Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Jonas Albeck

A Landman’s His­tory of Oil & Gas in Canada and some Cur­rent Issues, Nation­ally and Internationally

Date: Wednes­day Sep­tem­ber 9, 2015
Time: Bar opens 6pm, din­ner served at 7pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre
Cost: Mem­bers $30, guests $35
Con­tact: To reserve or to attend as a guest con­tact Susan Lil­holt, tele­phone: (604) 948‑8010 or Jan Nordin (604) 551‑7512.

For more infor­ma­tion, please see His­tory of Oil Gas in Canada

Also visit us the web­site at

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

BbyMtnGolfCourse3rd Annual Fundraiser Golf Tour­na­ment! To pro­mote youth and sports within the com­mu­nity. For­mat: Texas Scram­ble (Best Ball). Lim­ited to the first 40 fully paid reg­is­tered golfers.
Buf­fet Din­ner, cash bar, silent auction.

Date: Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 18, 2015
Time: Reg­is­tra­tion 11am; first tee-off at noon, fol­lowed by 9-minute tee-off inter­vals; last tee-off 1:17. Buf­fet din­ner 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Burn­aby Moun­tain Golf Course
Cost: Reg­is­ter on this reg­is­tra­tion form and sub­mit with pay­ment. All fees must be fully paid by August 23rd, 2015 Fees are:

Golf, ½ power cart and buf­fet din­ner $129.50

Golf and buf­fet din­ner $114.00

Golf only $ 81.00

Buf­fet din­ner only $ 33.00 — non-golfers are wel­come to attend the buf­fet dinner

Con­tact: Robert Oberg at, phone: Robert Oberg at 604–460-6637; or Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre 604–294-2777

Please see the BUFFET MENU for Sept 18th Golf Tournament


KroAften, Dan­ish House Society’s Club Night BY RESERVATION ONLY

Date: July 3, 2015
Time: Bar opens 6 pm. Smør­re­brod is served at 7pm
Con­tact: Ebba Grey 604–990-3550 or by
Dan­ish House Society’s Club Night

Meet 6’ish to get your meal tick­ets and table num­ber and enjoy a drink. Smør­re­brod is served at 7 pm. To reserve: Ebba Grey 604–990-3550 or email You MUST BOOK and order your open faced sand­wiches by the Mon­day 6pm of the same week. This pop­u­lar event books up quickly so call early!

Enjoy a fine selec­tion of open faced sand­wiches, dessert, cof­fee and tea. Wash down with Snaps and Carlsberg.

Bridge Tournament

Var­den Lodge, Sons of Nor­way, are hold­ing a Part­ner Con­tract Bridge Tour­na­ment.

Date: Thurs­day, June 25, 2015

9am -  Cof­fee, muffins and registration

10am -  Play Bridge — five rounds

1pm — Hot lunch will be served

2pm -  Bridge con­tin­ues with five more rounds

Cost: $20 per per­son
Con­tact: Vivian or Helen 604 521‑6714
All cash prizes.

Money raised to be used for edu­ca­tional grants and var­i­ous sports activ­i­ties. Every­one welcome.

SHS Legacy Donations

Dona­tions once gave life to Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS). With­out fund­ing from kind, giv­ing mem­bers of the Swedish com­mu­nity, the SHS board would not have been able to carry out its mis­sions through the many years it has existed. Upkeep of the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre and schol­ar­ships in the Scan­di­na­vian com­mu­nity in BC would not be Swedish to the wide extent they are now.

SHS is a part owner of the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in Burn­aby. It is our respon­si­bil­ity to pro­vide a sta­ble finan­cial plat­form to main­tain the Cen­tre and keep it alive. Despite main­tain cur­rent activ­i­ties, the SHS board works hard on devel­op­ing a future vision, which include sev­eral new excit­ing projects with fund­ing require­ments. Among these are a num­ber of poten­tial future sce­nar­ios, includ­ing a sport­ing facil­ity, a school build­ing, a new play­ground, and an over­all strat­egy to max­i­mize the use of the large piece of land the Cen­tre is sit­u­ated on.

