picnic was held at "Storm Haven"
km. north west of Calgary.
member Steen Jochumsen, - 518 1947/I Thorkild Bøttern - 724
1946/I Aage Iversen - 356 1949/I Knud O. Jensen - 450 1949/I
DEC 85 Jens
Lind - 265 FEB 71 Jan Bjerreskov (Past President) - 233 DEC
73 Ivan Bohl (our Vice President) - 286 NOV 50 Svend Christiansen
- 329 JAN 58 Svend Storm - 424 1949/II Morten V.
Pedersen (Past President) - 865 APR 76 Wagnar Lærke - 933 1952/II
Alf Jensen - 062 SEP 58 Erik Wildenhoff - 209 1947/I Henry Vester - 157
FEB 78 Steffen Brix Olsen.
og generalforsamling november 2003.
afholdt Vest Canadas Garderforening den aarlige generalforsamling.
startede vi som saedvanligt kl. 09:00 for de, der kunne klare at komme
op og skyde på den tid på dagen.
vi saa vores generalforsamling efterfulgt af dejlig sild, snaps og
Om aftenen var
vi ca. 70 til fin spisning og dans. Der blev snakket en del og grinet
meget af gamle minder og nye vitser og historier.
var, at fire gardere fik overrakt De Danske Garderforeningers
haederstegn for en utrolig god indsats i de mange aar de har vaeret
medlemmer af Vest Canadas Garderforening. Der skal lyde en stor ros til
de fire for deres ihaerdige arbejde baade i fortiden og fremtiden.
537 DEC 1985 Jens Lind.
De fire, der modtog De Danske Garderforeningers haederstegn
424 1949/II Morten V. Pedersen
NOV 51 Kurt Christensen
329 JAN 58 Svend Storm og
265 FEB 71 Jan Bjerreskov.
END OF 2003 !
picnic was held on the 3d of July at Erik and Birgit Wildenhoff's
east of Edmonton. Because of rain, it was not that well attended.
row: Jan 58 Svend Aage Storm, Nov 51 Thorkild Bøttern, Guest:
Anders Jensen Standing: Guest: Knud Svendgaard, APR 76 Wagnar
Lærke, 062 SEP
58 Erik Wildenhoff (Info from the Webmaster: SEPtember
1958 was one of the very best groups of national servicemen
(perhaps the best ever ?) serving in the Royal Guard) ,
233 DEC 73 Ivan Bohl, Extra-ordinary member Steen Jochumsen, MAJ 45
Aage Iversen, FEB 71 Jan Bjerreskov.
I 2004 blev generalforsamlingen afholdt sammen med
foreningens 60 aars foedselsdag. Alle valg var genvalg og Birgit
og Ivan Bohl tilboed at holde foreningens picnic i 2005, så den
holdes sikkert i Calgary, eller tæt på Calgary.
Datoen fastlaegges senere.
BOARD 2004 / 2005:
of the Board:
58 Svend Aage Storm
T0M 1CO Canada
001 403 638 4345
beskyttet mod kopiering til junk-mail: Fjern XX inden du sender en
1973 Ivan Bohl,
Windmill Way NW
Jochumsen, (Extraordinært Medlem)
407 - 36
of the Board:
76 Wagnar Lærke
MAR 59 Kurt Nielsen
8th. Ave. NW
1985 Jens Lind
MAJ 64 Carl Bladt
Alberta T2W 2H3
CELEBRATING THE 60th ANNIVERSARY OF
THE ROYAL GUARDS ASSOCIATION OF
Royal Danish Guard Association
Canada Guards Association's 60th. Anniversary Celebration
September 18th, 2004.
night members, ladies and guests from near and far away gathered at The
Danish Canadian Club in Calgary for coffee or a beer and snacks.
Many of us had not seen each other for several years, so it was a good
little “getting acquainted party”.
Morning we had our annual general meeting; anybody up for election was
acclaimed. Birgit and Ivan Bohl asked to host the 2005 picnic, so
it will likely be in Calgary, or close by. - The date to be decided by
Next on the
program was DGU’s (Danish Guards in Foreign Countries) meeting, which
included the election of a new president and vice-president.
Kenneth Olsen, presently residing in Seattle was elected president for
the next four years, Carl Jensen from Ontario is the vice president.
Next we had
our luncheon. A lot of memories from the time in the Royal Guard were
discussed, a lot of anecdotes and stories were told and a lot of laughs
were delivered. Beer and akvavit was donated in part by Ole
Larsen Ontario, Importer of Faxe Beer.
evening at the banquet, one of our own members, Jens Lind, was Master
of Ceremonies. After the flags were carried in to the tones of The
Royal Guard's Band, we sang the two countries’ National Anthems.
