Nordic Spirit 2014: The Home Front

NordicSpirit2014PhotoMem­bers of our local Scandinavian-Canadian com­mu­nity have con­tributed their rec­ol­lec­tions and fam­ily sto­ries of civil­ian life dur­ing and around the Sec­ond World War. The sto­ries will be sum­ma­rized and dis­played in print together with images. They bring to life the resilience and resource­ful­ness of peo­ple liv­ing under the stress of wartime con­di­tions. Enjoy a two hour dra­matic read­ing of these tales — inspir­ing, hair-raising, or humor­ous — with musi­cal inter­ludes by the Nordic folk band “Sam­men­spil”, Sat­ur­day April 12 from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Date: Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, April 12 and 13, 2014
Time: Dis­plays: 11am to 4pm; Dra­matic read­ing on Sat­ur­day April 12: 4pm to 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: the exhibit is free; Entrance to this per­for­mance is by dona­tion. Cof­fee is included.
Con­tact: Car­olyn Thauberger moc.liamgnull@21rebuahtc 778 329‑6964

This 2014 Nordic Spirit show con­tin­ues the Cul­tural Society’s pro­gram of her­itage col­lec­tion and preser­va­tion. The past seven Nordic Spirit shows dis­played pri­mar­ily unpub­lished pho­tos from our mem­bers’ pri­vate col­lec­tions together with some text doc­u­ment­ing their immi­grant expe­ri­ence. Our new show begins a change in direc­tion. We will con­tinue to col­lect and pre­serve our shared his­tory, but now we will exam­ine its var­i­ous aspects pri­mar­ily by audio record­ings with text pre­sen­ta­tions and publications.

Refresh­ments will be avail­able daily.

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Come out & net­work with your fel­low Nordic busi­ness­men & women!

Date: Wednes­day April 9, 2014
Time: Bar opens 6pm, din­ner served at 7pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre
Cost: Mem­bers $25, guests $35
Con­tact: To reserve or to attend as a guest con­tact Susan Lil­holt, tele­phone: (604) 948‑8010 or Jan Nordin (604) 551‑7512.

Also visit us the web­site at

Finnish Conversation

In need of brush­ing up your skills in spo­ken Finnish? Tues­days April 8, May 13.

Date: Tues­day, April 8, 2014
Time: 7pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: For fur­ther details visit or con­tact the teacher Riitta Kutvo­nen to sign up: moc.liamgnull@nenovtukattiir tel. 778–395-4052


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

Date: April 4, 2014
Time: Bar opens 6 pm. Smør­re­brod is served at 7pm
Con­tact: Ebba Grey 604–990-3550 or by ac.wahsnull@abbe
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 ac.wahsnull@abbe. You MUST BOOK and order your open faced sand­wiches by the Tues­day 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.

CFF Movie: Strings Across the Sky, and Bears, Bears, Bears

Strings Across the Sky and Bears, Bears, Bears

Bears Bears BearsDate: Sun­day, March 23, 2014
Time: 2pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Tick­ets $10, chil­dren under 12 free – refresh­ments included.
Con­tact: Dianne Kil­back by ten.suletnull@kcablikd

Strings Across the Sky is a doc­u­men­tary about Andrea Hansen, a child prodigy vio­lin­ist born in Kenora to Finnish par­ents. After a musi­cal enter­tain­ment career, she played in the Mon­treal and Toronto Sym­phony Orches­tras. She started “Strings Across the Sky” in 1988 to bring fid­dle music to Cana­dian Inuit youth and con­tin­ues to make annual teach­ing tours to the Arctic.

Bears, Bears, Bears was made for the Dis­cov­er­ing Wild­ness series on Dis­cov­ery Chan­nel TV, Bears, Bears, Bears has also been shown on Knowl­edge Net­work and in many coun­tries world-wide. The film explores the griz­zly, black and polar bear to find out how each has become the most dom­i­nant ani­mal in their own nat­ural community.

Both films are in Eng­lish and are suit­able for children.

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