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 14, 2018
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 Ebba Grey 604–990‑3550 or e-mail ebba@nullshaw.ca

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

Danish Brotherhood Bingo and Dance

BingoDan­ish Broth­er­hood Bin­go & Dance

Date: Sat­ur­day, Novem­ber 10, 2018
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 Erik Bladt 778 549‑5958 or e-mail at ebladt@nullhotmail.com

Open faced Dan­ish Sand­wich­es: made and sold by the Dan­ish Sis­ter­hood after Bin­go (around 8pm) for $5 each.

After Din­ner Dance with the “John Par­sons” 9pm to 11pm

All Dona­tions for Door Prizes are wel­come

KroAften — BY RESERVATION ONLY

KroAften, Dan­ish House Society’s Club Night BY RESERVATION ONLY
CAPACITY LIMITED TO 165

Date: Novem­ber 2, 2018
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 -SOLD OUT

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

Reserve ear­ly — this sells out every year

Date: Sun­day, August 19, 2018
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $20; Young fam­i­ly mem­bers free by reser­va­tion only
Con­tact: Dave Buch­mann 604–760-7705 davebuchmann@nullhotmail.com or Ed Kuhlman kuhlman@nullshaw.ca to reserve; let them know if you want steak or salmon
Menu: 
Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All coun­tries and all ages wel­come!

DHS Annual Family Barbecue SOLD OUT

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

Reserve ear­ly — this sells out every year

Date: Sun­day, August 19, 2018
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $20; Young fam­i­ly mem­bers free by reser­va­tion only
Con­tact: Dave Buch­mann 604–760-7705 davebuchmann@nullhotmail.com or Ed Kuhlman kuhlman@nullshaw.ca to reserve; let them know if you want steak or salmon
Menu: 
Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All coun­tries and all ages wel­come!

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

Danish Language Classes

Win­ter ses­sion will start again Jan­u­ary 16th and 17th.

We are tak­ing reg­is­tra­tion for the Win­ter ses­sion after Christ­mas.

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, Jan. 17 – Mar. 21, 2019. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Mar. 28th. 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. The teacher is Kim West.

Begin­ners: Wednes­days, Jan. 16 – Mar. 20. If nec­es­sary, a make-up class will be added on Mar. 27th. This class is open to any­one of any lev­el. Elis­a­beth Carstensen is return­ing to teach this class.

Spring Ses­sion is planned for five weeks after and East­er break. The advanced class will be on Thurs­days, Apr. 25 – May 23, with a pos­si­ble make-up class on May 30th. The begin­ners’ class will be on Wednes­days, Apr. 24 – May 22, with a pos­si­ble make-up class on May 29th.

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.