Sachsen in Vancouver
09. March 2010
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Saxony House in Vancouver has accomplished its mission
After the end of the XXI Olympic Winter Games 2010 in Vancouver Saxony in Germany is largely known: after 17 Olympic days with 34.000 guests, mainly from Canada, Saxony House in Vancouver looks back on an exceedingly successful presence. more »
01. March 2010
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Saxony House in Vancouver closes its doors after great success
Saxony House as part of the XXI. Olympic Winter Games 2010 in Vancouver has closed its doors on Sunday evening after 17 Olympic days and looks back on a very successful time. more »
25. February 2010
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Saxony House prepared for the rush on the last weekend of Olympia
11.500 biscuits, 11.000 fried sausages, 1000 steaks, 130 kilograms of venison and 320 kegs of Wernesgrüner beer with overall 160 hectoliters are the outcome in Saxony House four days before the end of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver. Additionally, the kitchen crew has used 80 breads at two kilograms each, 650 kilograms of potatoes, 500 kilograms of onions and 400 kilograms of sauerkraut in the past two weeks. more »
25. February 2010
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Visitors of Saxony House
Saxony House, which with 26.350 visitors at present has received and fed far more guests than expected, will close its doors at the end of the official final event of the Games on Sunday evening. more »
21. February 2010
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Medals in abundance in Saxony House
Torsten Wustlich, André Florschütz and Anke Wischnewski are the winners in Saxony House: After a warm welcome from the fans and guests in Saxony House as well as the hosts, the three were awarded with a medal of honor by chief Hans-Jürgen Goller and ambassador Sylke Otto. more »
21. February 2010
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20.000 visitors in Saxony House
Andrew Wade is the 20.000th visitor in Saxony House. Last night the 23-year-old was welcomed on stage by Saxony's Prime Minister Stanislaw Tillich and house-chief Hans-Jürgen Goller. As a welcome gift he received two tickets for the biathlon competitions on February 23rd in Whistler as well as a commemorative medal and free access to Saxony House until the end of the Olympic Winter Games. more »
20. February 2010
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Unique cooperation between the State Art Collections Dresden and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay
Today, Saxony House in Vancouver was the chosen location for the signing of a contract for a cooperation that is currently unique in the world. The State Art Collections Dresden and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay are preparing a double exhibition on gift-giving customs ("The great Potlach – gift giving customs and economies of plenty"). more »
19. February 2010
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VIP Lounge in Saxony House well visited
In the VIP Lounge in Saxony House the prominent guests come and go in a continuous stream. Today, Gunda Niemann Stirnemann, multi Olympia winner in speed skating, Sylke Otto, luge Olympic champion of 2006, Martina Kocher, luge athlete from Switzerland and cross country athlete Thomas Reichelt were welcomed in Vancouver. Additionally, the moderator of the ZDF "Sportstudio", Wolf Dieter Poschmann, paid a visit to the Saxons.  more »
17. February 2010
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VIPs in Saxony House
Sports star guest of the day was Jens Weißflog. The ambassador of Saxony House greeted the TMGS Crew, a great part of the staff coming from Oberwiesenthal, presented himself to the fans and celebrated the gold medal for the luge athlete Tatjana Hüfner together with the guests. The ZDF took the call of Jens Weißflog as an occasion to visit the Saxons on Wednesday evening. more »
15. February 2010
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Unique cooperation between the State Art Collections Dresden and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay
On Friday, Saxony House in Vancouver is the chosen location for the signing of a contract for a cooperation that is currently unique in the world. The State Art Collections Dresden and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay are preparing a double exhibition on gift-giving customs ("The great Potlach – gift giving customs and economies of plenty"). more »
15. February 2010
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Vancouverites love Saxon food
Not quite 7000 guests. This is the outcome of the first three days in Saxony House. That is an average of more than 2000 visitors every day. They come from Vancouver and all over the world. This is a very pleasing number of visitors, assessed Chief of the house Hans-Jürgen Goller on Monday morning in Vancouver. more »
13. February 2010
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Full House in Saxony House
Vancouver, February 13th 2010 - Saxony House has opened: Over 2000 guests from Vancouver and Germany witnessed the opening in Saxony House on Saturday evening. Thus, the Vancouver Rowing Club was extremely well visited on the first day. more »
12. February 2010
Prominent visitor in Saxony House
Willi Lemke, special advisor to the UN Secretary-General on Sport for Peace and Development, was received yesterday, on Thursday, by Hans-Juergen Goller as first prominent guest in Saxony House in Vancouver. He was on his way to an official appointment in the German House but his route plan took him to the Vancouver Rowing Club. Chief of the House, Hans-Juergen Goller, took this opportunity to cordially invite him to a tour through Saxony House to show him the location and program. Willy Lemke thanked him with a nice gesture and placed the first signature on the so far virgin signature board in Saxony House, which the Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen prepared for all prominent guests to sign, before the opening. Saxony House opens its doors tonight as meeting point for athletes, politicians, business partners and guests of the XXI Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, starting today.
11. February 2010
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Saxel is well received
Saxel, the mascot of Saxony House, conquers the hearts of the Canadians in no time: it has only just found its place, when the moose with Canada-jumper and Saxony-scarf attracts the attention of the guests as well as television broadcasters and the photographers. Very likeable – that is the opinion of the guests in Saxony House. The media were just as interested in the program and the specialties in Saxony House during yesterday's press conference. The idea to set up a Saxony House in the Vancouver Rowing Club with free access for all visitors was received enthusiastically.
11. February 2010
The calm before the storm?
