2017 Danish Canadian Conference

2017 Danish Canadian Conference – Step into the Saga
Red Deer & Dickson, Alberta
Hosted by The Danish Canadian Museum in partnership with the Danish Federation

The theme of this year’s Conference is ‘Step into the Saga’. These are exciting times for the Museum with recent media coverage and winning the 2017 Wynn McLean Rural Tourism Champion Award and 2016 Heritage Recognition Award for new developments including an authentic Naust ‘Ship House’ and Freydis Joanna ‘Viking Ship’. Hosting this National event is also timely as the Museum celebrates its 25th Anniversary and the start of a new branding strategy that celebrates the story of Danish Canadians both past and present. Attending the conference is a great opportunity to meet and network with members of the Federation and the Danish Canadian Museum as well as the Danish community across Canada. We invite you to ‘Step into the Saga’ by registering to attend this event!

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Step into the Saga Danish Canadian Conference Agenda

May 25 (Thursday)   Sheraton Red Deer Hotel

5:00 – 8:00 pm Registration – San Remo Room
7:00 – 10:00 pm Opening Reception Savona Marseille Room
8:00 –  9:15 pm Official Opening Address by The Danish Canadian Museum President (Svend Nielsen), and Danish Federation President (Rolf Christensen)
  Greetings from: Deputy Mayor, Councillor Lynne Mulder City of Red Deer  MP for Red Deer-Mountain View, Earl Dreeshen
  Speaker:  The early days of the Danish Canadian Museum

Morris Flewwelling,  Alberta Order of Excellence, Past Executive Director of the Red Deer and District Museum,  Past Governor of the Heritage Canada Foundation and  Mayor of Red Deer 2004 to 2013.

May 26 (Friday)        Sheraton Red Deer Hotel

7:30 am – 9:00 am Registration – San Remo Room
  Hot Breakfast – Savona Marseille Room
8:00 –  9:15 am Greetings from:Honourable Mr. Don MacIntyre (W), MLA for Innisfail-Sylvan Lake
  Speaker Natalie Van Deusen on the Role of Women in Viking Culture.  Assistant Professor & Henry Cabot and Linnea Lodge Scandinavian Professor Undergraduate Honours Advisor Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Alberta
8:00 – 9:30 am Danish Federation Board of Directors Meeting – San Remo Room
10:00 – 12:30 pm Danish Federation Annual General Meeting – Savona Marseille Room
12:30 – 2:00 pm Lunch Savona Marseille Room
1:15 – 2:00 pm Speaker Otto Christensen,   Jens Munk Voyage to find the Northwest Passage. Born in Aabybro, Denmark; currently a resident of Gimli, Manitoba. Worked as a professional teacher, minister of religion and social worker.
2:00 – 5:00 pm

 

Scandinavian Trail Tour (Markerville Creamery & Stephansson House)
5:15 – 6:30 pm Danish Federation Board of Directors Meeting San Remo room
6:00 – 7:00 pm Open Reception Happy Hour (All Delegates)
7:00 – 10:00 pm Banquet & Entertainment  – Savona Marseille Room
   

May 27 (Saturday)   MUSEUM DAY Sponsored by Kendal Justinen and Duberto Rocuant – Assante Wealth Management

7:15 am – 8:30 am Hot Breakfast – Savona Marseille Room
7:50 –  8:20 am Speaker Danes and Camp Kuriakos at Sylvan Lake

Paul Kopjar Assistant Director

8:45 – 9:30 am Ground Transportation to the Museum
10:00 – 11:00 am The Danish Canadian Museum General Meeting
11:30 – 12:30 pm Roam the Viking Village and Visit the Exhibits
12:30 – 2:00pm Lunch
  Greetings Honourable MLA, Barb Miller Red Deer-South Honourable MLA, Kim Schreiner Red Deer-North
  Speaker Alberta Museums Association, Rosalie Lammle, President & Meaghan Patterson, Executive Director/CEO: Success stories in Alberta Museums.
2:30 – 3:00 pm Grand Opening of Nielsen CPR House
3:15 – 4:00 pm Viking Re-enactment
4:00 – 5:00 pm Roam the Viking Village & Visit with our Immigrant Nation/Community Builders
4:00 – 5:00 pm President’s Reception – Invitation only
5:00 – 6:00 pm Cocktails and Silent Auction Spruce View Hall
6:00 – 9:00 pm Dinner and Auction Savour the flavours of an old fashioned Pit Roast, Bid for cool Auction items,  About Skaal: Lise Pedersen, Viking Entertainment
9:30 pm Ground Transportation to the Sheraton Hotel

 

May 28 (Sunday) Dickson, the Museum and Glennifer Lake Resort (The Landing)

7:00 – 8:00 am Breakfast – Savona Room
8:15 am Ground Transportation to Dickson
9:00 – 10:00 am Dickson Store Museum and Cemetery (Guide books available to purchase at the Dickson Store Museum )
10:00 – 11:00 am Church Service at Bethany Lutheran Church Dickson
10:00 – 11:15 am Roam the Museum Grounds
11:30 – 12 noon Dickson Store Museum: Coming to Canada
12:10 pm Ground Transportation to Glennifer Lake
12:25 pm Group photo at the Landing on the Patio
12:30 – 2:30 pm Picnic on the Patio at Glennifer Lake Resort – The Landing
  Closing Ceremonies
2:30  pm Ground Transportation to the Sheraton Hotel
2:30- 4:00 pm Revisit the museum/ free time

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Registration:

REGISTRATION FORM

$125 per person – AFTER – Wednesday April 26th, until Friday May 19th 2017

While we encourage everyone to register for the Conference at $125 per person, we will also accept registrations for each activity separately such as meals and tours by May 19th.

