Canadian Friends of Finland: Runeberg the Finnish Hymnist

Date: Sunday February 11, 2018
Time: 2 pm 
: Admission by donation. Refreshments
Contact: Dianne Kilback

A presentation with Bob Poutt and his group:
Johan Ludvig Runeberg  Hymnist “I Lift My Eyes”

Runeberg’s Religious convictions are expressed in song. His hymns have an important place in Finnish worship, and were a contribution to the national culture.

Hymn texts are another example of Runeberg broad literary contributions.

Coffee and refreshments will be served. For information contact


Danish Brotherhood Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance

Danish Brotherhood Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance

Date: Saturday February 10, 2018
Time: Doors open 5.30pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: Admission only $35.00 per person
Contact: To reserve your tickets, no later than February 8th, contact Erik Bladt 778-549-5958 e-mail

Come and enjoy a delicious traditional Danish buffet dinner!

Dance the night away with great music from the Silver Stars Band

All Donations for Door Prizes are welcome

Finland House Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us for Finland House Society’s Scholarship Fundraiser
Providing six annual scholarships to deserving students!

Date: Friday February 9, 2018
Time: 6pm


Silent Auction

Arrive early to start your bids!
• Arts Club Theatre
• Bard on the Beach
• Capilano Suspension Bridge
• Vancouver Aquarium
• Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
…and more!

Live Auction

Destination Tour Packages
Restaurants, hotel stays, and more
• Victoria
• Vancouver’s Granville Island
• Penticton
…and other surprises!

Antiques Corner • Raffle for Gift Baskets • Musical Entertainment

Doors 6:00pm

Food available from 6:30 pm at $10/person
Entertainment 7.15pm // Silent Auction closes 8.45pm

Sponsored by the Finland House Society with support from the Runeberg Social Club, Vancouver Finlandia Club, Canadian Friends of Finland, Finland Svenska Klubben and individual donors.

To donate items for the silent auction please contact Lorene Mara Donations (please, new items only) can be dropped off at the Scandinavian Centre Office.

Swedish Baking Class

Semlor/Fat Tuesday buns/Lent Buns Monday and Wednesday February 5th and 7th 7-9pm.

Minimum 8, max 12 students. Price $35/student
Course includes: 2 hours class, recipe and about 6 semlor to take home.

Please send an email to register to Sandra Benholm-Cheung

Once you have done that I will confirm, and you can send the payment by interact E transfer.

Sami Culture and Design Show

Date: TWO DAYS Saturday and Sunday February 3rd and 4th
Time: 11am to 4pm. Opening Reception Saturday 11.30am

Photos – Talks – Displays- Costumes – Music & Films – Jewelry for sale – Furnished Sami Tent!

Program SATURDAY February 3, 2018

11 am Doors open
11.30 am Opening Reception
1pm Dr. Troy Storfjell: Sami History and Culture
2pm Coffee
2.15 pm Anna Lengstrand: Sami Jewelry and Standing up for your People
2.45 pm Julie Whitehorn: Searching for Sami Roots
3.15 pm Coffee
3.30 pm Movie
5:00 pm Social Hour. Bar open, folk band.
6:00 pm Sami Celebration Dinner SOLD OUT: salt salmon, baked salmon, reindeer, pan buns, potatoes, lingonberries
7:00 pm Culture at Risk: Golden Water from Suttesaja with Marja Bulmer, lawyer
Cost of the dinner: Adults $30; Children to 12 $15
Contact for dinner tickets:: or 604 294-0749

Program SUNDAY February 4, 2018

11 am Doors open
1 pm Dr. Zita McRobbie: Maintaining Saami Language and Culture: A Heroic Struggle by 600 Skolts
2 pm Coffee
2.15 pm Gammel Dansk Folk Band with Judith Anderson: Tunes and Tales from Sápmi
2.45 pm Documentary

Please help organize the show. Call Carolyn 778-228-2334 or e-mail

Presented by the Scandinavian Cultural Society

Midsummer meeting

Date: Thursday November 16, 2017
Time: 6.30pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre

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

Icelandic Club Movie Night

The Donald K. Johnson Icelandic National League of NA Film Screening Program is pleased to present:
Spooks and Spirits (Ófeigur: Gengur Aftur)

Date: Friday January 19th
Time: 7.30pm
Contact: Icelandic Canadian Club of BC

Popcorn is available and coffee and treats after the movie



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