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 1, 2016

 

June 2: Next Borrel!!!

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS / INHOUDSOPGAVE

 

1 * Upcoming Dutch Treat events

·                                 June 2: June Borrel

·                                 July 7: July Borrel



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

·          June 13 – 16: 26th 4 Day Evening Walk in Dundas Valley

·          June 17: Canadian Launch of Building your Business in the Netherlands
PLEASE NOTE: DATE CORRECTED (not June 7)

·          July 7: CNBPA Members Day

·          August 13: August 15, 1945 Foundation Commemoration Kumpulan

 

3 * Dutch Language Education / Nederlandse lessen

Update June 2016: the 2015/2016 School Year

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

·                  HALTON/Oakville: Hopefully restarting next year!

 

 

4 * Requests and inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

·                  Stay tuned!

 

 

5 * News / Nieuws

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

 

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1* Upcoming Dutch Treat events

 

Thu. June 2: BORREL

The June Borrel is just around the corner. We will meet every first thirsday 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:

·                            July 7

·                            August 4

·                            September 8

 

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2    * Upcoming other Dutch-Canadian events


June 13 – 16: 26th 4 Day Evening Walk in Dundas Valley

A beautiful Dutch tradition.

* Choose between a challenging (8km) or relaxing (5km) marked route.
* Earn an official medal.
* A leisurely walk, for enjoyment only. (Non-competitive, no fundraising).
* Yummy treats along the way!
* Enjoy some Dutch music and food (available for purchase) before & after the walk.
* A great event for the whole family!

More information at www.4dew.com


June 17: Canadian Launch of Building your Business in the Netherlands
The Consulate-General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, together with the Netherlands Foreign Investment Agency, Brainport Eindhoven and the Canadian Netherlands Business and Professional Association would like to invite you to attend the Canadian Launch of Building your Business in the Netherlands.  This is your chance to learn key information about opportunities to expand your business to the Netherlands, the gateway to Europe.

When: June 17, 2016; 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Where: MaRS Discovery District, 101 College St, Room CR-2, Toronto

More information via CNBPA website: here.

 

July 7: CNBPA Members Day
On the 7th of July the CNBPA is organizing its annual members day. Once again, the Dutch Consul General Anne van Leeuwen and his partner Ivon Kemper are so generous to have this great event at their residency.
We are still working out the details, but as usual drinks, food and great company will make for a great evening. The members day is a great event to bring out your relatives, friends or business relations with a Dutch touch.
As this is a (free) members day only event, you have to be a paying member on the 7th of July. If you are not sure of your current membership status, please reach out to memberships@cnbpa.ca

When: July 7, 2016; 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Where: Residence Consulate General of the Netherlands

More information via CNBPA website: here.


August 13: August 15, 1945 Foundation Commemoration Kumpulan

When: August 13, doors open 10am
Where: Holland Christian Homes, Harmony Hall, 7900 McLaughlin Road, Brampton.

Contact: Pol Maenhaut 416-769-5253 or Wil Moens 905-569-7430.

 

 

 

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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 – 2015/2016

UPDATE June 2016

Classes in TORONTO: Started, with more students still very much welcome!

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, its quasi free day care for you and time to go from this long desired Saturday brunch with friends (just jokingJ)

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

http://www.tdsb.on.ca/ElementarySchool/Beyondtheclassroom/Internationallanguageheritage.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.

      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:

Previously, Dutch Treat 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.

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

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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Dutch Treat is a client of OYOP.