Dutch Treat Canada (Toronto/GTA)

We keep working on our new website. In the meantime, you can reach us at info@dutchtreat.ca (in either Dutch or English)

Are you interested in the Dutch, or Dutch Canadians?

Do you like Dutch events?

Would you like to stay informed about all things Dutch and Dutch-Candian in Toronto and the GTA?

THEN DUTCH TREAT IS THE ORGANIZATION FOR YOU!

To sign up for the membership: simply send address info and e-mail to info@dutchtreat.ca (it’s free!)
NB schrijf ons gerust in het Nederlands! J

 

DUTCH TREAT NEWS
updated: June 5, 2018

June 7: June Borrel!!!

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS / INHOUDSOPGAVE

 

1 * Upcoming Dutch Treat events

·                                                                         June 7: June Borrel

·                                                                         July 5: July Borrel

·                                                                         August 2: August Borrel 

 



2 * Upcoming other Dutch-Canadian events / Meer Cana-Nederlandse activiteiten

 

·                                                                         Mon-Thu. June 11-14: Four Day Evening Walk (Dundas Conservation Area)

·                                                                         Fri. June 15: Breakthroughs Film Festival shows Night by Joosje Duk

·                                                                         Sat. June 16: Luncheon Club Indonesian Buffet

·                                                                         Fri. June 22: CAANS Book Presentation – NOORD by Sien Volders

·                                                                         Wed. June 27: CNBPA Members Day

·                                                                         Thu. June 28: Netherlands vs. Canada (wheelchair Basketball)

·                                                                         July 28 – August 12: Concert screening of André Rieu’s Amore – My tribute to Love Concert

·                                                                         Sat. August 11: Kumpulan

·                                                                         Until September 8: Water for Life exhibition in Niagara Falls History Museum

·                                                                         Sat. September 29: Luncheon Club to Stratford

·                                                                         Tue. October 30: Luncheon Club Liberation Event

·                                                                         Sat. November 3: Kumpulan

·                                                                         Thu. November 22: CNBPA AGM

·                                                                         Sat. December 1: Luncheon Club Sinterklaas/Christmas Luncheon

 

3 * Dutch Language Education / Nederlandse lessen

Update September 2017: the 2017/2018 School Year

·                                                                         TORONTO: Lessons starting – more students very much welcome!

·                                                                         HALTON/Oakville: Hopefully restarting in the future!

 

 

4     * Requests and inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen


Moral restitution for internees in the Dutch East Indies

·                                                                         More info to follow soon – please stay tuned, thanks for the continued patience! 

 

 

5 * News / Nieuws

·                                                                         More info to follow soon – please stay tuned, thanks for the continued patience! 

 

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1* Upcoming Dutch Treat events

                               

Thursday, June 7: BORREL

Hosted by Regina de Leeuw and JanJaap Weeda, we meet every first Thursday of the month at Fynns, 489 King St. West.

No need to be Dutch, everyone is welcome, but if you want to practice some Dutch, this is the place to be. Show up, have a drink, meet a couple of new friends. The focus is social interaction, meeting people, networking and conversation.

We are also looking into some additional events in different locations (Oakville/Burlington? Toronto East? North GTA? Suggestions welcome: here); 

Place: Fynn’s of Temple Bar, 489 King St W, in Toronto.
Time: Everybody is welcome from 7pm – but feel free to come later (after dinner?), as we are sure to still be there.
RSVP: not necessary, but appreciated (so we can let the people of Fynn’s know): via e-mail, or on the Facebook event page

Tentative schedule for further borrels:

·                                                                         July 5, 2018

·                                                                         August 2, 2018

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2    * Upcoming other Dutch-Canadian events

 

Mon-Thu. June 11-14: Four Day Evening Walk (Dundas Conservation Area)
The beautiful Dutch tradition of the Avondvierdaagse. This is the 28th edition – and despite a shortage of volunteers, hopefully not the last.
Choice between a challenging (9km) or relaxing (5km) route. Earn an official medal. A leisurely walk, for enjoyment only. Non-competitive, no fundraising. Yummy treats along the way!
More information (and online registration) at www.4dew.com.

Fri. June 15: Breakthroughs Film Festival shows Night by Joosje Duk
Breakthroughs Film Festival is Canada devoted exclusively to short films by emerging female directors from around the world. Night, by Dutch-American director Joosje Duk, will show June 15, from 7:30pm at the Royal Cinema in Toronto (608 College St).
About Night (9:30):
When Sue’s cousin Genelva visits her from Suriname, they want to go out to a fancy club with Sue’s two best friends. But after having an unpleasant encounter with the club’s bouncer at the door, the course of their night changes completely.
More information, and tickets, at www.breakthroughsfilmfestival.com.

Sat. June 16: Netherlands Luncheon Club Summer Event
Indonesian Style Buffet; at Holland Christian Homes, Brampton.

Dedicated to the memory of Tim Hogenbirk, who suddenly and tragically passed May 14.

For more information visit www.luncheon.ca.

