May 2021


Dear NLC Friends,

On this May 5th, the 76 Anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands, I like to share a picture of our 75th Anniversary Liberation Tulips, proudly blooming “Up North” here at Oastler Lake.

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Due to COVID 19 restrictions we are unable to celebrate 76 years of Freedom together.

Please see the direct links below to the Canada Netherlands Friendship Day videos, released at 10.00 am, today May 5, 2021 in Burlington.

Please watch the heart warming videos produced by Apeldoorn Subcommittee Burlington Mundialization Committee.

We Will Remember!

Dear Friends,
Our Canada Netherlands Friendship Day ceremony goes virtual this year.
The instructions below tell you how to watch our videos on May 3 and 5
We also hope that you forward this to your friends, family and neighbours.

This year, the Burlington Mundialization Committee released two videos on the City of Burlington’s YouTube channel to celebrate Canada-Netherlands Friendship Day. The videos will commemorate the 76th anniversary of the liberation of the Netherlands by Canadian Forces in World War II, and the 16th anniversary of the City of Burlington’s twinning with the City of Apeldoorn in the Netherlands. The first video was released on May 3rd  and the second on May  5th, this morning at the following links.

Part 1 May 3
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BlN62SpZuFYPart 2 May 5
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZaXoF9uWFQAlso here is the generic link to the city’s channel in case something goes wrong: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCqkRyOmIjZuRo9BCLRYJflQ

The two videos  feature distinguished guests such as the mayors of Burlington and Apeldoorn and the Consul-General of the Netherlands and include musical and artistic performances from groups in both cities. Highlights include a speaker who will tell us about his experience as a small boy experiencing freedom at the end of World War II and a unique performance by elementary school students from Trinity Christian School in Burlington.

I hope you will enjoy them.

Anne Koopman


Apeldoorn Subcommittee

Burlington Mundialization Committee



Upcoming events

Due to Covid-19 restrictions we are unable to confirm any event at the moment.

Covid -19 restrictions pending Theo Luykenaar is planning a Liberation event in cooperation with the Hockey Hall of Fame, in Toronto, in the Fall, this year.

2020/2021 NLC Membership

Please note that your 2020 NLC membership has been extended to November 1, 2021.

Be sure to email any change of address, telephone number or email address to: netherlandsluncheonclub@gmail.com

Please stay in touch by calling your NLC friends to have a chat!

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A big thanks to Tom Bijvoet  and Bas Opdenkelder for producing a gezellige and informative Krant, each month. If you do not 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.

Vriendelijke groeten/kind regards from, Bas, Theo, Tineke, Ineke and Conrad.

We are looking forward to seeing you in person, real soon.


Henny Groenendijk


Netherlands Luncheon Club





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