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Invitation to attend SCCC’s Annual Lucia Celebration, December 14, 2018

Dear colleagues, family and friends.

The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce cordially invites you to join us for our Annual Lucia Celebration!

“The air is getting colder, the holidays are near,
a time for celebration with those we hold so dear.
Let the warmth of the glögg take the chill from the air,
and the light from Lucia makes winter easier to bear.”

The past several years we have enjoyed your company at our Annual Lucia Celebration, hosted by the Fairmont Royal York Hotel. This year we will have a new and more modern overall Nordic experience by relocating our event to Hilton Toronto.

Invite your business acquaintances, friends, and family to get away from the daily routine and join us for an atmospheric afternoon as we celebrate the joy and wonder of the holidays and relationships beyond borders, all in the light of Lucia.

From your first sip at the glögg reception to the last bite of the Christmas ham, prepare yourself for a culinary journey through Swedish specialties featuring well-known Swedish recipes with some new adaptations from Chef Kevin and his team at the Hilton. Enjoy a unique taste of Sweden!

Brian G. Smith, an award-winning alumnus of The Second City, celebrated filmmaker and Swedish Salmon-Raffler, will MC the event.

We are delighted to once again have Toronto Children’s Lucia Choir perform, as well as dazzling raffle prizes to be won and as always, the traditional singing of Schnapps songs!

If you like to extend your stay in downtown Toronto for an evening or perhaps the weekend, Click here for the special room rate that Hilton Toronto generously offer our Lucia guests. Alternatively, call 1-800- HILTONS and ask to book your room under “Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce” or refer to group code “SWED18”


11.30 A.M. Glögg Reception

12.00 Noon. Welcoming and Opening remarks by the SCCC’s Chairman Lars Ruuth and VIP guests.

12.30 P.M. Julbord (Christmas Buffet)

1.30 P.M. Lucia Procession

2.00 P.M. Raffle and Coffee

3.00 P.M Close

We are happy to announce that the Lucia luncheon will be attended by
Ms. Jessica Hedin, Chargé d’affaires at the Embassy of Sweden.


Don’t forget to bring your money for Raffle Tickets!

You could be the lucky winner of two tickets with Iceland Air!

(purchased through either cash or credit card.)

Last day to register is December 7. No tickets will be available at the door, and no cancellations after December 7, 2018. Individual tickets and tables of 8-10 can be bought online via Pay Pal (below) or by cheque prior to the event. Contact or call 416 925-8661 if you have any questions.

Important notice: Your Lucia tickets will NOT be mailed out due to the backlog at Canada Post. Please pick them up at the registration table when you get to the event.

Lucia December 14th, 2018


The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce would like to gratefully acknowledge our sponsors and partners for their generous support.

Volvo Cars of Canada   
Iceland Air
, Hilton Toronto Absolute Vodka, IKEA, Mondelez, PHAIDON, Anna’s Ginger Snaps, Alfa Laval, Ericsson, SKF, Kosta Boda, Tetra Pak, Club Link, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, DOM International, Flow, Löfbergs, Fjällräven, Steam Whistle, DSV Solutions Inc. Accenta, Husqvarna Motorcycles, Ecco Shoes, Spirit of York Distillery Co. Volvo Cars Canada, Hästens, EF – Education FirstKlippan, Toronto Marlies,

More to be confirmed.


The Chamber is happy to announce that we are continuing to work closely with the Second Harvest food rescue organization, to make sure that all leftover food from our amazing Julbord, will be enjoyed by those in need.

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The Purposeful Leader: Monday, 5 November 2018 from 8:45 AM to 11:30 AM

The Purposeful Leader!
What is it, how do you become one, and why does it matter in the 21st Century?

Three powerful women share insights on their journey to success and provide an inspiring message for next generation global business leaders.

Please join us to meet our keynote speaker Kathrine Löfberg,Chair of Löfbergs, Sweden, one of the largest family-owned coffee roasters in the Nordic Countries. In addition to hearing from Kathrine we will have the pleasure to listen to our special guest speakers:

Swedish breakfast FIKA will be provided.

