Founded in 1984, the Saskatchewan German Council is a registered volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting German culture, language, customs, traditions, and interests for the benefit of all Saskatchewan people.
A Board of Directors consisting of 10 elected members meets at least four times a year to set the tone and direction for all the Council’s activities. The SGC is guided in all its activities by its by-laws as well as by a comprehensive set of policies. Several committees are in place to investigate and manage matters of special interest.
As an Eligible Cultural Organization (ECO), the SGC is a member of SaskCulture, under whose umbrella it receives funding from the Sask Lotteries Trust Fund for Sport, Culture and Recreation.
Sask Lotteries funding supports a tremendous cultural infrastructure that empowers Saskatchewan’s cultural community to deliver a wide selection of cultural activities and services in Saskatchewan. As umbrella organization to over 30 member groups, SGC uses Sask Lotteries funding to serve the community with meaningful programs & projects, and to support member groups with funding.
Membership to the Council is open to any organization or individual, regardless of background, who agrees to abide by the SGC constitution and policies.
The SGC’s Head Office in Saskatoon is staffed with an Executive Director, an Office & Program Assistant, and an Immigrant Settlement Advisor.
SGC Past Presidents
|2019 – present||Mervin Weiss, Saskatoon|
|2014 – 2019||Josephin Dick, Saskatoon|
|2008 – 2014||Ilona Beck, Rouleau|
|2004 – 2008||Andrew Grzesina, Regina|
|2000 – 2004||Karl Bastian, Prince Albert|
|1996 – 2000||Dr. David Buettner, Prince Albert|
|1992 – 1996||Bruno Kossmann, Regina|
|1990 – 1992||George Gette, Regina|
|1988 – 1990||Joachim Sondershausen, Hepburn|
|1988 – 1988||Peter Felsing, Regina|
|1986 – 1988||Richard Burback, Yorkton|
|1984 – 1986||Joe Tauberger, Regina|