Virtual Lucia Luncheon

This year, The Chamber is excited to offer you its first virtual Lucia Luncheon. Join us in celebrating one of the foremost cultural traditions of Sweden and a highlight of the Holiday season. Because of the pandemic, we cannot meet in person, but the silver lining is that we can extend our reach (right around the world) and share the celebration with many more.

This cultural event is an opportunity to give your employees, colleagues, clients, friends and family a way to connect and participate in a unique experience — especially this year when it is important that we all come together and celebrate the light.

 

As part of this year’s festivities, a boxed Julbord/Swedish Christmas Buffet is available to order

The Julbord/Lucia Luncheon is available for pick up or delivery.
It can be picked up the day before (December 10, 2020) at enVille  1- 165 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2B8 or delivered for a charge to addresses in the GTA.
Contact us for delivery options at info@sccc.ca 416 925 8661.

Let us know if you have special dietary concerns.

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Menu choices

❅❆❅ Traditional Christmas Plate   ❅❆❅

Selection of Crisp Bread
Selection of Cheeses

Assorted Herring
Herring and Beat Salad
Gravlax with traditional sauce

Jansson’s Temptation

Oven Grilled Salmon with lemon sauce

Christmas ham (Julskinka)
Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry jam

Mashed Potatoes
Stewed Cabbage (Brunkål)

Ris a la Malta with seasonal fruit sauce

Swedish Chocolate

 

❅❆❅ Christmas Plate  ❅❆❅

Crisp Bread
Selection of Cheeses

Assorted Herring
Herring and Beat Salad
Gravlax with traditional sauce

Jansson’s Temptation

Swedish Meatballs with Lingonberry jam

Mashed Potatoes

Ris a la Malta with seasonal fruit sauce

We reserve the right to make any last-minute changes to the menu.

 

The last day for ordering Lucia Lunch is December 3, 2020.

Reserve your spot now.
You will receive your link to connect to the festivities via email.
Choose your Christmas plate from the drop down menu options!

Non-Members

Drop-Down Menu Options

SCCC Members

Drop-Down Menu Options

Drink package

ONE Drink Package per Plate

Event Details

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2.00 p.m. – 3.30 p.m.

Our MC, Brian G Smith, will masterfully lead us through the activities:

  • 2.00 p.m. Opening remarks by SCCC Chairman Lars Ruuth, followed by
  • Greetings from Ambassador Urban Ahlin and other dignitaries
  • Hon. Consul General, Lars Henriksson will open with the traditional Helan Går!
  • Silent auction of Lucia Gift Packages
  • Breakout rooms to connect with your co-workers [for fun — not a Q3 update!]
  • Julbord luncheon, Snaps songs, & drinks package
  • Virtual Lucia performance,

and more…



Our MC, Brian G. Smith, is an award-winning film-maker, educator, and alumnus of The Second City. His creative production company, You and Media, has produced award-winning comedy films & several innovative web series.As head of ‘Annex Improv’ [at the Centre for Social Innovation’ and ‘MaRS’], Brian developed’ PowerPoint Improv,’ where participants deliver impromptu presentations based on a set of slides that they have never seen before.

 
SPEAK WELL, LISTEN BETTER.
A creative production company specializing in comedy

Replacing our traditional raffle, this year our event features a Silent Auction.

Details to follow.

Helan Går

(Swedish Version)

Helan går
Sjung hopp fadderallan, lallanlej

Helan går
Sjung Hop faderallan, lallanlej

Och den som inte Helan tar
Han ej heller inte
Halvan får

Helan går
Sjung hopp faderallan, lallanlej

(English translation)

The whole goes
Sing “hup fol-de-rol la la la la”
The whole goes
Sing “hup fol-de-rol la la”
And the one who doesn’t take the whole
Doesn’t get the half either
The whole goes

[Drink]

Sing “hup fol-de-rol la la”

English phonetic version

Hell and Gore
Chung Hop Father Allan, Lal and Lei

Hell and Gore
Chung Hop Father Allan, Lal and Lei

And then Zoom in Tee Hell and Tar
Hand Hell Air in Tee Hull One Fore

Hell and Gore
Chung Hop Father Allan, Lal and Lei

Nu tar vi den!
(Tune of Oh, Tannenbaum)

Nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den.

Nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den.

Nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den,
nu tar vi den

(Now- drink all what’s in your glass!)

Nu tog vi den!

Tänk om jag hade lilla nubben

Tänk om jag hade lilla nubben på ett snöre i halsen!
Tänk om jag hade lilla nubben på ett snöre i halsen.
Jag skulle dra den upp och ner,
så att den kändes som många fler.
Tänk om jag hade lilla nubben på ett snöre i halsen.

Köpa byxor

Swedish text

Att köpa byxor ,en prövning för många,
De sitter sällan så bra som de ska.
De om är för långa för korta för trånga,
Men en schnapps sitter jämt lika bra.

English text

Buying pants, is a test for many,
They’re rarely as good as they should.
They are either too long, too short or too tight,
But a schnapps fits always… just right!

Lucia processionLucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish and Canadian winters.

To those unfamiliar with the tradition, the Annual candlelit Lucia procession on December 13 is perhaps one of the exotic-looking Swedish customs. Girls and boys clad in white full-length gowns singing songs together.

The real candles once used are now often replaced with battery-powered ones, but they still create a special atmosphere when the lights are dimmed, and the sound of the children singing grows louder as they enter from an adjacent room.

Learn more about Lucia and its origin here:
https://sweden.se/collection/celebrating-the-swedish-way/article/lucia/

The Julbord (Christmas Buffet) is one of the most classic elements of Swedish-ness! Depending where you live in Sweden, the dishes can vary. Traditionally, food is served in rounds or courses:
    1. Fish dishes: focusing on pickled herring (sill)
    2. Gravlax, poached salmon, shrimp salad, cod roe eggs, cheese, crisp bread
    3. Cured meats (including the fabled Christmas ham), more bread, and probably some pâté
    4. Warm dishes, with meatballs, sausage (prinskorv), a potato and cream casserole (Janssons frestelse), and sometimes bread dipped in pork broth (dopp i grytan)
After that, it’s dessert and/or cheese with crackers, finished off with some coffee and perhaps a few sweets and assorted cakes. If you would like to prepare your own Swedish Julbord – Christmas Buffet, you will find all the best recipes here

Oh, 2020! What a buffet of uncertainty you have brought!
Causing us all to rethink hand hygiene — who would have thought!

Despite the new reality, we must all unite:
For an opportunity to drink snaps and celebrate the bearer of light!

Lucia Luncheon

A celebration of light.

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