Board of Directors

Saskia Schaelicke, Director at Large
Manuela Spyrka, Director at Large


Established by a group of motivated parents in 2001, the Association for German Education in Calgary (AGEC) promotes the German language and culture of German speaking countries in Calgary and offers project funding.

This group was also driving force behind the implementation of the first and only German Bilingual Program in Calgary in 2002, based at Bowcroft Elementary School.

AGEC received charitable status in 2004 (#861260461RR0001) and can issue tax receipts for your donation.


We meet monthly, usually on the second Wednesday of the month, at Richmond Co-op. A notice of meeting and agenda will be published under AGEC News and Events a few days prior to each meeting. The dates of our meetings are also marked in our event calendar. Please feel free to come to our meetings if you would like to get involved!

Our Vision

German language and culture thrive in Calgary.

Our Mission

Support, promote and integrate quality German language programs and cultural activities in Calgary.

Non-Partisan Statement

AGEC is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of German language and culture in Calgary and area. As such, we are politically neutral and do not endorse any political party or candidates.


Funding has gone to:

  • The German Bilingual program at Bowcroft Elementary School

  • The German Language School

  • German Pre-school House Dayhome

  • German Music Classes

  • Waldorf School

  • T.B. Riley Junior High School

  • Ernest Manning High School

  • University of Calgary (German Day for High School students, scholarships for future German teachers)

  • German Connect: Tannenbaum Lightning

We hope to include many more organizations and initiatives in the future. Funding is available for non-profit organizations involved in German language education and/or cultural activities. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact us for further information.

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