Nordic Design 2016

Snip of nordic design 2016Nordic Design 2016 Fes­ti­val: Tex­tile and Cos­tume

CALL FOR FASHIONS, DISPLAYS, EXHIBITORS, DEMONSTRATORS 

Dis­plays of mod­ern and her­itage cos­tumes and fab­rics; Com­mer­cial Exhibitors Show and Sell;

Craft Demon­stra­tions: Her­itage and Mod­ern Fab­ric;

Talks: Folk Cos­tume, Hand­craft­ed Fab­ric, Cos­tume Preser­va­tion. Come and enjoy this design her­itage

Date: Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 27 and 28, 2016
Time: 11am to 4pm
Open­ing Recep­tion and con­cert Sat­ur­day 11:30 am

Fash­ion Show: Sat­ur­day Evening 7 pm. Share your fash­ions with us. Tick­ets $10 for adults.
Con­tact: Car­olyn: (778 228‑2334) cthauber12@nullgmail.com

Here is the full Poster 2016 Design

Literature Evening with Elinor Barr

Swedes in CanadaDate: Tues­day Novem­ber 24, 2015
Time:  7:00pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre Lounge

Eli­nor Barr, author of “Swedes in Cana­da” will be pre­sent­ing her book and shar­ing some of the many com­pelling sto­ries about Swedish immi­grants in Cana­da. This is a free event for mem­bers.

Light refresh­ments will be served. Please reserve your spot https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/literature-evening-with-elinor-barr-tickets-19073409080 or call 604–913-7747 and leave a mes­sage.

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: swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com, 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.

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Rec­ol­lec­tions of the Finnish War Vet­er­ans in Van­cou­ver

Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
This is an emo­tive doc­u­men­tary direct­ed and pro­duced in British Colum­bia about Finnish World War II Vet­er­ans. The vet­er­ans tell their sto­ries reveal­ing his­to­ry through per­son­al expe­ri­ence: why and how they fought; the per­son­al con­se­quences, as well as the con­se­quences to the coun­try as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fas­ci­nat­ing. The cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries depict the sig­nif­i­cance of home dur­ing child­hood and youth. It also tells the sto­ry of how and why they left Fin­land after the war to start a new life in Cana­da. Even though the top­ic is war, humour has not been for­got­ten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet the film mak­ers. 66 min­utes in Finnish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles. Admis­sion by dona­tion

Read more on our  poster

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Rec­ol­lec­tions of the Finnish War Vet­er­ans in Van­cou­ver

Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

January 23 militaria

Come ear­ly! Bri­an Kvist with assis­tance from Paul Juok­su will have a Dis­play of Finnish Mil­i­taria
includ­ing full uni­forms, weapon­ry and orig­i­nal doc­u­ments.

This is an emo­tive doc­u­men­tary direct­ed and pro­duced in British Colum­bia about Finnish World War II Vet­er­ans. The vet­er­ans tell their sto­ries reveal­ing his­to­ry through per­son­al expe­ri­ence: why and how they fought; the per­son­al con­se­quences, as well as the con­se­quences to the coun­try as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fas­ci­nat­ing. The cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries depict the sig­nif­i­cance of home dur­ing child­hood and youth. It also tells the sto­ry of how and why they left Fin­land after the war to start a new life in Cana­da. Even though the top­ic is war, humour has not been for­got­ten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet direc­tor Satu Bell. 66 min­utes in Finnish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles. Admis­sion by dona­tion

Read more on our poster

Library catalogue now online

Catalogue Button Library Catalogue

You can now search the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre library cat­a­logue. To get there from any page, look for Library under About Us.

Fol­low the links to see what’s avail­able.

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