Do you need help with your German taxes?

The website of the Embassy and Consulates General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada has some helpful links posted and a list of English-speaking tax consultants.

Click here for more information.

28 Nov / 2017

Pension Help

Needing help with your Pension from Germany?

Have a look at the Embassy and Consulates General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Canada’s website here.

Make sure to check out the Saskatchewan German Council’s Advent calendar on Facebook throughout the month of December. There are recipes, poems, stories, Christmas facts and more for you to enjoy!

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.


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