13th Annual European Festival May 29th, 2010

Euro­fest BC Soci­ety presents the Euro­pean Fes­ti­val on Sat­ur­day, May 29th, 2010!

Date: Sat­ur­day May 29, 2010
Time: 10am — 1am
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre
Cost: $7, FREE for chil­dren under 12
Con­tact: For infor­ma­tion call 1–866-749‑9208

Gates open at 10am — Open­ing Cer­e­mony 10:30am
Cul­tural dis­plays, Mar­ket­place & Children’s tent open until 6pm
Food booths & Beer Gar­den open until 8pm
Non-stop Stage Enter­tain­ment until 9pm

Come out and enjoy the fes­tiv­i­ties! There will be 15 hours of fam­ily fun to enjoy!


- Swirling flags and colour­ful eth­nic cos­tumes will high­light the Open­ing Cer­e­mony parade!
– Every­one can enjoy the non-stop stage per­for­mances on the big stage
– Coun­try rep­re­sen­ta­tives will share sto­ries at the 32 Cul­tural Dis­play booths
– Unique prod­ucts will be for sale in the Mar­ket­place Tent
– Treat your taste buds by sam­pling deli­cious inter­na­tional recipes in the Food Tent!
– The Beer Gar­den will be the per­fect spot for adults to relax with a brew while watch­ing the stage per­for­mances.
– Fin­ish off the evening by danc­ing up a storm inside the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre to the sounds of a live band!


Young­sters will delight in the arts & crafts and face-painting in the Children’s Tent and they will also have a great time doing acro­bat­ics in the Bouncy Cas­tle, climb­ing up the Swiss Rock Wall, and col­lect­ing coun­try stamps for their Fes­ti­val Passports!

For more infor­ma­tion check out the web­site: http://www.eurofestbc.ca

The Euro­fest BC Soci­ety and the Con­sulate Gen­eral of Ger­many in Van­cou­ver present Europe Day celebration!

Hardanger Embroidery for Beginners

Series of 6 weekly classes, begin­ning Sun­day April 25, 2010!

Nor­way Room, Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre
Start date: Sun­day April 25, 2010
When: 19:00 (7pm)
Cost: $30 + cost of materials

Con­tacts: Bea Jacon­sen, Instruc­tor, (604) 790‑3533 or Eva Lindzen, Cul­tural Direc­tor, (604) 581‑3376 or via email elindzen@nullshaw.ca

Munin Viking Ship Annual Pork Dinner Fundraiser

Built at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre and docked at the Mar­itime Museum in Kisti­lano, the Munin Viking Ship is a 40 ft won­der, tak­ing those who want to release their “inner Viking” on row­ing trips through False Creek and the Van­cou­ver harbour!

It takes energy, effort and fund­ing to keep this mar­velous ship afloat, that’s why we would love to have you attend the Munin Annual Pork Din­ner Fundraiser!

Date: Sun­day April 25, 2010
Time: Happy Hour at 4pm, din­ner at 5pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre
Cost: $25 adults, $10 under 12
Con­tact: >For tick­ets call Phyl­lis at (604) 939‑9521 or Eliz­a­beth at (604) 254‑4325

Spring Clean-Up

This is a great way to meet the other vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bottom!

Date: Sat­ur­day April 24, 2010
When: 8am — Pet­teri Mokko­nen Break­fast! Lunch pro­vided by Swe­den House to fol­low.
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre

Bring your rakes and rags! We always appre­ci­ate as much help as pos­si­ble and please let us know in advance if you will be com­ing so we can make sure to have enough food for everyone!

Thank you in advance!

Annual Flea Market

One person’s (hardly worn) trash is some­one else’s treasure!

The Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre is host­ing its Annual Flea Mar­ket! Bring all of your unwanted clothes in good con­di­tion to the Cen­tre dur­ing the week prior to the mar­ket and then come back and find your new favorite shirt, pants maybe even a purse or two on Sat­ur­day April 17th!

Date: Sat­ur­day April 17, 2010
Time: 11:00 — 15:00 (11 — 3pm)
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free

Finnish Afternoon Film: Letters to Father Jacob

Cana­dian Friends of Fin­land Sun­day After­noon Films presents:

Let­ters to Father Jacob (Pos­tia pappi Jaakobille)

Win­ner of the 2010 Annual Finnish Jussi Film Awards
for Best Film, Direc­tor, Actor and Music
and awards at three Inter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­vals in 2009

Let­ters to Father Jacob fol­lows two won­der­ful, mov­ing char­ac­ters each on their own unusual path. The two paths cross when Leila, who has recently been par­doned from a life-sentence for mur­der, goes to work as a per­sonal assis­tant for Father Jacob. Leila is only used to tak­ing care of her­self, and a job as an assis­tant to Father Jacob does not come easy. Two fully dif­fer­ent worlds get mixed unex­pect­edly, and the roles of a helper and a per­son in need for help turn around.

Klaus Härö fea­tures won­der­ful per­for­mances by Heikki Nou­si­ainen and Kaa­rina Hazard.

In Finnish with Eng­lish subtitles

Date: Sun­day April 11, 2010
Time: 14:00 (2pm)
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion by dona­tion. Refresh­ments served.