Are the Canadian prairies underpopulated
JOURNAL - John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Journal of the German-Canadian Society e.V.
"Bienvenue au Canada"
For the 42nd time, the DKG students started their summer jobs in Canada
Songwriter Ron Sexsmith
Soccer in Canada?
DKG summer party in Cologne
Interview with Paul Dubois,
Ambassador of Canada (Part 2)
News / culture / regions
9-11 February in Berlin
DKG annual meeting 2007
(Details on registration on pages 3 and 4)
Photo: Andrea Horstmann-Osterloh
As part of the DKG summer festival on June 25th in Cologne
welcomed the members of the DKG this year
Working students and new members and wishes
All the best to you and "Have a good trip!" For their
almost three months work & travel stay in Canada.
One month later, on July 26, 2006, the
Group then the next time - for the long-awaited one
Departure over the Atlantic ...
All students are now at their workplaces
and experience Canada up close, among colleagues and friends.
We have already received the first comments.
Benedikt Simon currently in Victoria, BC:
"Canada is really great - thank you DKG,
that you make it possible for me. "
And Anika Kremer answered enthusiastically from Terrace, BC:
“I want to thank you for letting me (and of course
also the others) have opened up this possibility, so unique
Gaining experience and the country
to get to know each other in a different way. "
More about the DKG's big summer festival on June 25th in
You can read about Cologne-Brück on pages 10 and 11.
Information about the working student program of the DKG
From the board
the 2006 World Cup is peaceful and
ended with a surge of enthusiasm.
The signing of the long-announced one is almost there
Youth Mobility Programs as bilateral
Memorandum between Canada and Germany on
Sunk June 20, 2006. The Foreign Ministers
Steinmeier and MacKay signed the memorandum
without much publicity, although a lot of things are different
should change. In particular, it is intended for the young
Canadians are made easier to work in Germany
to record. The number of reciprocally For these
Purposes available visa was on
7000 increased. But the question remains whether it really is
will be easier in the future?
A basic problem remains: While Canada For
Germans have been interesting for decades - this shows
also the impressive numbers of our working student program
- the interest in one limps
(Short) stay in Germany very much afterwards.
This is where we need to start to change that, and
there we could get the wave of World Cup enthusiasm and
the positive image of Germany carried around the world
use; the DKG has been involved in many discussions and
Correspondence with the embassy agreed to
Now Québec also has its own representation in the
Federal capital: Prime Minister opened on July 17th
Jean Charest the new government agency
from Québec at Pariser Platz 6 A in Berlin. The the
DKG well-known and always weighted Claude Trudelle
becomes after his successful time in Munich the
Take over management of this representation and with his
Family move from the Isar to the Spree. The DKG
wishes him much success and joy with his new one
Jean Charest stayed in Europe for almost two weeks
and his trip also brought him to Berlin and
Dresden. Dr. Charles Villiers, the head of representation
of the government of Québec in Germany
the Prime Minister of Québec in the new
Representation, together with Karin Schubert, mayor
and senator For Justice of the State of Berlin
and Klaus-Peter Flosbach, member of the Bundestag
and chairman of the German-Canadian parliamentary group.
Jean Charest raised in his brief
Dear members of the DKG,
most recently in close collaboration with Canada Alumni e. V ..
We firmly believe that there is a stumbling block
from here needs based on the so successful
Work of the DKG in the past to
to do something similar in Canada towards Germany.
We would therefore like to call on all members
helping us, the young Canadians who
come to Germany, warmly welcome,
to support them in their job search as well as in the
Integration into our everyday life. For suggestions and
We are always grateful for any advice.
After a successful, albeit short, general meeting
and a wonderful barbecue
our students have now arrived in Canada and
Hopefully have a wonderful summer
There; we look forward to your reports, which we will send at the latest
on the Canada weekend in February in Berlin
will experience it live.