Vancouver on Wednesday: In the city everything goes on as usual. Certainly the decoration in the streets, on houses and walls, on posters and banners tells of Olympia, but otherwise one doesn't realize that it is going to start in two days. more »
11. February 2010
February 19: Ceremonial signing of the contract
Ceremonial signing of the contract between the Dresden State Art Collections with their museum the Saxonian State Ethnographic Collections and the U’mista Cultural Centre in Alert Bay. more »
10. February 2010
Puffing is part of the trade
It is all over town. Also Chumradio with the most popular music radio station of West Canada, The Beat 94.5, and the most popular sports radio 1040, TEAM radio 1410, announce the opening of the party location Saxony House. more »
10. February 2010
Ravenous appetite for Saxon specialties
Often in the centre of the media interest is the food that we cook on the spot. They all want to film that - the biggest Canadian television company as well as numerous local television stations. German cuisine apparently has an excellent reputation in North America. Have a look at our PDF menu (2.28 MBytes)
10. February 2010
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The construction proceeds at full speed
Saxony House is taking shape. Since Tuesday, the banners that are fastened to the house and the fire watch tower signal on partly 19 meters length what will soon be going on here. The "engineering department" with Andreas Klipphahn, Rico Meier, Dirk Mende and Mike Müller has already taken hold of a great part of the Harbour Room. more »
10. February 2010
Saxony House crew complete as of today
With sixteen persons, today arrives the largest group of house staff from Saxony, including the MDR team, all on the same flight. And so, chief Hans-Jürgen Goller's team of 25 people is now complete.
10. February 2010
On the sunny side of winter
Somehow one gets the impression that the people here rather prefer to spend the time outside than indoors. Well, with air temperatures of 8°C and a felt temperature of 18°C in the sun, that has been shining all day yesterday, it is almost understandable. While our boys keep their nose to the grindstone outside and inside, some Vancouverites sit on the park benches alongside the Coal Harbour Bay and take a sunbath and the joggers are, of course, running in short pants. And those not jogging are rowing, mountain biking or practicing winter sports.
09. February 2010
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„Saxony House“ opens its doors at the beginning of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games
During the 2010 Olympic Winter Games in Vancouver, the Free State of Saxony opens the doors of Saxony House anew to attract the attention of the visitors of the Winter Olympics from all over the world and the Canadian host city. more »
08. February 2010
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First guests moving into Saxony House
The Saxons have moved into the Vancouver Rowing Club. Among the first regulars in Saxony House are dozens of raccoons. With wondering eyes, the small droll animals observe the transformation of the Rowing Club into the Saxon representation. In the meantime, the sea freight container with the first equipment for Saxony House has arrived with a great police escort and a huge crane. "Unloading the heavy carriage piece came close to a performance ", says chief Hans-Jürgen Goller. Also the Indian security guards have taken up their station. more »
05. February 2010
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Pocketable Saxel and medal of Saxony House in Vancouver
300 small copies of the mascot Saxel will be sold in Saxony House for 15 C$ or given to Olympic competitors and high-ranking guests. 700 small Saxony elks can also be purchased for 10 EUR each directly in the Seiffen wooden ring turning workshop of Christian Werner. Additionally, a medal is intended to remind of the stay at the "Saxon Olympic Representation". more »
05. February 2010
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Der Countdown für das Sächsische Haus in Vancouver läuft
Das Sächsische Haus in Vancouver ist empfangsbereit: Eine Woche vor Beginn der XXI. Olympischen Winterspiele 2010 in der kanadischen Metropole kann die Tourismus Marketing Gesellschaft Sachsen (TMGS) mit einem vielfältigen Programm, namhaften Sponsoren, interessanten Gästen, zwei Botschaftern und einem Maskottchen für das Sächsische Haus aufwarten. Das teilte die TMGS am Freitag in Dresden mit, einen Tag vor Abflug der ersten sächsischen Crew nach Kanada.  more »
05. February 2010
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As of today, the mascot of Saxony House has a name: Saxel.
Name giver for the moose, which was born in the Seiffen wooden ring turning workshop of Christian Werner, is Anja Hähnel from Bautzen. She was the winner of the naming competition, held by the Morgenpost, MDR 1 Radio Sachsen and the TMGS. Altogether, 1000 suggestions for names had been made. The first prize is a second edition of the moose, measuring 50 by 60 centimetres, with a Canada-jumper, Saxony-scarf and sunglasses.
03. February 2010
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There are still vacancies!
If you don’t have an accomondation in Vancouver yet, there are still double rooms and 2 room-tower suites available in Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Downtown Vancouver. Please feel free to contact us: goller.tmgs@sachsen-tour.de.
18. January 2010
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Ein Elch namens...? Gewinnspiel zum Namenswettbewerb für den Elch – Maskottchen des Sächsischen Hauses in Vancouver
Sie haben bestimmt schon mal den Spruch gehört oder gelesen „Ich glaube, mich knutscht ein Elch!“. Aber wenn man schon von einem Elch geknutscht wird, dann möchte man doch wenigstens wissen, wie er heißt. Und genau das ist bei unserem Elch das Problem! Er hat noch keinen Namen.
10. December 2009
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Olympia 2010: Freistaat mit dem „Saxony House“ mittendrin - TMGS präsentiert Cellagon als Hauptsponsor
In fast genau acht Wochen lässt das bedeutendste Sportereignis des Jahres die Welt vom 12. bis 28. Februar 2010 auf das kanadische Vancouver blicken. In der pulsierenden Metropole am Pazifik und im 125 Kilometer entfernten Whistler werden die XXI. Olympischen Winterspiele ausgetragen. Dieses Umfeld nutzt der Freistaat Sachsen und setzt sich in Szene: Nach dem Erfolg der „Casa Sassonia“ bei den Winterspielen 2006 in Turin mit 50.000 Besuchern wird es nun in Kanada das „Sächsische Haus“ geben. more »
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