Leif Erikson Day Festival – Focus on Finland

Leif Erikson Day Festival: Focus on Finland
To honour Leif Erikson; to praise the contributions to Canada of people of Nordic descent; to promote the spirit of discovery
Featuring a Finnish theme with guest speakers, refreshments, cultural displays and entertainment.

Date:  Saturday September 30, 2017
Info: Dianne Kilback: dkilback@nullshaw.ca

Program:
1pm opening

1.20 Lucas Aykroyd: “Hockey, Heavy Metal and Heroes Aplenty: Everything You Need to Know About the Finnish Soul”

2pm Dr. Zita McRobbie: A historical and linguistic survey of Finnish and Saami

3pm Reception

Exhibits: Travelling in Finland
Finnish Settlement Photos
Finnish Arts and Crafts

 

Finnish Variety Concert 7pm (by donation)

Hannu Lambert – Accordion
Kyösti Sutela – Tenor
Nordic Bleu – Vocal Ensemble
Northern Boys (Pohjolan Pojat) old time Finnish dance music

Presented by
Scandinavian Cultural Society
Canadian Friends of Finland

Supported by Festivals Burnaby

 

Golf Tournament Fundraiser

5th Annual Fundraiser Golf Tournament! Tournament Flyer

To promote youth and sport within the community. Format: Texas Scramble (Best Ball). Limited to the first 32 fully paid registered golfers.
Buffet Dinner, cash bar, silent auction.

Date: Friday, September 15, 2017
Time: Registration 10.30am; first tee-off at 11.30, followed by 9-minute tee-off intervals; last tee-off 1pm. Buffet dinner 7pm
Location: Burnaby Mountain Golf Course
Cost: Register on this  2017 golf registration form and submit with payment. Fees are:

Golf, ½ power cart and buffet dinner $132.75

Golf and buffet dinner $117.25

Golf only $ 82.25

Golf and ½ power cart $97.75

Buffet dinner only $ 35.00 – non-golfers are welcome to attend the buffet dinner

For Sponsorship, please see Sponsorship poster 2017

Contact: Robert Oberg at roberg@nulltelus.net, phone: Robert Oberg at 604-813-4346 (cell); or Scandinavian Centre 604-294-2777

Scandinavian Seniors Lunch 55+ CANCELLED

Date: Friday, September 8, 2017 CANCELLED. Next lunch October 13
Time: Noon
Cost: $3 if you bring a plate of sandwiches, cakes or cookies to share, OR $8 if you prefer not to bring food.
Please help us out by bringing a plate of food.
Con­tact: Tor Olufsen (604) 294-0749 or by  tolufsen@nullshaw.ca

The 19th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Saturday, August 26th, 2017
Time: 6pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: presale $45.00, At the door: $60
Contact: Vancouver@nullswea.org or Rebecca 604-789-5056.

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. This tradition was started because crayfish harvesting in Sweden was, for most of the 20th century, legally limited to late summer.  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 19th 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. Only 60 tickets will be sold, so purchase your ticket early! Last year we sold out.

Crayfishcollage

All proceeds go to SWEA Vancouver.

Midsummer Festival

midsummer poleMidsummer 2017: Finland 100!

Saturday features include on-stage entertainment, Market Place, children’s games, Viking Village, raising the May Pole, cultural displays, Scandinavian food. Sunday features also include a pancake breakfast and the famous wife-carrying contest.

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 17 — Sun­day June 18, 2017
Time: Sat: 10am — 11pm, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Day pass only $10 • Free for children under 16 • Free parking

Highlights:
JUNE 17 10:00 am to 6:00pm; Family Festival 6pm to 11pm Bonfire Dance
JUNE 18: 10am – 4pm; 2pm Wife Carrying
Details will be on the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival website.

DHS Annual Family Barbecue

DHS-flagsDanish House Society’s Annual Family Barbeque
Cash bar: beer and wine
Door prizes and raffle prizes!

Reserve early – this sold out last year

Date: Sunday, August 20, 2017
Time: 4pm to 9pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $20; Young family members free by reservation only
Contact: Dave Buchmann 604-760-7705 to reserve; let him know if you want steak or salmon
Menu: 
Beef/Salmon/Corn/Pie/Ice Cream/Salad
All countries and all ages welcome!

Midsummer Festival

midsummer poleMidsummer 2017: Finland 100!

Saturday features include on-stage entertainment, Market Place, children’s games, Viking Village, raising the May Pole, cultural displays, Scandinavian food. Sunday features also include a pancake breakfast and the famous wife-carrying contest.

Date: Sat­ur­day, June 17 — Sun­day June 18, 2017
Time: Sat: 10am — 11pm, Sun: 10am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Day pass only $10 • Free for children under 16 • Free parking

Highlights:
JUNE 17 10:00 am to 6:00pm; Family Festival 6pm to 11pm Bonfire Dance
JUNE 18: 10am – 4pm; 2pm Wife Carrying
Details will be on the Scandinavian Midsummer Festival website.

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