Torskeklubben

Torskek­lubben — Every­one wel­come.

Date: Thurs­day, May 26, 2016
Time: Hap­py hour 6pm, din­ner 7pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost:
Con­tact: Peter Kirse­bom 604 535‑4985; Tor Olufsen 604–294-0749; Bent Nielsen 604–321-3392

Spring Clean-Up

Spring CleanupThis is a great way to meet the oth­er vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom! 60 par­tic­i­pants is the num­ber to beat — that’s how many showed up last fall!

Date: Sat­ur­day May 7, 2016
When: 8:30am — 3pm. Break­fast by the Finnish War Vet­er­ans at 8:30.  Lunch pro­vid­ed by Ice­land House at 12.30pm.
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Con­tact: Please let us know in advance if you will be com­ing and if you will be join­ing us for break­fast and/or lunch. Phone 604–294-2777 or  info@nullscandinaviancentre.org.

Bring rakes, leaf blow­ers, buck­ets & rags, even vac­u­ums. Indoor & out­door jobs for all ages Rain or shine We always appre­ci­ate as much help as pos­si­ble.

Thank you in advance!

Spring Clean-Up THANK YOU!

Spring CleanupA huge big thank you to all the vol­un­teers, who came to our clean up day! The food, both break­fast and lunch were won­der­ful, and much enjoyed by all.

Date: Sat­ur­day May 7, 2016
When: 8:30am — 3pm. Break­fast by the Finnish War Vet­er­ans at 8:30.  Lunch pro­vid­ed by Ice­land House at 12.30pm.
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Con­tact: Please let us know in advance if you will be com­ing and if you will be join­ing us for break­fast and/or lunch. Phone 604–294-2777 or  info@nullscandinaviancentre.org.

Bring rakes, leaf blow­ers, buck­ets & rags, even vac­u­ums. Indoor & out­door jobs for all ages Rain or shine We always appre­ci­ate as much help as pos­si­ble.

 

SCCS Annual General Meeting

Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre AGM

Date: Thurs­day, April 21, 2016
Time: 7pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

1) Con­sid­er the reports of the Direc­tors
2) Con­sid­er the Finan­cial State­ment for the year end­ed Decem­ber 31, 2015
3) Res­o­lu­tions
4) Elect Direc­tors for the com­ing year
5) Trans­act such oth­er busi­ness as may prop­er­ly come before the meet­ing

 

 

SHS Presents New Culinary & Trade Awards

SHS is proud to announce two new schol­ar­ships:

  • The SHS Trade Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Columbia appren­tice with the cost of his/her appren­tice­ship in of the fol­low­ing indus­tries: con­struc­tion, trans­porta­tion, mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal. Val­ue: $1,000 CDN. Dead­line April 30, 2015.
  • The SHS Culi­nary Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Columbia culi­nary stu­dent with the cost of his/her stud­ies  in a local culi­nary school or one in Swe­den. Val­ue: $1,000 CDN. Dead­line April 30, 2015.

The appli­ca­tion process is also open for the SHS Karl Ståhl Award. The pur­pose of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Columbia stu­dent with the cost of his/her post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion. Val­ue: $1,000 CDN. Please note that the dead­line for the Karls Ståhl Award is March 31, 2015. Please con­tact SHS at swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com for more infor­ma­tion about the require­ments and appli­ca­tion process.

The SHS Trade Award

The SHS Trade Schol­ar­ship was found­ed by the board of Swe­den House Soci­ety in 2015 as a way to hon­our the ear­ly Swedes who came to British Columbia, and helped build­ing our province with their hands and hearts.

The goal of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Columbia appren­tice with the cost of their appren­tice­ship in of the fol­low­ing indus­tries: con­struc­tion, trans­porta­tion, mechan­i­cal or elec­tri­cal. The stud­ies should result in a BC accred­i­ta­tion with­in the par­tic­u­lar trade.

The schol­ar­ship has a val­ue of $1,000 and will be paid upon proof of the recipient’s admis­sion, with the funds being dis­trib­ut­ed upon the com­mence­ment of stud­ies. It will be offi­cial­ly hand­ed out in June 2017.

