SCCC Newsletter

April 26, 2016
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The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) represents Swiss expatriates' interests in Switzerland.  In 2016, the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) is celebrating its centenary and 100 years of working on behalf of the Swiss Abroad. Earlier this month, our Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce was officially recognized and welcomed as a proud member of the OSA.

We are also very proud to increase our reach in the province of Alberta. Mr. Nick Siegenthaler from Greenfield Fertilizer in Edmonton is our new member for the month. Nick is also nominated for a director position on our board.

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled as a complimentary lunch event this Thursday April 28th, 11:30 AM. If you can't make it in person, please send us your proxy by tomorrow. 
We always welcome your feedback and any suggestions to help us improve and grow the reach of this newsletter.

For any questions, simply reply to this email.
 
  
Sincerely Yours,
 
Vince Sciamanna
President, Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce 
  
 
PS: Please feel free to send us your newsletter input, membership request or business inquiry to chamber@swissccc.com
WELCOME TO OUR NEW MEMBERS 
Greenfield Fertilizer Corp.

Based in Edmonton and founded by our new member Nick Siegenthaler, Greenfield Fertilizer is your first and only source of innovative CO2 fertilizer in Canada. Optimize your growing potential by using this cutting edge fertilization technology. Developed in and for Canadian growers.

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EVENTS / NETWORKING
April 28, 2016: SCCC Annual General Meeting Luncheon

Please mark your calendar for April 28th, 11:30am - 1:30pm, for our Annual General Meeting including luncheon at the meeting facilities of Borden Ladner Gervais LLP, 12th floor. Invitations and relevant documents were sent out to all our members. Please register by sending an email to chamber@swissccc.com.  

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LOCAL NEWS
SCCC becomes official member of the Organization of the Swiss Abroad (OSA)

The Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce to be considered as an official member of the Organization of the Swiss Abroad (OSA). The OSA represents the about 750'000 Swiss expatriates' interests in Switzerland. In 2016 the OSA is celebrating its centenary and 100 years of working on behalf of the Swiss Abroad.

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Canada Wins Silver in Ice Hockey World Championship

Canada brought it home at the Ice Hockey Women's World Championship in Kamloops. Congrats to winning silver!

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David Suzuki Foundation about Migratory Changes

Climate change is pushing more species of fish closer and faster to the cooler North and South poles than similar climate-provoked wildlife movements on land. Read what fisherman Krause caught in his trawl net in B.C.

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Canadian Team Builds Anti-Robot

The creators of the Mondo-Spider developed a giant functional mech-suit, a kind of anti-robot, controlled and piloted by humans.

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INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Pensions and Insurance for Swiss Expats

Discussed at the Swiss Abroad Council meeting.

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Swiss Curlers Beat Canadian Team

Winner of the Ford World Women's Championship in Curling was team Switzerland, for the third year in a row.

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Geneva Inventions Show

More than 750 exhibitors from 48 countries have come together in Switzerland for the world's largest event dedicated to new creations.

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Switzerland and Canada with New Bank Bills

While Canada's new signature 5-dollar note just got confirmed, Switzerland introduced their new, and smaller 50-franc note with the key motif 'wind' on April 12th. What do you think of the new designs?

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The Best Young University in the World is in Switzerland

Find out which Swiss university ranked first in the world's top institutions under the age of 50.

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FEATURED STORY
Happy Centennial to the Organization of the Swiss Abroad

Close to 800,000 Swiss citizens live abroad. 2016 marks the 100th anniversary of the Organization of the Swiss Abroad, OSA. 

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Vancouver Westside German School

Open House event on April 26th as well as a job opportunity for a German teacher. 

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THIS & THAT
Swiss Cheese is Indeed the Best in the World

A cheese-maker from Schaenis, Switzerland, couldn't believe when he received a phone call from Wisconsin, USA, telling him that his 'no-name' cheese just won the gold medal in the world championship, category "Rinded Swiss Style Cheese".

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Swiss Photographer Portrays Refugees and their One Possession

If you could take one thing with you, what would it be? ImPORTRAITS is a non-profit project by Swiss photographer Gabriel Hill. If you would like to support the campaign that starts on May 10th, go on his website.

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Microlino - A Swiss Micro Car 

Microlino is an urban electric vehicle in an egg shape that resembles the BMW Isetta from the 1950's. Production is slated for the end of 2017.

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In Which Country is Swiss Chocolate Most Popular?

You may be surprised which country has the biggest consumption of the world renowned Swiss chocolate.

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Your Contribution to Our Next Newsletter   

We would like to encourage you to send us your interesting news story or article no later than May 20, 2016, thank you. Your contribution will help us to keep this newsletter an interesting source for your own benefit.

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