200 years of Beueler Weiberfastnacht

“Weiberfastnacht,” also known as Women’s Carnival Day, is celebrated as an unofficial holiday in cities along the Rhine such as Mainz, Cologne, and Dusseldorf. On this day, women are ceremonially presented with the key to the city by the Lord Mayor, granting them free reign to revel and celebrate throughout…

Fasching in Germany

Did you know Fasching, Carneval or Fasnacht is already celebrated in German speaking countries? Read ‘Fasching in Germany in 2024’ here or ‘Fasching and Karneval’ which goes a little deeper into the history and traditions from The German Ways and More here.

Online Advent Calendar

Our Advent Calendar, featuring 24 Christmas markets in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Canada (including Saskatchewan), is now available online. Each day, a new market will be revealed, accompanied by its history, German traditions, Christmas recipes, and crafts. Additionally, interactive games and quizzes for both kids and adults will be…

The Oktoberfest Edition – CBC – Blue Sky Radio

On September 29th we took you listeners on a virtual Oktoberfest adventure. We learned some of the history of Oktoberfest from CBC’s Theresa Kliem, we checked in with German Club festivities happening in Regina and Saskatoon and we learned about why some people this province love polka music thanks to…

ROCK YOUR ROOTS: WALK FOR RECONCILIATION

The Walk for Reconciliation gathers Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomer peoples in Saskatoon to demonstrate their commitment to truth and reconciliation. Participants are invited to “Rock Your Roots” by wearing cultural regalia or carrying signs that celebrate their heritage. Information for Newcomers Poster

The State of Cultural Clubs in Saskatchewan

Our communities continue to become more and more diverse right across the province and each year — in the two biggest cities, festivals are held to collectively showcase that. In many cases, it’s the cultural clubs that keep people together and help put on those pavilions one weekend each year.…

The energy transition. On the way to a sustainable economy

Germany is looking to become a climate-neutral industrialised country by 2045. At the heart of the transformation is the energy transition, i.e. the switch from fossil fuels such as gas and coal to renewable energies. But German industry also has responsibility internationally when it comes to the observance of human…

The Singer Wolf Biermann

A new exhibition dedicated to German singer-songwriter and famous former East German dissident Wolf Biermann reflects the history of a divided Germany. Read the interesting article from Deutsche Welle. Article.

Pilates – The Acrobatic Immigrant

Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in 1883 in Germany. His father, Heinrich Friedrich Pilates was a metal worker and enthusiastic gymnast, and his mother was a housewife. He was a sickly child but overcame his health problems by practicing a healthy lifestyle. Read his story about his internment in Wales…

Germany’s journey to democracy

It was 175 years ago when Germany’s first freely-elected parliament met in St. Paul’s Church in Frankfurt. The constitution they created is one of the most important chapters in the history of German democracy. Go to Deutschland.de to read the full article.