Sweden House Society

SwedenThe Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) is the hub of the Swedish com­mu­nity in the Lower Main­land. To the many Swedes liv­ing in and around Van­cou­ver, the SHS and the many dif­fer­ent orga­ni­za­tions that belong to the Swe­den House Soci­ety is their con­nec­tion to main­tain­ing Swedish tra­di­tions, mak­ing life­long Swedish friends and keep­ing up with their roots. Cel­e­brat­ing many events and tra­di­tions through­out the year, the SHS is the place for you to get your Swede on!

Join in the Fun!

To take part in the Swedish com­mu­nity in British Colum­bia all you have to do is become a mem­ber of any one of the Swedish mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions that belong to SHS.

Välkom­men!

 

Descriptive Survey of Expat Swedes

The inter­na­tional organ­i­sa­tion “Swedes World­wide” (SVIV) is the offi­cial rep­re­sen­ta­tive of expat Swedes. It con­ducts advo­cacy and lob­by­ing through con­tacts with par­lia­men­tary par­ties, author­i­ties, orga­ni­za­tions, media and other influ­encers. SVIV mon­i­tors your inter­ests and issues, such as the pass­port pro­cess­ing, cit­i­zen­ship, tax­a­tion, vot­ing, etc.

Cur­rently, SVIV is under­tak­ing a large sur­vey of the ca 550,000 expat Swedes around the world. …

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Carina Spencer takes over as the new chair for Sweden House Society

Carina Spencer takes over as the new chair for Sweden House Society

The Swe­den House Soci­ety of the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (SCCS) in Burnarby had its annual gen­eral meet­ing on March 17th, 2015. As usual, the AGM included nom­i­nat­ing and vot­ing in a new board. The act­ing chair Lena Normén-Younger and vice chair Anna-Carin Törn­qvist stepped down. Carina Spencer was voted in as the new SHS chair, with Yvonne Spence as the …

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SHS Presents New Culinary & Trade Awards

SHS is proud to announce two new scholarships:

The SHS Trade Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Colum­bia appren­tice with the cost of his/her appren­tice­ship in of the fol­low­ing indus­tries: con­struc­tion, trans­porta­tion, mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal. Value: $1,000 CDN. Dead­line April 30, 2015. The SHS Culi­nary Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a…

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The 16th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

The 16th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 26, 2014 Time: 7pm to 1am Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Cost: $50.00, pre­sale $45 by send­ing in cheque to SWEA, c/o Lena Normen-Younger, 105‑2025 West Broad­way, Van­cou­ver BC  V6J 1Z6 or sendind an elec­tronic trans­fer with interac to sweavancouver@nullgmail.com. Last date to get the lower price of $45 is Sep­tem­ber 20, 2014 (cheque must have been posted …

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Sweden House Society awards the 2014 Karl Ståhl Scholarship to Sebastian Gitt & Hanna McFarlane

Sweden House Society awards the 2014 Karl Ståhl Scholarship to Sebastian Gitt & Hanna McFarlane

Van­cou­ver, BC – May 28, 2014

The Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) is pleased to announce the 2014 recip­i­ents of the Karl Ståhl Schol­ar­ship, Mr. Sebas­t­ian Gitt & Ms. Hanna McFarlane.

Mr. Gitt is cur­rently fin­ish­ing his high school stud­ies at Sey­cove Sec­ondary School in North Van­cou­ver. In 2013, he was awarded an Out­stand­ing Scholar Award at his school by hav­ing …

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Calling all Swedish Chefs CANCELLED

Calling all Swedish Chefs CANCELLED

This series has been CANCELLED.

The Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety is proud to sup­port Swedish Cook­ing Course #4. Three vol­un­teer chefs are needed to teach a class on one of the fol­low­ing dates:

Dates: Tues­days, April 15, 22, 29, May 20, 27, June 3.  Please note: No classes May 6 or 13. Time: 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity …

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