The Scandinavian Centre Thanks Everyone who Came to Cheer with Us!

Over 4,500 peo­ple vis­ited Scan­di­navia House, reg­u­larly known as the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, took a tour, enjoyed a drink at the Fire­side Lounge, had lunch or din­ner, and watched one of the big screen TV’s. We hosted var­i­ous roy­alty, ambas­sadors and polit­i­cal offi­cials from Den­mark, Fin­land, Nor­way and Sweden.

We are so proud of all our hun­dreds of olun­teers who logged in over 2,000 hours. They took every­thing in stride work­ing with the TV media, wear­ing Nor­we­gian curl­ing pants, press reporters from around the world, par­ty­ing Vikings with horned hel­mets and var­i­ous dig­ni­taries, all with wel­com­ing smiles, and cheer­ful information.

Tusen Takk
Tusende Tak
Tack så mycket
Paljon kiitoksia

Please note that we are now revert­ing to our reg­u­lar office hours:

Mon­day to Fri­day — 12 noon to 7:00 pm
Sat­ur­day — 10 am to 2:00 pm
Sun­day – Closed

The bar and restau­rant ser­vice will no longer be avail­able except for sched­uled events
*Please check the events cal­en­dar and come to cel­e­brate with us again (or even bet­ter, join us and become a member!)

World Champion Figure Skater & Former Olympic Athlete Victor Kraatz at Scandinavia House

World Cham­pion and for­mer Olympic fig­ure skater Vic­tor Kraatz is hon­our­ing Scan­di­navia House by hold­ing a talk for the pub­lic on Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 27th at 12:00 (noon) about his life as a fig­ure skater, what it is like to be a top ath­lete, what it takes to com­pete on the World stage as well as host­ing a Q & A. Join us for this oppor­tu­nity to hear Victor’s story and meet this fig­ure skat­ing legend.

Date: Sat­ur­day Feb­ru­ary 27, 2010
Time: 12:00 (noon)
Where: Scan­di­navia House (Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre)

This event is open to the pub­lic — Every­one is welcome!

About Vic­tor Kraatz

Vic­tor Kraatz is a Cana­dian fig­ure skater who, together with his part­ner Shae-Lynn Bourne, became the first North Amer­i­can team to win a World Cham­pi­onship in Ice Danc­ing. He has also won numer­ous Cana­dian cham­pi­onships in his career as well as many other notable com­petions and now spends his time as a com­pet­i­tive ice dance fig­ure skat­ing coach together with his Finnish wife Maikki Uotila-Kraatz (Finnish fig­ure skater and Van­cou­ver 2010 Olympic ath­lete Laura Lep­isto trained with Vic­tor this sum­mer) and is the ice dance com­men­ta­tor for CTV for the Van­cou­ver 2010 Olympic Win­ter Games.

Victor Kraatz & Shae-Lynn Bourne skating at the 2002 Olympics

Vic­tor Kraatz & Shae-Lynn Bourne skat­ing at the 2002 Olympics

Swedish-speaking Olympic Guided Tours in Whistler

Jonas Sven­son is a Swede liv­ing in Van­cou­ver who has been pro­vid­ing tours of Whistler through Dis­cover Canada Tours for the past year. He has gen­er­ously offered to pro­vide tours in Swedish dur­ing the Olympics for groups of 22 or more!

Whistler, co-host of the 2010 Olympic Games, is only 2 hours from Van­cou­ver on the beau­ti­ful Sea to Sky High­way. Whistler is con­sis­tently ranked as the num­ber one ski resort in North Amer­ica and fea­tures two amaz­ing moun­tains with epic ski­ing and snow­board­ing conditions.

Whistler Games Cel­e­bra­tion Tour ($70)

This tour will enable you to expe­ri­ence the cel­e­bra­tions in the vil­lage, see the nightly fire­works, and party in the famous clubs. From morn­ing until night, there will be some­thing inspir­ing and engag­ing to see at every turn!

