German Language School Saskatoon

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Spring Time in the Queen City

 

Spring time at the Regina German club finds us completing a few more renovations. We replaced our front doors with more secure steel ones, and we finished bringing our women’s bathroom up to the same level as the men’s bathroom. The big reveal of the new bathroom was done at Mosaic and many people commented how nice they looked.

Spring in Regina finds many cultural organizations setting up displays to demonstrate their culture to their neighbors. The German club opened their doors to show off our music, dancing, food, and drink. Volunteers from all around Regina and area came together to make this event as successful as it was. Several thousand people gathered at the club to take part in the activities. Our Volksliederchor entertained the crowds with their songs and our Karnevalgesellschaft brought smiles to all in attendance with their dance performances from Sound of Music and a demonstration from the smallest of dancers. Our food options changed this year and many were very happy to tear into our new choices. Our chef, Bryce, put together some amazing Schweine Haxen. The honeys pork melted in your mouth, and the portion size was enough to make any good German happy. People stayed late enjoying the hot weather every night and enjoying the bands that played in our outdoor tent.

Following on the heels of Mosaic the Regina German Club hosted the SGC’s annual Teffpunkt. Family Fun day saw an influx of children that was very welcome. The children enjoyed the use of a bouncy house, played games, and had their faces painted. The adult attendees of the weekend were invited on tours of some of the features of our city including a tour of local brewery, Rebellion Brewing, a Genealogy session with Alvin Knoll, and a pretzel making session with Andrea MacLeod.

 

For more information please go to our website www.reginagermanclub.ca

 

05 May / 2015

Celebrating 60 years!

As some of you might know, the Volksliederchor Harmonie celebrated their 60th anniversary this past weekend. From pictures and videos, it looks like the event was well attended and greatly enjoyed.

To view the videos, click here.

 

Yesterday, May 5th, the SGC attended YXE Connects – “a one stop shop for our community to access services and resources”. This was the first time such an event was organized for Saskatoon.

The event was held at the White Buffalo Lodge and at the City Centre Church with bouncy castles and a BBQ outside. It featured more than a dozen local organizations including, a clothing depot, professional advice on things like personal finances, haircuts and immunizations were offered, and the Saskatoon Library was there with a variety of books.

Our table was located between the Newcomer Information Centre and the International Women of Saskatoon.

This was a chance for SGC to promote our Immigrant Settlement Advisor’s work and the free services that are available. It also gave us the opportunity to let the community know of our many member groups.

We’re looking forward to attend next year again!20150504_094922

27 Apr / 2015

Board Nominations

Nominations for the SGC Board of Directors – Deadline: May 29th, 2015

To our member groups:

If your group has identified a person who is willing and able to represent the values and objectives of the SGC, please submit the application to the SGC office.

 

To view the SGC Nomination information, click here.

To fill out a 2015 Nomination form, click here.

 

If you need more information or have any questions, please contact the office at (306) 975-0845 or email at office@saskgermancouncil.org

 

The SGC is looking for the 2015 Cultural Development Assistant!

The Cultural Development Assistant contributes to the development of cultural material. As part of the office team the Cultural Development Assistant also works together with the Executive Director and the Office & Program Assistant to ensure smooth day-to-day operations of the Saskatchewan German Council Inc. office.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:
The Cultural Development Assistant is required to perform a range of duties including, but not limited to:
Assisting with preparing for and organizing SGCs annual Treffpunkt Weekend and AGM
Assist with a variety projects
Assisting with SGC library project
Preparing articles on various aspects of the Councils cultural activities for publication in the SGC newsletters
Developing display materials for exhibitions, fairs and multicultural events
Update SGC website

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Be enrolled in or a recent graduate of a post-secondary program relating to German language, cultural studies, history or political science
Knowledge of German language
Good organizational and time management skills
Ability to set and attain goals
Effective research and writing skills
Computer skills including the ability to operate Microsoft Office programs

To view the job ad, please click here.

Spargelfest

Asparagus is a spring vegetable and mainly due to its short growing season, a highlight for many food lovers. While in Canada mainly green asparagus is common, white asparagus, also called the “royal vegetable” is the most popular kind in Germany.  A variety of dishes can be prepared with asparagus, ranging from simply boiling to soups and even desserts.

The German Harmonie Society in Regina has been organizing a Spargelfest (asparagus fest) for a number of years.  The club’s chef will prepare a 4-course menu with asparagus being the main ingredient.  In past years Spargelfest has been so successful that the club will have it two days in a row this year on April 25 and 26.  For tickets contact the German Harmonie Society (1727 St. John Street) in Regina at 306-352-8597.

For the first time this year, the German Cultural Centre (160 Cartwright Street) in Saskatoon will be having a Spargelfest as well.  The club’s chef will prepare a delicious meal with asparagus.  For tickets to the club’s 1st annual Spargelfest on May 9 contact them at 306-244-6869.

Regina Event Information

Saskatoon Event Information

Spring 2013Now Available! Click the image to access the PDF download!

Front-Page-231x300We are half way through December and everyone is rushing to get Christmas shopping done. Cookies and Christmas baking needs to be done, setting up all the decorations, the Christmas tree and preparing for family and company for Christmas Eve.

Take some time though to relax and grab a copy of this Winter Postillion 2012. It is once again filled with interesting news, stories and updates from the clubs. This edition as articles about various German Christmas traditions, or those to believe being German. You will also find a write up about a Biosphere partnership between Saskatchewan an German. Don’t miss the interesting piece about the scissor cuts which you found throughout this year on the Postillion. Take out the old ones to look at them again!

We once again included a Kinder- und Jugendseite, for the kids and teens. It included short poems about Christmas, a word grit and a picture to colour. Furthermore, you will find short write ups about a book and DVD that you can find in our library. If you are interested in reading the book or seeing the movie, come by the office and you can get it from out library.

Of course we also included a winter salad recipe for you to try. This concludes the 2012 Recipe Corner series and we are thinking about next years theme already. If you have and suggestions, please contact the office by phone or email.

As usual, you will find interesting articles about our member groups and their activities. Don’t miss them!

The Saskatchewan German Council, its Board of Directors and office staff would like to wish Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy Hannukha to everyone and a Happy New Year!

Please click the image above to access the PDF.


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