The Danish Federation’s 30th Conference was held at the Danish Canadian Club in Calgary from 26-29 May, 2011. The Conference consisted of business meetings, presentations relating to the theme, as well as social get-togethers such as traditional Danish lunches and a festive Banquet.

The theme was “Then and Now” and the Danish Canadian Conference in Calgary focused on the Vikings. Professor Chris Hale of the University of Alberta gave a comprehensive and interesting overview of the Viking explorations and settlements in the Northwest Atlantic.

There were “real live” Vikings that performed, displaying their battle dress as well as weaponry and how these various weapons were used.

Election results were as follows: Re-elected president, vice-president and secretary were Rolf Christensen, Ole Larsen and Ella Wolder. Bendix Andersen was elected treasurer and Erik Hogh was re-appointed auditor

The Danish Lutheran Church in Toronto will be hosting the 2012 Danish Canadian Conference.

Rolf Buschardt Christensen

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