President's Message
September 25, 2018

Here we are again, September is done, bring on October!
Did you miss our September dinner event on the 12th? Well, you shouldn’t have as it great to hear from Henrik Laursen about the importance of Scandinavians in the BC forest industry. Henrik delighted us with stories from his in-depth personal experience and knowledge garnered over decades of working in and with this industry. Interesting and fabulous, he scratched the surface, but could have gone for many hours I’m sure. Thanks again Henrik, for stepping up on short notice to make for a good evening. I would be remiss to not mention the work of Kate Praegel and her team bringing us another fabulous dinner of Danish open-faced sandwiches and caramel flan.
On October 10th we have a great dinner event planned! If you have any interest in the seas and the world of shipping, it is the seafarers, the men and women who staff the ships, who make it all happen, and we will be hearing about them and their time in the Port of Vancouver. Peter Smyth, Senior Chaplain with the Seafarers Mission in Vancouver, will bring us a presentation on the seafarers that come on the ships visiting our port. He will tell us about the work that the Mission does to support all these men and women. Come out and join us for this event and bring along some friends and colleagues who may also be interested.
Scholarships! On behalf of the club, I am honoured to announce that we will be awarding Scholarships to two deserving students this year. Congratulations to Emily Moller-Hansen and Gabriella Stokholm-Shaw who will each receive $800 towards their continuing studies. We will have a brief award presentation during our October 10th event.
Upcoming in November our dinner event will feature International Submarine Engineering Ltd. (ISE), with Business Development Manager, Phil Reynolds, bringing us a presentation on the work that ISE does and how it has evolved over the decades and what the future will bring.  ISE is a high technology engineering company engaged in the development and manufacture of subsea, land and space robotic systems and has been a recognized world leader for over 4 decades.
Don’t forget to mark the date for our Annual Christmas Party coming up on Saturday December 1st! Look to our website for details, which should be posted by the time you read this, but will continue to a festive tradition featuring a delicious Scandinavian smörgåsbord dinner, musical entertainment, dancing and more! This is a great event to bring friends and family to, and colleagues as we already have a couple of people talking about bringing their small business Christmas party to this event!
See you soon!

Anders Nurmi
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UBC Voyage - A Special Presentation

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In April, in addition to our regular speaker, we were given a special presentation by Torbjørn Reitan Fyrvik who told us about the UBC Voyage Project. The goal of the project is to design and build a fully autonomous research vessel which will be tested in the Atlantic Ocean. The team is currently working on the project but they are looking for assistance. Click the link below to learn about the project, its status and how you can help make it happen!

2018 April, Torbjørn Reitan Fyrvik

Christmas Party Sponsors 2017

We wish to acknowledge the following businesses and individuals for their generous support of our annual Christmas Party. Our sponsors for the 2017 Scandinavian Business Club of BC Christmas Party are:

Swedish Press
Tom Dunn
Linda Lee
Jan Nordin
Anders Nurmi - Pacific Viking Enterprises
Lauren Kunimoto
Kevin Kunimoto
Michelle Madsen
Paul Andreassen
Solvi Stokholm - Stokhom Insurance Services Ltd. / The Cooperators
Salt Paradise Wellness and Detox Centre
Steve Bottomley - West Coast Flyer Delivery
Skinnydipper Recreation Club
Hypersonic Internet Services