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SNCA Aboard the Munin

Sunday, October 29th 10:00 am or 11:30am (we’ve booked 2 sailings)

They’ve increased the cost from $5 to $10. Members, you’re in luck: The club will cover $5 of your cost.

We DO need to hear from you to confirm your seat for sure. Please indicate if you plan on coming to the 10am sailing or the 11:30. ALSO INCLUDE YOUR PHONE NUMBER — in case there are any last minute changes.

For more info on the Munin, log onto their website

Lucia update & first rehearsal info

Our first Lucia rehearsal will take place on Friday, October 20 at 5:00pm. Please meet in the commons block of Gage residence on campus. If you’re interested in singing in the pageant, please contact David ASAP at

Needed: Volunteers to help with baking “Lussekatter” (saffron buns), setting up the event, running the event and clean-up on Dec. 1. Please email us if you can help.

Please spread the word!

Fermented Fridays, Fika Saturdays and Thursday Night at the Movies

New and improved…

Fermented Fridays: Every 2nd Friday of every month at 4pm we’ll be getting together at Koerner’s Pub.

Fika Saturdays: The last Saturday of the month at 2pm we’ll meet to “fika” at Hälsö Swedish cafe at 2668 Arbutus St. Get the map here.

Thursday Night at the Movies: The 3rd Thursday of every month we will be screening a Scandinavian film in Magda’s Lounge which is in the Commons Block of Totem Park residence.

Don’t miss these events! They’re a great way to unwind and relax, Nordic style.

See you soon!

Movie night – Thursday, Oct. 19

This Thursday, Oct. 19th 7:00pm, we’ll be screening “Tillsammans” (Together)        


“If you’ve ever suspected that Pippi Longstocking was a capitalist pig, Lukas Moodysson’s film is for you. Set in Stockholm in 1975, this revisiting of those not so halcyon good ol’ days brings us up close and extremely personal with a cast of appealing characters living close to their ideals while remaining quite human. Apparently communal life isn’t all vegan dinners, late-night Marxist dialectics, and Joni Mitchell singalongs-even in Sweden. The film beautifully records the residents’ foibles through the eyes of their children, who serve as the group’s conscience. A disturbing, funny, moving and ultimately upbeat look at the utopia we all hoped could exist.”

Popcorn provided. We’ll be meeting in Magda’s Lounge which is in the Commons Block of Totem Park residence. We should be wrapping up by 9:30 or 10:00. Please come join us!

Did you know…?

Vancouver Scandinavians

Greater Vancouver Book
This story is from the Greater Vancouver Book by Chuck Davis. You can find more stories from the book or even purchase it here

by Al Arnason


According to the 1991 census, 107,355 Greater Vancouver people claim at least some Scandinavian and Nordic ancestors. They represent 6.3 per cent of the 1.8 million residents of the Lower Mainland area.

An important recent development is that Norwegian, Swedish and Finnish groups, in the umbrella Scandinavian Community Centre Society, are leasing to purchase the 1.8 hectare Roald Amundsen Centre in Burnaby, and have approached the Danish and Icelandic-Canadian communities to join the society.

Scandinavian and local news is broadcast on the radio program Coffee Time, Scandinavian Style on CJVB, which broadcasts in Finnish, Danish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish. Scandinavian Journey, is a television variety program on the multicultural channel. Scandinavian Press is a quarterly magazine of news and features about the five Nordic and Scandinavian nations and emigrants…

…for the remainder of the article go to:

Finding Work in Canada Workshop, Thurs. Oct. 19

Finding Work in Canada Workshop  (4:00-5:30pm)

Are you and international student looking for a job? Are you planning to find work in Canada after graduation? Join us to learn more about where and how to find work and how to prepare yourself for your future employment. Experts, including recent graduates, will share their unique perspectives and successful experience on seeking post-graduation employment. You will also learn about government regulations on post-graduation employment, as well as practical tips about job search specifically for international students.

When:  Thursday, October 19 from 4:00 to 5:30 pm
Where:  Hennings Building, Room 200
Register online at