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Buy Tickets Now! See Färjestad BK live in Toronto – February 15 2014,


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“Färjestad BK will be the first Swedish Hockey League club ever to compete in North America. Founded in 1932 and based in the city of Karlstad, Sweden, Färjestad BK – led by team CEO Håkan Loob – is one of the most successful franchises in all of European hockey, playing in 19 league finals and winning nine Swedish league championships, including four since 2002.”

“To come and play the Marlies in Toronto will be great,” said Loob. “Toronto has been the ‘hockey town’ of the world for most Swedes since Börje Salming’s days in the early 70’s. We are very excited to represent the SHL in the All-Star Classic and then against one of the AHL’s top teams.”

[Read more here…]

The Consulate of Sweden in Toronto and the SCCC have reserved a block of the best tickets for the Swedish Hockey fans in Toronto. Get your tickets now, so you don’t miss out!

Tickets sales through the SCCC is now closed. [Feb 14 at 5 P.M. ]

Volvo is introducing the ALL NEW Volvo V60 Sportswagon – Toronto Auto Show, Metro Convention Centre, Feb 14-23, Level 800 South Building.

Visit Volvo at the Toronto Auto Show, Metro Convention Centre Feb 14-23 Level 800 South Building.

Visit Volvo at the Toronto Auto Show, Metro Convention Centre Feb 14-23 Level 800 South Building.  Bonus when you purchase your new Volvo with the European Delivery Bonus  [More info here…]  Click here for more information about the Auto Show.

Member Profile: ITN takes your business personally.


ITN is an independent, Global Logistics Provider, a single source for all of your transportation and logistics requirements.

Mark Marot Vice President Laura Leger, Inside Sales Fredrik Backman Key Account Manager Sopnia Alves,Sales Executive

Mark Marot Vice President,Laura Leger Inside Sales Fredrik Backman Key Account Manager, Sonia Alves Sales Executive


We deliver fast, seamless solutions by building our business on five pillars – commitment, flexibility, trust, reliability, and passion, supported by our belief in taking your business personally. Tailoring solutions that meet your specific needs is what sets us apart, and it’s how we constantly exceed your expectations.

ITN Logistics Group is Canadian based – with worldwide connections. Each component of the Group has a focus on a logistics specialty. We provide our customers with integrated combinations of all elements of the international import & export logistics process. [Read more…]

SCCC welcomes Klaus Koeppen, as a member.

Dear fellow members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce –  Kära kollegor i Svensk-Kanadensiska Handelskammaren,

With more than 20 years experience in wealth management, my team and I specialize in helping families and small business owners in managing their financial affairs and meeting their many challenges.

Klaus Koeppen, MBA Investment Advisor CIBC Worldmarkets Inc.

Klaus Koeppen, MBA
Investment Advisor
CIBC Worldmarkets Inc.

Managing financial affairs would include investment, retirement and estate planning services, as well as working closely together with other professionals like tax accountants and lawyers.

Our focus on delivering strong, risk adjusted results, based on a high skill, experience and commitment level, allows our clients to achieve peace of mind, knowing that their affairs are handled with utmost care, competence and confidentiality.

All members of the SCCC would be welcome to an in depth financial check up and diagnosis without obligation or cost.

If this would be of interest, please contact me at 416 492 5555
or at klaus.koeppen@cibc.ca
Klaus Koeppen, MBA
Investment Advisor
CIBC Worldmarkets Inc.
300 – 150 Caroline Street South
Waterloo, ON, N2L 0A5
416 492 5555

SCCC – Member News: Volvo officially welcomes V60 Sportswagon to Canadian market


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Volvo officially welcomes V60 Sportswagon to Canadian market

2015 model unveiled at Montreal International Auto Show features world-first Cyclist Detection technology

MONTREAL, QC (Jan. 16, 2014) – Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. President and CEO Marc Engelen unveiled the exciting new 2015 Volvo V60 Sportswagon in Canada for the very first time at the Montreal International Auto Show today. Available at Volvo Canada retailers now at a starting MSRP of $39,800, many units have already been spoken for through the pre-sale incentive offered across the country due to high customer demand.

While the V60 follows the rich heritage of safety and utility that Volvo has always stood for, it also marks a bold departure with its elegant styling, intuitive technology, stirring performance, dynamic handling and a luxurious interior that offers a true premium experience.

Since the very first wagon, safety has always been of paramount importance to Volvo and the V60 Sportswagon is no different. New advanced software, including more rapid vision processing and advanced radar technology have made it possible to extend the Blind Spot Information System to include a Lane Change Merge Aid and Cross Traffic Alert. It has allowed City Safety to operate up to 50 km/h and also for Pedestrian Detection with Full Auto Brake technology to now identify cyclists.

Customers can choose from the 250 hp V60 T5 AWD, the award-winning T6 AWD putting out 300 hp, or opt for the aggressive styling and sublime performance of the V60 R-Design boasting 325 hp and 354 lb.-ft. of torque mated to Haldex electronically variable all-wheel-drive with Instant Traction.

The V60 Sportswagon is available with a technologically advanced and fuel efficient four-cylinder Drive-E powerplant mated to an eight-speed transmission. This range of smaller, more intelligent engines feature power curves that give exciting drivability compared with engines with more cylinders. At the same time fuel consumption and CO2 emissions are reduced. Developed completely in-house and produced at Volvo Car Group’s engine plant in Skövde, Sweden, the Drive-E family of engines marks a true milestone in Volvo’s history.

