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At Go Ahead Tours, creating incredible travel experiences is what we do best. As part of EF Education First, we draw on over 50 years of expertise to continue to grow our portfolio of more than 180 tours to all 7 continents. We’re excited to become an affiliate member of SCCC and look forward making your private and professional travel dreams come true.
Why Go Ahead Tours?
We’re a company of passionate adventurers dedicated to creating the best journey for every traveller.
- Global expertise: Thanks to the global EF network, we have offices all over the world—your clients can count on expert support everywhere they go.
- Flexible travel experiences: Our carefully crafted itineraries offer a balance of sightseeing tours led by local experts and free time for travellers to explore on their own.
- A commitment to quality: Our team considers the details of every itinerary and reads every review we receive to ensure that we’re offering the best possible travel experience.
- An exceptional value: We’re committed to offering amazing experiences at an excellent value. At www.goaheadtours.ca you’ll always find pricing in Canadian dollars.
- Small groups, big connections: Our tour groups are always capped at between 14 to 35 travellers—well below the industry average. A small group of 14 on safari in Botswana and Zimbabwe means better access to remote settings, while up to 28 is the ideal group size for discovering local flavours on a European Food & Wine Tour.
To find out more how we can support your personal and private travel please visit www.goaheadtours.ca or contact Christopher Gentile, Business Development Manager, Go Ahead Tours Canada, at 416.738.4671 or email@example.com or our Vice President, Johan Astrom at firstname.lastname@example.org
New! We are pleased to announce that the Ambassador for the European Union in Canada, Ms. Marie-Anne Coninsx, will join us and provide short closing remarks at the luncheon on Tuesday, April 4.
We hope to see you there!
We are pleased to announce that the Ambassador for the European Union in Canada, Ms. Marie-Anne Coninsx, will join us and provide short closing remarks at the luncheon on Tuesday, April 4. We hope to see you there!
Take a golf break outside the city!
New location · new date · new experience!
The Finnish, Swedish, and Danish Chambers of Commerce, together with Iceland and Norway, invite you to join us on Thursday, June 1st, 2017, at the beautiful Caledon Woods Golf Club for our 8th Annual Nordic Consular Cup Golf Tournament.
This year the Danish Chamber is celebrating its 25th Anniversary!
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!
12:30 P.M. Registration
1:00 P.M. Lunch on the Tee
1:30 P.M. Tee-off (modified shotgun start)
7:00 P.M. Dinner and awards ceremony
$190 +HST/single, $720 +HST/foursome ($65 +HST dinner only)
Individual and team awards
Registration and Payment Deadline: May 17, 2017
Sponsorship spots are available (see below).
Dear SCCC member!
You are invited to come and learn about a proven method in leadership development. In this workshop, Mr. Lauri Asikainen, President of the Canada-Finland Chamber of Commerce, will introduce you to a professional tool that some leading organizations use to help their managers at all levels to reach their potential, both in their professional and personal life.
Anybody who is interested in learning about professional and personal development will find this workshop fascinating. Register today as there is limited number of spaces available.
Reserve your spot or find out more at:
Date: Thursday, March 23, 2017
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Place: The Office of Miller Thomson, 40 King St. West, Suite 5800, Toronto
Fee: $25 for members, $35 for non-members
RSVP deadline: Tuesday, March 21
All SCCC members are invited to participate in this years Annual General Meeting, March 30th, 2017 at 5 P.M. to 6.00 P.M.
EF and Go Ahead Tours Offices
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Please R.S.V.P. via email, info @ sccc.ca or call: 416 925 8661 no later than Friday, March 24th 2017.
2017 – 2018 Nominees :
Lars Ruuth, Marketing Manager at SKF Canada Ltd. https://www.linkedin.com/in/lars-ruuth-b80131/
Alexander Ivovich, Managing Director of Volvo Car of Canada Ltd. https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexander-lvovich-a939693/
Peter Eriksson, General Manager at Hilton Mississauga Meadowvale. https://www.linkedin.com/in/peter-eriksson-a85b111/
Franz Dambo, Director Radiological Protection Services Nuvia Canada Inc https://www.linkedin.com/in/frazze/
Johan Nilsson, Technical Manager at Tetra Pak Canada Inc https://www.linkedin.com/in/johan-nilsson-21301013/
The list of Nominees can be subject to change.
