17th of May Norwegian Constitution Day

The Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety will be host­ing 17. Mai 2018 Nor­we­gian Con­sti­tu­tion Day Din­ner.

Date: Thurs­day, May 17, 2018
Time: Bar opens 6 pm; Din­ner 7pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $45. MUST pre-pay. Make cheques payable to Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety
Con­tact: For Tick­ets Car­ol Wal­ters 778–319-6696 or c_walters@nullshaw.ca
Please buy tick­ets by May 10.

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

Mid­sum­mer 2018

Sat­ur­day fea­tures include on-stage enter­tain­ment, Mar­ket Place, children’s games, Viking Vil­lage, rais­ing the May Pole, cul­tur­al dis­plays, Scan­di­na­vian food. Sun­day fea­tures also include a pan­cake break­fast and the famous wife-car­ry­ing con­test.

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 23 — Sun­day June 24, 2018
Time: Sat: 10am — 11pm, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Day pass only $10 • Free for chil­dren under 16 • Free park­ing

Mid­sum­mer Com­mer­cial and Craft table appli­ca­tions are sold out.

JUNE 23 10:00 am to 6:00pm; Fam­i­ly Fes­ti­val 6pm to 11pm Bon­fire Dance
JUNE 24: 10am – 4pm; 2.30pm Wife Car­ry­ing
Details will be on the Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val web­site.

Thank you to all who came to Spring Clean up

Thank you to all the 60 vol­un­teers who came to our clean up day on Sat­ur­day May 12. They got to meet oth­er vol­un­teers, and to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom!

Break­fast was made by the Finnish War Vet­er­ans, and lunch was pro­vid­ed by Ice­land House.

Our next clean up day will be held Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 3rd, 2018.


Spring Clean-Up

This is a great way to meet the oth­er vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom!

Date: Sat­ur­day May 12, 2018
When: 8:30am — 3pm. Break­fast by the Finnish War Vet­er­ans at 8:30.  Lunch pro­vid­ed by Ice­land House at 12.30pm.
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Con­tact: Please let us know in advance if you will be com­ing and if you will be join­ing us for break­fast and/or lunch. Phone 604–294-2777 or  info@nullscandinaviancentre.org.

Bring rakes, leaf blow­ers, buck­ets & rags, even vac­u­ums. Indoor & out­door jobs for all ages Rain or shine We always appre­ci­ate as much help as pos­si­ble.

Thank you in advance!

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival Tables SOLD OUT

Scandinavian Crafts

The Mar­ket place at the Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val is sold out with a wait­list. All ven­dors will be noti­fied by Fri­day May 25, 2018.

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 23 — Sun­day June 24, 2018
Time: Sat: 10am — 11pm, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Day pass only $10 • Free for chil­dren under 16 • Free park­ing

The Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val, in its 23rd year, attracts thou­sands of vis­i­tors. Our crafters offer some­thing spe­cial and excit­ing, be it tra­di­tion­al crafts with an inno­v­a­tive twist of some­thing cul­tur­al­ly rel­e­vant. The 2019 fes­ti­val dates are June 22 and 23, 2019. Appli­ca­tions will be avail­able in Novem­ber 2018.

Scandinavian Seniors Lunch 55+

All seniors wel­come.

Date: Fri­day, May 11, 2018
Time: Noon
Cost: $3 if you bring a plate of sand­wich­es, cakes or cook­ies to share, OR $8 if you pre­fer not to bring food.
Please help us out by bring­ing a plate of food.
Con­tact: Tor Olufsen (604) 294‑0749 or by  tolufsen@nullshaw.ca


Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Chewters Choco­lates — Wade Pugh, Part­ner & VP Man­u­fac­tur­ing

Wade Pugh is Man­ag­er Part­ner and VP Man­u­fac­tur­ing for Chewters Choco­lates. Chewters spe­cial­ize in one-shot deposit­ing and high-speed wrap­ping, includ­ing nut but­ter cups, bars, squares, filled choco­lates, bark bites and much more. Chewters 55,000 square foot facil­i­ty, locat­ed in Delta, BC, pro­duces many of the choco­late prod­ucts you see in your local stores and in the hos­pi­tal­i­ty indus­try.

If you’ve stayed at Las Vegas’s Bel­la­gio, Wynn or Cae­sars Palace hotels, or recent­ly cruised with Roy­al Caribbean or Celebri­ty cruise lines, chances are you’ve got more than a pass­ing acquain­tance with Wade Pugh and Chewters Choco­lates. Chewters makes pil­low choco­lates or “turn­downs” — those lit­tle com­pli­men­ta­ry treats left on hotel beds.

“There’s some­thing roman­tic about it when you’re cre­at­ing choco­late from scratch,” said Pugh, who is also a lead­ing sup­pli­er to the Cana­di­an hos­pi­tal­i­ty indus­try.

Found­ed in 1984, Chewters Choco­lates pur­chased Dynam­ic Choco­lates in 2015, com­bin­ing its choco­late exper­tise with Dynamic’s man­u­fac­tur­ing capa­bil­i­ties. Since 2015, under the lead­er­ship of CEO Richard Foley, Chewters has imple­ment­ed cap­i­tal improve­ments, train­ing pro­grams, new team mem­bers and new process­es result­ing in improve­ments in pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, qual­i­ty and effi­cien­cy.

Date: Wednes­day, May 9, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: Din­ner
Starter:  Her­ring and Salmon on mini rye breads
Main Course:  Pork Roast
Dessert: Fruit Sal­ad with whip­ping cream, cook­ies, tea & cof­fee
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by the Mon­day before: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  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 secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, 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.

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