Midsummer Festival

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Midsummer 2106: 20 Years of the Scandinavian Centre!

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

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 18 — Sun­day June 19, 2016
Time: Sat: 10am — 11pm, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Day pass only $10 • Free for children under 16 • Free parking

JUNE 18: 10:00 am to 6:00pm; Family Festival 6pm to 11pm Bonfire Dance
JUNE 19: 10am – 4pm; 2pm Wife Carrying
Details will be on the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival website.




ScanSports Spring Golf Tournament!

Golf May 15, 2016

ScanSports invites you to play a friendly game of golf!
You can use this as a warm up for the
Scandinavian Centre Golf Tournament in September or a fun family outing.
Join the group for a burger in the clubhouse aftr your round.
Entry Fee $42 (includes golf & post game BBQ)

Date: Saturday, May 15, 2016
Time: 12 noon
Location: Mylora Golf Course, 9911 Sidaway Rd, Richmond (mylora.ca)
Contact: Scansports@nullgmail.com


Bridge Tournament

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

Date: Thursday, June 23, 2016

9am –  Coffee, muffins and registration

10am –  Play Bridge – five rounds

1pm – Hot lunch will be served

2pm –  Bridge continues with five more rounds

Cost: $25 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.

Finn Fun Family Camp

FinnFun logoCome and experience traditional activities, fun crafts and games!
Theme: Mauri Kunnas books and Old Time Finland.
Kids are welcome to dress according to the theme.
Program includes a Petting Zoo!

Date: Saturday, May 14, 2016
Time: 10.30 am to 6.30 pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Price: $20/per person; $60 family (parents and children) Price includes lunch, snack and “makkaranpaisto”.
Contact: finnfuntreasurer@nullgmail.com

Register and pay by April 26th


names of attending parents,
names and ages of children,
your e-mail address,
phone #
cheque (payable to FinnFun school)



Golf Tournament Fundraiser

Golf info 2016

4th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament! To promote youth and sport 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 16, 2016
Time: Registration 11am; first tee-off at noon, followed by 7 & 8-minute tee-off intervals; last tee-off 1:07. Buffet dinner 7.30pm
Location: Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
Cost: Register on this 2016 registration form and submit with payment. 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

For Sponsorship, please see Sponsor promotional Golf 2016

Contact: Robert Oberg at roberg@nulltelus.net, phone: Robert Oberg at 604-460-6637; or Scandinavian Centre 604-294-2777


Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

James GarbuttDate: Wednesday May 11, 2016
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  Paul Andreassen at SBC Office telephone: (604) 484-8238 or Jan Nordin (604) 551‑7512.
Please note, an added $10 will be charged at the door for anyone arriving unregistered or not pre-registered.

James Garbutt presents: “An Entrepreneur’s Journey of Starting Steel & Oak Brewing Co.”
Please see POSTER

Also visit us the website at www.sbc-bc.ca.

Midsummer Festival Craft Fair 2016 IS SOLD OUT

Craft vendor display at Midsummer Festival Festival dates: June 18  and 19, 2016.

Deadline for applications was Monday May 16. The Festival is sold out. The vendors will be notified by Friday May 27.

The Scandinavian Midsummer Festival, in its 21st year, attracts thousands of visitors. We are now looking for crafters who can offer us something special and exciting, be it traditional crafts with an innovative twist of something culturally relevant.

The festival will be advertised on JRfm Radio, in the Vancouver Sun and The Province as well as in local newspapers.  The fun and crazy wife-carrying contest always draws a lot of attention along with continuous entertainment all weekend.

During the Craft Fair there will be:

  • Continuous on-stage entertainment
  • Children’s games
  • An authentic Viking Village (the Vikings actually camp out all weekend!)
  • The raising of and dancing around the traditional May Pole
  • Cultural displays
  • Scandinavian food

DEADLINE May 16, 2016

We will contact all applicants by Friday May 27

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