Lucia Festivities in the Evening

Lucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the evening: Chil­dren from the Swedish School, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, din­ner. This year’s Lucia: Kate Ryt­ter

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 8, 2018
Time: 6pm  
: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre

Pri­ma­ry tick­et sale sys­tem is through Eventbrite.

Cost: 6pm $21 – $52

Lucia Festivities in the Afternoon

Lucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the after­noon: Chil­dren from the Swedish School, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, cof­fee, San­ta and danc­ing around the Christ­mas tree. This year’s Lucia: Kate Ryt­ter

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 8, 2018
Time: 1pm  
: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre

Pri­ma­ry tick­et sale sys­tem is through Eventbrite.

Cost: 1pm $5 – $21

Swedish Christmas Market


Date: Sat­ur­day and Sun­day,  TWO DAYS Novem­ber 17 AND 18, 2018
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Cost: Free Admis­sion
Con­tact: AnnaKarin Torn­qvist at

Come to the Swedish Cul­tur­al Society’s 2018 Swedish Christ­mas Mar­ket. 2 full days!

Cof­fee, drinks, sand­wich­es and pas­tries avail­able to feed you while you are shop­ping.

Craft tables are sold out.

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: 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.


All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Van­cou­ver.

Sweden House Society AGM

Swe­den House Soci­ety Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing

Date: Tues­day March 20th

Time: 7pm

Place: Swedish Room, Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre

Nordic Jazz Concert

Heather Soles and the Scandinavian Express

Date: Sun­day March 4, 2018
Time: 1pm to 3pm
Doors open 12.30pm

Tick­ets: Order your tick­ets through under Swedish Cul­tur­al Soci­ety $15 online; $20 at the door

Scan­di­na­vian Express presents Nordic Jazz at its finest!

Van­cou­ver Jazz musi­cians, rep­re­sent­ing four Scan­di­na­vian coun­tries, will play songs made famous by the won­der­ful Swedish singer, Mon­i­ca Zetter­lund and anoth­er Nordic Blonde, the Amer­i­can singing star, ‘Miss Peg­gy Lee’, the daugh­ter of a Swedish father and Nor­we­gian moth­er. We are excit­ed and hap­py to present this won­der­ful music for you all.

Vocals: Heather Soles, Swe­den
Piano: Miles Black, Fin­land
Bass: Lawrence Mollerup, Den­mark
Drums: Kris­t­ian Braa­then, Nor­way
Sax: Mike Allen

Doors open at 12:30. Cof­fee will be served in the break.
Tick­ets at the door $20

For more infor­ma­tion: con­tact us at

Time for Semlor

Time for Sem­lor!

 A tra­di­tion in Swe­den this time of year is to eat sem­la -a sweet car­damom bun filled with almond paste and whipped cream, topped off with a “lid” and pow­dered sug­ar.

 Please join SWEA Van­cou­ver on Sun­day Feb­ru­ary 25th for sem­lor at the Cen­tre. Lis­ten to the Play­er Piano Con­cert and enjoy a deli­cious Swedish treat. You can pre-order your sem­la today and pick it up at the Cen­tre on the 25th, between 1pm and 3pm. Price: $5 per sem­la.

Please con­tact Rebec­ca to sub­mit your order: or 604–789-5056. Indi­cate your name, con­tact infor­ma­tion and how many sem­lor you would like to order.

You can pay when you pick up your order (cash or cheque).