Day of the Longboat, 2006

Liz and Julia organized a team to race in the “Day of the Longboat” on Oct. 1 at Jericho Beach.

This is how UBC Rec advertises it: “Be a part of the largest voyageur canoe race in North America. Join the 250 10-person teams as they paddle like hell; traversing through a “one of kind” 2 km course that includes a beach start, a cone pickup, and 3 big turns.”

We have some great pictures from the event. We’ll be updating this post with the names of the team members, so come back soon and check it out!












Man, that looks like fun! Interested in doing it again next year? Contact us at, and check out UBC Rec’s site about the Day of the Longboat at UBC Rec


Clubs Days, 2006

Well, after a bit of a bumpy start, SNCA finally got a table for Clubs Days this year, Sept. 20 – 22. Here are a few pictures of the table and some of our lovely club recruiters!

Oh, those Vikings! Toni, our Recording Secretary, flanked by David, our President and Liz, our Sports Rep


To be Scandinavian is to be “proper” (at least at first blush…). This is a good picture of the table. The letters were made by our first VP, Lisa Zetterberg. They look great!


The SNCA table with lots of great info and Liz hard at work studying


Another shot of the SNCA table


Packing up and goofin’ around.


The SNCA mascot for the day.


Storytelling for all! Sunday Jan. 21, 2007

STORYTELLING FOR ALL! Everyone who enjoys sharing stories, songs, poems, and good conversation is invited to come to The Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. in Burnaby, on Sunday, January 21st, 2007. The gathering will be from
12 noon to 2pm or so. Light snacks will be served.

This is the first meeting of a Storytelling group, which hopes to get together several times throughout the year. Our aim is to share and exchange folklore, fairytales, stories of our heritage and ancestors, poetry, and music. We also hope to explore
story writing, events for young people, and maybe even some dramatic efforts! Of course we will offer many tales from Scandinavian lands, but we also will include the richness of all cultures.

So if this sounds good to you, don’t be shy! Come to tell a story or hear a story, read a poem you love, sing a song, or play an instrument; come to listen, make friends and enjoy good company. Don’t worry, this is not about being professional, this is about
gathering and sharing in an atmosphere of warmth and encouragement. We will sit as friends together at the kitchen table of Life, and gently share some treasures.

For more information, please feel welcome to contact Ingela at 778-329-7930 (telephone preferred), or Henry at 604-873-1934, or email Henry or Patricia, or phone Patricia at: 778 371 7023 

Lucia Festival – 2006!

We’re celebrating Lucia at UBC again! Please join us for this lovely celebration on:

Dec. 1, 2006
Meekinson Arts Student Space, Buchanan Building, Block D

Finding Your Way: Block D of the Buchanan Building is located on the south side of Crescent Road across from the Chan Centre for the Performing Arts.

Click on the map thumbnail for detailed location.


Coffee, tea and lussekatter (saffron buns) will be served at 4:30. The Lucia procession is at 5pm.

Lucia is a celebration of light in the darkness of winter that brings renewed hope and peace. Please join us!