Basbøll from the Danish Church in Calgary said Grace, and the
president, Svend Aage Storm, bid the guests a hearty welcome, among
them Major General Gustav Grüner, President of DG – the “umbrella”
organization of all 78 Royal Danish Guards Associations - and Mrs.
Kirsten. There were also guests from California, Chicago, Ontario
and BC. Svend asked President Grüner to take a greeting back
to our protector, H.R.H. Prince Henrik of Denmark - to H.M. Queen
Margrethe, and all members of the royal family as well as to the Guards
Associations in Denmark and overseas.
dinner there was presentation of pins and medals to deserving
members; One of these was a 60 year pin for our only surviving
charter member, 100 year old 843 1924/I Holger Frandsen, who was not
able to attend. This was delivered to Holger in person a few days
later by Svend and wife, Pat. (Please see the text and picture below.)
General, wearing the Cross of Commander of the Order of Dannebrog,
brought greetings from Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik and the Royal
Family, as well as from the administrative office in Copenhagen of DG –
A member of
the Pacific North West Association, Karl Monk, was honoured by his
President, Heinz Axelsen, for a rich and generous life. Karl was
for many years a member of our association, while he and Charlotte
lived in Fruitvale, BC.
were made by DGU brass, both departing president Jørgen Birk
Andersen and acceding president, Kenneth Olsen, who brought presents to
the families Grüner, Storm and Andersen in the form of miniature
Danish sentry boxes, made into bird feeders. A very popular gift
dinner, there was entertainment and dance by a popular local couple and
the evening ended during the wee hours of the morning.
morning we gathered for a cozy breakfast on the 34th. floor of the
International Hotel. Many of the guests and local members later
attended the service in Danish by pastor Basbøll at the church
guests were driven to the airport to catch their various planes - and a
unforgettable weekend was at an end.
like at this time to say a heartfelt THANK YOU to all those businesses
and members who donated funds for this memorable event. To our
secretary, Steen Jochumsen, and to Morten V. Pedersen (chairman) and
the other members of the 60th Anniversary Committee for their very hard
work in making the weekend such a great success.
329 JAN 58,
Svend Aa. Storm
Guardsman from 1924,
Charter Member of the WCGF, Holger Frandsen
receiving his 60 year pin
from Svend Aage Storm.
Holger says he is most
likely the last surviving Canadian to have sat on a load of horse
manure driving down the main street in Montreal, which he did in 1926,
or thereabouts, when he, as a young immigrant, worked in a stable
there. Most freight hauling in the cities was still done with
Holger soon came out west
where he and his wife, Ann, farmed at Claresholm south of Calgary for
Holger, at 100, still has a
very firm handshake, and there is nothing wrong with his sense of
Danish Guard Association
Friday September the 17th, 2004.
Members, out-of-town guests, friends, relatives gets an opportunity to
mingle for a few hours, rekindle old acquaintances and make new ones.
There will be a host bar and snacks will be served.
Entertainment by Jens Lind,
one of our members.
Tivoli Room at the Danish Canadian Club, 727 - 11th Avenue S.W.
Entrance to the Tivoli Room can be accommodated from both the East and
West entrances, but the East entrance is the most direct.
When: at 7:30
Some of the local members will
come to the hotel with their cars at about 7:10 - 7:20 PM and drive you
to the Club. Anyone wishing to use our transportation system,
please assemble in the front lobby of the Hotel at that time.
Saturday Morning September 18th,
Where: Ladies &
Men to meet at the Danish Canadian Club.
volunteer lady drivers will proceed with the ladies on a sightseeing
tour and lunch.
Men are invited to participate in Western Canada's GM followed by DGU’s
GM meeting to be held at the Club in the Tivoli room. After the meeting
Lunch at the club.
Western Canada's GM 9:30 AM
DGU’s GM 10:30 AM
Some of the local members
will come to the hotel with their cars at about 9:00-9:15AM and drive
you to the Club. Anyone wishing to use our transportation
system, please assemble in the front lobby of the Hotel at that time.
Lunch at 12:00
Saturday Evening September 18,
Function:** The 60th Anniversary Party**
Where: At the
Valhalla Hall upstairs in the Danish Canadian Club.
When: 6:00 PM
Sunday Morning September 19th,
International Hotel, at the 36th Floor level.
Church Service: At
the Danish Lutheran Church
Contact Phone Numbers:
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sender en mail.)