Sitting Board 2017 – 2018
Klaus Koeppen, Investment Advisor at CIBC World Markets https://www.linkedin.com/in/klaus-koeppen-aa5b4469/
Ann Marie MacDougall President, LeaderBoom Inc https://www.linkedin.com/in/ann-marie-macdougall-mba-emba-90676a15/
Patricia McLean, Head of Experiences & Events, Team West Ericsson https://www.linkedin.com/in/patricia-maclean-74861a8/
Axel Kindbom Partner at Dickinson Wright LLP https://www.linkedin.com/in/axelkindbom/
Refreshments and mingling to follow.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Click to view pictures from the Annual Lucia Luncheon at the Fairmont Royal York.
October 17, 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
IKEA Canada Commemorates 40 Years of Iconic Design in Canada with
IKEA Then & Now Exhibit
Burlington, ON – IKEA Canada is opening an exhibit in downtown Toronto to celebrate its 40th anniversary in Canada. Hosted at the Design Exchange, Canada’s Design Museum, IKEA Then & Now will take visitors on a journey through the decades to demonstrate how IKEA has helped shape life at home in Canada. The exhibit is free to the public and will run from October 21st to 30th.
IKEA Then & Now tells the story of IKEA in Canada, featuring rooms displaying iconic IKEA furniture from the 1970’s to today, with a glimpse into the future. Inspired by the IKEA Museum in Älmhult, Sweden, the exhibit also pays homage to the ancestry of IKEA home furnishings and its unique democratic design philosophy of creating products that help create a better everyday life through their form, function, quality, sustainability and affordable price.
“Canadians have welcomed IKEA into their homes for the past 40 years and we are delighted to have reached this anniversary together,” said Dave McCabe, Acting President, IKEA Canada. “The IKEA Then & Now exhibit offers visitors a chance to take a trip down memory lane, remembering how our homes have evolved over the last four decades. The exhibit also offers a behind the scenes look at the IKEA brand and business, which we are confident will continue to grow in Canada for the next 40 years and beyond.”
There will be many more things to experience at the exhibit, including a ball pit for both the young and young at heart. Visitors will also have the opportunity to be featured on the front cover of this year’s IKEA Catalogue. And, just for dropping by, visitors will have a chance to win a week-long dream trip for two to the design capital of the world, Stockholm, Sweden.
IKEA Then & Now runs from October 21st to 30th at the Design Exchange, 234 Bay St., Toronto. Admission is free to the public. The hours of operation are as follows: Monday – Friday: 9am – 7pm Saturday & Sunday: 10am – 6pm
About IKEA CANADA
IKEA is a leading home furnishing retailer with 375 stores in more than 50 countries worldwide, which are visited by 884 million people every year. IKEA Canada has 12 stores, an eCommerce virtual store, 6 Pick-up and order points in Quebec City and southern Ontario and two Collection Points in Halifax and Saskatoon. The company also recently announced plans to open stores in Halifax and Quebec City. Last year, IKEA Canada welcomed 25 million visitors to its stores and 75 million visitors to the IKEA.ca website. Founded in 1943, IKEA’s business philosophy is to offer a wide range of products of good design and function at prices so low, the majority of people can afford them. For more information on IKEA, please visit: www.IKEA.ca.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Commercial Public Relations Manager
(416) 646-8182 ext. 2338
Enjoy a traditional Swedish Christmas buffet, accompanied by the obligatory singing of Schnapps songs.
This is the perfect event to invite your business acquaintances,
friends, and family to join in the atmospheric afternoon filled with
good food, fun raffles, and time away from the daily routine.
Experience this one of its kind event in Toronto and
enjoy a unique taste of Sweden.
This Lucia luncheon will take place in the presence of
His Excellency Per Sjögren, Ambassador of Sweden to Canada.
(Other special guests and dignitaries to be confirmed)
Don’t forget to bring your money for Raffle Tickets!
This year’s Grand Prize: 2 tickets on Iceland Air to anywhere Iceland Air flies,
plus a luxury weekend at the Hilton Hotel in Stockholm (Slussen).
Fairmont Royal York Concert Hall • 100 Front Street • Toronto, ON
Early Bird pricing until October 31, 2016
Individual tickets and tables of 10 -12 can be bought online via Pay Pal or by cheque prior to the event.
(No tickets will be available at the door, and no cancellations after November 25, 2016.)
SCCC Members: $170.00 plus tax • Non-members: $190.00 plus tax
Reserve your spot now!
To book online, visit http://sccc.ca/lucia
or contact us at: email@example.com or call 416-925-8661
For Immediate Release
An ölfestival Is Coming To Bandshell Park, Exhibition Place!
