2014 07 04 where to watch world cup soccer and other news

That Orange feeling

FIFA World Cup 2014 – Netherlands vs. Mexico (knockout stage)

The orange humidity was built up on Sunday, June 29, as many fans gathered at sports bars, homes and other locations in our capital city and surrounding areas to watch the game between the Netherlands and Mexico in the World Cup knockout stage. It was one game in that knockout stage for each of both teams before the quarterfinals. Again at Hometown Sports and Grill, Lily Lin sat with some fans watching the game on screens and took photos. The orange colour worn by us and the cheering and applauding noises streamed through the sports bar. Bitterballen and Heineken were highly ordered.

Look at Lili Lin’s online album for photos of the game versus Mexico.


and here are Lily’s pix from Netherlands – Chile: https://picasaweb.google.com/102444689882085280331/FIFAWorldCup2014NetherlandsVsChile?authkey=Gv1sRgCOzYypC9k9q8Xg#

and if you haven’t enough of all that orange (you haven’t!) here are the images from the game (watching it, that it) against Spain: https://picasaweb.google.com/102444689882085280331/FIFAWorldCup2014SpainVsNetherlands?authkey=Gv1sRgCMXuxbLhrtPkAQ#

Watching the Dutch Team

Here is the new event on the Dutch World Cup page for all of you to RSVP to, share and invite your Dutch Fan friends. https://www.facebook.com/events/649643711786636/?source=1

We are watching all the games this year at Hometown Sport and Grill on Bankstreet. Next game on Saturday July 5th at 15:00, come early as it will be a packed house. https://www.facebook.com/#!/WorldCupinOttawa Bart Bakker is MCing this again off course. Hope to see you all there!

Another place is Hooley’s on 292 Elgin Street in Ottawa. In Montreal, it is suggested to go to 286 Lakeshore Rd (Bord du Lac) Pointe-Claire. , Resto Bar Le Pionnier (Formerly Clyde’s), (Easy access, free parking)

The Dutch in the Big Smoke are getting together in Liberty Village, 165 E Liberty Street: http://us3.campaign-archive2.com/?u=a5b33353c3c19f048b24e1804&id=d9dbde30ce&e=6f5b60e274

Follow the Embassy’s Facebook page to share locations with eachother: https://www.facebook.com/thenetherlandsincanada

Great read for the cottage

Looking for a great book to read at the cottage this weekend? “de Campus”, a Dutch book with a Canadian touch, has just been released! This literary thriller by Dutch writer Nathalie Pagie tells the story of Cleo, a Dutch girl who studies at the University of Alberta for an exchange semester. Initially she adores the Canadian campus life and the beautiful nature but things start to deteriorate after a while. Will Cleo survive the harsh Canadian winter and make it out of the campus alive?

Get your copy on: http://store.kobobooks.com/en-US/ebook/de-campus

Invitation: a research study on home and school language use

Dear Dutch Community parents,

I am a professor at the University of Ottawa and a parent of two heritage language speaking children. I conduct research on home and school language use, with a specific focus on minority / heritage language maintenance in Canada. I am interested in the languages spoken by families in your community and beyond, and would like to invite you to participate in my research. If anyone at your household speaks a language other than English and if you have a school-age child, please consider completing a short anonymous questionnaire (5-10 minutes) available through the link below. There is also an option to participate in a follow-up interview, which you can choose to register for or decline to participate. This study has been approved by the Research Ethics Board (REB) of the University of Ottawa. I hope you will find it interesting and rewarding


Please feel free to contact me with any questions or comments.


Nikolay Slavkov, Ph.D.

Professeur adjoint | Assistant Professor Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme (ILOB) | Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute (OLBI) Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa 70, avenue Laurier Est, Pièce 130 | 70 Laurier Ave East, Room 130 Ottawa, ON, K1N 6N5 Canada

tel. 613-562-5800 x 3882

New Dutch Grocery store open in Alexandria, Ontario

Dutch Touch Groceries is now open in Alexandria, Ontario. Owner Jackie Proulx, fluent in Dutch with a strong Dutch heritage, takes great pride in providing people with the products they remember from their youth. Dutch Touch Groceries stocks a variety of traditional Dutch products including specualaas cookies, imported cheese, stroopwafels, smoked eel, chocolate letters, Dutch licorice, sausages, and MUCH more! They also have a variety of Indonesian food as well as Dutch giftware.

