Finnish your Dinner

A fun, casu­al din­ner at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in Burn­a­by, BC to cel­e­brate Fin­land 100.

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.

Orga­nized by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club.

Sign up here or you can email vfclubmembers@nullgmail.com for more info or to reg­is­ter.

 

The 19th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Sat­ur­day, August 26th, 2017
Time: 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: pre­sale $45.00, At the door: $60
Con­tact: Vancouver@nullswea.org 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 19th 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! Last year we sold out.

Crayfishcollage

All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Van­cou­ver.

Concert of Traditional Finnish Accordion Music

Con­cert of Tra­di­tion­al Finnish Accor­dion Music by Antti Paala­nen from Fin­land 7.30pm

Doors open at 7pm; Cash Bar. Admis­sion by dona­tion (sug­gest­ed $10) includes refresh­ments.

RSVP appre­ci­at­ed Riit­ta 604–941-0760 riittahu@nullgmail.com

Please see Poster

Spon­sored by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club and Pur­pu­rit Folk Dancers

BIOGRAPHY

Musi­cian and com­pos­er Antti Paala­nen has been promi­nent in the field of Finnish con­tem­po­rary folk music for  many years.

Antti Paala­nen makes his music on the bisonoric (’dia­ton­ic’) accor­dion, a com­mon instru­ment in Finnish folk music for the past cen­tu­ry. He has employed an organ­ic per­for­mance style, new tech­niques and new expres­sive
sonori­ties to expand the poten­tial of the instru­ment to embrace a vari­ety of gen­res.

Paala­nen comes from South Ostro­both­nia, a region rich in the peli­man­ni (’tra­di­tion­al musi­cian’) tra­di­tion of
Finnish folk music. Between 1989 and 1996, Paala­nen won the Finnish peli­man­ni cham­pi­onships on the dia­ton­ic
accor­dion four times, and he placed sec­ond in the dia­ton­ic accor­dion world cham­pi­onships in Aus­tria in 1999.

Paala­nen has released three solo albums: Äärelä (2007), Breath­box (2010) and Melu­ta (2014, 2015 in cen­tral Europe). He is active as a musi­cian and a com­pos­er in a num­ber of con­texts in Fin­land.

 

Bridge Tournament

Bridge clip artVar­den Lodge, Sons of Nor­way, are hold­ing a Part­ner Con­tract Bridge Tour­na­ment.

Date: Thurs­day, June 29, 2017
Sched­ule:

9am —  Cof­fee, muffins and reg­is­tra­tion

10am —  Play Bridge — five rounds

1pm — Hot lunch will be served

2pm —  Bridge con­tin­ues with five more rounds

Cost: $25 per per­son
Con­tact: Vivian or Helen 604 521‑6714
All cash prizes.

Mon­ey raised to be used for edu­ca­tion­al grants and var­i­ous sports activ­i­ties. Every­one wel­come.

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 11am; first tee-off at noon, 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

 

Bridge Tournament

Bridge clip artVar­den Lodge, Sons of Nor­way, are hold­ing a Part­ner Con­tract Bridge Tour­na­ment.

Date: Thurs­day, Octo­ber 5, 2017
Sched­ule:

9am —  Cof­fee, muffins and reg­is­tra­tion

10am —  Play Bridge — five rounds

1pm — Hot lunch will be served

2pm —  Bridge con­tin­ues with five more rounds

Cost: $25 per per­son
Con­tact: Vivian or Helen 604 521‑6714
All cash prizes.

Mon­ey raised to be used for edu­ca­tion­al grants and var­i­ous sports activ­i­ties. Every­one wel­come.

Swedish Christmas Market

Finnish-flickr-felix-4274333137JULMARKNAD

Date: Sat­ur­day and Sun­day,  TWO DAYS Novem­ber 18 AND 19, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Cost: Free Admis­sion
Con­tact: AnnaKarin Torn­qvist at swedishculturalsociety.ca@nullgmail.com

Come to the Swedish Cul­tur­al Society’s 2017 Swedish Christ­mas Mar­ket. 2 full days!

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

If you are a NEW ven­dor, Please see your NEW-Ven­dor-Jul­mark­nad­In­vi­ta­tion2017, SKF2017_NEW_Ven­do­rAp­pli­ca­tion Form and PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 2017

If you are a RETURNING ven­dor, please see your RETURNING VENDOR Jul­mark­nad Invi­ta­tion 2017, SKF2017 Ven­dor­Reg­is­tra­tionForm­Re­turn­ing and PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 2017

Please don’t phone the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre office

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