Tour High­lights
• Dur­ing the 2010 Games, there will be six dif­fer­ent Whistler Live! sites set up through­out the vil­lage fea­tur­ing exten­sive and inter­ac­tive arts and enter­tain­ment pro­gram­ming
• Nightly fire­works, ice shows and DJ’s
• Live broad­cast of Much Music at GLC
• Enjoy the free enter­tain­ment tak­ing place all day long, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Tour Includes
• Deluxe coach trans­porta­tion
• Expe­ri­enced and friendly tour guide
• Tour of Whistler Vil­lage
• Assis­tance with arrang­ing all activ­i­ties and get­ting to each event

Tour leaves from Hyatt Regency Hotel (beside Bur­rard Sky­Train Sta­tion) at 13:00 (meet at 12:45) with a 2nd pickup at Park Royal Mall at 13:30 (meet at 13:15). Tour arrives in Whistler at 16:00 and departs at Whistler at 24:00.

Whistler Games Ski/Ride Tour ($70)

90% of Whistler Black­comb will be open for skiing/riding dur­ing the Olympics, yet it is expected that the skier/rider traf­fic will be down sig­nif­i­cantly mak­ing this the best time to ski and ride at Whistler. Plus on select dates you can check out the Down­hill, Super G and Super Com­bined events from the on-mountain view­ing plat­forms! (refer to the notes below for details on this).

This tour is more than just trans­porta­tion; our expe­ri­enced guides will show you the best of Whistler and help arrange any activ­ity you wish to do.

Tour High­lights
• Ski / Ride at Whistler Black­comb Resort, one of the top resorts in North Amer­ica!
• Sight­see in Whistler Vil­lage
• Enjoy the free enter­tain­ment tak­ing place all day long, from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm

Tour Includes
• Deluxe coach trans­porta­tion
• Expe­ri­enced tour guide
• Tour of Whistler Vil­lage
• Dis­counts on lift tick­ets and all optional activ­i­ties
• Assis­tance with arrang­ing all activ­i­ties and get­ting to each event

Adult (19+)
Tour — $70; Tour + Adult 1-Day Lift Ticket — $135
Tour, Adult 1-Day Lift Ticket, + Adult Begin­ner Equip­ment Rental Set — $160
Tour, Adult 1-Day Lift Ticket, + Adult High Per­for­mance Equip­ment Rental Set — $170

Youth (13–18)
Tour — $65; Tour + Youth 1-Day Lift Ticket — $120
Tour, Youth 1-Day Lift Ticket, + Begin­ner Equip­ment Rental Set — $145
Tour, Youth 1-Day Lift Ticket, + High Per­for­mance Equip­ment Rental Set $155

Child (7–12)
Tour — $65; Tour + Child 1-Day Lift Ticket — $95
Tour, Child 1-Day Lift Ticket, + Child Equip­ment Rental Set — $115

Tour leaves from Hyatt Regency Hotel (beside Bur­rard Sky­Train Sta­tion) at 06:00 with a 2nd pickup at Park Royal Mall at 06:25. Tour arrives in Whistler at 09:00 and departs at Whistler at 17:30.

For more details, visit or con­tact Jonas Sven­son directly at or (604) 689‑8128

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Valentine’s Day Brunch!

Show just how spe­cial that “Spe­cial Some­one” is to you and treat them to a won­der­ful and deli­cious Valentine’s Day Brunch at the Scan­di­na­vian Centre!

Come and enjoy the speaker of the day at 12:00 noon — David Square, author of “When Fal­cons Fly”, the story of the Win­nipeg Fal­cons — win­ners of the first gold medal in hockey!


The cater­ing will be done by the local tal­ents The But­ler Did It. They will also be pro­vid­ing the cater­ing at the Cen­tre through­out the Olympics.


Entrée Rose­mary Chicken Penne
Soup Pea Soup with ham
Salad Mixed greens with spe­cial “The But­ler Did It” vinai­grette
Dessert Squares & cookies

Cost: $25.00 per per­son
Reser­va­tions are required by Feb­ru­ary 9th

Call Tina at (604) 520‑7078 or Eliz­a­beth at (604) 254‑4325


KroAften: DHS Club Night

Enjoy a fine selec­tion of open-faced sand­wiches, dessert, cof­fee and tea. Wash it down with Snaps and Carls­berg. By reser­va­tion only.

You must book and order your open-faced sand­wiches by the Tues­day of same week. This pop­u­lar event books up quickly so call early! Ask Ebba to add you to her email list to notify you of the sand­wich selec­tions the week before. Remem­ber no KroAften in December.

Meet around 6pm to get your meal tick­ets and table num­ber and enjoy a drink. Smor­re­brod is served at 7pm.


By reser­va­tion only — to reserve: Ebba Grey — Ph: (604) 990‑3550 or Email: