Midsummer Festival — Craft and Commercial Tables SOLD OUT

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The Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer Fes­ti­val, in its 22nd year, attracts thou­sands of vis­i­tors.

The Craft and Com­mer­cial tables are now sold out. The ven­dors will be noti­fied by Fri­day May 26th.

Vol­un­teer posi­tions are still open. If you would like to vol­un­teer For the MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL June 17th and 18th, 2017
vis­it the Scan­di­na­vian Mid­sum­mer web­site at: http://www.scandinavianmidsummerfestival.com/volunteers/
or email Robert Oberg @ roberg@nulltelus.net

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 17 — Sun­day June 18, 2017
Time: Sat: 10am — 11pm, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Day pass only $10 • Free for chil­dren under 16 • Free park­ing

JUNE 17 10:00 am to 6:00pm; Fam­i­ly Fes­ti­val 6pm to 11pm Bon­fire Dance
JUNE 18: 10am – 4pm; 2pm Wife Car­ry­ing


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

Date: May 5, 2017
Time: Bar opens 6 pm. Smør­re­brod is served at 7pm
Con­tact: Ebba Grey 604–990-3550 or by ebba@nullshaw.ca
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 ebba@nullshaw.ca. 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.

Laudate Singers present Scandinavian Spring


Finnish Canadian Rest Home Spring Festival

Rest Home LogoDate: Sun­day, April 23rd, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free admis­sion
Con­tact: Finnish Rest Home Office 604–325-8241

Fin­land is cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of inde­pen­dence — this is our theme. There will be music, Fin­land themed facts and fun, pro­gram, good com­pa­ny food and cof­fee ser­vice.


Nor­we­gian con­ver­sa­tion and cof­fee Fri­days after Seniors’ Lunch.  Every­one is wel­come – learn­ing Nor­we­gian? Have com­pa­ny from Nor­way? Bring them along! Stop by to share cof­fee, treats and top­ics.

Date: Good Fri­day April 14th
Time: 2pm to 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Nor­way Room
Con­tact: For info or to con­firm dates, stat hol­i­days, etc. con­tact Eva Lindzen 604 581‑3376 or elindzen@nullshaw.ca
Want e-mail reminders & noti­fi­ca­tion of changes to sched­ule? Email to judithanderson@nullshaw.ca

Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

“Air Ser­vice Devel­op­ment at YVR”
pre­sent­ed by:  Kyle Gal­braith, Man­ag­er, Air Ser­vice Devel­op­ment
Date: Wednes­day, April 12, 2017 – 6 pm to 9 pm

Kyle Gal­braith is Man­ag­er of Air Ser­vice Devel­op­ment at Van­cou­ver Air­port Author­i­ty (YVR). He is lead­ing air­line rela­tion­ships work­ing to increase des­ti­na­tions and expand air ser­vices at Van­cou­ver Inter­na­tion­al Air­port.
Kyle has held numer­ous posi­tions in the avi­a­tion indus­try with­in Cana­da. Over his pro­fes­sion­al career, Kyle has worked for Unit­ed Air­lines in Van­cou­ver, as well as the Greater Toron­to Air­ports Author­i­ty. In 2008, Kyle returned to his home province of BC to start work in Air­port Oper­a­tions at YVR. Dur­ing the past 9 years Kyle has held posi­tions in Oper­a­tions, Sched­ul­ing, IATA Slot Coor­di­na­tion, and now Air Ser­vice Devel­op­ment.
Kyle holds an under­grad­u­ate degree in Lan­guages and Inter­na­tion­al Rela­tions from Queens Uni­ver­si­ty in Kingston, Ontario.

Guests are always wel­come! Invite col­leagues, clients, friends and fam­i­ly.

