Leif Erikson Day Festival

Leif Erikson 2014Leif Erik­son Day Fes­ti­val: Focus on Norway

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

Date:  Sat­ur­day and Sun­day, Octo­ber 4 and 5, 2014
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: moc.liamgnull@21rebuahtc

Leif Erik­son Day Flyer

Leif Eriks­son Fes­ti­val Programme

Dis­plays, pho­tos, talks, movies, crafts, food

 Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 4th

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 Cul­tural workshops

12:30 – 3:00 free Children’s crafts, movie: Frozen

1:00 Open­ing and main pre­sen­ta­tions (free)

1:10 Leif Erik­son by NHS Children’s lan­guage class

1:30 Birth of Mod­ern Nor­way Dr. Olivia Gunn, historian

2:00 Nor­way Today by Tobias F. Sven­ningsen, Min­is­ter Coun­sel­lor Royal Nor­we­gian Embassy

3:00 Infor­mal Embassy Recep­tion for Mr. Svenningsen


Sat­ur­day Evening Fea­ture (by donation)

7 – 9 p.m. Vikings in the North Atlantic: The recent record

with Pro­fes­sor Eliz­a­beth Ward, archae­ol­o­gist, Pacific Lutheran Uni­veristy. Tacoma, WA


Sun­day Octo­ber 5th

9:30 a.m. – 1:30 Cul­tural Classes continue

1:30 Nor­we­gian movies, refresh­ments (by donation)

1:30 North of the Sun (46 mins): two young Nor­we­gians in an award win­ning film of adven­ture, beauty, and joy

1:30 Frozen (102 mins): Nor­we­gian inspired children’s film. Free. Nor­way room

2:30 Under the Clouds of War: Grow­ing up in

Occu­pied Den­mark & Nor­way (45 mins). Collected

sto­ries by Nordic Her­itage Museum, Seattle


Craft work­shops Reg­is­tra­tion Forms

  • Bak­ing, Hardan­ger Embroi­dery, Rose­ma­l­ing and Nordic Woodcarving



Pre­sented by
The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety
Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety
Sons of Nor­way Dis­trict
Nor­lands Lage


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

Date: Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 7, 14, 21, 28
Time: 7pm to 9pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Nor­way Room
Con­tact: For info or to con­firm dates, stat hol­i­days, etc. con­tact Eva Lindzen 604 581‑3376 or ac.wahsnull@nezdnile
Want e-mail reminders & noti­fi­ca­tion of changes to sched­ule? Email to ac.wahsnull@nosrednahtiduj

CFF AGM and Movies

CFF AGM 2014Cana­dian Friends of Fin­land AGM and two movies Between a Rock and a Hard Place and We Dare to Dream. Both films are in English.

Please attend and pro­vide your fresh input and suggestions.

Date: Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 28, 2014
Time: 1pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Attend the AGM and admis­sion is free and refresh­ments are provided!

You can read about the movies on this flyer

The 16th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party


Time for cray­fish! Tra­di­tion­ally,  a Swedish cray­fish party takes place in the end of the sum­mer. Cray­fish par­ties have spread to all the Nordic coun­tries and are gen­er­ally held dur­ing August. Thistra­di­tion was started because cray­fish har­vest­ing in Swe­den was, for most of the 20th cen­tury, legally lim­ited to late sum­mer. Since the sum­mer lasts longer in BC than in Swe­den, thys year’s party will take place on Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 28.  Since the Swedish cray­fish became extinct, Swedes all over the world rely on IKEA and China to deliver these yummy and deli­cious shell fish for our some­times rowdy parties.

It is the 16th time the Swedish Women’s Edu­ca­tional Asso­ci­a­tion arranges a true cray­fish party with all the cus­tom­ary party acces­sories that are oblig­a­tory. These con­si­tute of com­i­cal paper hats, paper table­cloths, paper lanterns (often depict­ing the Man in the Moon), and bibs. A cheer­ful atmos­phere pre­vails amid noisy eat­ing and tra­di­tional drink­ing songs (printed in a lit­tle book­let in Eng­lish so that every­one can take part). It is con­sid­ered cus­tom­ary to suck the juice out of the cray­fish before shelling it. Don’t worry, we will show you how it is done!

Sim­i­lar to last year, SWEA part­ners with the Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety in organ­is­ing the salti­est event of the year. The tick­ets include a three course meal  with entern­tain­ment dur­ing din­ner, and danc­ing to Swedish music after. Babysit­ting can be arranged if required (let us know when you sign up so that we can organ­ise this). Only 60 tick­ets will be sold, so pur­chase your ticket early!

Date: Fri­day, Sep­tem­ber 26, 2014
Time: 7pm to 1am
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $50.00, pre­sale $45 by send­ing in cheque to SWEA, c/o Lena Normen-Younger, 105‑2025 West Broad­way, Van­cou­ver BC  V6J 1Z6 or sendind an elec­tronic trans­fer with interac to moc.liamgnull@revuocnavaews. Last date to get the lower price of $45 is Sep­tem­ber 20, 2014 (cheque must have been posted by this date).
Con­tact: Lena N-Y at 604–838-5362


More infor­ma­tion at sweavancouver.org 604 838‑5362.

All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Vancouver.

Scandinavian Dancing

Dancers LogoWon­der­ing how they dance in cool, cool Scan­di­navia — Swe­den, Den­mark, Nor­way, and Fin­land? Of course you are, so come dance with us! Fun, friendly cou­ple danc­ing for all ages. Cou­ples and sin­gles wel­come. We enjoy the music and folk dances (set dances and cou­ple dances) of Den­mark, Fin­land, Ice­land, Nor­way and Swe­den. Come join our fun and friendly atmos­phere! New mem­bers welcome!

When: Wednes­day evenings Sep­tem­ber — April
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre; 2nd Wednes­day of each month is at Vic­to­ria Drive Hall, 2026 E. 43rd Ave, Van­cou­ver
First night of danc­ing for the fall: Sep­tem­ber 10, 2014 at Vic­to­ria Drive Hall; first night at the SCC: Sep­tem­ber 17, 2014

Cost: Mem­ber­ship fee $85 includes all reg­u­lar dance evenings; or drop-in fee $8/ $15 with a friend.

Con­tact: Judith Ander­son, Pres­i­dent (604) 526‑4722

Read more about us on our website.

Begin­ner Classes

Come learn the basics — waltz, polka, schot­tis, hambo, pol­ska and oth­ers!
Reg­is­tra­tion required — Cou­ples and sin­gles are welcome.

When: 9 ses­sions — Wednes­days — Next start date: Octo­ber 1, 2014; no classes the 2nd Wednes­day of each month
Time: 7:30 — 8:45pm
Where: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $50 per per­son for all 9 ses­sions and includes a DVD of the basic dances and club mem­ber­ship for the term.
Con­tact: Judith Ander­son, (604) 526‑4722 or email ac.wahsnull@nosrednahtiduj

Visit our web­site www.vcn.bc.ca/scandi.

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