at 6:00 pm
3811 Point Grey Rd, Vancouver, BC V6R 1B3
Parking is available
This is our highlight event of the year, and tickets go fast. Tickets can soon be purchased either on Eventbrite, or via e-transfer payments – we are still working on our prices secretary@germancanadianbusiness.com

The German Canadian Care Home offers their Christmas Fest on Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 12 noon to 4 pm.

The Eurofest BC Society, responsible for the 22nd Annual European Festival in May 2020, would like to invite families and children, as well as the public to these events:

The first-ever “Eurofest Family Oktoberfest”

Location:  Vancouver Alpen Club

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 11:30 am to 4:30 pm
4875 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC V5N 4P3
Limited parking, so please take the #33 or #20, if possible.
Adults:  $10; Seniors $80 and Children 17 and under free
Tickets available on Eventbrite:  https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/eurofest-family-oktoberfest-tickets-76434847687
The Alpen Plattlers will be one of the groups providing entertainment!

Annual Christmas European Festival

Location “Stanley Park Pavilion” downtown
Saturday, November 16, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm
610 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4
Admission: free for all ages
Vendors, entertainers, volunteers from the German Community are encouraged to sign up as soon as possible, as space is limited: info@europeanfestival.ca

In honour of the 30 Year Anniversary of the Fall of the Wall

Location: St. Mark’s Church
Saturday, Octobetr 26, 2019 at 5 pm
1573 East 18th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Admission: free with donation
Will include a movie called “The Tunnel” followed by a discussion and soup. This is a German movie from the year 2001 that is based on a true story.

Am Samstag, dem 26.Oktober – 17:00 Uhr laden wir ein zu dem Film „Der Tunnel“. Danach gibt es wieder ein Gespräch und Suppe. „Der Tunnel“ ist ein deutscher Film aus dem Jahr 2001, der auf einer wahren Begebenheit basiert. Dieser dramatische und spannende Spielfilm erzählt die Geschichte mehrerer Menschen, die sich in ihrer Verzweiflung entscheiden, einen Tunnel von Ost- nach Westberlin zu graben, da die üblichen Fluchtwege nach dem Mauerbau versperrt sind.

Am Sonntag, dem 10. November – 9:30 Uhr laden wir ein zu einem Dankgottesdienst zur Erinnerung an den Fall der Berliner Mauer. Nach dem Gottesdienst werden Pastorin Breit und Pastor Ermisch erzählen, wie sie persönlich diesen historischen Moment erlebt haben.

Website: https://www.stmarkschurch.ca/index.html

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