Curious? Check out their website at www.dutchtouchgroceries.com for a complete listing and description of all their products, in addition to store hours, phone number and location! You can also find them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/dutchtouchgroceries. What are you waiting for? They are open weekdays from Thursday to Saturday, or any other day by appointment!

André Rieu’s 2014 Hometown Maastricht Concert screened in Canadian Silver City Theatres

This year the 10th anniversary of André Rieu’s traditional summer evening concerts will be brought to you on the big screen in the local cinema. The concerts will be staged on one of the most romantic city squares in The Netherlands: the Vrijthof in Maastricht and will be screened in cinemas all over Canada. André Rieu will present an evening full of humour, music and emotion for every age.

Saturday August 2, Coliseum Ottawa and SilverCity Gloucester, 12:30 PM

Wednesday August 6, Coliseum Ottawa and SilverCity Gloucester, 6:45 PM

Sunday August 17, SilverCity Gloucester, 12:30 PM

For other cities, see: http://www.cineplex.com/Movie/andre-rieus-2014-hometown-maastricht-concert

Send-off “Nijmegen Vierdaagse”, Ottawa (July 7)

Every year a large contingent of Canadian Forces personnel participate in the “Vierdaagse.” This march, known as “The King of Walks,” takes place in the area around the city of Nijmegen. Participants from all over the world fly to the Netherlands to walk 40 kilometers on each of four days. Last year, 46,000 participants started and 39396 finished. The 2014 walk is from July 15 to 18. Everyone who undertakes such a challenge deserves our respect, so join us in cheering on this year’s Canadian contingent at their official send-off!

 July 7, 11:30 am

Canadian War Museum, Ottawa



World Press Photo exhibition 2014, Ottawa

World Press Photo 14, a travelling exhibition of the world’s best press photographs, can once again be seen at the Canadian War Museum. This independent, non-profit organization was founded in 1955 in Amsterdam, where its offices remain to this day. Come and admire this year’s photographs: July 25-August 21, 2014.

Opening reception on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm. Canadian War Museum, Barney Danson Theatre and Lobby (cash bar, smart casual dress), 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa, Ontario.

RSVP by July 21, 2014 at 819-776-8616 or event@warmuseum.ca

This program is presented by the Canadian War Museum in partnership with the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands.



Other locations:

Quebec: July 31 –August 24 , www.worldpressphoto.org

Montreal: August 27  –  September 28, www.worldpressphotomontreal.ca

Toronto: September 30 –  October 21, www.worldpressphoto.org

Chicoutimi: October 31 – November 23, www.worldpressphoto.org

Dutch concert at Diefenbunker Canada’s Cold War Museum, Ottawa

As part of this year’s Music & Beyond festival the Diefenbunker will host Dutch Theremin player Thorwald Jørgensen for an intimate concert in the Bank of Canada Vault. Jørgensen is one of the worlds’ top theremin players, and will be treating audiences to the haunting electronic sounds of this unique instrument. A cocktail reception will follw.

Space is limited! For more information or to make reservations, please contact 613-839-0007 or e-mail info@diefenbunker.ca

July 16, Diefenbunker Canada’s Cold War Museum, 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm


More concerts of Dutch theremin player Thorwald Jørgensen

Monday July 14, Dominion Chalmers United Church, 7:30 pm

Tuesday July 15, Southminster United Church, noon

See also: www.musicandbeyond.ca


Fortissimo Tattoo

Did you know that the word ‘tattoo’ comes from the Dutch word taptoe? It means ‘turn the (beer) taps off’ to get the soldiers off the streets to go to their commanding officers. Don’t miss this year’s Fortissimo, a free military band event on the main lawn ofParliament Hill featuring massed military bands, pipes and drums, guest performers and the soldiers of the Ceremonial Guard. Bring your own lawn chair of blanket and then stay for Mosaika afterwards. Embassy staff members will be present. For more information, visit theCeremonial Guard of the Canadian Forces.

July 24-26, Parliament Hill, 7:30 pm


Dutch movie “Boys” (Jongens) at Capital Pride

From August 15th to the 24th, Capital Pride will celebrate Ottawa’s 29th Pride Festival. In a series of international film nights throughout Pride week the Dutch edition will feature the film Boys (Jongens).

BOYS, director Micha Kamp, tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love with a jock named Marc during the summer holidays.

In Dutch with English subtitles. All seats $ 10.

Presented by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Capital Pride

August 20, Bytowne Cinema, 7:00 pm.