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Abbotsford, BC, Canada
The University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) is nationally recognized for its emphasis on teaching excellence, experiential and applied education, community engagement, and Indigenization. UFV is the school of choice for over 15,000 students. With six campuses and centres, UFV offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, and professional studies, as well as trades and technology education, university preparation, and continuing education.
At UFV, we are dedicated to changing lives and building community. Our educational goals are to prioritize learning everywhere; be flexible and responsive; collaborate across boundaries; develop local and global citizenship; and integrate experiential learning. A British Columbia “Top Employer”, we are committed to providing a welcoming, inclusive and dynamic learning and working environment that is fair and respectful of everyone. Our culturally diverse employee and student populations reflect the local, national, international and Indigenous communities we serve. If you see yourself as a lifelong member of a community that values and nurtures innovation and creativity, cultivates leadership and citizenship, and where success builds on success, you belong at UFV.
Apply for a position: Qualified Instructor with the Modern Languages Institute:
Interested candidates should submit an electronic: curriculum vitae; a one-page statement of teaching philosophy; copies of teaching evaluations from the most recent year of teaching, if available; and names of three references. Applications, citing Posting 2019.99, should be sent to:
University of the Fraser Valley
33844 King Road, Abbotsford, BC, Canada V2S 7M8
Tel: (604) 854-4554 Fax: (604) 854-1538 Website: www.ufv.ca
Email applications to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Selection Advisory Committee will begin reviewing applications on May 31st; however, the position will remain open until filled.
North Vancouver, BC
Discover the work of internationally acclaimed artists at Bel Art Gallery. We have an exceptional collection of original paintings, limited edition prints, and sculptures by local artists. Gallery owners Beatrice and Stefan Schreiber are passionate about introducing the public to the joy of art. They run workshops for adults and children and regularly host charity events, school groups, lectures, and workshops.
The Schreibers also offer artist management and fine art consulting services. Whether you want to furnish your office with eye-catching works of art or build your career as an artist, Beatrice and Stefan can help.
If you are interested in membership meaning experiencing, maintaining and contributing to the German cultural identity in Vancouver, then we would be happy to hear from you.
The Vancouver Alpen Club is a membership-driven social club that has served the German community in the Greater Vancouver Area since 1935. It offers a first rate authentic German restaurant for you and your guests.
Also various subgroups are active in music, card games and dances. Our events, such as Oktoberfest, televised sporting events, movie nights and beer tastings, have become very popular, therefore make sure you are up to date so you don’t miss out.
We welcome people from all backgrounds, who are interested in German culture, food or language. You can apply for membership by filling in one of the application forms to your right –>
The yearly fee is $75.00 ($125.00 for couples).
Our Board of Directors are responsible for the governance and welfare of the Vancouver Alpen Club. Their mandate is to promote pride in our German culture and heritage amongst our members, and to the general public at large. Under the guidance of the directors, the club specifically reaches out to all who are interested in experiencing German culture, cuisine and ‘Gemutlichkeit’.
Even though I have now started "European News", I will still be posting interesting stories on Westcoast German News.
European News is where I am adding businesses listings, job boards, interesting stories about Europe - either here or abroad - and visitors will have an opportunity to place ads. Ads in the header, the sideboard, the footer or in a blog post. European News is my new ethnic media business venture.
So many German or European newspapers, magazines and publications have shut down, as it doesn't allow people to make a living. My plan is to change all this and to make an income of several thousand a month, by building such a great community here that no one will be able to resist.
Please visit Westcoast German News if your focus is strictly on German events, but go to European News if you want to connect with other Europeans in BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. I have family in all 4 provinces and I am glad to be able to support them through this website.
We provide homes, a supportive community, and programs to help foster children and youth in need grow into caring, self-reliant adults. SOS Children’s Village BC is one of over 572 Villages around the world, and is the only SOS Children’s Village in Canada.
We provide a unique and proven model of foster care separate from the provincial system.
Please visit us here: https://www.sosbc.org/
Various hockey rinks
At Ice Dragons Hockey Academy, we develop your hockey skills, wellness and English through play, sportsmanship and through an engaging fun classroom experience option based on the game of hockey. A unique and challenging hockey and English program designed, structured and offered by professional teachers to allow players to enjoy and learn the game of hockey.
More than a hockey school, the academy will teach students hockey skills, shooting, skating, stick handling, positional play, wellness, fitness and English! This program is organized by one of the top ESL Teachers and hockey coaches in Canada, Geoff Hudson. Geoff’s programs have been reported by CBC news and other news outlets. The coaching staff is assisted by local Junior A coaches and players.
This environment we create is based on fun, excellence both in learning and engaging in the best sport on ice. We develop more than hockey skills, we develop English, fitness, leadership, wellness, values, high expectations around conduct both on and off the ice.
We promote cultural, business & professional interests in the German-speaking Community.
