Welkom / Welcome to the website of the Dutch Network!
Events are organized for Dutch-Canadians so that they can get together to celebrate, enhance and preserve the Dutch heritage, Dutch language and Dutch cultural traditions in BC, such as: monthly pub nights and coffee clubs, annual events which include King’s Day, Sinterklaas and the Easter Egg Hunt. Find an overview of our events below. We look forward to seeing you at our events!
If you are interested in getting involved, please click on the link for volunteers in the link above or write us a message via Contact Us.
Dutch Network’s on-air radio show “Dutch Connections”
Connections Radio with Host Harma Volders every Saturday morning from 8 am to 9 am PST. Through the radio show, Harma connects the Dutch-Canadian Community with music and current affairs; showcasing diversity of talent, entrepreneurship, and community leadership. I
There are many ways to listen to our Dutch Connections Radio program:
1. Radio: Set radio dial to 91.5 FM Connect FM in the greater Vancouver area
2. Computer: Go to the website: www.connectfm.ca
3. Apps: to listen to radio shows on your phone, tablet or PC: look up Connect FM 91.5
Website address: http://www.radio-canada-online.com/connect-fm-915
4. Replays: These will be posted on the Dutch Network website soon but for now they are posted on Facebook and a radio link will be a standard item in the monthly Dutch Network Newsletter, in the Whatsapp group called Dutchies in Van & Beyond or at this website.
Dutch Library Update
Current library location is at The Holland Shopping Centre
141 E Columbia St, New Westminster, BC V3L 3V9
New books are placed on the shelves every month, so come and check it out.
Currently looking for a bookshelf location in Vancouver or North Vancouver. If you would like to host a space for use to place a bookshelf and books, contact us at dutchinbc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com.
Newsletter, Library and Social Media Volunteers Wanted!
We are looking for volunteers to help with maintaining our social media platforms and to provide content for the newsletter. Do you like to read Dutch news? Why not post it on our Facebook page and keep your fellow Dutchies up to date?
Send us an email if you are interested: info(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)dutchnetwork.ca
The Vancouver Koffie club
Exciting news for the Vancouver Koffieclub! We will meet again regularly on a monthly basis on the first Thursday of the month.
Come and enjoy the Vancouver Koffieclub on Thursday, October 5, 2023, from 10:00 am to noon.
The social gathering will be held at The New Chelsea Society. The Society recently built housing facilities on Southwest Marine Drive in Vancouver. The Dutch Network is grateful to the New Chelsea Society for providing the privilege to use one of their social suites for social functions.
The address is 95 Southwest Marine Drive. Parking is available on the street in front of the complex and in the surrounding neighbourhood.
New Coordinator Wanted For the New Westminster Coffee Club
The New Westminster Coffee Club is looking for a new coordinator. The group had met at the White Spot in New Westminster Royal City Centre Mall on the 3rd Tuesday of each month from 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm. If anyone is interested in restarting and coordinating this group, please contact Adriana Zylmans at azylmans(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)telus.net or 604-816-3243.
Vancouver Island Coffee Clubs.
There are many people interested in joining a Coffee Club in various locations on Vancouver Island. As there are many Dutch-Canadians living in Nanaimo, Parksville, Chemainus, Comox, Victoria etc. the possibility of having various clubs meet on the Island is certainly possible, but we need coordinators. If anyone is interested in coordinating a group in any location on Vancouver Island, please contact Adriana Zylmans at azylmans(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)telus.net or 604 816-3243. The task is not onerous. Select a location, identify a time of day and a day in the week to meet, and the Dutch Network will advertise the event.
Events for week of December 4, 2023
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- December 6 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Wednesday, repeating indefinitely
The group meets weekly at Coquitlam Centre Food Court. For more information, please contact Piet Boudewijn at 604-464-3031 or boudewijnpj(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)gmail.com
- December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
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Join us and meet your local Dutch community over a drink and a conversation in Dutch. Our Pub Nights take place three times a month and are a great opportunity to get in touch with other Dutch people in your area. All you have to do for this free event is show up, order your
- December 7 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating indefinitely
Come and enjoy the Vancouver Koffieclub! The social gathering will be held at The New Chelsea Society. The Society recently built housing facilities on Southwest Marine Drive in Vancouver. The Dutch Network is grateful to the New Chelsea Society for providing the privilege to use...
- December 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating indefinitely
MORNING NATURE WALKS Jeanette van Hattem hosts the Friday Free Nature Walk. She loves the great outdoors, local walks, trails and forest and dyke. She discovers something new every day and would like to share with people that have the same interest or want to learn about their na...
- December 9 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am|Recurring Event (See all)
An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Saturday, repeating indefinitely
How to listen to us: Dial in every Saturday 8-9 am PST to Dutch Connections Radio with Host Harma Volders she’ll connect us to those within our Dutch Community. LISTEN LIVE: RADIO – 91.5 FM PC – www.connectfm.ca APPS – to listen to radio shows on your phon...