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Did you just move here from Germany and are looking to establish yourself in Vancouver? Do you need some relocation consulting and are not sure how and where to enrol your kids in school? Hear are some resources that may help you. Remember to look up www.westcoastgermannews.com for more information! Lets you know things like the German Language Meetup Group, German Canadian Business Association and also where you can get your German car repaired.

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Neu in Vancouver

  1. 1. A F E W W E B S I T E S T O G E T Y O U S T A R T E D . W I L L K O M M E N ! W E L C O M E ! Newcomers to Vancouver
  2. 2. F R O M G E R M A N Y ? A U S T R I A ? S W I T Z E R L A N D ? W H E R E S H O U L D I L I V E ( I N W E L C H E R G E G E N D ) , W E R E C A N I S I G N M Y C H I L D U P F O R G E R M A N S C H O O L , T Y P E S O F H O U S I N G , W H E R E C A N I F I N D G E R M A N B R E A D , W H E R E C A N I G E T S P I R I T U A L C O U N S E L ? W H E R E I S S C H N I T Z E L ? W H A T T Y P E O F H O U S I N G I S T H E R E I N B C ? New to Vancouver
  3. 3. V A N C O U V E R H A T V I E L E G E G E N D E N : K E R R I S D A L E , K I T S I L A N O , S O U T H V A N C O U V E R , E A S T V A N C O U V E R , D O W N T O W N Where Should I live?
  4. 4. Areas of Downtown Vancouver —  Downtown (Central Business District) —  West End (mixed commercial/residential area) —  Yaletown (heritage part of city) —  Coal Harbour (former port area) —  Gastown (also heritage with cobblestones) —  Chinatown (where Chinese immigrants first settled) —  Downtown Eastside (rundown area of City) —  Crosstown (connects Chinatown, Vancouver, Gastown and Yaletown/Stadium District
  5. 5. Top Nine Neighbourhoods in Vancouver —  Westend (Stanley Park & Davie Village) —  Kitsilano (Kits & Jericho Beach) —  Yaletown (Seawall Walkway & Bike Path) —  False Creek (Granville Island & David Lam Park) —  Fairview/Olympic Village (Creekside Community) —  Downtown (Canada —  Main Street —  Kerrisdale —  UBC Endowment Lands
  6. 6. Cities of Metra Vancouver – Part 1 —  Vancouver —  Surrey —  Burnaby —  Richmond —  Coquitlam —  Maple Ridge —  New Westminster —  Port Coquitlam —  North Vancouver
  7. 7. Cities of Metro Vancouver – Part II —  Port Moody —  Langley —  White Rock —  Pitt Meadows —  The regional district comprises 23 local authorities as members; 21 municipalities, one electoral area and one treaty First Nation
  8. 8. District Municipalities of Metro Vancouver —  Langley —  Delta —  North Vancouver —  West Vancouver —  Electoral Area A – comprises all unincorporated land within the regional district boundaries. Most are isolated dwellings on Howe Sound between Lions Bay and Horseshoe Bay. Other areas include Barnston Island, Passage island and urban communities of UBC and the Endowment Lands
  9. 9. Miscellaneous Villages —  Anmore —  Lions Bay —  Belcarra Island Municipality —  Bowen Island Indian Reserve (Treaty First Nation) —  Tsawwassen
  10. 10. N O R T H S H O R E , W E S T S I D E , S U R R E Y , E A S T V A N German Schools
  11. 11. North Star German Academy —  http://www.northstargermanacademy.com —  The school is located in North Vancouver and has one instructor, Claudia Estlin whose motto is “Learn how to speak German the fun way”
  12. 12. Vancouver Westside German School —  https://www.vwgs.org —  This school offers a K to 12 German after-school language program for German as a foreign language (DaF) and German as a second language (DaZ). They are currently located in Prince of Wales Secondary in Vancouver
  13. 13. Surrey German Language School —  http://www.surreygermanschool.com —  This school offers an internationally recognized Saturday morning language class for children from Preschool to Grade 12, as well as for adults. They meet at Kwantlen Park Secondary.
  14. 14. German School North Shore —  http://germanschoolns.ca —  This school offers classes for Kindergarten to Grade 12 programs, which follow the prescribed curriculum for German heritage schools. They meet at the Lynnmour Elementary in North Vancouver on Thursdays.
  15. 15. Kindergruppe in der Sankt Markus Kirche —  https://sites.google.com/site/ deutschekindergruppe/home —  Open playgroup for children ages o to 5 years and who meet Monday mornings at the St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. They offer “Preschool” classes for children older than 2.5 years.
  16. 16. Victoria German School —  http://www.victoriagermanschool.org —  Recognized heritage language school that offers German language classes for children and adults, and organizes numerous cultural events within the community. Classes take place in the Clearihue Building at the University of Victoria Campus.
