German culture has flourished in schools, churches, halls, and almost every aspect of Canadian life. German-Canadians, or Canadians who say their ethnic origin is solely or partly from Germany or of German ancestry — are one of Canada’s largest and most facinating ethnic groups. In 2006, 3,179,425 people in Canada reported German as their ethnic origin. In 2011, 430,000 people in the country reported German as their mother tongue (Archives Canada/PA-10264).
Germans may have arrived in Canada as early as 1683 and continued in waves of immigration with diverse backgrounds and a variety of regional identities, such as Bavarian, Saxon, Burgenländer, Sudeten, Danube Swabian, Baltic, Alsatian and Pennsylvania Dutch; and different religious allegiances as Mennonite, Hutterite, Lutheran, Roman Catholic, Baptist, Moravian and Jewish. There was a mix of spoken language including High German, Low German, Pennsylvania Dutch and numerous regional dialects. From their homelands to a new life on the prairies, German-speaking Canadians make up an important mosaic of German culture and ancestral traits in Saskatchewan.
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Come in and relax in the lounge, or see the Skat players show their talent in one of Germany’s most beloved card games. Need a German-Bavarian outfit? We might have it.
Tmous Schnitzel with Potato Salad, Bratwurst with Sauerkraut or the very tasty Smoked Pig on the Spit. Kuchen and Torten are found inside the big hall. Pretzel and Pfefferkuchen Hearts are also a favourite.
Enjoy authentic entertainment by groups like the Humboldt Brass, the German Brass, the Edelweis Duo, Regina Karneval Dancers, and our own dance groups will bring “Stimmung” and German tradition to our guests.