ScanSports Buffet Dinner and Silent Auction


Date: Sep­tem­ber 21, 2018
Time: 5pm
Cost: $35
Reg­is­tra­tion: Eventbrite
Con­tact: Ques­tions, com­ments, con­cerns? Please con­tact Kari­na — 604–728-6572 or Car­ol Mitchell 604–377-1657

A buf­fet din­ner and silent auc­tion in sup­port of ScanSports.This is held in con­junc­tion with the annu­al Golf Tour­na­ment Fundrais­er, and there will be golf-inspired games out on the lawn as well.

Please join us for this deli­cious event and help to keep sports and activites for the young and young-at-heart going at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre.


Hike to Coquitlam Lake Viewpoint CANCELLED


Hike to Coquit­lam Lake View­point  August 26th start­ing at 8am

Led by Riit­ta H.

Stren­u­ous hike. Time need­ed 6 to 7 hours. Length 14 km

Ele­va­tion gain 680 m


For infor­ma­tion and to RSVP


The 20th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Sat­ur­day, August 25th, 2018
Time: 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: pre­sale $45.00, At the door: $60
Con­tact: or Rebec­ca 604–789-5056.

Time for cray­fish! Tra­di­tion­al­ly,  a Swedish cray­fish par­ty takes place in the end of the sum­mer. Cray­fish par­ties have spread to all the Nordic coun­tries and are gen­er­al­ly held dur­ing August. This tra­di­tion was start­ed because cray­fish har­vest­ing in Swe­den was, for most of the 20th cen­tu­ry, legal­ly lim­it­ed to late sum­mer.  Since the Swedish cray­fish became extinct, Swedes all over the world rely on IKEA and Chi­na to deliv­er these yum­my and deli­cious shell fish for our some­times row­dy par­ties.

It is the 20th time the Swedish Women’s Edu­ca­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion arranges a true cray­fish par­ty with all the cus­tom­ary par­ty acces­sories that are oblig­a­tory. These con­si­tute of com­i­cal paper hats, paper table­cloths, paper lanterns (often depict­ing the Man in the Moon), and bibs. A cheer­ful atmos­phere pre­vails amid noisy eat­ing and tra­di­tion­al drink­ing songs (print­ed in a lit­tle book­let in Eng­lish so that every­one can take part). It is con­sid­ered cus­tom­ary to suck the juice out of the cray­fish before shelling it. Don’t wor­ry, we will show you how it is done!

Sim­i­lar to last year, SWEA part­ners with the Swedish Cul­tur­al Soci­ety in organ­is­ing the salti­est event of the year. The tick­ets include a three course meal  with entern­tain­ment dur­ing din­ner. Only 60 tick­ets will be sold, so pur­chase your tick­et ear­ly! Last year we sold out.


All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Van­cou­ver.

Finnish your Dinner

Date: Fri­day August 24th, 2018
Time: Doors open 6pm. Din­ner 7pm.
Finn­Goods 6pm to 7pm
Con­tact: For ques­tions and RSVP con­tact or Elsa Mar­lowe or 778–858-7075

A fun, casu­al din­ner at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in Burn­a­by, BC to cel­e­brate Fin­land.

This will be a potluck din­ner — so bring a dish to share! We will dine out on the deck, under the stars (weath­er per­mit­ting), so bring a sweater or a blan­ket if it’s a lit­tle chilly. If you have con­cerns about food aller­gies , sen­si­tiv­i­ties, or gen­er­al pref­er­ence, you can bring a pic­nic for your­self and your group.  The kitchen will be avail­able to heat up dish­es if need­ed. RSVP’s appre­ci­at­ed, includ­ing what dish you think you will bring so we can try to have a good vari­ety of things to eat.

Orga­nized by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club.

Scandinavian Baking Class

Kor­va­pu­usti – Kanel­snegl – Kanel­boller – Kanil­snúðar – Kanel­bullar

Mon­day Sep­tem­ber 24th at 7pm

Class will be in the main kitchen at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre

min­i­mum 9, max 12 stu­dents — Price $45/student

Course includes: 2 hours class, recipe and cin­na­mon buns to take home.

Please send me an email  and e-trans­fer to reg­is­ter,


DHS Annual Family Barbecue -SOLD OUT

DHS-flagsDan­ish House Society’s Annu­al Fam­i­ly Bar­beque
Cash bar: beer and wine
Door prizes and raf­fle prizes!

