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The Finnish, Swedish, and Danish Chambers of Commerce, together with Iceland and Norway, invite you to join us on Thursday, September 8th, 2016, at the beautiful Royal Woodbine Golf Club for our 7th Annual Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament. (195 Galaxy Blvd, Etobicoke, ON M9W 6R7)
You and your guests are invited to participate in some friendly rivalry between nations! Come enjoy a BBQ Lunch “On the Tee”, play 18 holes (with cart), then dine with us at the Championship Buffet complete with wine, beer, and award ceremony). There are great prizes to be won in the golf contests and the raffle!
11:30 A.M. Registration
12:00 P.M. Lunch on the Terrace
1:00 P.M. Tee-off (Shotgun start)
6:30 P.M. Dinner and Awards Ceremony
$190/single, $720/foursome ($85 dinner only)
Individual and team awards.
Registration and Payment Deadline: August 25, 2016
Sponsorship spots are available (click here to download Sponsorship PDF).
We cordially invite all members of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Board to attend our Annual General Meeting on Thursday, April 21, 2016.
Time: 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM
Alfa Laval H.O. Canada
101 Milner Ave
4:30 pm – 5:30 pm: Board Meeting
5:30 pm – 6:30 pm: Annual General Meeting
6:30 pm – 7:15 pm: Special presentation: Economic Forecast for 2016, by Klaus W. Koeppen, MBA Investment Advisor CIBC Wood Gundy.
Refreshments will be served.
Members can bring guests. Please RSVP by April 14, 2016.
Please note: We have one vacancy on the Board for which we are accepting nominations. Nominees must be current members of the Chamber in good standing. Nominations are open until April 8, 2016.
To put someone forward for the position, simply email the person’s name and a short paragraph stating why you believe this person would be a good addition to the Board, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(That email address will be deactivated after April 21, 2016.)
We look forward to seeing you on April 21!
Dear Valued SCCC Member!
Last year we celebrated our fiftieth anniversary: our Golden Jubilee! Because of your support it was a very memorable occasion. (If you did not receive a copy of the Golden Jubilee Booklet, see below for how you can get yours.)
This year we are looking forward to a new series of events and opportunities: chances to network with each other and to promote Swedish business in Canada. Some of these opportunities will be internal to the Chamber and its members, while others entail acting as partners with external organizations.
We will continue to aid the Team Sweden efforts to promote the Swedish brand in Canada. One example we would like to take this opportunity to highlight is our exclusive partnership with Beerlicious: Toronto’s Festival of Beer, which is showcasing Sweden as its featured country. This event will take place July 22-24 2016 at Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place. Look for us at the Swedish Pavilion!
Other events under discussion (we welcome your feedback!) include: a morning seminar entitled “New Economy”: A look at the pros and cons of Sweden’s promise of cash free society by 2020; the Annual Nordic Consular Golf Tournament is planned for September 8th; and the Lucia Luncheon is already booked for December 2nd. As Prime Minister Trudeau is beginning to set national carbon objectives, we are looking to bring Sweden’s 25 years of experience to Toronto at a day seminar covering Carbon Tax, New Innovation, and the importance of CSR.
Let us know if there are any other activities that you would like to see us undertake; your participation is always appreciated, and we are always happy to hear from you!
Lennart P. Kleine
Graham Parkinson is a corporate commercial lawyer with Miller Thomson, practicing primarily out of the Kitchener-Waterloo office.
Graham’s connection with the Nordic countries began when in high school he participated in a Rotary international exchange program and lived for one year in a small town in Norway. During law school at Queen’s University, Graham had an opportunity to use some of his language skills and worked as a research assistant to Prof. Kathleen Lahey on a project concerning Sweden’s use of tax policy to further gender equality. After receiving a scholarship from the Swedish Women’s Educational Association, Toronto, Graham spent the fall of 2013 studying international commercial arbitration and European law at Uppsala University.
Graham is excited to get involved with the Swedish Canadian Chamber of Commerce as a means of maintaining his connection with Sweden and helping to strengthen the relationship between the two countries.
