Lucia Festivities in the Evening

Lucia Fes­tiv­i­ties in the evening: Chil­dren from the Swedish School, Lucia Pro­ces­sion, din­ner. This year’s Lucia: Kate Ryt­ter

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 8, 2018
Time: 6pm  
Place
: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: swedishluciavancouver@nullgmail.com.

Pri­ma­ry tick­et sale sys­tem is through Eventbrite.

Cost: 6pm $21 – $52

Lucia Festivities in the Afternoon

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

Date: Sat­ur­day, Decem­ber 8, 2018
Time: 1pm  
Place
: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: swedishluciavancouver@nullgmail.com

Pri­ma­ry tick­et sale sys­tem is through Eventbrite.

Cost: 1pm $5 – $21

The 20th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Sat­ur­day, August 25th, 2018
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 20th 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. Only 60 tick­ets will be sold, so pur­chase your tick­et ear­ly! Last year we sold out.

Crayfishcollage

All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Van­cou­ver.

The 20th Annual Swedish Crayfish Party

Date: Sat­ur­day, August 25th, 2018
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 20th 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. Only 60 tick­ets will be sold, so pur­chase your tick­et ear­ly! Last year we sold out.

Crayfishcollage

All pro­ceeds go to SWEA Van­cou­ver.

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 $2,000 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 2018 schol­ar­ship, the appli­ca­tion and sup­port­ing doc­u­men­ta­tion must be sub­mit­ted by March 31, 2018 by email (swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com) or by reg­u­lar mail to Swe­den House Soci­ety-Schol­ar­ship, 6540 Thomas Street, Burn­a­by, BC V5B 4P9.

 

 

The Centre is Getting A Royal Treat!

Royal Treat

Swe­den House Soci­ety is hon­oured to announce that as part of their roy­al vis­it to Van­cou­ver dur­ing the 2010 Win­ter Games, the King and Queen of Swe­den — Carl XVI Gustaf and Sil­via Bernadotte — will be com­ing for a vis­it to the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre!

On Thurs­day Feb­ru­ary 25th, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Sil­via will be attend­ing a spe­cial Cock­tail Recep­tion held in their hon­our. As part of their vis­it to the Cen­tre, the Swedish School chil­dren will per­form and the roy­al cou­ple will be giv­en a grand tour of the Cen­tre facil­i­ties. We are so proud of how we keep the Swedish cul­ture and tra­di­tions alive in Van­cou­ver, we hope they will be as well!

For infor­ma­tion on how to attend this once in a life­time event, vis­it the Swedish Roy­al Recep­tion event list­ing.

SHS Scholarhips

There are cur­rent­ly two offi­cial schol­ar­ships of the Swe­den House Soci­ety (SHS) and one by the SHS mem­ber organ­i­sa­tion SWEA Van­cou­ver:

  • 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: $2,000 CDN. Dead­line March 31, 2018.
  • 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: $2,000 CDN. Dead­line March 31, 2018.
  • The SWEA Van­cou­ver-Uni­ver­si­ty of British Colum­bia Schol­ar­ship for under­grad­u­ate stud­ies in Swe­den. Find out more on SWEA Vancouver’s web­site. Val­ue: $3,000 CDN. Dead­line April 30th, 2018.

For all schol­ar­ships, appli­cants have to demon­strate and prove a strong inter­est in Swe­den and the Swedish com­mu­ni­ty in BC. Vol­un­teer­ing at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre or in any of the mem­ber organ­i­sa­tions weigh heav­i­ly in the deci­sion made by the schol­ar­ship com­mit­tee.

Con­tact SHS at swedenhousechair@nullgmail.com for more infor­ma­tion on our schol­ar­ships and dead­lines.