Activities and Groups

Our club activities are attractive and shall increasingly attract children and the youth in the future.

• Soccer

The German Canadian Football Club (GCFC) is an integral part of the German Canadian Club. Founded in 1934, one year after the founding of the German Canadian Club, the GCFC has contributed enormously to the vitality of the Club.
An atmosphere of revitalization continues to happen. The GCFC comprises 18 OSA registered competitive/development teams alongside a U8 development program.
Mini and youth teams, U8 to U15, play at a competitive level in the LDYSL. One men’s competitive team in the WOSL. The GCFC also has a very strong and successful women’s program with teams playing in all divisions of LAWSL. Three men’s masters teams play in the MMSL (35+) League.
Soccer is alive and thriving at the GCFC and we want you to be part of it!
Are you a competitive player, manager, coach (or potential coach) that would like to be part of this ever expanding FC ?
Do you have a son or daughter that would like to play soccer at a competitive level? GCFC can help!
German nationality is NOT a requisite at our club. We take pride in our multi-cultural teams.
For more information, please visit the soccer website at

• Sporting Events

• Skat

The Skat Group was founded in 1934. At this time there are only 12 members, who play Skat every first Friday of the month. The group would be happy to welcome new members.

• Tennis

Founded in 1993 by Joe Rosell, Sr., HJR Tennis is an outdoor tennis facility now run by Joe Rosell, Jr.,
The tennis club has 5 clay courts, with washrooms and a licensed bar onsite.
Court rentals, clinics, and lessons for all ages, are offered May to September. Call or email to reserve a
court. Proper tennis shoes required. For further details, refer to 2019 Season brochure.
Due to Covid-19, we were not open for the 2020 and 2021 seasons. We look forward to seeing everyone back on the courts for the 2022 season.

HJR Tennis   2019 Season: Page 1,  Page 2

• Choir for all ages

The Lyra Choir was founded in 1953 and has enjoyed making beautiful music ever since!

We are a mixed voice community choir, singing under the direction of Professor Emeritus Alvin Reimer.  We offer an opportunity to come together to sing, to improve the voice and to enhance our understanding and knowledge of music.  We host concerts at the German Canadian Club as well as other venues within and around our community.

The choir typically meets Monday evening from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm at the German Canadian Club for choir rehearsals, and are always looking for new singers. Currently these sessions are on hold but if you are interested in attending a rehearsal please contact Kathy Wodrich at or Annett Filler at or just drop in to experience the sounds of the choir.  We will be happy to see you!

For more information please visit our website at

• Handicraft group

• Special Events

• Seniors Group

The Seniors Group is a subgroup of the German-Canadian-Club. Everybody who enjoys German tradition, singing, music, coffee, cake and German “Gemuetlichkeit” is welcome. Our group enjoys activities 12 month of the year and we offer you: “Kaffeeklatsch” with a live band, Bingo( coffee, cake, live band) monthly, handicraft hour twice a month, Picnic , Mothers Day, Fathers Day celebration and the highlight Christmas dinner and entertainment. Bus trips are also available. Further information call Evelyn Striegl at 519-685-6693 or Inge Schirmer at 519-472-1498.

• Christmas Bazaar

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