Now retired from a Parks Canada position, John has already devoted countless hours to document his familys history and wants to add a chapter to it about his Sibajak journey.
Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill Immigration History NEW YORK Dutch entertainer Seth Gaaikema ended his whirlwind tour across Canada with a stopover in New York where he also gave several appearances of his show Kom-kom, tut-tut, ho-ho. Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill Readers of the Windmill Herald often expressed amazement about little known facets of the history of the Netherlands, its people and their achievements, and, yes, about their foibles too.Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill Immigration History AMSTERDAM - The wartime German occupation was very much on the mind of the printer Wil C. Keet (80) when his former employer Amsterdam commercial printer C. There are many aspects of Dutch history that have been obscured for one reason or other.He did not, however, and declared before the 1811 clerk Gerrit Jimmes Kloosterman it would be Van der Galin.Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill BURUM, the Netherlands - A 225-year-old windmill in the northern Dutch town of Burum, in the province of Friesland, has burned to the ground.In his retirement he became the driving force in chronicling the history of his adopted New York State hometown.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill TORONTO, Ontario - The surprise resignation of long-serving Progressive Conservative MPP Elizabeth Witmer has shaken up the balance of power at Queens Park where Premier Dalton Mc Guinty governs with a Liberal Party minority.
Just minutes after the Dutch-born MPP announced her departure from the provinces parliament, the Mc Guinty cabinet issued a notice that Witmer had been nominated as Chair of Ontarios Workplace Safety and Insurance Board (WSIB).
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill LANGLEY, BC Passenger John Immerseel who as a young child came to Canada in April 1952 aboard the Sibajak wants to connect with his fellow travelers of 60 years ago.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill PETERBOROUGH, Ontario He received his masters of aeronautical engineering in Delft but many people will remember Jack van Winssen (1926-May 2012) as Jack the Klompenmaker, in his retirement years entertaining crowds at Ontario regional events, the Canadian Tulip Festival, and beyond in places from New York to Oregon and Washington State.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill BEDFORD HILLS, NY - A Dutch American who escaped the Japanese for Australia as they occupied Java, received further training in Jackson, MS before joining the the 18th Dutch Squadron in Australia to earn several decorations in the battle against the Japanese.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill KINDERDIJK - The foundation which operates the Kinderdijk windmills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, faces financial distress and may be fighting bankruptcy.