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: September 12, 2018

 

September 19: September BURLINGTON Borrel – NEW!!!

October 4: October TORONTO Borrel

 

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS / INHOUDSOPGAVE

 

1 * Upcoming Dutch Treat events

·                                                                                                                      September 19: September Burlington Borrel

·                                                                                                                      October 4: October Toronto Borrel

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

 

·                                                                                                                      September 6 – 16: TIFF Toronto International Film Festival

·                                                                                                                      Sat. September 15: TDSB Dutch lessons registration
Sat. September 22: TDSB Dutch lessons start

·                                                                                                                      Tue. September 18: CNBPA Pub Night with Belgians, British, Bulgarians, Irish

·                                                                                                                      Sat. September 29: Luncheon Club to Stratford

·                                                                                                                      POSTPONED (prev oct.3): Ambassador Henk van der Zwan speaks at Netherlands Luncheon Club

·                                                                                                                      Tue. October 30: Luncheon Club Liberation Event

·                                                                                                                      Sat. November 3: Kumpulan

·                                                                                                                      Thu. November 22: CNBPA AGM

·                                                                                                                      Sat. November 24: DCA/DUCA Sinterklaas celebration.

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

 

3 * Dutch Language Education / Nederlandse lessen

September 2018 – TDSB classes update

 


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     * Requests and inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

 

·                                                                                                     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


Wednesday, September 19 20: BURLINGTON BORREL

Inspired by the Borrels in Toronto, but not able to always travel downtown, Lissy Botman and Julie Jehu have started a Borrel for everybody in the west end of the GTA!
This month they will meet on Wednesday, September 19, at Max Resto Lounge in Burlington (2180 Itabashi Way).

Be prepared for lots of " hollandse gezelligheid " and new faces. There is no need to be Dutch, everyone is welcome! Bring your friends, family, spouse, partner, neighbor and lets have a fantastic night! :)

Let us know if you are coming by responding to the event and hit the button " Going " at the Event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1723096327739948/. !

Place: Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington.
Time: 6 – 9 pm
RSVP: appreciated: on the Facebook event page

Tentative schedule for further Burlington borrels:

·                                                                                                     October 17, 2018

 

Thursday, October 4: TORONTO 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:

·                                                                                                     November 8, 2018

 

 

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2    * Upcoming other Dutch-Canadian events

 

September 6 – 16: TIFF
The Toronto International Film Festival again has some Dutch, Belgian, and Dutch-language movies this year. Check it out at www.tiff.net, among others:

·         Girl (Director: Lukas Dhont), BEL. Public showings Sept. 8, 9, 16.

·         Retrospekt (Dir: Esther Rots), NED. Public showings Sept. 8, 10, 16.

Also, among others:

·         L'été et tout le reste (Sven Bresser), Bel (in French). Part of ‘Short Cuts’ program, public showings Sept. 11, 16.

·         This Magnificent Cake! (Emma de Swaef, Marc James Roels), BEL/FRA/NED (multiple languages). Part of ‘Short Cuts’ program, public showings Sept. 11, 16.

·         Angel (Koen Mortier), BEL (in French). Public Showings Sept. 11, 13, 15.

·         Light as Feathers (Rosanne Pel), NED (in Polish). Public Showings Sept. 9, 11, 15.

·         The Trial (Sergei Loznitsa), NED (in Russian). Public Showings Sept. 10, 12.

·         When Arabs Danced (Jawad Rhalib), BEL (multiple languages). Public showings Sept. 13, 14, 15.

 

Sat. September 15: TDSB Dutch lessons registration
Sat. September 22: TDSB Dutch lessons start
The fabulous Juf (Ms.) Leepel is again teaching the Dutch lessons provided by the TDSB for kids JK – grade 8!
For 2.5h every week, lessons are free (only a one-time $20 materials fee). Lessons are held at Woodbine Middle School (2900 Don Mills Rd, just north of Fairview Mall).

Registration is Saturday, September 15 – or on any Saturday thereafter (bring Health card and OEN – Ontario Education Number, which is on all school report cards).
Lessons start September 22 (9-11:30am).

For more information mail Annemarie Leepel: juf.leepel@gmail.com!


Tue. September 18: CNBPA Pub Night with Belgians, British, Bulgarians, Irish
At PJ O’Brien’s Pub, 39 Colborne St. From 6pm. More information at www.cnbpa.ca.

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.

POSTPONED: Ambassador Henk van der Zwan speaks at Netherlands Luncheon Club
Stay tuned for new date! At Novotel Toronto Centre, from 11:30 a.m. More information at 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.  

Sat. November 24: DCA/DUCA Sinterklaas celebration.
For kids (and adults) of all ages! At Thornhill Community Centre.

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 –

UPDATE September 2018

Classes in TORONTO: Starting in September

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 – only one $20 material fee for the whole 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:    Saturdays 9:00 – 11:30 am
Grades:    JK – grade 8
Cost:        $ 20.00/year

Students can be registered electronically during the summer, on September 15 (9:00 - 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

 

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.

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 – which are still going strong.

We would still like to pursue lessons for adults who showed an interest in learning Dutch.

We have had some issues organizing this, mainly due to lack of teachers.


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

 

·                                                                         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 almost 1300 members (summer 2018), plus 1700+ 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 Newsletters.

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.

Board of Management
Dutch Treat Canada, Toronto/GTA

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Dutch Treat is a client of OYOP.