SNCA Elections Done Right

Greetings all!

It has been quite some time since our last post, and it’s time for elections for the SNCA exec once again.

This time we’re doing it in a more casual and fun way. I’ll get to that in a minute, but first a little about Lucia this year.

Last year, interest in participating in Lucia was down, and it almost didn’t happen. In fact, it didn’t happen on campus at all. Instead, Lena Karlström, the Swedish lecturer at UBC, held it at her house and for the first time ever we had a male Lucia. It was fabulous!

This coming Lucia in 2014 will be our 10th anniversary! Fingers crossed it will happen!

But… in order for it to happen, we need YOU! Yes, YOU!

We need you to support our little club by joining or becoming an executive member, or committing to sing this year in Lucia!

Which brings me to the next bit of news: ELECTIONS at the WOLF AND HOUND PUB – 3617 West Broadway, Vancouver, Thursday, March 13, 7:30 pm.

There’s information about it HERE on Facebook, complete with map on how to get there. And yes, you can be a member of SNCA even if you’re not a student at UBC.

Most of our activities are now being posted on Facebook. You can find us on our SNCA page and on our SNCA group. You can request to join the group, where you can post relevant information yourself, and read up-to-date events and things of interest pertaining to Scandinavia. The page is open to all, and tries to keep up with the Group’s postings.

Here are some posts of interest from the SNCA Facebook Group:

>> Some Harvard College students have put together  “Simplicissimus – the Harvard College Journal of Germanic Studies.” Their Fall issue focuses on Scandinavia! There’s a lot of great Germanic scholarship and literature here, from translations of Old English literature to Swedish stories and Viking artwork. Check them out on Facebook to read more about them! https://www.facebook.com/harvardsimpl

>> SNCA members will be getting together tomorrow, Friday, March 7 at 7:30pm – “Vi slutter oss til folk fra svenskkursen og drar til Wolf and Hound for en tidlig øl eller te 😉 We’ll join the Swedish course and go to the Wolf and Hound for an early beer or tea ;-)” Come out and join them! https://www.facebook.com/thewolfandhound

>> Norway will be creating a sensitive and seminal memorial to the July 22, 2011 mass shooting of 77 people on the island of Utøya. It is beautiful. You can read about it here: http://gizmodo.com/norways-lovely-memorial-to-the-worst-mass-shooting-in-1536842749?utm_campaign=socialflow_gizmodo_facebook&utm_source=gizmodo_facebook&utm_medium=socialflow

>> Scandinavian architecture in Vancouver, GWERK: The connection between Richard Wagner, Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group and the north end of Granville Bridge. Curious? Check in for a closer look, Sat. 22nd: http://gwerk.ca/coming-march-2014-the-gesamtkunstwerk-exhibition/

We’ll try to keep this blog better updated. But if you’re interested in what’s happening with the club on campus, please check out either of our Facebook sites.

Hope to see you at the Wolf and Hound!!

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