We have more sad news...
Johanna Nielsen, wife of our late president Niels John Nielsen, has also passed away.
Johanna Nielsen - August 9, 1946 - February 10, 2019
Easter Church Service will be held Saturday, April 13th at 2:00 pm at Hope Lutheran Church, 2174 Departure Bay Road, Nanaimo. Pastor Susanne Ovalo Rasmussen will lead the Service. Coffee & tea to follow. Please call Vibeke for more information at (250) 585-8122
Louise Krogh has shared these Photos and even some videos with us. Thank you, Louise!
At any of the Danish Club's Party's or Events it is encouraged that you bring your camera or phone and take photos to share with us on our website! This way we capture the fun times!
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Here is a story about some ladies that enjoy meeting once a month to share a nice lunch, laughter and jokes. They enjoy knitting and crocheting around a dining room table.
Our "syklub" started 14 years ago with 10 'girls', just enough to have everybody seated around a dining room table. We still meet every last Monday of the month at 12:30. We take turns to have the meetings, and a nice lunch is served at a very prettily-set dining table. It is always exciting to see what the hostess has made for us. There is a good feeling and there is lots of laughter and jokes told around the table.
After "tak for mad", we again get hold off our knitting needles or crochet hooks and work until coffee time. We end our "symode" with singing a song written in the honor of our group.
In the month of December, we have "Julestue", a day where we bring something for a potluck lunch, do a gift exchange, watch a movie, drink some Danish gløgg (wine & rum with added cinnamon, orange zest, cloves, crushed cardamom, raisins, and peeled almonds that you eat with a spoon while you sip your gløgg). Then have some Danish æbleskiver and klejner (Danish fried twists). We call this Danish tradition "Julehygge". It is the same as "hygge", but just with lots of Christmas, friends and celebration!
- Submitted by Vibeke Sandberg
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Knud Bent Thaagaard
January 28, 1933 - February 13, 2019
Born in Sæsing, Denmark, Bent came to Canada at the age of 22. His adventurous streak took him from construction work in Calgary to farming in Claresholm and hotel ownership in several Alberta towns and in Nanaimo. In 2001, he settled into his own piece of paradise at Pryde Vista Golf Course. Bent loved to travel and saw many parts of the world with Thelma, his wife of 59 years. He was a member of the Kinsmen in Alberta and Gyro in Nanaimo and was a founding member of the Vancouver Island Danish Canadian Club since 1989. He is survived by Thelma, son David and daughters Marianne and Karen and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Torben (Toby) Kristoffersen