Danish Brotherhood Bingo and Dance

BingoDan­ish Broth­er­hood Bin­go & Dance

Date: Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 12, 2016
Time: Bar opens 5pm; bin­go starts at 6:00 SHARP!
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion $15.00 includ­ing 3 Cards, extra card   $1.00
Con­tact: To reserve your tick­ets, call Peter Jensen 604–584-4654 or e-mail pjensen@nullhoule.ca

Open faced Dan­ish Sand­wich­es: made and sold by the Dan­ish Sis­ter­hood after Bin­go (around 8pm) for $5 each. If you are avail­able to help make some sand­wich­es for the Sis­ter­hood dur­ing the day please con­tact Tina Tay­lor thetaylors1031@nullgmail.com

After Din­ner Dance Sil­ver Stars 9pm to 11pm

All Dona­tions for Door Prizes are wel­come


KroAften, Dan­ish House Society’s Club Night BY RESERVATION ONLY

Date: July 1, 2016
Time: Bar opens 6 pm. Smør­re­brod is served at 7pm
Con­tact: Ebba Grey 604–990-3550 or by ebba@nullshaw.ca
Dan­ish House Society’s Club Night

Meet 6’ish to get your meal tick­ets and table num­ber and enjoy a drink. Smør­re­brod is served at 7 pm. To reserve: Ebba Grey 604–990-3550 or email ebba@nullshaw.ca. You MUST BOOK and order your open faced sand­wich­es by the Mon­day 6pm of the same week. This pop­u­lar event books up quick­ly so call ear­ly!

Enjoy a fine selec­tion of open faced sand­wich­es, dessert, cof­fee and tea. Wash down with Snaps and Carls­berg.

DHS Annual Family Barbecue

DHS-flagsDan­ish House Society’s Annu­al Fam­i­ly Bar­beque
Cash bar: beer and wine
Door prizes and raf­fle prizes!

Reserve ear­ly — this sold out last year

Date: Sun­day, August 14, 2016
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $20; Young fam­i­ly mem­bers free by reser­va­tion only
Con­tact: Dave Buch­mann 604–760-7705 to reserve; let him know if you want steak or salmon
Menu: Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All coun­tries and all ages wel­come!


Danish Language Classes

New! Dan­ish Lan­guage Class for Teens!

Spring ses­sion for teens is ongo­ing and ends June 14th. If you are plan­ning to vis­it Den­mark, or if you are hav­ing vis­i­tors from Den­mark, it will be use­ful for your teenagers to be able to speak a lit­tle Dan­ish before these vis­its take place. We hope to offer anoth­er class for teens in Sep­tem­ber. Reg­is­ter by e-mail to Annette Lau­rid­sen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Adult: Advanced/intermediate Dan­ish lan­guage lessons will start again in Sep­tem­ber on Tues­day evenings, This class is most­ly in Dan­ish.

The cost is $100 for ten lessons, payable on the first day of your class. A cheque made out to Dan­ish House Soci­ety is pre­ferred.

The cur­ricu­lum will be adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents reg­is­tered.

Class­es start at 6:30pm and end at 8:30pm in the Dan­ish room at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre.

We will take reg­is­tra­tion in August.

Unfor­tu­nate­ly we do not have a teacher for young children’s class­es this time.

Please reg­is­ter by e-mail indi­cat­ing your lev­el to Annette Lau­rid­sen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Here is a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about teach­ers:

Beginner’s Class and Teens Class Dan­ish Teacher Mai Ros­thof

Mai has a mas­ters degree in Media and Film Arts and a bach­e­lor in Dan­ish (Lan­guage & Lit­er­a­ture) from Copen­hagen Uni­ver­si­ty 2013. Before com­ing to Van­cou­ver she was work­ing for LEGO as mar­ket­ing asso­ciate launch­ing ele­men­tary and preschool prod­ucts for LEGO Edu­ca­tion. Mai wish­es to cre­ate a relaxed and fun atmos­phere in her class­room, where every­one can grow their lan­guage skills togeth­er and per­haps also get to know the cul­ture of the small coun­try a lit­tle bet­ter. Mai grew up in Vejle, Den­mark. She came to Van­cou­ver Decem­ber 2016 with her boyfriend Vil­lads and Bowie the labrador. This is her first time in Cana­da, and she thinks Van­cou­ver is incred­i­ble. She is look­ing for­ward to explore the sur­round­ing nature even more and so is her dog.


