50th An­niver­sary of GCBA

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Van­cou­ver, BC - The Ger­man-Cana­dian Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion was thrilled to be celebrating its 50th An­niver­sary, un­der the lead­er­ship of newly elected Pres­i­dent, Beatrice Schreiber at the Royal Van­cou­ver Yacht Club on Fri­day, May 30th, 2013. Ger­man Gen­eral Con­sul Herrmann Sitz and his wife, were one of around 100 guests that en­joyed the cham­pagne reception, the danc­ing chil­dren from the West­side Ger­man School & St. Mark’s Church, fel­low speak­ers and a de­li­cious meal and desert bar. Hon­ourable Grace McCarthy, Pas­tor Hardo Er­misch, new hon­orary mem­ber Arthur Dussa and orig­i­nal mem­ber Wolf­gang Christl were also present. The 8 chil­dren per­formed “Das Fliegerlied” ac­com­pa­nied by Richard Theiss on his ac­cor­dion, who also showed the crowd how to per­form the ac­tions. Both young and old were soon danc­ing to­gether, with the help of pros, such as Chris­tine Spreter new prin­ci­pal of the West­side Ger­man School and par­ents of the danc­ing chil­dren. The weather played its part to make it a beau­ti­ful evening for ev­ery­one, while Richard Theiss and his S-Bahn Band were there to kick things up a notch with their great mix of songs. Be­fore that, Ms. Schreiber let the au­di­ence guess the Num­ber One Hit from 1963, which Richard sang to the crowd, as he ac­com­pa­nied him­self on the pi­ano. Can you guess? It is Freddy Quinn with “Junge, Komm Bald Wieder”, a song about a boy who leaves home to be­come a sailor. The Ger­man-Cana­dian Busi­ness As­so­ci­a­tion is also glad to be an­nounce their In­tro­duc­tory One-Year Mem­ber­ship for only $200, es­pe­cially for those who are for­mer mem­bers of the Ger­man Cana­dian Cham­ber of Com­merce. Any­one wish­ing to join the As­so­ci­a­tion can visit http://www.ger­man­cana­di­an­busi­nes­sas­so­ci­a­tion.com/ or Phone Re­becca Lees, the Sec­re­tary at 604 836-7477. At the web page, you can print out a Mem­ber­ship Ap­pli­ca­tion Form, by click­ing on the “Ap­ply to Join” page in the left menu.

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