20th Year Anniversary of the Scandinavian Centre

September 11 photo20 Year Anniversary of the Opening of the Scandinavian Centre

Come out and celebrate our “Home away from Home” with a family picnic.
Everybody is welcome, members and non-members. Please bring your whole family.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: Please RSVP by to your house president or via evite that you have received as a member.

There will be Nordic games for the whole family.
This is an event open for all members of the five houses and their associated societies.
Food Trucks will supply food and the beer garden will be open.
Feel free to bring your own picnic and a blanket.
We will hand out food vouchers worth $10/person for all the members. Non-members are able to buy these vouchers.
All alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the centre.

Midsummer Festival Lottery Winners 2016

Midsummer Festival Lottery tickets have been drawn Sunday June 19, 2016 4 pm onstage at the Midsummer Festival

All Winners have been notified.

Proceeds support Nordic Cultural Activities

1st Prize: $2,000: Ticket #5765 Denise Finamore
Sponsored by Jim Pattison Volvo of Surrey

 2nd Prize: $500 Cash: Ticket # 5057 Berit Sverre *Donated by Danish House Society

 3rd Prize: $500 Cash: Ticket #1249  Olaf Folkersen *Donated by Finland House Society

 4th Prize:    $500 Cash: Ticket #7005 Elizabeth Matthews. *Donated by Iceland House Society

 5th Prize:    $500 Cash: Ticket #0609 Karin Svensson *Donated by Norwegian House Society
 
6th Prize:    $500 Cash: Ticket #9511 Edda Langworth *Donated by Sweden House Society

Purpurit folk dance rehearsals

Weekly rehearsal for the Finnish folk dance group Purpurit.

Finnish folkdances, many set dances, waltz, schottis, polkka, humppa. All are welcome, both beginners and experienced.

Dates: March 15, 22, 29, April 12, 19, 26, May 10, 24, 31
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Pleace: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: Please contact Riitta Huttunen 604-941-0760, email riittahu@nullgmail.com

Nordic Design 2016

Snip of nordic design 2016Nordic Design 2016 Festival: Textile and Costume

CALL FOR FASHIONS, DISPLAYS, EXHIBITORS, DEMONSTRATORS

Displays of modern and heritage costumes and fabrics; Commercial Exhibitors Show and Sell;

Craft Demonstrations: Heritage and Modern Fabric;

Talks: Folk Costume, Handcrafted Fabric, Costume Preservation. Come and enjoy this design heritage

Date: Saturday and Sunday, February 27 and 28, 2016
Time: 11am to 4pm
Opening Reception and concert Saturday 11:30 am

Fashion Show: Saturday Evening 7 pm. Share your fashions with us. Tickets $10 for adults.
Contact: Carolyn: (778 228-2334) cthauber12@nullgmail.com

Here is the full Poster 2016 Design

Literature Evening with Elinor Barr

Swedes in CanadaDate: Tuesday November 24, 2015
Time:  7:00pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre Lounge

Elinor Barr, author of “Swedes in Canada” will be presenting her book and sharing some of the many compelling stories about Swedish immigrants in Canada. This is a free event for members.

Light refreshments will be served. Please reserve your spot https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/literature-evening-with-elinor-barr-tickets-19073409080 or call 604-913-7747 and leave a message.

Midsummer Festival Lottery 2015

Sun, Pattison and NestersMidsummer Festival Lottery tickets have been drawn Sunday June 21, 2015 4 pm onstage at the Midsummer Festival

All Winners have been notified.

Proceeds support Nordic Cultural Activities

1st Prize: Return Airfare for two to Scandinavia: Ticket #8015 Dave Shafer
Sponsored by Jim Pattison Volvo of Surrey and Nesters Market, value of $3,000 CAD

 2nd Prize: $500 Cash: Ticket #3135 H Kokko *Donated by Danish House Society

 3rd Prize: $500 Cash: Ticket #5799 Liv Stendahl *Donated by Finland House Society

 4th Prize:    $500 Cash: Ticket #3536 Patti Gallilee*Donated by Iceland House Society

 5th Prize:    $500 Cash: Ticket #2551 Henry Jussinoja *Donated by Norwegian House Society
 
6th Prize:    $500 Cash: Ticket #5733 Melissa Vig *Donated by Sweden House Society

Winner of 4 tickets to Midsummer Festival 2016: Michael Ewan of North Vancouver

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screening of the documentary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Recollections of the Finnish War Veterans in Vancouver

Date: Friday, January 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
This is an emotive documentary directed and produced in British Columbia about Finnish World War II Veterans. The veterans tell their stories revealing history through personal experience: why and how they fought; the personal consequences, as well as the consequences to the country as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fascinating. The captivating stories depict the significance of home during childhood and youth. It also tells the story of how and why they left Finland after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the topic is war, humour has not been forgotten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet the film makers. 66 minutes in Finnish with English subtitles. Admission by donation

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