Monthly Archive for: ‘April, 2012’

Building Sustainability Sweden 2012 conference


Building Sustainability Sweden 2012 conference

Sweden Green Building Council is pleased to invite you to “Building Sustainability Sweden 2012”, a two-day international conference held in Stockholm on 18-19 October.

At the conference international top of the line examples of sustainable building and sustainable city initiatives will be compared with the best Swedish ones. This unique event will, in plenary sessions and in workshops, give possibilities for the delegates to actively compare their own examples and share views on the latest trends.

Please save the date! Registration will open from the webpage in a few weeks.

Bengt Wånggren
CEO, Sweden Green Building Council

Information about the event
Kistamässan, Arne Beurlings Torg 5
Will be possible from the website in a few weeks

Sweden Green Building Council
Sweden Green Building Council is a nonprofit organization that works to influence and develop the environmental and sustainability programs in the building industry. Our members are companies and organizations within the Swedish construction and property sector. Read more


Sweden Green
Building Council

Box 16132
SE-103 23 Stockholm
Visit: Drottninggatan 33
Sweden Green Building Council Nyhetsbrev
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Notes from the SCCC Annual General Meeting


Date: Thursday, April 19, 2012 at 3 P.M.
Location: SKF
40 Executive Court,
Scarborough, ON M1S 4N4


Board of Directors
Erik Thorsrud, Chairman; Roy Lizzi, Vice Chair; Sara Clarkson, Secretary; Marie Larsson, Administration and Events; Ashley Davis; João Ricciarelli; John Holland; Lars-Eric Sjoberg

Nominated New Board Members
Adrian Herschall, Len Kleine

Other SCCC Members
Gisela McKay, Michael Rathbone, Neil Sedgwick, Rolf Kindbom, Thor Eklund, Ulf Ernetoft

Introducing the 2012-2013 Board of Directors:

Erik Thorsrud, Chairman; Roy Lizzi, Vice Chair; Sara Clarkson, Secretary; Adrian Herschall, Treasurer; Marie Larsson, Administration and Events; Ashley Davis; João Ricciarelli; John Holland; Lars-Eric Sjöberg (former Chairman); Johan Ögren.

Special Thank You to:

João Ricciarelli of SKF for his hospitality in hosting the AGM, and for the good food and wine!

Menelaos Argiropoulos (Public Works and Government Services Canada) for his presentation “Doing Business with the Government of Canada” Understanding the Process & Fundamentals

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BCCTC PUB NIGHT and other EUCOCIT events



at the Duke of Westminster
Tuesday, April 17, 2012, 6 pm – 9 pm
BCCTC, CERBA, LS, and EU Chamber Members $30, Non Members $35
At the door: Members $35, Non Members $40
Special ticket: $20 for only Networking and 1 drink
Rates include HST
Duke of Westminster, First Canadian Place, Toronto, ON M5R 1B2
Free Parking after 6 pm at FCP parking lot
To register online Click here


Follow this link to ALL –  European Chambers of Commerce in Toronto Events:

OPP partners with Volvo dealer to offer child seat installation clinic. April 10th, 2012 @ 8:00am – 6:00pm


OPP partners with Volvo dealer to offer child seat installation clinic

Demonstrations intend to educate public and create awareness of laws

TORONTO, ON (April 9, 2012) – Ontario Provincial Police are partnering with Volvo of Oakville to offer a car seat installation clinic for area residents. The initiative will provide awareness of proper installation techniques and clarification of current laws.

The local initiative between the Burlington OPP and the Volvo dealership will offer demonstrations on how to correctly and safely secure infants, toddlers and young children, stressing the importance of having children of all ages and sizes properly restrained while in the vehicle. A roll-over simulator will be on site in order to demonstrate the reality of what can actually happen in the event of a collision. Officers will also recommend proper car seat adjustments for any interested members of the public who attend the clinics with their own vehicle regardless of make or model and will even be providing child seat recall notice information. Refreshments will also be provided.