Yours Michael Siebold
Québec opens a representative office in Berlin
Address the importance of the diversity of cultures
emerged, a central theme of his almost two weeks
Travel. He was particularly pleased to have returned
to Berlin, after he had already worked in January 2004
Pariser Platz gave a speech that was highly regarded at the time
Culturally, the reception was rounded off by a
Homage to Mozart on his 250th birthday; Ludwig
Sémerjian, a young pianist from Québec, played
from the Sonata in C major (Köchel Catalog 330). Presented
was the music on an old fortepiano,
an instrument For that of the young Québecer
Pianist is considered a specialist. He's just got a full recording
of the piano sonatas on historical
Instruments from the Germanic Collection
National Museum in Nuremberg ended, a significant one
and internationally unique project.
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Canada visits Germany's capital
Annual meeting 2007 in Berlin from February 9th to 11th, 2007
Presidium, board of directors and regional group Berlin + Brandenburg
cordially invite you to the next annual meeting in Berlin.
Friday, February 9th, from 7:00 p.m.
First meeting at the "Alt-Berliner Abend" with a surprise program in the traditional restaurant
"Alter Krug" in the Königin-Luise-Str. 52, 14195 Berlin-Dahlem (subway station Dahlem-Dorf). entry
free, a small buffet at an affordable price is prepared.
Saturday, February 10th
• 1 p.m .: General meeting at Urania Berlin e. V.,
At Urania 17, 10787 Berlin-Schöneberg
(Wittenbergplatz subway station). The agenda follows in the DKG-Journal 4/2006.
• from 6 p.m. evening event at the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin, Los Angeles Platz 1,
10789 Berlin-Charlottenburg (KurForstendamm or U-Bhf. Augsburger Str.)
• 6:00 pm champagne reception and opening of the photo competition
of our working students in 2006
• 7:00 pm welcome and short speeches, start of the cultural program
• 7.30 pm opening of the festive buffet with music
Afterwards cultural program, music and dance as well as reports of our experiences this year
Working students and award ceremonies of the photo competition
• End of the event around 1.00 am
Prices For the evening event (includes per person: buffet, half a bottle of wine,
half a bottle of mineral water, coffee):
Singles: € 60, couples: € 100, DKG students: € 30
Sunday February 11th
11 am–1pm: Guided city tour through Berlin-Mitte from the Steigenberger Hotel Berlin
Tour of the new government district with a stop at the Canadian embassy, visit to the
Reichstag and tour of the dome, walk through the Nikolaiviertel, price For City tour
and visit to the Reichstag € 10
Registrations For the individual events:
Please contact Heidrun Richter with your name, address and number of persons,
Tel. (0 30) 83 35 389, fax (0 30) 83 22 1469, email: [email protected]
Transfer of the total amount by 12/24/2006 at the latest under the keyword
“Annual meeting 2007” to Angelika Werner on the special account 788 596 560
at Deutsche Bank, bank code 100 700 00.
Please indicate the desired program items on the transfer slip:
"Achievement A" = Hotel Steigenberger, "Achievement B" = ball, "Achievement C" = City Tour.
We ask for your understanding that registration confirmations can only be sent by email!
Photos: © Canadian Tourism Commission; St. Endres continue on page 4
DKG Journal 3
DKG annual meeting 2007 in Berlin - hotel reservations:
Room reservations For Accommodation under the keyword "German-Canadian Society" as early as possible
book, as trade fairs take place in Berlin in February and room prices are then significantly more expensive!
“Steigenberger Hotel Berlin” (5 stars!): Make reservations immediately, as only a limited contingent
is available! www.stiegbergerhotel-berlin
Incl. Breakfast buffet: single: 90.- €, double: 110.- € (subject to price changes, as VAT increase in 2007!).
