SCCC Newsletter

November 19, 2014


We look forward to seeing you at our annual Pre-Christmas Cocktail reception on December 9, 2014. Please click here to download your invitation: Invitation. Feel free to bring along your co-workers and enjoy a few hours in a casual atmosphere with spectacular views from the RBC meeting facilities on the 36th floor. Please RSVP by December 2nd.
This event is brought to you at no cost thanks to the sponsorship of the location by the Royal Bank of Canada. The wine and food is sponsored by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce.
Like every year we take this opportunity to encourage you to bring some cash and donate to the Covenant House in Vancouver, an organization looking after our homeless youth. Thank you for your donation. 

This and much more in this month's newsletter. We hope that you enjoy it, and we look forward to seeing you all on December 9th, at 5:30pm.  


Sincerely Yours,


Vince Sciamanna



PS: Please feel free to send us your newsletter input, membership request or business inquiry to 
Invitation: December 9, 2014: SCCC Pre-Christmas Cocktail 

As every year, we're having an annual Pre-Christmas Cocktail reception in the beginning of December. We will gather at RBC's meeting facilities on the 36th floor at 1055 West Georgia Street on Tuesday, December 9th, from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Details are in the attached invitation. We hope to see you all.

Your Invitation... 

Your donations will go to the Covenant House in Vancouver 
November 14 - 16, 2014: Calgary European Film Festival

The Swiss movie "The Foster Boy" had the honor to open the Calgary European Film Festival. Our friends from the Swiss Cultural Society of Calgary held an informal reception after the film.


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Nov 20th, 11:30am-2:00pm: CETA Seminar with the EU Ambassador

"Building Partnerships for Future Opportunities with Europe" is the title of this conference, hosted by the EU Chamber of Commerce in Canada West. The EU Ambassador to Canada, Her Excellency Marie-Anne Coninsx, is the key note speaker. More information can be found on our website


26 novembre, 2014: visite de Santa CCF 

La chambre de commerce francophone de Vancouver vous invite pour le dernier évenement de l'année. Réseautage festif, surprises et visite de Santa. Prix: $5.00.

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Nov. 20th: Covenant House's Annual Sleep Out / Executive Edition

With only a sleeping bag and a piece of cardboard, local executives, including  former Swiss Canadian Chamber director, community luminaries and notables will do a "Sleep Out" on November 20th to raise critical funds and awareness to the issue of youth homelessness.


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Statistics Don't Need to be Boring

Statistics Canada is presenting a Newsletter for Communities, with interesting facts about Canada: population projections, environmental statistics and much more...


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Interested in a .swiss Domain Name?

The Swiss federal government announced that in 2015, the new domain name ".swiss" will be available.

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Switzerland as a Base for International Organizations

Every year, some 3,000 heads of governments and ministers come to Geneva, along with almost 200,000 delegates and experts to participate in one or the other of the 3,000 international conferences held there. Why Geneva?

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Wyssen Avalanche Control AG

Ready for winter? Hans-Juerg Etter, Senior Avalanche Consultant and Canadian representative of the Swiss company Wyssen Avalanche Control AG can't wait for the winter season, as Wyssen's preventive avalanche control solutions will be in use. Read his interview, conducted by our member Sandra Phillips.  
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Three Weekly Non-Stop Flights to Zurich in Summer 2015

Edelweiss Air is scheduling direct flights from Vancouver to Zurich between May and September 2015. Dates and times were just released and can be found on the website of our member Prime Travel. 
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Affordable Fares to Get You "Home for the Holidays"

Jump on Flyaways brings travellers 'Home for the Holidays" with affordable fares between Calgary and Kelowna and Calgary and Vancouver. Some flights are about 50% off the price of typical holiday fares. Jump On flights depart only if the 'jumping point' is reached. Members of our chamber get a $50.00 discount off their first booking using promo code JL184. 
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Grand Prix du Vin Suisse

Find out which Swiss wine was awarded "Best Swiss Chasselas" amongst more than 2,800 submitted wines. Shipping to Canada is possible.
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"The Magic of Switzerland"

If you are looking for a special gift that represents Switzerland in all its beauty, core values and traditions taught, then the book "The Magic of Switzerland" might be a suitable choice.
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Successful Swiss Space Systems (S3) Tests in Canada

Swiss Space Systems, a Swiss company founded in 2012, is shaping the future of commercial space and academic space research. Their vision is to be the world leader in in-orbit delivery of small satellites. S3 has concluded the first phase of a drop-test flight campaign with the help of Canadian partners in Ontario.

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How St.Moritz Became Europe's First Winter Holiday Resort

What started with a bet, led to the 150th anniversary of one of the most famous Swiss resorts.

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St. Nicholas isn't Santa Claus, or is he?

A little background information on the European/Swiss tradition of St.Nicholas, who visits children on the evening of December 6th.

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We would like to encourage you to send us your interesting news story or article no later than December 17, 2014, thank you. Your contribution will help us to keep this newsletter an interesting source for your own benefit.

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