The German Gala Ball 2012

We thank all our participants, donors and sponsors who contributed to the success of the 2012 edition of the German Society's Gala Ball! 

The two winners of the door prizes offered graciously by Lufthansa German Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines: Ursula Hoggs and Dirk Peters. For additional pictures of the Gala Ball, please visit our photo gallery.

Front row 1: Sarah Bonin, Amelie Hurtubise, Katherine Martineau, Sophie Michalopulos;
Row 2: Birgit Erdan (Debutante Coordinator), Chloe Gravel, Corinne Blair, Sina Lagache, Robin Freiin von Holzschuher, Jordan Mckenzie, Dr. Mo Klinkert (Debutante Coordinator);
Row 3: Simon Gonzales, Christian Oetjen, Jan Gugler, Florian Höft, Moritz Oebel;
Back row 4: Bruno Reyero, Ilhan Kudeki, Nikolas Lüthke, Peter von Campenhausen, Jean Philippe Louis

Heike Schirrmacher, District Sales Manager, Quebec & Atlantic Provinces, Lufthansa Group; Ursula Hogg, Winner of 2 tickets to Germany; Karen Acs, Account Executive, Lufthansa Group

Andreas Kraeuchi, Manager Sales Support and Business Development, SWISS International Air Lines; Dirk Peters, Winner of 2 tickets to Switzerland or Germany; Sabine Kerner, 2012 Gala Ball President

Eva Ottawa, Grand-Chef de la Nation Atikamekw (left), Sabine Kerner, Galaball President; Karen Acs, Account Executive, Lufthansa Group; L’Honorable Céline Hervieux-Payette, Senator; Heike Schirrmacher, District Sales Manager, Lufthansa Group

Thomas & Petra Marshall (standing, left); Sue & Brad Rogers; Kai-Uwe Hagen (seated, left); Sue Hagen; Tom Hagen; Teresa Hagen; Rolf Hagen; Valerie Hagen

Irmtraud Banse-Gributs (left), Dr.Gisela Steinle, Vanessa Miehe, Renate Taylor, Birgit Klema Erdan, Sabine Kerner, Valerie Birk, Dr.Mo Klinkert; (absent) Nico Ahn, Solveig Stoebe, Barbara Zaharescu

About the German Gala Ball 2012

Every year the German Society of Montréal organizes the German Gala Ball. A highlight of the Montreal social calendar, the German Gala Ball continues with old European tradition by introducing the debutantes and escorts to the society. Program features include also a Champagne reception, an exquisite four-course gala dinner, two live orchestras, ball room dancing, and entertainment by internationally known performers.

The German Gala Ball attracts each year more than 300 guests. Many of them are part of the Montreal finance and business community representing Investissement Québec, CDP, National Bank of Canada as well as Bombardier, Mercedes, Lufthansa, SAP, Mobilia or Miele – to name a few.

Organizations having profited in the recent past of the German Society’s fundraising efforts are The Old Brewery Mission, Dans la Rue, Générations, the German International School of Montreal "Alexander von Humboldt", hospital foundations and various local non-profit initiatives.

The Wapikoni Mobile initiative, the German Society’s Relief and Welfare Fund as well as the German International School of Montreal "Alexander von Humboldt" Endowment Fund  will be benefiting from the proceeds of the German Gala Ball 2012.

Wapikoni Mobile LogoThe Wapikoni Mobile project has been selected by this year’s guest of honour The Honorable Céline Hervieux-Payette, Senator. This initiative provides young Aboriginals the opportunity to express themselves using video and music by offering practical training sessions from scenario writing to film production.

2012 Sponsors

Our Platinum Sponsors this year are Lufthansa German Airlines offering 2 economy class tickets to Germany, and Swiss International Air Lines offering 2 economy class tickets to Switzerland, that will be drawn during our midnight raffle. We are also very excited, that Rolf C. Hagen Inc. has signed up again as a Platinum Sponsor this year. Furthermore, SAP has decided to join this year's ball as a Gold Sponsor.

We are very excited about a large number of companies and organizations that are supporting the 2012 Gala Ball. See the supporters listing below.

If you are interested in joining our current sponsors in support of this event, we invite you to find out more about our sponsorship opportunities.

Platin Sponsors

Lufthansa German International AirlinesSwiss International Airlines

Gold Sponsor


Contact Information

For information about the Gala Ball 2012 and upcoming events of the German Society of Montreal, please contact Renate Taylor.
Renate Taylor, Executive Secretary (

Photo Gallery - German Ball 2012

More pictures from the event on April 28, 2012 can be found in our photo gallery.

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