Nordic Spirit 2013: To Canada With Hope

2013 Nordic SpiritA fes­ti­val of pho­tos, talks, and activ­i­ties depict­ing Nordic immi­grant life in North Amer­ica, to 1960

Open­ing recep­tion, Sat­ur­day 11:30 am with Sheila Wright, songstress
Viking Age Archae­ol­ogy, Sat­ur­day, 7:30 pm Illus­trated talk by Christina Reid

Date: Sat­ur­day, April 13 to Sun­day, April 14, 2013
Time: 10am to 4pm, and Sat­ur­day evening at 7pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free, except for spe­cific work­shops
Con­tacts: Car­olyn Thauberger 778–329-6964  or; Judith Ander­son,

Nordic Spirit 2013 Talks

Sat­ur­day April 13, 2013 Our Norse Her­itage
1:00 Jeremy Smith, Norse Mythol­ogy and Nordic Val­ues
2:00 Sheila Wright and lyre: Scan­di­na­vian Medieval Bal­lads
3:00 Terry Karlsen, ship­wright: Norse Ship Build­ing
2:00–3:00 Car­olyn Thauberger, Children’s her­itage games and activities

Sat­ur­day Evening
7:00 pm Christina Reid, Swedish archae­ol­o­gist:
Viking Archae­ol­ogy (by donation)

Sun­day April 14, 2013 Nordic Thought and Design
1:00 — John Stu­art, Restor­ing Nordic Design for Your Home
2:00 — Poul Erik Ras­mussen, With Albert Schweitzer in Africa: Rev­er­ence for Life
3:00 – to be announced


Spring Clean-Up

Spring CleanupThis is a great way to meet the other vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom! 60 par­tic­i­pants is the num­ber to beat — that’s how many showed up last fall!

Date: Sat­ur­day April 6, 2013
When: 8:30am — 3pm. Finnish War Vets serve  Break­fast.  Lunch pro­vided by Dan­ish House to fol­low.
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: Please let us know in advance if you will be com­ing and if you will be join­ing us for break­fast and/or lunch. Phone 604–294-2777 or

Bring rakes, leaf blow­ers, buck­ets & rags, even vac­u­ums. Indoor & out­door jobs for all ages Rain or shine We always appre­ci­ate as much help as possible.

Thank you in advance!

CANCELLED — Scandinavian mini-concert and dance

Har­ald Hau­gaard will not be able to be with us. This will be a reg­u­lar Wednes­day evening of Scan­di­na­vian dancing.

Date: Wednes­day, March 27, 2012
Time: 7pm to 10pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Price: Free to club mem­bers; drop-in fee $5.

Pre­sented by Scan­di­na­vian Dancers of Vancouver.

Norwegian House Society AGM

Date: Wednes­day, March 27, 2013
Time: 7pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre

Midsummer meeting

Date: Mon­day, March 25, 2013
Time: 7 pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre

Come and join the plan­ning meeting.

Farewell Party for the Swedish Consul

Swe­den House is host­ing a farewell party for our depart­ing con­sul Anders Neu­muller and his wife Hamida, for­mer edi­tors of Swedish Press and Scan­di­na­vian Press.

Date: Sat­ur­day, March 23, 2013
Time: 6 pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Tick­ets $30.00
Con­tact: RSVP to Yvonne Spence or call 604–980-8866. Send a cheque payable to the Swe­den House soci­ety for $30.00 per per­son to:

Yvonne Spence
647 St Andrews Avenue
North Van­cou­ver, BC, V7L 4M2

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