Program of the German Heritage Tours „Together in eMotion“

Program of the German Heritage Tours „Together in eMotion“

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

9:00 – 9:30 AM – Consulate General of Germany – by invitation only

999 Canada Pl #704, Vancouver, BC V6C 3E1

  • Welcome by Dr. Schmidt, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Introduction of our partner Abdel Karim Awwad, Head of Sales and Marketing, Brian Jessel BMW
  • Inauguration of the Buddy Bear sculpture in front of the German Consulate General together with the artist Li Jingzhou
  • Awarding of the first prize of our Facebook competition of June 2021 together with our partner Siemens

9:30 – 9:45 AM Walk to “The Drop”

9:45 – 10:00 AM “The Drop” – open to the public

Bon Voyage Plaza, Vancouver Convention Centre West Building, 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC

  • Short presentation by Gwendal Castellan from Destination Vancouver on the history of the artwork
  • Awarding of first prize of the Facebook competition of September
Photo by ©Elke Porter

10:00 – 10:30 AM Drive

10:30 – 11:00 AM Deutsches Haus (Vancouver Alpen Club) – by invitation only

4875 Victoria Dr, Vancouver, BC

  • Brief history of the Alpen Club by Alena Thoenges, Office Manager
  • Short concert by a mixed choir
Alpen Club Hall
Photo from Alpen Club; printed by permission

11:00 – 11:30 AM Drive

11:30– 1:30 PM Roedde House Museum – by invitation only
1415 Barclay St, Vancouver, BC, V6G 1J6

  • Opening words by Consul General Dr. Schmidt, Sara Hepper (Museum Manager, Roedde House Museum)
  • Introduction by Suzie LeBlanc, Artistic and Executive Director and Alexander Weimann, Artistic Director at Pacific Baroque Orchestra
  • Concert by members of the Pacific Baroque Orchestra
  • Small reception with refreshments
  • Guided tour of the Roedde House Museum

1:30 – 1:45 PM Drive

1:45 – 2:15 PM David Oppenheimer Statue – open to the public
Stanley Park Drive, Stanley Park

  • Short speech by Councillor Michael Wiebe
  • Short presentation by Marianne Werner

2:15 – 2:45 PM Drive

2:45 – 4:00 PM German Friendship Globe – open to the public
150 25th St, West Vancouver, BC

  • Meet family Lincke, the sponsors of the German Friendship Globe
  • Short presentation by former Deputy Consul General Manfred Bartel

4:00– 4:30 PM Drive back to the German Consulate General

German Friendship Globe ©Elke Porter

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

9:20 AM Meet at the Consulate General of Germany
9:30 – 10:00 AM Drive

10:00 – 10:30 PM German Canadian Heritage Plaza – open to the public
2851 E 29th Ave, Vancouver, BC

  • National Anthems performed by Karl Schindler and the Edelweißmusikanten
  • Welcome by Dr. Schmidt, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany
  • Short speech by Beatrice Schreiber, President of the German Canadian Business Association
  • Performance of the Edelweißmusikanten
Photo by ©DietrichKlaue

10:30 – 11:00 AM Drive

11:00 – 12:00 PM German Fountain – by invitation only
Queen Elizabeth Plaza, 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2P1

  • Acknowledgment of the 50th anniversary of the German Fountain
  • Introduction of Tom Wright, Director of Artistic Planning · Vancouver Opera
  • Introduction of Krisztina Szabó – Mezzo Soprano and Maestro Leslie Dala
  • Aria performances by Krisztina Szabó and Leslie Dala

12:00 – 12:20 PM Drive

12:20 – 1:20 PM St. Mark’s Lutheran Church – open to the public
1573 E 18th Ave, Vancouver, BC V5N 2H4

  • The history of the St. Mark’s Church presented by pastor Hardo Ermisch
  • Organ concert with works by Bach and Beethoven, arranged by Dubravko Pajalic
©Beatrice Schreiber; printed by permission

1:30 – 2:30 PM Drive

2:30 – 3:00 PM “The Castle” – Baron von Mackensen House – by invitation only
9568 192 Street, Surrey

  • Historical tour and explanations by Mass Abedi, owner of Ahorn TV

3:00 – 4:00 PM BMW – German Heritage Tour Get Together

4:00 – 5:00 PM Drive back to German Consulate General