08.45-09.15 am Networking and Breakfast FIKA
09.20-09.30 am Introduction by Moderator
09.30-10.30 am Presentations
10.30-11.00 am Panel Discussion

Organized by the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce 
and Supported by EUCCAN

Click here for tickets on Eventbrite.

September 20, 2018: Using International Arbitration as a Vehicle for Effective Resolution of Cross-Border Disputes Under CETA

Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce Fall Meeting (Free Event)
Using International Arbitration as a Vehicle for Effective Resolution of Cross-Border Disputes

Please join the Board of Directors and Members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce for an evening of networking and presentations on the topic of International Arbitration and its effectiveness in resolving commercial and investment disputes across state borders.Bennett Jones Logo

Hosted by Bennett Jones LLP, and held in collaboration with the European-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Team Sweden, this evening will provide an opportunity to meet and mingle with fellow European-Canadian business leaders and hear from leading legal experts on the latest trends and developments in International Arbitration.

Topics addressed will include the following:

  • Resolving cross-border disputes through International Arbitration
  • Understanding Commercial and Investor-State Arbitration
  • Changes proposed under CETA to Investor-State Arbitration involving Canada and the EU
  • Unique mechanisms available in International Arbitration to ensure effective enforcement of judgements across borders
  • Other benefits of using International Arbitration for dispute resolution

Space is limited. Please reserve your free seat by emailing: or calling 416-925.8661


Artem Barsukov

Vasilis Pappas

Vasilis Pappas, Partner, Co-Head of International Arbitration, Bennett Jones LLP
Artem Barsukov, Associate, Bennett Jones LLP

Date: September 20, 2018
Venue: Bennett Jones LLP
3400 First Canadian Place, Suite 3400, Toronto, ON, M5X 1A4

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5:30 pm – Welcome cocktails
6:00 pm – 7:00 pm – Presentations
7:00 pm – 7:30 pm – Networking cocktails

This event is in collaboration with the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Bennett Jones LLP.

Supported by EUCCAN.

Reserve your spot for April 10th! How can CETA work for your business?


Canada-EU free trade agreement

Gain insights how to grow your international revenues under CETA and meet and mingle with other representatives from Swedish companies in Canada.

Welcome to this seminar to gain insights into the benefits and opportunities of CETA, Comprehensive and Economic Trade Agreement implemented between EU and Canada Sept. 21st, 2017, followed by a networking reception. The seminar is hosted by Business Sweden, Swedish embassy, Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce and Canadian law firm Miller Thomson.

At a time when negotiating international free trade agreements is proving difficult Canada and the EU have struck a modern and mutually beneficial agreement. Canada has opened its borders to European investments, imports and workforces, which is generating a wealth of opportunities for Swedish companies to increase their international revenues.

Where: Miller Thomson LLP – 40 King Street West, Toronto, Suite #5800
When: April 10, 15.00-16.30, followed by networking reception between 16.30-18.00
RSVP: Please RSVP by April 5th to

14.45-15.00 Coffee and registration
15.00 -16.30 Presentations and Q&A 
Welcome and introductions by Lydia Engholm, Business Sweden Canada

  • Ingrid Berglund – Swedish National Board of Trade (Kommerskollegium)
  • Anna Folkesson – Business Sweden Trade facilitation office Stockholm
  • Imran Ahmad – Miller Thomson LLP

16.30-18.00 Networking reception

If you have specific questions relating to Canada, CETA and or other trade and investment queries, please send us an e-mail ahead of time so that we can answer your questions in the best way.

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Join us for the 1st annual Swedish Heritage Night with the Toronto Marlies, Dec 16, 2017

The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce is proud to support Swedish Heritage Night with the Toronto Marlies, the AHL Affiliate of the Toronto Maple Leafs. Come out and enjoy exciting high-quality hockey along with great entertainment before and during the game. Bring your family and friends.

