EVENTS

MARTINI DANCE 2018

This year, we celebrated the feast of St. Martin,with a dinner-dance that took place on Nov. 17th, 2018, at the J.C. Banquet Hall, the former Danube Swabian Club. For our entertainment, we had a new band, THE EDELWEISS TRIO from Kitchener, and they were well received. Our traditional Austrian foods were prepared by the J.C. Banquet Hall and the dinner was delicious. To the delight of our guests, artists from the Toronto Operetta Theatre (TOT) under the direction of Director Guillermo Silva-Marin, gave us a taste of the operetta DIE FLEDERMAUS. Two sopranos and one tenor accompanied by a wonderful pianist sang beautiful songs from the well-known operetta which will be performed in Toronto this month. We truly enjoyed this interlude and many of us are considering attending one of the performances. Mr. Silva-Marin also raffled off two tickets that were won by Tony Baumann, the former President of the Danube Swabians. We were also delighted to receive a beautiful gift basket from VIENNA FINE FOODS. This company has been so very generous to us as they have donated gift baskets for these occasions for quite some time. We are very grateful for it and a huge THANK YOU goes to VIENNA FINE FOODS. We are also grateful to our wonderful "pastry chefs", our volunteer bakers that bring their wonderful baked goods to the dance (or send them) and we in turn, offer these to sell them to our guests. This year, the following ladies contributed to the cookie shells:
Helene Bader
Emma Buczolits
Helga Graf
Maria Hacker
Eva Hergovich
Annie Leodolter
Johanna Pauly and
Annie Rosner.
Annie Rosner's baked goods arrangement was so beautiful that it qualified for as a door prize. At the end of the evening, Eva Hergovich, the President of the Burgenlaender Club Toronto, thanked everyone for attending and to all the volunteers who made it all possible.

PASTRY CLASS

As mentioned before, on Oct. 20th, 2018,  we had the opportunity to watch a baking demonstration.

Annie Leodolter who is a native of Jabing, Burgenland, showed us how to make Topfenkrapferln (soft cheese cookies). She had already prepared the dough at home, and then demonstrated for us how you prepare it. After kneading, the dough has to rest, and Annie used the one brought from home and showed us how to complete the recipe. While the Topfenkrapferln were baking, it was Emma’s turn. Emma, a native of Langental, Burgenland, is known for her perfectly shaped Vanillekipferl; a very popular Austrian, crescent-shaped cookie. Especially at Christmas time, Vanillekipferl are always part of the Christmas baking. Emma also brought a dough from home, and showed us how it is being prepared. When we shaped the cookie, we tried to copy her perfection - but to no avail. Emma’s were instantly recognizable. Finally, Eva Hergovich, a native of Klingenbach or/and Eisenstadt, Burgenland, showed us how to make Zwetschkenknödel, plum dumplings. Usually, this recipe is made with potato dough, but Eva showed us how to make them with choux paste (the type of dough that is used to prepare éclairs).   

The highlight of it all was eating these delicasies. We had so much fun participating in the preparations of these baked goods and enjoyed consuming them together.   Not only that, with such an event, we passed on a bit of Austrian culture that surely will be remembered.

PICNIC/ANNA KIRTAG 2018

Our traditional picnic took place on July 15, 2018 at the Evening Bell Park in Adjala Township. 

The festivities started with Holy Mass in front of the chapel. We were fortunate to welcome Rev. Father Utrecht and Deacon Schwarzbauer.  Together  they celebrated mass with us. Helga and Adolf Graf, Maria Seitz, and Erich and Carolyn Kralik looked after the music and the readings. 

We were blessed with gorgeous sunshine. VIENNA FINE FOODS provided fabulous Wiener Schnitzel and Bratwurst, and the GOLDEN KEYS entertained us with great music. We were very happy to welcome around 400 people who attended this event. The 15th of July 2018, was the last day of the FIFA World Cup Championships, and yet so many of our friends tore themselves away from the TV and came, met friends and family, and had a great time!

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of our Picnic. A special THANK YOU to the many volunteers who made it all possible.

PICNIC 2018

Picnic 2018

Picnic 2018

Picnic 2018



Martini Dance 2018

Martini Dance 2018

Martini Dance 2018

Martini Dance 2018

Martini Dance 2018

Pastry Class 2018

Pastry Class 2018

Pastry Class 2018

Pastry Class 2018

Pastry Class 2018

Pastry Class 2018