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!

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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!

 

Scholarship recipients of Sweden House Society 2015

Scholarship recipients of Sweden House Society 2015

The Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) is pleased to announce the recipients of the SHS scholarships of 2015!.

The 2015 recip­i­ent of the Karl Ståhl Schol­ar­ship is Ms. Lauren Dobishok, who is graduating grade 12 of Maple Ridge Secondary today. Ms, Dobishok was chosen as the most distinguished applicant due to her very strong application and grades. She also impressed with her extensive volunteering experience, especially through …

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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. The aim is …

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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 co-chair. Carina …

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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 British Columbia culinary…

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The Centre is Getting A Royal Treat!

The Centre is Getting A Royal Treat!

Sweden House Society is honoured to announce that as part of their royal visit to Vancouver during the 2010 Winter Games, the King and Queen of Sweden – Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia Bernadotte – will be coming for a visit to the Scandinavian Community Centre!

On Thursday February 25th, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia will be attending a …

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