EVENTS

September 2021:

COVID 19 continues to dominate our lives. We retained contact with our members via newsletter and phone calls, but were unable to plan any activities. At this stage, we are once again planning an ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. We tried this three times before, but had to cancel every time.

Hopefully, this time, we’ll be able to pull it off:

AGM 2021 (for members only)

Date: Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 12:00 noon

Location: J.C. Banquet Hall, 1686 Ellesmere Rd. Scarborough, ON, M1H 2V5
(the former Danube Swabian Club)

As usual, the AGM is only accessible to members of the Burgenlaender Club Toronto. A free luncheon will be offered to all who attend, though the cost for drinks and dessert has to be borne by the individual member.

At this General Meeting, a new President, and a new Board of Directors will be elected.

Nominations and proxy forms will be mailed to all members either via snail mail or electronically. 

Please mail your nominations and proxies to one of the ladies of the election committee:

Helga Graf: 10 Sherman Court, Toronto, ON, M3M 1P3   Tel: (416) 249-6865

Bernadette Toner: 15 Buckhorn Place, Toronto, ON, M9V 2P3   Tel: (416) 749-5779

Please note that Helga and Bernadette are NOT part of the Board of Directors. 

VERY IMPORTANT: Please notify one of the members listed below if you are planning to attend. Please do this by October 16th. 

We have to let the restaurant know how many people are planning to attend. Thank you.

Julie Perl, Vice President: (416) 225-5738
Rudy Graf, Vice President: (416) 249-9831
Lou Leodolter, Membership Convenor: (416) 706-4844
Eva Hergovich, President: (905) 826-7986

WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO SEEING YOU ALL ON OCTOBER 24, 2021 !!!

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AUSTRIAN MEET-UP ... a first!

On November 23rd, 2019, we organized our very first MEET-UP. Sylvia Baliko, one of our very supportive and long standing members, had the idea and organized it. We all would like to preserve Austrian culture in Canada. By forming community partnerships and supporting local Austrian/German businesses, this could be helpful to reach that goal. By holding club events at those businesses, they will in turn, support the club. It is a relationship that benefits everyone and will keep the Austrian traditions alive. At the same time, we are an inclusive Club. Our fabulous Treasurer and Vice President, Julie Perl, is Italian; Maria-Lucia Hergovich is of Brazilian descent; good friends who attended the MEET-UP are South African. Everyone is welcomed with open arms at the Burgenlaender Club Toronto.
We met for lunch at the Apricot Tree Café in Mississauga. A well-known and well-liked Austrian restaurant, whose food is known throughout the region. Manfred Petz, a friend from Upper Austria brought his accordion, and entertained us with songs from Burgenland. We had the pleasure of viewing a beautiful Power Point presentation which showed us pictures from every "Bundesland" of Austria. Absolutely delightful! The conversations had no end, and we left the Apricot Tree Café with the great feeling of having renewed friedships and formed new ones. The response was overwhelmingly positive, and we are thinking of planning another MEET-UP in the East end of Toronto. Thank you to everyone who helped to make this such a success.

PICNIC - ANNA KIRTAG 2019

Our traditional Anna Kirtag-Picnic 2019 took place on July 21, 2019 at the Evening Bell Park in Adjala Township.  
It was a glorious day! Over 450 people attended and enjoyed the wonderful sunshine. There was outstanding food which was prepared by VIENNA FINE FOODS, and the entertainment was provided by the GOLDEN KEYS.
The day started with a Holy Mass in German, celebrated by Father Paul Hansen. We were very grateful to Father Paul for having made the trip all the way to the Evening Bell Park to celebrate mass with us. His sermon was well received by all that attended. Helga and Adolf Graf, along with Maria Seitz, looked after the music and the readings.
Roy Perl, one of our longtime members, prepared the games that were enjoyed by our young and young at heart. The swimming pool gave us a chance to cool off, and this opportunity is always appreciated.

We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the success of this day.  Above all, many thanks to all our volunteers who helped make it all possible.

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.

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AUSTRIAN MEET-UP

Austrian Meetup

Austrian Meetup

Austrian Meetup



Picnic 2019

Picnic 2019

Picnic 2019

Picnic 2019


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