Our club has agreed to host the Federation AGM here in Nanaimo next year (2020) so there'll be lots of stuff coming forward on that subject. Since we are hosting the AGM next year, Lynn and I have already bought our airline tickets (Westjet had a big sale) so we'll be going to that at the end of May. Stay tuned.
Dear Member of the Danish Federation,
Here we are in 2019, four hundred years after Jens Munk left
Copenhagen, sailing west, to try to find the Northwest Passage, north
of Canada to China. The anniversary of this expedition will be
commemorated at the 2019 Danish Canadian Conference in Winnipeg. The Danish
Federations' Jens Munk Commemorative Steering Committee, chaired by
Carl Sorensen of Edmonton, is working on a host of exciting activities
to bring awareness of this voyage of discovery.
The Danish Canadian Conference will be held at the Hotel Fort Garry in
Winnipeg from Thursday, May 23 to Sunday, May 26, 2019. The Conferences'
Theme is The Arctic: Past, Present and Future? with focus on Jens
The Danish Club in Winnipeg is planning a grand conference which will
also include a flag-raising ceremony at City Hall, as Dannebrog turns
800-years in June. Moreover, the Danish Ambassador to Canada, H.E.
Thomas Winkler, will be joining us for our Conference.
Immediately after the Conference, from Monday, May 27, to Saturday,
June 1, 2019, the Danish Heritage Seminar will be held at the Hotel
Fort Garry. The theme is "Wanderlust: The desire to explore the
world". Headmaster will be Pastor Susanne Ivalo Rasmussen of the
Danish Lutheran Church in Vancouver. Other presentations will be by
Otto Christensen of Gimli and Aase Christensen of Guelph, as well as
Charlotte Andersson, a professional musician and singer, who is flying
in from Copenhagen to join the Seminar, to tell us about Christian
Winther, the poet who wrote "Flugten til Amerika". The Seminar is in
Please mark the dates on your calendar and prepare to join us in
Winnipeg for what promises to be some remarkable days. A Registration
Package for the Conference is in the process of being prepared. And
the Seminar Brochure is in the process of being printed.
Regards and best wishes,
Rolf Buschardt Christensen
President, Federation of Danish Associations in Canada
679 Eastvale Court
Ottawa, Ontario K1J 6Z7