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: Deli­cious 3-course Scan­di­na­vian din­ner:
Starter:  Her­ring and salmon on mini rye bread
Main Course:  Chick­en Cor­don Bleu
Dessert:  Pears baked in sher­ry, Tea & Cof­fee
8:15 – 9pm: Fea­tured pre­sen­ta­tion and a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price (after mid­night Mon­day April 10th):   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50
Please note that all din­ner prices have increased $5 effec­tive April 2017.
PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!  (Reg­is­tra­tion open until Mid­night Tues­day April 11th)
Reg­is­ter online!  It’s fast, easy and secure!  www.sbc-bc.ca

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay online:
www.sbc-bc.ca.  VISA, Mas­ter­Card, or Amer­i­can Express accept­ed (secure third-par­ty pay­ment gate­way is Pay­Pal™, a Pay­Pal account is not nec­es­sary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To reg­is­ter in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or cred­it card):
email secretary@nullsbc-bc.ca, or call the SBC office 604–484-8238, or con­tact a cur­rent SBC board mem­ber, with the names and num­ber of peo­ple in your par­ty.

Nordic Cultural Weekend

Rosemaling photo Erik A DrabløsNordic Cul­tur­al Week­end: Expand your hori­zons and learn a new Nordic craft or recipe. Some­thing for all ages from small­est to old­est.

NORDIC CULTURAL WEEKEND — poster and forms

Date: Sat­ur­day, April 8 to Sun­day, April 9, 2017
Time: Sat­ur­day 9am; Sun­day 10am
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: Adults: $15 per ½ day or one day class; $25 for two day class; Ice­landic Craft Class $10, Ice­landic Knit­ting demo no charge, but please reg­is­ter.
Con­tact: Son­ja Busch sonjabusch@nullhotmail.com


Spon­sored by the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

Sign up for one class or sev­er­al class­es …. Reg­is­ter by March 30th

Expand your hori­zons and learn a craft or a new recipe

April 2 (Sun­day) 9am. Nordic Wood­carv­ing Learn dec­o­ra­tive Nordic wood­carv­ing. Begin­ners wel­come or bring your unfin­ished project with you. Min­i­mum age 13 years. Taught by Ani­ta Jacob­sen

April 8th & 9 (Sat­ur­day & Sun­day) 10 a.m. Two-day paint­ing work­shop: Nor­we­gian Rose­ma­l­ing & Swedish Kubits Folk paint­ing Begin­ners learn the basic strokes. More expe­ri­enced painters start a new project or bring your unfin­ished work with you. Bring your own wood­en item. Paint, brush­es and pat­terns pro­vid­ed.  Taught by Aaslaug Bouli­er.

April 8 (Sat) 9 a.m. Nor­we­gian Cook­ing: learn to make Pota­to Balls (Potet Klubb /Raspeball) and Nor­we­gian Lace cook­ies. Taught by Susan Strang

April 8th (Sat) 12:30 noon One hour Ice­landic Knit­ting method demon­stra­tion

April 8th (Sat) 1:30 p.m. Finnish Cook­ing Make Finnish Salmon soup & side bread with Riit­ta Hut­tunen

April 8th (Sat) 2 p.m. Ice­landic craft ses­sion – Learn to make Lau­fab­raud orna­ments (Leaf bread) orna­ments; Rock peo­ple in Ice­landic sweaters & Birch discs with Ice­landic sym­bols

April 9 (Sat) 11:30 a.m. One hour Ice­landic knit­ting method demon­stra­tion

April 9 (Sun) 1 p.m. Open-face Sand­wich Design Learn hands-on the art of Scan­di­na­vian open-faced sand­wich design. Make sand­wich­es almost too beau­ti­ful to eat!  Taught by Tina Tay­lor

April 9 (Sun­day) 1 p.m. Swedish Bak­ing Vete Brod (aka Hvete­brød, Hvede­brød, Pul­la bread). Make this sweet car­damom cof­fee bread with var­i­ous shapes and fill­ings. Taught by San­dra Ben­holm

April 9 (Sun) 2 p.m. Ice­landic Craft Ses­sion: Learn to make Lau­fab­raud orna­ments (Leaf bread) orna­ments; Rock peo­ple in Ice­landic sweaters & Birch discs with Ice­landic sym­bols


Fees: Adults: $15 or half-day or one-day class­es; $25 for 2-day work­shop; Ice­landic knit­ting demo N/C but please reg­is­ter; Ice­landic Craft class: $10

Cheques payable to: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre. If pay­ing cash at the office, please bring cor­rect change)

Forms       NORDIC CULTURAL WEEKEND — poster and forms

 Info/request forms: sonjabusch@nullhotmail.com


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