RESERVATIONS AT THESE DKG SPECIAL PRICES ONLY VIA:
"New Travel Culture", Angelika Werner, Niendorfweg 2, 14089 Berlin,
Tel. (0 30) 36 80 2502, Fax (0 30) 36 80 2501, [email protected]
"Best Western Hotel President" (4 stars), An der Urania 16-18, 10787 Berlin,
Tel. 030 / 21903-142, Fax 030 / 21903-106, [email protected],
Incl. Breakfast buffet: single: 108.- €, double: 130.- €
Bookings at these prices only directly through Ines Hoffmann, Hotel President, by December 31, 2006,
thereafter only subject to availability!
"Concept-Hotel" (3 1/2 stars with a nice sauna), Grolmannstrasse 41-43.
Minimum 2 nights! Incl. Breakfast For 2 nights: single: 185.- €, double: 240.- €
RESERVATIONS AT THESE DKG SPECIAL PRICES ONLY VIA:
NIX WIE WEG Travel + Touristik GmbH, Ulrich Fichtenberg, Im Treff 19, 54296 Trier, Tel. 0651 / 91033-0,
Fax 0651 / 91033-33, [email protected] You can also inquire about other hotel offers.
"ARCO Hotel" (3 stars), Geisbergstr. 30 (near the Steigenberger Hotel), 10777 Berlin, Tel. 030 / 235148-0,
Fax 030/2147555178, [email protected], www.arco-hotel.de
Incl. Breakfast buffet and 19% VAT: kl. Single room: 59.- €, large double room: 75.- €, large double room as single room: 85.- €
Bookings at these prices directly with the hotel only until December 31, 2006, after that only subject to availability!
"A&O Hostel am Zoo", Joachimstaler Str. 1-3, 10623 Berlin, Tel. 030/809 47-14 or -15 (reservation center),
[email protected], www.aohostels.com
Inexpensive accommodation, walking distance to the Steigenberger Hotel. Please book your room personally at the hotel!
German Canadian Association of Nova Scotia
From June 16 to 18, 2006 took place in Dartmouth / Halifax
the annual Multicultural Festival takes place.
Organized by the Multicultural Association of Nova Scotia
this event since 1985 with the help of
different, local cultural groups.
Canada is an immigration country and this means
that most Canadians have their ethnic roots
outside of Canada.
Each of us is post-immigration
a Canadian, but of course we will be for a long time
shaped by the cultures in which we ourselves, our
Parents or grandparents grew up.
The state of Canada already intends to do this
Decades taken into account with his policy of
multicultural mosaic (Multi Cultural). Concrete
this means that every immigrant has the culture of his
Land should continue to maintain but at the same time
Also helping a new, multicultural, Canadian
To shape peculiarity.
Our association was active again this year
involved in the Multicultural Festival. At the culture table
the visitors were able to express their thirst for knowledge
Breastfeeding topic Germany. The culinary side
Germany, the visitors could then
get to know our booth with German baked goods better
We counted Ms. Martina Robinson, DKG-Hamburg,
among this year's volunteers.
We were also delighted to see Ms. Robinson on April 14th.
Welcome August at our members' meeting
to be allowed - as well as the DKG student, Gunnar
Kenk who is in Musquodoboit Harbor this summer
works at SWR Developments.
With the participation in this festival as well as the organization
Maintain from numerous events
we the German language and culture in Nova Scotia
and thus contribute to multiculturalism too
You should learn more about the German Canadian Association
of Nova Scotia or questions about
Canada in general and Nova Scotia in particular
we invite you to visit our website
Your emails reach us at [email protected]
We're looking forward to hearing from you.
René Botzenhardt, secretary,
German Canadian Association of Nova Scotia
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"I want to fell trees"
Canada is a big country:
Singer Ron Sexmith on blizzards and wrong phone numbers
RON SEXSMITH, born in 1964, had a long reputation
of a "musicians’ musician ", who is mainly under
Is popular with colleagues. This is how the Canadian singer becomes
and composer for Paul McCartney, Elton John and
Elvis Costello appreciated. He achieved the breakthrough
late with the albums "Cobblestone Runway"
(2003) and "Retriever" (2004). The ballad “Gold In
Them Hills, ”which he collaborated with Chris Martin from
Coldplay sang, made him known internationally.
