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”!
DANISH NATIONAL CONFERENCE
May 23-26th, 2019, to be held at the hotel Fort Garry, Winnipeg. Manitoba. Our main theme for the conference will be of Danish/Norwegian explorer, Jens Munk, who in the winter of 1619 found himself stranded in Churchill, MB. We will have an exhibition at Travel Manitoba at the Forks which will be followed by a three month exhibition at the Millennium Library. Visitors from across Canada as well as from Denmark will participate in the conference, including Danish Ambassador to Canada. During the Conference we hope to have a flag ceremony at City Hall to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Dannebrog, the Danish flag. This is yet to be confirmed by the City. We invite and encourage anyone who is interested in helping us in the planning of these events.
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.
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 - Spring Smørrebrødsaften. Please join us for this special evening. The cost is $30.00/person and reservations are requested by emailing email@example.com or by calling Susan Person at 204-338-2669.
The Danish Canadian Club is involved in hosting Sunday Brunches throughout the year. Regular brunch hours 10:30 am to 1:00 pm. Cost is $15.00 adults and teens/ $7.50 children ages 7-12 / free for 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 TBA.
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 TBA.
CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PARTY
The Scandinavian Center holds a joint Children’s Christmas Party every winter. Join the party as we celebrate the traditions of Christmas from the Nordic Countries. Admission is free. There’s games, music, tree decorating, crafts, snacks, face painting, and a visit from Santa.
DANISH CHRISTMAS DINNER
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 TBA and cost is $35.00/per person. Doors open at 6pm & dinner to follow shortly after. Reservations can be made via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please reserve early as this event sells out annually.
EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBERS of the DANISH CANADIAN CLUB
(The DCC meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month (excluding July and August) at 7:30 pm at the Scandinavian Centre.)
President- Susan Person
Vice-President - Robyn Rempel-Carriere
Treasurer - Janis Chase
Secretary - Karl Sorensen