This exhibit curated by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany honors the German-Canadian friendship, from a rich history of immigration to cultural collaborations and innovations.

The exhibit will be on display from February 8 to July 26, 2020 at the Western Development Museum in Saskatoon.

More information regarding the exhibit, can be found on the Western Development Museum website.

To view the press release from the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Ottawa, please click here.

A special partnership with the Saskatchewan German Council. Toured through OSAC’s Arts on the Move program.

Scherenschnitte (scissor cuts) is an art form where silhouettes are cut from one piece of special black paper with scissors or knives with no ‘hangers’- unattached pieces. Scissor cutting has a long history in German folk art; immigrants brought Scherenschnitte to North America in the 17th Century. Reflecting the Canadian artists in Scissor Cuts/ Scherenschnitte, this collection of works ranges from traditional German Scherenschnitte represented by Waltraude Stehwien, a German immigrant, to papercut evolved into sculpture by Jess Richter- second generation born in Canada.

For more information on where the exhibit will be next, please visit the Organization of Saskatchewan’s Arts Council’s website.

24 Dec / 2019

Office Holiday Hours

Please be aware that our office will be closed starting on December 25, 2019 all the way through to January 5, 2020. Regular office hours will resume on January 6, 2020.

The cultural center acts primarily as a meeting place, venue and as a central contact point for the Germans from Russia. It advises and supports cultural professionals of the target group and documents their history.

With ever-changing exhibitions, readings and lectures, the centre would like to give an insight into the history and culture of the Germans from Russia, to raise awareness of the fate of this now very large ethnic group.

For more information on their goals and activities, please visit their website.

Link to their website: (in German only!)

http://bkdr.de/

12 Aug / 2019

SGC at Folkfest 2019

Our Sankt Martin Display

To read about the Legend of Sankt Martin, click here.

Here are some traditional songs that children sing for the Laternenumzug:

Laterne, Laterne

Ich geh mit meiner Laterne

Other traditions for Sankt Martin’s Day include:

Recipe for Weckmänner

Recipe for Stuffed Martin’s Goose

To make your very own Laterne, here are the instructions you need!

Make sure to visit the German Pavilion at Folkfest 2019 to see our display and get your “Lantern in a Bag” kit!

If you would like to continue receiving a printed Postillion four times a year, please fill out the information below and click ‘submit’. Otherwise, your name will be deleted from the mailing list.

Note: the Postillion is available in full colour here.


Please check off applicable option:

Nominations for the SGC Board of Directors – deadline extended to June 2, 2019

SGC is seeking committed individuals for the Board of Directors! For detailed information on qualifications, job description and commitment, please click below:

2019 SGC Nominee Information

Board Nomination Form

 

For any questions, please contact the office!

16 May / 2019

Radio host wanted!

The program “Treffpunkt Deutschland” at CFCR 90.5FM Community Radio in Saskatoon is looking for a volunteer host or a pool of hosts.

Requirements: fluent in German and English, knowledge of a variety of German music, enjoys moderating some Sunday afternoons from 1pm – 3pm.

Training provided!

For more information contact:

Call Torsten at 639-470-1089 or email info@4forum.de

Celebrate 35 years of SGC with us!

Afternoon German-themed tour & workshop, and an evening banquet with German food and entertainment. Everyone is welcome!

Tour & Workshop

Special Volunteer Awards Banquet

 

To view the notice for the 2019 SGC Annual General Meeting, click here.


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