The 16th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

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Time for cray­fish! Tra­di­tion­ally,  a Swedish cray­fish party takes place in the end of the sum­mer. Cray­fish par­ties have spread to all the Nordic coun­tries and are gen­er­ally held dur­ing August. Thistra­di­tion was started because cray­fish har­vest­ing in Swe­den was, for most of the 20th cen­tury, legally lim­ited to late sum­mer. Since the sum­mer lasts longer in BC than in Swe­den, thys year’s party will take place on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 28.  Since the Swedish cray­fish became extinct, Swedes all over the world rely on IKEA and China to deliver these yummy and deli­cious shell fish for our some­times rowdy parties.

It is the 16th time the Swedish Women’s Edu­ca­tional Asso­ci­a­tion arranges a true cray­fish party with all the cus­tom­ary party acces­sories that are oblig­a­tory. These con­si­tute of com­i­cal paper hats, paper table­cloths, paper lanterns (often depict­ing the Man in the Moon), and bibs. A cheer­ful atmos­phere pre­vails amid noisy eat­ing and tra­di­tional drink­ing songs (printed in a lit­tle book­let in Eng­lish so that every­one can take part). It is con­sid­ered cus­tom­ary to suck the juice out of the cray­fish before shelling it. Don’t worry, we will show you how it is done!

Sim­i­lar to last year, SWEA part­ners with the Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety in organ­is­ing the salti­est event of the year. The tick­ets include a three course meal  with entern­tain­ment dur­ing din­ner, and danc­ing to Swedish music after. Babysit­ting can be arranged if required (let us know when you sign up so that we can organ­ise this). Only 60 tick­ets will be sold, so pur­chase your ticket early!

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 moc.liamgnull@revuocnavaews. Last date to get the lower price of $45 is Sep­tem­ber 20, 2014 (cheque must have been posted by this date).
Con­tact: Lena N-Y at 604–838-5362

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More infor­ma­tion at sweavancouver.org 604 838‑5362.

All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Vancouver.

Iceland’s Independence Day Celebration

Come and cel­e­brate Iceland’s national day. BBQ, ham­burg­ers and hot dogs, sal­ads. Bring all the chil­dren: lots of grass and room to run. Bring the grand­par­ents, moms & dads, rel­a­tives, every­one old and young and in-between. Singsong.

Date: Tues­day, June 17, 2014
Time: 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: Jana Hel­ga­son and let her know if you are com­ing so we can plan how much food we need. 604–590-3898 ac.wahsnull@nosagleho

Celebrating the Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Margarethe II

Dance the night away to the golden sounds of The Sil­ver Stars. With din­ner fea­tur­ing Salad, Chicken Cor­don Bleu, Dessert and Coffee.

Date: Sat­ur­day, April 19, 2014
Time: Bar opens 5.30, Din­ner served at 6.30
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Tick­ets $45 per per­son.
Con­tact: For Reser­va­tions call Solvejg at 604–951-4842. Please mail your cheque payable to Dan­ish House soci­ety to Solvejg Nielsen, 8540 Sun­bury Place, Delta, BC, V4C 3Y7.

Orga­nized by the Royal Dan­ish Guards Asso­ci­a­tion and the Dan­ish House Society.

Finnish-Canadian Fish & Game Club 50th Anniversary Dinner

Din­ner By Marita’s Cater­ing, Guest Speakers.

Date: Sat­ur­day, April 5, 2014
Time: 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Tick­ets $35.00
Con­tact: Order your tick­ets from Toivo Monkko­nen ac.wahsnull@mipot 604–524-3258; Markus Haukka moc.emnull@akkuahm 778–386-4693

S.O.N. Viking Lodge 81 — 50th Anniversary Dinner

50th Anniver­sary S.O.N VIKING LODGE 81 - 1964 – 2014
Din­ner catered by Kate Praegel; Music by Ed Wahl

Date: Sun­day March 30, 2014
Time: Doors open 4.30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $35
Con­tact: Tick­ets from Jytte Kaland 604–581-8791 or Marg Kirse­bom 604–535-4985

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