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 1, 2016

 

September 8: Next Borrel!!!

September 12: CNBPA meets TIFF
September 13-18: Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals

September 24: start of Dutch lessons Toronto (JK-gr.8)

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS / INHOUDSOPGAVE

 

1 * Upcoming Dutch Treat events

·                                                   September 8: September Borrel

·                                                   October 6: October Borrel
November 3: November Borrel
December 1: December Borrel



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

·                                                   September 10: Book Launch - After Paris

·                                                   September 12: CNBPA meets TIFF: with directors

·                                                   September 13-18: Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals – with Dutch team!

·                                                   September 17: TDSB Registration starts for Dutch lessons (kids JK – grade 8)

·                                                   September 21: Dutch Food & Game Night in Burlington

·                                                   September 22: Waterloo Borrel !

·                                                   September 29: CNBPA presentation – Media Evolution: Impact on Business

·                                                   September 24: TDSB Dutch lessons start (kids JK – grade 8)

 

·                                                   October 10: CNBPA and Canadian German Chamber: Oktoberfest

·                                                   October 22: Netherlands Luncheon Club trip to Stratford

 

·                                                   November 10: EUFF showing Publieke Werken

·                                                   November 26: Netherlands Luncheon Club Sinterklaas/Christmas Brunch

·                                                   November 29: CNBPA Annual General Meeting

 

3 * Dutch Language Education / Nederlandse lessen

Update September 2016: the 2016/2017 School Year

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

·            HALTON/Oakville: Hopefully restarting this year!

 

 

4 * Requests and inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

·                                            Babysitter gezocht

 

 

5 * News / Nieuws

·            More to follow soon - Please stay tuned, thanks for your patience

 

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1* Upcoming Dutch Treat events

 

Thursday September 8: BORREL

The September Borrel is just around the corner. We meet every first (this month the 2nd) 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.

Yohan and Regina will be hosting again.

Spread the word!

See you all on Thursday!!

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 6:30pm – 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:

·                                                   October 6

·                                                   November 3

·                                                   December 1

 

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2    * Upcoming other Dutch-Canadian events


September 10: Book Launch - After Paris

Written by Renny deGroot (MacKinnon), After Paris, is about a Dutch nurse who forged her identity with skill and courage during WW1 in France, struggles to overcome family conflict and self doubt as that identity melts away after the war; leading her to flee to Canada in search of answers.

The author’s debut novel, Family Business, was shortlisted for the 2015 Kobo Emerging Writer Prize.

The book launch will feature a reading from the book, food & beverages, music, and book signing.

When: September 10 (3-5pm)
Where: Real Mo-Mo’s, 51 Colborne St, Toronto
Everybody invited, though http://rennydegroot.com/ suggests to RSVP, as space is limited.


September 12: CNBPA meets TIFF: with directors

The CNBPA invited two Dutch filmmakers to talk about their work and show bits and pieces of their film premieres at TIFF:
- Alex Pitstra (Bezness as Usual)
-
Mijke de Jong (Layla M).

At Investigation Counsel PC, 350 Bay St, suite 300
From 6pm

For more information, including registration and ticket price, surf: here.


September 13-18: Beach Volleyball World Tour Finals – with Dutch team!

The organization of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour have asked us to spread the word about the Tour Finals being organized next week in Toronto. The best Dutch team will be participating: Alexander Brouwer and Robert Meeuwsen come fresh of their BRONZE MEDAL at the Rio Olympics!

The games are held at Polson Pier, with all information: here.


September 17: TDSB Registration starts for Dutch lessons (kids JK – grade 8)
September 24: TDSB Dutch lessons start (kids JK – grade 8)

Registration for Dutch lessons in Toronto starts September 17, the first class is September 24. Lessons are for children from Kindergarten to grade 8.

Lessons are provided at Woodbine Junior High School, 2900 Don Mills Rd (just north of Fairview Mall).
Lesson times are 9 – 11:30 am, every Saturday morning.
Lessons are FREE – besides a minor material fee of $20 for the entire year.
Make sure to bring kids’ OHIP card to registration.

For more information, please contact Annemarie Leepel via juf.leepel@gmail.com.


September 21: Dutch Food & Game Night in Burlington

A fun evening to celebrate the culture of Burlington’s twin city Apeldoorn.