Beginner’s Class Danish Teacher

Fred­erik is 19 years old and moved to Van­cou­ver in Sep­tem­ber 2016. He fin­ished high school in June 2016 and after that he moved to Cana­da where he is going to stay for almost a year before he will begin study­ing again back in Den­mark. In high school Fred­erik was study­ing Eng­lish at the high­est lev­el and he has a wide knowl­edge about the con­nec­tions and dif­fer­ences that Dan­ish and Eng­lish appear to have. He has been liv­ing in Aarhus, Den­mark his entire life but he has fam­i­ly in both ends of the coun­try and he can because of that give an excel­lent insight in the cul­tur­al dif­fer­ences that Den­mark has as well. Fur­ther­more Fred­erik will also be able to pro­vide you with great assis­tance on how to speak Dan­ish and make sure that your Dan­ish gets improved a lot. He is very excit­ed about see­ing you for the next com­ing ses­sions.


ElizabethElis­a­beth is 27 years old. She moved to Van­cou­ver Novem­ber 2014 and is work­ing at Con­tain­er World as an Inven­to­ry Plan­ner. She has a mas­ters degree in logis­tics and sup­ply chain man­age­ment from Århus uni­ver­si­ty. She lives with her hus­band and both of them love Van­cou­ver. She taught the Dan­ish lan­guage class fall semes­ter 2015 which she real­ly enjoyed. Elis­a­beth was born in Wood­land, Cal­i­for­nia but she grew up in Alken in Jyl­land, Dan­mark. She enjoys the cul­tur­al aspect of Van­cou­ver and she also likes to snow­board. She looks for­ward to shar­ing more about Dan­ish cul­ture. Both are look­ing for­ward to meet­ing you all and spend­ing 10 Thurs­days togeth­er with you.

To reg­is­ter or inquire: Please con­tact Annette Lau­rid­sen: annette.h.lauridsen@nullgmail.com

Pay by cheque made out to Dan­ish House Soci­ety at the first class.

Best regards, Annette Lau­rid­sen, Dan­ish Lan­guage Co-ordi­na­tor Dan­ish House Soci­ety, Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre

New Teach­ers Need­ed

Our teach­ers are one of the most valu­able resources that we have, and we are always keep­ing an eye open for new peo­ple to join our team. If you know of new peo­ple that are com­ing into town, might be plan­ning to come here or already live here and have an inter­est in teach­ing please ask them to get in touch with us. Teach­ing at the Dan­ish School is a great way to keep teach­ing activ­i­ties on your resume, get to know fel­low Danes in the area, learn about bilin­gual­ism, sub­si­dize your income and have fun.

We offer lessons two times a week, each les­son con­sist­ing of two hours plus prep work. Excel­lent ver­bal and writ­ten pro­fi­ciency in the Dan­ish lan­guage is a require­ment.

Please do not con­tact the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre Office.

Language Classes

Language Classes
If you want to con­nect with your Scan­di­na­vian roots, brush up on your exist­ing skills or are look­ing for a new chal­lenge, we have the class for you!

The Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre offers both chil­dren and adult lan­guage class­es for begin­ners, inter­me­di­ates and advanced speak­ers in all Scan­di­na­vian lan­guages. Nation­al hol­i­days, cel­e­bra­tions and tra­di­tions form a large part of the cur­ricu­lum of each class, younger stu­dents learn through songs and games and movies, mag­a­zines, and news­pa­pers are used to facil­i­tate learn­ing and to cre­ate a fun atmos­phere.

All class­es are held at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre.



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