News & Events
  June 2017



In this issue:
Upcoming Events
Community News:
Relay for Life
Corporate Members
& Member Benefits

 The American Club of Brussels is a social organization
that will seek to represent the American spirit and culture,
foster mutual understanding, respect and friendship
between Belgium and the United States.


Upcoming Events


Memorial Day Ceremonies
at American military cemeteries in Belgium

Saturday & Sunday, May 27-28
More info

American Football with the Brussels Tigers
Sunday, May 28 – 2:00 p.m.
Event details

Pioneers' Dinner (Guest Speaker: Mr. Alexander De Croo)
Wednesday, May 31 – 8:00 p.m.
Event details

A Walking Tour of Trendy Brussels
Saturday, June 3 – 1:45 p.m.
Event details

Annual General Meeting
Tuesday, June 6 – 7:00 p.m.
Event details

Second Tuesday Historic Bar Tour
Tuesday, June 13 – 7:00 p.m.
Event details

Reading Group
Wednesday, June 14 – 7:00-9:00  p.m.
Event details


Walking Tour of Brussels with Derek Blyth,
Author of The 500 Hidden Secrets of Brussels
[sold out]
Saturday, June 17 – 1:00 p.m.
Event details


Game Night at CHEZWaWa
Monday, June 19 – 7:00 p.m.

Event details

Dine-Out at La Quincaillerie
Thursday, June 22 – 7:30 p.m.
Event details


Final Friday at BrewDog
Friday, June 30 – 6:30-9:00 p.m.
Event details


Ommegang Dinner at La Maison du Cygne
Friday, July 7 – 7:00 p.m.
Event details

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Community News



“Walking together for 24 hours against cancer”

The Relay for Life organized by
the International Community of Belgium
will take place
from Saturday, June 17 at 14:00 to Sunday, June 18 at 13:30
at St. John’s International School
Drève Richelle 146 –1410 Waterloo
Access: Rue Champ du Roussart

What is a Relay for Life?

Relay for Life is a festive and inspiring 24-hour event during which the community stands in solidarity with those affected by cancer and raises funds in support of patient care and research in Belgium.

During 24 hours, participating teams and volunteers are mobilized to:

celebrate the lives of cancer survivors;
remember loved ones lost to the disease and
fight back by raising awareness and funds.

Relay for Life events took place for the first time more than 30 years ago and are now organized in over 20  countries. In Belgium, the first Relay for Life took place in 2011; in 2017, there will be many  events throughout the country. All funds raised are donated to the Belgian Foundation against Cancer/Fondation contre le Cancer/Stichting tegen Kanker and are used to finance cancer research, to support local cancer patients and their families and to develop awareness programs.

During a Relay for Life, team members of all ages take turns walking, running, strolling or dancing around a track for 24 hours. It is not a race, but an invitation to go beyond one’s limit to show support to those affected by the  disease.

Why 24 hours?

A Relay for Life lasts 24 hours to signify that cancer never sleeps. For cancer patients, the fight does not stop because they are tired. For one night, relay participants do not stop either.

During the 24 hours, participants and visitors enjoy live entertainment, wellness, and sport  activities, etc. Food and refreshments are on offer throughout. A raffle is also organized with the opportunity to win superb prizes.

Celebrate, remember and fight back:
3 keywords during those 24 hours

The Opening Ceremony. The Survivors, those who have overcome cancer or who are still undergoing treatment, are invited to walk the first lap. For the second lap, they are joined by the Caregivers, who have given them support during their battle against cancer.

The Luminaria Ceremony. After dark, candles are lit around the track to honor loved ones lost to the disease. Each light is a sign of memory, consolation and hope. Participants are invited to walk a lap in silence.

The Closing Ceremony pays tribute to all that have made the Relay for Life event possible. All participants and volunteers walk the final lap together.

For more information about Relay for Life, to subscribe to become a member of a team or donate, visit the website
or send an email to

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Corporate Members

 The American Club of Brussels is supported by the following companies.
 Special ACB member benefits listed below company logo.

Sponsor of major ACB events

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One free initial
(1 hour)


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 One free initial consultation
(½ hour)

Free account with no transaction charges

 10% discount for ACB member



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