Reserve ear­ly — this sells out every year

Date: Sun­day, August 19, 2018
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $20; Young fam­i­ly mem­bers free by reser­va­tion only
Con­tact: Dave Buch­mann 604–760-7705 or Ed Kuhlman to reserve; let them know if you want steak or salmon
Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All coun­tries and all ages wel­come!

Nordic Concert

Date: Thurs­day Octo­ber 11
Time: Doors open 7pm. Con­cert 7.30pm
Cost: By dona­tion
Con­tact: Borghild Tyssedal 604–985-3315
Pro­gram: Melodies from Scan­di­navia

Spon­sored by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety


Flutist Paula Gud­mund­son is Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Flute at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta Duluth. Debut record­ing titled, La Flau­ta of Buenos Aires, released in 2014 fea­tured works for flute by Aman­cio Alcor­ta. Her edi­tion of Gran Fan­ta­sia by Aman­cio Alcor­ta received an Hon­or­able Men­tion from the Nation­al Flute Association’s New­ly Pub­lished Music Com­pe­ti­tion in 2014. Award­ed a Com­mu­ni­ty Part­ner­ship Grant for 2013–2014 from the Min­neso­ta State Arts Board to record works by Aman­cio Alcor­ta and Alber­to Williams. Recip­i­ent of a 2011–2012 Artist Ini­tia­tive Grant from the Min­neso­ta State Arts Board for research of flute in Latin Amer­i­can art music, trav­el­ing to Buenos Aires, Argenti­na in search of neglect­ed ear­ly 20th cen­tu­ry music.

Gud­mund­son per­formed in the Sum­mer 2017 at the Inter­na­tion­al Flute Fes­ti­val in Cos­ta Rica and at the Nation­al Flute Asso­ci­a­tion Con­ven­tion in Min­neapo­lis, MN. Upcom­ing per­for­mance include the 2018 Nation­al Flute Con­ven­tion in Orlan­do, Flori­da, Col­lege Music Soci­ety Nation­al Con­fer­ence in Van­cou­ver, BC, and upcom­ing record­ing of a CD focused on music by Scan­di­na­vian Women Com­posers Dr. Gud­mund­son is a prac­ti­tion­er of the Alexan­der Tech­nique, which focus­es on the effec­tive means of chang­ing ten­sion habits and improv­ing coor­di­na­tion. This has con­tributed to her inno­v­a­tive and obser­vant teach­ing style. Her Alexan­der Tech­nique study has includ­ed the Sweet Bri­ar Alexan­der Insti­tute in Lynch­burg, VA and study with Pedro Alcan­tara, Mis­sy Vine­yard, Lisa First and Tul­ly Hall. Dr. Gud­mund­son is a grad­u­ate of Lawrence Uni­ver­si­ty (B.M), Uni­ver­si­ty of North Texas (M.M), and Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta (DMA) as a Bernek­ing Fel­low. Her prin­ci­pal teach­ers include Immanuel Davis, Ter­ri Sund­berg, Ernes­tine Whit­man and Adri­anne Green­baum. For more infor­ma­tion check out her web­site:


Called “one of the most sen­si­tive and tal­ent­ed pianists I’ve worked with” by Mae­stro Craig Jes­sop, and “a nat­ur­al” by com­pos­er, Gwyneth Walk­er, Tra­cy Lip­ke-Pery is an enthu­si­as­tic teach­ing artist and a ver­sa­tile per­former, col­lab­o­ra­tor, and coach. Recent high­lights include com­mis­sion­ing and pre­mier­ing works by Lib­by Larsen, John Luther Adams, and Gwyneth Walk­er; a res­i­den­cy at the at the Con­ser­va­toire de Lyon, France; and the award­ing of a fel­low­ship by the Uni­ver­si­ty of Min­neso­ta Insti­tute on the Envi­ron­ment.  Dr. Per­ry holds a D.M.A. degree in piano per­for­mance with a minor in neu­ro­phys­i­ol­o­gy from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Ari­zona, an M.M. degree from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Utah, and under­grad­u­ate degrees in both piano per­for­mance and math­e­mat­ics.  Per­ry has recent­ly been appoint­ed Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Piano at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Pots­dam.