For more information regarding registration, please contact:

Carl Sorensen
Tel: 780-439-7883
Email: sorensn1@telusplanet.net

Please make cheques payable to: ‘The Danish Canadian Museum’

Please mail payment and form to: 

2017 Danish Canadian Conference
C/O Mr. Carl Sorensen, Registrar
#303, 10721 Saskatchewan Drive, NW
Edmonton, AB   T6E 6J5

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Hotel:

Sheraton Hotel Red Deer, Alberta

Delegates must make their own hotel reservation directly. Cut off date for group rates has been extended to Tuesday, May 2nd. We encourage you to reserve your room now in order to save money. Hotel will provide the following guest room rates (plus applicable taxes).

A block of rooms has been reserved at a preferred rate for delegates and their guests at The Sheraton Red Deer Hotel. Please contact the Reservations Desk by phone or on-line.

By phone direct at 1-403-346-2091 or toll free at 1-800-662-7197 or reservations@sheratonreddeer.com.

Make your Reservation Online

Callers must identify themselves as being with the Danish Canadian Conference.

Contact the hotel prior to April 25th 2017 to receive the preferred group rate.

Rooms                              Single Rate           Double Rate      Triple Rate     Quad Rate
Traditional, 1 King              $159                      $159                   $179              $199
Deluxe, 2 Queens              $159                      $159                   $179              $199
Club Floor, 1 King              $199                      $199                   $219              $239
Club Floor, 2 Queens         $199                     $199                    $219              $239
Corner Suite, 1 King           $269                     $269                    $289              $309

Make your Reservation Online

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Air Travel:

Delegates must book their own air travel directly. Air Canada rates available by clicking the link and entering the Promotion Code below.

WestJet

Promotion Code: XD5JAAL
Travel Agent Code: YYG01

www.westjet.ca

Please use the Promotion Code (for you) or if booking through Travel Agent provide them with the code above.

Book by: June 2, 2017
Travel from: May 20, 2017 to June 2, 2017
Blackout dates: May 22-23, 2017

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Air Canada

Promotion Code: T9BYCKT1

www.aircanada.com

The travel period begins Thursday, May 18, 2017 and ends Sunday, June 4 2017
Travel is valid Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday

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Ground Transportation:

Bus transportation available from the Sheraton Hotel Red Deer to the Danish Canadian Museum in Dickson. This will be an added cost to the conference registration and will be identified on the registration form.

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Sponsor Program:

Confirmed sponsors:

Mr. Ole D. Larsen
FAXE Beer
702 – 6900 De La Cote St-Luc Road
Montreal, Quebec H4V 2Y7

The following sponsor opportunities are available at the 2017 Danish Canadian Conference.
All sponsors below will have access to providing promotional material in the delegate bags.

May 25 (Thursday)

$500  Opening Reception & Speaker
– Opportunity to deliver message to delegates at the opening reception; Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on conference webpage; Name recognition on conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

May 26 (Friday)

$250    Breakfast & Registration
– Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on conference webpage; Name recognition on conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

$500  Lunch & Speaker
– Opportunity to deliver message to delegates at the lunch; Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on conference webpage; Name recognition on conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

$1,000  Banquet & Entertainment
– Opportunity to deliver message to delegates at the dinner auction; Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on conference webpage; Name recognition on conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’; Free business card advertisement in DCM quarterly newsletter

May 27 (Saturday)

$250     Breakfast & Registration
– Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

$500  Lunch & Speaker
– Opportunity to deliver message to delegates at the lunch; Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on the conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

$1,000  Pit Roast, Entertainment & Auction
– Opportunity to deliver message to delegates at the dinner pit roast; Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on the conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’; Free business card advertisement in DCM quarterly newsletter

May 28 (Sunday)

$250     Breakfast
– Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

$500  Lunch & Speaker
– Opportunity to deliver message to delegates at the lunch; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on the conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

Other Sponsor Opportunities:

$250    Viking Reenactment by Odin’s Ravens
– Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on the conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

$500    Nielsen CPR House Grand Opening
– Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on the conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

$500    Ground Transportation Support
– Logo displayed at the event; Logo with link on the conference webpage; Name recognition on the conference agenda; Recognized on post-event social media ‘thank you’

If your business/organization has any other ideas for sponsoring, we are open to working with you.

To discuss Sponsor opportunities, please contact:

Brian Desjardins
Executive Director
The Danish Canadian Museum
403-728-0019 Office
403-352-4059 Cell
executive@stepintothesaga.com

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2017 Heritage Book by the Danish Federation:

If you would like to advertise in the 2017 Heritage Book, please contact Rolf Christensen at 613-747-9765 Phone or Email robuch@ca.inter.net

Size:                              Black/White           Colour
Full Page Ad                  $195                     $300
Half Page Ad                 $115                     $175
Quarter Page Ad           $70                        $115
Business Card Ad         $40                        $70

2017 Rate Sheet for Advertising in Heritage Book