Scandinavian Business Club Dinner

Scan­di­na­vian Impor­tance to the BC For­est Indus­try
Hen­rik Laursen has exten­sive expe­ri­ence with for­est prod­ucts and pro­vides his exper­tise and con­sult­ing in prod­uct and mar­ket devel­op­ment through his busi­ness, Dan­vik Mar­ket­ing Ser­vices.

The B.C. For­est Indus­try has a long his­to­ry with peo­ple from Scan­di­navia. This extends to Alber­ta as well, and fur­ther East. The indus­tries include: engi­neer­ing, ship­ping, log­ging and forestry to pulp and paper and, of course, also sawmilling. Be it Port Hardy to Vic­to­ria, Nanaimo to Port Alberni, or Gold Riv­er up to Tah­sis, there is a lot of his­to­ry involv­ing Scan­di­na­vians on Van­cou­ver Island. Same for the Low­er Main­land, extend­ing up to MacKen­zie and beyond.

A book was writ­ten years ago, titled: “Bull of the Woods.” Fas­ci­nat­ing read­ing, with many, let’s say, very colour­ful char­ac­ters. Some of them will be men­tioned in the pre­sen­ta­tion.

The cur­rent indus­try has sub­stan­tial­ly changed from many com­pa­nies on the Coast to essen­tial­ly only a hand­ful of play­ers. As most know, we have an on-going ‘war’ with the US over soft­wood lum­ber, as will be men­tioned in the pre­sen­ta­tion. This ‘war-fare’ extends all the way back to the late 1800’s. It may seem like we are ‘Out-of-the-Woods’, but not quite yet.

Date: Wednes­day, Sep­tem­ber 12, 2018 – 6 pm to 9 pm

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

Time: 6 – 7pm: Net­work­ing and social­iz­ing hour
7 – 8:15pm: Dan­ish open-face sand­wich­es
Dessert:Coffee, tea and cook­ies
8:15 – 9pm:     FEATURED PRESENTATION includ­ing a brief ques­tion and answer peri­od

Cost: Ear­ly Bird Price, Reg­is­ter by the Mon­day before: Mem­ber $35; Non-mem­ber $40
Reg­u­lar Price:   Mem­ber $45;  Non-mem­ber $50

PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!
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.

Icelandic Christmas Bake & CRAFT Sale

Date: Sun­day, Decem­ber 2, 2018
Time: 10 am — 12.30 pm
Cost: Free to enter; baked goods are for sale, as are lun­cheon items.
Con­tact: Joan Chris­tensen joan.f.christensen@nullgmail.com
604–737-6967

Pre-Sales will include Hangikjöt, Rúllupyl­sa and Lifrarpyl­sa only, and can be col­lect­ed at the Bake Sale.

Pay­ment by Cash or Cheque only.

Craft Tables are sold out.

Hard Fisk Café opens at 9 a.m. Have your break­fast cof­fee and treat and a vis­it with friends before the sale starts: Vínarter­ta, klein­ur, pön­nukökur, and rúllupyl­sa or hangikjöt on brown bread or flatkökur

Bake Sale: 10 a.m.—12:30 p.m.

We will have many more vinarter­ta, hangikjöt (triple-smoked) and rúllupyl­sa than last year.  For Sale: Vínarter­ta, klein­ur, pön­nukökur, lifrarpyl­sa, rúllupyl­sa, hangikjöt, brown bread, harð­fiskur

 

Fall Clean-Up — Thank you!

Thank you to all the vol­un­teers who came to our clean up day Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 3, 2018. It was a lot of fun. This is always a great way to meet the oth­er vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom! Our next clean up day will be in May.

The break­fast was made by the Finnish War Vet­er­ans, and a deli­cious lunch was pro­vid­ed by Swe­den House Soci­ety. thank you very much to both!

CANCELLED: Traditional Danish Fall Dinner instead of the Auction

Kro­plat­te,  kon­di­tork­ager, Cof­fee or Tea. Dance to the enter­tain­ment of the Sil­ver Stars.

Date: Fri­day Octo­ber 26, 2018
Time: Bar opens 6 pm. Din­ner 7 pm.
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost & Con­tact: Tick­ets $30 Please buy your tick­et by Octo­ber 22nd from Ebba Grey 604–990-3550. Mail your cheque payable to Dan­ish House Soci­ety to Dan­ish House Soci­ety, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by V5B 4P9.

KroAften — BY RESERVATION ONLY

KroAften, Dan­ish House Society’s Club Night BY RESERVATION ONLY
CAPACITY LIMITED TO 165

Date: Sep­tem­ber 7, 2018
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.

Seterskveld Meet & Greet

SeterskveldGoatDate: Fri­day, Octo­ber 19th, 2018
Time: 6 pm
Please note that this event has changed from its orig­i­nal for­mat!
Con­tact: Lin­da Con­way lwrongway@nulloutlook.com 604–812-7209
Admis­sion: Free

Join us for an evening of social­iz­ing spon­sored by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety and Sleip­n­er Sons of Nor­way.  No charge.  Food option: $5: rom­megrot, flat­bread, pea soup – avail­able until the food runs out.

Leif Erikson Day Festival — Focus on Iceland

The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety and the Ice­landic Cana­di­an Club of BC
present
Leif Erik­son Day Fes­ti­val: Focus on Ice­land

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

Date:  Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 13, 2018
Time: noon to 9pm
Info: Car­olyn 778–228-2334 cthauber@nullgmail.com

Program (Free admission)

12:00 Exhibits open

1:00 Open­ing Remarks: Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety Pres­i­dent Poul Erik Ras­mussen and ICBC Pres­i­dent and SCCS Vice Pres­i­dent, Norm Eyford. Oth­er dig­ni­taries.

1:15 Ian Sharpe: Viking­verse Book Launch

1:30 Erik Nel­son, Nordic Muse­um Direc­tor: Our new Nordic Muse­um in Seat­tle

2:15 Hon­orary Ice­landic Con­sul Glenn Sig­urd­son with his new book relat­ed to the his­to­ry of Gim­li, Man­i­to­ba — Vikings on a Prairie Ocean: The saga of a Lake, a Peo­ple, a Fam­i­ly, and a Man (Google books say this is a wide-rang­ing auto­bi­og­ra­phy that blends per­son­al mem­oir, fam­i­ly his­to­ry, and Ice­landic lore.)

3:15 Recep­tion with an Ice­landic Flavour

4:00 Fred­eriks­berg Sogns Pigekor from Copen­hagen (young women’s choir, Scan­di­na­vian music and folk songs

5:15 Bar Open and con­cert recon­venes with Nordic Bleu singers and Spel­manslag folk orches­tra: tra­di­tion­al folk­songs includ­ing sev­er­al Ice­landic favourites

6:30 Din­ner with Ice­landic flavour ($25). Tick­ets at marialakes@nullyahoo.ca (pre­ferred) or 604 569‑9370

7:30 Dr. Don­ald Gis­la­son, retired UBC musi­col­o­gist and humourist: Viking her­itage: Promis­es and Prob­lems

Pre­sent­ed by the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety & the Ice­landic Club of BC

Finan­cial sup­port from
City of Burn­a­by Fes­ti­vals­Burn­a­by
Dan­ish Cana­di­an Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre