Christmas Church Service – December 13, 2015

Danish Christmas Church Service
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 2 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church
272 Crichton Street, Ottawa

The year is quickly coming to an end and in The Danish Club of Ottawa we celebrate this beautiful Christmas Season with our traditional and much beloved Christmas Service. Pastor Kenneth Berg, Toronto, will read the traditional “juleevangelie” and we will sing our much-loved Danish Christmas hymns. The Church is beautifully decorated this time of year, and lends a warm and comforting atmosphere to this Service.

Afterwards we meet in the adjacent Church Hall for coffee or tea and “æbleskiver med syltetøj”. Some home baked Christmas goodies would be most welcome to add to this festive table.

Everyone is welcome! Hope to see you there.

On behalf of the Church Committee
Vita Christensen


Family Christmas Party – December 6, 2015

It is hard to believe but Christmas is just around the corner! Our Annual Children’s Christmas Party is on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM at St. John’s Lutheran Church (272 Crichton Street, Ottawa).



This event is a great opportunity to come together with other families in the club to share some of Denmark’s Christmas traditions, including singing and dancing around the Christmas tree, special crafts, and of course, enjoying Danish goodies, such as Æbleskiver. We will be joined by ParLUGment who will bring some of their LEGO for a hands-on experience and there will be a Duplo corner for the little ones. Rumour has it we might even be visited by a special guest dressed in “red” who will distribute gifts to all the good boys and girls.

If you plan to attend please complete the registration form send it in by December 1, 2015.

We hope to see many of you there!

Annual Christmas Bazaar – November 14, 2015


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Saturday, November 14, 2015
11:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Lakeside Gardens, Ottawa

shrimp smorbrod It’s that time of year again! The Danish Club’s Annual Christmas Bazaar is by far our most popular event. We have a wide variety of excellent offers, including:

  • a restaurant with many delicious kinds of smørrebrød (open-face sandwiches)
  • a bakery with real Danish pastry, and many other edible Danish goodies to take home and enjoy with your family & friends
  • Danish embroidery and decorations
  • a lottery with excellent prizes
  • a book table with a selection that varies from year to year and
  • lots more….

bazaar needle
The Christmas Bazaar will be held again this year at the Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre (a.k.a. Lakeside Gardens). From the Queensway, take the Pinecrest exit and travel north until you can get no further. You will then be in the centre’s parking lot. Entry and parking are free.

Come one, come all!! Enjoy some Danish pastries, traditional open face sandwiches, christmas decorations and gifts. Tell your friends, your neighbours, your work colleagues!!

See you there!!

Upcoming Club Events

Dear Danish Club members,

Just a reminder of the Harvest Church Service this coming Sunday, October 4 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 272 Crichton Street, Ottawa.

Also, don’t forget about Bingo, Friday October 16, at the Church Hall, same address as above. Even if you are not a “bingo person”, come and join us for the company and the food, plus there is always a chance you will walk away
with a duck or a roast under the arm, or a bottle of wine or a lovely gift
basket. PLEASE NOTE: the starting time is 7:30, NOT 7:00.

See you there!


Canadian Nordic Society Event – October 6, 2015

The Canadian Nordic Society

His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden
Tuesday, October 5, 2015, 7:30 p.m.
Army Officers’ Mess
149 Somerset Street West
(north side of Somerset, just east of Elgin Street)

The Canadian Nordic Society is honoured to present His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden who be presenting on the topic of Swedish Foreign Policy-Priorities and Challenges

Click here for more information.

Annual General Meeting (AGM) – September 25, 2015

Our next AGM is scheduled for 19:00 (7:00pm) on Friday, September 25, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church Hall. The address is 270 Crichton St. Ottawa.

We have become very good at keeping the business portion of the evening short, leaving more time at the end to enjoy some good food and some sort of beverage (cold and hot) and to catch up on news and gossip. If you come out for this event, you will hear a bit about how the past year went, what we did, and how much money that cost or made. Most importantly, we will also elect the board of directors for next year. As always, some will retire or take a break from the board, but others will continue so there will be some continuity.

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The Queen turns 75 and the Club turns 40!


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As announced in the Danish Club of Ottawa Newsletter.

When:  Saturday, April 18 2015 at 18.00 (6:00 p.m.)
Where:  Ron Kolbus Lakeside Centre, Britannia Beach, 102 Greenview Avenue
Registration Form:  Click here  – registration DEADLINE is April 1

These things we need to celebrate!

The food will be by Essence Catering and it will include herring, salmon, shrimp, flæskesteg (pork roast) and frikadeller (Danish meat balls). There will be a very nice dessert and a bit of cheese as well. Essence Catering is run by Chef Jason Laurin, a Cordon Bleu Cuisine and Pastry graduate, and it has a very good reputation. We can expect the best! In previous years we have had a buffet, but this year the food will be served at your table, family style. As always, Aalborg aquavit, Danish beer, wine and soft drinks will be available at the bar.

We are bringing back an old favourite to entertain us with his music for the dance after the dinner. Johnny Vegas is well-known in Ottawa, having performed over a number of years with a repertoire that is founded on music from the “Rat Pack”, but stretches over Elvis Presley and the Beatles to Rolling Stones and he does know the words to “Rock the Casbah” if it should come to that. He played for us in 2001 and he remembers that somebody asked for “Blueberry Hill” that night. It was not part of his repertoire then, but since he’s coming back he has now learned it and will include it. That’s Johnny for you.

There will be door prizes and there will be a lottery, there will be old friends and there will be new friends – this is a night not to be missed. Invite your friends, your neighbours, your colleagues and let’s show them how Danes have a party!


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