European Refugee Crisis - Details

Registration for this event is open from: 2017-Aug-01 12:00:am - 2017-Sep-13 12:00:am
Where: Scandinavian Community Centre , 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby/British Columbia V5B 4P9 (CA).

The Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre (SCC) is a meet­ing place for all Scan­di­na­vians, local and vis­it­ing, who strive to pre­serve and pro­mote Nordic cul­ture, com­mu­nity and spirit within the Greater Van­cou­ver area.

Date: 2017-Sep-13 - 2017-Sep-13
Time: 6:00:pm - 9:00:pm
Event description:

A Dinner & Speaker Series Evening

European Refugee Crisis

 Wednesday, September 13, 2017 – 6 pm to 9 pm

presented by:  Azza Rojbi

Azza is a peace and social justice activist in Vancouver.  She immigrated to Canada from Tunisia in 2011 and has since been involved in the immigrant and refugee community in Vancouver.  She is a writer and researcher on the issue of immigration and refugees in Canada as well as on the current refugee crisis in Europe.  Azza will be providing a balanced and facts-based presentation that will inform and enlighten us on this important issue.  Also, we will be presenting our Annual Scholarship Award to this year’s recipient at this event.

The European migrant crisis, or the European refugee crisis, is a term given to a period beginning in 2015 when rising numbers of people arrived in the European Union (EU), travelling across the Mediterranean Sea or overland through Southeast Europe.  These people included asylum seekers, but also others, such as economic migrants and some hostile agents, including Islamic State militants disguised as refugees or migrants. 

Early Bird Price (register by midnight Monday Sep. 11th):     Member = $35             Non -member = $40

Regular Price:     Member = $45            Non -member = $50

Pescatarian meal option normally available on advance request only (by midnight Monday September 11th latest)

Other special meal considerations cannot be accommodated (including vegen, gluten free, etc.)

6 – 7pm:                     Networking and socializing hour

7 – 8:15pm:                DINNER:

                    Starter:     Herring and salmon on mini rye breads

          Main Course:     Danish open-faced sandwiches

                  Dessert:     Peach cobbler, tea & coffee

 8:15 – 9pm:               FEATURED PRESENTATION including a brief question and answer period

Guests are always welcome!      Invite colleagues, clients, friends and family.

 PLEASE REGISTER IN ADVANCE!!!  (latest by Midnight Tuesday September 12th)

Last minute drop-ins cannot be accommodated

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To register in advance and pay online:  VISA, MasterCard, or American Express accepted (secure third-party payment gateway is PayPal™, a PayPal account is not necessary, just select “No Thanks” ).

To register in advance and pay at the door (cash, cheque, or credit card):

email, or call the SBC office 604-484-8238, or contact a current SBC board member, with the names and number of people in your party.


Location:     Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St., Burnaby, BC V5B 4P9