Updates & News

Orpheus Choir 10% 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!

10% discount for SCCC Members and Friends!
Use the promo code: Nils10

 

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: www.euffto.com

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.

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.

VIKINGS! Royal Ontario Museum: Nov 4, 2017 – 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 www.rom.on.ca 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.

Lucia; A Celebration of Light, December 1st 2017

You are cordially invited to Lucia

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.”

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 and reinvented classics in a new take on this traditional buffet.

Chef Cole from the Swedish Embassy in Ottawa is helping to make this a truly inspiring culinary experience!

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 Christmas and relationships beyond borders, all in the light of Lucia.

When you arrive you will be greeted by a  trio from the Emperor Quartet to start the Luncheon off on a Royal note.

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!

Experience this one of its kind event in Toronto and enjoy a unique taste of Sweden!

 We are happy to announce that the Lucia luncheon will take place in the
presence of His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.

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

You can win two tickets with Iceland Air,
a spa day at the Blue Lagoon (enjoy your  lay-over in Iceland),
plus a stay at Hilton Reykjavik and Hilton Stockholm Slussen.

Details

Fairmont Royal York • Ballroom • 100 Front Street • Toronto, ON
Last day to register is November 24th. Don’t miss out.

Individual tickets and tables of 10 -12 can be bought online via Pay Pal (below) or by cheque prior to the event.

(No tickets will be available at the door, and no cancellations after November 24, 2017.)
SCCC Members: $170.00 plus tax (Early bird) • Non-members: $210.00 plus tax

Lucia December 1st, 2017

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

Let’s Talk Tax: October 5, 2017

Image: Compass

Comparing and navigating Swedish, UK, and Canadian systems
and identifying opportunities.
The British and Swedish- Canadian Chambers of Commerce cordially invite you to learn the basics:

 General tax rules and tax primer in UK, Sweden, and Canada. 
Planning opportunities including:

  • Personal Planning — Residence, emigration, and immigration;
  • Estate Planning — Family at home and abroad;
  • Business Planning — Business activities abroad;
  • What’s New — Recent developments in Canadian income tax.

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 6:00 – 8:30 pm,
At EUCCAN – 480 University Avenue, Suite 1500, Toronto, ON
Members: $45;
Non-members: $55. Plus HST.

Refreshments included.

Last Day to Register: October 2, 2017.
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 This event is supported by:
Event organizers:
       

Register online:


Let’s talk tax Oct 5 2017



Presenters:

Harry Margulies, Tax and Management International Inc.
James A. Fraser, Fraser Tax Law
Dean Smith, Partner, Cadesky & Associates LLP

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Photo: Harry MarguliesMr. Margulies has resided in Canada since 1982 and was prior to moving to Canada a partner in a Swedish tax advisory service.

Prior to leaving Sweden, he has co-authored books on buying and selling corporations, the new tax avoidance act and written extensively in tax journals on Swedish-international tax issues (all in Swedish).

After leaving for Canada he has authored a number of articles in a Swedish tax journal on the Swedish-UK tax treaty. The Swedes had to renegotiate the tax treaty as a result of the tax treaty interpretations published in these articles and a landmark case won in the Swedish high tax court.

Mr. Margulies has continued to specialize in international tax issues. Specifically, with either Sweden or the UK on one side and in some cases, with Canada on the other.

His clients are almost all residents in Europe.

Mr. Fraser and Mr. Margulies have collaborated successfully in a number of Sweden-Canada and UK-Canada issues with Fraser Tax Law managing the Canadian side of the planning.

 

 

 James A. Fraser is a lawyer and was called to the Ontario Bar in 2007. Since graduating from U of T Law in 2006, he has practiced tax law in Toronto, and in 2014, launched his own boutique office, Fraser Tax Law. James specializes in international, corporate, personal and estate tax planning. This involves trust and estate planning, reorganizing corporate groups, cross-border structures and optimizing after-tax results on purchase and sale transactions.

James has extensive experience with individual residency and cross-border and offshore tax structures from a Canadian perspective. His background on Bay Street with a national Canadian firm provided a breadth of exposure beyond typical estate and corporate planning, which he now brings to bear for his clients.

 

 

Dean Smith, Partner, Cadesky & Associates LLP

  • Partner, Cadesky Tax
  • President — British Canadian Chamber of Trade and Commerce (BCCTC)
  • Past Chair tax committee — American Chamber of Commerce in Canada (Amcham)
  • Practicing in taxation since 1989
  • Frequent speaker at conferences and seminars

 

Welcome new member: Specialisterne Canada

Specialisterne Canada specializes in working with businesses to help them recruit and integrate individuals on the autism spectrum into their workforce. Specialized recruitment, on-boarding and management practices provide an effective method of assessing candidate and job fit and create an environment that allows new employees, existing employees and managers to be at their best and most productive.

Founded in Denmark in 2004, Specialisterne – Danish for The Specialists – has operations in 14 countries worldwide and was established in Canada in 2013. The expertise Specialisterne has acquired over more than a decade is transferable, and they work closely with their partners to integrate proven practices into their operating environments.

British Chamber Pub Night with Sweden & Belgium (Sept 19)

Join us and bring a guest, for an evening of networking in a comfortable setting. Now with a wider selection of food and your choice of house red or white wine, beer on tap or any kind, or any mixed drink using our bar rail.

Regular tickets (include dinner and 1 drink):
Members $50, Non-Members $65

Special for Regular tickets only ~ Register online and save $5 (before 9 am Aug 15th) : Members $45, Non-Members $60

Networking Only (include 1 drink):
Members $25, Non-Members $30

All rates include HST.  We will have door prizes!!!

WHEN:
September 19, 2017
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

WHERE:
PJ O’Brien’s Pub
39 Colborne St
Toronto, ON
M5E 1E3

Click here to register

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