Danish Canadian Club:
The participants in the DGU GM held in Calgary, September
The new DGU
President 505 FEB 81 Kenneth Olsen, 482 1939/II Ernst Harboe*,
424 1949/II Morten Pedersen WCGF (60th Anniversary Committee Chairman),
The President of the Royal Guards Association 719 SEP 63 Major General
Gustav Grüner, Past President of DGU 226 NOV 53 Jørgen Birk
Andersen ECGF, Chairman PNWGF 946 NOV 53 Heinz Axelsen.
The rear row:
329 JAN 58 Svend Aage Storm, 699 1954/I Flemming Hansen ECGF,
Aage Iversen WCGF, Jørgen Jensen WCGF, Knud Jensen WCGF, Unknown
ECGF, Jan Bjerreskov WCGF, 062 SEP 58 Erik Wildenhoff WCGF, Karl Monk
PNWGF, Kurt Christensen WCGF, Flemming Andreasen PNWGF, Frovin
Sørensen WCGF, Vice President DGU 1986 Carl H. T. Jensen,
Chairman of California GF 520 MAJ 47 Wilmar Lindgreen, 537 DEC 85 Jens
Lind WCGF, Steen Jochumsen (partly hidden) WCGF, Past Chairman of PNWGF
544 MAJ 49 Peter Kjærgaard, Peter Bertelsen WCGF, DEC 73 Ivan
Bohl WCGF, 424 MAJ 64 Carl Bladt WCGF.
1939/II Ernst Harboe, President DGU 1979 - 84 and Chairman of
Mellemstater- nes GF (Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.) 1965 - 66 and 1975 -79.
END OF 2004 !
| SATURDAY JULY 30.
The 2005 picnic will be held at Ivan and Birgit Bohl’s in
Springbank, Calgary, on July 30. There is a golf course right
next door and Ivan will check if there is going to be room for members
who want a friendly game.
in order to see pictures from the picnic.)
date for this summer’s picnic is Saturday July30th. and it will be at
Ivan and Birgit Bohl this year, as you can see on the enclosed map, the
little red star marks the spot and it is situated just north of the
Trans Canada Highway when you take the Old Banff Coach Road turnoff
just as you leave town going west toward Banff. (To see the map: Click HERE.)
address & phone number:
Windmill Way NW, Calgary.
bring your own steaks and one dish of something we can share for the
“Pot-luck”. Also bring lawn chairs and dishes and cutlery.
Ivan will make sure there is enough grill capacity.
you want to stay overnight, Ivan says they have a couple of extra
bedrooms and there is a Sheraton hotel not far away.
you like golfing, as you can see on the map, there are several courses
in the vicinity, but it might be an idea to book ahead to avoid
usually meet after lunchtime around 1:30 or so, and try to be back from
whatever activity you choose in order to have supper at 6:00.
than that, just bring yourselves and “godt humør” and we will be
sure to have a great time.
Lørdag den 30. juli.
for at se billeder fra picnic'en.)
år holdes foreningens picnic hos Birgit og Ivan Bohl i
lige nord for Trans Canada Highway, når du tager Old Banff Coach
Road afkørselen lige efter at du har forladt byen og
kører mod vest imod Banff.
for at se kortskitsen.)
lille røde stjerne viser hvor de bor.
og telefonnummret er:
Windmill Way NW, Calgary. Tel.: 403-247-3086.
venligst jeres egne steaks og en eller anden ret, som vi kan dele til
"Pot-Luck". Medbring også stole, tallerkener og bestik. Ivan
sørger for at der er rigelig grill kapacitet.
oplyser, at hvis I vil blive natten over, har han et par ekstra
soveværelser - og der er et Sheraton hotel i nærheden.
kan se på kortskitsen, er der flere golfbaner i nærheden,
men det vil sikkert være en god ide at booke tid i forvejen hvis
I vil undgå en skuffelse.
mødes som sædvanligt omkring klokken 1:30, men sørg
venligst for at være tilbage fra en eventuel "aktivitet" til
middagen kl. 6.
så bedes I møde op med jer selv og med godt humør.
Så får vi helt sikkert "A Great Time" sammen.
til "rigs-dansk": PHH. )
picnic was held on the 30th of July at Ivan and Birgit Bohl's.
329 Jan 58
Svend Aa. Storm, 450 Nov 49 John Jensen, 724 Maj 46 Aage Iversen
933 Nov 52 Alf
Jensen, 286 Nov 50 Svend Christiansen, 1265 Feb 71 Jan Bjerreskov, 0865
Apr 76 Wagnar Lærke and the host 233 1973 Ivan Bohl.
"The Girls". Webmasters bemærkning:
Med 12 "damer" til 8 gamle gardere ka' det ik' ha'
været helt kedeligt.
July 30 was a perfect day weather-wise, not much of a wind… Sunny and
warm all day. Ivan and Birgit had arranged for a comfortable
get-together on their spacious acreage just west of the city of Calgary.
