Conference & Heritage 2016

A warm welcome for this year’s Danish Canadian Conference 2016 in Old Montreal

Each year, a Danish Canadian Club or Organization hosts the annual Danish Canadian Conference in their city on behalf of the Federation of Danish Associations in Canada. Typically two or three years in advance either a Club/Organization or the Federation reaches out to one another to make plans for a future conference.

Over many years, the conference has been hosted in various Canadian cities from Victoria, British Columbia to Montreal, Quebec and several cities between, such as for example, Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto and Ottawa to name a few.

The local Club/Organization organize, produce and take full responsibility for their conference on behalf of the Federation. Immediately following the Conference is a Danish Canadian Heritage Seminar week organized and produced fully by the Federation. The Danish Canadian Museum is featured in the conference with a full day and evening including its AGM, lunch, and speakers, and this year includes a local museum tour. A local Danish Church in the host city hosts a closing lunch (smørrebrod) following a Church service.

This year’s conference promo sheet, program, registration form and Hotel reservation link – are provided below. Should you have any question or require more information, feel free to send an email to indicating your name and telephone number. You will be contacted promptly.


Theme: Renewal and Sustainability – Step Into The Future

Federation of Danish Associations in Canada
Produced and hosted by THE DANISH CLUB OF MONTREAL

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Locations for conference events:

Embassy Suites Hotel By Hilton, Old Montreal.  208 St-Antoine Ouest, Montréal, QC H2Y 0A6, Phone:(514) 288-8886

Hotel Nelligan (Atrium). 106 Rue Saint-Paul O, Montréal, QC H2Y 1Z3, Phone:(514) 788-2040

Salles de Réception Vieux Port, 39 Rue Saint-Paul Est, Montréal, QC H2Y 1G2, Phone:(514) 486-5404

Ramezay Museum, 280, Notre-Dame East Street, Montréal (Quebec) H2Y 1C5, Phone: (514) 861-3708

St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church, 4020 Grand Boulevard, Montréal, QC, Phone: (514) 866-3175


Program for conference events:

Thursday, May 26

12:00 – 16:30 Conference Registration at Embassy Suites Hotel By Hilton, Old Montreal                                      17:00 – 19:00 By advance registration: Welcome Reception (Official Conference Opening at 18.00 by Ambassador Niels Boel Abrahamsen) in the Atrium next to Verses Restaurant at Hotel Nelligan (canapés and a glass of wine (red/white) is included, cash bar open as well)
19.00 – 21.00 cash bar

Friday, May 27

07:00 – 08:15 Buffet breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel (included for Hotel guests)
                                             08:30 – 09:45 Conference Registration at Salles de Réception Vieux Port and a meet and greet with The Danish Canadian Museum Board Directors                                                                                                                                          10:00 – 11.45  The Danish Canadian Museum AGM at Salles de Réception Vieux Port                                            12:00 – 13:30 Lunch: with Keynote Speaker Ka’nahsohon Deer, Faith-keeper & Native Elder, and Darryl Provonost, Native Historian, and Navarona Sorensen, Greenlandic Native Dancer, at Salles de Recéption Vieux Port              13:30 – 14:30 The Danish Canadian Museum presents the Virtual Museum Project: Salles de Recéption Vieux Port
14:45 – 16.30 Leave the conference by foot for a visit nearby at 15.00 to the Ramezay Museum (museum fee of $9 per person).
16.30 – 17.30 Walking tour starting from Ramezay Museum
19:30 – 22:00 STEP INTO THE SAGA event by The Danish Canadian Museum at Salles de Réception Vieux Port owned by the Vieux Port Steakhouse

