Spring Clean-Up

This is a great way to meet the oth­er vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom!

Date: Sat­ur­day May 12, 2018
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!

Sulky, Rowdy, Rude?: Why Kids really act out and what to do about it

Sulky, Row­dy, Rude? Why kids real­ly act out and what to do about it 

A lec­ture by psy­chol­o­gist Bo Hejl­skov Elvén spon­sored by SWEA Van­cou­ver

Loca­tion:  Big hall at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by BC

Day & Date: Sat­ur­day, Feb 17, 2018

Time:  9.30–11.30AM

Con­tact:  Lena  lena@nullyoungerface.com

Dan­ish psy­chol­o­gist Bo Hejl­skov Elvén is a well-known expert work­ing with the so called Low Arousal Approach and has togeth­er with Swedish writer Tina Wiman writ­ten the book Sulky, Row­dy, Rude?: Why Kids real­ly act out and what to do about it. Hejlskov’s per­son­al and pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence is that chil­dren with behav­iour­al issues often have prob­lems to reg­u­late their emo­tions, and that the Low Arousal Approach makes them calmer and gives them self-con­trol. The method cre­ates trust and col­lab­o­ra­tion between chil­dren and par­ents, and builds a stronger rela­tion­ship over time than tra­di­tion­al meth­ods.

Chil­dren go through dif­fi­cult phas­es and this is a nat­ur­al part of grow­ing up. Con­flicts and argu­ments are noth­ing excep­tion­al, but rather a part of every­day fam­i­ly life. There are how­ev­er ways par­ents can cre­ate a con­sis­tent and effec­tive struc­ture, which will yield a bet­ter response in their chil­dren. Based on years of expe­ri­ence work­ing with chil­dren, includ­ing those with spe­cial needs, Bo Hejl­skov will describe how you can struc­ture your par­ent­ing around the Low Arousal Approach. With many cre­ative sug­ges­tions and real-life exam­ples, this lec­ture by Bo Hejl­skov Elvén has the poten­tial to change fam­i­ly life for the bet­ter.

The pre­sen­ta­tion is open to the pub­lic and free to attend, but reg­is­tra­tion is required. Reg­is­ter by send­ing an email to lena@nullyoungerface.com. Seats are lim­it­ed so make sure you sign up before-hand. A wait list will be organ­ised if need­ed.

Buy the book on the Cana­di­an Ama­zon.

Fall Clean-Up

This is a great way to meet the oth­er vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom!

Date: Sat­ur­day Novem­ber 4, 2017
When: 8:30am — 3pm. Break­fast by the Finnish War Vet­er­ans at 8:30.  Lunch pro­vid­ed by Nor­we­gian 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!

Fall Clean-Up — Thank you!

Thank you to all the vol­un­teers who came out to clean the cen­tre. This is always a great way to meet the oth­er vol­un­teers, and to get to know the Cen­tre from top to bot­tom!

We enjoyed a deli­cious break­fast pre­pared by the Finnish War Vet­er­ans.  Lunch was pro­vid­ed by Nor­we­gian House. Thank you!

Next cleanup day will be in the spring.

Kongero in Concert

Date: Sun­day Octo­ber 15, 2017
Time: 1pm to 3pm. Doors open 12.30pm
Cost: Tick­ets at the door $20. Cash only. Advance tick­ets avail­able here
Con­tact: Swedishculturalsociety.ca@nullgmail.com
We will serve Swedish Fika in the inter­mis­sion

With their voic­es mov­ing togeth­er in tight har­mo­ny or inter­twin­ing in a whirling tem­po, the high­ly acclaimed folk vocal group Kongero draws tra­di­tion­al Swedish music out of the past and into the present. A con­cert with Kongero will take the lis­ten­er on a fab­u­lous jour­ney, an all-embrac­ing Scan­di­na­vian folk music expe­ri­ence. Blue notes, amaz­ing vocal polypho­ny, groovy, pow­er­ful, and inti­mate. The band was formed in 2005 and besides doing con­certs they also con­duct well-received work­shops in tra­di­tion­al Swedish vocal music and vocal har­monies.

Kongero has released three albums. The debut ”Om Mikael­ida­gen” in 2008, ”Bakvän­da världen” in 2011, and ”no. 3” in 2014 and their music has been sam­pled, has appeared in movie pro­duc­tions, has fea­tured on a Nax­ox gold album and more. Their fourth album will be released in June 2017, and will be fol­lowed by an exten­sive tour all over Europe and the Amer­i­c­as in 2017.

Orga­nized by Swedish Cul­tur­al Soci­ety

Kongero in Concert

Date: Sun­day Octo­ber 15, 2017
Time: 1pm to 3pm. Doors open 12.30pm
Cost: Tick­ets at the door $20. Cash only. Advance tick­ets avail­able here
Con­tact: Swedishculturalsociety.ca@nullgmail.com
We will serve Swedish Fika in the inter­mis­sion

With their voic­es mov­ing togeth­er in tight har­mo­ny or inter­twin­ing in a whirling tem­po, the high­ly acclaimed folk vocal group Kongero draws tra­di­tion­al Swedish music out of the past and into the present. A con­cert with Kongero will take the lis­ten­er on a fab­u­lous jour­ney, an all-embrac­ing Scan­di­na­vian folk music expe­ri­ence. Blue notes, amaz­ing vocal polypho­ny, groovy, pow­er­ful, and inti­mate. The band was formed in 2005 and besides doing con­certs they also con­duct well-received work­shops in tra­di­tion­al Swedish vocal music and vocal har­monies.

Kongero has released three albums. The debut ”Om Mikael­ida­gen” in 2008, ”Bakvän­da världen” in 2011, and ”no. 3” in 2014 and their music has been sam­pled, has appeared in movie pro­duc­tions, has fea­tured on a Nax­ox gold album and more. Their fourth album will be released in June 2017, and will be fol­lowed by an exten­sive tour all over Europe and the Amer­i­c­as in 2017.

Orga­nized by Swedish Cul­tur­al Soci­ety

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 $2,000 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 2018.

The 2018 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 2018 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2018 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com).