Sexsmith's current album "Time Being" is V2
Records appeared. He lives with his girlfriend in
Mr. Sexsmith, we have
just around the supermarket
Corner something from your home
Mmmm, maple syrup.
Yes, probably the most successful
Export product in
What, you're doing in Germany
don't have your own maple syrup?
Can you tell us if
who is good here, or only
(Tries a spoon) Excellent,
it's one of the best
Unlike maple syrup, Canadian have
Musicians like you have a problem with exporting: you
are often perceived as Americans.
Do you mind?
I've always been a bit of both. I am grown up
in a town in the Ontario wine region,
very close to the American border. If I
was young, we are always drinking and listening to music
over to the USA. We are also with the news
the USA grew up, their radio stations - so
seen I've been exposed to the same influences
like any American. Nevertheless: as soon as you
crossed the border, you noticed a noticeable
Change of mood. Somehow you take a deep breath
when you arrive back in Canada from the USA,
everything is a little quieter, less stressful, man
Canada is very progressive socially, almost a socialist one
Country with a public health system
and things like that For You in Europe
are self-evident. We are also very peaceful
and very multicultural. It's a mixture of love
and distance what we For feel the USA. Sometimes
we are very afraid that we will be Americanized
and we are completely in theirs
Lose culture. We are
just not that kind of
People who are aggressive towards their
insure yourself. Canada as
Country never has another country
ambushed. some do that
Americans paranoid: what sit
those up there and are so calm?
They think we have something
in front. But we are simple
Canada has a long tradition
the commonly For US
Americans are held
by Neil Young, Leonard
Cohen and Joni Mitchell
up to you. Is Canada
particularly fertile For
this kind of music?
I think the country has us
all strongly influenced. For example
Joni Mitchell: Just listen to your early songs
man that she grew up on the prairies, man
almost feels the big, wide sky above the songs.
Canada is very big and very underpopulated. The
shapes. You feel lonely here. Canadians tend
to being more reserved than Americans. Simultaneously
we are musically very much from the USA and
also influenced by England.
What is the result?
We have this earthly American one
Music, but then there's the melodic influence of ours
British heritage. This is what you hear from Neil Young:
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When he plays a country song you know right away
he's not from the usa.
Nevertheless, he is just one of the estate administrators
of traditional American music.
Isn't it ironic that Canadians do the
Keeping the roots of US music alive?
Perhaps our distance, a certain plan view, helps
to have a sometimes ironic distance that music gives us
can be valued differently.
Her name Sexsmith is also the name of a town
in Alberta ...
Yes it is an English name. A sex smith in the old one
England was the knife maker, I heard. On
on my father's side I am semi-native
Canadian writer Margaret Atwood
said the Canadian landscape and size
Your country - after all, the second largest in the world
- have fundamentally shaped her as an artist.
How is it with you?
I only became aware of the size of our country when
I was 18. I drove in car seven with a friend
Days west until we are on the British coast
Columbia arrived. And then we're to the east coast
drove, which took another few days.
That's when I realized how damn big this country is
is, and how small you feel in comparison. The
made me proud and humble at the same time.
Is that typically Canadian?
Yes, you find this modesty in many Canadians.
For example, you hardly ever see Canadian musicians,
who act like rock stars, sunglasses
even wear indoors and things like that.
Neil Young also exudes this reluctance.
That is the feeling of being small personally but as a country
Feeling great, reinforced by the impression we are
be America's little brother.
