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Postbode 2014 11 12

Montreal: Cleveringa Lezing

Prof. mr. A.C. (Aart) Hendriks zal een voordracht geven over de Nederlandse euthanasiewet: een voorbeeld voor Canada?

When: Donderdag 20 november 2014, om 18:00 uur.Deur open 17:30 uur.

Where: Marianopolis College, 4873 Westmount Ave. Westmount. Parkeren gratis

RSVP: voor november 17, 2014 to Cleveringamontreal@gmail.com

Toegang:  $10.00   Na afloop worden er versnaperingen geserveerd.

Ottawa: Sinterklaas komt naar de Nederlandse school!

Dit jaar komt Sinterklaas weer een bezoek brengen aan de Nederlandse school en wel op zaterdag 6 december  van 9:30 am -12:00 am. Het zal een feestelijke ochtend worden met spelletjes, knutselwerkjes, muziek, veel lekkernijen en natuurlijk de komst van Sinterklaas en zijn Pieten! Adres: St. Thomas More Elementary School (in de gymzaal) 1620 Blohm Drive Ottawa ON. K1G 5N6   Entree: $5.00 per kind (elk kind krijgt een kadootje en chocoladeletter van Sinterklaas!) Als U en uw kind(eren) of kleinkind(eren) het Sinteklaas feest met ons mee willen vieren, stuur dan even uw naam en telefoon nummer per e-mail  VOOR 20 november naar:  Marleen Bruinsma, mhg.bruinsma@yahoo.com Wat de hulp Piet graag wil weten is:

  • De voor en achternaam van uw kind(eren)/kleinkind(eren)
  • De leeftijd van uw kind(eren)/kleinkind(eren) ( max. leeftijd is 14 jaar)

We hopen jullie in grote getale te zien op zaterdag 6 december om 9:30 om dit speciale feest samen te vieren!

Ottawa: St. Nicholas will be coming to the Dutch School!

St. Nicholas will be coming to the Dutch School again this year and this big event will take place on Saturday December 6th from 9:30-12:00 am. We are planning a fun morning with games, crafts, music, St. Nicholas candy and of course St. Nicholas himself and his Pieten! Address: St. Thomas More Elementary School (in the gym) 1620 Blohm Drive Ottawa ON. K1G 5N6   Entree: $5.00 per child (each child will receive a gift and chocolate letter from St.Nicholas) If you would like to come with your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) to this event, please send your name and telephone number by e-mail  BEFORE November 20th to Marleen Bruinsma, mhg.bruinsma@yahoo.com What St. Nicholas’ helper would like to know is:

  • The first and last name of your child(ren) or grandchild(ren)
  • The age of your child(ren) or grandchild(ren) (max. age is 14)

We hope to see you all on December 6th at 9:30 am to celebrate this special occasion together!

Montreal: Sinterklaas

Sinterklaas komt weer naar Montreal.

November 30, 2014 at the “Centre Greene” 1090 Greene Ave., Westmount.

At 12:00 coffee, chocolate milk with traditional Dutch cookies.

Sinterklaas and Piet are expected to arrive at 12:30 h.

14:30 vertrek Sinterklaas

Bijdrage volwassen en kinderen $5.00 p.p.

Parents should bring a gift for their child and hand it discreetly to the door attendant. Be sure the child’s name is clearly identified on the gift.

Parents please include the name of your child, the age and a few brief words about your child to share with St. Nicolas with your RSVP.

RSVP required as space is limited, along with your child’s name, age and a brief word about your child that Sinterklaas can read.

Dutch Canadian oral history project

Are you Dutch-Canadian? A graduate student is looking for immigrants from the Netherlands who came as children or teens between the years of 1947-1955. The purpose of this research is to explore how education, particularly citizenship education, played a role in assimilating Dutch immigrant children into Canadian culture in the years following World War II.

The project seeks to better understand how Dutch immigrant children experienced this integration through the stories of their lived experiences.

Are you willing to share your story? Interviews will take approximately 1 hour at the location of your choice.

If you are interested in participating in this oral history project, please contact Laurie Loughlin, Principal Researcher (Master of Education candidate under the supervision of Dr. Theodore Christou), Faculty of Education, Queen’s University at 9lel1@queensu.ca or 613-331-0688.

This study has been granted clearance according to the recommended principles of Canadian ethics guidelines, and Queen’s policies.

Much thanks, Laurie Loughlin 9lel1@queensu.ca

Chilling out in Ymir, BC

Some people leave the Dutch Foreign Service and start a new life. Not as a consultant, but by moving Interior BC. The Postbode received the following:

British Columbia is widely and rightly known for its stunning natural beauty and the Kootenays is no exception. But that’s no news. What is news is that to enjoy all that beauty you don’t necessarily need to expose yourself any longer to the sometimes merciless hardships of mother nature to get the most out of it. In the heart of the Kootenays right at the foot of the Selkirk Mountain Range, a new boutique mountain Lodge opened its doors this summer for anyone interested in exploring one of the last small corners of Southern BC that isn’t already being extensively traveled – and do so in great comfort.

The fruit of a life-long dream by its Dutch founders/owners and former diplomats, Paul and Annelies, Logden Lodge is everything they were looking for in Canada but couldn’t find. So they decided to build it themselves. Keeping it deliberately small-scale and private, they set about constructing four luxury cabins on 42 acres of private forested land, with its own creek and plenty of wildlife passing through, bordering a vast expanse of easily accessible but seldomly visited backcountry-terrain sprinkeled with the odd old gold mine from times alore.

But it’s really the cabins that make for the unique experience. To begin with, they’re set wide apart from one another so no matter if you’re the only ones there or not, you feel alone. Equally rare, each comes with its own individual lay-out, design and furnishings, blending the truly rustic (think; large beams, hardwood flooring, antiques, woodstove) with the truly luxurious (large soaker bath, high quality bedding, soft robes and a little bottle of the Lodge’s signature icewine or port).

Last but not least, you get to enjoy a great variety of decorations from the owner’s private collection of world artifacts. All in all, quite the departure from the image one has in mind when thinking about a “mountain cabin”! So if you’re looking to be be away from it all but aren’t too keen to haul your own ‘accommodation’ up the mountain, this may just be the thing worth checking out (www.logdenlodge.com). Be sure; a very personal and warm welcome by your hosts is guaranteed!

Paul Hulshoff & Annelies Ellerman Owners & Founders LOGDEN Lodge Ymir BC, Canada Phone: +1.250.357.9290 www.logdenlodge.com

Finding Piet – 50 years later

The Globe published an article about an ‘onderduiker‘ in the Netherlands during the war years: