Runeberg’s birthday

Cana­dian Friends of Fin­land will cel­e­brate Runeberg’s birth­day with a pro­gram of his poetry, music, excerpts from his writ­ing and high­lights from his life. The Runeberg Cho­rus and Sons of Nor­way will per­form. Refresh­ments will be served includ­ing the famous Runeber­gin Torttu. It should be a fun afternoon!

Spon­sored by Cana­dian Friends of Fin­land in Van­cou­ver, Runeberg Cho­rus, and Runeberg Lodge 124.

Date: Sun­day Jan­u­ary 31, 2010
Time: 2pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Centre

Raspeball Dinner

Enjoy a taste of Norway!

Home­made potato ball din­ner — Raspe­ball – Klubb – Komle dinner

Still only $20 per per­son — Pur­chase tick­ets by Jan­u­ary 19th from Marg (604) 535‑4985 or Ruth (604) 502‑0133.

Note ear­lier time — 2pm happy hour and 3pm dinner.

Midsummer Festival Planning Committee Meeting

Do you come and enjoy our fab­u­lous Mid­sum­mer fes­ti­val every year? Maybe this is the year you should help with the behind-the-scenes plan­ning that makes it such a suc­cess­ful fam­ily event!

There are many dif­fer­ent areas where you can make use of your tal­ents and inter­ests. If you have ques­tions, call Tina (604) 520‑7078 or talk to a com­mit­tee mem­ber from your soci­ety. Many hands and brains needed!

The com­mit­tee meets once a month. The next Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val Plan­ning Com­mit­tee meet­ing is:

Date: Thurs­day Jan­u­ary 21, 2010
Time: 7pm
Place: Room at the Cen­tre — con­tact the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre office for details

Scandinavian Dancers Beginners Class Starts!

Wednes­day Jan­u­ary 20th is the first night for the begin­ners class. Come learn the basics — waltz, polka, schot­tis, hambo, pol­ska and others!

Reg­is­tra­tion required (see con­tact info below) — Cou­ples and sin­gles are welcome.

When: 9 ses­sions — Wednes­days — Next start date: Jan­u­ary 20th, 2010
Time: 7:30 — 8:45pm
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (except 2nd Wednes­day of the month at Vic­to­ria Drive Hall)
Cost: $45 per per­son for all 9 ses­sions and includes a DVD of the basic dances and club mem­ber­ship for the term.
Con­tact: Car­olyn Thauberger at (778) 999‑6339 or email or Judith at (604) 526‑4722 or email

Club Night & Silent Auction

This month’s Fin­lan­dia Club Night is a Silent Auc­tion to raise funds for the events tak­ing place at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre dur­ing the 2010 Win­ter Games!

Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Date: Jan­u­ary 15, 2010
Time: Doors open at 6:30pm
Admis­sion: $5

Cash bar — Bar style food menu — Toonie Toss — 50 — 50 draw — Silent Auc­tion — Sur­prise Guests!!!!

Dona­tions & Volunteering

Do you have some­thing to donate to the silent auc­tion?
Do you want to be involved in the planning/volunteering for the 2010 Win­ter Games at the SCC?

Con­tact: Mon­ica Olof­s­son by phone (604) 987‑6086 or by email

Come out and show your support!

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner Meeting

Come out & net­work with your fel­low Nordic busi­ness men & women!

Bar opens at 6:30pm — din­ner at 7pm.

For infor­ma­tion, con­tact Jan Nordin by email at

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