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    Holiday letter from your Board

    Dear DCBC members,

    We (the DCBC Board) would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and all the best for 2018! So far this year we have had 2 great events, the Christmas Dinner and the World Cup Speed Skating. Thanks to all of you who came out to those, we enjoyed meeting and chatting with you!

    We are planning some great events for the coming year so we hope that we will have lots of opportunity to catch up with all of you. Here is the preliminary list of events so that you can mark them on your calendar:

    • Thursday January 18: New Year’s Reception at Fort Calgary
    • Sunday February 4 :Super Bowl party with a presentation about American Football from a CFL referee at Ceili’s downtown
    • Wednesday February 21: Presentation from Air France/KLM at AMICA
    • Thursday March 15: DCBC Trade Fair
    • Wednesday April 11: Indonesian Dinner with presentation on Tunnel development by our board member Remco Kleinlugtenbelt
    • Saturday April 28: ‘Koningsdag’ celebration
    • Thursday May 10: Tour & Presentation at the University of Calgary Faculty of Veterinary Medicine by our member Professor Herman Barkema
    • Saturday May 26: Cheese tasting at Sylvan Star Cheese in Sylvan Lake in collaboration with the DCBC of Edmonton
    • Thursday June 21: Presentation by the City of Calgary Bike Advocate Tom Thivener of the Liveable Streets Division. We hope to combine this with a leisurely bike ride and a BBQ

    We are happy to report that our membership is growing, we are now at 54 members. The latest new and returning members are:

    • Aart de Vries
    • Annette Kooistra
    • Lothar Snellen
    • Angela Pronk
    • Gijs van Rooijen
    • Martijn Spinhoven
    • Chesca Foe-a-man
    • George Veenhuysen
    • Helene van Os
    • Desiree Prosser
    • Petra Brummelhuis     
    • Lennard Kuijpers

    One of the new members, Chesca Foe-a-man, has also joined us on the board as our Event Coordinator, so please join us in welcoming her to the board!

    We hope you have a great holiday season and we are looking forward to seeing you at the New Year’s reception for which you can register here.

    Warmest regards,

    Your DCBC Board,

    Eduard Spelier President
    Paul Pols Vice-President
    Paul Verhaegh Treasurer
    Remco Kleinlugtenbelt Director Membership
    Sebastiaan Maassen Secretary, Director Communications & Social Media
    Chesca Foe-a-man Director Event Coordination