31 Mar / 2014

Summer Postillion

The summer postillion is out!

Check out updates/news from the new SGC President, our member groups, a report about the Treffpunkt weekend at the Austrian Club in Regina and lots more.

Click here to view the latest Postillion: 2014 Summer Postillion

The German Language School Saskatoon will offer a German Travel Course starting in September.

For more information on the German Language School Saskatoon, go to: http://germanschoolsaskatoon.blogspot.ca/


The Saskatchewan German Council would like to announce the job posting of the Immigrant Settlement Advisor.

Deadline for the application is January 5, 2014.

Please email, fax, or mail your resume to the SGC office. Contact is Sabine Doebel-Atchison.

Mailing Address:

510 Cynthia Street
Saskatoon, SK
S7L 7K7


Find the full posting here.

Christmas is just around the corner and as an early Christmas gift the Council is surprising the readers of the Postillion with a new look. We hope that you will enjoy this new and fresh look, which the Council’s quarterly newsletter received. Some things are new and some have been improved. As you probably already noticed, the Postillion now has a full colour cover!

We sincerely thank Waltraude Stehwien for having provided paper cuts (Scherenschnitte) for the Postillion since 2005. You can find a special article about her and her art on page 6. From now on every issue of the Postillion will feature two member groups. This idea came as a result of the SGC Round Table in October in Davidson. The first groups that are being featured are Das Schulhaus – Regina German Language School Inc. and the Hansel & Gretel Preschool of Saskatoon. Hopefully this feature will encourage some readers to get involved in one of the groups. We will attempt to feature groups from different areas in every issue.

Another major overhaul was given to the Postillion’s Rolling Calendar of events. The change allows for a much more organized and easy to follow calendar. Take a look yourself. We always welcome feedback and we look forward to hearing your opinion about the “new” Postillion.

With this Winter Postillion another busy year is coming to an end for the Saskatchewan German Council Inc. Everyone from the SGC office wishes you “frohe Weihnachten und einen guten Rutsch ins neue Jahr”!


To view the 2013 Winter Postillion: click here.


P U B L I C    S E R V I C E   A N N O U N C E M E N T

Gauging Saskatchewan’s changing multicultural demographics


SaskCulture, a non-profit cultural organization, is seeking input on the province’s changing demographics and its effect on the delivery of cultural programs and services in communities across our province. Our province’s First Nations and Métis youth demographic is growing and the ongoing arrival of newcomers to Saskatchewan present new opportunities to the cultural sector. We need your input to further explore the impact of the growing diversity in communities around the province to ensure the cultural sector can respond to these changes in an informed manner.

Are you seeing changes in the diversity of your community?

Are you interested in ensuring your programming is more culturally inclusive?

All consultations are open to the public and will be held in the evening (approximately 7-9pm):

October 16 – Saskatoon, Saskatoon Indian and Métis Friendship Centre 168 Wall St.

October 17 – Rivers West – North Battleford, Dekker Centre, 623 Carlton Trail

October 22 Regina, Ukrainian Orthodox Auditorium, 1625 Montreal St.

October 23 – Southwest – Swift Current, Credit Union I-Plex Auditorium, 2001 Chaplin St E

October 29 – Prairie Central – Humboldt, Humboldt Uniplex Rooms 2 & 3, 619-17th St.


SaskCulture, in collaboration with the Northern District for Sport, Culture and Recreation, will be collecting feedback from northern residents through a series of already established District consultations that will be taking place in November of 2013.  When available, details will be posted at www.nscrd.com and www.saskculture.sk.ca.

For more information, visit www.saskculture.sk.ca.

For more information on SaskCulture’s Multicultural Strategy visit http://www.saskculture.sk.ca/index.php?p=Multicultural_Strategy,

or contact the SaskCulture office at (306) 780-9284, or by e-mail at saskculture.info@saskculture.sk.ca.


***Culture Builds Community!***


SaskCulture Inc. receives financial assistance from

Saskatchewan Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.

Request for Proposals

The Saskatchewan German Council Inc. is looking for an individual or organization to develop an Online German Class.  Please see the attached RFP for details and forward the information to anyone you think might be interested in submitting a proposal.

Request for Proposals PDF

Each bidder must submit their proposal to sabine@saskgermancouncil.org by October 7, 2013.

The SGC Round Table (formerly known as Presidents’ Meeting) will take place October 19, 2013 in Davidson (Sacred Heart Parish Hall) between 11 a.m. and 4 p.m.

All presidents and main representatives of our member groups are welcome to join us to discuss current issues. A lunch will be provided for participants.

Agenda for Round Table.

The Saskatchewan German Council Inc. is proud to launch another “What is German about me? Contest”! Eligible submissions are a short film, a poem or a photo collage. All submissions will be categorized in two age groups – 14 to 19 years of age and 20 to 25 years of age. The best submission in each age category (a jury will decide) will be awarded with a $250 Amazon.ca gift certificate. For further information please download the poster and entry form.  The deadline for submissions is October 31, 2013. Please contact the SGC office if you have any questions.

What is German about me? Poster

What is German about me? Entry Form

Here is an interesting opportunity for a short term contract with the Multicultural Council of Saskatchewan. Note: the application deadline is August 9, 2013!

Job Ad

Stories of Intergration Flyer

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Upcoming Events

all-day Kaffeestunde in Humboldt
Kaffeestunde in Humboldt
Apr 21 all-day
ANNUAL KAFFEESTUNDE AT THE ROYAL CANADIAN LEGION HALL German Heritage Society of Humboldt & District Inc., Humboldt Call 306-682-2059 for more information.
all-day Supper at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church in Regina
Supper at Trinity Evangelical Lu…
Apr 28 all-day
BEEF SUPPER Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, Regina Call 306-757-7729 or email trinityoffice@trinityregina.ca
6:00 pm THE ICONS with Special Musical Guests @ German Cultural Centre, Saskatoon
THE ICONS with Special Musical G… @ German Cultural Centre, Saskatoon
May 5 @ 6:00 pm
THE ICONS with Special Musical Guests Musical Hits Feat: Country, Reggae, Classic Rock, Accordion and More! Saturday May 5 2018 Doors Open 6pm Show Starts 7pm [...]

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