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!

Easter Church Service 2015

Danish Easter Church Service Sunday
March 29, 2015 at 14:00 (2 p.m)
St. John’s Lutheran Church
270 Crichton Street, Ottawa

This winter has been very long, very white and very cold! But spring is on its way, and on Sunday, March 29 at 2:00 p.m. we will celebrate the coming of Easter at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 272 Crichton Street, Ottawa.

Pastor Lars Skjødt-Jakobsen and his wife, Lis, will be here from Grimsby to officiate this service. Let’s hope the weather will be co-operative for their long drive here.

After the service we will meet in the adjacent church hall for coffee/tea and home baked goodies, hoping our usual Church and Bazaar Ladies are willing to bake something for us.

The Christmas Doctor: The True Story of Dr. J.P. Weber by Tom Weber

Available at Amazon.ca.

The Christmas Doctor: the True Story of Dr. J.P. Weber.  His life was saved as a teenager by a wonderful Danish-American nurse.  Motivated by what she had done for him, he became a courageous country doctor in northern Idaho.

After finishing the eighth grade, J. P. Weber decided to catch a freight and head west to labor in railroad construction, save his wages and eventually be able to attend college and become a doctor.  He made quite a bit of money helping lay railroad tracks across Montana and was able to save most of his money for school, but his foreman was brutal.  Because of this, he left the railroad construction job and caught a freight headed for Portland, Oregon, hoping to find work in the timber industry.

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