CANCELLED Vinarterta Baking Class

vinartorta2 nights in a row.

Dates: Tues­day March 1 and Wednes­day March 2
Time: 7 pm to 9 pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre main kitchen
CostWe will have to have you bring what each per­son needs, e.g., pot for boil­ing one pound of prunes, mea­sur­ing cups and spoons, etc., etc. When reg­is­ter­ing, a com­plete list will be given to you.
Plan: bak­ing the ‘cook­ie’ part one night and begin­ning the fill­ing, and, con­tin­u­ing the process to com­ple­tion the next evening,  and to have one instruc­tor to two stu­dents (no promis­es).
Con­tacts: Mar­garet  email: gusta1@nulltelus.net (pre­ferred) or tele­phone 604–688-9082.

 

 

 

Canadian Friends of Finland Celebration of the Art and Life of Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Gallen-KallelaDate: Sun­day Feb­ru­ary 7, 2016
Time: 2 pm 
Cost
: Admis­sion by dona­tion. Refresh­ments

Join us in a pre­sen­ta­tion of a cel­e­bra­tion of the art and life of the great Finnish Painter, Akseli Gal­len-Kalle­la, who was born in 1865, the same year as Jean Sibelius and anoth­er great Finnish artist, Pekka Halo­nen.

Bob Poutt and his son Ron, an artist him­self, will explore Gallen-Kallela’s upbring­ing and train­ing as an artist, his mar­riage and the loss of a young daugh­ter, his trav­els and the homes that he designed and built for him­self, and the impor­tance of the­se in the devel­op­ment of his art.

Gallen-Kallela’s out­put was pro­lific; slides will be shown rep­re­sent­ing the artist’s por­tray­al of ordi­nary Finnish coun­try peo­ple, the Finnish wilder­ness and, espe­cial­ly, the Kale­vala. Ron will describe the evo­lu­tion of Gallen-Kallela’s artis­tic style, its rela­tion­ship to the pre­vail­ing Euro­pean artis­tic move­ments and how, in recent years, his art has come to the notice of seri­ous col­lec­tors out­side of Fin­land.

The Runeberg Cho­rus will also be per­form­ing.

See the Gal­len-Kalle­la poster

The Icelandic National League of North America 2016 Convention

The Ice­landic Nation­al League of North Amer­i­ca 2016 Con­ven­tion is in Van­cou­ver B.C. and is host­ed by the Ice­landic Cana­di­an Club of B.C.

April 29 and 30
Orga­nized Activ­i­ties April 28 and May 1

For reg­is­tra­tion and con­ven­tion infor­ma­tion fol­low this link:  http://www.icelandicclubbc.org/convention2016/

 

 

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.

 

 

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Rec­ol­lec­tions of the Finnish War Vet­er­ans in Van­cou­ver

Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
This is an emo­tive doc­u­men­tary direct­ed and pro­duced in British Columbia about Finnish World War II Vet­er­ans. The vet­er­ans tell their sto­ries reveal­ing his­to­ry through per­son­al expe­ri­ence: why and how they fought; the per­son­al con­se­quences, as well as the con­se­quences to the coun­try as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fas­ci­nat­ing. The cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries depict the sig­nif­i­cance of home dur­ing child­hood and youth. It also tells the sto­ry of how and why they left Fin­land after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the top­ic is war, humour has not been for­got­ten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet the film mak­ers. 66 min­utes in Finnish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles. Admis­sion by dona­tion

Read more on our  poster

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Rec­ol­lec­tions of the Finnish War Vet­er­ans in Van­cou­ver

Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

January 23 militaria

Come ear­ly! Bri­an Kvist with assis­tance from Paul Juok­su will have a Dis­play of Finnish Mil­i­taria
includ­ing full uni­forms, weapon­ry and orig­i­nal doc­u­ments.

This is an emo­tive doc­u­men­tary direct­ed and pro­duced in British Columbia about Finnish World War II Vet­er­ans. The vet­er­ans tell their sto­ries reveal­ing his­to­ry through per­son­al expe­ri­ence: why and how they fought; the per­son­al con­se­quences, as well as the con­se­quences to the coun­try as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fas­ci­nat­ing. The cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries depict the sig­nif­i­cance of home dur­ing child­hood and youth. It also tells the sto­ry of how and why they left Fin­land after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the top­ic is war, humour has not been for­got­ten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet direc­tor Satu Bell. 66 min­utes in Finnish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles. Admis­sion by dona­tion

Read more on our poster

Library catalogue now online

Catalogue Button Library Catalogue

You can now search the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre library cat­a­logue. To get there from any page, look for Library under About Us.

Fol­low the links to see what’s avail­able.

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