Nordic Knitting Classes — everyone welcome

Knitting photoSeries of 6 week­ly class­es. Bring your cur­rent project or start a new one with instruc­tor Bea’s help

Dates: Sun­days, Sep­tem­ber 24, Octo­ber 1, 15, 22, 29, Nov 5
Time: 4 pm to 6 pm, starts right after Kaffestue
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre, Nor­we­gian Room
Cost: $20
Con­tact: Reg­is­ter with instruc­tor Bea Jacob­sen,  tel. 604–790-3533

Orga­nized by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety. All nation­al­i­ties wel­come.

Kongero in Concert

Date: Sun­day Octo­ber 15, 2017
Time: 1pm to 3pm. Doors open 12.30pm
Cost: Tick­ets at the door $20. Cash only. Advance tick­ets avail­able here
We will serve Swedish Fika in the inter­mis­sion

With their voic­es mov­ing togeth­er in tight har­mo­ny or inter­twin­ing in a whirling tem­po, the high­ly acclaimed folk vocal group Kongero draws tra­di­tion­al Swedish music out of the past and into the present. A con­cert with Kongero will take the lis­ten­er on a fab­u­lous jour­ney, an all-embrac­ing Scan­di­na­vian folk music expe­ri­ence. Blue notes, amaz­ing vocal polypho­ny, groovy, pow­er­ful, and inti­mate. The band was formed in 2005 and besides doing con­certs they also con­duct well-received work­shops in tra­di­tion­al Swedish vocal music and vocal har­monies.

Kongero has released three albums. The debut ”Om Mikael­ida­gen” in 2008, ”Bakvän­da världen” in 2011, and ”no. 3” in 2014 and their music has been sam­pled, has appeared in movie pro­duc­tions, has fea­tured on a Nax­ox gold album and more. Their fourth album will be released in June 2017, and will be fol­lowed by an exten­sive tour all over Europe and the Amer­i­c­as in 2017.

Orga­nized by Swedish Cul­tur­al Soci­ety

Vinarterta Baking Class


Date: Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 14, 2017
Time: 9am to 1pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre main kitchen
Cost: The cost will be $25 which cov­ers the cost of the ingre­di­ents.
Plan: A one-day class to teach you how to make com­plete vinarter­ta: the prune fill­ing, the ‘cook­ie’ rounds and how to bake them, put it all togeth­er, and you will take the vinarter­ta home.
Con­tact: Mar­garet Bjar­na­son Ami­rault email: (pre­ferred) or tele­phone 604–688-9082.

We will fol­low the old recipe from the 1800s. We hope to pro­vide one teacher per two stu­dents.

Cof­fee, or course, will be in abun­dance

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

Please see Poster

Spon­sored by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club and Pur­pu­rit Folk Dancers


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.


Midsummer Raffle Tickets Draw Sunday June 18th — WINNERS

Midsummer Raffle ticket Draw:

Sunday, June 18/2017 4pm onstage at the Midsummer Festival.

1st Prize  $3,000 Cash WINNER #6051 Sigrid Felland. Sponsored by Jim Pattison Volvo of Surrey and Nesters Market

2nd Prize  $500 Cash WINNER: #6491 Dan Metzak.  Donated by Danish House Society.

3rd Prize  $500 Cash. WINNER # 9964 Jan Brown.  Donated by Finland House Society.

4th Prize  $500 Cash. WINNER #9949 Laura Jacobsen.  Donated by Iceland House Society.

5th Prize  $500 Cash. #5140 Wendy Chong.  Donated by Norwegian House Society.

6th Prize  $500 Cash. #9817 Hilda Andrew.  Donated by Sweden House Society.

Win­ner of Sur­vey Draw, Free admis­sion for 4 to the 2018 Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val: Gail and Mike Koombes of Burn­a­by

All win­ners have been noti­fied.

Thank you all for supporting Nordic Cultural activities!

BC Licence #92368

Know your lim­it, play with­in it

Jim Pattison

Nordic Spirit 2017: Settlements

The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety presents Nordic Spir­it Set­tle­ments
Her­itage Pho­to Dis­play, Illus­trat­ed talks.

Open­ing Recep­tion 12.00 Sat­ur­day. RSVP to Car­olyn Thauberg­er phone 778–228-2334

Sat­ur­day April 8:

12:00 Open­ing recep­tion. Free Admis­sion
1:00 Sil­ver­hill Swedish Set­tle­ment, Mis­sion, BC- Karin Edberg-Lee
2:00 Sami in the Yukon — Karen Sorensen
3:00 Ice­landers in BC — Ger­ri McDon­ald

7:30 pm (doors open 7:00) Tales of the Vikings in Cana­da 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.

Refresh­ments. Admis­sion by dona­tion.

Sun­day April 9:

1:00 Ska­gen Impres­sion­ist painters — John Stu­art
2:00 Sami in the Yukon — Karin Sorensen (repeat)

The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety acknowl­edges the finan­cial assis­tance of the Province of British Colum­bia and the Dan­ish-Cana­di­an Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

Con­tact Car­olyn Thauberg­er phone 778–228-2334

Nordic Art and Photography Show & Sale

Paint­ing by Fea­tured Artist Aaslaug Bouli­er

Be sure to come and view an excit­ing array of Art & Pho­tog­ra­phy by tal­ent­ed Cana­di­an artists of Nordic descent.
Light lunch­es avail­able each day from 12 to 3. Open­ing recep­tion Sat­ur­day 11:30 a.m. Info/entry forms avail­able on our web­site.
Date: Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 25 and 26, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm both days
Con­tact: For infor­ma­tion and RSVP Son­ja Busch 604 522 4567

Art Show Reg­is­tra­tion Form 2017

Pre­sent­ed by The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety with sup­port from BC Gam­ing Com­mis­sion.



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