“Volvo prides itself on its reputation for building safe, reliable vehicles and there should be no higher priority than the safety of our children,” says John Martins, President of both Volvo of Oakville and Hamilton Volvo who is pleased to welcome Burlington’s finest to his dealership, “We are honoured to be involved with an initiative that creates awareness of this important cause.”

Pet Restraint Systems will also be discussed with the assistance of a representative from M & G Pet Foods who will demonstrate various pet restraint products for vehicles. An unsecured pet is in danger of injury not only to itself but of other occupants in the vehicle as well.

The child seat safety clinic times are as follows:

Date: April 10th, 2012 @ 8:00am – 6:00pm

Location: Volvo of Oakville –  770 Pacific Road  Oakville, ON L6L 6M5  905-825-8088

Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Corporation of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 41 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. Volvo lead the list of luxury car brands in the 2012 Top Safety Picks by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS), with winners including the Volvo C30, S60, S80, XC60 and XC90.

August 24: SCCC Crayfish Party & BBQ

2012 Swedish Crayfish Party & Barbecue
Registration Printable Program/Invitation (PDF) The Tradition 2011 Slide show
Photos: 2011 Swedish Crayfish Party & Barbecue

The crayfish feast is a traditional Swedish festivity marking the end of the summer. It is one of the most delicious and humorous Swedish cultural experiences you can have and now you can enjoy it right here in Toronto.

The concept is easy: get together with a few friends, eat lots of crayfish, drink beer and schnapps, and top it all off with some singing Bring your best singing voice, enter our Karaoke contest and enjoy our entertainment that for sure will help raise the fun factor.

This year we have added Canadian BBQ options for those who aren’t fans of kräftor (crayfish) but still eager to enjoy the unique ambiance of this Swedish tradition.  As with all SCCC events, expect a fine feast!

We are returning to the same wonderful location as last year: the lovely, historic Sunnyside Pavilion, right on Lake Ontario. We will be in the small courtyard steps from the waterfront, are we are hoping for the perfect summer evening (we will move to the covered reception area in case of inclement weather).

SCCC Crayfish Party & BBQ
August 24, 2012
Sunnyside Pavilion
7 p.m. until late
$70 per person

Last day for registration is August 21.


Reserve your spot now!


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We are pleased to invite you to the SCCC Annual General Meeting.


Thursday, Apr 19th, 2012 • 3.00 6.00 p.m.

40 Executive Court Scarborough ON M1S 4N4

We are pleased to invite you to the SCCC Annual General Meeting.  

This is a good opportunity to meet and network with your fellow members as well as getting an update from our Board regarding last year’s affairs and our exciting plans for the coming year.

Guest Speaker:

A special presentation on
Doing Business with the Government of Canada – Understanding the Process & Fundamentals.
Mr Menelaos Argiropoulos – Public Works and Government Services Canada

Refreshments will be served

Looking forward to seeing you there.

Please r.s.v.p. via Punchbowl or to before April 16 2012

The Chairman’s Spring Ball Friday May 11 2012



This event is canceled due to unforeseen circumstances and will be rescheduled for another time.

We are sorry for any inconvenience.

Please contact for more information.


Great music, great food, and great atmosphere
makes for a great evening —
one not to be missed.

Whiskey tasting of
Mackmyra Swedish Whiskey
Too good to stay in Sweden!

Friday, May 11 2012

Dancing couple

Courtyard by Marriott

475 Yonge Street   Toronto, On

Please join us for a celebratory evening of dinner and dancing welcoming the arrival of Spring in the Swedish tradition.

A fun evening of networking, dancing,
dining, and amazing prizes.
Includes: dinner with wine, open bar, and entertainment.

Special appearance by professional ballroom dancers,
plus you will have an opportunity to learn how to
master the Waltz and the Merengue!

Whiskey tasting sponsored by Mackmyra Swedish Whiskey.

Swedish Whiskey, that is
too good to stay in Sweden!

Cocktails: 7:00 p.m.
Dinner: 8:00 p.m.
Dancing: 9:30 p.m.
Dress: Black tie

Includes: dinner with wine,
open bar, and entertainment.

Individual Tickets $150 (plus HST)

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Table of eight $1000 (plus HST)

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