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! J

 

DUTCH TREAT NEWS
updated: March 4, 2020

 

March 5: TORONTO Borrel

February 19: BURLINGTON Borrel  

 

 


TABLE OF CONTENTS / INHOUDSOPGAVE

 

1 * Upcoming Dutch Treat events

           

·         March 5, 2020: Toronto Borrel (LOCATION CHANGE: BANKNOTE BAR, 663 King St. W)

·          February 19: Burlington Borrel

 

 

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

 

·         April 15, 2020: CNBPA – The weather and beyond

·         May: Dutch Heritage Month (Ontario)

·         Saturday May 23:  75th Anniversary event of the Liberation of Holland

·         June 12 – July 12: EURO 2002 UEFA Soccer Championships (men)
- June 14: Netherlands – Ukraine
- June 18: Netherlands – Austria
- June 22: [TBD/qualifier playoff winner] – Netherlands
- June 27-30: Round of 16
- July 3/4: Quarter-finals
- July 7/8: Semi-finals
- July 12: Final

 

3 * Dutch Language Education / Nederlandse lessen

October 2019 – TDSB classes update

 

4 * News / Nieuws  

 

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

 

 5 * Requests and inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

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

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1* Upcoming Dutch Treat Events 

 

Thursday, March 5: TORONTO BORREL – PLEASE NOTE LOCATION CHANGE

Hosted by Regina de Leeuw and JanJaap Weeda, 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 on www.facebook.com/groups/DTBorrel/.   

Place: CONTINUED LOCATION CHANGE: BANKNOTE BAR, 663 King St. W, Toronto
Time: from 7:30pm
RSVP: appreciated: check out facebook.com/groups/DTBorrel

Tentative schedule for further Toronto Borrels:  

·         April 2, 2020

·         May 7, 2020

·         June 4, 2020

  

April 15: 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)!

In 2020, we will meet every two months on the 3rd Wednesday of that month in Burlington at Max Resto Lounge!

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 let’s 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 on https://www.facebook.com/events/2686053684950032/.  

Place: Max Resto Lounge, 2180 Itabashi Way, Burlington.
Time: 6-9pm
RSVP: appreciated: check out https://www.facebook.com/events/2686053684950032/.

Tentative schedule for further Burlington Borrels:  

·         June 17, 2020

 

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2    * Upcoming other Dutch-Canadian events

 

March 14, 21, 28 & April 3: The Woodstock Dutch Theatre – De erfenis van tante Bella

The Annual, Dutch-language ‘Klucht’ by this Theatre Group.

-      Sat. March 14, 2pm & 8pm: Woodstock (Market Centre Theatre)

-      Sat. March 21, 2pm: Hamilton (The Staircase Theatre)

-      Sat. March 28, 8pm: Goderich (The Livery Theatre)

-      Fri. April 3, 8pm: London (Dutch Canadian Hall)

Tickets available at Ticketscene (ticketscene.ca) or call Jolanda 1-519-467-0061

For more information see the Facebook page: here.

  

April 15, 2020: CNBPA – The weather and beyond

CNBPA and The Weather Network organize an exclusive behind the scenes session.

For more information see www.cnbpa.ca.

 

May: Dutch Heritage month in Ontario

 

May 5: Freedom & Friendship Exhibition

A thesis exhibition by a team of four students from the University of Toronto Master of Museum Studies program to commemorate and celebrate 75th anniversary of Dutch Liberation and the role Canadians played.

The exhibition will open on May 5, 2020, at the Royal Canadian Military Institute (426 University Ave).

More information about the exhibit is at rcmistudentexhibit2020.wordpress.com.

A fundraiser in support of the exhibit is started at GoFundMe: here.

 

Saturday May 23:  75th Anniversary event of the Liberation of Holland by Canadian Army

At the Denison Armoury, 1 Yukon Lane, North York.

T-shirts can be ordered now: here.

More info to follow.

 

June 12 – July 12: EURO 2002 UEFA Soccer Championships (men)

June 14: Netherlands – Ukraine
June 18: Netherlands – Austria
June 22: [playoff winner] – Netherlands
June 27-30: Round of 16
July 3/4: Quarter-finals
July 7/8: Semi-finals
July 12: Final

Dutch Treat is looking to organize one of our famous Soccer viewing parties. Stay tuned!

 

Sept. 26: Luncheon Club Stratford outing including (Chicago)

More information at www.netherlandsluncheonclub.ca.

 

December 5, 2020: Luncheon Club Sinterklaas/Christmas celebration

At Delta Hotels by Marriott Toronto Mississauga

More information at www.netherlandsluncheonclub.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 October 2019

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)

Details:

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)

Registration:

Info file: here.
Summarized:

-      In class any Saturday, 9-11:30am, Woodbine Middle School, 2900 Don Mills Rd

-      Needed: OHIP card and OEN (Ontario Education Number); Costs: $20.

For more information please email Annemarie Leepel  juf.leepel@gmail.com, and/or mail info@dutchtreat.ca.

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    * News / Nieuws

 

More To follow - Please stay tuned

  

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5 * Request and Inquiries / Verzoeken en vragen

 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', '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 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.