After a while
Aage and Stinne joined the fun as well, they had spotted a Danish flag
at another house in the neighbourhood and made themselves comfortable
on the porch there, wondering where everybody had gone. It
turned out to be Birgit’s brother Hans’ place just a few houses away…
the family were not at home.
The “Pot Luck”
was superb as usual and everyone enjoyed the food and fellowship.
We were introduced to a few of The Bohl’s neighbours and we had some
interesting conversation, among other things we decided that maybe a
line could be drawn across Hans Island so everybody might then be
happy… but of course it is does not seem to be as simple as that.
members turned out which was surprising, seeing how it was so close to
the town where most of our members live. It was a “Long weekend”
and I had not phoned everybody a week ahead of time as I usually do
because I had been very busy with company from DK and was just coming
back from a trip to the coast.
Hope to do
better for our fall “DO” which includes Target shooting, General
meeting and Banquet on the weekend around October 1st.
329 Jan 58
Svend Aa. Storm
Friday, September 31 - Saturday, October 1 - Sunday,
Tivoli Room at the Danish Club has been booked for this year's fall get
together. Further information will be posted here as the planning
usual scedule: CLICK
Dagene omkring lørdag den 1. oktober.
efterårs-sammenkomst holdes i år i dagene omkring
lørdag den 1. oktober.
Værelset i Den Danske Klub er booket, og nærmere
oplysninger kommer her på siden efterhånden som
planlægningen skrider frem.
sædvanlige program for week-enden: Klik HER.
THE "STANDARD" EFTERÅRSPROGRAM /
the fall we have our annual get together. A typical program
consists of getting together Friday evening for coffee, sometimes at
one of the Calgary members' place or at the Danish Club.
morning there is target shooting... we have several trophies we compete
for. There is a trophy for the women as well, and over the years
we have had several very excellent shots amongst the so-called weaker
noon we have our Annual General Meeting followed by a luncheon for the
men. The women usually go out together on an arranged tour of
some kind at this time. Or else they just go shopping in the
the evening we have our banquet and dance where members can bring
guests. This is our "big do" of the year. Pins and medals
are presented to deserving members and guests and so on. A very
morning we meet for breakfast before everyone leaves. This is an
event that has grown more popular every year. A good way of
seeing everyone off.
Den 1. oktober var der Generalforsamling og
Banquet/hyggeaften i Den Danske Club i Calgary.
var aflyst p.g.a. for få tilmeldte. 610424 Maj 64, Carl
Bladt var dog mødt op, men da vi jo ikke godt kan give ham alle
trofæerne uden konkurrence, blev der ingen udleveret dette
Generalforsamlingen kl. 12 bestemte vi at kontingentet skulle forblive
50 dollars selvom det ikke engang dækker abonnement på
”Garderbladet”. Det blev så besluttet at forlange, at
bladet bliver sendt electronisk som .pdf fil, med dertil hørende
besparelse, fra bladets kontor eller fra Gothersgade. Det
blev foreslået at gøre det med et password, der
bliver sendt til bestyrelsen her fra Gothersgade eller bladets
kontor... dette bliver så fordelt til betalende medlemmer af
vores GF .
Jan Bjerreskov valgt til to år som president, og afgående
president Svend Aa. Storm blev valgt for eet år som
mødtes vi til igen tilbanquet i den Danske Club, som serverede
et fint måltid af flæskesteg og dessert. De
jubilarer, der var til stede, fik overrakt hæderstegn.
sidebemærkning kan jeg fortælle, at Thor Bottern var bragt
til møde og banquet af datteren, Susan, som er sagfører i
Fort McMurray - en køretur for hende på omkring 1.600 km.
frem og tilbage - Svend Christiansen og Cora kommer til de fleste af
vore arrangementer og de har over halvt så langt.
have udleveret de donerede præmier til lotteriet, som gav ganske
godt i foreningens kasse, så vi filmen ”Four seasons with the
Danish Royal Court”
hyggede vi os til musik og dans. Og det blev sent da de sidste gik
329 Jan 58
Svend Aa. Storm
Formænd og hæderstegnsmodtagere den 1. oktober.
tiltrædende formand / President 270550 FEB 71 Jan Bjerreskov
NOV 52 Alf Jensen (10 års jubilæumstegn /
– 286 NOV
50 Svend Christiansen (10 års jubilæums- /
MAR 59 Kurt O. Nielsen (25 års jubilæums- /
afgående formand / President 370329 Jan 58 Svend Aa.
Bjerreskov har prøvet det før: Svend Storm afløste
ham som formand i 1997.
END OF 2005 !