Fri. June 22: CAANS Book Presentation – NOORD by Sien Volders
8pm, in the Alumni hall 400, 121 St. Joseph Street. TTC stop Museum, or parking behind the building.

Please note: presentation will be in in Dutch.
About Noord (in Dutch):
In de vroege jaren tachtig trekt Sarah, een jonge zilversmid op een kantelpunt in haar leven, voor een tijd naar het noorden. Ze komt in een afgelegen goudzoekersstadje terecht en ontmoet er Mary, die de enige winkel en het postkantoor uitbaat. Het pad van beide vrouwen kruist dat van twee mannen: mannen die leven voor muziek, vrijheid en het ongetemde bestaan. Gaandeweg leert Sarah hoe Mary's leven een voorafspiegeling is geweest van het hare en wat het betekent vrij te zijn.
About the Presentation (in Dutch):
Sien Volders is een Vlaamse auteur die een opgemerkt debuut schreef dat zich afspeelt in Vancouver in de Yukon, het hoge noorden van Canada.
De lezing voor CAANS gaat over haar liefde voor boeken, het noorden, de wildernis en Canada. Ze gaat in op de ontstaansgeschiedenis van het verhaal, in het bijzonder op de uitzonderlijke setting ervan.
Een aantal onderwerpen uit het boek (bluegrass, Athabaskische folk en zilversmeedkunst) worden verder uitgediept.
De auteur leest voor uit eigen werk en beantwoordt vragen van het publiek.

June 27: CNBPA Members Day
From 6pm. For more information visit www.cnbpa.ca.

June 28: Netherlands vs. Canada (wheelchair Basketball)
The Netherlands is featured in the Toyota Canada Feature Wheelchair Basketball Game.
This is a free event taking place at the Toronto Pan Am Sports Centre, with doors opening at 4:00 PM and tip off at 5:00 PM.
More information at www.wheelchairbasketball.ca.  

July 28 – August 12: Concert screening of André Rieu’s Amore – My tribute to Love Concert
In selected Cineplex movie theatres. More information: here.

August 11: Kumpulan
August 15, 1945 Foundation Kumpulan. 11 a.m., Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton. Info: pmaenhaut@gmail.com.

Until September 8: Water for Life exhibition in Niagara Falls History Museum
Exhibition with works by 37 artists from 18 countries, including three from The Netherlands: Brighart, Wessel Huisman, and Theo Lenartz.
More information here: https://niagarafallsmuseums.ca/exhibitions/future/water-for-life.

September 29: Luncheon Club to Stratford
NLC taking the bus to Stratford for lunch and a viewing of Music Man. For more information visit www.luncheon.ca.

October 30: Luncheon Club Liberation Event
At the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto. For more information visit www.luncheon.ca.

November 3: Kumpulan
August 15, 1945 Foundation Kumpulan. 11 a.m., Holland Christian Homes, 7900 McLaughlin Rd., Brampton. Info: pmaenhaut@gmail.com.

November 22: CNBPA AGM
For more information see www.cnbpa.ca.  

December 1: Luncheon Club Sinterklaas/Christmas Luncheon
For more information see www.luncheon.ca.

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For more events - also those further away from the GTA - in the Dutch Canadian Community please visit: www.dutchcommunitycalendar.ca.

 

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3 * Dutch Language Education /   Nederlandse lessen – 2017/2018

UPDATE September 2017

Classes in TORONTO: Starting September 23 – registration September 16!

Hi Young Families, this is for you!

The Don Mills Middle School always has openings in the TDSB-sponsored Saturday Dutch classes. Annemarie, the teacher of this class is a long-standing member if our group and an excellent teacher! We continue to hope to attract so many students that the Toronto District School Board will open an additional class!

The classes are very (!) inexpensive $20/year (not a typo!). So, give your children the gift learning a language. Think about it: its fun to meet other children and while at class, parents can go for that long desired Saturday brunch (just kidding J)

Here are the details. Contact us if you have any questions: info@dutchtreat.ca, or Annemarie at juf.leepel@gmail.com

Woodbine Junior High School
International Language Elementary Program (TDSB)
Location:  2900 Don Mills Rd, North York
Time:    Saturday 9:00 – 11:30 am
Grades:    JK – grade 8
Cost:        $ 20.00/year

Students can be registered electronically during the summer or on Saturday September 16, between 9:00 and 11:30 at the school, or any Saturday morning at the school.

For more information please email Annemarie Leepel  juf.leepel@gmail.com

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ElementarySchool/BeyondtheClassroom/InternationalLanguagesElementary.aspx

NOW WITH ONLINE REGISTRATION!!!

Classes in HALTON/OAKVILLE: Lessons hopefully resuming

      The Halton District School Board remains interested in offering Dutch language classes, if suitable teachers can be found.

      If they resume, classes are expected to be at West Oak Public School in Oakville, 9:30 am – noon.

For more information and registration, please contact: Ms. Dorothy Whiteley, Program Administrator, International Languages (Elementary) Program, Gary Allan High School (Adult, Alternative & Community Education) - New Street Education Centre Halton District School Board - www.garyallan.ca - Phone:  905-632-2944, ext. 148; Fax: 905-637-5390; Email: whiteleyd@hdsb.ca.

