The Scandinavian Centre is a Cultural Community Hall located in NW Calgary. We provide a facility for our Internal Scandinavian / Nordic Groups from Finland, Iceland, Norway & Sweden to meet and provide their cultural activities and events. We also encourage other community and non-profit groups. Hall Rentals are available to the public for Wedding Receptions and Private Events. The Scandinavian Cultural Society of Calgary hosts events such as our Annual Scandinavian Choir Concerts, Stampede Breakfast and Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar which are open to the public and are successful at obtaining exceptional community participation.
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Sat June 20, 2020 Midsummer Event – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19
Next year’s event Date and Details to be confirmed – Saturday June 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm @ Ersson’s Ranch in High River
– Maypole Raising accompanied by Lloyd Eriksson and a team of fiddlers. Coffee served at 3 pm before raising the Maypole. Please bring Pot Luck Supper- South Calgary bring a meat and dessert dish. North Calgary bring Fish/seafood/green salad and bread/butter/cheese dish. Also bring your own beverages, plates, cups, cutlery and lawn chairs for your own use. There is a barn (lodge) where the food will be placed on tables.
Directions: South on Highway #2 to Highway # 23 to High River.
In High River on 12th Ave pass the school, motel, MacDonalds etc then at 88th Street (in the roundabout) turn South and go 3 km, at 562nd Ave turn west for 7 km. The Ersson’s have a Dalahorse at the entrance.
Everyone is Welcome to Celebrate with the Swedish Society – Bring your friends!
2020 STAMPEDE BREAKFAST – CANCELLED – DUE TO COVID
We hope to see you again next year – for our Scan Centre Free Stampede Breakfast Sat July 10, 2021 – serving pancakes & sausages, OJ & coffee. 8:3o am – 10:30 am Hi-Land Square Dancers providing great interactive entertainment starting at 9 am. Open to the public. We hope everyone enjoys this event and marks your Calendar for Sun Nov 8, 2020 for our Annual Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar.
PROGRAM SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID until further notice – late September 2020 at earliest.
Free Yoga for Seniors @ Scan Centre – Tuesdays 10:00 am – 11:00 am and Thursdays 11:00 am – 12:00 noon – requires registration. Coffee, Cookies and Conversation to follow. All seniors 60 years + are welcome to participate one day per week – limited to a max 30 persons / class. Participants need to Register by phone or email before attending a class to confirm if space is available.
Registration includes confirming your name and contact information and preference for Tuesday or Thursdays. Also include dates you will be away within the next 3 months to optimize scheduling of full 30 participant classes. You will be contacted by email or phone when spots come available. Call if you have any questions.
The yoga instructor is a professional from the Yoga Santosha studio with many years of experience. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. All other Yoga Resource materials are supplied – balls, blocks, straps & bolsters. See you there! Any questions, Contact: Scandinavian Centre email: email@example.com and your requests will be forwarded to our New Cultural Event Coordinator Tiina Narvanen.
SUSPENDED DUE TO COVID – may restart in September 2020?
Youth Choir for 7 – 14 year olds. Mondays 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm from Sept to Dec and Jan to May. Here is a fun way to learn to sing, meet people, gain confidence and earn the admiration of parents and family. Scandinavian Centre 739-20th Ave NW T2M 1E2. Minimal cost – sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Society. Pianist and Director will lead the choir and teach/promote basic choral skills.
Performances: Include – Spring & Christmas Choir Concerts (Feature Seasonal Songs & Scandinavian Selections) @ Scandinavian Centre
November 8, 2020- 2nd Sunday in November
10:30 am – 3:00 pm @ Scan Centre 739 – 20th Ave NW
Admission $1.00 – for more info call 403 284-2610 – email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lunch of open faced sandwiches, coffee, tea & sweets for sale downstairs
A wide variety of unique homemade baking, handmade & Scandinavian crafts, toys, woodworking, knitting, painting, dolls, cards, jewelry, pottery and much more!
Table Rentals: 8′ Table $35, 6′ Table $30 call in Sept for availability
Christmas Choir Concert & Dance with Youth Choir & Guest Performers – Friday, December 4, 2020 – 7:00 pm @ Scandinavian Centre. Advance Tickets $10 at the Scan Centre Office 284-2610 available Nov 1 (Tickets may be available at the door if not SOLD OUT – so please reserve or purchase your tickets in advance). Children are Free, however need a ticket for Hall Capacity Reasons. Doors open at 6:30 pm General Admission Seating. Explore Nordic Culture with an entertaining evening of songs, dance and even taste some Traditional Scandinavian Christmas Treats.
AGM – Scandinavian Cultural Society of Calgary – Monday Feb 22, 2021
AGM – Calgary Scandinavian Centre Co-Op Ltd. – Thursday Feb 25, 2021
7:00 pm in the Valhalla Room at the Scandinavian Centre 739-20th Ave NW
Friday May 7, 2021 – 7:00 pm @ the Scandinavian Centre, 739 – 20th Ave NW – Tickets $10 @ Scandinavian Centre Office or at the door if not sold out, Under 16 Free – Call 403 284-2610 or email email@example.com for further info.
2021 Sons of Norway Syttende May Celebrations
Monday May 17th, 2021 @ Scandinavian Centre. To confirm time and details – last year info: Doors open at 4:30. Parade at 5:00, followed by games and snacks for the children. Bar opens at 5:30, dinner at 6:00. Dinner tickets must be bought by May 3. $10/child age 12 and under, $30/non-member. $15/member and a member may also purchase one guest ticket for $15. Tickets available from the Scan Centre office, at the May 3, 7:30 p.m. lodge meeting, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Click this link to download a poster: 2018-SON-May-17-poster