German Canadian Congress, Ontario
Deutschkanadischer Kongress, Ontario
What is GERMANICA?
Germanica is the most significant public event of the German-Canadian Congress. The
event has been celebrated several times at intervals of 2-5 years. Honoured at this
occasion are contributions from various areas of human endeavour, impacting directly
on the progressive development of Canada and the safeguarding and preserving of
our German Culture and Language.
We bestow the „Heritage Award“ on people (i.e. individuals, companies, businesses,
organizations) who have greatly contributed., to the preservation of our culture,
traditions and language. We invite representatives of the Governments of Canada, the
Federal Republic of Germany, and members of the international press.
Why GERMANICA ?
We are of the opinion that Germanica is important to celebrate our culture and make
known the special contributions people of Germanic heritage have made to built
Canada and preserve German Language and culture.
Of the eight candidates honoured with the „Heritage Award“ at GERMANICA 1998 in
Delhi/Ontario, four of them became recipients of the „Federal Cross of Merit“,
Former German Consul General Dr.Wiprecht von Treskau recognized Germanica 98
as a golden opportunity in getting to know prospects to be proposed as future
candidates for Germany’s highest Civil Service Award.
All presidents of the German Clubs are invited to be guests at Germanica to get to
know each other better, to exchange information about their experiences, and to stay
The 2016 Germanica Planning Committee