Please note that the Club’s Fastelavn Celebration scheduled for Sunday, February 22, has been cancelled due to low registration. We look forward to hosting the event again next year!
It is that time again! Time to renew your Danish Club membership for another year!
We ask those renewing to send their membership to us before February 28, 2015.
New members are
We’ve attached the Membership Registration Form, please complete the form for yourself and your family and return to us along with a cheque payable to the “The Danish Club of Ottawa”.
As a non-profit organization we rely heavily on the help of volunteers. The main reason The Danish Club of Ottawa has continued for survived for over 38 years is because of all the wonderful volunteers that have been so generous with their time. If you are able to donate some time to help us at any of our events please complete the volunteer section of the membership registration form.
In addition, we also welcome your ideas for any new events, activities, etc. Please feel free to send us an email with your ideas and/or write your ideas on the back of the Membership Registration Form.
We appreciate your continued support and look forward to another year of activities and hyggelige times with the new and continuing members of The Danish Club of Ottawa.
It is hard to believe but Christmas is just around the corner! Our Annual Children’s Christmas Party is on Sunday, December 7, 2014 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, 2014.
We hope to see many of you there!
The Canadian Nordic Society
H.E. Niels Boel Abrahamsen, Ambassador of Denmark
Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 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 H.E. Niels Boel Abrahamsen, Ambassador of Denmark to Canada to address the next meeting of the Canadan Nordic Society on Wednesday, November 26, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. on the subject of Denmark-Canada relationships.
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1:00 PM Sunday, November 2, 2014
303 Paterson Hall, Carleton University
Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga
William W. Fitzhugh, Director, Arctic Studies Center,
Department of Anthropology, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C.
“Vikings: the North Atlantic Saga” explores the little-known story of the dramatic Viking/Norse expansion across the North Atlantic between 850 and 1000 AD, and their explorations and settlement in Greenland and Northeastern North America. Special emphasis is on fads and fallacies in popular beliefs about “Vikings” in North America as contrasted with new archaeological evidence from Arctic and Subarctic regions where Norse contacts occurred with Native Americans — both Inuit and Indian. Finally, the lecture addresses the likely causes of failure of the western Norse colonies and implications for future human Arctic endeavours.
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Our AGM was held on October 3 and it was a very successful AGM in many ways. It was well attended and it was chaired by Rolf Christensen who kept the meeting flowing and told us about the Danish Canadian Conference, which was held in Ottawa earlier this year.
I am writing this as the new president of the club, although instead of “new”, “recycled” might be a more fitting description. Regardless, I am happy to do it again and I was excited to see a number of new faces at the AGM and especially that some of them joined the new board.
From the outgoing board, Grethe Kryger, Peter Jensen and Steven Hansen are not returning. I thank them for their contributions; they have done a lot of work for the club.
Those from the old board who are continuing also deserve a big thank-you for agreeing to do so! They are: Vita Christensen (Vice President), Vibeke Reid (Secretary), Bodil Jensen (Treasurer), Brittany Hansen, Neal Petersen and Sue Vye. An extra special thank-you to Vita for having been our President at the helm for the last year!
The new board is sporting three new members. They are: Jeff Jessen, Diane Nolan (“once a Nielsen, always a Nielsen!”) and Jessica Tomlin. I am very happy to have them onboard!
The new board has an excellent mix of younger and older people and it has people who are new to the board and people who have been there a while. I am very excited about the next 12 months and it should be interesting to see what we can do!
Danish Canadian Conference
May 22 – 25, 2014
Westin Hotel, Ottawa
The Danish Club of Ottawa is extremely pleased to host the Danish Canadian Conference of the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada this spring, and we would like for all club members to be part of it – as it promises to be interesting, informative and a lot of fun!
The conference is a marvellous opportunity to meet people from other Danish clubs and organizations from across the country and find out what they are doing. You can attend a single event or two, or sign up for the whole conference, if you like.
The theme of the Conference is “Getting Involved” and we encourage you to do just that! Join the conference delegates for social events, take in presentations on fascinating topics and enjoy making new acquaintances.
Most of all please join us in giving our visitors a warm and hospitable welcome to Ottawa!
The Conference Program at a Glance – See REGISTRATION FORM for information and cost. Registration is required for all events.