SCCC Newsletter

July 31, 2015

 

Switzerland will turn 724 years old tomorrow, August 1st. Seize the opportunity to have a fun afternoon and evening with other Swiss-Canadians at a First of August celebration just outside of Vancouver. For details, just follow the link below or email us later today.

I am also excited to announce that starting on September 1st, we will have a young professional join the office of the chamber. This will give us the manpower to administer the back office and set up the fall events that we have in the works for you.

We will announce the new employee in our next Newsletter, in the meantime, enjoy the reading, the beautiful weather and .. 
Happy Swiss National Day!

 

Sincerely Yours,

 

Vince Sciamanna

President

  

PS: Please feel free to send us your newsletter input, membership request or business inquiry to chamber@swissccc.com

EVENTS / NETWORKING
August 1, 2015: Swiss National Day Celebration

This year's National Day celebration at the Swiss Mountain Range Association happens to take place on Switzerland's actual National Day, so don't miss out on the opportunity to celebrate Swiss traditions with The Vancouver Dorfmusik, delicious Swiss food, and a Lampion Parade in this family friendly location.

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September 14, 2015: The Art of Leadership

Our friends from Chambre de Commerce Francophone partner with the organizing committee of "The Art Of" and offer you a day of inspiration, education and networking. Five New York bestselling authors and world-renowned thought leaders will give you their insights. 

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LOCAL NEWS
Will the Loonie Drop to 75 Cents by Fall?

According to economists at BMO the Canadian dollar is expected to drop even further this summer. 

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Passive House Incentives

Vancouver includes international Passive House Standard, a widely used energy-efficient building method in German-speaking countries, in their bylaws. 

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Switzerland's Infrastructure is better than Elsewhere

The Global Competitiveness Report, published by the World Economic Forum, ranks Switzerland first when it comes to public transport infrastructure, electrical and communications infrastructure as well as knowledge infrastructure.

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Herzog & de Meuron to build 'Tour Triangle' in Paris

Another big contract for Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, after they've been chosen to build the new Vancouver Art Gallery. 'Tour Triangle' in Paris is supposed to become Paris' third tallest building and a new city landmark.

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FEATURED STORY 
150 Years Zermatt

Festivities and activities from historic videos and exhibitions to Zermatt's first open-air theatre telling "The Matterhorn Story", and the illumination of the Matterhorn. What better way to promote Switzerland's most famous mountain.

  

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THIS & THAT
Almost 2 Million Permanent Residents in Switzerland

The country's population of 8.2 million included nearly two million foreigners who became permanent residents as of the end of June, which is a net gain of 36,000 in the first half of the year. 

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Test your Knowledge in Swiss Politics 

Politbox - My knowledge. My opinion. My game. The quiz-app for the Swiss elections.

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Zero-Gravity Flights for CHF 8,800

In order to study the effects of a weightless environment, the University of Zurich is offering zero-gravity flights in September.

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We would like to encourage you to send us your interesting news story or article no later than August 21, 2015, thank you. Your contribution will help us to keep this newsletter an interesting source for your own benefit.

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