The 20th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Sat­ur­day, August 25th, 2018
Time: 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: pre­sale $45.00, At the door: $60
Con­tact: Vancouver@nullswea.org or Rebec­ca 604–789-5056.

Time for cray­fish! Tra­di­tion­al­ly,  a Swedish cray­fish par­ty takes place in the end of the sum­mer. Cray­fish par­ties have spread to all the Nordic coun­tries and are gen­er­al­ly held dur­ing August. This tra­di­tion was start­ed because cray­fish har­vest­ing in Swe­den was, for most of the 20th cen­tu­ry, legal­ly lim­it­ed to late sum­mer.  Since the Swedish cray­fish became extinct, Swedes all over the world rely on IKEA and Chi­na to deliv­er these yum­my and deli­cious shell fish for our some­times row­dy par­ties.

It is the 20th time the Swedish Women’s Edu­ca­tion­al Asso­ci­a­tion arranges a true cray­fish par­ty with all the cus­tom­ary par­ty acces­sories that are oblig­a­tory. These con­si­tute of com­i­cal paper hats, paper table­cloths, paper lanterns (often depict­ing the Man in the Moon), and bibs. A cheer­ful atmos­phere pre­vails amid noisy eat­ing and tra­di­tion­al drink­ing songs (print­ed in a lit­tle book­let in Eng­lish so that every­one can take part). It is con­sid­ered cus­tom­ary to suck the juice out of the cray­fish before shelling it. Don’t wor­ry, we will show you how it is done!

Sim­i­lar to last year, SWEA part­ners with the Swedish Cul­tur­al Soci­ety in organ­is­ing the salti­est event of the year. The tick­ets include a three course meal  with entern­tain­ment dur­ing din­ner. Only 60 tick­ets will be sold, so pur­chase your tick­et ear­ly! Last year we sold out.

Crayfishcollage

All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Van­cou­ver.

Finnish your Dinner

Date: Fri­day August 24th, 2018
Time: Doors open 6.30pm. Din­ner 7pm.
Con­tact: For ques­tions and RSVP con­tact vfclubmembers@nullgmail.com or Elsa Mar­lowe emarlowe345@nullgmail.com or 778–858-7075

A fun, casu­al din­ner at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in Burn­a­by, BC to cel­e­brate Fin­land.

This will be a potluck din­ner — so bring a dish to share! We will dine out on the deck, under the stars (weath­er per­mit­ting), so bring a sweater or a blan­ket if it’s a lit­tle chilly. If you have con­cerns about food aller­gies , sen­si­tiv­i­ties, or gen­er­al pref­er­ence, you can bring a pic­nic for your­self and your group.  The kitchen will be avail­able to heat up dish­es if need­ed. RSVP’s appre­ci­at­ed, includ­ing what dish you think you will bring so we can try to have a good vari­ety of things to eat.

Orga­nized by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Rev. Peter Smyth “The Mis­sion to Sea­far­ers”

Peter is the Senior Chap­lain of The Mis­sion to Sea­far­ers in Van­cou­ver. He was born and grew up in North­ern Ire­land and has lived and trav­elled in India, Nepal and Ger­many. Ordained in Christ Church Cathe­dral Dublin (Church of Ire­land – Angli­can. Moved to Cana­da in 2001 to Thun­der Bay, Ontario, in 2011 to Sault Ste Marie, and in 2016 to Van­cou­ver to his cur­rent posi­tion.

At the Mis­sion to Sea­far­ers in Van­cou­ver (part of a world­wide orga­ni­za­tion www.missiontoseafarers.org present in over 200 ports) their goal is the same it was when it all began in Eng­land in the 1830’s and that is to care for the spir­i­tu­al, phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al needs of all sea­far­ers and their fam­i­lies. Sea­far­ers are iso­lat­ed from their fam­i­lies and the rest of soci­ety spend­ing many months at sea. The Mis­sion to Sea­far­ers response is a min­istry of ‘pres­ence’ and ‘hos­pi­tal­i­ty’ done by vis­it­ing sea­far­ers on their ship, lis­ten­ing and let­ting them know we care, and by pro­vid­ing cen­tres that are a ‘home away from home’ where they can go and relax, speak with fam­i­ly, send mon­ey home, etc. They also advo­cate for sea­far­ers, keep­ing a watch­ful eye on con­di­tions on board and help­ing them know their rights.

Join us to hear Peter tell us about the work of the Mis­sion and sto­ries of the Port of Van­cou­ver and the sea­far­ers who vis­it, and we should all learn more and grow in our under­stand­ing of, and appre­ci­a­tion for, the sea­far­er.

Date: Wednes­day, Octo­ber 10, 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:Roast Pork with appe­tiz­er course of her­ring and mini-rye bread.
Dessert: Cof­fee, tea, choco­late mousse and cook­ies
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by the Mon­day before: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
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.

Hike to Coquitlam Lake Viewpoint CANCELLED

 

Hike to Coquit­lam Lake View­point  The Hike has been can­celled due to rain

August 26th start­ing at 8am

Led by Riit­ta H.

Stren­u­ous hike. Time need­ed 6 to 7 hours. Length 14 km

Ele­va­tion gain 680 m

 

For infor­ma­tion and to RSVP scansports@nullgmail.com

 

Finnish your Dinner

Date: Fri­day August 24th, 2018
Time: Doors open 6pm. Din­ner 7pm. Finn­Goods 6pm to 7pm
Con­tact: For ques­tions and RSVP con­tact vfclubmembers@nullgmail.com or Elsa Mar­lowe emarlowe345@nullgmail.com or 778–858-7075

A fun, casu­al din­ner at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in Burn­a­by, BC to cel­e­brate Fin­land.

This will be a potluck din­ner — so bring a dish to share! We will dine out on the deck, under the stars (weath­er per­mit­ting), so bring a sweater or a blan­ket if it’s a lit­tle chilly. If you have con­cerns about food aller­gies , sen­si­tiv­i­ties, or gen­er­al pref­er­ence, you can bring a pic­nic for your­self and your group.  The kitchen will be avail­able to heat up dish­es if need­ed. RSVP’s appre­ci­at­ed, includ­ing what dish you think you will bring so we can try to have a good vari­ety of things to eat.

Orga­nized by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club.

DHS Annual Family Barbecue SOLD OUT

DHS-flagsDan­ish House Society’s Annu­al Fam­i­ly Bar­beque
Cash bar: beer and wine
Door prizes and raf­fle prizes!

Reserve ear­ly — this sells out every year

Date: Sun­day, August 19, 2018
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $20; Young fam­i­ly mem­bers free by reser­va­tion only
Con­tact: Dave Buch­mann 604–760-7705 davebuchmann@nullhotmail.com or Ed Kuhlman kuhlman@nullshaw.ca to reserve; let them know if you want steak or salmon
Menu: 
Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All coun­tries and all ages wel­come!

Thank you volunteers!

A huge big thank you to our vol­un­teers for a very suc­cess­ful Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val 2018.

We couldn’t have done it with­out you!

See you next year!