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Winter, 2020

Dear NLC friends,

Greetings from Oastler Lake, near Parry Sound.

We hope you are all safe and healthy. Please count your blessings as my dear mother used to say, as we enjoy this Thanksgiving weekend.

Please see attached a lovely message from Anne Le Guellec, Consul General, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto.

ANNUAL SINTERKLAAS/CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON, DECEMBER 5, 2020

We have decided to postpone our annual Sinterklaas/Christmas luncheon 2020, due to COVID restrictions on meeting with larger groups in an indoor space.

Rest assured as soon as we can get together, we will organize a gezellig event, to catch up with each other. For now, we will just have to be patient and strong. In the meantime check your NLC 65th Anniversary Directory and call your NLC friends, just to have a chat.

COMMUNITY NEWS

Congratulations to Martin van Denzen, our beloved Host of The Dutch Touch, Radio program, 1320 AM, who became Opa to Lukus on September 30th. Congratulations to Martin and the proud parents Marty and Alana.

Also, congratulations to Roel Bramer, who recently published an autobiography “Golden Roel, bars, bathtubs, broken rules”, on the occasion of his 80th birthday. To order the book visit www.roelbramer.com/goldenroel

SPAANS Gé, Committee Netherlands Bazaar informed us, they will support Dutch families in need in December. Your support is always much appreciated.

Congratulations to Tom and Bas for producing a gezellige and informative Krant, each month. If you don’t have a subscription now is the time to take a subscription. Contact Tom Bijvoet, Publisher “De Krant – “Dutch Magazine”, www.mokeham.com, email: publisher@mokeham.com or call: 905 465 0777 to sign up.

 

VIRTUAL WORLD

As you know we live in a virtual world, with meetings, concerts, cooking classes and more all done virtually.

By separate email, we will send you information about a virtual meeting by CAANS, a virtual Daniel Lapp’s Joy of Life Cross Canada Celebration and virtual Beethoven@250 concerts Festival of the Sound in Parry Sound.

Please let us know, if you do not like to receive non NLC related email messages, in the future.

Advice from West Parry Sound Health Centre

Please stay safe

Practice hand hygiene / wash your hands

Wear a (non-medical grade) community mask

Don’t touch your face

Practice social inclusion & physical d-i-s-t-a-n-c-i-n-g

A single shopping trip by only one family member per week

Be kind

 

Kind regards from, Bas, Theo, Tineke, Ineke and Conrad we are looking forward to seeing you in person real soon.

TOT ZIENS!

 

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Henny Groenendijk

President

Netherlands Luncheon Club

www.netherlandsluncheonclub.ca

new e-mail: hennyg@cogeco.ca

telephone: 1 249 224 0524

cell: 905 465 5771


 

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A Letter from 

Anne Le Guellec,

Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands

T H A N K S G I V I N G G R E E T I N G

Dear friends at the Netherlands Luncheon Club, As we approach a beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, I am reaching out to you here to let you know that I am thinking of you. I hope this message finds you as well as can be, physically and mentally, as you have endured much during the past months. Ever since social distancing became essential to protect ourselves, our family and the community from the coronavirus, we are suffering from the loss of social contact in our daily lives. I find too how virtual encounters are not a satisfactory substitute for the in-person warmth of face-to-face camaraderie. I understand how much you have missed your gatherings, and I also have missed seeing you, and us celebrating our traditional events together. I want you to know that the team at the consulate is here for you. Please let us know how you are coping, or if you have a concern, or need help. My contact email address is: tor-cdp@minbuza.nl. The consular desk has re-opened recently, by appointment only. If you have a question about a consular service please don’t hesitate to send the consular department an email: tor-ca@minbuza.nl. As hard as it may be, I encourage you to stay patient and positive, as better days will come. We will get through these challenging times together! With my best wishes for your health, safety and well-being. Happy Thanksgiving!

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