The author Douglas Coupland, who is from Western Canada
originated, wrote, he grew up with the constant
Feeling of inferiority to the
Yes, across Canada there is this need, us
to make sure that we are Canadian, sometimes
in a totally silly way. For example, due to the excessive
Emphasis on our regional accent, which is used in
Reality doesn't vary that much. Or love
to ice hockey. Or this eternal cliché of the
Mounties and nature that is always cared for.
How much of it is cliché, how much is real? Your
Colleague K.D. Lang once said the Canadian
Music is shaped by that
deep understanding For the nature and
the soul of the country.
That's true. One feels, for example
every season much more extreme than in
Europe. Winter is still here with us
a real winter, and if that
Spring comes, then it's much more intense
than with you. It affects
Your mood, and as an artist
that flows directly into your work.
For example, I'm a fan of the
Autumn, but also likes winter
with pleasure. On the one hand, that's a lot with us
hard, but also beautiful. I have
worked as a courier for six years
and whatever the weather, walking stuff
delivered. Then you know which one
Nature also exercises power over us city dwellers
Has. If you've walked around a corner a couple of times
and hold on to a lamppost
had to so that the blizzard doesn't blow you away,
then one praises life in a different, deeper way.
However, I have to say: Despite my passion
For I'm not a nature lover when the seasons change.
We thought all Canadians were sitting every free minute
in canoe or hiking ...
Not me. The only time I was in a canoe was when
we recorded an album on the island off Toronto
to have. We shot a video there For that we in
The author Pierre Berton once wrote, a Canadian
be someone who understands love in one
To make canoe ...
That likes For others apply, many Canadians are
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jerks afterwards. My ex-wife was like that too
she wanted to paddle through the wilderness for days. But
I prefer to sit in Toronto and enjoy city life.
With the exception of summer, it's damned with us
moist and hot. Autumn suits me
personally most when a certain sadness
lies over the land, the winter is heralding and
You know: the next five months will be tough.
Here lies a root of your melancholy
A little. Like the Finns with their long ones
Winters that also have this dark side
with great zest for life.
Did you record your current album in winter?
After the more optimistic predecessor
"Retriever" sounds "Time Being" like the sad one
Review of a lived life.
"Retriever" was very romantic because I just got one
new relationship had started. Live in the meantime
my girlfriend and I together for a couple of years.
We're still happy, but they play too
other things play a bigger role again. The sad one
the new album may be because I myself
in the last few years often concerned with the topic of farewell
have. Two school friends died in quick succession.
You are 42 years old - it is getting on your mind
also the question of what to leave behind?
As you get older, life becomes sweeter, man
learns to appreciate it differently. My son is now
21, the age I was when he was born. That’s where it starts
you start to think about such things in principle.
But I don't feel old. It's more of a balance sheet
my previous life in which things are
have added to the good.
That was not always so?
No, when I was in my mid-twenties and had no idea if
I can ever support a family with my music,
it was very frustrating. My success came first
There is some of that dark side in yours too
to hear new songs.
Yes, some songs tell dark stories. I
wasn't sure people were looking for the happier
"Retriever" want to hear something like that. So I sent
the songs to Elvis Costello. He gave me a very positive one
Feedback, found the songs poppy and encouraging,
even if the lyrics are sad. Exactly
that's the mix I wanted to get. I am
not a pessimist, but we live in very stressful times
Times, there are many worries, wars, environmental cat-
astrophes, the clash of muslim and
the western world ... Sometimes I just want to
in a quiet part of Canada and trees disappear
You are half-Indian, Canada is considered a model country
the integration: how do you manage so many
Integrate people from different cultures
and yet their Canadian identity too
That is slowly changing. In the 60s when I was a kid
there wasn't even a Chinese restaurant in Toronto
and just a black family in that
Neighborhood! And now we have Little India
Little China and so on. My children's friends
are blacks, Asians ... that changes our identity.
But we see this as enrichment, not as
Threat. Maybe because we have so much space
that nobody really has to feel repressed.
