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.

Bridge Tournament

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

Date: Thursday, June 14, 2018

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.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Glenn Sigurdson – Mediator, Lawyer, Honorary Consul General for Iceland

“Pragmatics of Doing Business with Indigenous Communities and People”

Glenn Sigurdson has been known as a mediator, negotiator, lawyer, facilitator, adjudicator, economist, teacher, writer, but now all of these influences have melded and today he states, “I lead without owning” “working in the space between”. Much of his work is within and among companies, communities, civil society organizations, and governments in the public and private sectors, building partnerships and resolving differences. My role is to deliver a special kind of leadership as the “man in the middle”. Today many would describe this as the work of a Social Innovator.

A cornerstone of this talk will be on the pragmatics of doing business with Indigenous communities and people. Placed in historical and current context, from the Fur trade, our family business for over a century on Lake Winnipeg, and my years of working as a professional between large and small companies and communities. This is the lifeblood of reconciliation, a word that is coming to “the Main Stream”. The last decade however, it is part of a much larger story, of identity and diversity, and placing it in that big frame is important.

Glenn is also author of Vikings on a Prairie Ocean in which he blends personal memoir, family history and Icelandic lore in a unique and wide-ranging autobiography.

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 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: BBQ by Vera’s Burger Shack. All you can eat Vera Burgers – Hot Dogs – Veggie Burgers + 2 Salad Options
Dessert:Coffee, tea and cookies

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!

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.

Hike to Elfin Lakes

Hike to Elfin Lakes Saturday July 21st 8 am 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.

Elevation Gain‎: ‎600 m
Highest Point‎: ‎1,590 m
Distance‎: ‎22 km
Rating‎: ‎Moderate

For information and to RSVP

Scandinavian Seniors Lunch 55+

All seniors welcome.

Date: Friday, June 8, 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


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 sells out every year

Date: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $20; Young family members free by reservation only
Contact: Dave Buchmann 604-760-7705 or Ed Kuhlman to reserve; let them know if you want steak or salmon
Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All countries and all ages welcome!

Midsummer meeting

Date: Thursday May 24, 2018
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre

Come and join the planning meeting for Scandinavian Midsummer Festival June 23 & 24, 2018

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