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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/
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.
West Vancouver BC V7T 1C5
AspenClean is Vancouver’s premier home cleaning service, celebrating our 15 year anniversary in 2019. Each service is delivered by a team of diligent, professional and trustworthy staff and is backed by our 100% customer satisfaction guarantee. We accomplish exceptional cleanliness with low environmental impact through our comprehensive staff training and the use of AspenClean all-natural cleaning products.
Our range is formulated with only natural ingredients, including pure organic essential oils that effectively clean without leaving harmful chemical residues in your home or the environment. As a result of our commitment to superior ingredients and environmental values, our products have been rated straight A’s by The Environmental Working Group, are EcoCert certified and vegan approved by the Leaping Bunny Program.
Visit our website to get a quote for a natural home cleaning, learn more about our company, and shop all-natural, safe cleaning products for your home!
Nelson | British Columbia
Canadian Sun & Mountains Travel (CSM Travel) is a receptive tour operator located in Nelson, BC. We work as a wholesaler, organizing self-drive tours, guided van tours and customised tours throughout Western Canada for our clients, mainly tour companies in Europe.
With over 20 years of experience, Canadian Sun & Mountains Travel offers a variety of tours and travel options to a network of European agencies. Most popular are our self-driving tours and small group tours with no more than 12 guests. For those, we also constantly are looking for new guides/drivers. If this may be something that interests you, please contact our office.
CSM Travel was founded in 1997 by travel industry professionals and German immigrants Petra Kromer and Wolfgang Anton. Since its inception, business has grown steadily. Long time employees, Product Manager Ray Borns & Office Manager Morven Douglas, have been joined by two new Operating Partners René Casas-Cordero & Sasha Maksimovic, as well as Product Specialist Eike-Christian Don. CSM Travel’s group tour series are lead by our experienced tour guides, all of whom are multi-lingual, and have extensive knowledge of the regions.
Vancouver, BC, V6L 2E7
We offer a widely recognized high quality K-12 German after-school language program. Ideally students join our program at the age of 5 or 6 and progress on to high school.
We teach German as a foreign language and German as a second language. To that end, we stream our students throughout the entire program into a second language stream and a foreign language stream.
Our program reflects a variety of language levels including German language introduction in Kindergarten, progression at the elementary level, exam classes for external high school credits, and the German language diploma, which is a language proficiency requirement for admission to any German, Austrian and Swiss university.
Students learn German with us once a week after regular school hours. Junior classes (K-4) are held on Tuesdays from 4:15 pm to 6:30 pm, and senior students (grades 5-12) attend classes on Wednesdays from 4:30 pm to 6:45 pm, at Prince of Wales Secondary School.
From Foreign To Familiar - Fast!
Vancouver Welcome Service is your 'Destination Vancouver guide' that provides information, assistance and support to help either with a smooth relocation and transition to your new home or making your dream vacation a reality.
We support German speaking and international newcomers to Vancouver to set you up for the best start. Our service combines housing, educational-, social and health services, childcare, language and cultural assistance as well as travel.
Every person, every group of friends and every family is unique. We listen, we understand, we develop and we provide services designed specifically to meet your needs here in Vancouver.
We are here to help!