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SCCC 2014 registrations

 

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 The Finnish, Swedish, and Danish Chambers of Commerce invite you to join us on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at the beautiful Royal Woodbine Golf Club for our Annual Nordic Cup Golf Tournament.
Individual golfers are welcome. When you register as an individual golfer we will place you in a foursome.

SCCC 2014 registrations:

(a) Request an invoice to pay with Credit Card via Pay Pal then scan and email the filled out version to: events@sccc.ca Call 416-925-8661 if you have any questions.
or
(b) mail it with a cheque made out to: The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, 2 Bloor Street West, Suite 2109, Toronto ON, M4W 3E2

Registration

Individual golfers are welcome. When you register as an individual golfer we will place you in a foursome.
Name: ____________________________________________________________________________________
Company: _________________________________________________________________________________

Telephone:___________________ E-mail: ______________________________________

Golfer 1: ____________________________________

Golfer 2: ____________________________________

Golfer 3: ____________________________________

Golfer 4: ____________________________________

Individual Tickets: _______@ $185 (+HST)

Foursome: ________ @ $700 (+HST)

Foursome + Hole Sponsorship: _______@ $950 (+HST)

Dinner guest only option: ________ @ $80 (+HST)

I would like to sponsor (please specify): _________________________________________________________
Total: _______________________________

Method of Payment:
[ ] Request an invoice to pay with Credit Card via Pay Pal
[ ] Mail in a Cheque with your registration
[ ] Other_______________________________________________

2014 NCCGT Sponsorship Opportunities

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Nordic Chamber CollaborationThere are a limited number of key sponsorship positions available and they are selling quickly. Register early to be sure to get a premium spot for your organization!You can purchase your sponsorship online (click here) or call Marie Larsson at 416.925.8661

Title sponsorship:  $6,000                                                                                                              

The Title Sponsor receives the combined features of the Gold Sponsorship, Carts Sponsorship, and the BBQ Lunch Sponsorship, plus $2,150.00 in additional Hole Sponsorship benefits, plus your company name in the Tournament branding.

Specifically, your logo (and link where applicable) will be included in the following promotional opportunities:

  • ·         Invitations and registration forms;
  • ·         All email invitations sent by the Swedish, Danish and Finnish Chambers;
  • ·         On the Swedish, Danish, and Finnish Chamber websites/blogs;
  • ·         Twitter
  • ·         Facebook
  • ·         Event listed on the European Chambers Of Commerce Website.

Gold Sponsorship: $ 2,000                                                                                                          

  • ·         Company foursome
  • ·         Company logo on all signage
  • ·         Exclusive sponsorship on a hole of your choice
  • ·         Signage at the registration table
  • ·         Sponsorship recognized at dinner and prize presentations
  • ·         Speaking opportunity
  • ·         Full back page in program

BBQ Lunch Sponsor: $ 1,000                                                                                                      

  • ·         Company signage and display on all tables
  • ·         Exclusive sponsorship of one hole
  • ·         Half page in program

Cart Sponsor: $ 800                                                                                                                 

  • ·         Company logo on signage in all the golf carts
  • ·        Quarter page in the program

Hole sponsorships:

Signage on Hole and opportunity to have your own special promotion and handouts

  • Putting green Contest                                                 $ 500
  • Closest to the pin – Men                                              $ 350
  • Closest to the pin second shoot – Ladies                       $ 350
  • Hole in On                                                                 $ 350
  • The longest drive                                                       $ 300
  • Hole Sponsor                                                             $ 250

To find out which holes and sponsorships are still available, please contact Marie Larsson at 416.925.8661 or events@sccc.ca
See a map of the course at: http://www.royalwoodbine.com/score_card/


NCCGT Sponsorships



LUMINATO FESTIVAL – Check out some Swedish culture in Toronto

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About the Festival

“Luminato began as a dream that each year Toronto would invite the world to join us in celebrating creativity. A dream where the best artists in the world and the best artists in Canada fill the stage that is Toronto with new and wonderful creations...[read more here]

New Scandinavian Crime Fiction…

Sunday, June 8th
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
The Bram & Bluma Appel Salon at the Toronto Reference Library

Stieg Larsson, Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo are just a few of the Scandinavian crime writers that have transformed the genre and brought it global recognition. Three regional masters of the form—Denmark’s Jakob Melander, Sweden’s Dan T. Sehlberg and Norway’s Thomas Enger—and, from just outside of it, the Netherlands’ Herman Koch, make a unique and exciting visit to Luminato to consider their penchant for a good murder, and the craft behind it. [for more info click here]
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Sweden
Mona
By author: Dan T. Sehlberg          Translated by: Rachel Willson-Broyles
A suspenseful and highly original technothriller based on breathtaking developments in the field of thought-controlled systems and cyber warfare.