Matt Pullen, Toronto Marlies and SCCC Chairman Lars Ruuth with son at the Toronto Marlies vs. Charlotte Checkers game on Oct 22, 2017.

“I attended a recent Marlies game and was very impressed by the whole experience. Of course, the hockey was great, and so was the excitement in the stands. There was lots of entertainment and activities before and during the game creating a really fantastic event – at a very reasonable cost! If you have not been to a game recently – come see for yourself how great it is. Hope you will join us on Dec 16th!” — Lars Ruuth, Chairman SCCC

Pre-game entertainment from the Swedish Cultural Community:
3.00 P.M. – 4.00 P.M
Toronto Marlies vs. Manitoba Moose:  
4.00 P.M. – 6.00 P.M.

The Ricoh Coliseum is located on the CNE grounds (Click for directions) and is easily accessible by TTC, Go Train (Exhibition GO Station), or car. Parking is available for a $15 flat fee.

Orpheus Choir. Now, 40% discount for SCCC Members & Friends

Photo: Trumpet with Orpeus Choir logo

Friday, December 15, 2017
7:30 PM – 10:00 PM EST

Metropolitan United Church
56 Queen Street East
Toronto, ON M5C 2Z3

Swing into the merry season with the Orpheus Choir, one of Toronto’s most distinguished & important choirs.

Expect high-energy chart toppers from the Bob DeAngelis Big Band and acclaimed jazz pianist John Sherwoord, alongside Nils Lindberg’s sparkling Christmas Cantata and other festive favourites!

40% discount for SCCC Members and Friends!
Use the promo code: Nils40


SWEA Swedish Christmas Market: Harbourfront November 25-26, 2017

Catch a great Swedish film at the European Film Festival! November 9 to 23, 2017.

Be sure to check out Holy Mess at this year’s EUFF, showing Sunday, November 19, 2017 6:00 PM

Original Title: En underbar jävla jul
Country: Sweden
Director: Helena Bergström
Cast: Maria Lundqvist, Robert Gustafsson, Anton Lundqvist
Genre: Comedy
Language: Swedish
Runtime: 118 minutes
Release Date: 2015

Synopsis: A young couple, Simon and Oscar, together with their girlfriend, Cissi, have bought a house outside Stockholm. One room has top priority: the nursery, because Cissi is expecting. But who is the father – Simon or Oscar? Nevertheless, come what may, they’re going to start a family. They haven’t revealed the secret to their families yet but what better time to disclose the truth than Christmas night?

You can also catch other great European films during the Festival which runs from Thursday, November 9 to Thursday, November 23, 2017.
See the full schedule at the site:

ROM Event: The rich culinary heritage of Scandinavia (Feb 6, 2018)

Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Reception to follow

Join Michelin star chef Magnus Nilsson for a delectable discussion on the rich culinary heritage of Scandinavia. As head chef of the world renowned restaurant Fäviken, Nilsson has made it a point to work within the confines of the seasons of Northern Sweden; whether it be fishing and hunting nearby or harvesting and preserving produce.

Find out his fascinating approach to the ever-changing menu unique to the Scandinavian terroir.

Please note that Chef Nilsson will not be providing the reception menu.

Other special sessions have already sold out, so click here to get your tickets now!

Part of the VIKINGS! The Exhibition at the Royal Ontario Museum.

VIKINGS! Royal Ontario Museum: ON UNTIL Apr 2, 2018

VIKINGS: The Exhibition

Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture in VIKINGS: The Exhibition, presented by investment dealer Raymond James Ltd. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, VIKINGS is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisans, and craftspeople.

Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, as well as interactive and immersive experiences.

Save 20% off ROM admission.
Buy your tickets at and
use promo code: SCCC

Also see: The rich culinary heritage of Scandinavia, with Michelin star chef Magnus Nilsson at the ROM, Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 7:00 – 8:00 pm.

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