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Beatrice Schreiber
President of the German Canadian Business Association

Beatrice Schreiber, a Lifetime Honorable Member, was a fashion designer by profession, founded ' Bel Art Kunstverlag' together with husband Stefan, in 1990 in Wiesbaden, Germany . The couple immigrated  to Canada in 1995. 'Bel Art Gallery' successfully made the transition to North Vancouver, BC and Beatrice and her husband Stefan set up various exhibitions and many openings with local and International artists. The gallery offers artist management and fine art consulting.

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Ekkehardt Goetting
Vice President for the German Canadian Business Association

Returned to Canada following 26 years in Hong Kong.

Having worked for AHK in Western Canada in the 1980's, I find it very important to reconnect with the German Community. Ekkehard's company is the APXG Asia Pacific Xpert Group

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Christian Hofmann
Vice President German Canadian Business Association/

Christian Hofmann is the Branch Manager Prospera Credit Union. Prospera Credit Union offers everyday banking, investments, mortgages, loans, financial planning, wealth management, insurance, estate planning, business banking.

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Manuel Ruthardt
Treasurer

Young professional working in the Fintech Industry and enjoying the Canadian life since 2016.

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Elke Porter
Secretary

For the last ten years, Elke has represented German Media in western Canada with a blog called "Westcoast German News", a magazine called "Das Schwarze Brett" and with event promotion for anyone seeking a German audience. She is also the secretary of the German Canadian Business Association.

 

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Dmitry Bogouslavski
CEO Germanhaus Furniture Inc.
Interior design, import and installation of custom cabinets and other furniture made by most demanded German brands. 
 
Exclusive dealer of LEICHT kitchens 
and Hülsta furniture in BC. 
 
Website: germanhaus.ca
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Katja Jobs
MJ Installations
mj.installations provides clients with a wide range of home renovations and services, including custom cabinetry, kitchen cabinets, custom millwork and designer closet systems. Other types of services also include wainscoting designs, decorative accent pieces, and panelling, as well as kitchen and bathroom renovations.
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Axel Rechlin
Principal
The Surrey German Language School provides internationally recognized German language education for students from kindergarten to graduation. Studying an additional language equips students for life in a world filled with continuous change and cultural diversity. Students develop a knowledge and appreciation for the German culture. They develop excellent study skills and pride in their higher accomplishments.
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Hans Martens
Canadian International Relocation
Incorporated Oct 2002, Canadian International Relocations delivers an excellent and profitable moving service fulfilling the common goal of providing the most effective move/relocation possible; maximizing human, technological & environmentally friendly resources that exceed customers expectations. Call us on our cell: 604.219-3013
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Rainer Müller
PARC Retirement Living
PARC Retirement Living is a privately owned company specializing in building and managing seniors’ lifestyle residences in the Greater Vancouver area.
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Heiko Riese
UBS Bank (Canada)

UBS Wealth Management offers a comprehensive range of investment products and services individually tailored for private clients. UBS is headquartered in Switzerland and has been present in Canada since 1951, with a platform that is unlike any other in Canada.

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Andreas Truckenbrodt
Clean Energy Consultant

I came to Vancouver in 2008 with the plan to stay for 3 years - now I am a Canadian citizen and will stay here for good.  I came from the Automotive Industry and now a consultant for Clean Energy.

Ute Steves
Principal
Ideally students join our program at the age of 5 or 6 and progress on to high school. We stream our students throughout the entire program into a second language stream and a foreign language stream. Our program reflects a variety of language levels including German language introduction in Kindergarten, progression at the elementary level, exam classes for external high school credits, and the German language diploma, which is a language proficiency requirement for admission to any German, Austrian and Swiss university.
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Stefan Schreiber
Founder of Bel Art Gallery Inc.
Stefan Schreiber was a banker by profession when he lived in Germany, but he has been closely involved in the art world for more than 35 years. He managed art shows and fairs, handled printing, and processed limited edition prints and postcards for artists.
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Paul Buten
Artist
Paul Buten lives and paints in Deep Cove, British Columbia. His recent focus on western landscapes and marinescapes comes through a fascination with the light and clouds integral to his daily environment and through his many forays into the coastal wilderness of British Columbia. Paul Buten was born in Munich and raised in Benediktbeuern, a municipality in the district of Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria, Germany. Raised in this picturesque village in the mountains of Bavaria, he was tutored by his artist father as well as the regional painters and wood carvers that conducted local workshops.
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Elke Babicki
M.Ed., R.C.C.

Elke Babicki, M.Ed., R.C.C., has been a consultant to corporations and a clinical counselor in private practice for over 25 years. For Elke Babicki, her family’s history has been more than a peripheral influence ­– it has been the determining factor shaping her life’s trajectory from growing up in a small Bavarian town to becoming a prominent therapist on the Canadian West Coast. Elke Babicki is also an author and motivationals speaker. 

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