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MHS Multicultural Dinner 2016: Sweden

The Manitoba Historical Society invites you to its 2016 Multicultural Dinner featuring the Swedish community in Manitoba.

Where: Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin Street, Winnipeg
When: Tuesday, 26 April 2016, doors open at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:30 pm

Allow time to view a historical display of Swedes in Winnipeg, with many photos from the late 1800s and early 1900s. The guest speaker, Elinor Barr, author of “Swedes in Canada”, will tell the story of Swedes immigrating to Manitoba. The Young Scandia Dancers will perform traditional Swedish dances and Laurel Anderson-McCallum will read from a book of poetry written by her grandfather.

Enjoy a dinner menu of salad, Swedish meatballs, Jansson’s Temptation (a traditional potato dish), vegetables, and mixed fruit trifle. The cash bar features glögg (alcoholic and non-alcoholic), Aqvavit and imported Scandinavian beer. Gluten-free meals are available with advance notice.

The centre is accessible, via a short ramp. Parking is available along Erin Street after 5:30 p.m. and in the Maple Leaf Construction parking lot just to the north of the Centre. Do not park in the surface lot to the south of the building. Cost per person for dinner is $28 for MHS members and $30 for non-members. Space is limited at this venue.

Make your reservation by calling the MHS administrative office at 204-947-0559 between 1 and 22 April. Leave a message if there is no answer and your call will be returned. Payment must be made at the time of booking by Visa or Mastercard, or mail your cheque to the MHS office, 710A - 1 Lombard Avenue, Winnipeg, MB, R3B 0X3. Tickets will NOT BE available at the door.

For more information, please call Carl James at 204-233-4776.

Page revised: 12 April 2016

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