Danish Christmas by the Fireside

Danish Fireside BannerJoin us for some tra­di­tional Dan­ish Christ­mas “hygge!” Enter­tain­ment by St Lucia Girls, Pro­ces­sion of Lights, Light­ing of the Advent Wreath, Vis­it from Dan­ish “Nisse-Folk”, Arrival of Jule­man­den, Fam­ily sing-a-long.

Gløgg , Æbleskiv­er and pas­try.

Date: Fri­day, Decem­ber 8, 2017
Time: 6:30pm
Place: Scan­d­i­navian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admit one Adult $10.00. Chil­dren under 12 are free. Reser­va­tions with pay­ment, please! Admis­sion by Reser­va­tion only!
Con­tact: Dan­ish House: Solve­jg Nielsen 604–549‑4923

Please make cheque payable to Dan­ish House Soci­ety and mail to Solve­jg at: #1605–1245 Quay­side Dri­ve, New West­min­ster, BC, V3M 6J6

Pre­sented by Dan­ish Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre of BC and Dan­ish House Soci­ety

Danish Brotherhood Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance

Dan­ish Broth­er­hood Valentine’s Day Din­ner Dance

Date: Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 10, 2018
Time: Doors open 5.30pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion only $35.00 per per­son
Con­tact: To reserve your tick­ets, no lat­er than Feb­ru­ary 8th, con­tact Erik Bladt 778–549-5958 e-mail ebladt@nullhotmail.com

Come and enjoy a deli­cious tra­di­tion­al Dan­ish buf­fet din­ner!

Dance the night away with great music from the Sil­ver Stars Band

All Dona­tions for Door Prizes are wel­come

Danish Brotherhood Bingo and Dance

BingoDan­ish Broth­er­hood Bin­go & Dance

Date: Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 11, 2017
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 Paul Ras­mussen 604–309-0101 or e-mail ras.pr59@nullgmail.com

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 with the Sil­ver Stars 9pm to 11pm

All Dona­tions for Door Prizes are wel­come


Danish Language Classes

Fall ses­sion will start again Sept. 20th.

We are tak­ing reg­is­tra­tion for the Fall Ses­sion in August and ear­ly Sep­tem­ber.

These are mul­ti­level class­es with cur­ricu­lum adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents in atten­dance on a week­ly basis. There is very lit­tle home­work: typ­i­cal­ly stu­dents will write a sen­tence or two about their week­end and read it to the class. Cor­rec­tions will be dis­cussed. This vocab­u­lary will be the basis of the les­son for the evening. Stu­dents should expect lots of oppor­tu­ni­ties to prac­tice speak­ing Dan­ish dur­ing the class. Stu­dents may use a note­book and pen or IPAD or lap­top for tak­ing notes in class. There are no exams. There should be ample oppor­tu­ni­ty to make new friends in the ten-week course. Stu­dents are encour­aged to study Dan­ish dai­ly (10–15 min­utes) and to make use of the many free lan­guage learn­ing web sites avail­able on the Inter­net.

Teens: No class­es avail­able.

Advanced/Intermediates: Thurs­days, Sept. 20 – Nov. 22. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Nov. 29th. This class is at a high­er lev­el of Dan­ish, and the con­tent is adjust­ed to the needs and wish­es of the stu­dents. Stu­dents should have some knowl­edge of Dan­ish.

Begin­ners: Thurs­days, Sept. 20 – Nov. 22. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Nov. 29th. This class is open to any­one of any lev­el.

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

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

Here is a lit­tle infor­ma­tion about teacher:

Intermediate Class Danish Teacher Mr. Kim Sandvad West

Kim has a Master’s degree in Scan­di­na­vian Lan­guages and lit­er­a­ture from Aarhus Uni­ver­si­ty 2010. He now teach­es Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian stud­ies at UBC. Before com­ing to Van­cou­ver in 2017, he was teach­ing Dan­ish and Scan­di­na­vian stud­ies at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Vaasa in Fin­land and does there­fore speak a lit­tle Finnish, Swedish and Faroese as well. He grew up in a small vil­lage close to Hors­ens, Den­mark, where he spent most of his time in the for­est, in the kitchen or on his grand­par­ents’ farm. He came to Van­cou­ver in August 2017 and is excit­ed about the wild nature and the friend­ly and wel­com­ing peo­ple of Cana­da. In class, Kim is focused on cre­at­ing a relaxed atmos­phere where every­one gets to par­tic­i­pate and every­one can devel­op in their own pace.


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 three times a week (Tues­days, Wednes­days, and Thurs­days), 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.