Denmark
The House that Jack Built
By author: Jakob Melander         Translated by: Paul Russell Garrett
The first book in the crime series featuring Lars Winkler: loner, dad, former squatter, and drug addict — and the most dedicated detective in Copenhagen.

Norway
Pierced
By author: Thomas Enger  Translated by: Charlotte Barslund
Norway’s Thomas Enger, bestselling author of The Henning Juul Series, presents Pierced – a riveting tale of secrets, betrayals, and a dangerous quest for truth.

 

TimesTalks Luminato – Isabella Rossellini

600x400-EVENT-Isabella Rossellini Photo Credit Andre RauSunday, June 8th
6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
MaRS Discovery District
Among second-generation icons, Isabella Rossellini is that rarest of examples whose artistry reflects both of her legendary parents. As an actress, whose career extends from David Lynch’s groundbreaking Blue Velvet to Denis Villeneuve’s erotic Enemy, she is as gifted as her mother, Ingrid Bergman…[click here for more]

 

Guarding the Air: Selected Poems of Gunnar Harding

Gunnar Harding

Translated, edited, and introduced by Roger Greenwald,
with line drawings by the poet.
Published by Black Widow Press (Boston)

You will be able to hear some poems and some music,
enjoy some refreshments, and browse the book in
Ben McNally’s beautiful book store — one of the few
independent ones left in downtown Toronto.

Gunnar Harding’s appealing poetry is marked by a strong intellect and a great gift for imagery.
Anselm Hollo described it as “a tapestry that is musical as well as visual – humorous, bluesy,
and always compassionate.”

GUARDING THE AIR is the first large selection of Harding’s poetry to appear in English:
112 poems drawn from eleven of the fourteen books Harding has published that contain
poetry in verse. As well as line drawings by the poet, the book contains a brief introduction,
a guide to the poetry in the form of Harding’s prefaces to his three Swedish volumes of
selected poems, and extensive endnotes.

“It’s hard to believe these poems are translations – they are so clear, so exhilarating,
have such an immediate and uninterrupted effect. Yet one knows they must be, because
there is nothing like them in English. These invariably lively, lyric meditations and journeys
to every imaginable time and place show that Gunnar Harding is a great contemporary poet;
and in Roger Greenwald’s translations we may have him as if for our own.”
–  Kenneth Koch

[With thanks to Ms Britt Bengtsson, Press & Cultural Officer, Embassy of Sweden, Ottawa,
and to Mr. Lars Henriksson, Consul at the Swedish Consulate in Toronto,
for their generous assistance.]

Oshawa – – The future of healthcare is happening right here in Durham Region

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As Lakeridge Health’s educational hub, the LHEARN Centre has upgraded to the most advanced and lifelike patient simulators. They blink, breathe and experience the same medical emergencies health care providers are faced with every day. The LHEARN Centre has taken medical simulation to the next level with the SimView system—the first of its kind to be installed in Canada. It records simulations so learners can watch themselves in action, improve their techniques and provide the best health care possible.

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UltrasoundSim & SimMan 3G on display at the Lakeridge Health Education And Research Network (LHEARN) Centre Open House reception, on May 14.

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Dr. Randy Wax, Lakeridge, Kevin Empey, President & CEO, Lakeridge Health, Len Kleine, Senior Director, Business Development, Lakeridge Health

For more information contact:

Lakeridge Health Communications

905-576-8711 x. 4317

communications@lakeridgehealth.on.ca

 

 

Denmark is hosting the Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday May 10th at the Drake Hotel.

