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May, 2006 - Nr. 5


The Editor
Paul Bernhard Berghorn
Austria - 3 Mal 3
48 Years Club Hansa
Stuttgart - Best Loved
BMW Student Awards
Inventor of the Year
Water Report Flawed
Merkel on Aerospace
Moratorium on Deportations
KW & Beyond
Herwig Wandschneider
In Memoriam Concert
Meet the Europeans
Der April Vortrag
Dick reports...
Sybille reports
Ham Se det jehört?
Not German?
Off to the World Cup
Stratford Summer Music
Living Arts Centre
Evening with Chopra
Events at Harbourfront
ALOUD & Milk Festival
Rebuild to Former Glory
Berlin Academy of the Arts
A Bitter Heritage

48 Years
German Canadian Club Hansa!

  On April 22, 2006 the club celebrated its 48th Anniversary at the Hansa Haus with Club President Reiner Walter welcoming the guests, followed by a gala dinner and performances by the Hansa Choir, with Wolf Schepp conducting and Inge Schepp at the keyboard. A delightful young lady, 7-year-old Brittnie Spriel, surprised the audience with the solo "Die Nachtigal". It was a pleasure to listen to this clear young voice. The Hansa dance groups, Weiss Blau Bayern Jr. Schuhplattler, Weiss Blau Bayern Sr. Schuhplattler, and the Volkstanzgruppe Almrausch each danced one of their favourite dances and then all groups joined together in a grand finale.

The Weiss Blau Bayern Schuhplattler Juniors  [photo: Siegfried Schicht]

Mayor Hazel McCallion  [photo: Siegfried Schicht]MC was board member Boe Hladysh. Mississauga Councillor Mrs. Adams said a few encouraging words and than the indestructible Mayor of Mississauga Hazel McCallion took to the floor and acknowledged the tremendous contributions German Canadians have made to built the Canada we know. She proudly showed off her "Bundesverdienstkreuz" pinned on her lapel right underneath the "Order of Canada". She also admitted to another reason that she attended this function. It was to see her grand daughter, Erika McCallion, dance with the Blau Weiss Schuhplattler.

Festive guests in a festive hall  [photo: Siegfried Schicht]

Michael Halls represented Mayor Susan Fennel of Brampton.

After this, the Matt Lebar Ensemble took over and inspired the guests to dance, dance the night away.

Ekko Hildebrandt


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