We keep working on our new website. In the meantime, you can reach us at email@example.com (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?
up for the membership: simply send address info and e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org (it’s free!)
NB schrijf ons gerust in het Nederlands! J
TABLE OF CONTENTS / INHOUDSOPGAVE
· December 5: Toronto Borrel (LOCATION CHANGE: BANKNOTE BAR, 663 King St. W)
· December 18: Burlington Borrel
· November 19: Euro Cup Soccer (Men’s) Qualifier
· November 23: DCA/DUCA St. Nicholas Celebration
· November 27 (RESCHEDULED): CNBPA AGM
· November 30: Luncheon Club Sinterklaas/Christmas
· November 30: Sinterklaas visits Dutch stores in Toronto & Bradford & Barrie
· December 1: Toronto Jewish Film Society presents: BRIDE FLIGHT
October 2019 – TDSB classes update
· More info to follow soon – please stay tuned, thanks for the continued patience!
More info to follow soon – please stay tuned, thanks for the
Thursday, December 5: TORONTO BORREL – PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE
Hosted by Regina de Leeuw, a Borrel for everybody in Toronto and the GTA.
Join us for a fun evening and catch up with friends or make new ones. Our borrels see new faces every month. No need to be Dutch, everyone is welcome, but if you want to get in touch with the Dutch, this is the place to be. Show up, have a drink, laugh, talk and meet some friends. We were told we are fun, loud and friendly so come on down.
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/2321686454813132/.
Tentative schedule for further Toronto Borrels:
· January 2, 2020
· February 6, 2020
Wednesday, December 18: BURLINGTON BORREL
Hosted by Lissy Botman and Julie Jehu, a special Borrel for everybody in the west end of the GTA (and all else, of course)!
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/2229779420644000/.
Place: Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way,
Time: 6 – 9 pm
RSVP: appreciated: on the Event page.
Tentative schedule for further Burlington Borrels:
· December 18, 2019
· January 15, 2020 (tbc)
· February 19, 2020 (tbc)
November 19: Euro Cup Soccer (Men’s) Qualifier
The Netherlands plays Estonia at home – 2:45pm Toronto time.
November 27 (RESCHEDULED): CNBPA AGM
With speaker Matthias Oschinski, Director of Innovation Economics at MaRS Data Catalyst: “The Impact of Automation and Innovation on the Future of Work”.
More information at www.cnbpa.ca.
November 23: DCA/DUCA St. Nicholas Celebration
The Annual celebration of the Dutch Sinterklaas’ birthday. At the Thornhill Community Centre, 7755 Bayview. Doors open at noon.
For full invite, click: here.
November 30: Luncheon Club Sinterklaas/Christmas
At the Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Mississauga.
11:30 a.m. – Cocktails, cash bar; 12:15 p.m. hours – Festive Gala Buffet; 14:30 p.m.: end.
For more information, please see www.netherlandsluncheonclub.ca.
November 30: Sinterklaas visits Dutch stores in Toronto &
Bradford & Barrie & more
We have learned that Sinterklaas will visit the Dutch stores in
- Toronto (Holland Store, 2542 Weston Rd, likely noon-4pm),
- Bradford (Dutch Treats, 15 Holland St East, 1-3pm), and
- Barrie (Dutch Store Continental Specialties, 126 Dunlop St. West, noon-3pm)
December 1: Toronto Jewish Film Society presents: BRIDE FLIGHT
TJFS co-presents this FRI/ISR movie, together with the Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto. Description:
Ada and Esther become fast friends while on the 1953 “Bride Flight” that transports brides-to-be from Holland to their fiancés in New Zealand. On board, the women meet Frank, whose relationship with each of them alters the course of their lives. A captivating drama about the choices we make and the secrets we keep.
More info at: https://mnjcc.org/browse-by-interest/arts-culture/film/toronto-jewish-film-society/tjfs-2018/1160-bride-flight-bruidsvlucht.html
At the Al Green Theatre in the Miles Nadal JCC (750 Spadina
Avenue, corner Spadina Avenue and Bloor Street).
Advance 1:00 pm tickets available on Eventbrite: “Eventbrite/Toronto Jewish Film Society Bride Flight”
Individual tickets for 4:30 pm screening are rush sales only.
$15 General Admission; $10 Young Adults (age 18-35); Box Office opens 30 minutes before screen times; info: email@example.com (416) 924-6211 x606
For more events - also those further away from the GTA - in the Dutch Canadian Community please visit: www.dutchcommunitycalendar.ca.
Classes in TORONTO: Starting in September
Hi Young Families, this is for you!
The Woodbine 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)
Woodbine Junior High School
International Language Elementary Program (TDSB)
Location: 2900 Don Mills Rd, North York
Time: Saturdays 9:00 – 11:30 am, from September 21, 2019.
Grades: JK – grade 8
Cost: $ 20.00/year (tbc)
Info file: here.
- In class any Saturday, 9-11:30am, Woodbine Middle School, 2900 Don Mills Rd
- Needed: OHIP card and OEN (Ontario Education Number); Costs: $20.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com for more information.
Thank you very much and we look forward to hearing from you!
More To follow - Please stay tuned
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', 'pub nights') 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 firstname.lastname@example.org (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
Dutch Treat is a client of OYOP.