Nor­we­gian con­ver­sa­tion and cof­fee Sun­days. . Every­one is wel­come but no Eng­lish will be spoken.

Date: Sun­days, May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2011
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Nor­way Room
Con­tact: Eva Lindzen (604) 581‑3376 elindzen@shaw.ca to con­firm date/time and to be kept informed of any changes.

14th Annual European Festival

Don’t miss this fun fam­ily fes­ti­val! Eat eth­nic foods, watch enter­tain­ment from all cor­ners of Europe and find trea­sures at the 32 cul­tural booths!

Date: Sat­ur­day May 28, 2011
Time: Gates open at 10am — Open­ing Cer­e­mony 10.30am
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion $7, Chil­dren under 12 years FREE
Mar­ket­place booths: Con­tact: Juli­enne Ignace jia3@sfu.ca 604–369-2259

Cul­tural dis­plays, Mar­ket­place & Children’s tent open until 6pm
Food booths & Beer Gar­den open until 8pm
Non-stop Stage Enter­tain­ment until 9pm

Visit us on the web www.eurofestbcsociety.com

Scandinavian Midsummer Festival

2009 Midsummer_RTomStudiosIt’s that time of year again — everyone’s favorite fes­ti­val at the Scan­di­na­vian Centre!

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 18 — Sun­day June 19, 2011
Time: Sat: 10am — 12am, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $8 per day; chil­dren under 12 free
Con­tact:  Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre office (604) 294‑2777

Mar­ket Place, Cul­tural Dis­plays, Scan­di­na­vian food, Viking Vil­lage & Volvos. Rais­ing the May Pole (Sat­ur­day), Abra Cadabra (Sat­ur­day; $25 for reserved seat­ing includes fes­ti­val admis­sion), Mid­sum­mer Raf­fle (Ice­landAir ticket draw at 4 pm Sun­day), Father’s Day Brunch (Sun­day), Wife Car­ry­ing Con­test (Sunday).

For details about the fes­ti­val visit: scandinaviancentre.org/midsummer/

Call to Crafters — Midsummer Festival Craft Fair

Craft vendor display at Midsummer FestivalThe Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val is look­ing for High Qual­ity Crafters for our Craft Fair
June 18th and 19th, 2011.

The dead­line for appli­ca­tions has past, but you may con­tact the office to see if there is still space

The Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val, in its 16th year, attracts thou­sands of vis­i­tors. We are now look­ing for crafters who can offer us some­thing spe­cial and excit­ing, be it tra­di­tional crafts with an inno­v­a­tive twist of some­thing cul­tur­ally relevant.

We offer you a table at our fes­ti­val for TWO days for just $75+HST.  The fes­ti­val will be adver­tised on JRfm Radio, in the Van­cou­ver Sun and The Province as well as in local news­pa­pers and last year the fes­ti­val appeared on sev­eral tele­vi­sion news­casts. The fun and crazy wife-carrying con­test always draws a lot of atten­tion along with con­tin­u­ous enter­tain­ment all weekend.

Dur­ing the Craft Fair there will be:

  • Con­tin­u­ous on-stage entertainment
  • Children’s games
  • An authen­tic Viking Vil­lage (the Vikings actu­ally camp out all weekend!)
  • The rais­ing of and danc­ing around the tra­di­tional May Pole
  • Cul­tural displays
  • Scan­di­na­vian food

On Sat­ur­day night North America’s #1 ABBA trib­ute band, Abra Cadabra will per­form.  Sun­day morn­ing will bring a Father’s Day Break­fast. The Fes­ti­val will close with the Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val Lot­tery with a grand prize of two return air­fares to any city in Scan­di­navia or your choice, donated by Ice­landAir (value of $6,090), and the ever so pop­u­lar wife Car­ry­ing Contest.

If you would like to par­tic­i­pate at the Craft Fair, please send us the following:

  • Your Resume
  • 3 pho­tographs of the kinds of crafts you are selling
  • Appli­ca­tion for the Craft Market
  • Par­tic­i­pa­tion Agreement
  • Cheque dated for April 30th, 2011

Down­load the 2011 Craft table Appli­ca­tion and Par­tic­i­pa­tion Agree­ment:
MS Word doc / PDF For­mat

Finn Fun Family Camp

Come and spend a fun filled day of games and crafts!

Date: Sat­ur­day, May 14, 2011
Time: 11 am to 7 pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: Selja Nyberg info@finnfun.org
Price: $40/two peo­ple; $60/3–5 peo­ple; $20/extra peo­ple; Price includes lunch, snack and “makkaranpaisto”.

Reg­is­ter and pay by May 8th. Include:

names of attend­ing par­ents,
names and ages of chil­dren,
your e-mail address,
phone #
cheque (payable to Finn­Fun school)

Send reg­is­tra­tion info and cheque to:

Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre, Attn: Finn­Fun
6540 Thomas Street
Burn­aby, BC  V5B 4P9

Have a look at the Finn Fun Flyer!

NHS National Day Celebration

Come cel­e­brate Nor­we­gian National Day — 17ende mai, 2011 — with Nor­we­gian House Society’s 16th Annual Dinner.

Dance with live band “Gaslight”

Date: Tues­day, May 17, 2001
Time: Cock­tail hour 6pm; din­ner 7pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Tick­ets $35
Con­tact: Mar­sha 604 929‑3972

See the event flyer.

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