All future plans are designed to include more young peo­ple and fam­i­lies in the Cen­tre activ­i­ties, while at the same time pro­tect the iden­tity of the Cen­tre as a social place for our senior mem­bers. We want every per­son in the Lower Main­land with a Swedish con­nec­tion to have another home away from home.

Why me? I can only donate a small sum?

Bequests are arranged by liv­ing peo­ple who are mak­ing a pow­er­ful state­ment today about their Swedish iden­tity and inter­est. A bequest to SHS through your will may be the most impor­tant gift you will ever cre­ate and give you a great feel­ing of satisfaction.

Bequests are not just for wealthy peo­ple. Maybe you think that your small dona­tion will not make a dif­fer­ence, but it will. Dona­tions come in all sizes, and they all mat­ter. Over the years, a bequest of a few hun­dred or a few thou­sand dol­lars is going to have a large impact. A few per­cent of an estate may not sound like a lot, but if that donor has a house, a car and some retire­ment sav­ings, the bequest that the donor felt was too small to mat­ter could be quite significant.

What will my money be used for?

Dona­tions are made through wills and revo­ca­ble trusts can be directed to our per­ma­nent endow­ment fund, admin­is­tered by the Van­cou­ver Foun­da­tion. The endow­ment is a par­tic­u­larly effec­tive way to leave a last­ing legacy, since the earn­ings accrued on your dona­tion will sup­port Swe­den House Soci­ety and the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in per­pe­tu­ity. Our endow­ment is cur­rently used for schol­ar­ships sup­port­ing stu­dents under­go­ing post-secondary edu­ca­tion, but this could change with more donations.

You may make your gift in your own name, or you may memo­ri­al­ize a loved one with your con­tri­bu­tion. Your bequest may be unre­stricted — to be used at the dis­cre­tion of the board of Swe­den House Soci­ety — or you may des­ig­nate your bequest to sup­port a spe­cific schol­ar­ship or to the build­ing itself.

Exam­ples of projects that you may want to direct your dona­tion towards:

  • Main­te­nance and ren­o­va­tions of the Scan­di­na­vian Centre.
  • New sport hall of the Scan­di­na­vian Centre.
  • SHS post-secondary schol­ar­ships, through the SHS Endow­ment Fund.
  • Activ­i­ties of one of the estab­lished mem­ber organisations.
  • The SWEA Vancouver-UBC Scholarship.

How does it work?

If you con­sider donat­ing a sum of money to SHS, please fol­low these instruc­tions. Please add a page to your will with instruc­tions of how large sum you intend to donate and what the sum is meant to be used for. A gen­eral exam­ple of text fol­lows below:

“I give the sum of $___________ to Swe­den House Society.”

You can also make a so called “Resid­ual Bequest” by the fol­low­ing wording:

“I give this per­cent­age __________ % of the residue and reminder of my estate to Swe­den House Society.”

We rec­om­mend that you con­sult with your lawyer, when prepar­ing your will. If you, your lawyer, and/or your finan­cial adviser have any ques­tions about this infor­ma­tion, please con­tact the Pres­i­dent of the Swe­den House Soci­ety:, who can guide you through the process.

Swe­den House is a reg­is­tered char­ity, and as such wel­come dona­tions at any time. We send out tax receipts fol­low­ing dona­tions, since dona­tions to a char­ity are tax deductible

If you would like to donate one time, please send in a cheque to Swe­den House Soci­ety, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­aby, BC V5B 4P9. You can also visit our web­site at the Van­cou­ver foun­da­tion, where you can donate either one time or set up a reg­u­lar pay­ment, using a credit card.

Midsummer Festival — Thank you!

Swedish Girls Midsummer 2015Thank you to all who came to the Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val 2105: Nordic Cap­i­tal Cities! And a huge big thank you to all our hard work­ing volunteers!

Sat­ur­day fea­tured on-stage enter­tain­ment, Mar­ket Place, children’s games, Viking Vil­lage, rais­ing the May Pole, cul­tural dis­plays, Scan­di­na­vian food. Sun­day fea­tured in addi­tion a pan­cake break­fast and the famous wife-carrying con­test.
Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val website.


Midsummer poster 2015


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