  17. 17. W H E R E C A N I F I N D G E R M A N B R E A D I N V A N C O U V E R – R E A L G E R M A N B R E A D ! German Bread
  18. 18. Andys Bakehouse —  https://www.facebook.com/andysbakehaus/ —  Fresh rye breads since 1957, along with German style cakes & pastries – artisan bread, buns & pretzels
  19. 19. Batard Bakery —  http://batardbakery.com/new-page/ —  Batard Boulangerie & Café Modern is a French style Bakery, and Café & Grocer, although they also sell Rye Bread on Fraser Street.
  20. 20. Artisan Bake Shop —  http://artisanbakeshoppe.ca —  Not sure if it exists anymore, but it is located in North Vancouver.
  21. 21. European Breads —  http://www.europeanbreads.com/new-products/ —  Light rye, spelt bread, Euro Flax Bread, Barley with Chia Seeds found at 4320 Fraser Street.
  22. 22. Hofstede’s Country Barn —  https://hofstedes.ca/bakery/ —  Their bakery offers a wide selection of breads and buns, baked fresh every day to ensure the best quality and taste. Located in Chilliwack.
  23. 23. Gesundheit Bakery —  http://www.gesundheitbakery.ca —  The breads we make contain no sugar, oil or preservatives. Sell in Abbotsford, Agassiz, Mission, Chilliwack, Aldergrove, Langley, Delta, Vancouver, South Surrey/White Rock, Richmond, Coquitlam, Pitt Meadows, Maple Ridge —  Vancouver: Santa Barbara Market or Donald’s Market
  24. 24. Sardis Bakery —  https://www.facebook.com/Sardis- Bakery-123455397664657/ —  They have a Wholesale location in Chilliwack and supply restaurants/special events with bread, cake and pastry
  25. 25. Breka Bakery —  http://www.breka.ca/bread/ —  They sell Bauernbrot, Sesame/Poppyseed Challah, Sunflower Flaxseed and Heide Bread, among others —  Can be found on Fraser Street, Bute Street downtown, Davie Street & 4th Avenue
  26. 26. The Valley Bakery —  http://www.valleybakery.com/breads-and-buns —  Naturally leavened breads for old-fashioned flavour or robust multi-grain, loaded fruit or seasoned breads can all be found here
  27. 27. Steveston Bakery —  https://www.stevestonbakery.com/freshly-baked/ fresh-bread/ —  German Rye, Sourdough Baguette, Flax Seed Yeast Free Bread, Multigrain etc.
  28. 28. Richlea Bakery —  http://www.richleabakery.ca/page/page/ 955055.htm —  The family originally moved from Germany in 1971 and they offer European Light Rye, Kaiser Buns, Brioche Hamburger Buns & Bavarian Pretzels
  29. 29. Swiss Bakery —  http://swissbakery.ca/retail-menu/artisan-breads/ —  They sell Artisan breads, Bavarian pretzel, and at Christmas, an assortment of almond kipfel, chocolate stollen, Mandelhonigkuchen (almond honey cake) and Eigelbmakronen (French macaroons)
  30. 30. Klaus’s Kaffeehaus —  https://www.klauskaffeehaus.com/menu —  Although they don’t sell German Bread per se, they offer Landbrot with some of their menu choices, along with Strudl and Austrian apple pie
  31. 31. Terra Breads —  http://www.terrabreads.com/artisan-products/ —  They make Organic rye (dark German-style rye), organic sourdough, organic whole wheat, along with other delicious options
  32. 32. Altmaerker German Sausage House & Deli —  http://www.altmaerker.ca/deutsch/ —  They are a family run deli, grocery store & sandwhich shop, who offer German products & services, including bread, pretzels and lots of meat.
  33. 33. The Gluten Free Epicurean —  http://www.glutenfreeepicurean.ca —  They are located at Fraser & Kingsway and provide 100% gluten free delights for celiac, gluten sensitive, and health conscious clientele. They also offer some treats that are dairy free, nut free, refined sugar free, grain free and vegan.
  34. 34. Thomas Haas —  https://www.thomashaas.com/collections/cakes- and-tarts —  Ok, maybe this place does not offer bread, but boy do they offer decadent desserts, tarts, confections, cookies, macaroons, handcrafted chocolates etc.
  35. 35. G E R M A N – A U S T R I A N - S W I S S Spiritual Counsel
  36. 36. Evangelisch-Lutherische St. Markusgemeinde —  http://www.stmarkschurch.ca —  Gegründet wurde die St. Markusgemeinde vor über 40 Jahren von deutschsprachigen Einwandern. Sunday German sermons are at 9:30 and English at 11 am. They offer communion classes, a widows circle, men's breakfast & even a German playgroup.
