October events at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby

Sun, Oct 1 – Sweden House Society’s Annual Salmon Bbq – Happy hour 4:30 p.m.; Dinner 5:30 p.m. tickets $20 pp from Laila Axen 604-524-7464. This is a fundraiser for SHS.

Fri, Oct 6, 6:00pm – Danish House Society Club night: be sure to order your hot meal or open faced sandwiches by Tuesday from Margit 604-531-1291. This evening sells out!

Sun, Oct 8, 2:00pm – Documentary film “War Children” tells about 7 children who were sent back and forth between Finland & Sweden during the Winter & Continuation Wars, 1939 – 1944. The stories and recollections of the protagonists are both painfully moving and utterly heartwarming. Finnish with English subtitles. Admission by donation. Organized by the Canadian Friends of Finland.

Wed, Oct 11, 6:00pm – Scandinavian Business Club Dinner Meeting. Enjoy interesting speakers and networking with other Nordic business men and women. Contact: Henrik Laursen 604-244-9300 for membership info or to attend as a guest.

Fri, Oct 13, 12:00 noon – Scandinavian Seniors monthly luncheon. Bring a plate of cakes or sandwiches to share & pay $2 towards coffee etc. Meet new friends and visit with old ones.

Sat, Oct 14 – Danish House Society’s Annual fundraising auction> Details TBA.

Sat, Oct 14, 1:00pm – Genealogy advice: drop-in; $2 includes coffee. Experts on hand to help you with your next step or your first step. For further info email Lillian at: ljsvendsen@shaw.ca

Sun, Oct 22 – Nordic Literary Fest 9:30 a.m. Registration & coffee; festival 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. organized by the Scandinavian Cultural Society. 2006 is Henrik Ibsen Year in Norway & is being celebrated with over 4000 performances in 72 countries. Ibsen is the most frequently performed dramatist in the world after Shakespeare. The Literary fest will commemorate 100 yrs from the death of Henrik Ibsen with discussions on the influence of classic Norwegian literature and Norwegian immigrant literature on world literature.

Sat, Oct 28 – Octoberfest: doors at 7 p.m.; dance 8 p.m. to midnight. Join your Nordic friends – lift a jug & dance the night away to live Oompapa music. (oldtime & more modern music, request your favourites. Tickets $15 pp. includes bratwurst & sauerkraut later in the evening. Tickets from the office after Oct 1st.

For more information:

Scandinavian Community Centre

6540 Thomas St.,
Burnaby B.C.
V5B 4P9
Call #604-294-2777
Fax 604 294-5932
or email them at: info@scandinaviancentre.org