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 2015 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2015 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com) or by reg­u­lar mail to Swe­den House Society-Scholarship, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­aby, BC V5B 4P9.

 

 

Swedish Social

SwedishSocialFea­tur­ing Thai food or Mac & Cheese (kids), Toonie toss, Swedish pop and rock music, danc­ing, silent auc­tion, 50/50 Draw
Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 30, 2015
Time: 4–7 pm Fam­ily sit­ting with kids enter­tain­ment; 7 pm adult sit­ting
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Price: $20 avail­able from Swedish School until Jan­u­ary 22nd, $25 at the door
Con­tact: www.svenskaskolanvancouver.org

Dona­tions for our Silent Auc­tion are appreciated

This event is a fundraiser in sup­port of the Swedish School of Vancouver

We are look­ing for­ward to see­ing you there. See our Swedish Social 2015 flyer.

Retirement Party for Eva-Liisa

Eva's cropped photoThe five houses are host­ing a retire­ment party for Eva-Liisa Kan­gas, our long time Assis­tant Manager.

Date: Sun­day, Decem­ber 28, 2014
Time: 1 pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cater­ing by Kate Praegel. Cash Bar. Please bring your sto­ries and greetings.

Lucia Festivities in the Evening

Lucia figuresLucia evening fes­tiv­i­ties: Full Swedish Christ­mas din­ner. Sin­ga­long, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, danc­ing around the Christ­mas tree. No host bar. This year’s Lucia is Vik­to­ria Moes

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 13, 2014
Time: 6pm (see also Lucia in the after­noon, 1pm)
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Mem­bers of the Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety $40; Non mem­bers $50; chil­dren 12 and under $20; chil­dren 5 and under Free
Con­tact: Use the fol­low­ing web­site to pur­chase tick­ets http://www.swedishculturalsociety.com/lucia/
Please mail your pay­ment (check payable to: Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety) together with your con­tact infor­ma­tion in a self addressed stamped enve­lope to: Lotta McFar­lane, 10279 Sheaves Way, Delta, B.B. V4C 8G4
Lotta McFar­lane can be reached by phone @ 604–588-1598.

Ticket pay­ment dead­line is: Decem­ber 1, 2014

Lucia Festivities in the afternoon

Lucia figuresLucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the after­noon: Chil­dren from the Swedish School, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, cof­fee, Santa and danc­ing around the Christ­mas tree. This year’s Lucia: Vik­to­ria Moes

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 13, 2014
Time: 1pm (see also Lucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the Evening, at 6pm)
Place
: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost
: Mem­bers of the Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety $15.00; Non mem­bers $20.00; Chil­dren 12 and under $5.00 (no seat at the table) or $10 seat at table
Con­tact
: Use the fol­low­ing web­site to pur­chase tick­ets http://www.swedishculturalsociety.com/lucia/ Please mail your pay­ment (check payable to: Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety) together with your con­tact infor­ma­tion in a self addressed stamped enve­lope to: Lotta McFar­lane, 10279 Sheaves Way, Delta, B.B. V4C 8G4 Lotta McFar­lane can be reached by phone @ 604–588-1598 Ticket pay­ment dead­line is: Decem­ber 1, 2014

Lucia Festivities in the afternoon

Lucia figuresLucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the after­noon: Chil­dren from the Swedish School, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, cof­fee, Santa and danc­ing around the Christ­mas tree. This year’s Lucia: Vik­to­ria Moes Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 13, 2014 Time: 1pm (see also Lucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the Evening, at 6pm) Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Cost: Mem­bers of the Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety $15.00; Non mem­bers $20.00; Chil­dren 12 and under $5.00 (no seat at the table) or $10 seat at table Con­tact: Use the fol­low­ing web­site to pur­chase tick­ets http://www.swedishculturalsociety.com/lucia/ Please mail your pay­ment (check payable to: Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety) together with your con­tact infor­ma­tion in a self addressed stamped enve­lope to: Lotta McFar­lane, 10279 Sheaves Way, Delta, B.B. V4C 8G4 Lotta McFar­lane can be reached by phone @ 604–588-1598 Ticket pay­ment dead­line is: Decem­ber 1, 2014

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