Scandinavian Community Centre
6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, BC, V5B 4P9
The Scandinavian Community Centre supports the cultural activities of its members and promotes a Nordic presence in the community.
|Performing Arts Venue |||Community Centre|
|Cross Street |||Kensington Ave. south of Sprott Street|
|Office hours Mon. to Fri. 12 noon to 7PM, Sat. 10AM to 2PM (except holiday weekends). ProgrAMming and events may run from 9AM to 12 midnight, depending on day.|
Profile Last Updated: January 08, 2009
This community centre offers cultural, education and recreational services for those of Scandinavian heritage and others interested in the culture. Languages spoken include Finnish, Norwegian, Swedish, Danish and Icelandic, and the centre offers language classes as well. Scandinavian décor gives the centre’s meeting rooms personality and the Fireside Lounge, features a massive rock fireplace and bar and is adjacent to a large covered sundeck.
Always Something Going On
The centre is a popular meeting location for many clubs and organizations including the Trollheim Lodge, the Sleipner Lodge, the Finnish Canadian Chamber of Commerce, Svenska Skolen, the Swedish Cultural Society, Runeberg Lodge and the Scandinavian Folk dancers. Speaking of folk dancing, this is a great place to practice or attend a folk dance workshop. And the music you hear may not be for the dancers at all, but an accompaniment to one of the choirs who rehearse at the centre.
Looking for a taste of Scandinavia? Try one of the cooking and baking classes or come to one of the many events such as the Midsummer Festival to enjoy a salmon BBQ and Scandinavian foods like Swedish meatballs and Danish smørrebrød, or winter dishes such as rommegrot and lutefisk. For the sports minded, check out the annual Paavo Nurmi run, named after nine-time Olympic gold winner Paavo Nurmi.
Facilities are available for rental, including a hall that can hold 200 people for:
Business and Club Meetings, Trade Shows, Craft Fairs
Anniversary celebrations, Dances, Banquets
Weddings, Receptions, Parties
Awards, Presentations, Training Sessions
Musical Performances and Cultural Displays