May is finally here and with it, the 16th Annual European Festival. At the same time, the Westside German School is holding their Annual YearEnd party on May 28th. The last event on May 31st is the 50th Anniversary of the German Canadian Business Association. Exciting times in Metro Vancouver! The last couple of weeks were also very exciting with the Europe Day celebration at TRIUMF and the Westside German School hosting an Open House on voting day! I also attended The Cleantech Mission to British Columbia, an event at the Pan Pacific Hotel, and the AGM of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce. June is when everything slows down, yet there are still some German, Swiss and Austrian events worth attending. Some of these are the Summer Night Reception with the Swiss Chamber of Commerce, along with Swiss National Day on the last Saturday in July. There will be only one more issue of Westcoast German News until September! Enjoy the final days of Spring!