Utilizing both supercharging and turbocharging technology, these direct-injection powertrains have been optimized to deliver higher performance than today’s six-cylinder units, while offering lower fuel consumption than most four-cylinder engines. These highly sophisticated Drive-E engines have also been designed for future electrification right from the start.

There has been a great deal happening behind the scenes in Gothenburg, Sweden over the past several years as Volvo Cars has made the transition to a standalone company once again. This freedom has allowed significant investment into research and development of future models, strengthening Volvo’s commitment to Vision 2020, a goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020.

This dedication was exhibited earlier this week in Detroit with the unveiling of the Concept XC Coupe, a design exercise that alludes to the future visual direction of the all-new SPA (Scalable Product Architecture) platform. SPA vehicles will feature world-first safety technology such as Pedestrian Detection in darkness, Road Edge and Barrier Detection with steer assist, Adaptive Cruise Control with steer assist and Autonomous Parking.

Volvo Cars of Canada Corp. is part of the Volvo Car Group of Gothenburg, Sweden. The company provides marketing, sales, parts, service, technology and training support to the 38 Volvo automobile retailers across the country. The S60, S80 and XC60 are among only 22 vehicles that have been awarded the prestigious new Top Safety Pick+ by IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).  Volvo Cars is committed to Vision 2020, our goal that no one shall be killed or seriously injured in a Volvo by the year 2020. [Read more…]


Why escape the winter chill when you can embrace it! As a SCCC member you enjoy this awesome privilege program.

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Terms & Conditions:

Privilege Savings %20

Privilege Savings percentage applies to all Scandinave Spa locations.

Actual price for Scandinavian Baths access varies at each location.

The Baths are limited in capacity, this offer does not guarantee access upon arrival.

No reservations required. Taxes are not included.

Guests must be 19+ years old.

Bathing Suits are mandatory, sandals recommended.

2 Towels, a locker & key are provided upon check-in.

Valid Sundays through Fridays only.

Promotional rate is per person.

Coupon must be presented upon arrival.   Email info@sccc.com for Your code.

Thank you to 2013 years Lucia sponsors!


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Thank you to our sponsors

On behalf of the SCCC I would like to extend a heart-felt thank you for your generous contribution and commitment to making this years Lucia event so successful.
[See pictures here…]

As we continue to grow as a Chamber, please know that partnerships with our sponsors are vital to the success of  SCCC.

You are truly appreciated.
Thanks again.

Marie Larsson
Executive Director

The Volvo S80 sedan has earned a 2014 Top Safety Pick accolade by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety


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The Volvo S80 sedan has earned a 2014 Top Safety Pick  accolade by the U.S. Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS). Previously, the Volvo S60, XC60 and XC90 received a 2013 Top Safety Pick+ ranking, when IIHS extended its scope by integrating the small overlap test in 2012.

The S80 Top Safety Pick+ results include good performance in the small overlap front test, which replicates what happens when the front corner of a vehicle strikes another vehicle or object, such as a tree or a utility pole – a very severe crash situation. In the test, 25 percent of the front end on the driver’s side strikes a 1.5m (5 feet) high rigid barrier at 64 km/h (40 mph).

Volvo S80 news alert

Patented safety cage

“Our safety cage features a robust design with a blend of different steel qualities. The new IIHS test program confirms the exceptional crashworthiness of this patented solution. Similar mixes of steel qualities are used in all current Volvo models, and the technology will be further enhanced in the upcoming models developed on our Scalable Product Architecture,” says Thomas Broberg, Senior Safety Advisor at Volvo Car Group.

“The IIHS Top Safety Pick+ emphazises the sustainability of our safety leadership. We are moving closer to our aim that by 2020 no one should be injured or killed in a new Volvo. Our long-term vision is that cars should not crash,” adds Thomas Broberg.

2014 ranking includes crash prevention

From 2014, IIHS will introduce a new test program that rates the performance of front crash prevention systems. This evaluation is incorporated into the institute’s 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rating.

This means that the Volvo S60, XC60 and S80, which are available with City Safety and Collision Warning with Full Auto Brake and Pedestrian Detection, will be among the car models with a 2014 Top Safety Pick+ rating according to this extended scope.

“We welcome that the major rating institutes are now beginning to integrate collision avoiding technologies into their test programs. This gives consumers a better insight into the advantages of auto brake systems. It will also drive the implementation of these technologies through the vehicle fleet,” says Thomas Broberg.

To browse this release online, please visit


Volvo aeroplan offer

Volvo and Aeroplan® are proud to announce a new partnership that will take Volvo drivers even farther.

Beginning September 4th, Volvo customers are able to earn Aeroplan Miles on the purchase, lease or financing of select new Volvo cars, along with earning miles on everything from test drives and servicing to parts and accessories at participating Volvo Retailers.

Contact your local participating Volvo retailers for more details.



Happy Holidays and all the best for the New Year – God Jul och Gott Nytt År!

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2014 to You and your family. Lennart (Len) P. Kleine Chairman of The Board     Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2014 to You and your family. God Jul och Gott Nytt År!     Lennart (Len) P. Kleine.  Chairman,     The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Dear SCCC members and friends
It has been a busy year, we have made some good progress and planted seeds for a very successful and enjoyable 2014. I wanted to take this opportunity to Thank Marie and the Directors for their hard work and invaluable input.
During the holiday season more than ever, our thoughts turn gratefully to all our members who have made our progress possible.
It is in this spirit we would like to say…
Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and best wishes for a happy, healthy 2014 to You and your family.
Lennart (Len) P. Kleine
Chairman of The Board










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