With you in Europe it's all much closer, the people
sit more directly on top of each other. Still: sometimes I have
I feel like I belong to an old-fashioned minority
that is slowly getting sidelined. Mine as well
Music sometimes seems funny and old-fashioned to me.
But what can I say: I'm 42 now! The
young Canadians listen to other music. One of my
Friends is from Cuba, who won the Canadian one this year
Music award. That's just how it is: The times are
past when the lumberjack is the only symbol of ours
Douglas Coupland once wrote, typically For Canadian
be that they apologize even
when hit by a car.
Is that correct?
Yes, that's how we are, polite and a little too guilty
even if there is no reason at all. If
I'm being called by someone who is the wrong one
Number, then I apologize.
The interview was conducted by Lars von Törne (37), editor
For State politics in the Tagesspiegel, Berlin.
He also writes about pop culture, music and
with particular pleasure on Canadian subjects.
The great interest in the country was taking
other things awakened by his wife: She comes from
Photos: Kai-Uwe Heinrich, Tagesspiegel
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Soccer in Canada: After the World Cup is before the World Cup
The view over the Atlantic after an intense summer football
I can still remember my formative football experience
remember in North America. I was on my way to the annual
Foreign Policy Historians Conference to be held in June
in Toronto and had a layover in Philadelphia.
That was in June 2000 and football enthusiastic readers
will know soon, it's about the European Championship
in the Netherlands and Belgium. June 20th
So I had to cross the Atlantic before looking for a
could fly to Toronto for a longer stay.
Admittedly, this trip was from the start
poorly planned, but the academic career can
don't always take the sports calendar into account.
I drove purposefully at this international airport
the first sports bar - one For the sports lover very much
Commendable establishment of North American provenance -
because it was about the last preliminary round game of the Germans,
and that against Portugal! I was hoping a pure one
Sports channel that broadcasts sports 24 hours a day, yes
surely would bring something to the game, well at least
a summary, in each case the result. But,
the USA experts already guessed it: no live broadcast,
no summary and certainly no result. I
I don't even know what exactly was going on (golf?) because I was closed
disappointed that the world kept turning without anyone
have an interest in the game, or even mine
Torment could understand. I sat down, quite contrite
so on the plane to Toronto. Arrived there checked
I went into the hotel and went to the first pub, one
very British in concept, as one would find in major Canadian cities
Can be found. Here now my salvation awaited me,
because here everything revolved around football, the big screens
broadcast all games of the EM and almost all visitors
came there for that very reason. Now
was the outcome of the game For me not exactly reason to
Joy (most of them might have the 3-0 win against Portugal
displaced), but at least I now knew where to go in the
the next few days between lectures on Eisenhower's nuclear
and kennedys Latin American policy would be found.
And even if I missed a game, I could
be sure to know who won. Because in Toronto
you just have to go to the subsequent motorcade
pay attention, then you can quickly find out who was victorious. Italian,
Portuguese, Greeks, they all occupy not just geographically
certain areas in this multicultural city;
they also know how to approach the other to your own
Presence and football superiority reminded. But
Does that mean that Canadians are more successful than Americans
Play soccer. Not quite!
It is true that historically speaking, the highest ever
Victory against the US, but that was in 1904. Won then
the Canadians 7-0! And despite the so often vaunted
Proximity to Europe and the many immigrants
Football-loving nations has the Canadian national team
so far only once to the finals of a world championship
made it in 1986 in Mexico. After three
narrow defeats against France, Romania and
But you could also get away from Russia quickly
Say goodbye to the world stage without a single honorary goal
to have achieved. So what does it all say about football in
Canada? You don't play football in Canada. No, in Canada
you play soccer. Because with football he means
Canadians a sport that involves having an egg-shaped
by Petra Dolata-Kreutzkamp
Ball in his arms runs across the field, sometimes this one
Egg also kicks with the foot, but then at a height that
protrudes high above our famous gate. The term soccer
comes from the second syllable of the word association
(Association). In the late 19th and early 20th centuries
was referred to as Association Football, after which
Football Association founded in England in 1863,
which introduced a fixed set of rules.
