When people immigrate to a new country many times they want to have a piece of home with them. And that is what happened here. In 1935 a group of immigrants from the Alpine area Germany and Austria got together to form the Vancouver Alpine Club.
Initially the group came together to practice Schuhplattlerf folk dancing and maintain the traditions and culture of the countries they had left behind. It was their way of honouring the rich and diverse backgrounds they had left behind.
And just to let you know, on Wednesday January 18, 2012 I will be interviewed on an online radio show - Reader's Rockin' Radio. So listen in if you can and call if you want to ask me anything.
Karen Magill, Vancouver Alpen Club, Vancouver, Reader's Rockin' Radio, Schuhplattler folk dancing, Germany, Austria, British Columbia