Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Scan­di­na­vian Impor­tance to the BC For­est Indus­try
Hen­rik Laursen has exten­sive expe­ri­ence with for­est prod­ucts and pro­vides his exper­tise and con­sult­ing in prod­uct and mar­ket devel­op­ment through his busi­ness, Dan­vik Mar­ket­ing Ser­vices.

The B.C. For­est Indus­try has a long his­to­ry with peo­ple from Scan­di­navia. This extends to Alber­ta as well, and fur­ther East. The indus­tries include: engi­neer­ing, ship­ping, log­ging and forestry to pulp and paper and, of course, also sawmilling. Be it Port Hardy to Vic­to­ria, Nanaimo to Port Alberni, or Gold Riv­er up to Tah­sis, there is a lot of his­to­ry involv­ing Scan­di­na­vians on Van­cou­ver Island. Same for the Low­er Main­land, extend­ing up to MacKen­zie and beyond.

A book was writ­ten years ago, titled: “Bull of the Woods.” Fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing, with many, let’s say, very colour­ful char­ac­ters. Some of them will be men­tioned in the pre­sen­ta­tion.

The cur­rent indus­try has sub­stan­tial­ly changed from many com­pa­nies on the Coast to essen­tial­ly only a hand­ful of play­ers. As most know, we have an on-going ‘war’ with the US over soft­wood lum­ber, as will be men­tioned in the pre­sen­ta­tion. This ‘war-fare’ extends all the way back to the late 1800’s. It may seem like we are ‘Out-of-the-Woods’, but not quite yet.

Date: Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 12, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: Dan­ish open-face sand­wich­es
Dessert:Coffee, tea and cook­ies
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by the Mon­day before: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Glenn Sig­urd­son — Medi­a­tor, Lawyer, Hon­orary Con­sul Gen­er­al for Ice­land

“Prag­mat­ics of Doing Busi­ness with Indige­nous Com­mu­ni­ties and Peo­ple”

Glenn Sig­urd­son has been known as a medi­a­tor, nego­tia­tor, lawyer, facil­i­ta­tor, adju­di­ca­tor, econ­o­mist, teacher, writer, but now all of these influ­ences have meld­ed and today he states, “I lead with­out own­ing” “work­ing in the space between”. Much of his work is with­in and among com­pa­nies, com­mu­ni­ties, civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions, and gov­ern­ments in the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, build­ing part­ner­ships and resolv­ing dif­fer­ences. My role is to deliv­er a spe­cial kind of lead­er­ship as the “man in the mid­dle”. Today many would describe this as the work of a Social Inno­va­tor.

A cor­ner­stone of this talk will be on the prag­mat­ics of doing busi­ness with Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties and peo­ple. Placed in his­tor­i­cal and cur­rent con­text, from the Fur trade, our fam­i­ly busi­ness for over a cen­tu­ry on Lake Win­nipeg, and my years of work­ing as a pro­fes­sion­al between large and small com­pa­nies and com­mu­ni­ties. This is the lifeblood of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, a word that is com­ing to “the Main Stream”. The last decade how­ev­er, it is part of a much larg­er sto­ry, of iden­ti­ty and diver­si­ty, and plac­ing it in that big frame is impor­tant.

Glenn is also author of Vikings on a Prairie Ocean in which he blends per­son­al mem­oir, fam­i­ly his­to­ry and Ice­landic lore in a unique and wide-rang­ing auto­bi­og­ra­phy.

Date: Wednes­day, June 13, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: BBQ by Vera’s Burg­er Shack. All you can eat Vera Burg­ers — Hot Dogs — Veg­gie Burg­ers + 2 Sal­ad Options
Dessert:Coffee, tea and cook­ies

8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by the Mon­day before: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Chewters Choco­lates — Wade Pugh, Part­ner & VP Man­u­fac­tur­ing

Wade Pugh is Man­ag­er Part­ner and VP Man­u­fac­tur­ing for Chewters Choco­lates. Chewters spe­cial­ize in one-shot deposit­ing and high-speed wrap­ping, includ­ing nut but­ter cups, bars, squares, filled choco­lates, bark bites and much more. Chewters 55,000 square foot facil­i­ty, locat­ed in Delta, BC, pro­duces many of the choco­late prod­ucts you see in your local stores and in the hos­pi­tal­i­ty indus­try.

If you’ve stayed at Las Vegas’s Bel­la­gio, Wynn or Cae­sars Palace hotels, or recent­ly cruised with Roy­al Caribbean or Celebri­ty cruise lines, chances are you’ve got more than a pass­ing acquain­tance with Wade Pugh and Chewters Choco­lates. Chewters makes pil­low choco­lates or “turn­downs” — those lit­tle com­pli­men­ta­ry treats left on hotel beds.

“There’s some­thing roman­tic about it when you’re cre­at­ing choco­late from scratch,” said Pugh, who is also a lead­ing sup­pli­er to the Cana­di­an hos­pi­tal­i­ty indus­try.

Found­ed in 1984, Chewters Choco­lates pur­chased Dynam­ic Choco­lates in 2015, com­bin­ing its choco­late exper­tise with Dynamic’s man­u­fac­tur­ing capa­bil­i­ties. Since 2015, under the lead­er­ship of CEO Richard Foley, Chewters has imple­ment­ed cap­i­tal improve­ments, train­ing pro­grams, new team mem­bers and new process­es result­ing in improve­ments in pro­duc­tiv­i­ty, qual­i­ty and effi­cien­cy.

