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
This year, the Danish Canadian Club of Manitoba is very pleased to welcome the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada for the 2019 Danish Canadian Conference from May 23-26th. The Conference will be held at the Hotel Fort Garry in Winnipeg. Visitors from across Canada as well as from Denmark will participate, including the Danish Ambassador to Canada. The theme for the conference is “The Arctic - Past, Present, and Future”. Within this theme, we acknowledge the 400th anniversary of the voyage of Danish/Norwegian explorer, Jens Munk, who in the winter of 1619 found himself stranded near present day Churchill, MB. We are also very excited to share that during the Conference there will be a flag ceremony at Winnipeg City Hall to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Dannebrog, the Danish flag.
Registration for the Conference is now closed.
However if you would like information about any of the events, or are interested in volunteering please contact us at: 2019DanishConference@gmail.com
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.
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.
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 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. The date this year is TBA and we will begin taking reservations TBA. Tickets $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