A chance to Sample Sweden at Toronto’s Festival of Beer, July 22-24
Toronto, ON. (July 5, 2016) — Toronto’s Festival of Beer, presented by The Beer Store, is giving Toronto a chance to Sample Sweden! On July 22 to 24, the festival will work alongside the Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce to feature six Swedish breweries, 28 different brands of beer and two renowned Swedish Chefs, inside a 10,000 square-foot zone, at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place. Bier Markt is the exclusive restaurant partner of the Swedish Pavilion. Sample Sweden is proudly funded by the Government of Ontario and generously supported by IKEA Canada and Volvo Car Canada LTD.
“Discovery is a major part of Toronto’s Festival of Beer and beer culture in Sweden is growing so fast that making Sweden our feature country this year, was an easy choice,” said Les Murray, President of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. “It’s an opportunity for beer lovers in Toronto and beyond to sample great beer from a region of the world that produces great products.”
Sample Sweden will feature some of the country’s most adored breweries. Combined, each of these breweries will bring 28 different beers for attendees to sample with the majority of them not available for purchase in Canada. These breweries include:
- Brekeriet Beer AB
- Dugges Ale och Porterbryggeri
- Gotlands Bryggeri
- Poppels Bryggeri
- Tempel Brygghus
Two of Sweden’s most renowned Chefs will also be in attendance at Toronto’s Festival of Beer. Chefs Peter J Skogstrom and Roland Persson are both former winners of Sweden’s Chef of The Year award, the country’s most prestigious competition for professional Chefs. They will be constructing some of their tasty creations for attendees to feast on in both our Club House La Grille Grilling Tent and in our Sample Sweden pavilion.
“This is a monumental occasion!” said Len Kleine, Chairman of The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce. “The spotlight is now on the very best of Sweden. Our beer, our Chefs and our culture will be front and centre at Toronto’s Festival of Beer.”
Toronto beer enthusiasts will have their first taste of Sample Sweden, available at all Bier Markt locations within the GTA, in advance of Toronto’s Festival of Beer. The restaurant will feature Leon by Omnipollo, a Belgian Pale Ale that is assertively hopped and fermented dry using champagne yeast, on tap from July 11 to July 24.
Bier Markt will also hold a promotion on food as well! The offer includes one ticket to Toronto’s Festival of Beer on the sold out date of Saturday, July 23, with the purchase of both a $15 Swedish dish and a Leon. The bundled offer is $50 + HST and is available until supplies last.
On Friday, July 22, media are invited to attend the official unveiling ceremony of Sample Sweden at Toronto’s Festival of Beer in Exhibition Place. This event will take place prior to public access to the festival and is opened by RSVP only. Photo and media opportunities with the feature Chefs and The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce will be available on site, and in advance of the festival by request only.
For more information or to purchase tickets please visit: www.beerfestival.ca
Facebook: Toronto’s Festival of Beer
About Toronto’s Festival of Beer:
Toronto’s Festival of Beer is a celebration of Canada’s rich brewing history, showcasing experts of the brewing craft from around the world. This year, the festival features over 333 different beers to sample, incredible food purveyors and live entertainment that includes House of Pain, Big Sugar Reggae Style and The Temperance Movement. Toronto’s Festival of Beer is Canada’s premier celebration of the golden beverage. Toronto’s Festival of Beer’s summer festival will take place July 22-24 at Bandshell Park in Exhibition Place, presented by The Beer Store.
About Peter J Skogström:
Peter J Skogström is the best known for winning Chef of the Year in 2006 and is an Olympic champion in cooking. Prior to starting his own business, Skogström worked as a Chef at Kronovall Castle and the historic Petri Pumpa. Since 2009, Skogström has run the company Smarta Kök (Smart Kitchens) with his partner Patrik Alemo, delivering well-prepared local lunch food at various restaurants in Malmö and Lund. Skogström received his sommelier diploma in December 2014 and is currently a contestant on the Swedish television program Chefs Battle on TV4.
About Roland Persson:
Roland Persson is known internationally for his experience in luxury food. He is the 1990 winner of Chef of The Year and currently runs the Metropol Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Persson has managed the famous French Restaurant in the Grand Hotel and has worked at other popular restaurants in Sweden like Operakällaren, KB Restaurant, Passage, and Carl Michael. The philosophy behind his cooking involves a classic contemporary cuisine combining Swedish and French influences. Persson currently lives in Stockholm a place where he was maintained his residency since his childhood.
For more information on media opportunities available at Toronto’s Festival of Beer, or to RSVP for the unveiling of Sample Sweden please contact:
VP of Marketing
416-635-9889 x 26
Davide De Laurentiis
416-635-9889 x 27