Past Events

  • January 26: Nordic Breakfast Seminar: How Leaders Speak, with Jim Grey
  • February 16: Board Meeting
  • February 23: Nordic Corporate Health-Spa Day
  • IKEA Etobicoke celebrates its 10th anniversary!

    On Monday, October 17 at 9:00 a.m. IKEA Etobicoke welcomes members of the public and media to join us in celebrating 10 great years of shopping and community service. Doors open at 8 a.m. The public will be admitted on a first come, first served basis.

    The store will be honoring co-workers who have been with IKEA for 10 years as well as thanking the community for its continued support. Don't miss the debut of IKEA Etobicoke's 10-year anniversary film – written and directed by co-workers!

    Everyone is invited to join us at 9:30 a.m. for free breakfast and birthday cake.

    IKEA Etobicoke Fun Facts

    IKEA Etobicoke 10th Birthday was celebrated with cake for breakfast... a true Swedish tradition.

    Rachel Hahn, Communications Responsible wished us a good morning and handed over the word to the new store manager Ivana.Colatosti" Others from the Swedish community that enjoyed the morning were Christina Keighren, Swedish Trade Council,

    MATHIAS THOMSSEN Solutions Manager Ericsson
    Happy Birthday IKEA Etobicocke!

     

    Monthly Pub Night

    Here are photos from the monthly pub night with the British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce.

    Nordic and EUCOCIT members can attend for only $30.

    Pub night with the Brits are always a fun and a relaxed way to network and have a good meal. There were attendees from the Sweden, Denmark, and Finland Chambers.

     

    Crayfish party! August 26, 2011

    Where: Sunnyside Pavilion
    1755 Lake Shore Boulevard West
    Toronto, ON M6S 5A3
    Time: 7.30 p.m. to Morning
    Cost: $70 plus HST
    R.S.V.P. by August 19th.

    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.

    We have found the perfect location and are hoping for the perfect summer evening. Join us at the lovely, historic Sunnyside Pavilion, right on Lake Ontario. We will be in the small courtyard steps from the waterfront.

    (Yes, we will be outside but have a backup plan in case of rain.) And by the way, NO one leaves the table until all Aquavit and Crayfish has been devoured and all the Schnapps songs have been sung.

    All memberships are pro rated for a year but talk to us regarding discounts on two and three year's commitments.

    Thank you to our sponsors:

     

    Green Build Expo Lunch Seminar Thursday Oct 6th at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel

    arranged by The Swedish Trade Council.

    Experts from Canada and Sweden, share experiences from past challenges and insight on the road ahead to creating sustainable communities.

    Opening words by The Swedish Ambassador to Canada Mr.Teppo Tauriainen followed by and Introduction by Tomas Kårberger, Former Director general, Swedish Energy Agency. the moderator Ms. Mary Ellen Richardson , President, Canadian District Energy Association was the panel moderator.

    The panel members:

    • Mr. Bruce Ander,President and CEO, Markham District Energy Inc.
    • Mr. Daniel Leeming, Principal of Planning Partnership and Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners
    • Mr. Carl Bäckstand, International Director, White Architects, Sweden
    • Ms. Katarin Pelin, Director of Envoronment, City of Malmö, Sweden
    • Ms. Lene Gonning, Director, Bright Greentest Island; Denmark

     

    Green Build Expo October 4 - 7, 2011

    The SCCC was invited to take part in the Nordic Pavilion as an opportunity to widening the collaboration between Nordic Chambers of Commerce and Nordic Trade Councils in Toronto.

    The Nordic Pavilion was organized by the Swedish Energy Agency, Nordic Innovation and the Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Swedish Trade Councils. The Nordic Pavilion was attended by decision makers from all Nordic countries and showcased sustainable city concepts as well as individual companies, architects, designs, environmental technologies, renewable energy, innovative building solutions, ideas and innovations. For more detailed information please contact.

    Swedish Trade Council in Canada

     

    Membership News - Dinner Sept 2011

    Thank you to all of you that participated in SCCC dinner with the Swedish Minister for Trade and the Ambassador for Sweden to Canada.

    The Minister was very happy with the whole evening and also extended an opportunity to voice any concerns that you might have via e-mail just in case you did not have enough time or opportunity to do so during the dinner.

    This opportunity is also extended to all SCCC members and Swedish subsidiary companies that were unable to attend.

    Please address your thoughts and concerns to marie.larsson@sccc and your e-mail will be forwarded to the Minister.

    Here are the names of all participants in the group picture, from left to right, front step.

    Atlas Copco Construction Equipment Canada
    Mr. Erik Thorsrud, President/General Manager – Chairman SCCC

    SKF Canada Limited
    Mr. João Ricciarelli, President

    Swedish Trade Council
    Mr.Magnus Andersson,Trade Commissioner,

    Alfa Laval Inc.
    Mr. Ashley Davis, President

    On second step

    Arrow Truck
    Mr. Jacop Hodo,Diamond level sales consultant
    Mr. Vikas Gupta, Diamond level sales associate

    Minister for Trade
    Ms. Ewa Björling

    Ambassador for Sweden to Canada
    Mr.Teppo Tauriainen

    Arrow Truck
    Mr.Jerry Hollis, Branch Manager

    On back step

    SKF Canada Limited
    Mr. François Cliche, Manager Key Accounts

    Political Advisor, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    Mr. Gustav Ahlsson

    Senior Advisor, Americas, Ministry for Foreign Affairs
    Ms. Paula Wennerblom

    Swedish Trade Council
    Stefan Bergström,Vice-President Americas

    Honorary Consul
    Mr. Lars Henriksson

    Getinge Canada Limited
    Mr. Doug Friesen, President

     

    Board Meeting on August 17th, 2011

    Here are some pictures from our most recent SCCC Board Meeting on August 17th, 2011 at Alfa Laval in Scarborough. The meeting was hosted by Alfa Laval President Ashley Davis. We had great food, great beverages, loads of fun.....and accomplished some very exciting things for the Swedish Canadian Chamber. We even saw how Alfa Laval utilizes modern technology to operate their projector! Thank you very much to Ashley for hosting the meeting.

