Umbrella Organization in Saskatchewan
Saskatchewan German Council Inc.
510 Cynthia Street
Saskatoon, SK S7L 7K7
Wir sprechen Deutsch und Englisch / We speak German and English
Phone: (306) 975-0845
Fax: (306) 242-8007
Founded in 1984, the Saskatchewan German Council is a registered volunteer-based, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the heritage, culture and interests of Saskatchewan people of German-speaking backgrounds. The Council plays an active role in building provincial multiculturalism and the Canadian mosaic.
The Council is a member of SaskCulture, under whose umbrella it receives Lottery funding and access to the vibrant cultural community of Saskatchewan. The Council also holds an associate membership in the German-Canadian Congress.
Membership in the Council is open to any organization or individual, regardless of background, who agrees to abide by the SGC constitution and policies.
The Council’s Head Office in Saskatoon is staffed with an Executive Director and an Administrative Assistant.
For different funding and sponsorship opportunities please visit:
There are scholarships awarded by the Saskatchewan German Council to U of S students who apply. Please visit the university’s website for more information:
The Postillion is the Council’s quarterly newsletter. It contains a variety of information on our community of people of German-speaking backgrounds. Furthermore, the newsletter has a member section, containing reports and articles from many SGC member groups.To view, please visit:
German Groups in Saskatoon
CFCR Community Radio Society of Saskatoon Inc.
Treffpunkt Deutschland (Fridays, 1pm to 2pm) /Classical Connection (every 2nd Sunday, 1pm to 3pm)Sigrid Kirmse
Concordia Alpenrose Schuhplattler Verein
Concordia Alpenrose Junior Dancers
German Cultural Centre (German Canadian Club Concordia)
The German Canadian Club Concordia was founded in 1957 by Eugen P. Boensch and a handful of immigrants who were willing to serve as directors of the Club. The members socialized at several venues all over Saskatoon until the present location was purchased. After enthusiastic volunteers had completely renovated the old “Chicken Inn” the Concordia Club opened its doors in 1968.Phone: 244-6869
German Junior Folk Dancers
“Keeping alive the tradition of German folk dancing and represent the German culture at multicultural festivals in and around Saskatoon. To research the rich and varied culture of our homeland and present lesser known Trachten (traditional dress) and dances from all areas in Germany (which has so much more to offer than Lederhosen and beer!).”
German Language School Saskatoon Inc.
Currently the school offers several children and adult classes at Aden Bowman Collegiate in Saskatoon.Classes start at the beginning of September and run until the first week of May and include:
- Children level age 5-13
- High School credit classes for grades 10, 11 and 12
- Adult beginner, intermediate and advanced classes
- Conversation class
Hansel & Gretel Preschool Inc.
Hansel & Gretel Preschool offers a unique program for young children. The program's mission is to tap into children's natural curiosity for languages. It is based on current research showing that early exposure of young children to a foreign language and culture increases social awareness and significantly improves a child's listening, communication, and memorization skills.Ulrike Hecker
Kochlöffel & Nudelholz: German-Canadian Koch- und Backstudio
Classes take place once a month and are located at the German Cultural Centre at 160 Cartwright Street East, Saskatoon
The fee per class is $15.00. The number of participants is limited so that you can enjoy preparing the dishes hands on and get the attention you may need. The classes are about promoting and sharing Germanic food culture in the prairies.Franziska Davies
Saskatoon German Days
Dr. Michael Oelck
Phone: (306) 491-4912
SKAT Club Saskatoon
“Skat is right at home in SaSKAToon. The Skat Club was founded in 1969. The first club champion was Hermann Schnackenberg. The club has twice hosted the North-American Skat Championship in Saskatoon. A team of four Saskatoon Players, Werner Röwekamp, Hans-Jürgen Steinmentz, Willi Halt and Wilfried Eckl won the title of Canadian Skat Champion in 1990 in Montreal. Skat Club members have been participating at European and World Championships since 1992.Siegfried Fahr
Saskatchewan German Council Assistance Fund
A registered charity through the Saskatchewan German Council that includes a language award for high school studentsSaskatchewan German Council
Phone (306) 975-0845
Volksliederchor “Concordia”Margot Hasner
Looking for books to read in German?
- The Murray Library at the University of Saskatchewan has a small collection of books in German available to its students and faculty. To search their collection visit their website: http://library.usask.ca/murray/
- The Saskatchewan public library branches also have a limited number of books in German.
- Or contact the Saskatchewan German Council for information on their library or visit their website: http://www.saskgermancouncil.org/resources/library/