Tales of the Vikings in Canada

The Scandinavian Cultural Society – Nordic Spirit 2018 Festival – Back by popular demand – Tales of the Vikings in Canada

Inspired by archeological discoveries of Viking settlements in Newfoundland, award-winning broadcaster, performer & author Don Mowatt presents a dramatic retelling of the Viking Sagas with a Canadian twist. Featuring actors Mowatt, Carolyn Finlay, Cameron Cathcart & Scandinavian band Gammel Dansk.

Saturday April 14th, 2018, 7:00 pm

Refreshments. Admission by donation

 We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia

Nordic Cultural Weekend

Nordic Cultural Weekend 2018: Expand your horizons and learn a new Nordic craft or recipe. Something for all ages from smallest to oldest.

Dates: Saturday, April 14 and Sunday, April 15, 2018
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: Sonja Busch sonjabusch@nullhotmail.com

Norwegian Rosemaling & Swedish Kubits Folk painting (2 full days)
Workshop April 14th & 15th at 10 a.m.; cost: $25 pp
Instructor: Aaslaug Boulier

Danish Open-faced Sandwich Design (1/2 day)
Saturday, April 14th at 10 a.m. ; cost $15 pp
Instructor: Tina Taylor

Norwegian Hardanger Embroidery (1/2 day)
Saturday, April 14th at 1 p.m.: learning students $15 pp
experienced stitchers – no charge to embroider with the circle members for the afternoon
Instructor: TBA

Swedish Baking – Mazarines – Almond tarts (1/2 day)
Saturday, April 14th at 1 p.m.; cost: $15 pp
Instructor: Sandra Benholm-Cheung

Finnish Cooking/Baking – Wiener & root vegetable soup Plus Pulla bread/buns (1/2 day)
Sunday, April 15th at 1 p.m.; cost: $15 pp
Instructor: Tuula Venalainen

To register, email sonjabusch@nullhotmail.com
Space is limited
; Teens free but must register in advance

 Cheques payable to: Scandinavian Community Centre. If paying cash at the office, please bring correct change)

 Sponsored by the Scandinavian Community Centre

Nordic Spirit 2018: Nordic-Canadians in BC’s Fishing Industry

The Scandinavian Cultural Society presents Nordic Spirit 2018: Nordic-Canadians in BC’s Fishing Industry
Dates: Saturday and Sunday, April 14 and 15, 2018.
Time: 11am to 4pm
Contact:  John Stuart stuartj@nulldirect.ca 778-883-5572

Opening reception 11:30 am Saturday.
On Exhibit: Historic images, Artefacts, Boat models & construction plans
Videos, Live interviews with boat- builders and fishermen. Please come and share your own stories!

Saturday evening show “Tales of the Vikings in Canada” 7:30 pm

Refreshments. Admission by donation.

The Scandinavian Cultural Society acknowledges the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.
Also supported by Danish Canadian Community Centre.

Scandinavian Seniors Lunch 55+

All seniors welcome.

Date: Friday, April 13, 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

Susan Cartwright-Coates: Cartwright Jewelers – 85 Years Strong

My grandfather always said, “if you can see over the counter you were old enough to work”. That was the start of a career and a passion. I am a third-generation jeweler as my grandfather, James Cartwright started the business in 1933, my father, Don Cartwright followed in his footsteps. In 1985 I joined the family business and have in turn taken it over. This year we celebrated our 85th year in business. My philosophy is “Always give back to the community for they are the ones who are supporting you.”

Excellent customer service has been and will always be the cornerstone of our family business, combined with consistent top-quality craftsmanship and design. This is the reason for the continued success of our jewellery store. As a third-generation business it is truly an honour to serve customers who dealt with my father or grandfather and to help their children and their children’s children.

Susan has been happily married to Brian for 25 years. Susan’s daughter Chelsea runs Cartwright Jewelers E-mails, all social media; Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Susan is the very proud Grandmother of 4 little munchkin’s, and another one on the way in August. Life is good!

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 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:  Mushroom soups
Main Course:  Danish open-face sandwiches (including herring and mini rye breads)
Dessert: Chocolate mousse, cookies, tea & coffee
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION including a brief question and answer period

Cost: Early Bird Price, Register by Monday April 9: 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.

Scandinavian Centre closed Easter Monday April 2nd

bleeding heartScandinavian Centre closed Easter Monday April 2nd

The office is open again Tuesday April 3rd at 11am

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 now available. Deadline May 11

Midsummer commercial booths 2018 Application

Scandinavian Midsummer 2018 Craft Table Application

JUNE 23 10:00 am to 6:00pm; Family Festival 6pm to 11pm Bonfire Dance
JUNE 24: 10am – 4pm; 2pm Wife Carrying
Details will be on the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival website.

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