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-Canadian 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!

DUTCH TREAT NEWS
updated: November 28, 2022 

2022 FIFA World Cup Soccer (men)

Upcoming games:

Nov. 29 (10am EST): NETHERLANDS v. Qatar

Dec. 1 (10am EST): CANADA v. Morocco

Watch the Games: at SCHOOL Restaurant, at Borrel Cafe, and
Watch the Games (II): at Blk Swan (Oakville), Queens Hotel Restaurant (Barrie), and Rusty Wrench Brewing Company (Strathroy)!

 

RESTARTED: DUTCH TREAT BORRELS IN TORONTO – this Thursday, December 1 !!!

SOON (hopefully) Dutch Treat Borrels restarting in Oakville/Burlington

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS / INHOUDSOPGAVE

 

 

1 * Upcoming Dutch Treat events / Eerstvolgende Dutch Treat activiteiten

RESTARTED: TORONTO BORRELS – NEW DAYS, NEW LOCATION (Amsterdam Brewery)

·           December 1, 2022, from 7pm: Borrel in Toronto (Amsterdam Brewery, 245 Queens Quay West)

·           January 5, 2023 from 7pm: Borrel in Toronto (Amsterdam Brewery, 245 Queens Quay West)

 

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

Ongoing until December 18, 2022: FIFA World Cup Soccer (men)

·           Nov. 29 (10am ES): NETHERLANDS v. Qatar

3 * News / Nieuws   

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

4 * Dutch Language Education / Nederlandse lessen

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

 5 * Requests and inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

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

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1* Upcoming Dutch Treat Events

 

RESTARTED: TORONTO BORRELS – NEW DAYS, NEW LOCATION (Amsterdam Brewery)

          December 1, 2022, from 7pm: Borrel in Toronto (Amsterdam Brewery, 245 Queens Quay West)

Hosted by Regina de Leeuw, a Borrel for everybody in Toronto and the GTA.

The Dutch Treat Borrel is held every first Thursday evening of the month at the Amsterdam Brewery, 245 Queens Quay West, Toronto. We will be here from 7.00 pm. 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, networking and conversation, Simply put, it's a friendlier way of drinking.

Let us know if you are coming by responding to the event and hit the button “Going“ at the Event page on www.facebook.com/groups/DTBorrel/.   

Place: LOCATION CHANGE: Amsterdam Brewery, 245 Queens Quay West
Time: from 7:00pm
RSVP: appreciated: check out facebook.com/groups/DTBorrel

Tentative schedule for further Toronto Borrels:  

·           January 5, 2023 from 7pm: Borrel in Toronto (Amsterdam Brewery, 245 Queens Quay West) 

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2    * Upcoming other Dutch-Canadian events

November 20 – December 18, 2022: FIFA World Cup Soccer (men)

          Nov. 29 (10am ES): NETHERLANDS v. Qatar

WATCHING THE WORLD CUP

Watch the World Cup with Dutch(-Canadian) Friends!

·           SCHOOL Restaurant has been the home base for Dutch Soccer for the past 12 years. The long-term Dutch Treat partner will be showing all the Dutch games (Senegal Nov. 21, Ecuador Nov. 25, Qatar Nov. 29, and all subsequent rounds!).
Dutch-owned, SCHOOL serves great food (including Bitterballen), a variety of Dutch Beer (!), with large screens and three large heated and sheltered patios!
For now, walk-ins only, first-come, first-served, so make sure you arrive on time (ample other bars & restaurants nearby to watch the games).
www.schooltoronto.com, www.facebook.com/schoolresto

·           “Brown café” Borrel always shows the Dutch games. Dutch-owned and -run, with Dutch food, Borrel always fills up quickly, so make sure to e-mail borreltoronto@gmail.com to reserve.
www.borrel.ca, facebook.ca/borrelTO.


·           Tom Bijvoet (from DUTCH The Magazine, De Krant, Mokeham Publishing) is organizing a World Cup Dutch soccer viewing in Oakville.
- BLK Swan Pub
- 3420 Rebecca St, Oakville (Rebecca & Great Lakes)

·           Jeff van Niekerk (Continental Imports) is organizing TWO more World Cup Soccer viewings in Barrie & Strathroy.  
- Rusty Wrench Brewing Company
- 9 Front Street West, Strathroy
(Specialty produced Dutch beer and Croquettes)

- Queens Hotel Restaurant
- 94 Dunlop Street East, Barrie
(Serving Heineken and Croquettes)

[this list will be updated with new information, and perhaps suggestions for other venues to watch the Dutch games]

Subsequent games:

·         Dec. 3-6: Round of 16

·         Dec. 9/10: Quarter-finals

·         Dec. 13/14: Semi-finals

·         Dec. 17: 3rd place final

·         Dec. 18: Final

2022 FIFA World Cup website, schedule

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3    * News / Nieuws

 

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

 

4 * Dutch Language Education /   Nederlandse lessen –

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

1. Kids

Classes for kids 4-14 were running both in Toronto (Toronto District School Board) as Halton (Halton Catholic School Board).

Mostly because of the lack of qualified & available Teachers, the classes were discontinued, but Dutch Treat continues to explore options to (re)start them.

2. ADULTS

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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5 * Request and Inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

 

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

 

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Dutch Treat Canada is a (free) social and cultural organization serving the Dutch-Canadian community in Toronto and the GTA. Over the years, we have organized 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 over 1500 members (winter 2021), plus 2200+ 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. Pre-(and hopefully post-) pandemic, we also organized monthly borrels ('drinks', 'pub nights') in the evening (typically on the last Friday of the month) and regular daytime events. We used to 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.