Belgian National Day 2020

Dear Belgian and Canadian friends and BCBC members and partners.
I trust you are all well, in form and keeping safe.

Certainly, the confinement measures have allowed us to discover our new qualities: versatility, resilience, tenacity and resourcefulness, and some faults as well. In this respect, we have adjusted to new ways of keeping-up our routines and connecting with each other, in spite of the constraints imposed by the isolation. And though, we have become accustomed to the “new normal”, if you will, I think we await impatiently for the “post-pandemic return”, which we hope will be as soon as possible. Although, the confinement seems to be coming to an end and we are considering new projects for the Belgian chamber, the new day to day life will impose certain social distancing measures that may not allow us to do so right away. 

In this particular context, we have prepared an activity for the Belgian National Day on July 21, 2020. We are proposing to mark the festive date with a Belgian Beer tasting event, which will also include cheese, chocolate and other Belgian goodies.

The event promises not only to be delectable, but also instructive. Registration includes a boxset with a variety of beers and goodies, as well as, the link to a Virtual Beer Tasting with “Beer Knight” Guy McClelland of McClelland Premium Imports which takes place July 21, 2020, at 6:00 pm. Participation to the celebration gives you the full experience of savouring delicious Belgian beers and learning about their particular qualities and characteristics: flavour, aroma and mouthfeel. Additional details are posted in the link below. We are counting on a strong participation on your part to help us mark the Belgian National Holiday, but also because these activities allow us to sustain the Belgian Chamber.

When the time comes to discuss the challenges of the recovery plans and the opportunities these might represent for our community, we shall be sure to highlight, through our activities, all the opportunities that might be available for our members on the Belgian-Canadian axis.
We look forward to seeing you again as soon as the situation permits.

Stay healthy and take care of yourselves and your loved ones.

Warm Regards, Xavier Van Overmeire, BCBC President

Available for pick up in the High Park area (from July 18, 2020 at 2 PM) or delivery upon request. Please contact Idalia ~ idalia@belgiumconnect.com / 416.816.9154 for delivery options. Registration will close on Tuesday July 14, 2020 at 9 PM to ensure delivery.

Get your tickets here