Jaenen, Cornelius J. The Belgians in Canada. Canada's Ethnic Groups, volume 20. Ottawa: Canadian Historical Assoc, 1991. Print.
The Ontario tobacco industry still attracted agricultural workers in the 1950s. A handsome social, cultural and recreational centre, the Belgian Club of Delhi, served as a witness to the success of the industry.
Jaenen, Cornelius J. “The Belgian Presence in Canada”. D’Haenens, Leen. Images of Canadianness: Visions on Canada’s Politics, Culture, and Economics. Ottawa: Les Presses de l’Université d’Ottawa | University of Ottawa Press, 1998. (pp. 67-90) Web. <http://books.openedition.org/uop/1424>.
In 1962 a unique association, Vlamingen in de Wereld, made its appearance in Ontario when Dr. Arthur Verthé and Marcel Vertommen came to the Belgian Club in Delhi to arrange for exchanges with the mother country. In 1965 a world congress of Flemish representatives from all over the globe was organized in Brussels. Canadian Flemings were represented by delegates from the Belgian Club in St. Boniface, the Belgian Club in Delhi, and a delegate from Tillsonburg. In one of the first exchanges university students from Flanders worked during the day harvesting tobacco and spent the evenings teaching Flemish language and literature, or putting on plays and concerts. This combination of field workers and cultural agents continued until the mid-1980’s. Since then smaller groups of both Walloon and Flemish students have continued to come.
On 17 November 1985 in Delhi he was honoured on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the founding of the Belgian Club in Delhi. The local representative of Flemings in the World reviewed Vanden Bussche's life and accomplishments, while Gaston Geysens, president of the Belgian Club, spoke of this work during 40 years of membership in the Club which he had helped to found.
Verthé, Arthur M. J. Vlaanderen in De Wereld. Brussel: Reinaert Uitgaven, 1972. Print. Quotes:
Ook op dit vlak is Gerard Vanden Bussche een promotor en animator geweest. De Belgian Club van Delhi kan bovendien gelden als een prototype van de vele clubs in Canada, ook al is bij beslist niet de oudste.
Het is in Zuid-Ontario zelfs zover gekomen, dat er meer belang gehecht wordt aan de verkiezing van de voorzitter van de Belgian Club dan van de burgemeester of schepenen van Delhi! De Belgian Club rekruteert haar leden tot ver buiten grenzen van Delhi en zal op een…
De voornaamste Belgische nederzetting is gesitueerd in de tabakstreek binnen de driehook London-Kitchener-Dunnville, met de as Delhi-Tillsonburg als centrum. Delhi is de zeterl van het…
'Flemish Hall' would have been more correct… The Belgian Hall now recruits its members from far beyond the borders of Delhi… There are over 5,000 members now, twice as much as the population of Delhi.