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  • November 25, 2020 2:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    November 2020 Newsletter: Charity Checklist

  • July 03, 2019 3:35 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    On June 27 we, in partnership with FRAM+Slokker, hosted an insightful night with our members about the Canadian Real Estate Market. Paul Michel, Vice-President of Finance with FRAM Building Group, gaves us an overview of market-moving real-estate trends in Canada with he Mississauga based real estate development and construction company FRAM+Slokker is responsible for projects like "Nola", "Verde" and "The Shipyards". Since the late 80s, Slokker Bouwgroup, a Dutch Real-Estate developer and builder, has been active in the Canadian market in partnership with FRAM.

    It was a very interesting night and we would like to thank our partner FRAM+Slokker and Paul Michel for hosting us in their office!

    You can find some pictures of the event here.

  • June 03, 2019 1:28 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Frites Night on May 28th 2019 with the Belgians and the Dutch was well attended as usual, and offered a convivial atmosphere (very "gezellig"!) and great European beers. A few lucky attendees went home with one of the four raffle prizes, a collection of Dutch and Belgian beers. If you like reaching out to your roots and catch up on your Dutch, English or French, or look to expand you network in Toronto, be sure to keep an eye out for one of our next joint Frites Night socials, and check out our other upcoming CNBPA events! 

    Check out some of the pictures here.

    Have a great start to the summer!

    The CNBPA Board

  • November 10, 2017 8:12 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    This week our Board and its members, in partnership with Canadian aid agency Global Medic, held a hurricane relief fundraising event for residents of St. Maarten impacted by Hurricane Irma. 

    The event generated fantastic support from our members and sponsors; DUCA, KLM, Franklin Templeton Investments and of course our gracious event host Marche! 

    This fundraiser is just a simple “dank u wel” and thanks for your support as all the money raised goes to help Global Medic, whose team remains on the ground in the Caribbean rebuilding, mapping the affected areas and getting victims a roof over their heads and drinking clean water. 

    This event is a testament to the goodwill of our membership and what happens when we are stronger together. 

    Please feel free to continue to share your photos and memories from our event at and go to our fundraiser page or the website of Global Medic if you are interested in donating to the cause. 

    On behalf of the CNBPA Board, 


    Jason Peetsma 

    CNBPA Board Chair

  • November 09, 2017 12:25 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Our Board Chair Jason Peetsma LIVE now on CMJ Live to talk about the St. Maarten fundraiser recently held in Toronto in support of Global Medic. You can still donate directly to Global Medic through our fundraiser page HERE.

  • October 17, 2017 10:58 PM | Deleted user

    Mmm, bitterballen...

    A new Dutch snack bar and restaurant is coming soon to The Danforth, giving a permanent, bricks and mortar home to a pop-up restaurant series that started as "a casual annual get-together" almost 10 years ago.

    "Borrel is a term the Dutch use to describe an informal gathering of friends for a drink and some snacks," reads the restaurant's website. "Our bar and restaurant aims to provide the perfect setting for you to enjoy just that!" 

    Inspired by Holland's historic brown cafés, Borrel's menu includes plenty of hard-to-pronounce – but delicious sounding – traditional Dutch dishes like Erwtensoep (pea soup with smoked ham hock and sausage),  Poffertjes (mini puffed pancakes) and Draadjesvlees (slow-cooked seasoned “threaded beef”).

    Bitterballen is described as "deep-fried balls of goodness served with mustard from Zaandam," which I think justifies my propensity to keep repeating the Mmmm sound.

    The entire menu is worth taking a gander at, really. The illustrations alone will make you smile.

    Borrel's owners say that they want to maintain "the dutch ethos of gezellig" with the new restaurant's atmosphere, similar to the "cozy and relaxed Sunday afternoon affairs" they've been hosting as pop-ups.

    An opening date has yet to be announced, but we do know that spot is located just steps from Greenwood Station and that it's going to have some very cool art on the walls courtesy of Dutch-American artist Nanna Koekoek.

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  • July 10, 2017 4:37 PM | Deleted user

    The entire CNBPA Board and Members share in the pride of accomplishment and recognition recently bestowed by the Consul General of The Netherlands in the name of King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands upon Martin van Denzen, a long time CNBPA   Member,  and volunteer.

    In recognition of Martin’s tireless involvement throughout the years on behalf of the Canadian Dutch community, Martin received the Knight of the Order of Orange-Nassau at a recent farewell event held for the outgoing Consul General of The Netherlands, Anne van Leeuwen.This is a chivalric Order intended to recognize individuals who earned “special merits for society.”

    For the past 60 years in Canada, Martin has been a leader in strengthening the political and social relationship between The Netherlands and Canada. His past and present achievements include: President of the Dutch Canadian Association, host of the “Dutch Touch” on radio, spearheading events intended to recognize the Canadian veterans involved in the Liberation of The Netherlands, and participating in Dutch Canadian social and charity events such as the Netherlands Bazaar charity and Sinterklaas. And, to our benefit, when carrying out these activities, Martin always favourably represents CNBPA at the same time.

    We congratulate Martin on this well-deserved lifetime achievement honour and recognition.

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