This week on my CBC Radio Active column, I talk with Arnim Joop about the history of the German community in Edmonton – and what it’s like today. We had a great chat at the new Mill Woods Edmonton Public Library location, where there was a lineup out the door at opening time! Luckily we snagged one of the quiet rooms for our short chat. Arnim even gave me a couple of copies of the newspapers he publishes, which you can grab at various points around the city for free as well.
You can hear our conversation tomorrow, Wednesday, July 28 at approximately 4:40pm MST. Then it’ll be uploaded to their SoundCloud channel!
Here are a few links you might find interesting on the topic:
- German Canadian Cultural Association
- German Days
- Heritage Festival
- “Brief overview of the immigration history of Alberta’s German-Speaking Communities”