Hansen's Bakery will have Danish breads, pastries (while supplies last), candies (licorice, marcipan) and Danish imports available. Visit them under Apt. 9. Pay by cash or cheque.
The Sunset Villa Butik Gift shop will be open with Danish crafts, apparel and souvenirs.
The Danish Place will have delicious Smørrebrød (open faced sandwiches)
Your co-operation in wearing a mask and socially distancing is appreciated.
Sunday, Aug. 8 & Sun. Sept. 12, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Sat. July 24, 9 a.m. start
In an ordinary year, we would celebrate Fastelavn on Sunday, Feb. 14, as we have in many years past.
Fastelavn is a uniquely Scandinavian event preceding the start of Lent. In Denmark, Fastelavn is a bit like Halloween - Kids dress up and knock on doors, they sing a song that if they don’t get Fastelavnboller (a delicious custard fill bun) they will cause trouble, and they Beat the Barrel. Danes used to put a real black cat in a barrel and beat it until the cat ran away, to safeguard against bad luck.
In years past at Sunset Villa, volunteers built 2 or 3 barrels called Fastelavnstønde, we then filled with candy and a cat doll. Kids (of all ages) swung until the barrel was broken and candy spilled out. We would crown the King and Queen of Cats. Then we would warm up with hot chocolate and treats and decorate twigs (Fastelavnsris). Lastly, the kids would parade to show off their Fastelavnsris and costumes. Hope to do this again next year.
Sunset Villa Association
Until Further Notice
Here's a chance to get some dirt under your nails while helping to spruce up Sunset Villa's park grounds.
We have gardening jobs for all skills and abilities - cutting trees, tidying the hiking trails, weeding, fixing fences. Bring your gardening gloves.
In appreciation, we will provide a hearty lunch. This is a great chance to get to know other like-minded volunteers.
Meet at the Dome opposite the Danish Place restaurant at 9 a.m.
Baker's Sunday - Postponed until further notice
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Please wear a mask and keep a safe distance while visiting the club.
For Pictures of past Events, please click here