Canada Day in Berlin

Promoting Canadian culture through music, food and cinema

July 03rd, 2019
Valeriya Kharchenko, News from Berlin
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On June 30, 2019, the Embassy of Canada in Berlin organized a cultural event “Canada Day” at Berlin Kulturbrauerei dedicated to promotion of Canadian culture. The Berliners and guests of the city could enjoy a varied cultural programme of the event as well as get useful information on studying and living in Canada.

The Embassy of Canada organised a one-day event at Berlin Kulturbrauerei with a varied program involving concerts, film screening and hockey tournament. The event also featured traditional Canadian food, quizzes, and comedy and music performances.

Talented Canadian musicians like Whitehorse and Jesse Cook were the music headliners. Jesse Cook & Band play in dynamic combination of nuevo flamenco, rumba, jazz, and blues. Jesse Cook has established his stardom in the US and in his Canadian homeland – with over 1.5 million albums sold. He has been nominated for multiple Juno Awards in diverse categories, and makes regular appearances on the Billboard Charts. Since their debut in 2011, Toronto’s Whitehorse has evolved from magnetic folk duo to a full-blown rock band. Whitehorse is an ever-evolving creative partnership that challenges both artists to explore new instrumental and lyrical terrain with each project. Whitehorse has been nominated for four consecutive Juno nominations in multiple categories.

The Eisbären Berlin – a professional ice hockey team based in Berlin – was among those supporting Canada Day. The public had a chance to meet members of the DEL-winning team and their mascot Bully, and play for great prizes like hockey jerseys, team merchandise and discounted tickets. Among other partners of the event were: Air Canada Rouge, Street Food auf Achse, Canada Life Assurance Europe plc, Fides Reisen Lufthansa City Center, and Exberliner.

In the venue’s own cinema, Kino in der KulturBrauerei, the movie-lovers could attend the screening of a Canadian drama film Weirdos directed by Bruce McDonald and written by Daniel MacIvor. The movie focuses on a theme of self-exploration.

Those willing to learn more about Canada could visit the booths of the Embassy of Canada to Germany, the Delegation of Quebec in Germany (Vertretung der Regierung von Québec), and the Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft e.V.


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