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Dear friends,

Join us and enjoy the live broadcast from Copenhagen,
The contest is one of the most watched TV programs in Europe and dates back to 1956. With national heats and

semi finals culminating in the Grand Finale, it takes on overtones of a sporting event for the glory of the best new

song from Europe.

As in previous years, seats are available on a first come, first serve basis. Just come and have a good time with

friends.

We’ll also be giving away some exciting prizes!

We look forward to seeing you there.

Arne Nordtorp

(Honorary Consul General of Denmark, Toronto)

WHAT:

Eurovision Song Contest

WHERE:

Drake Hotel

1150 Queen Street West,

Toronto

WHEN:

May 10, 2014, 3pm to 6pm

Europe Day Celebration, May 15th

Europe Day
The European Union Chamber of Commerce in Toronto would like you to save the date for this year’s Europe Day Reception
on
Thursday, May 15, 2014
6.00 pm – 9.00 pm

Location: Courtyard Marriott in Downtown Toronto
475 Yonge Street, Toronto

Directions may be found here.

Europe Day celebrates the anniversary of the Schuman Declaration in May 1950, which called for integrated European cooperation and created the beginnings of what is now the European Union.

Special Guest of Honour:
Marie-Anne Coninsx Ambassador of the European Union to Canada

Click here to register

Press Release: Atlas Copco Canada Inc. celebrates 65 year Anniversary

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May 5, 2014 – MISSISSAUGA, Ont. – On May 9, 2014 Atlas Copco Canada Inc. is celebrating 65 years as a Canadian leader in sales, service and marketing of air and gas compressors, portable compressors, generators, mining and rock excavation equipment, construction tools, pneumatic and electric power tools and assembly systems.

As stated by Louka Geladi, Vice President Holding, Atlas Copco Canada Inc.: “We are proud that Atlas Copco has been in intrinsic part of the Canadian market since its establishment in 1949. Our 750 employees and 200 distributors can feel great about their accomplishments in strengthening our customer focus and relations.”

With 33 locations across Canada, Atlas Copco Canada has developed a vast range of industrial products catering to several industries such as: Mining, Road Construction, Automotive, Manufacturing and Oil Sands.

Our success in business is backed up by a nationwide sales, distribution, service and maintenance network supporting our commitment to sustainable productivity while staying close to our customers.

Louka Geladi added: “We are convinced that our combination of product excellence and dedicated people will contribute in achieving our vision to become and remain First in Mind—First in Choice for the next 65 years.”

For further information please contact:

Louka Geladi, President

Atlas Copco Canada Inc.

Telephone: 289.562.6112

E-mail:  louka.geladi@ca.atlascopco.com

 

Danielle Dargis, Communication Coordinator

Atlas Copco Canada Inc.

Telephone: 819.769.1777

E-mail:  danielle.dargis@ca.atlascopco.com

Volvo News Alert! Twenty years since Volvo made its debut in the BTCC with the 850 Estate

It is now 20 years since Volvo marked its return to the racetrack – with an estate! The venture would lead to many successful years in the BTCC – including an overall victory in 1998. “When I signed up for Volvo and TWR around Christmas 1993, I didn’t know about the estate plans,” says Rickard Rydell. “If I’d known, I would probably have hesitated. It was lucky I didn’t know!”

Volvo’s Back on Track project was tangibly launched in April 1994, when two liveried Volvo 850 estate cars rolled up to the start line on the Thruxton track in southern England. It was the start of the season of the most prestigious standard car series, the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC).

Alongside Tom Walkinshaw Racing – TWR – Volvo had initiated a major investment in the class, and the idea of using estate cars was a great success right from the outset. They attracted a great deal of attention and challenged Volvo’s image in a positive way, particularly in the UK. Volvo wanted to demonstrate that it was possible to combine practicality with pleasure!

Behind the wheel of one of the cars was 26-year-old Rickard Rydell who, despite his tender age, had a great deal of experience from karting, Formula 3000 and Formula 3. In the other car was his team-mate Jan Lammers, a 37-year-old Dutchman who had competed in various classes including Formula 1.

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“It’s hard to believe that 20 years have passed,” says Rickard Rydell today. “It doesn’t feel like it. But now looking back it is clear that we were focusing on the right class at the right time.”