     

    NORDIC LUNCH SEMINAR, APRIL 2011

     

    NORDIC LUNCH SEMINAR, APRIL 2011

     

    SCCC Chairman's Spring Ball 2011

     

    SCCC LUCIA LUNCHEON, DEC. 3, 2010

     

    THANK YOU ATLAS COPCO CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

    FOR SPONSORING THE LUCIA CHOIR

    THANK YOU CARLA SACCO

    FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE
    AS SOLO SINGER AND WITH THE LUCIA CHOIR

    FOR YOUR PERFORMANCE

    THANK YOU IKEA

    FOR DONATING THE GLöGG
    THANK YOU STEAMWHISTLE BREWERY

    FOR DONATING THE BEER

    THANK YOU DOM INTERNATIONAL

    FOR DONATING THE SWEDISH CHEESE

    THANK YOU ARLA FOODS

    FOR DONATING THE DANISH CHEESE

    THANK YOU SHA SHA BREAD CO.

    FOR DONATING THE GINGER COCKIES

    THANKS TO THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES FOR THEIR DONATIONS TO THE RAFFLE: (IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER)

    Alfa Laval Inc.

    ARROW TRUCKS CANADA

    Dale Lessmann LLP

    Dom International

    Ericsson Canada

    Eton Ganghester 1928

    Fairmont Royal York

    IKEA Canada

    MACK CANADA

    Olsson Optical

    SANDVIK CANADA

    SKF CANADA

    SONY ERICSSON

    SPECOPS INC.

    TETRA PAK CANADA

    VOLVO TRUCKS CANADA

     

    SWEDISH GLöGG

    Pour into a saucepan : 1 bottle ordinary red wine and 1/2-1 dl schnapps (vodka, apricot brandy or whiskey - optional ) Add the following spices:

    1 ginger root (whole), 2 pieces of stick cinnamon 1/2 tsp cardamon seed 6-8 cloves

    Let sit for a while. Meanwhile prepare: 1 dl seedless raisons and 1/2 dl blanched almonds.

    To serve, heat the Glogg, but do not boil. Pour it piping hot over raisons and almonds in small mugs or glasses.

    GOOD ALTERNATIVE TO DO YOUR OWN GLöGG, IS TO BUY THE GLöGG AT IKEA, SPICED AND READY TO MIX WITH RED WINE!

     

    Nordic Cup Golf Tournament

    At the Royal Woodbine Golf Club, September 8th.

    Click Here View Photo Gallery

     

    RANDOLPH ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS


    The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and one of its members:

    RANDOLPH ACADEMY FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS are celebrating

    IKEA's MIDNIGHT MADNESS at IKEA Etobicoke

     

    SWEDISH NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATION

    HOSTED BY
    LARS HENRIKSSON, HONORARY SWEDISH CONSUL IN TORONTO

    Marianne Mannerheim (middle)

    During the Swedish National Day celebration,
    Marianne Mannerheim,
    President of Marbin Corp. and
    Wild Wing Blue Mountian, located in
    Collingwood, handed over grants to
    Canadian students for studies in Sweden

     

    IKEA OPENS RE-DESIGNED MARKET HALL

    On May 19th IKEA Etobocoke unveiled re-designed Market Hall

    Ribbon-cutting-the new Market Hall is open!

    IKEA in Etobicoke extended an invitation to all SCCC fellow members and their
    friends to the

    Ikea has extended an invitation to all fellow SCCC members and their friends to the Grand Re-Opening of IKEA Etobicoke's Market Hall.

    The re-opening was celebrated with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and the guests were offered a delicious Swedish buffet, live entertainment and expert home furnishing advice.

     

    SCCC mebers meet EU CETA Chief Negotiator at an April reception

    The European Union Chamber of Commerce
    in Toronto and
    the Delegation of he European Union to Canada
    invited the SCCC
    to a cocktail reception
    with the EU CETA Chief Negotiator,
    Mr. Mauro Petriccione.

    Wednesday January 2010

    Storesupport is a staffing and sales service company aimed at retailers, chain stores and all brands having a product to sell to the store.

    "Our goal is to serve that staffing and service expertise in the retail sector. We want our customers to see us as the "marketplace for retail people". Whenever our customers have a need for resources that otherwise would affect the productivity of a store, we always have a solution".

    Read more about Storesupport Canada in the News section
    click on "Introducing New Members"

     

    SCCC AND EUCOCIT MEETING 2010

     

    Kingo Couture introduced its new product line

     

    SNÖ of Sweden, fabulous looking jewellery!

    SCCC Members:Lisette Kingo, President of Kingo Couture and her husband Jonas Kingo, VP Sales & Marketing of Aniara Corp.

    Almost 200 persons attended the networking evening. The fashion show was greatly appreciated by almost 200 guests attending the networking evening . On the runway fashion designs from Sweden, UK and Ukraine was shown.

    For information about the sponsors and organizers, please contact Monika Lindmark at SCCC : Tel: 416-925-8661