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December 2012 - Nr. 12
Merry Christmas and the best of Seasons from Echo Germanica
Sybille Forster-Rentmeister, Editor-in-chief


Dear Reader

Being a monthly publication we are having the advantage to package past events thematically in our reviews or feature them separately. In this issue there is a lot of packaging going on. No matter how we do it, it gives folks that have missed some of the events an opportunity to catch up with their culture.

November was very busy in our community, and as December came up the festivities are doubling. You know yourself that people feel obligated to attend as many events and parties as possible, and the demands of family, friends and colleagues all want to be fulfilled.

Frohe Weihnachten - Merry ChristmasAs a publication the request for attendance is great, but we really are only 2 people in the office, thus we have to choose where we go and what we have to leave out. I hope that what we chose is of interest to you and we are sorry if there are some events that did not get covered. We are also grateful if someone sends in their report for the rest of us to enjoy and inform us. If at all possible we will print it because this is your community paper and it is great if you participate. We wish more people would, not just with sending interesting reports, but also with a bit of money. Most of you take it away at some outlet for free. Do you know who pays for it? The people, businesses that advertise, and thus in the end it is us who pays for everything from those revenues. As the community is shrinking the need for a more regular cash flow is becoming more apparent. Thus I would like you to consider making a donation to: EchoWorld Communications; 118 Tyrrel Ave, Toronto, ON, M5G 2G5. Continue to take away the paper at your favorite store or outlet and send us a cheque for what you think is right. The advantage of doing it that way is that you likely get the paper faster than if we mail it to you, which is again connected to a lot of time and money on our end, eating up any benefit we might have from a regular subscription. However, if you prefer a regular subscription, by all means use the order form in the paper. That would be my Christmas wish.

I hope you do not find my suggestion too bold. I am just being practical in this economic climate that demands a few bits of extra help for many of us to keep going.

Frohe Weihnachten - Merry ChristmasIn the meantime we wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and, if we do not see each other before, a pleasant way to enter 2013. Let us hope that peace is on everyone’s agenda for the future.

Sybille Forster-Rentmeister





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