Recap: SCCC Out and About — Spring/Early Summer 2013

Recap: SCCC Out and About — Spring/Early Summer 2013

May 16: Round Table Discussion and Europe Day with Minister Fast & CETA update.

Front: Mr Corrado Paina, ICCT- Mr.Christian Frayssignes, BCBC- Ms. Marie Larsson, SCCC- Honorable Ed Fast-Ms. Yvonne Denz CGCIC

Back: President of EUCCAN, Mr.Thomas Beck CGCIC- Mr. Anders Fisker, DCCC- Dr. Robert Luck, ACGCS- Mr. Stephen Klus, CPCCT- Mr. Norman Morris, BCCTC

Mr. Axel Kindbom SCCC, Minister Ed Fast, Ms. Marie Larsson SCCC and Honorary Director George Preger SCCC


June 3: Platinum Membership Plaque presented to President Erik Thorsrud, Atlas Copco/Dynapac.

June 6: Swedish National Day Celebration at the Honorary Council, Lars Henriksson private residence

Hon. Council Lars Henriksson with spouse Carol and Claes Fredriksson Swedish Press Kristofer Frojd Business Sweden.

Hon. Council Lars Henriksson with spouse Carol with SCCC Chairman Len Kleine.

June 7: Honorary Membership Plaques presented to Volvo at Robert Motors, Volvo of Mississauga and Volvo Of Oakville/Hamilton

SCCC Chairman Len Kleine with Sales Manager, Gary Sodoski and General Manager, Rory O’Connor at Robert Motors www.robertvolvo.com

Robert J McMillan President of Volvo Mississauga www.volvoofmississauga.com

President John Martins at Volvo of Oakville www.volvoofoakville.com


June 10: SWEA’s Jenny Lind Concert

Soprano Magdalena Risberg accompanied by David Huang on Piano performed works by, Peterson-Berger, Grieg, Sibelius, Schubert, Ravel and more to an enthusiastic audience.

Hon. Council Lars Henriksson, David Huang, Magdalena Risberg and Sweden's Ambassador to Canada, Teppo Tauriainen


June 17: EUCCAN (European Chambers of Commerce in Canada ) – Board Meeting and AGM.

Mr. Daniel Correia TD Waterhouse, Ms. Marie Larsson SCCC and Mr. Milo Vassallo, Honorary Member EUCCAN


June 19: A working Lunch with Minister of Citizenship and Immigration ( Hon. Michael Coteau) & Ontario”s Ethnic Chambers of Commerce.

The purpose of this meeting was to consult on immigration matter specifically the The Expression of Interest Model (EOI) Ontario's Ethnic Chambers of Commerce.

Hon. Michael Coteau MPP ministry of Citizenship and Immigration Mr. Allan O’Dette President & CEO Ontario Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Robert Hardt Senior vice president Industry sector SIEMENS at the Press Conference.


June 19: The Young Professionals Focus Group have their first meeting at the Distillery District

The SCCC is held a small focus group to assess what young professionals would like to see as a members of the Chamber.

Rebecka Högdahl, Hiral Amin and Aaron Shapland


June 27: Chairman’s Dinner

SCCC Chairman Len Kleine, with his predecessor Erik Thorsrud, sharing a Nors joke!

July 1: Barbershop event in Scarborough

Two barbershop groups from Sweden recently took part in the International Barbershop Championships in Toronto. The Swedish Champions from 2012, Ringmasters and Lemon Squeezy were in Toronto to defend their titles from Portland last year.

The Canada Day event held in Scarborough, Toronto was well attended and the enthusiasm for this year contest was high. Fun to see that Barbershop is gaining grounds with the younger generation….


Lemon Squeezy


July 11: Volvo of Oakville & Hamilton sponsoring the the week long #Volvo #GHYRA #Regatta

Brad Painter Volvo Cars of Canada, John Martins with wife Silvia, Volvo Of Oakville/Hamilton, SCCC Chairman Len Kleine and Hon. Council Lars Henriksson


Hon. Council Lars Henriksson with rep from Mackmyra Swedish Whisky

The SCCC Volvo C30 was on display for the whole week... receiving a lot of attention.


SCCC Marie larsson with Oakville Yacht Club Squadron, Peter Urwin.

July 12: Platinum Membership Plaque delivered to SANDVIK.

President and CEO, Dave Thompson receiving their Platinum membership Plaque.

Dave Thompson with his Administrative Assistant Aida Filo

SCCC, Marie Larsson and President and CEO, Dave Thompson