Until further notice we will answer questions and provide support by phone and email only during regular business hours, Monday through Friday from 9am – 3:30pm.

Contact details:

Office: 306-974-1087, Cell: 306-370-7288, Email: immigration@saskgermancouncil.org

For your convenience we are happy to offer additional communication via zoom and skype!

The Spring Postillion 2020 is now available online!

Click here to read the edition!

17 Mar / 2020

COVID-19 Announcement

In response to the COVID-19 virus, the Administration Centre building along with the SGC office will be closed to public access effective today, March 17, 2020.

Staff will continue to work in the office as we have our own office space and therefore can stay isolated while at work. Services are limited at the moment and no further public programs planned for the near future. Please contact us if you have any questions and regularly check on social media for updates on the situation.

06 Mar / 2020

SGC Board Nominations

The deadline to submit a nomination form and supporting documents for SGC’s Board of Directors is May 29, 2020.

To view detailed information on becoming a board member, click here.

To view the nominations form, click here.

Dear Friends of the German-Canadian Community:

On Saturday, February 8 at 1PM, Remai Modern is offering a special public tour hosted in German.

This drop-in tour, led by German artist and program guide Heike Fink, explores current exhibitions. The tour offers viewing strategies, answers questions and helps visitors of all ages make personal connections to art.

No registration required. Free with membership or museum admission. Meet on Level 2 at the Cameco Play Area.

For more information, click here.

fPlease share this wonderful information with your community!

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!


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