20th Year Anniversary of the Scandinavian Centre

September 11 photo20 Year Anniversary of the Opening of the Scandinavian Centre

Come out and celebrate our “Home away from Home” with a family picnic.
Everybody is welcome, members and non-members. Please bring your whole family.

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2016
Time: 11am to 4pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: Please RSVP by to your house president or via evite that you have received as a member.

There will be Nordic games for the whole family.
This is an event open for all members of the five houses and their associated societies.
Food Trucks will supply food and the beer garden will be open.
Feel free to bring your own picnic and a blanket.
We will hand out food vouchers worth $10/person for all the members. Non-members are able to buy these vouchers.
All alcoholic beverages must be purchased through the centre.

Seterskveld and Silent Auction

SeterskveldGoatDate: Friday, September 30th, 2016
Time: Cocktail hour 6 pm;  7 p.m. Dinner;
After-dinner entertainment TBA
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Tickets: to be purchased no later than Sept 27th (Tuesday) Adults: $25 p.p. ;
Children 5 yrs through 12 yrs: $10 p.p.
Children 4 yrs & under: FREE
For reservations & tickets contact: Ron & Riitta Stubbings  604 941 0760   Norway@nullscandinaviancentre.org
or Marg Kirsebom   604 535 4985   kirsebom@nullshaw.ca; Tickets also available from the Scandinavian Centre office
(Please make chqs payable to: Norwegian House Society)

Dinner organized jointly by SON Sleipner Lodge #8 & Norwegian House Society with dinner profits shared equally
+ A Silent Auction with many great items to bid on. Please come ready to support us & find yourself a bargain too.
Hosted by SON Viking Lodge #81 in support of their adopted inner-city school,  Hjorth Road Elementary & other worthy causes


Leif Erikson Day Festival


Leif Erikson Day Festival: Focus on Sweden

To honour Leif Erikson; to praise the contributions to Canada of people of Nordic descent; to promote the spirit of discovery

Date:  Saturday October 1, 2016
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: cthauber12@nullgmail.com 778-228-2334





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


Midsummer Festival

midsummer poleMidsummer 2016: Scandinavian Community Centre 20 years!

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.

Midsummer 2016 Craft Table Application

Midsummer Commercial Booth Application 2016



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


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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