This year as well as last year, The Chamber is excited to offer you a 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.

Like all previous years, The Lucia Lunch – Julbord will center this virtual Lucia celebration. We are also happy to provide another exciting Auction, and our MC, Brian G Smith will masterfully lead us through the activities by adding some fun interactive games to the action-packed program.

Silent Auuction

Auction will go LIVE on DEC 10 th and will stay open till 9 p.m

This year we are continuing with our very successful silent auction. There are some wonderful items to be won, thanks to our amazing sponsors, so check out the available pieces, choose the one you would like, and put in your bid!

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

The Lucia Lunch- Julbord is available for pick up or delivery.
As part of this year’s festivities, a boxed Julbord/Swedish Christmas Buffet is available to order. We are very proud to be able to offer a Traditional Christmas plate/Box at a lower price than last year. This is thanks to our excellent food partner, EnVille. We offer ONE menu but are open to making some changes if you have particular dietary concerns.

Orders for 1–4 people can be placed directly with EnVille (Via button below). The SCCC will process all orders for 5 people and over via Pay Pal (Via link under Tickets further down).

Your food order can be picked up the day before the event (December 9, 2021) between 11.30 a.m. and 8.00 p.m. at enVille 1- 165 Geary Ave, Toronto, ON M6H 2B8 or delivered for a charge to addresses in the GTA. Contact Andrew at EnVille for delivery options at andrew@enville.com 416 533 8800 x 553

Menu

❅❆❅  Traditional Christmas Box   ❅❆❅

Swedish crispbreads
Assortment of cheeses
Assorted preserved herring
Herring & beet salad
Gravlax with sauce
Jansson’s Temptation

Liver paté
Christmas ham
Apple sauce
Swedish meatballs with lingonberries
Mashed potatoes
Red cabbage with apples & raisins

Cheesecake with Swedish ginger snap crust, lingonberry sauce

The last day for ordering The Lucia Lunch – Julbord, is December 2.

 
Tickets

 Lucia Event Ticket 

Reserve your spot now.
You will receive your link to connect to the festivities via email.
If you are ordering the Christmas Box for 1–4 people, 
order directly via EnVille (button), event ticket included.

Lucia Snack Pack; with tasty traditional Christmas sweets,

like a saffron bun, gingerbread, chocolate, and Glögg. $20.00 CAD


Event Details

Click on the titles in the list for details.

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 Lennart P.Kleine, followed by
  • Greetings from Ambassador Urban Ahlin and other dignitaries
  • Hon. Consul General, Lars Henriksson will open with the traditional Helan Går!
  • Fun interactive quiz using Mentimeter’s software
  • A 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 filmmaker, 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.

See the dedicated section above for details and links.

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!

The Lucia tradition, is celebrated on December 13 every year. Lucia is the bearer of light in the dark Swedish, and now in our case, also Canadian winters.

With a crown of candles on her head Lucia leads a procession consisting of girls and boys in white full-length gowns holding a lit candle in their hands while singing traditional songs bringing light and joy to the world.

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

For any questions or concerns, please reach out to us via info@sccc.ca 416 925 8661

This cultural event is an opportunity to give your employees, colleagues, clients, friends and family a unique virtual experience filled with entertainment and a tasty & authentic Swedish lunch delivered to their door. Join us in celebrating one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden and a highlight of the Holiday season. Learn more about Lucia and its origin here. 

Our Lucia luncheon and auction raise important funds for the Chamber’s ongoing activities to promote Swedish interests in Canada. Continue your support in our new format!

Buying a digital “table” will provide the following 

  • – Premium Lucia lunch packages, individually wrapped, of the most authentic Swedish Christmas Julbord, with too many dishes to describe here.
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  • – Drink packages with various alcoholic beverages to accompany the meal.
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  • – Delivery of the lunch & drink packages within our determined delivery zone.
  • – Participation tickets to our digital live event.
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  • – Company recognition before, during and after the event with Social media mentions, in our advertisements, banner streamers and via our MC during the event and our event follow-up communications.
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  • – A 0.30 – 0.45 sec taped or live Holiday message at the event. 
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  • – An opportunity to include a quiz question. We will use the program from Mentimeter for a fun and interactive experience.  We are looking for “lighter”  content, i.e. not the % EBITDA of last quarter, but perhaps an exciting sustainability initiative result or new product of general interest.
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As we are not only reaching our ‘local’ Swedish-Canadian community but our growing global network, the recognition your company will receive will reach far and wide.

Digital table pricing

– Table of 5 $1,195
– Table of 10 $1,995  
– Table of 20 $3,595

If you wish to bring more guests, let me know, and we will work out a package.

 

Despite the new reality, we must all unite:
For an opportunity to drink snaps and celebrate the bearer of light! See last years celebration to the left.