Annual Queen’s Birthday Party!

As announced in the Danish Club of Ottawa Newsletter.

When:  Saturday, April 16 2016 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 5

Get ready for an evening of good friends, lovely food and plain old fun!

The Queen’s Birthday Party is for everyone at all ages (adults, that is). It’s a great opportunity to spend time with Club friends, catch up with people you may not have seen for while, and get to know other members better. Also, invite friends and family to join you and share in the festivities—it’s a treat they will appreciate.

This year we will return to serving the main meal buffet style, as we used to, and are prepared to lend a helping hand to anyone who requests it. The food is our wonderful traditional birthday fare with herring, shrimp and salmon to start, a main course of flæskesteg, frikadeller and the trimmings, followed by cheese and Danish dessert. It doesn’t get much better than that, does it?

We have hired a DJ, Octave Entertainment, who will bring thousands of your favourite songs. All you have to bring is your dancing shoes.

Spring Church Service 2016

Danish Spring Church Service
Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 14:00 (2 p.m)
St. John’s Lutheran Church
270 Crichton Street, Ottawa

As you know there will be no Easter Church Service this year, as Pastor Lars and his wife, Lis Skjødt-Jakobsen, are vacationing in Denmark and Germany, and are not expected to be back in Canada until March 30th. Instead they will come to Ottawa for a Spring Service on Sunday, April 24, 2016 at 14h00 (2:00 p.m.). By that time surely spring should be here, without the snow and with balmier weather.

 

After the Service we will meet in the adjacent Church Hall for coffee and tea, hoping our usual Church and Bazaar Ladies are willing to bake something for us. Hope to see you there! In the meantime enjoy the coming of spring!

Renew Your Membership for 2016

39540_154799714561847_154794194562399_235684_4476963_nIt is that time again! Time to renew your Danish Club membership for another year!

New memberships and renewals should be sent to us before February 29, 2016.

We’ve attached the Membership Registration Form, please complete the form for yourself and your family and follow the payment instructions on the form.

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.

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.

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).

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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….

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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!