CANADA DAY BERLIN
MAPLE LEAF CAKE BAKING
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Under the guidance of TIM’S Kanadische Backwaren, children can decorate a giant maple leaf cake.
How can a Canadian in Berlin start a successful business? What makes Berlin alluring to Canadians? These and other questions will be discussed in the frame of an afternoon panel discussion, featuring the official Canada 150 Ambassadors Tim Coughlin of TIM’S Kanadische Backwaren & fashion designer Paul Davis. Also travel blogger Cheryl Howard is participating. Moderating the panel discussion is journalist Nadja Sayej.
Tim grew up in Ontario, Canada. In 1991, at the age of 34, he visited Berlin for the first time. 26 years later Tim is still in Berlin and intends to be here for a long time to come. He has opened several cafés and since 2006 his company’s headquarters “Tims Kanadische Backwaren” can be found in Alt-Mariendorf. Tim is one of the official 150 Canadian Ambassadors.
Born in 1984, Paul grew up on the rugged west coast of British Columbia, Canada. As one of the fresh new faces of designer fashion, his label PAUL DAVIS has quickly established itself as a specialist in men’s suiting & outerwear. The brand has recently opened its first flagship store in Germany in the prestigious Berlin shopping district adjacent to Kurfürstendamm. Paul is one of the official 150 Canadian Ambassadors.
Cheryl is the founder of the travel blog cherylhoward.com and she organizes with fellow travel blogger Adam Groffman the expat meet-up “Make Friends in Berlin”. Her wanderlust has taken her to 36 countries, stretching across four continents. She comes from Toronto.
Hosted by Nadja Sayej
Nadja Sayej is a famous journalist who has wrote for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Harper’s Bazaar, and VICE. She has interviewed hundreds of famous stars such as Yoko Ono, James Franco, David Hasselhof, Faith Evans, Isabella Rossellini, and Susan Sarandon. Nadja is the host of a YouTube comedy show, ArtStars*. She is also a rapper with the stage name Snowe White. She comes from Toronto.
Returning this year from their performances at Canada Day in Berlin 2016, are stand-up comedians Ben MacLean, Nadja Sayej (ArtStars*), Brittni Bowering and Brad Richards. Also performing is star-guest and headline comedian of the night Daniel-Ryan Spaulding.
Canadian comedian and fitness-junkie Ben MacLean is the host of the Open Mic English Comedy “Go West” in Schöneberg. The former civil servant turned flight attendant is a known-figure of the english comedy scene in Berlin, where he has lived since 2009. In 2016 he was a semi-finalist in the UK competition “So You Think You’re Funny” and has also performed in Los Angeles, Cape Town, and Barcelona.
Nadja Sayej is a famous journalist who has wrote for The New York Times, The Guardian, The Economist, Harper’s Bazaar, and VICE. She has interviewed hundreds of stars such Yoko Ono, James Franco, David Hasselhof, Faith Evans, Isabella Rossellini, and Susan Sarandon. Nadja is the host of a YouTube comedy show, ArtStars*. She is also a rapper performing under the stage name Snowe White. Nadja comes from Toronto.
Originally from Toronto, Brad moved to Portugal in 2011 to start a career in Mobile Product Management. It was there where his passion for stand-up comedy began. Since then he has performed in several European and North American cities, and since moving to Berlin in 2013 he is known on the local comedy scene.
Brittni Bowering is a comedian with positive energy and unique humor from Canada. With appearances in Germany, the UK, and North America, she reached the semi-final of the “So You Think You’re Funny” competition in Edinburgh. She moderates an Open Mic comedy show every Sunday in Berlin Mitte.
Daniel-Ryan Spaulding lives in Amsterdam and is an internationally-known comedian from Canada, who has performed in more than 40 countries. Themes such as culture, identity, sexuality, stereotypes, and his personal experiences are elements in his lively shows. His YouTube video “If Gay Guys Said the Shit Straight People Say” went viral and was featured in Cosmopolitan, Huffington Post and UpWorthy.
“Brilliant, hilarious subversion”
“Intelligent, and above all very funny. His material is tight. His delivery is strong, and his timing is perfect.”
The Scots Magazine (UK)
- Two tickets sponsored by Air Canada for their recently established flight connection between Berlin and Toronto operated by Air Canada Rouge
- A weekend trip to the Uckermark Nature-Region, located northeast of Berlin and home to Bauernkäserei Wolters, the only producer of cheese curds in accordance to Canadian recipes in Germany – sponsored by Tourismus Marketing Uckermark.
- Further amazing raffle donations coming from PAUL DAVIS, Berlasco, Steamworks Brewing, Deutsch-Kanadische Gesellschaft and others.
The proceeds of the raffle will be donated to a Canadian charitable organization.
For Canada Day 2017 in Berlin we have put together an extra special musical program.
The Hidden Cameras
Capping the event is the performance of the band The Hidden Cameras. Headed by singer and guitarist Joel Gibb, the musician-collective is well known for giving high energy concerts of folk-influenced indie-pop hymns.
Miss Natasha Enquist
Miss Natasha Enquist is a singer/songwriter, musician, and performer living in Berlin and is originally from British Columbia. Her show will enchant the audience with her dark, dreamy, and romantic Chanteuse-sound.
DJ Set by Joel Gibb
Eclectic mixing Techno, House, Hip Hop always with a flair of irreverence.
DJ Set by Randy Twigg
Hailing from Toronto and living in Berlin, Randy Twigg’s live shows hit below the belt, and be assured her rock DJ set at this event will too. From classics to rarities, expect to raise hell!