Miller Thomson LLP
295 Hagey Boulevard, Suite 300
Waterloo, Ontario N2L 6R5
Direct Line: 519.593.2425
Our new Volvo is on the road!
Thanks to Volvo Canada, we are driving a new XC-70 with the traditional Chamber wrap (Swedish flag on one side; Canadian flag on the other). In addition to this generous contribution, Volvo has also extended a special offer to SCCC members.
Great benefits with Volvo’s A-Plan Program.
Looking to buy a new car in 2016? Buy Swedish and get great quality and a great deal as a member of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Volvo’s transformation is in full bloom with new models and new product investments such as Drive-E power trains and connectivity that links Volvo cars to the world. Refined Scandinavian design and safety strengthen Volvo’s commitment to its “Designed Around You” philosophy.
As a member of the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce, you’ll get the same pricing as employees of Volvo Canada when you purchase your new vehicle from one of 36 Volvo retailers. The offer includes all ongoing Volvo Canada retail promotions and offers including, Loyalty (when applicable).
Transparent A-Plan discounted pricing is approximately 4% off MSRP on eligible models (the same price Volvo Car of CANADA employees pay). Exclusive offer for SCCC members at Volvo Cars of Canada.
SCCC members: No need to register or generate a PIN, just provide proof of eligibility to the selling dealer at the time of the order: http://www.volvocars.com/en-ca
If you were not in attendace at our annual Lucia Luncheon, you likely missed receiving a copy of our Jubilee Booklet. The Booklet is a 36 page full-colour piece, celebrating 50 years of Chamber history along with highlights of Swedish culture and contributions.
Our Golden Jubilee booklet was produced through the hard work and gracious oversight of Ann Marie MacDougall (LeaderBoom) with support from Alexandra Barak (Sasha’s Mind Marketing Communications), and with loving attention from our internal team of Marie Larsson and Gisela McKay.
Graphic design and printing services were provided by the team at C.J. Graphics, a member of the Chamber. You can find out more about their services at: cjgraphics.com
Table of Contents:
- Greetings From Public Officials and Dignitaries
- The Chamber
- SCCC Board of Directors 2015
- Meet Our Members
- History of the Chamber
- List of Chamber Chairs 1965 – 2015
- Embassy Interviews
- 10 Swedish Innovations
- The Nobel Prize
- Economic Outlook: Sweden and Canada
- Article: Alfa Laval
- Interesting Facts About Sweden
- Article: The Great Swedish Hockey Migration
- SCCC Wide Range of Events and Activities
- A View to the Future
We hope you enjoy our Jubilee Booklet as much as we enjoyed putting it together!
December 4, 2015
WHAT: The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) is hosting a unique celebration of Swedish culture – a very special Lucia Luncheon combined with its 50th Jubilee Celebration
WHO: SCCC Chairman Lennart P. Kleine, Dignitaries, SCCC Board of Directors, and guests
VIP IN ATTENDANCE: His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada; Lars Henriksson, Honorary Council, Consulate of Sweden; Councilor Michael Thompson, City of Toronto
WHEN: Friday, December 4, 2015 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Photo Opportunity 1:30pm
WHERE: Fairmont Royal York Hotel, 100 Front Street W., Toronto, ON in the Concert Hall, Second floor
MEDIA PHOTO OPPORTUNITY: The Swedish Lucia Choir of Toronto, comprising of children ages 3-17, will lead the traditional candle light procession signaling the arrival of St. Lucia who wears a white robe and a crown of flickering white candles encircling her head.
BACKGROUND: Lucia is a major Swedish tradition held in December to symbolize the bringing of light to the winter darkness. On St. Lucia’s day in Sweden you will see thousands of young children emerge from the darkness of a Swedish winter’s day with a procession of light. Dressed as Lucia’s maidens, in flowing white gowns, each child holds a candle and wears a wreath of glowing candles in their hair.
11a.m. Glögg Reception
11:45 a.m. Welcoming and Opening remarks by the SCCC’s Chairman Lennart P.Kleine and His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.
12 p.m. Julbord (Christmas Buffet)
1:30 p.m. Lucia Procession (PHOTO OPPORTUNITY)
3 p.m. Close
Phone: +1 416 414 7755