March 21, 2021

keukenhof2Dear NLC friends,

Greetings from Oastler Lake, near Parry Sound.

We hope you are all safe and healthy. Some of you may have had their vaccinations or will get their vaccinations soon.

The las time we communicated was in December 202. We were happy to hear that you were happy with the chocolate surprise!

We like to thank DUCA for their generous sponsorship of the Chocolate letter surprise and their continued support of NLC.

The Netherlands had an early spring mid- February, just a week after people were skating on the canals, people were biking along the same canals. On March 20, 2021, The Keukenhof Gardens near Lisse, the Netherlands have opened virtually. Please click on the link to enjoy the beautiful spring flowers in bloom. https://keukenhof.nl/en/news/keukenhof-2021/

Soon it will be Easter, we hope we are all able to get together with our loved ones, even in small groups.

We like to share a message from Anne Le Guellec, Consul General, Consulate General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Toronto.

downloadDear members of the NLC,

Times have been tough. In one way or another we are all affected by the pandemic. Sometimes it may seem hard to imagine a brighter future but have faith and try to maintain a positive outlook! As we emerge from the cold and dark of winter, we can look ahead to a new colourful spring, with beautiful Dutch tulips blooming once more.

Let us hope we can meet again soon in person. In the meantime, take good care of yourself and each other.

Alvast Fijne Paasdagen!

On behalf of the whole team at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in Toronto,

Anne Le Guellec, Consul General

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!

MOKEHAM Publlishing

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





telephone: 1 249 224 0524

cell: 905 465 5771


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!

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

With thanks to our sponsors

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