Runeberg Study Group

An infor­mal Eng­lish lan­guage, small group dis­cus­sion about Fin­land ’s National Poet and some of his poetry & other lit­er­ary works.

Date: Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 29, 2010 & Wednes­day, Octo­ber 27, 2010;
Time: 2–4 pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free
Con­tact: Bob Poutt (604) 255‑5392, Dianne Kil­back (604) 294‑3715,

Varden Lodge Full Day Bridge Tournament

A fundraiser for the Sons of Nor­way Var­den Lodge! Bring your friends!

Date: Thurs­day Sep­tem­ber 23, 2010
Cof­fee, Muffins and Reg­is­tra­tion Starts: 9am
Play Starts: 9:30am

Reg­is­tra­tion includes a deli­cious lun­cheon at noon — to reg­is­ter, please con­tact Vivian or Helen (604) 521‑6714

Canadian Friends of Finland — AGM and Afternoon Movie!


When: Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 19, 2010 at 1pm
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre, Burn­aby
Cost: FREE
Con­tact: Dianne Kil­back (604) 294‑3715,

Please attend and pro­vide your input and suggestions.


Fol­low­ing the meet­ing, stay for cof­fee and the 2007 film, Sooloilua (Play­ing Solo).

A roman­tic com­edy and the debut film
of the Finnish direc­tor Lauri Nurkse and
based on the novel of Katja Kallio.
(In Finnish with Eng­lish subtitles)

Scandinavian Club Night — SILENT AUCTION

Enter­tain­ment and food for every­body! Every­one wel­come, no admis­sion, no RSVP! Just show up and enjoy!

This month is a SILENT AUCTION! Fundrais­ing for FinnWest 2011!

Lots of items to bid on, bid­ding time is between 6:30pm — 8:30pm.

Date: Fri­day Sept 17, 2010
Time: Bar opens at 6.30 pm — Food served at 7pm ($7 per plate)!
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Fire­side Lounge
Cost: Free

Scandinavian Dancers — Weekly Dancing

Fun, friendly cou­ple danc­ing for all ages! Both cou­ples and sin­gles wel­come. We enjoy the music and folk dances (set dances and cou­ple dances) of Den­mark, Fin­land, Ice­land, Nor­way and Swe­den. Come join our fun and friendly atmos­phere! New mem­bers welcome!

20080910_SandiNelsi_Dopiro_aDSC_0368Reg­u­lar Dancing

When: Wednes­day evenings Sep­tem­ber — April, Start Date: Wednes­day Sep­tem­ber 15, 2010
Time: 7:30 — 10pm
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre — Ban­quet Hall (except 2nd Wednes­day of the month at Vic­to­ria Drive Hall)

Cost: Mem­ber­ship fee includes all reg­u­lar dance evenings; or drop-in fee $5.
Con­tact: Judith Ander­son, Pres­i­dent (604) 526‑4722; Lise Shearer (604) 926‑0293

Begin­ner Classes

Come learn the basics — waltz, polka, schot­tis, hambo, pol­ska and oth­ers!
Reg­is­tra­tion required — Cou­ples and sin­gles are welcome.

When: 9 ses­sions — Wednes­days — Next start date: Sep­tem­ber 29, 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

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Come and See the Life of a Real Viking Ship

Come and see videos show­ing the viking ship Frey­dis Joanna being built in Roskilde, Den­mark, her launch and her trip across to Canada to her home in Alberta.

Light snacks and refresh­ments will be avail­able through­out the day.

Date: Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 11, 2010
Time: 11am
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre

Spon­sored by the Dan­ish Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre of BC and the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Society

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