Happy 50th anniversary!
From left to right: City Councillor Allison Patton; Swiss Consul General Andreas Rufer; Doug McCallum, Mayor of Surrey; German Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt; Gisela Schulte, President; Axel Rechlin, Principal; Christin Furtwängler, Cultural Attaché at the German Embassy; Beatrice Schreiber, President GCBA, © Nathalie Currie
On Saturday, April 23, 2022, we had the great pleasure of attending the Surrey German Language School's 50th Anniversary Gala with Gisela Schulte, President of the school, Axel Rechlin, Director of the school, and many teachers and parents to celebrate the success of promoting the German language.
The Mayor of Surrey, Doug McCallum, City Councillor Allison Patton, representatives of the German Embassy in Ottawa and the Swiss Consul General were invited as guests of honour.
On this occasion, Consul General Dr. Klaus Schmidt also presented Axel Rechlin with the German-Canadian Friendship Award. We are very pleased that the extremely committed teachers and board members of the German school are so successful in preserving the German language and we would like to thank them very much for their great commitment!