TWR, which had been Volvo’s main competitor in the European Championship series during the 1980s when the 240 Turbo was competing against the Rover SD1, had now been contracted for three years and was responsible for the technical development of the racing car. Volvo would be responsible for technical support, marketing and PR.

The decision to compete with two estate cars was taken several months before the start, but was kept secret until the last moment. When the news was released, many thought it was a joke. A large estate is not an ideal track car – with a lot of weight behind the rear axle and a higher centre of gravity, it is harder to get around the corners than a saloon.

“But the aerodynamics of the estate were slightly better than the saloon,” says Rickard Rydell. The deciding factor, however, was that the estate would attract more attention.

According to the FIA class 2 regulations, the competition cars had to be based on a production model. The appearance of the body could not be changed, although to make the races close and exciting, the cylinder volume was restricted to two litres, the maximum engine speed to 8,500 rpm and the minimum weight to 950 kg for front-wheel drive cars. Supercharging was not permitted in any form.

Volvo and TWR used their five-cylinder engine as a basis, which in the 850 Turbo had a 2.3 litre volume and produced 225 hp. In the racing version – with no turbo and with a 2 litre volume – it produced around 290 hp. The five speed manual transmission in the standard car was replaced with a six speed sequential transmission. Volvo was the first team to incorporate a catalytic converter in its cars – a feature that was soon to become mandatory according to regulations for the class.

“We hadn’t had time to test the car on the track before its launch at Thruxton on April4th,” says Rickard Rydell. “Jan Lammers and I had been able to drive a few hundred metres at the entrance to TWR’s development workshop, but that was all!”

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From the outset, the first season was designated a trial year for the drivers, team and cars, and they didn’t expect to be near the front of the standings. As a result, they could also treat themselves to the PR stunt of driving an estate.

“The Volvo 850 estate was by far the largest car in the series,” explains Rickard Rydell. “Our competitors, who were taking part largely to strengthen their sporting image, were not pleased about having to compete with an estate. There were a few taunts from other drivers – but that was no problem. To wind them up, in one heat we drove with a large stuffed collie in the boot during the parade lap!”

When the series drew to a close after 21 heats, at Donington Park in September of 1994, they could look back over a very successful season from a public perspective – even though Volvo only finished in 14th place overall.

“We had learned an enormous amount during the season, and developed the car continually,” says Rickard Rydell. “Our best finish was fifth place at Oulton Park, although there were more column inches written about us than about any other team!”

As early as the following year, the results improved significantly, and Rickard Rydell came in third place overall in the championship, and repeated that success in 1996. However, they only drove the 850 estate during the first season, switching to the saloon model in subsequent years. Even though an estate body enjoys better natural downforce at the back than a saloon, the option of an additional spoiler at the rear was introduced in 1995. This was of no benefit on an estate, although on a saloon body it could make a significant difference. Volvo changed to the S40 in 1997, and Rickard pinched fourth place, before going on to win the entire series in 1998.

Volvo was definitely back on track!

Media Contact, Dustin Woods  dustinw@marshall-fenn.com

CETA & TTIP: Where do we stand today? – Join Ambassador Eva Walder for a VIP Lunch May 6th.

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You are cordially invited to participate in a VIP Lunch

with Ambassador Eva Walder, in charge of trade policy and trade promotion in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, and Sweden’s Ambassador to Canada H.E. Teppo Tauriainen

 “A NEW era in EU-Canada relations” – CETA & TTIP:  Where do we stand today?

Take advantage of this intimate lunch meeting with Ambassador Walder, to get your questions answered. Ambassador Walder will talk about CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement) and other trade initiatives (TTIP) that could increase the potential for your international trade as well as trade between Scandinavia and Canada in the coming years.

CETA (Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement)  [Read more here…]

TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership) [Read more here…]

H.E. Teppo Tauriainen, Sweden’s Ambassador to Canada.

H.E. Teppo Tauriainen, Sweden’s Ambassador to Canada.

Ambassador Eva Walder

Ambassador Eva Walder, in charge of trade policy and trade promotion in the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs.

Date: May 6th, 2014
Time: 12.00 – 2.30 P.M.
Location: OITC, 35th Floor 250 Yonge St Toronto
Cost: $35.00 Includes lunch (please let us know ahead of time if you have any food allergies)

Last day for registrations: May 1st 2014


Limited seating! Bookings are made on first come first served basis.

