Lucia: The bearer of light

The Swedish-Canadian Chamber of Commerce is cordially inviting you to join us for our Annual Lucia Luncheon 

The Lucia celebrations represent one of the foremost cultural traditions in Sweden and a highlight of the Holiday season.  Lucia is an ancient mythical figure with an abiding role as a bearer of light in the dark Swedish and Canadian winters.

This cultural event is an opportunity to give your employees, colleagues, clients, friends and family a unique experience; Celebrating Lucia, the Swedish Way!  

Program

Celebrate the season with old friends and new as we gather together to network and have a cup of glögg (mulled wine) and the traditional pepparkakor (ginger snaps), almonds, and raisins.

MC Brian Smith will greet the room and hand off to SCCC Chairman Lars Ruuth and Hon. Consul General, Lars Henriksson to give the opening remarks.

This year Kevin Prendergast, Executive Chef at Hilton Toronto will yet again dazzle us with his culinary skills in shaping our classic Swedish Christmas buffet. As usual it is filled with seasonal delicacies of all kinds.

(See the block below for more information about the Julbord.)

Spend more quality time with friends as we sing snaps songs and do the annual raffle.

Reserve your place!

Friday, December 13, 2019 • 11:00 a.m Glögg reception and mingle
12:00 noon – 3:00 p.m Julbord (Buffet) • entertainment and raffle
Hilton Toronto 145 Richmond Street W • Toronto, ON

Lucia Tickets December 13, 2019

   

 

Our Master of Ceremonies

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.
 
The Annual Lucia Luncheon always concludes with our fantastic Live Raffle. Prizes, generously donated by SCCC members and associates, can include dinners at exclusive Toronto restaurants, overnight stays at luxurious hotels, golf packages and a trip to Sweden for the lucky Grand Prize winner!
Be sure to buy your Raffle tickets from our Lucia Elves during the Glögg reception before the delicious luncheon begins at noon.

Continue the festivities!

Stay in Toronto for the night or weekend.

Toronto Hilton is offering all our guests at a special rate.

About the Julbord

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.