The objectives of our Association are to establish, maintain and conduct a business and professional association for the accommodation, recreation and convenience of the members of the Association and to promote their cultural, business and professional interests. We also want to further good relations amongst the German-speaking population of Canada and between it and the public at large. Finally, we establish and support or aid in the establishment and support of association, institutions, funds and conveniences calculated to benefit residents of British Columbia.
We initiate or sponsor educational meetings, guest speakers, conferences, dinners, concerts and pub nights for our members & friends in the local German community and provide information on cultural events, educational resources and business networking with respect to the German language and traditions of Germany.
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Enjoy worshiping in an inspiring and comfortable church setting. St. Mark's worship services are taking place in one of Vancouver's heritage buildings. Those who come for the first time realize that the people of St. Mark's love their church. The tender loving care is evident everywhere. Most important of all it is evident in being part of the St. Mark's family. We have a more than 40 years of history in Vancouver, welcoming each other into the fellowship of Our Lord Jesus Christ. Vancouver's St. Mark's Evangelical-Lutheran Church is a group of down to earth Christians who have a love for the Lord.
Sunday German Worship Services are at 9:30 am and English Worship Services are at 11:00 am. Pastor Hardo Ermisch and Pastor Kristina Breit work together with a terrific team of dedicated Christians to make the Kingdom of God a reality in our shaken world. We have various Bible Studies to meet the personal needs of those who want to strengthen their faith. There are Ladies and Men's Groups. We offer English Sunday School every Sunday in both Services. For children between 1-4 years we also offer German Sunday School every Sunday. On every third Sunday in month we offer German Sunday school for older kids. The Alpha Course has been offered three times with a spiritual week end retreat. There is a prayer group for guidance and support. You should check us out sometime!
After completing my Bachelor's Degree at the University of British Columbia (UBC) and graduating with a master's degree in Counselling Psychology from Athabasca University, Alberta, I continued to participate in numerous training courses in order to expand my knowledge in the counselling field. My training was largely focused on mindfulness and cognitive behavioural approaches. I have also been trained in various counselling models in order to meet the needs of a diverse clientele.
I am Austrian and have lived the majority of my life in Vienna, Austria. I studied in an international environment where I was fortunate enough to meet people from varying cultures and backgrounds. Growing up in a multicultural environment has largely influenced the counsellor that I am today. Through my life experiences and training on multiculturalism I have gained awareness into the importance of tailoring my therapeutic approach to the cultural needs of individuals. Without cultural sensitivity, I believe counsellors may run the risk of making assumptions and generalizations, thereby, causing a rupture in the therapeutic alliance. Therefore, I am extremely passionate about working through a multicultural lens in order to strengthen trust and rapport.
Vancouver, BC, V7G 1S8
For EXPO '86, GRACE McCARTHY, the Minister of Transportation contacted all multicultural immigrants in Vancouver, to construct park-like gardens along the newly minted Sky Train route. The idea was that each community "adopt" a garden and take care of it in cooperation with the local Park Board.
In the German community, the German Canadian Congress founded a "Parkway Committee". Thanks to the many generous Germans in BC and Germany - associations, corporations, churches, schools, members of the public and the media- they were able to fundraise and create the space to represent Germans in Canada quite quickly.
The Place was built after a model of the design provided by landscape architect G. Edel. The GERMAN CANADIAN HERITAGE PLAZA was soon born. Once the construction was complete, Axel Hoyer began laying out the garden. Ebco, Eppich brothers made the plaques and had the donor names engraved at no charge. Goetz Lange-Michels donated the log; Mr. Hammerl from Armstrong carved the logo free of charge.
The opening ceremonies took place on June 29, 1986. VIP's and the public and around 2,000 enthusiastic participants attended. The GERMAN community had created a memorial, which was seen to be deserving symbol of the contributions of GERMAN immigrants, with positive recognition from the CANADIAN public. The donations, to maintain and upkeep the space, lasted for 6 years. With time, it fell into obscurity.
In August 1992, all of the former Committee Members were invited by Ursula and Eugen Neubert to discuss to upkeep of the space and to once again raise donations for this purpose, resulting in the founding of the GERMAN CANADIAN HERITAGE PLAZA COMMITTEE. This working group is an independent, non-profit society, which, on behalf of the German-speaking public, assumes the responsibility of maintaining this space and carries out these responsibilities based on jointly established conditions in order to maintain the GERMAN CANADIAN HERITAGE PLAZA (Deutscher Platz) of the German-Speaking community. It is now considered a memorial for German immigrants, just like the GERMAN FOUNTAIN at the Queen Elisabeth Theatre and the Friendship Globe in Dundarave Park.
In their 31st Anniversary year, the Vancouver Park's Board, on Thursday, October 11, 2018 honoured the Plaza's longterm volunteer commitment with a memorial plaque that was unveiled by the daughter of the Honourable Grace McCarthy, Mary Parsons. The Park Board also promised to take over the maintenance and upkeep of the Plaza from then on. The non-profit committee looking after the park still exists and still promise to ensure the Plaza stays clean and green.