FHS Scholarship Fundraiser

This not-to-be missed fundraising event is back by popular demand.

Silent auction, lots of items to bid on!

Entertainment, Musical entertainment by local musicians
Food available from 6.30pm,  $10.00/person

Date: Friday February 10, 2017
Time: The doors will open at 6 p.m. with food available from 6.30 p.m. Silent auction from 6:30 to 8:45. Entertainment at 7:15.
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $10 for dinner
Contact: To donate items for the silent auction please contact Lorene Mara (moopeople@nullshaw.ca).

Donations (please new items only) can also be dropped off at the Scandinavian Community Centre Office.

The event is sponsored by the FHS to raise funds for the  FHS Scholarship Program with support from the Runeberg Social Club, Vancouver Finlandia Club, Canadian Friends of Finland, Finland Svenska Klubben and individual donors.

 

 

FHS Scholarship Fundraiser

This not-to-be missed fundraising event is back by popular demand.

Silent auction, lots of items to bid on!

Entertainment, Musical entertainment by local musicians
Food available from 6.30pm,  $10.00/person

Date: Friday February 10, 2017
Time: The doors will open at 6 p.m. with food available from 6.30 p.m. Silent auction from 6:30 to 8:45. Entertainment at 7:15.
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $10 for dinner
Contact: To donate items for the silent auction please contact Lorene Mara (moopeople@nullshaw.ca).

Donations (please new items only) can also be dropped off at the Scandinavian Community Centre Office.

The event is sponsored by the FHS to raise funds for the  FHS Scholarship Program with support from the Runeberg Social Club, Vancouver Finlandia Club, Canadian Friends of Finland, Finland Svenska Klubben and individual donors.

 

 

FHS Scholarship Fundraiser

This not-to-be missed fundraising event is back by popular demand.

Silent auction, lots of items to bid on!

Entertainment, Musical entertainment by local musicians
Food available from 6.30pm,  $10.00/person

Date: Friday February 10, 2017
Time: The doors will open at 6 p.m. with food available from 6.30 p.m. Silent auction from 6:30 to 8:45. Entertainment at 7:15.
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: $10 for dinner
Contact: To donate items for the silent auction please contact Lorene Mara (moopeople@nullshaw.ca).

Donations (please new items only) can also be dropped off at the Scandinavian Community Centre Office.

The event is sponsored by the FHS to raise funds for the  FHS Scholarship Program with support from the Runeberg Social Club, Vancouver Finlandia Club, Canadian Friends of Finland, Finland Svenska Klubben and individual donors.

 

 

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 Culinary Award

Swedish cuisine today combines creativity with traditional ingredients. Photo: Ritchie Younger.

Swedish cuisine today combines creativity with traditional ingredients. Photo: Ritchie Younger.

Sweden is a land of 9 climate zones, sweeping landscapes with local food production, and an abundance of natural, wild, and artisan foods. The SHS Culinary Scholarship was founded by the board of Sweden House Society in 2015, as a way to support BC culinary students with a Swedish connection or interest in Sweden. The award celebrates Swedish food traditions and will challenge local chef students to create their own version of Swedish recipes.

The purpose of this award is to assist a British Columbia culinary student with the cost of their studies and/or apprenticeship, either in a local culinary school or one in Sweden. The money can also be used towards an internship in a leading restaurant in Sweden. The SHS Culinary 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/internship. 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 in BC or Sweden.
  4. A personal recipe based on Swedish food traditions, with special emphasis on ethical and local food products. If selected, the recipe will have to be prepared and presented for a jury.
  5. A written reference from one or more of the following: a previous teacher, instructor or chef, member of Sweden House (including organizations belonging to Sweden House) or someone unrelated who can attest to the applicant’s creativity in the kitchen and good character
  6. A short, handwritten essay that includes the applicant’s view on cooking and ingredients, link to or view on Sweden, a description of volunteer work and /or employment, educational experiences, interests, 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.

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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