Date: Wednes­day, May 9, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: Din­ner
Starter:  Her­ring and Salmon on mini rye breads
Main Course:  Pork Roast
Dessert: Fruit Sal­ad with whip­ping cream, cook­ies, tea & cof­fee
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by the Mon­day before: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Susan Cartwright-Coates: Cartwright Jew­el­ers – 85 Years Strong

My grand­fa­ther always said, “if you can see over the counter you were old enough to work”. That was the start of a career and a pas­sion. I am a third-gen­er­a­tion jew­el­er as my grand­fa­ther, James Cartwright start­ed the busi­ness in 1933, my father, Don Cartwright fol­lowed in his foot­steps. In 1985 I joined the fam­i­ly busi­ness and have in turn tak­en it over. This year we cel­e­brat­ed our 85th year in busi­ness. My phi­los­o­phy is “Always give back to the com­mu­ni­ty for they are the ones who are sup­port­ing you.”

Excel­lent cus­tomer ser­vice has been and will always be the cor­ner­stone of our fam­i­ly busi­ness, com­bined with con­sis­tent top-qual­i­ty crafts­man­ship and design. This is the rea­son for the con­tin­ued suc­cess of our jew­ellery store. As a third-gen­er­a­tion busi­ness it is tru­ly an hon­our to serve cus­tomers who dealt with my father or grand­fa­ther and to help their chil­dren and their children’s chil­dren.

Susan has been hap­pi­ly mar­ried to Bri­an for 25 years. Susan’s daugh­ter Chelsea runs Cartwright Jew­el­ers E-mails, all social media; Face­book, Insta­gram, and Twit­ter. Susan is the very proud Grand­moth­er of 4 lit­tle munchkin’s, and anoth­er one on the way in August. Life is good!

Date: Wednes­day, April 11, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: Din­ner
Starter:  Mush­room soups
Main Course:  Dan­ish open-face sand­wich­es (includ­ing her­ring and mini rye breads)
Dessert: Choco­late mousse, cook­ies, tea & cof­fee
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by Mon­day April 9: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Con­sul Gen­er­al Mr. Gunn Kim of the Repub­lic of Korea in Van­cou­ver

Con­sul Gen­er­al Gunn Kim joined the Min­istry of For­eign Affairs in 1989 after pass­ing the High Diplo­mat­ic Ser­vice Exam­i­na­tion. He has served in the Kore­an Embassy in Wash­ing­ton, D.C (U.S.A), Abid­jan (Repub­lic of Côte d’Ivoire), Bei­jing (Chi­na), and Jakar­ta (Indone­sia). Before com­ing to Van­cou­ver as Con­sul Gen­er­al in 2016, he was the Direc­tor-Gen­er­al and Ambas­sador for North Kore­an Nuclear Affairs. He received his B.A. in Polit­i­cal Sci­ence from Seoul Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty and his M.A. in Polit­i­cal Sci­ence from the State Uni­ver­si­ty of New York at Buf­fa­lo. He is mar­ried with two sons.

Date: Wednes­day, March 14, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: Din­ner
Starter:  Her­ring and salmon on mini rye breads
Main Course:  Frikadeller (Dan­ish meat­balls)
Dessert: Cake, cook­ies, tea & cof­fee
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by Mon­day Mar 12: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner and AGM

An Evening of Joke­sters and AGM:
Simon King head­lines an amaz­ing group of Van­cou­ver comedic tal­ent!

Date: Wednes­day, Feb­ru­ary 14, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 7.30: AGM for Mem­bers
7.30–8.30  DINNER AND LAUGHS
Starter:  Aspara­gus soup
Main Course:  Dan­ish Open-faced Sand­wich­es (includ­ing her­ring)
Dessert: Rum Cake, tea & cof­fee
8:30 – 9.30pm:  MORE LAUGHS includ­ing open mic

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by Mon­day Feb 12: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Glenn Sig­urd­son — Medi­a­tor, Lawyer, Hon­orary Con­sul Gen­er­al for Ice­land

“Prag­mat­ics of Doing Busi­ness with Indige­nous Com­mu­ni­ties and Peo­ple”

Glenn Sig­urd­son has been known as a medi­a­tor, nego­tia­tor, lawyer, facil­i­ta­tor, adju­di­ca­tor, econ­o­mist, teacher, writer, but now all of these influ­ences have meld­ed and today he states, “I lead with­out own­ing” “work­ing in the space between”. Much of his work is with­in and among com­pa­nies, com­mu­ni­ties, civ­il soci­ety orga­ni­za­tions, and gov­ern­ments in the pub­lic and pri­vate sec­tors, build­ing part­ner­ships and resolv­ing dif­fer­ences. My role is to deliv­er a spe­cial kind of lead­er­ship as the “man in the mid­dle”. Today many would describe this as the work of a Social Inno­va­tor.

A cor­ner­stone of this talk will be on the prag­mat­ics of doing busi­ness with Indige­nous com­mu­ni­ties and peo­ple. Placed in his­tor­i­cal and cur­rent con­text, from the Fur trade, our fam­i­ly busi­ness for over a cen­tu­ry on Lake Win­nipeg, and my years of work­ing as a pro­fes­sion­al between large and small com­pa­nies and com­mu­ni­ties. This is the lifeblood of rec­on­cil­i­a­tion, a word that is com­ing to “the Main Stream”. The last decade how­ev­er, it is part of a much larg­er sto­ry, of iden­ti­ty and diver­si­ty, and plac­ing it in that big frame is impor­tant.

Glenn is also author of Vikings on a Prairie Ocean in which he blends per­son­al mem­oir, fam­i­ly his­to­ry and Ice­landic lore in a unique and wide-rang­ing auto­bi­og­ra­phy.

Date: Wednes­day, June 13, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: BBQ by Vera’s Burg­er Shack. All you can eat Vera Burg­ers — Hot Dogs — Veg­gie Burg­ers + 2 Sal­ad Options
Dessert:Coffee, tea and cook­ies

8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by the Mon­day before: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

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