If you are able and interested in preserving Danish culture and traditions here in Canada, we urgently need your help. We are Sunset Villa , a proud Danish-Canadian Association celebrating our 70th Anniversary this year. Seventy years of events, celebrations and family gatherings celebrating local Danes and the community at large. One of the key attractions of our club property is our authentic Danish restaurant. Run by Danes, the restaurant has been serving the club and community since the 1960’s.
As you can imagine, revenues have been non-existent now for five months. This facility operates 10 months of the year with January and February being closed for the season. The restaurant invested significant funds towards reopening March 1st, we all know what happened from there. Making the best of a problematic situation, inventoried perishables were distributed to local food charities.
Looking forward, due to the quaint nature and size of this facility, physical distancing will only allow hosting 9 – 10 tables at a time to be deemed at full capacity. Couple that with the fact that the majority of the profits come from large events such as the Danish Constitution Day along with Weddings and milestone Birthday and Anniversary celebrations that have all been cancelled long into the fall and the writing is on the wall for the balance of 2020.
Many Hands make the load light.
We are asking 12,000 Danes connected through these social media platforms to help us save this truly Dansk Institution by raising $150,000. As the situation is dire, we are asking that you help, if you can, before JUNE 1st. Overhead for this business is near $10,000 per month just sitting empty and that does not include wages. You can quickly see how if we are going to get back anywhere close to full swing here for March 1st, 2021, this amount is required.
I understand the number is big but as Danes know, many hands make the load light. Please give what you can. It can be remarkably simple, 6,000 donations averaging $25 each will do it! Please share this with as many of your friends & family on your social media platforms to help spread the word. A heartfelt thank you for your support and Mange tak for hjælpen!
- Hans Carlo Eriksen
- M Louise Rioley
- Bert Christensen
- Fred Lex
- Laureen Gehl
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