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 you will find the experience to be very “hyggelig”!
Upcoming Danish Club Events:
Saturday October 19, 2019 - The Scandinavian Centre is hosting the annual VIKING FEAST. Danes will be attending to help celebrate the ‘Harvest of the Gods”. Come out to enjoy a fantastic feast and help to represent the ‘Danish Clan’ of vikings in some fun and games. Doors open at 6pm. Tickets are $35/person and reservations are required at email@example.com or by calling the Scandinavian Centre at 204-774-8047.
Sunday October 27, 2019 - The Danish club hosts the Scandinavian Center Brunch, which will have a Halloween Theme. Regular brunch hours are 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 email firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the Scandinavian Centre at 204-774-8047.
Tuesday October 29. 2019 is the Danish Canadian Club's Annual General Meeting. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm.
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 and would love to see your faces at the AGM.
Thursday, November 14th at 6:30 pm join us for Juleklip. Bring friends and we will learn how to make a variety of Nordic themed Christmas decorations. Must be 12 and older to attend. Light snacks available. Silver collection at the door.
Saturday, December 7, 2019 Danish Christmas dinner. Guests will be served a traditional Danish Christmas dinner highlighting; Flæskesteg (roast pork with crackling), rødkål (Danish red cabbage), brunede kartofler (caramelized new potatoes), and ris a l’amande (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
Tickets $40.00/per person. Doors open at 6pm & dinner to follow shortly after. Reservations can be made via email at email@example.com. Please reserve early as this event sells out annually. Include the number of people in your party and their names if possible when sending in your reservation. Members who are not online please call Susan Person and she will submit your reservation.
About our annual Activities and Events:
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 email or by calling the Scandinavian Centre. (See contact information at bottom of this page)
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.
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 Folk Group.
SMØRREBRØDSAFTEN (Danish Sandwich Night)
In Spring and Fall the club hosts a Smørrebrødsaften for members and their guests. These include a 4 course meal, accompanied by some amusing often hilarious participatory activities. These nights are frequent sell-outs and very popular with many of our members.
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.
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.
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 ris alamande (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. Tickets for 2020 are $ /per person. Doors open at 6pm & dinner to follow shortly after. Please reserve early as this event sells out annually.
Highlights of past Danish Club EVENTS:
Our fall Smørrebrødsaften (Sandwich Night) was held on Saturday September 21st. Around 40 members and guests gathered for an evening full of fun, fellowship, and of course great food. The evening’s activities were themed after Danish entertainer Victor Børge and a ‘twoderful’ time was had by all. Mange Tak to volunteer helpers and organizers Jane, Anna-Marie, Elsie, Emma, John, Renee, Kennedy and Barb for helping out with the set-up, food and entertainment preparations, and clean-up.
The first Brunch of the 2019-20 season was hosted by the Danes on Sunday September 15th. Our "back to school brunch" was well attended. A back to school prize package and gift certificate for 2 for the Halloween themed October 27th brunch were won by Alma L and Donna R. Congratulations ! Big Thank You’s go out to our volunteers Robyn, Krista, and Kennedy for helping out with desserts and coffee service, and clean-up.
We were also very honored to have had long time DCC member and invaluable SCC volunteer Albert Nelson and his family join us at brunch to celebrate Albert’s 97th birthday. Congratulations Albert !
DANISH NATIONAL CONFERENCE
This year our club hosted the Danish National Conference for the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada from May 23-26, 2019 here in Winnipeg. It was a very successful conference and we received many compliments from the delegates and attendees from across Canada.
Watch this space for photos of some of the highlights from the conference.
400th ANNIVERSARY JENS MUNK VOYAGE
Did you know about this Denmark to Manitoba connection?
This year we commemorate the 400th anniversary of the voyage of Danish/Norwegian explorer, Jens Munk, who went in search of the Northwest passage on behalf of Danish King Christian IV. He and his crew became stranded in the winter of 1619 near present day Churchill, MB, but against the odds he lived to tell the tale. There will be an exhibition at Travel Manitoba at the Forks this May, featuring this fascinating adventure. The display will be followed by a three month exhibition at Winnipeg’s Millennium Library. You’ll want to come see this.
Visit this Facebook page to learn more about Jens Munk and his historic voyage.
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 P
Vice-President - Robyn R-C
Treasurer - Janis C
Secretary - Karl S