The Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa is looking to hire a full time staff member for the Economic Affairs and Science Department starting February 1, 2018. Click here to find out more!

Did you know that the Lloydminster German Heritage Society Inc. has a new website?

Click here to check it out!

In December 2016, the Canadian Parliament officially declared October “German Heritage Month” (Private Members’ Business M-73):
Motion -73 was adopted unanimously by the House of Commons on December 13, 2016:
That, in the opinion of the House, the government should recognize the contributions that German-Canadians have made to Canadian society, the richness of the German language and culture, and the importance of educating and reflecting upon German heritage for future generations, and that Waterloo Region is host to the largest Oktoberfest outside of Germany, by declaring October, every year, German Heritage Month, and the nine days commencing the Friday before Thanksgiving, every year, Oktoberfest.

Volksliederchor Harmonie (German Harmony Chorus) in Regina invites you to come and sing with us. Anyone interested in joining our choir is more than welcome. We rehearse at the German Club, 1727 St. John Street every Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Call (306) 352-5114 for more information

Did you know that the Estevan German Club will host an introduction/registration night for an after school German Language program in Estevan? It will take place on Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at 6:00PM at Westview School and is open to all grade 2-4 students. Interested parents can contact Katharina Ulbrich at 306-461-8440 or Katharina-u@live.de for more information.

For more than a century, the stories of one man have influenced the image of Indigenous people from North America in German culture. The author Karl May (1842 – 1912) made up the fictional characters of Winnetou, a noble and strong Apache chief, and his blood brother Old Shatterhand, a German settler in the USA. Generations of Germans were fascinated by the adventures of the Native American & his friend, their names probably as well-known in Germany as Sherlock Holmes or Harry Potter in England. However, neither the Winnetou movies, nor the regular Karl-May-Festspiele (Karl May festivals), nor the original books have much to do with reality. Winnetou is a fantasy tale of the “Wild West” written by a man who, when publishing the first Winnetou story, had never travelled to North America. While the movies and books can be criticized for their historical misrepresentation & inauthentic images, Karl May’s stories have helped to create among some Germans a very romantic picture and a fascination for the cultures as well as spirituality of Aboriginal Peoples in North America. Lyndon J. Linklater from Thunderchild First Nation in Saskatchewan had the opportunity to travel to Germany with his wife Terri Bear Linklater (Muskoday First Nation) to teach Germans about his culture as well as the real traditions and history of First Nations in Canada. In this Postillion, he talks about his experiences, the hospitality he felt in Germany, and new friendships he made.
To read the interview, click here.

 

Our registration night for the 2017/18 school year is on Wednesday, September 6th, 6-8 PM, in the “Meeting Room” at Lakewood Civic Center!
Depending on enrollment and teacher availability, we will offer the following classes:

For more information, click here.

15 May 2017

Treffpunkt Weekend

The Saskatchewan German Council is having it’s annual Treffpunkt Weekend on June 17 and 18 at the Radisson in Saskatoon.

For more information and the event poster click here.

 

Below are the registration forms you need to attend the Treffpunkt weekend. Make sure you have the right one!

Registration form for delegates, click here.

Registration form for individual, honorary, or associate members, click here.

 

Other informational items:

To have a look at the program, click here.

And to see the agenda for the AGM that is taking place on June 18, click here.

 

If you have any questions, please contact the office!

 

The Department of German and Slavic Studies at the University of Manitoba is advertising the position of a sessional instructor for an 8 month term position from Fall 2017 to Winter 2018.

For more information, click here.

22 Mar 2017

2017 AGM Notice

AGM Notice 2017


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