Swedish Christmas Market

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Date: Saturday and Sunday,  TWO DAYS November 18 AND 19, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: AnnaKarin Tornqvist at swedishculturalsociety.ca@nullgmail.com

Come to the Swedish Cultural Society’s 2017 Swedish Christmas Market. 2 full days!

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

If you are a NEW vendor, Please see your NEW-Vendor-JulmarknadInvitation2017, SKF2017_NEW_VendorApplication Form and PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 2017

If you are a RETURNING vendor, please see your RETURNING VENDOR Julmarknad Invitation 2017, SKF2017 VendorRegistrationFormReturning and PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 2017

Please don’t phone the Scandinavian Centre office

Swedish Christmas Market

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Date: Saturday and Sunday,  TWO DAYS November 18 AND 19, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: AnnaKarin Tornqvist at swedishculturalsociety.ca@nullgmail.com

Come to the Swedish Cultural Society’s 2017 Swedish Christmas Market. 2 full days!

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

If you are a NEW vendor, Please see your NEW-Vendor-JulmarknadInvitation2017, SKF2017_NEW_VendorApplication Form and PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 2017

If you are a RETURNING vendor, please see your RETURNING VENDOR Julmarknad Invitation 2017, SKF2017 VendorRegistrationFormReturning and PARTICIPATION AGREEMENT 2017

Please don’t phone the Scandinavian Centre office

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
Contact: Swedishculturalsociety.ca@nullgmail.com
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

The 19th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Time: 6pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: presale $45.00, At the door: $60
Contact: Vancouver@nullswea.org or 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 19th 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, and dancing to Swedish music after. Only 60 tickets will be sold, so purchase your ticket early! Last year we sold out.

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All proceeds go to SWEA Vancouver.

Swedish Cultural Society AGM

Date: Tuesday February 14, 2017

Time: 7pm

For information see Swedish Cultural Society

Roberta Swedien – Swedish Rhapsody

Roberta Swedien

SHS Presents New Culinary & Trade Awards

SHS is proud to announce two new scholarships:

  • The SHS Trade Award. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a British Columbia apprentice with the cost of his/her apprenticeship in of the following industries: construction, transportation, mechanical or electrical. Value: $1,000 CDN. Deadline April 30, 2015.
  • The SHS Culinary Award. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a British Columbia culinary student with the cost of his/her studies  in a local culinary school or one in Sweden. Value: $1,000 CDN. Deadline April 30, 2015.

The application process is also open for the SHS Karl Ståhl Award. The purpose of this scholarship is to assist a British Columbia student with the cost of his/her post-secondary education. Value: $1,000 CDN. Please note that the deadline for the Karls Ståhl Award is March 31, 2015. Please contact SHS at swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com for more information about the requirements and application process.

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