Leif Erikson Day Festival – Focus on Finland

Leif Erikson Day Festival: Focus on Finland
To honour Leif Erikson; to praise the contributions to Canada of people of Nordic descent; to promote the spirit of discovery
Featuring a Finnish theme with guest speakers, refreshments, cultural displays and entertainment.

Date:  Saturday September 30, 2017
Info: Dianne Kilback: dkilback@nullshaw.ca

Program:
1pm opening

1.20 Lucas Aykroyd: “Hockey, Heavy Metal and Heroes Aplenty: Everything You Need to Know About the Finnish Soul”

2pm Dr. Zita McRobbie: A historical and linguistic survey of Finnish and Saami

3pm Reception

Exhibits: Travelling in Finland
Finnish Settlement Photos
Finnish Arts and Crafts

 

Finnish Variety Concert 7pm (by donation)

Hannu Lambert – Accordion
Kyösti Sutela – Tenor
Nordic Bleu – Vocal Ensemble
Northern Boys (Pohjolan Pojat) old time Finnish dance music

Presented by
Scandinavian Cultural Society
Canadian Friends of Finland

Supported by Festivals Burnaby

Torskeklubben

Torskeklubben – Everyone welcome.

Date: Thursday, Sept 28, 2017
Time: Happy hour 6pm, dinner 7pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: Tor Olufsen 604-294-0749 or Bent Nielsen 604-321-3392

Nordic Knitting Classes – everyone welcome

Knitting photoSeries of 6 weekly classes. Bring your current project or start a new one with instructor Bea’s help

Dates: Sundays, September 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm, starts right after Kaffestue
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre, Norwegian Room
Cost: $20
Contact: Register with instructor Bea Jacobsen,  tel. 604-790-3533 bearay@nullshaw.ca

Organized by Norwegian House Society. All nationalities welcome.

Canadian Friends of Finland AGM and Sunday Afternoon Movie

Date: Sunday September 24, 2017
Time: 1pm AGM: 2pm Film
Where: Scandinavian Centre
Cost: By donation
Contact: Dianne Kilback (604) 294-3715, dkilback@nullshaw.ca

Please join us for your annual meeting! Please attend and provide your fresh input and suggestions.
Following the meeting stay for coffee and Finnish film with English subtitles.  Admission by donation.  Refreshments.

Genealogy Meeting

Date: September 16, 2017
Time: 1 pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Centre
Con­tact: Poul Erik Ras­mussen sonofrasmus@nullshaw.ca

Please see www.scandinavianculturalsociety.org for details

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

5th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament! Tournament Flyer

To promote youth and sport within the community. Format: Texas Scramble (Best Ball). Limited to the first 32 fully paid registered golfers.
Buffet Dinner, cash bar, silent auction.

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: Registration 10.30am; first tee-off at 11.30am, followed by 9-minute tee-off intervals; last tee-off 1pm. Buffet dinner 7pm
Location: Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
Cost: Register on this  2017 golf registration form and submit with payment. Fees are:

Golf, ½ power cart and buffet dinner $132.75

Golf and buffet dinner $117.25

Golf only $ 82.25

Golf and ½ power cart $97.75

Buffet dinner only $ 35.00 – non-golfers are welcome to attend the buffet dinner

For Sponsorship, please see Sponsorship poster 2017

Contact: Robert Oberg at roberg@nulltelus.net, phone: Robert Oberg at 604-813-4346 (cell); or Scandinavian Centre 604-294-2777

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

EUROPEAN REFUGEE CRISIS

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Azza Robji is a peace and social justice activist in Vancouver. She immigrated to Canada from Tunisia in 2011 and has since been involved in the immigrant and refugee community in Vancouver. She is a writer and researcher on the issue of immigration and refugees in Canada as well as on the current refugee crisis in Europe. Azza will be providing a balanced and facts-based presentation that will inform and enlighten us on this important issue. Also, we will be presenting our Annual Scholarship Award to this year’s recipient at this event.

The European migrant crisis, or the European refugee crisis, is a term given to a period beginning in 2015 when rising numbers of people arrived in the European Union (EU), travelling across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe. These people included asylum seekers, but also others, such as economic migrants and some hostile agents, including Islamic State militants disguised as refugees or migrants.

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:  Danish open-faced sandwiches
Dessert:  Peach cobbler, tea & coffee
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION including a brief question and answer period

Cost: Early Bird Price: Member $35; Non-member $40
Regular Price (after midnight Monday Sept 11th):   Member $45;  Non-member $50
Please note that all dinner prices have increased $5 effective April 2017.
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
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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