  37. 37. Martin Luther Evangelical Lutheran Church —  http://www.martinlutherchurchvancouver.com —  They offer services in English and German. Their services use traditional Lutheran liturgies. Their Pastor is currently Manfred Schmidt.
  38. 38. V A N C O U V E R & B C Schnitzel Places
  39. 39. Vancouver Alpen Club – Deutsches Haus —  http://www.vancouveralpenclub.ca —  Traditional German cuisine with a multicultural menu, in the heart of Vancouver since 1935.
  40. 40. Austria Vancouver Club - Richmond —  http://www.austriavancouverclub.ca —  They enjoy family evenings on almost every Friday. They have a live band playing Austrian and dance music, while the kitchen is open serving Austrian food. Friday evenings you can have dinner, play cards and socialize.
  41. 41. The Bauhaus Restaurant —  http://bauhaus-restaurant.com —  Owned by former German film director Uwe Boll, this restaurant is known for its take on German cuisine and exceptional service. Located in Gastown, one of Vancouver’s oldest neighbourhoods.
  42. 42. The Blenheim Pub —  http://www.blenheimpub.com —  The Blenheim offers seasonal pub fare-inspired menu, a wide range of craft and local beers and an excellent wine list. They offer group bookings with over 4,000 sq. feet and also has a variety of items on their takeout menu.
  43. 43. La Brassierie —  http://labrasserievancouver.com —  West End cozy Franco-German restaurant allows you to watch their Chefs prepare their meals in their open Kitchen.
  44. 44. Klaus’s Kaffeehaus —  https://www.klauskaffeehaus.com —  Klaus’s Kaffeehaus brings the most authentic Austrian cuisine accompanied by world famous Viennese Style Coffee in a contemporary setting in the heart of Chinatown. Apple Strudel, yum!
  45. 45. Jägerhof —  http://www.jagerhof.ca —  Enjoy food from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol in North Vancouver. They offer live entertainment most Friday or Saturday nights!
  46. 46. The Old Bavaria Haus Restaurant —  http://www.oldbavariahaus.com/home.html —  This nationally acclaimed restaurant is nestled in a century old home that has been transformed into one of the lower mianlands most popular eating establishments
  47. 47. The Black Forest Restaurant —  http://www.blackforest-restaurant.com —  They offer authentic German food right at Harrison Hot Springs. It overlooks Harrison Lake and is located just 10 km off Highway one. Their menu includes Herring Salad Bismarck, Spatzle Nordsee, among the typical Wiener Schnitzel items
  48. 48. Garys European Sausage & Deli —  http://www.garyseuropeansausage.ca —  For over 38 years, Gary (Gerhard) and his wife Helga have been building their European sausage business based on the success of high quality fresh sausages. Their son Jurgen joined the business 25 years ago.
  49. 49. Edelweiss Restaurant —  http://whatdoino-steve.blogspot.ca/2010/09/ edelweiss-restaurant-lac-la-hache-bc.html —  Real Austrian/Hungarian Food in Lac La Hache. The main room has a view of the lake (Lake of the Axe)
  50. 50. Schnitzelz Restaurant —  http://www.schnitzelz.ca/#restaurant —  This is Aldergrove’s preferred Pizza & Burger restaurants, and they offer Schnitzels, Main Meals, Salads and pizza – Their Schnitzels include hunter’s, logger’s, neptune, champignon, curry & Vienna… among others
  51. 51. Herb Niemann’s Steak & Schnitzel House —  http://www.herbniemannssteakhouse.com —  Just south of the Border, in 1999, Herb Niemann brought his culinary talents to Everson, Washington. Now Matt & Angel Goering own the restaurant and they have employed Head Chef Joashua McConnel and John Vance as their Sous Chef.
  52. 52. H Ä U S E R , W O H N G E M E I N S C H A F T E N , W O H N U N G E N U N D Z I M M E R Types of Housing
  53. 53. Housing Options —  Apartment/Hochhaus —  House/Haus —  Duplex oder Triplex —  Row House/Reihenhäuser —  Room/Zimmer —  Social or Co-op Housing (Familien, Rentner, Arme) —  City-owned market rental Housing —  Housing Swap (temporary only) —  Laneway Housing (smaller detached home)
  54. 54. Real Estate Agents & Websites —  https://www.bchousing.org/home - core purpose to create safe, affordable & quality housing. They administer the Provincial Rental Housing Corporation —  https://vancouver.craigslist.ca - helps you find apts, housing, office/commercial, parking/store, real estate, rooms/shared, sublets, vacation rentals etc. —  https://www.rew.ca/about-us - Real Estate Weekly online helping to create connections for you.
