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”!
The first brunch is hosted by the Danes on Sunday September 15th. Join us for our "back to school brunch". All attendees will be entered into a back to school prize package draw along with a gift certificate for 2 for the Halloween themed October 27th brunch.
September 21st is our tentative date for the Danish Smorrebordaften, providing we have volunteers to prepare and serve the meal. Anyone interested in volunteering can contact the Danish email box at email@example.com
October 22 is the Danish Canadian Club's Annual General Meeting. Doors open at 6:30 pm and the meeting starts at 7:00 pm
November 17th at 6:30 pm join us for the Juleklip where you can make a variety of Nordic themed Christmas decorations. Open to the public. Bring friends. Must be 12 and older to attend.
December 7th Danish Christmas dinner. Reserve early as tickets do sell out fast. Reserve by emailing number of people in party and the names if possible to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are not online Susan Person will submit your reservation, call Susan at 204-338-2669.
DANISH NATIONAL 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.
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.
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 $35.00/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.
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