Nordic Cultural Weekend

Rosemaling photo Erik A DrabløsNordic Cultural Weekend: Expand your horizons and learn a new Nordic craft or recipe. Something for all ages from smallest to oldest.

NORDIC CULTURAL WEEKEND – poster and forms

Date: Saturday, April 8 to Sunday, April 9, 2017
Time: Saturday 9am; Sunday 10am
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: Adults: $15 per ½ day or one day class; $25 for two day class; Icelandic Craft Class $10, Icelandic Knitting demo no charge, but please register.
Contact: Sonja Busch


Sponsored by the Scandinavian Community Centre

Sign up for one class or several classes …. Register by April 4th

Expand your horizons and learn a craft or a new recipe

April 2 (Sunday) 9am. Nordic Woodcarving Learn decorative Nordic woodcarving. Beginners welcome or bring your unfinished project with you. Minimum age 13 years. Taught by Anita Jacobsen

April 8th & 9 (Saturday & Sunday) 10 a.m. Two-day painting workshop: Norwegian Rosemaling & Swedish Kubits Folk painting  SOLD OUT Beginners learn the basic strokes. More experienced painters start a new project or bring your unfinished work with you. Bring your own wooden item. Paint, brushes and patterns provided.  Taught by Aaslaug Boulier.

April 8 (Sat) 9 a.m. Norwegian Cooking: learn to make Potato Balls (Potet Klubb /Raspeball) and Norwegian Lace cookies. Taught by Susan Strang

April 8th (Sat) 12:30 noon One hour Icelandic Knitting method demonstration

April 8th (Sat) 1:30 p.m. Finnish Cooking make Finnish salmon soup & side bread with Riitta Huttunen

April 8th (Sat) 2 p.m. Icelandic craft session – Learn to make Laufabraud (Leaf Bread) ornaments; Rock people in Icelandic sweaters & Birch discs with Icelandic symbols

April 9 (Sat) 11:30 a.m. One hour Icelandic knitting method demonstration

April 9 (Sun) 1 p.m. Open-face Sandwich Design Learn hands-on the art of Scandinavian open-faced sandwich design. Make sandwiches almost too beautiful to eat!  Taught by Tina Taylor

April 9 (Sunday) 1 p.m. Swedish Baking SOLD OUT Vetebröd (aka Hvetebrød, Hvedebrød, Pulla bread). Make this sweet cardamom coffee bread with various shapes and fillings. Taught by Sandra Benholm

April 9 (Sun) 2 p.m. Icelandic Craft Session: Learn to make Laufabraud ornaments


Fees: Adults: $15 or half-day or one-day classes; $25 for 2-day workshop; Icelandic knitting demo N/C but please register; Icelandic Craft class: $10

Cheques payable to: Scandinavian Community Centre. If paying cash at the office, please bring correct change)

Forms      NORDIC CULTURAL WEEKEND – poster and forms 

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Nordic Spirit 2017: Settlements

The Scandinavian Cultural Society presents Nordic Spirit Settlements
Heritage Photo Display, Illustrated talks.

Opening Reception 12.00 Saturday. RSVP to Carolyn Thauberger phone 778-228-2334

Saturday April 8:

12:00 Opening reception. Free Admission
1:00 Silverhill Swedish Settlement, Mission, BC- Karin Edberg-Lee
2:00 Sami in the Yukon – Karen Sorensen
3:00 Icelanders in BC – Gerri McDonald

7:30 pm (doors open 7:00) Tales of the Vikings in Canada Tales of the Vikings in Canada. Inspired by archeological discoveries of Viking settlements in Newfoundland, award-winning broadcaster, performer & author Don Mowatt presents a dramatic retelling of the Viking Sagas with a Canadian twist. Featuring actors Mowatt, Carolyn Finlay, Cameron Cathcart & Scandinavian band Gammel Dansk.

Refreshments. Admission by donation.