  55. 55. I N T E R E S T E D I N V O L U N T E E R I N G , M E E T I N G P E O P L E O R P R O G R A M S F O R F A M I L I E S ? Resources to Help you Settle In
  56. 56. Safety – Call 911 —  https://www.ecomm911.ca —  When calling 9-1-1 know your location where you are calling from – nearby streets & other landmarks; if you call by mistake, stay on the phone and let the operator know. They will ask you if you need police, fire or ambulance. Small communities may have a different number.
  57. 57. Volunteering —  www.volunteerbc.bc.ca —  Volunteering is an important part of Canadian life. It is a good way meet new people, learn new skills and get Canadian Work Experience. Contact VolunteerBC for a list of volunteer Centres…
  58. 58. Vancouver German Language & Culture Group —  https://www.meetup.com/german-21/ —  They offer fun evenings speaking German and meeting new people. Everyone is welcome. They meet at the Vancouver Alpen Club in East Van or in Kitsilano at the Simpatico Restaurant
  59. 59. Need Dirndl or Lederhosen to Rent? —  http://www.GermanyInVancouver.com —  Karin Mueller has gathered more than 150 outfits in all sizes, colours and styles. You can also reach her at 778 688 7648 or find her on Facebook.
  60. 60. Quark —  http://www.farmhousecheeses.com/cow-milk- products/ —  They offer the fresh, unripened, European-style soft spreadable cheese in 5634 McCallum Road, Agassiz, BC. While you drive all the way out there, you can take tours if you have a large group and you have booked it before-hand – interactive farm tour & cheese tasting etc.
  61. 61. Auto Repair for Mercedes Benz & BMW —  http://www.hennekenauto.com —  Since 1965, Henneken Auto Repair has specialized in Mercedes Benz and BMW Service. Found on 8914 Oak Street, they also look after VW, Audi’s and Porsche’s.
  62. 62. German Collection Deutsch —  https://www.vpl.ca/collection/german-collection- deutsch —  The Vancouver Public Library located at 350 West George Street, Vancouver, BC has material in German for all ages.
  63. 63. Ski Resorts —  Big White – Kelowna —  Cypress Mountain – West Vancouver —  Grouse Mountain – North Vancouver —  Manning Park Resort – Cross Country —  Mt. Seymour – North Vancouver —  SilverStar - Okanagan —  Sun Peaks - Kamloops —  Whistler/Blackcomb – Squamish/Whistler
  64. 64. Parks & Tourist Destinations —  Tofino —  Whistler Village —  Yoho National Park —  Okanagan Valley —  Quarry Rock —  Free Spirit Spheres (Qualicum Beach) —  Joffres Lakes (north of Pemberton) —  Luisser Hot Springs —  Pacific Rim National Park Reserve
  65. 65. Newcomers School Registration —  http://go.vsb.bc.ca/schools/drpc/Pages/default.aspx —  In Vancouver all new children have to register with the District Reception and Placement Centre. A parent or legal guardian must accompany the student when registering.
  66. 66. Welcome BC – Driving in BC —  https://www.welcomebc.ca/Start-Your-Life-in-B-C/ Daily-Life/Driving-in-B-C —  In Canada, people drive on the right side of the board. You must have a valid driver’s license to drive. The vehicle you are driving must be licenced and insured. You must know and follow the rules of the road – you must not use a cellphone etc.
  67. 67. German Canadian Business Association —  http://www.germancanadianbusiness.com/ —  They offer yearly memberships starting at $280. They also have corporate memberships, associate members & students memberships. Their AGM is coming up in February 2018. See website or Facebook Page for updates.
  68. 68. German Business Network —  http://www.gbn.ca/germanportal.php —  The German Business Network in Victoria offers its online portal for German businesses, German Clubs, German organizations and Germans in Victoria, BC and on Vancouver Island.
  69. 69. German Consulate General Vancouver —  http://www.canada.diplo.de/Vertretung/kanada/ en/01/GK__Vancouver/0-vancouver- hauptbereichsseite-eng.html —  Their Consular district covers British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, as well as North Territories and Yukon. At the moment, the Consul General is Josef Beck.
  70. 70. CIC Website for Immigration/Citizenship —  https://www.canada.ca/en/services/immigration- citizenship.html —  How to apply for, resume or prepare for the citizenship test and get proof of citizenship. It can also help you find a permanent resident card, immigrant services or about your first tax year in Canada. Also learn how to get your credentials recognized etc. Please visit site for more…
  71. 71. Government of Canada – Deutschland.gc.ca —  http://www.canadainternational.gc.ca/germany- allemagne/media/Media_ExpressEntry.aspx? lang=deu —  Express Entry bietet zuküfntigen qualifizierten Einwanderern aus Deutschland eine schnell Alternative, sich in Kanada niederzulassen.

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