SCCC Newsletter

December 24, 2015


We hope that you will enjoy or last Newsletter of the year. We have plenty of links to interesting articles for you to read over the holidays. 

On behalf of the board of directors, we thank you for your support and wish you and your families a Merry Christmas and a successful start into the New Year. 


Sincerely Yours,


Vince Sciamanna



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Review: December 1, 2015: Pre-Christmas Cocktail

Thank you all for coming out to our gathering at RBC's beautiful new event area, stunning view included. We hope you enjoyed a night with good company, fabulous Swiss wine (courtesy of the Consulate General of Switzerland, thank you, Urs Strausak) and appetizers. A special thank you for generously bitting on our silent auction items. Thanks to your support we were able to raise over $,3000.00.

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B.C. Economy Outlook 2016

B.C.'s economy is supposed to grow faster than any of the other Canadian provinces over the next two years, according to a report by the Conference Board of Canada

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Swiss Zehnder Group Acquires Canadian Cleantech Firm DPoint

Dpoint switched its focus from hydrogen fuel cell to the HVAC space. Its membranes are used in heat recovery and ventilation systems that meet new air quality standards in buildings.

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Telus Garden as a Role Model of the Workplace of the Future

Not only is Telus' brand-new headquarters a LEED Platinum building to help reduce costs, it also should help increase employee productivity; Lots of meeting rooms and mobile work stations (as 70% of their employees work mainly from home).

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Swiss Brand Strellson to Open Shop in Downtown Vancouver

A sneak video preview of the brand-new Strellson store that's about to open on Alberni Street.

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The Latest Addition to the Swiss Cabinet 

Who is the newly elected Swiss Cabinet Minister, Guy Parmelin?

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Space Shuttle Made in Switzerland

Swiss Space Systems' vision is to be the world leader in in-orbit delivery of small satellites. To make the project commercially viable, S3 works by assembling existing components and the best proven technologies from different countries, also Canada. 

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Heidi in Swiss Theatres on Christmas

Johanna Spyri's famous novel moved people from near and far and let Heidi become a Swiss legend. Screen writer Petra Volpe's challenge was to make the new film interesting for modern audiences. The viewers will get an authentic version of the book classic, with actor Bruno Ganz playing Heidi's grandfather.

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Tired of Shortbread Cookies? How about Baking Swiss Cookies?

Amongst the most popular Swiss Christmas cookies are Zimtsterne (cinnamon stars), Brunsli and Chraebeli (anise cookies). Mix up local habits and go Swiss!

Swiss Christmas Cookies Recipes...
Roger Federer and Martina Hingis are Teaming Up

Tennis stars Roger Federer and Martina Hingis are teaming up to play mixed doubles for Switzerland at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

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What Switzerland has to do with Star Wars

Thanks to a technology developed at Disney Research in Switzerland, the Stormtroopers in Star Wars have their own identity, made in Switzerland.

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We would like to encourage you to send us your interesting news story or article no later than January 22, 2016, thank you. Your contribution will help us to keep this newsletter an interesting source for your own benefit.

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