Scandinavian Club Night

Scan­di­na­vian Meet and Greet. Come and relax, meet peo­ple from the com­mu­ni­ty, lis­ten to music, play quizzes and have some tasty food.

Date: Fri­day Feb­ru­ary 23, 2018

Time: 6.30pm

Con­tact: Åsa  604–988-9882 to RSVP or if you have any ques­tions.

Cost: No admis­sion. Food $10 (chili, sal­ad and dessert) avail­able. Every­body is wel­come. Please let us know if you would like to have food, we want to make sure we make enough for every­one. Cash pay­ment at the event.

Sulky, Rowdy, Rude?: Why Kids really act out and what to do about it

Sulky, Row­dy, Rude? Why kids real­ly act out and what to do about it 

A lec­ture by psy­chol­o­gist Bo Hejl­skov Elvén spon­sored by SWEA Van­cou­ver

Loca­tion:  Big hall at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by BC

Day & Date: Sat­ur­day, Feb 17, 2018

Time:  9.30–11.30AM

Con­tact:  Lena

Dan­ish psy­chol­o­gist Bo Hejl­skov Elvén is a well-known expert work­ing with the so called Low Arousal Approach and has togeth­er with Swedish writer Tina Wiman writ­ten the book Sulky, Row­dy, Rude?: Why Kids real­ly act out and what to do about it. Hejlskov’s per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence is that chil­dren with behav­iour­al issues often have prob­lems to reg­u­late their emo­tions, and that the Low Arousal Approach makes them calmer and gives them self-con­trol. The method cre­ates trust and col­lab­o­ra­tion between chil­dren and par­ents, and builds a stronger rela­tion­ship over time than tra­di­tion­al meth­ods.

Chil­dren go through dif­fi­cult phas­es and this is a nat­ur­al part of grow­ing up. Con­flicts and argu­ments are noth­ing excep­tion­al, but rather a part of every­day fam­i­ly life. There are how­ev­er ways par­ents can cre­ate a con­sis­tent and effec­tive struc­ture, which will yield a bet­ter response in their chil­dren. Based on years of expe­ri­ence work­ing with chil­dren, includ­ing those with spe­cial needs, Bo Hejl­skov will describe how you can struc­ture your par­ent­ing around the Low Arousal Approach. With many cre­ative sug­ges­tions and real-life exam­ples, this lec­ture by Bo Hejl­skov Elvén has the poten­tial to change fam­i­ly life for the bet­ter.

The pre­sen­ta­tion is open to the pub­lic and free to attend, but reg­is­tra­tion is required. Reg­is­ter by send­ing an email to Seats are lim­it­ed so make sure you sign up before-hand. A wait list will be organ­ised if need­ed.

Buy the book on the Cana­di­an Ama­zon.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner and AGM

An Evening of Joke­sters and AGM:
Simon King head­lines an amaz­ing group of Van­cou­ver comedic tal­ent!

Date: Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 7.30: AGM for Mem­bers
Starter:  Aspara­gus soup
Main Course:  Dan­ish Open-faced Sand­wich­es (includ­ing her­ring)
Dessert: Rum Cake, tea & cof­fee
8:30 – 9.30pm:  MORE LAUGHS includ­ing open mic

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by Mon­day Feb 12: 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.

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.