This event is supported by the Swedish, Danish, and Finnish Chambers of Commerce.

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Ministers Luncheon May 6th 2014, Sponsorship packages:

Platinum Sponsor:  $750.00

  • Company logo featured on all marketing materials and invitation
  • Opportunity to display self-standing banner(s) at the event
  • Copies of event pictures on a CD or USB
  • Opportunity to display company materials at registration desk
  • Official recognition & acknowledgment (by SCCC Chairman)
  •  3 free tickets to the event

Gold Sponsor: $500.00

  • Company logo featured on all marketing materials and invitation
  • Opportunity to display self-standing banner at the event
  •  2 free tickets to the event

 Bronze Sponsor: $350.00

  • Company logo featured on all marketing materials, invitation and website.
  • 1 free ticket to the event

Please note:

If you would like to upgrade your package or if you would prefer a customized package, according to the needs and objectives of your company, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Please call 416-925-8661 or email info@sccc.ca if you have any questions.

Volvo Car Group celebrates 50 years of dedication to child safety

Volvo Car Group’s (Volvo Cars) dedication to protecting the smallest and most vulnerable car occupants celebrates its 50-year anniversary in 2014. This ground breaking work started with the world’s first rear-facing child seat prototype in a PV544 back in 1964 – and the latest innovation is an Inflatable Child Seat Concept that is easily tucked away in a small bag when not in use.

The differences in anatomy between children and adults form the foundation for Volvo Cars’ child safety developments both in terms of car integrated features and accessories. Children are not small versions of adults, which is why children need special restraints when traveling in cars.

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“The basic principle remains the same as fifty years ago. The smallest children must always travel facing the rear until the age of three to four. Older children should use a booster cushion or booster seat that makes sure that the lap belt is correctly fitted over the pelvis,” says Professor Lotta Jakobsson, Senior Technical Specialist at Volvo Cars Safety Centre.

Here are some of the most important milestones in Volvo Cars’ child safety history:

1964    First child seat prototype

Inspired by how astronauts travel rearwards, Bertil Aldman, medical doctor and subsequently Professor in Traffic Safety at Chalmers University of Technology, developed the very first child seat prototype. Volvo was closely involved in the development and testing was carried out in a PV544.

1967    Reversible front passenger seat with special child backrest

The first child seat to be sold to customers was created by turning the front passenger seat around. Adding a padded backrest with straps made sure that the rearward-facing child was kept in place. The solution was sold as an accessory for the recently introduced Volvo Amazon.

1972    Volvo’s first rearward-facing child seat

Rearward-facing child seats are designed to support the neck and help spread the force of a frontal impact over a larger area. Frontal impacts are the most frequent and usually the most severe impact situation.

1976    The booster cushion – a world first from Volvo

Children from three to four years and up travel facing forwards using the standard safety belt with a belt-positioning booster cushion. Volvo Cars’ policy is that children should use a booster cushion until they are 140 cm tall and ten years old. When using a booster cushion, the child runs an approximately 75 percent lower risk of being injured compared to being unrestrained.

1990    World’s first integrated booster cushion

The first integrated booster cushion was an ingenious fold down and out version in the rear centre position in the Volvo 960. Double integrated pop-up booster cushions in the outer rear seats were introduced in the Volvo S40 in 1995.

1999    World’s first rearward-facing seat for ISOFIX

The world-first solution for the standardized, car-integrated ISOFIX fittings was actually two rearward-facing seats in one. Both seats – one for infants and one for toddlers up to four years of age – could be fitted in the same ISOFIX frame.

2007    World’s first two-stage integrated booster cushion

Two-stage integrated booster cushions were introduced in the Volvo V70 estate. The two-stage version, with two sitting heights, enables a better belt fit regardless of the child’s size. Child adapted safety belt load limiters were also fitted.

2014    Inflatable Child Seat Concept

The innovation, which is still in the development stage, is easy to install and can be tucked away in a small bag when not in use. This means that the child seat can be easily transferred between cars and the bag even fits in carry-on luggage when flying or travelling.

[Click here for more information…]

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