Col­oratu­ra sopra­no Angela Yoon has been praised for her “delight­ful” and “beau­ti­ful­ly expan­sive” voice and her abil­i­ty to deliv­er texts through music. Yoon has been named as a win­ner and final­ist in var­i­ous com­pe­ti­tions and has per­formed in recitals and con­certs as a guest artist through­out the Unit­ed States and South Korea. She has com­plet­ed her Doc­tor of Music degree at Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty where she also earned a Mas­ter of Music degree. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Bay­lor Uni­ver­si­ty, and pri­or to Bay­lor she stud­ied at McLen­nan Com­mu­ni­ty Col­lege.

As a sopra­no soloist, she has been fea­tured on record­ings for Nation­al Pub­lic Radio (NPR) and a fea­tured soloist in major ora­to­rios and can­tatas includ­ing Phan’s Viet­namese Requiem, Orff’s Carmi­na Burana, Handel’s Esther, Haydn’s Nel­son Mass and Mis­sa Bre­vis St. Joan­nis de Deo, Willcock’s Mag­ni­fi­cat, Allegri’s Mis­erere, Bach’s St. John’s Pas­sion, and Perez-Velazquez’s Ídolos del Sueño. Roles per­formed in operas include Kit­ty (The Last Sav­age), Thi Mao (The Tale of Lady Thị Kính), La fée (Cen­drillon), Madame Gold­en­trill (Impre­sario), Sand­man (Hansel and Gre­tel), the Plain­tiff (Tri­al by Jury), and Mabel (The Pirates of Pen­zance). For the com­ing sea­son, she will appear as guest artist and lec­tur­er in Illi­nois, Cal­i­for­nia, and Cana­da and will be col­lab­o­rat­ing with musi­cians through­out Ger­many and Switzer­land. As an edu­ca­tor, Yoon has had diverse expe­ri­ences with musi­cians and non-musi­cians alike. She served as a vis­it­ing lec­tur­er of voice at Bay­lor Uni­ver­si­ty in the past year, and pre­vi­ous appoint­ments include Indi­ana Uni­ver­si­ty where she has taught applied voice lessons and sev­er­al voice cours­es as an asso­ciate instruc­tor. Her stu­dents have been accept­ed to music schools in the U.S. and abroad. Non-musi­cians, too, have ben­e­fit­ed from Yoon’s exper­tise in vocal ped­a­gogy and voice ther­a­py, help­ing to place them in a nation­al­ly-syn­di­cat­ed broad­cast­ing com­pa­ny as well as the­aters.


As a solo and col­lab­o­ra­tive pianist, Dr. Jason Ter­ry has giv­en per­for­mances through­out the Unit­ed States, Cana­da, France, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Philip­pines, South Korea, and var­i­ous coun­tries in Cen­tral Asia. He often col­lab­o­rates with sopra­no, Angela Yoon. For the past two years, Ter­ry has been invit­ed to the Mid­dle East to teach applied piano and lit­er­a­ture cours­es as well as per­form at insti­tutes and uni­ver­si­ties in the region.

With a pas­sion to teach, Jason has taught both pri­vate and group piano lessons, as well as a vari­ety of the­o­ry, musi­col­o­gy, and piano ped­a­gogy and lit­er­a­ture cours­es at the col­le­giate lev­el. Addi­tion­al­ly, he is the for­mer direc­tor of Mid­lands Music Acad­e­my, a full-band/orches­tra acad­e­my in South Car­oli­na. He is active as a music researcher and has pre­sent­ed at con­fer­ences in the U.S., Cana­da, Europe, and Asia. His research on the ori­gin of the pla­gal-amen cadence has been accept­ed for pre­sen­ta­tion at a num­ber of con­fer­ences, includ­ing those host­ed in Oxford, Vien­na, Rome, Can­ter­bury, and Birm­ing­ham (U.K.), among oth­ers. Fur­ther­more, he has pre­sent­ed on church music top­ics through­out the U.S., France, and Asia. Dr. Ter­ry is cur­rent­ly Assis­tant Pro­fes­sor of Music at Bradley Uni­ver­si­ty where he teach­es both piano and musi­col­o­gy cours­es. He also holds a con­cur­rent appoint­ment as Teaching/Artist Fac­ul­ty for the NGO Amer­i­can Voic­es.




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