The 18th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Crayfish 2016

Date: Saturday, August 20th, 2016
Time: 6pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: presale $45.00, At the door: $60

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 18th 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, and dancing to Swedish music after. Only 60 tickets will be sold, so purchase your ticket early!


All proceeds go to SWEA Vancouver.

Centre CLOSED for Maintenance

Centre CLOSED for Maintenance Friday August 12th, Monday August 15th and Tuesday August 16th

DHS Annual Family Barbecue

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

Reserve early – this sold out last year

Date: Sunday, August 14, 2016
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $20; Young family members free by reservation only
Contact: Dave Buchmann 604-760-7705 to reserve; let him know if you want steak or salmonMenu: Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All countries and all ages welcome!

Summer Hike to Elfin Lakes

Elfin Lakes bigger

Date: Saturday, August 13, 2016
Time: 10am
Saturday hike to Elfin Lakes, led by Marja R. This a challenging hike in Squamish, leading up to Elfin Lakes.

There is an opportunity to swim in the lakes at the top.

For information and to RSVP

Organized by ScanSports and VFC Sports







Swedish Christmas Market


Date: Saturday and Sunday,  November 19 AND 20, 2016
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: AnnaKarin Tornqvist at Please do not call the Scandinavian Centre office, the centre is the venue, not the organizer.

Come to the Swedish Cultural Society’s 2016 Swedish Christmas Market. 2 full days!

Coffee, drinks, sandwiches and pastries available to feed you while you are shopping.

Please download Invitation to Participate  Application Form  and Participation agreement

Torskeklubben Julefest – SOLD OUT

Torskeklubben dancersTorskeklubben Christmas Dinner Dance Ladies Night – Everyone welcome.

Date: Friday, November 25, 2016
Time: Happy Hour 6pm, Dinner 7pm, Dance 9pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $30 per person
Contact:  Tor Olufsen 604-294-0749; Bent Nielsen 604-321-3392

If paying by cheque mail cheque to: Bent Nielsen, 1872 East 61st Avenue, Vancouver, BC, V5P 2K1. Cheque payable to Torskeklubben


ScanSports presents: Bowling!



at Revs in Burnaby (5502 Lougheed Hwy)

$10 per person for 2 games and shoes

RSVP to to register


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