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 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

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 604 838‑5362.

All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Vancouver.

Extra Legroom For My Piano, Please — Maestro Martensson — music and comedy

MaestroMartenssonThe Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety in Van­cou­ver is pleased to present come­dian, pianist and con­duc­tor Mag­nus Martens­son and his crit­i­cally acclaimed music-comedy show Extra Legroom For My Piano, Please.  Mag­nus has been com­pared to Vic­tor Borge and has impressed both small and large audi­ences around the world with his musi­cal skills and sense of humor. For more infor­ma­tion about Mag­nus Martens­son visit

Date: Feb­ru­ary 28, 2014
Time: Doors open at 7pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $30 (incl. light refresh­ments)
Con­tact: Ticket pre-sale at Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre or via moc.liamgnull@ac.yteicoslarutluchsidews

Swedish Cultural Society AGM

Swedish Cul­tural Soci­ety Annual Gen­eral Meeting

Date: Tues­day, Feb­ru­ary 11, 2014
Time: 7 pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre

Swedish documentary: Once Were Enemies

WundermanSwedish doc­u­men­tary film-maker Eva Wun­der­man shares her story in the 2013 film “Once Were Enemies”

Date: Feb­ru­ary 9, 2014
Time: 1 :00pm — 3:00pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free admit­tance! But reserve a spot.
Con­tact: RSVP Yvonne Spence 604–980-8866 by Feb­ru­ary 7

For more infor­ma­tion, see

Pre­sented by the Swedish Cul­tural Society

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