*If you are interested in purchasing a 2019 Heritage Book at a cost of $15, please contact Tom Hedekar at 250-390-2388 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
** We are looking for Nanaimo area Danish Family Stories to publish in the 2020 Heritage Book. If you have any suggestions, please contact Tom (see above).
Complete history of its founding in 2019 Heritage Book
The Danish Church Abroad, or DKU for short, can celebrate its 100th
anniversary this year. A centennial must be commemorated and
celebrated. It's an occasion to look back and reflect on the many
milestones over the years. Although DKU, now DSUK, is based in
Denmark, its mission and work are carried on outside the country.
Since its founding, DKU has helped and supported various big and small
congregations across Canada. Indeed, Canada was one of the countries
singled out early on for special consideration, due to the dire need
for funds and pastors in the 1920's and 30's, and again in the 1950's and
60's when Danish immigrants streamed to Canada. It is not an
understatement to say that DKU has made a substantial contribution to
church life among Danes in Canada, and thus to the Danish community in
general, and continues to do so.
To mark the 100th anniversary a fifteen page article about DKU,
complete with photos, has been published in the Danish Federation's
2019 Heritage Book.
Much could be written about DKU's impressive global outreach, but in
the 2019 Heritage Book the focus is on how DKU was established, and
very briefly on some of the highlights of the contribution DKU has
made to church life among Danes in Canada over the past century.
Copies of the 2019 Heritage Book can be purchased from Liselotte
Ostergaard in Toronto; from Pastor Charlotte Berg in Calgary; from
Svend B. Nielsen in Edmonton and from Ed Kuhlman in the Surrey,
Burnaby and Vancouver area.