Sunday April 9:

1:00 Skagen Impressionist painters – John Stuart
2:00 Sami in the Yukon – Karin Sorensen (repeat)

The Scandinavian Cultural Society acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia and the Danish-Canadian Community Centre

Contact Carolyn Thauberger phone 778-228-2334


Date: Friday March 31, 2017
Time: Doors open 6.30pm
Free entry

Join the Vancouver Finlandia Club for an evening of sing-along fun!

Come celebrate Finland’s 100 year anniversary by singing familiar Finnish tunes from the various decades. Pohjolan Pojat and some other singers will lead the singing, bring along your song books and instruments!

Maaliskuun klubi-ilta on yhteislaulua – tule juhlimaan Suomen 100 -vuotisjuhlavuotta laulamalla tunnettuja suomalaisia lauluja eri vuosikymmeniltä. Laulunvetäjinä ovat Pohjolan Pojat ja muita laulajia, ottakaa mukaan laulukirjat ja instrumentit!

Doors open at 6:30 – Admission is free

Contact Karina Linder 604 728-6572
Presented by Vancouver Finlandia Club

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

“Electric Vehicles – Charging into the Future” presented by: Bruce Stout, Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association

Date: Wednesday March 8, 2017
Time: 6-7pm Networking and socializing hour;
7-8.15pm Delicious 3-course Scandinavian Dinner;
8.15-9pm Featured Presentation and a brief question and answer period
Cost: Members $30, guests $35
Contact: PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!! (Registration open until Midnight Tuesday March 7th)
Register online! It’s fast, easy and secure!
To register in advance and pay online: VISA, MasterCard, or American Express accepted (secure third-party payment gateway is PayPal™, a PayPal account is not necessary, just select “No Thanks” ).
To register in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or credit card):  email, or call the SBC office 604-484-8238, or contact a current SBC board member, with the names and number of people in your party.

Bruce Stout, a Director and Past-President of the Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association, has been driving a 100 percent Battery Powered Electric Vehicle (BEV) since March 2013. In May of 2015, Bruce and his wife Susan, drove their Tesla Model S, the 18,000 Kilometers, from Vancouver to Halifax and back, using only Canadian charging stations at an estimated cost of $36.
As overall winners of the E-Mazing race they visited more charging stations than any other driver during the one-month period of this cross Canada rally. This is a great opportunity to get your questions answered about BEVs from someone who has driven BEVs over 100,000 kilometers.

Bruce Stout – VEVA – 604-929-6782 Vancouver Electric Vehicle Association.

Also visit us the website at

Icelandic Thorrablot

Thorablot designThe Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia cordially invites you to þorrablót (Thorrablot)
Date: Saturday, March 4, 2017
Time: Cocktails 6 pm, Dinner 7 pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $40; 18 years and under $25
Contact: For tickets, contact Nina Jobin 604-277-0143 email
Reserve by Wednesday morning, March 1. No ticket sales at the door.

CFF Presentation on Alvar Aalto

Canadian Friends of Finland

Welcomes you to A Presentation on Alvar Aalto

Join Bob and Ron Poutt and Barry Lambert for a presentation illustrated with numerous slides about the greatest Finnish architect of his day and one of the most important 20th century architects anywhere, Alvar Aalto. His career spanned the first 60 years of Finland’s independence, and his iconic furniture and Aalto vase are all still produced.

While he designed impressive and important buildings, he also improved the lives of large numbers of ordinary Finns through his involvement in
reconstruction and design of modest housing after the Winter and Continuation Wars.

If you enjoyed last year’s presentation on Akseli Gallen-Kallela you will be sure to enjoy hearing about Alvar Aalto.

The Runeberg Chorus will also entertain us.

Admission by donation. Refreshments

Krøyer and Co. – The Impressionists of Skagen

Time: 1pm

An illustrated lecture by John Stuart in conjunction with the 2017 Nordic Art and Photography Sale.

Presented by Scandinavian Cultural Society.

Thanks to the Danish Canadian Community Centre for support


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