October – November 2014

Halloween Howl @ German Cultural Centre
Oct 28 all-day
Internment Centenary Commemoration @ Saskatchewan Railway Museum
Oct 28 @ 10:00 am

Internment Centenary Commemoration

The Saskatchewan German Council has partnered with the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council for a project to commemorate Canada’s First National Internment Operation. On Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at 11 a.m. a ceremony will take place at the Eaton Internment Camp Site (located at the Saskatchewan Railway Museum on Highway 60).

During the First Wold War, some 8,579 so-called enemy aliens — nationals of countries at war with Canada — were interned as prisoners of war by the Government of Canada under the War Measures Act (1914). The immigrant settlers were sent to internment camps where they would work on public and private projects. Toward the end of the War however, the majority of internees were conditionally released to industry, the result of a growing labour shortage in the country. This led to some camps being either dismantled or consolidated and internees relocated.

On October 28, 2014, the Ukrainian Canadian Congress – Saskatchewan Provincial Council and the Saskatchewan German Council will dedicate a plaque to mark the Centenary of Canada’s First National Internment Operations as well as to increase awareness of this tragic period in Canada’s history in memory of those who were so unjustly treated.


Halloween Dance @ German Cultural Centre
Oct 31 @ 7:30 pm
Fall of the Berlin Wall – Celebrating the 25th Anniversary @ German Cultural Centre
Nov 9 @ 4:00 pm

There will be a movie shown at 4pm at the German Cultural Centre, admission is free. Following the movie, there will be a banquet at 5:30pm.


For more information contact the SGC office at (306) 975-0845.


Christkindl Market @ German Cultural Centre
Nov 16 all-day


SGC currently has 38 member groups throughout the province. Among the member groups are clubs, language schools, dance groups and choirs as well as various other arts, culture and recreation groups. All member groups are entitled to apply for SGC member funding and representatives are invited to attend the annual President’s Meeting and Treffpunkt Weekend. More…


We offer immigrant settlement services to newcomers in Saskatoon and area. Our Immigrant Settlement Advisor helps with all aspects of settlement. The service is free of charge and available in German and English as well as in all other languages with the help of an over-the-phone interpretation service. More…


The Postillion is the Council’s quarterly newsletter. It contains a variety of information on our community of people of German-speaking backgrounds. Furthermore, the newsletter has a member section, containing reports and articles from many SGC member groups. More…

About Saskatchewan German Council

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Founded in 1984, the Saskatchewan German Council is a registered volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the heritage, culture and interests of Saskatchewan people of German-speaking backgrounds.

The Council plays an active role in building provincial multiculturalism and the Canadian mosaic. The Council is guided in all its activities by its by-laws as well as by a comprehensive set of policies.

A Board of Directors consisting of 11 elected members meets at least twice a year to set the tone and direction for all the Council’s activities. A number of committees are in place to investigate and manage matters of special interest.

Recent News

  • 25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

    November  9, 2014 will mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. This historical date is not only significant for Germans in Germany, but also for the many Germans living abroad and people with German background. To commemorate this event the Saskatchewan German Council is working on a presentation with statements from […]

  • Round Table

    This year’s Round Table (formerly SGC Presidents’ Meeting) will take place on October 18, 2014 in Davidson. We still haven’t finalized who the guest speaker will be at this year’s meeting and we are still taking suggestions from member groups on which topics should be addressed. Please contact the office if you have any suggestions. […]

  • Funding Applications due!

    The Council is now accepting member funding applications for programs taking place between October 1, 2014 and March 31, 2015. The deadline for applications is September 15, 2014. Every program/project application should be handed in on a separate form. Please remember that each group can apply for four (4) projects per year. Language schools will […]

  • Cooking Classes are starting again!

    Interested in learning about traditional Austrian, German and Swiss cuisine? Why not join Kochloeffel and Nudelholz in their monthly cooking classes! The first class after a summer break is September 8th and it’s all about meat dishes. See the poster for details!

  • Free trial dance lessons!

    Are your little ones dancing around the house? Do you think they have knack for dancing? Why not try out the free trial lesson in September from the German Junior Folk Dancers! Click here for more information.