Saturday, May 28

07:00 – 09.30 Buffet breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel (included for Hotel guests)                                                 08.45 – 09.45 Danish Federation Board Meeting at Salles de Réception Vieux Port                                                        10:00 – 12.15 Danish Federation AGM: at Salles de Réception Vieux Port
12:30 – 14:15 Lunch with Key Note Speaker, Poul Ove Jensen, Architect, Copenhagen: Champlain Bridge by Danish Design: at Salles de Réception Vieux Port
14:30 – 15:30 Speaker, Pierre Fortin, Executive Director of Montreal’s Quartier des Spectacles zone: at Salles de Réception Vieux Port
15:30 – 16:30 Panel discussion: Step Into The Future: Renewing and Sustaining Danish Clubs in Canada: at Salles de Réception Vieux Port
16.30 – 17.30 Danish Federation Board Meeting at Salles de Réception Vieux Port                                                    19:00 – 19:30 Pre-dinner Reception at Salles de Réception Vieux Port owned by Vieux-Port Steakhouse
19:30 – 22:30 Closing Night Dinner Dance, music, cash bar, at Salles de Réception Vieux Port owned by Vieux-Port Steakhouse

Sunday, May 29

07:00 – 08:15 Buffet breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel (included for Hotel guests)
09:00 – 10:00 Check out of Hotel for those not attending Heritage Seminar week 
                                                 10:15 Bus departs for Church service and Lunch at St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church (Group photo upon arrival)           11:00 – 12.15 St. Ansgar’s Lutheran Church Service
12:30 – 15:00 Smørrebrod, Beer & Akvavit Lunch at Church: entertainment & conclusion of conference: mail box & Fane handed to The Danish Canadian Museum.
15:15 Bus departs for Hotel
16:00 Sightseeing bus departs from Hotel for 2 hour city tour (City & Mount Royal)

Monday, May 30 – For those who are staying for the Heritage Seminar

07:00 – 08:15 Buffet breakfast at Embassy Suites Hotel (included)
09:00 – 10:00 Check out of Embassy Suites Hotel
11:30 Meet in Hotel lobby for departure at 12.00 for the Heritage Seminar at Auberge aux 4 Saisons, Orford, Quebec



Theme: Renewal and Sustainability – Step Into Future

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click here for 2016 Hotel Reservation

A block of rooms has been reserved at a preferred rate for delegates and their guests at the Embassy Suites Hotel Montreal.

Please contact the Reservations Desk by phone or on-line. Reservations: Tel: (514) 288-8886 or toll free 1-800-362-2779 or Fax reservations: (514) 288-8899, or online at;

Group Name: Danish Club of Montreal:

Group Code: DAN
Callers must identify themselves as being with the Danish Club of Montreal, or by quoting the group code: DAN, in order to benefit from the special rate.

Rates cannot be changed at check-in/check-out times for delegates who fail to identify their affiliation at the time of reservation. Delegates who omit to present themselves on the night will be charged for the value of the first night.
Standard suites are $169.00 + taxes at SPECIAL RATE which includes full American Buffet Breakfast and the evening Manager’s Reception with 2 drinks each day. This rate is valid until April 26th. Please note that all guest rooms and suites are on a first-come, first-served basis. Check-in time is 15:00 and Checkout time is 12:00.




“Take a trip around the world”

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A Danish Heritage Seminar will be held at the four-star Auberge aux 4 Saisons in Orford in the Eastern Townships of Québec from Monday, May 30 to Saturday, June 4, 2016. The theme is Take a trip around the world.

The Headmasters are Jørgen and Kirsten Flensted-Jensen. Pastor Jørgen has served as interim pastor in Grimsby, Brussels, and Edmonton. As well, Naomi Kramer will talk about the Holocaust Education and Genocide Prevention Centre in Montreal, and Aase Christensen will reveal a very interesting test: So you think you are Danish!

Other presentations will focus on Brussels, the capital of Europe, where we will hear about the European Union, the Danish Church and the nearby battlefields. We will hear about Ethiopia as well as about the beliefs and lifestyle of the Amish and the Mennonites. We will hear about Hans Christian Andersen and the Manor Houses on the isle of Fyn. There will be a presentation about Christian Marker, Alberta’s first Dairy Commissioner.

This year’s Seminar is an educational, inspiring and fun-filled course, which includes activities such as workshops, singing, walking and relaxing. An important aspect of the seminar is the friendship that quickly develops among the participants from across Canada and elsewhere.

The fee is this year only $789 per person double occupancy and includes a guest room, three meals daily, coffee breaks, lectures, free parking and all taxes and gratuities. For more information or a registration form contact Rolf Christensen at or 613-747-9764.