DCBC Christmas Party November 25, 2017


    DCBC World Cup Speed Skating Event December 3, 2017


    World Cup Speed skating, presentation & meet and greet with athletes

    Dear DCBC members and prospects,

    We would like to invite you and your families to the Speed Skating World Cup in the Calgary Oval on Sunday December 3rd at 12:30pm. We will be watching our Dutch and Canadian Skaters compete for World Cup points and medals while they prepare for the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.

    During the event we will be guided by Lauren McGuire, a team member of the Canadian Team, who will also give a presentation on what it is to be a professional speed skater and what the road to the Olympics is like for the international athletes. During the presentation we’ll serve some (Dutch) snacks and beverages. After the races we are trying to set up a meet and greet with the Dutch and Canadian Speed Skaters (e.g. Olivier Jean, Ted Jan Bloemen and Jorien ter Mors).

    The schedule for the afternoon:

    12:30pm Women's 500m
    12:50pm Men's 1500m
    1:00pm Presentation for group during zamboni ice preparation
    1:53pm Women's 1500m
    2:32pm Men's 500m
    3:12pm Women's Mass Start
    3:32pm Men's Mass Start

    Mingle with Canadian/Dutch racers if available.

    This event is open to members and non-members of the Dutch Canadian Business Club of Calgary. You can buy your tickets for:

    1. The organisation of the event by Lauren McGuire the presentation (incl. room rent, snacks and beverages) and the meet and greet ($10 each, and $20 for a family) with this Eventbrite link.
    2. The entrance fee to the Olympic Oval for the races ($15 per person or $30 for a family) with this link.The DCBC Board
    3. We hope to see you on Sunday December 3rd.

    The DCBC Board

    Interesting Links

    Please find below a collection of interesting links for DCBC members, contributed to you by our members and their connections.

    If you would like to add a link please send a message to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with a summary of what your LINK is all about, what its benefits are and any specific information you'd like to share.


    * Faculty of ALES at the University of Alberta (DCBC member: Wes van der Lee)

    The Faculty of ALES at the University of Alberta is pleased to celebrate Canada's relationship with the Netherlands through student exchanges and knowledge sharing, and to count Wageningen University and Research Centre as one of its partners.

    Please find additional information here: brochure and student success stories on the ALES Centennial Dutch Endowment.

    ALES Contact:

    Marie Perron, BCom, CFRE

    Assistant Dean - Development

    Faculty of ALES | University of Alberta

    605 General Services | Edmonton, AB | T6G 2H1

    P: (780) 492-1896 | C: (780) 554-0607 | F: (780) 492-8524


    DCBC Christmas Dinner Bragg Creek November 25

    Dear DCBC member,

    We would like to invite you to our annual Christmas Dinner. This year we are organizing the dinner in the Christmas picture perfect hamlet of Bragg Creek, just 25 minutes west of the city.

    Our hosts at The CountryWood Retreat & Conference Centre will treat us to a traditional Turkey dinner with all the fixings. Our hosts can accommodate most dietary restrictions so if you have any concerns about that, please let the organizer (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know.

    The evening will start at 5:30pm with drinks and mingling.

    The tickets ($55 for members and $60 for non-members) include one alcoholic beverage per person, drink tickets will be available beyond that. All non-alcoholic beverages (pop, juice, water, coffee and tea) will be free.

    This event is open only to members of the Dutch Canadian Business Club of Calgary and their partners. You can buy your tickets with this link.

    For those concerned about driving outside the city in the winter months, we will work on organizing carpooling to help with that. We will send information out about that closer to the event.

    We hope to see you on Saturday November 25th.

     The DCBC Board

    Letter from the President Fall 2017

    October 2017

    Dear DCBC members,

    Welcome to a new DCBC season. Since the AGM in September I am proud to be your new President. For those of you who missed the AGM, my name is Eduard Spelier, I was born in Middelburg in 1970, grew up in Goes, went to university in Eindhoven and I emigrated to Canada in 2006 with my wife Lya and our son Yannick. I work as an independent IT contractor and I have been at Husky Energy for the last 4 years. My speciality are Microsoft SharePoint implementations and customizations.

    Besides myself the 2017-2018 board consists of:

    • Paul Pols - Vice President
    • Paul Verhaegh  - Treasurer
    • Sebastiaan Maassen  - Secretary, Director of Communications & Social Media
    • Remco Kleinlugtenbelt - Membership Director
    • Helen  - Past President

    We would like to thank the departing board members for their hard work and dedication to the club:

    • Reinier Deurwaarder  - Vice President
    • Sian de Vries  - Secretary
    • Martin Gerlings - Treasurer
    • Yvette Geerlings  - Events Director

    At the AGM it was decided that the 2017-2018 membership fee will be $100 per member. Members over 65 years of age are allowed to claim a $25 discount. Our Treasurer Paul will send out the invoices for the membership fees soon.

    We are looking forward to an exciting year with lots of new events but also the ones you have come to expect of the DCBC. Our first event on October 19th had to be changed because of illness of the presenter so we’ll now meet for drinks and a bite (at your own expense) at Bridgette Bar (739 10 Ave SW) starting at 5:30 PM. Come and meet your new board!

    On Saturday November 25th we will host the yearly Christmas Dinner in Bragg Creek, more information will follow soon about this event.

    Best regards,

    Eduard Spelier

    President Dutch Canadian Business Club of Calgary