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Lucia Luncheon and 50th Jubilee Celebration of Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce

Photo Advisory

December 4, 2015

WHAT:  The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is hosting a unique celebration of Swedish culture – a very special Lucia Luncheon combined with its 50th Jubilee Celebration

WHO: SCCC Chairman Lennart P. Kleine, Dignitaries, SCCC Board of Directors, and guests

VIP IN ATTENDANCE:  His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada; Lars Henriksson, Honorary Council, Consulate of Sweden; Councilor Michael Thompson, City of Toronto

WHEN:  Friday, December 4, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo Opportunity 1:30pm

WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street W., Toronto, ON  in the Concert Hall, Second floor

MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The Swedish Lucia Choir of Toronto, comprising of children ages 3-17, will lead the traditional candle light procession signaling the arrival of St. Lucia who wears a white robe and a crown of flickering white candles encircling her head.

BACKGROUND: Lucia is a major Swedish tradition held in December to symbolize the bringing of light to the winter darkness. On St. Lucia’s day in Sweden you will see thousands of young children emerge from the darkness of a Swedish winter’s day with a procession of light. Dressed as Lucia’s maidens, in flowing white gowns, each child holds a candle and wears a wreath of glowing candles in their hair.

EVENT PROGRAM:

11a.m.        Glögg Reception

11:45 a.m. Welcoming and Opening remarks by the SCCC’s Chairman Lennart P.Kleine and His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.

12 p.m.       Julbord (Christmas Buffet)

1:30 p.m.    Lucia Procession (PHOTO OPPORTUNITY)

3 p.m.         Close

MEDIA CONTACT:

Patricia MacLean
Phone: +1 416 414 7755
E-mail: patricia.maclean@ericsson.com