Maarten den Ouden about Canada2Leaf
I believe Canada2Leaf and the meetups are a good initiative. The meetups with the Dutch network in Vancouver were also always a great succes. Sorry to see you leave Vancouver Janine. But it's good and useful to start a Canadian-Dutch network. In the future I hope we get to welcome Canada2Leaf members at our Dutch Canadian Business Club in Vancouver (www.oranjeinvancouver.com) and the other way round of course!
Maarten den Ouden,
Trade officer - Consulate General of The Netherlands in Vancouver
Bob Fierant about Canada2Leaf
My name is Bob Fierant and I am the Market Development Manager, Western Canada at SAB Miller. SAB Miller is a global beer company and I look after the International Worthmore Brands, Grolsch, Pilsner Urquell and Peroni. Part of my responsibilities is to bring people together and let them enjoy our brands, something which is exactly what Janine Peeters has done during her stay in Vancouver, connecting the Dutch community within Canada.
With her dedication, effortless energy, network and organizational skills she was able to make this a success. Besides “Je Maintiendrai” she was also responsible for the success of getting many Dutch people together to cheer for our team during the UEFA 2008 European championships. Vancouver was aware that the “orange” Dutch were in the house.
I cannot encourage her more to proceed with Canada2Leaf. It perfectly fits her qualities and there is definitely a need states to bring the Dutch and Canadian communities closer together. Janine can provide Dutch people all the information they need to know if they go to Canada, but it also works in the opposite direction, Canadians who have the intention to come to the Netherlands.
A great initiative!
Market Development Manager, Western Canada, SAB Miller
Grolsch – Pilsner Urquell - Peroni
Lindsey Cruickshanks about Canada2Leaf
While living in Vancouver, Janine established a network geared toward Dutch expats residing in Vancouver. Upon her return to the Netherlands, Janine successfully transplanted this concept to Amsterdam. Her enthusiasm is infectious. She has managed to bring together a unique and dynamic group with diverse skills that all share a common interest in Canada.
I support Janine in her efforts and can recommend you to join us on the second Tuesday of each month for the Canada2Leaf meet up.
Lindsey Cruickshanks | Manager | Indirect Tax - TESCM
Ernst & Young Belastingadviseurs LLP