From the Burlington Mundialization Committee (here):
Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016, 7 - 10 p.m.
FREE admission - Bring your friends and family
Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60, 828 Legion Rd., Burlington, Ont.
Contact the Legion at 905-639-6060 or canadianlegion60@cogeco.net to register.
Enjoy great Dutch food and drink and participate in the Sjoelbak tournament a traditional Dutch table top game.


September 22: Waterloo Borrel !

Paula D. Verlegh is inviting everybody Dutch and Dutch-Canadian to a Borrel (and games) at Games on Tap in Waterloo (321 Weber St. N).
Date: Thursday, September 22.


September 23: Dutch Drop-in Dinner – by Justin Go!

Back at Depanneur, Justin Go c.s. is switching it up with andijviestamppot instead of boerenkool (ENG: Escarole instead of Kale).

From 6-9pm. More information: here.


September 29: CNBPA presentation – Media Evolution: Impact on Business

Three Dutch-Canadian media professionals talk about the changing world of media consumption and consumer behaviour. The introduction of smartphones, wearables, social media, online and mobile banking heavily influence the day to day practice of businesses.
With:
- Sebastiaan Postma (Programmatic Strategist at The Weather Network)
- Michel van den Berg (driving force behind Canadian Tire's WoW Guide and app)
- Darryl Konynenberg (Media lead at Navigator Ltd)

At Navigator Ltd, 21 King Street West Standard Life Centre Suite 1810 Box 100, Toronto
From 6:30pm.

For more information, including registration and ticket price, surf: here.


October 10: CNBPA and Canadian German Chamber: Oktoberfest

More information: here.


October 22: Netherlands Luncheon Club trip to Stratford

NLC’s Annual Pilgrimage to the Stratford, this year to see the musical ‘A Chorus Line’. Bus and lunch included. Info: surf here or call Tim Hogenbirk at 905 828 5195.


November 10: EUFF showing Publieke Werken

On Thursday, November 10th, 2016 the EUFF (European Union Film Festival) opens with a film from the Netherlands.
The film is an adaptation of the book “Publieke Werken” by Thomas Rosenboom. The film is in Dutch with English subtitles.  The English title is: “A Noble Intention.”
The film is directed by Joram Lürsen who will be present for a Q & A with the audience after the viewing.  The Consul General of the Netherlands in Toronto will also be present.

Date: November 10th 2016 at 8:30 pm
Venue: The Royal Cinema, 608 College Street, Toronto
Free admission to all EUFF films (donations welcome)


November 26: Netherlands Luncheon Club Sinterklaas/Christmas Brunch

At the Novotel Toronto Centre, 45 The Esplanade. Information at netherlandsluncheonclub.ca or call Tim Hogenbirk at 905 828 5195.


November 29: CNBPA Annual General Meeting

More information: here.  

 

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

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3 * Dutch Language Education / Nederlandse lessen – 2016/2017

UPDATE September 2016

Classes in TORONTO: Starting September 24 – registration September 17!

Hi Young Families, this is for you!

The Don Mills Middle School always has openings for Saturday Dutch classes. Annemarie, the teacher of this class is a long-standing member if our group and an excellent teacher! Hopefully with more students next year,  the Toronto District School Board may also 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 with friends (just joking 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

2016/2017: Classes start September 24; Registration starts September 17

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

 Wanted: Babysitter (‘naschoolse oppas’)

Received from a Dutch Treat member (in Dutch, as the language is desired):

Gezocht: verantwoordelijke naschoolse oppas die samen met een van ons voor onze kinderen kan zorgen voor 2, 3, of 4 middagen per week (afhankelijk van je interesse en beschikbaarheid).

 

We zijn twee werkende Nederlands-Canadese professionals waarvan een (meestal de moeder; soms de vader) bijna altijd op tijd is om de kinderen van school te halen. Maar ons werk is soms onvoorspelbaar, dus zoeken we een betrouwbare oppas die op tijd op school (bij Bathurst +

Eglinton) kan zijn om de kinderen op te halen en samen met een van ons een paar uur voor de kinderen kan zorgen: veilig naar huis lopen en daarna diverse activiteiten zoals een snack voorbereiden, samen met 1 of

2 kinderen naar de bibliotheek gaan, huiswerk nakijken, misschien een beetje sporten met 1 of 2 kinderen als het mooi weer is, enz. Goede vergoeding op basis van ervaring en geschiktheid. Liefst Nederlandstalig. Vanaf september, liefst voor het schooljaar. Gelieve contact op te nemen op tggr_us@yahoo.com

 

 

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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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