You don't play football in Canada. At least not on
the place, you play at the table. Because with football or
The North Americans also refer to it as foosball
table football known as "kicker". Who on the next visit to Canada
is looking for suitable venues,
can be found at the Internet address fooswatch.com.
In Canada, men don't play football. In Canada will
although played football - but much more by children and
Women. In North America, women's football runs partly like this
Men's football is taking its place in the audience. The
Women are also more successful. The Canadian female footballers
are now part of the first set since they have been with
finished fourth at the last World Cup. And it has long been
Soccer training is an integral part of one's life
average North American middle class family.
And the so-called soccer moms, not gainfully employed
Suburban mothers taking their cared-for children to training
drive and cheer them on at the games are already
become the object of sociological studies.
You don't play football in Canada. That's actually true
not, because soccer is now one of the most popular
Recreational sports are advancing, but people are talking about football
Not. For Canadians and Americans, soccer isn't that
most important minor matter in the world. Football is not very suitable
For small talk in the office or at a cocktail party. On the
Couch looks like the most traditional Canadian of all
Sports - hockey - on. Myths are written here
Canada triumphs here, this is Canada! And talk about it
man! Professional leagues have a hard time
survive, the North American Football League existed
17 full years, from 1967 to 1984. In Canada, it brought
the Canadian football league founded in 1987 just once
for six years. The best US teams are currently playing in the
MLS (Major League Soccer), the American Bundesliga
and the Canadian teams in the USL, the second
A look at history shows that this is not always the case
was bad for Canadian football. The first
Football game as we know it today is supposed to be in October
Took place in Toronto in 1876. Then he won
Sports are becoming more and more popular. A Canadian football association
(Dominion Football Association), henceforth
Organized smaller tournaments was already a year later
founded in Montréal. Not far from Toronto, namely
in Berlin (today's Kitchener) was established in 1880
further association For the province of Ontario founded. Soon
the first international soccer game took place and that against
the USA! In November 1885 Canada won 1-0,
the revenge in the next year they unfortunately lost almost 3: 2.
The Canadian team even toured in the late 80s
through Great Britain, where at least some respect
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result could be achieved. In 1904 they won
Canadians even won the gold medal in the Olympics
in St. Louis. Canada has been a member of FIFA since 1914.
Still, the country has not established itself as a football nation
can. Why not? First you have to
say the national team is often very short of one
World Cup participation has failed and the many Canadian
Professional footballers in the European leagues (especially those
on the British Isles) testify to the high quality of the
Soccer in Canada. On the other hand, football will of course never be
Hockey as a national sport to overtake and by the
The sport competes commercially with its proximity to the USA
the established sports of basketball, baseball and football.
In addition, popular sport is traditionally used in Canada
supported more than top-class sport. After all, Canada is
next year host of the Junior World Championship
(U 20). Still, soccer is on the verge of being in Canada
to become something really big. There is really only one missing
Discussion: What is a Canadian company?
(CBC) - Canadian business news busy
is currently constantly asking the question: What does a Canadian
Company actually? Is it about that
Company gives work to many Canadians, its products
mainly on the Canadian market and its
Has its main location on Canadian soil? Or go
is it something different? Is the Molson Canadian Brewery that
For a long time a successful advertising campaign with the slogan
"I am Canadian" had, no longer Canadian, since now
is brewed in Montreal and Denver, USA? Is a general
Motors actually not American, but rather Canadian,
because they employ more than 20,000 people in Canada?
The question arose earlier this year when
Canada's most successful coffee and donut chain "Tim Horton’s"
was transformed into a stock corporation. Canadian
The media now spoke of taking the chance
and by buying shares in "Tim Horton’s"
could do Canadian again. In 1995, the US
Burger company "Wendy's" the company
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