The 2017 appli­ca­tion should include the fol­low­ing:

  1. Applicant’s name, address and email address.
  2. Proof of res­i­dent sta­tus of BC.
  3. Proof of reg­is­tra­tion to an accred­it­ed insti­tu­tion.
  4. Tran­script of the most recent stud­ies and marks.
  5. A writ­ten ref­er­ence from one or more of the fol­low­ing: a pre­vi­ous teacher, instruc­tor or school admin­is­tra­tor, mem­ber of Swe­den House (includ­ing orga­ni­za­tions belong­ing to Swe­den House) or some­one unre­lat­ed who can attest to the applicant’s good char­ac­ter
  6. A short, hand­writ­ten essay that includes the applicant’s link to or view on Swe­den, a descrip­tion of vol­un­teer work and /or employ­ment, edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences, inter­ests, trav­els, hob­bies and to also future aca­d­e­mic and post edu­ca­tion­al goals and how this schol­ar­ship can assist in attain­ing them. Par­tic­u­lar weight will be addressed to vol­un­teer work for one of the Swedish organ­i­sa­tions which are mem­bers of the SHS.
  7. Any addi­tion­al per­son­al infor­ma­tion that would serve to bet­ter assess the appli­ca­tion. Espe­cial­ly involve­ment with the Swedish Com­mu­ni­ty where the appli­cant lives or volunteering/connection with Swe­den House Soci­ety or any of its mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions is con­sid­ered in a favourable way.

In order to be con­sid­ered for the 2017 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2017 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com).

The SHS Karl Ståhl Award

Photo: Karl Ståhl, consul emeritus

Pho­to: Karl Ståhl, con­sul emer­i­tus

The Karl Ståhl Schol­ar­ship was found­ed by the board of Swe­den House Soci­ety in 2014 as a way to hon­our the long-time ser­vice of Con­sul Gen­er­al Karl A. Ståhl.  His career as the diplo­mat­ic rep­re­sen­ta­tive of Swe­den in British Columbia spanned over 45 years until his retire­ment in 1983. The schol­ar­ship was ini­ti­at­ed through gen­er­ous dona­tions by the fam­i­ly and friends of Karl Ståhl, who passed away in 1996.

The goal of this schol­ar­ship is to assist a British Columbia stu­dent with the cost of his or her post-sec­ondary stud­ies at an accred­it­ed insti­tute of high­er learn­ing at a post sec­ondary lev­el. The stud­ies can take place any­where in the world. A strong inter­est in Swe­den and the Swedish Com­mu­ni­ty in BC is a require­ment to apply.

The schol­ar­ship has a val­ue of $1,000 and will be award­ed annu­al­ly in the mon­th of June. The schol­ar­ship is paid upon proof of the recipient’s admis­sion with the funds being dis­trib­ut­ed upon the com­mence­ment of stud­ies.

The appli­ca­tion should include the fol­low­ing:

  1. Applicant’s name, address and email address.
  2. Proof of res­i­dent sta­tus of BC.
  3. Proof of reg­is­tra­tion to an accred­it­ed insti­tu­tion.
  4. Tran­script of the most recent stud­ies and marks.
  5. A writ­ten ref­er­ence from one or more of the fol­low­ing: a pre­vi­ous teacher, instruc­tor or school admin­is­tra­tor, mem­ber of Swe­den House (includ­ing orga­ni­za­tions belong­ing to Swe­den House) or some­one unre­lat­ed who can attest to the applicant’s good char­ac­ter
  6. A short, hand­writ­ten essay that includes the applicant’s link to and inter­est in Swe­den, a descrip­tion of vol­un­teer work and /or employ­ment, edu­ca­tion­al expe­ri­ences, inter­ests, trav­els, hob­bies and to also future aca­d­e­mic and post edu­ca­tion­al goals and how this schol­ar­ship can assist in attain­ing them.
  7. Any addi­tion­al per­son­al infor­ma­tion that would serve to bet­ter assess the appli­ca­tion. Espe­cial­ly involve­ment with the Swedish Com­mu­ni­ty where the appli­cant lives or volunteering/connection with Swe­den House Soci­ety or any of its mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions is con­sid­ered in a favourable way.

In order to be con­sid­ered for the 2017 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2017 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com) or by reg­u­lar mail to Swe­den House Soci­ety-Schol­ar­ship, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­aby, BC V5B 4P9.

 

 

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