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2. ADULTS

To those with an interest in Dutch language instruction for adults:

In the past, Dutch Treat has sent out an email to gauge the interest in Dutch language instruction as well as an introduction to Dutch culture.  The response was overwhelming and many adults as well as children were tentatively registered as potential students. 

As we aimed to accommodate the children's Dutch language classes first we initiated classes in collaboration with the Toronto District School Board. We would still like to pursue lessons for adults who showed an interest in learning Dutch.

We have had some issues organizing this.

Currently, our steering committee has found three different options to fill the need/want for Dutch language adult classes, according to people's different purposes and goals.


Option 1: UofT Continuing Education

This option is available to people who would like to learn Dutch in order to complete a certificate course.

Dutch in class courses are offered at U of T School of Continuing Studies and they cater to multiple skill levels. The different courses are 8 weeks in length.

Upon completion of 4 levels of courses within a 36 months time limit, a certificate in conversational languages may be obtained.

Go to www.learn.utoronto.ca for more info.  Or contact Ms. Marianne Verheyen, mverheyen@sympatico.ca


Option 2: Semi private/small groups (not available right now, but we continue to explore)

This option will hopefully become available to people who would like to learn about the Dutch language and culture without the aim of completing a certificate course. These classes would be provided in small groups of maximum 5 people and will be taught by a private instructor. Fees will be determined in consultation with the instructor and based on the number of people registering.


Option 3: parallel to children’s classes (not available right now, but we continue to explore)

This option may be available to people who would like to learn about the Dutch language and culture in a parallel class to their children's class (enrolled in the TDSB international language classes).

Please contact info@dutchtreat.ca for more information.

 

Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you!

the Dutch Treat Dutch Language Initiative Steering Group

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4 * Request and Inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

 

Moral restitution for internees in the Dutch East Indies

Sent in by the Municipality of The Hague:

May 31: This afternoon, Mayor Krikke of The Hague inaugurated the Advisory Committee for Individual Moral Restitution for internees in the Dutch East Indies. This advisory committee will advise the municipality on individual applications for moral restitution.
On 1 June 2018, the individual regulation for moral restitution for internees in the Dutch East Indies will start. Until 31 May 2019, private owners of buildings in The Hague or their surviving relatives who paid ground rent and street tax after the war over the period 1942-1945, may submit an application.

Back taxes for private owners
After the Second World War, the municipality of The Hague may have imposed back taxes on home owners who were in the Dutch East Indies during the Second World War. They or their surviving relatives were obliged to pay ground rent and street tax over the years 1942-1945.

Municipality decides for moral restitution
After 1945, the municipality of The Hague was strongly focused on reconstruction and where municipal taxes were concerned, chose a strictly legal approach. In retrospect, the municipality feels that this approach was too one-sided. The municipal executive and the municipal council of The Hague consider it important to rectify the actions of that time and have decided to implement this individual moral restitution.

Advisory Committee for Individual Moral Restitution
The committee will be chaired by Mr S. Delhaye RA, chairman of the Indisch Platform. The other committee members are Ms A.W. Everts-Kuik on behalf of the Dutch East Indies community and Ms E. van der Waerden MA, municipal archivist from The Hague.

www.denhaag.nl/indischmoreelrechtsherstel offers you more information and the application form.

·                                                                         More To follow - Please stay tuned

 

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5    * News / Nieuws

 

·                                                                         More To follow - Please stay tuned

 

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Dutch Treat Canada is a (free) social and cultural organization serving the Dutch-Canadian community in Toronto and the GTA. We organize a number of activities for various people: young and old; families, couples and singles; in and outside the city. We communicate in both Dutch and English.

Dutch Treat has more than 1500 members (summer 2013), plus hundreds more on Facebook (which is not always current, please refer to our e-mail membership) and reaches an estimated 3000+ Dutch-Canadians through its electronic Newsletter.

It goes without saying we celebrate national holidays like Queen's Day, Sinterklaas, and others. We also organize monthly borrels ('drinks', 'pubnights') in the evening (typically on the last Friday of the month) and regular daytime events. We have Winter Sports Days, Easter Parties, Picnics, Billiard Evenings, a number of cultural outings and much, much more. In relevant years we try to organize ‘Soccer Parties’ to watch World or Euro Cup matches together - the World Cup Final in 2010 attracted 1000s of enthusiastic fans.

In our regular newsletters we try to keep our members informed, also about activities of other Dutch-Canadian events and activities in Toronto and the GTA. Currently, the membership is free of cost.

If you want information, or are interested in becoming a member (we are Dutch, it is free!), please e-mail info@dutchtreat.ca (and indicate your preference for Dutch or English newsletters!). Feel free to join our Facebook group as well, at https://www.facebook.com/groups/DutchTreatCanada, but please be advised that e-mail and website are our preferred (and more current) means of communication.

Henriette Grootenhuis, Marjan Lahuis en Wilmar Kortleever,

Board of Management
Dutch Treat Canada, Toronto/GTA

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