Velkommen to the Danish Canadian Club
The Danish Canadian Club (DCC) is an independent organization which has membership in The Federation of Danish Associations in Canada. The Winnipeg club takes an active role in promoting Danish culture and heritage through the events it hosts each year and we welcome everyone to attend any of our events
We encourage people with Danish backgrounds to explore their heritage through the Scandinavian Centre and we are certain they will find the experience to be very “hygge”!
We offer Danish Language Classes based on demand. We are able to offer both beginner and intermediate classes. If you are interested in Danish Language classes, contact the Scandinavian Centre or a member of the Danish executive board.
Current Executive and board members:
- President – Susan Person
- Vice President – Robyn Rempel-Carriere
- Treasurer – Jane Meech
- Secretary – Kathy Lapeire
- Janis Chase
- Ruth and Albert Nelson
- Karl Sorensen
- Barb Nault
- John Markmann
- Elsie Jensen
- Karen Lee
- Emma Godfredsen
- Jennifer Sigfusson
The DCC meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August) at 7:30 pm at the Scandinavian Centre.
In the fall and spring you can join us for a traditional Danish evening of herring, open-faced sandwiches, a warm entree, followed by a selection of cheeses and fruit. Dine Danish style with good conversation, good food and drinks.
TBA – Fall Smørrebrødaften . Please join us for this special evening. The cost is $30.00/person and reservations are requested by calling Susan Person at 204-338-2669.
The Danish Canadian Club is hosting the Sunday Brunch TBA. Regular brunch hours 10:30 am – 1:00 pm. Cost is $15.00 adults and teens/ $7.50 children ages 7-12 / free children 6 and under. Reservations are requested by calling the Scandinavian Centre at 204-774-8047.
Did you know that Danes eat on average 26 pounds of candy per year per person? Danes are the highest consumers of candy products in the world. The Danish room turns into a Danish candy shop during the Folklorama season, offering visitors a variety of homemade and imported Danish sweets and licorices. It is a must see and taste for the Folklorama season and compliments the lovely food and entertainment provided by members of the Scandinavian Cultural Centre.
Annual General Meeting
We encourage all members to come out for the Annual General Meeting (AGM). It is at this time we share the highlights of the past year and plan for the upcoming year. We value the input of our members. Next AGM date is Tuesday, October 30th, 2018. Registration starts at 7pm with the meeting commencing at 7:30pm. This is the time where you can voice your opinions and bring forward suggestions of events you would like to see happening in your club.
What better way to start the holiday season, by learning how to make woven paper heart baskets, Christmas stars and a variety of other traditional Danish and Scandinavian Christmas decorations. The best part is you get to take home, all that you make. This event is open to anyone over the age of 12. A silver collection is taken at the door to finance the craft supplies. Come join us on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 6pm.
Children’s Christmas Party
This year the Scandinavian Center will be holding a joint Children’s Christmas Party. Join the party as we celebrate the traditions of Christmas from the Nordic Countries on Saturday, November 24, 2018. Admission is free. There will be games, music, tree decorating, crafts, snacks, face painting, and a visit from Santa.
Danish Christmas Dinner
This dinner sells out each year and you are encouraged to get your tickets early! You will be served a traditional Danish Christmas dinner highlighting; Flæskesteg (roast pork with crackling), rødkål (Danish red cabbage), brunede kartofler (caramelized new potatoes), and risalamande (rice pudding with almonds). The evening is guaranteed to get you in the holiday mood and will have you singing Christmas carols and trying your luck at the auction table. The date this year is Saturday, December 1st, 2018 and cost is $35.00/per person. Doors open at 6pm & dinner to follow shortly after.
*Jens Munk t-shirts on sale now!*
Our lovely Jens Munk t-shirts are selling fast. These are great quality shirts in black cotton emblazoned with the Danish Flag printed on a striking polar bear motif. Just $20/each, the T’s are available in men’s and women’s sizes.