Our Regular Events
Halifax- & Elmsdale Stammtisch
The Stammtisch is our monthly social where our members socialize and stay in touch. We have now partnered with the Meetup Group "Deutsch Sprechende in Halifax / German Speakers in Halifax" to hold the Stammtisch.
Halifax Stammtisch: Lion's Head Tavern on Robie St. at 7pm on the last Wednesday of every month
Elmsdale Stammtisch: Curly Portables (Enfield, NS) at 7pm on the 4th Thursday of every month
Take a look at photos from our events:
Events This Year in 2018
Karneval (Carnival) Fasching Party 2018
On Rosenmontag, Monday the February 12th
at Lions Head Tavern, from 7pm - 10pm (kids and families - until 9pm). Your costumes will be in need just as if you were in Germany / Austria / Switzerland!
It is a joyful, silly celebration with a long history in Catholicism; long ago, Carnival was the chance for many to get wild before going pious during Lent. Different parts of the world including German-speaking regions, celebrate it as part of their cultures. For several years in a row, German Canadian Association NS has organized Karneval Fasching every year to celebrate Germanic heritage and traditions.
Event recap: Karneval 2018 - Fasching Party was a success! Despite exam weeks for uni students and maritimes' cold temperature in February, around 25-35 people in total showed up, most of them in costumes. We all played games, listened to German and Canadian music, kids played with balloons and ate candies, and we all took lots of photos - some of them taken by Snapd Halifax. Our hearty thanks goes to all guests, volunteers, media channels who helped us out through social media and staff of Lions Head Tavern. Please visit Photo Gallery to view Karneval 2018 photos.
German Settlers day
German Settlers Day is kept and observed each year on June 7th in the Province of Nova Scotia. This date was established in the 58th General Assembly of the Nova Scotia Legislature in 2001 under the title German Settlers Day Act to recognize the German settlers of Nova Scotia.
This FREE public program on German Settlers Day (June 7th) at 5:30pm at Pier 21 comprises music, speakers' series and some food. It provides you with an opportunity to learn about German Settlers' impact on architecture, naming of localities, lifestyle and other things in Nova Scotia. Event is the first of its kind made as a public program designed to commemorate German Settlers Day.
German Canadian Association presents the Halifax Oktoberfest 2018 by German Canadians on October 13 at Army Navy Air Force Club on Maynard St.
It is a half a day event in the evening featuring German Biers, food, confections, Musik (please bear with our spellings) and a lot more.
Other things you may want to know:
• A ticket includes an entry for 1 person, 1 glass of beer (alcohol free alternatives available) and 1 traditional German meal. A selection of beers and additional food will be available for sale at the venue.
• Take advantage of this special offer now! With the purchase of a ticket you automatically become a member of the German Canadian Association for one year!
• If you purchase a ticket through Eventbrite you have to pay a small extra fee. Please contact us if you would like to purchase your ticket(s) in person where this fee is waived.
We are certain that you will get a big fat German smile on your face after having learned some typical German words and what they mean. And our food and beers will have convinced you you were in the right place at the right moment. Seats are limited, so secure tickets now for this unique experience!