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.


At all our events, our wonderful volunteer pastry chefs provide us with their homemade baked goods. They prepare all this in advance. We then place these delicious goodies into transparent cookie shells, and sell them to our guests at our various events.  Many times we were asked for recipes as so many of our guests would like to learn how to make their own VANILLEKIPFERL, BURGENLAENDER, and many more pastries that are so very popular. 

Well, there will soon be an opportunity for you to watch and learn how to make these terrific pastries. On Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, you’ll have a chance to watch how these pastries are prepared.

If you are interested in attending, please contact our president, Eva Hergovich (905-826-7986), in advance, so we have an idea of the number of attendees, and will be better able to accommodate everyone.  Space is limited.

Date:  October 20, 2018 @ 10:00 a.m. in the kitchen of St. Luke’s Church
Location:  St. Luke’s Catholic Church, 35 Green Lane, Thornhill, ON
Cost:  $ 5.00

Our ladies will demonstrate their pastry skills without charge. However, to offset expenses, we’d ask you to please contribute $5.00 per person so that we can cover the cost of the ingredients. 

One of our members, Helen Bintinger, is also a member of the St. Luke’s Parish Community.  We would like to thank her for securing the facility for us.


Please mark the date of this traditional event on your calendars:

NOVEMBER 17, 2018. 

Our 40th Martini Dance will be held at the former Danube Swabian Club on 1686 Ellesmere Road, Scarborough, just east of McCowan.  JC Banquet Hall will offer a fabulous Buffet Dinner consisting of:

Pork Schnitzel,
Rice, Veggies,  Rye Bread
Apple Strudel,
Coffee/Tea      $21.00/p.p.  a great deal!
For those of you who have dietary concerns, please let us know when you reserve.  We'll have some options available for you.
After dinner, as usual, delicious homemade pastries will be available for purchase. This could be a thoughtful take-home present for someone who is unable to attend.
For your listening and dancing pleasure, we were able to acquire the EDELWEISS TRIO from Kitchener.  They are well versed with our taste of music and we are looking forward to their performance.
Doors open at 5:30 pm
Kitchen & Bar at 6:30 pm
Dancing at 7:30 pm
Entrance: $15.00
FOR TICKETS AND RESERVATION (this is essential as a sell-out is traditional), please call MRS. HELGA GRAF at 416-249-6865


Picnic 2018

Picnic 2018

Picnic 2018

Picnic 2018

Picnic 2018