Volume 52 | June 29, 2017
June 2017 Newsletter

Proudly presented by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia and Alberta.

 
EVENTS/NETWORKING
Speaker's Night, May 31, 2017
At the end of May, the Chamber invited for the first Speaker's Night with the topic "Real Estate and Construction". The main presentation was hold by Franz Gehriger from SwissReal. A delegation from Switzerland joined the event.

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Pub Night, June 21, 2017
On June 21, the Chamber invited members and friends to celebrate the longest day of the year at the Mahony & Sons. More than 30 people followed the invitation to enjoy the setting sun on the patio. Find the pictures of the event on our website.

Event Pictures
FEATURED STORIES
Quality Coffee Systems – Where the Proof is in the Cup
Our corporate member Quality Coffee Systems (QCS) entered the coffee business almost 20 years ago and today they have clients such as UBC, Costco or Whistler Blackcomb. Read the interview on our blog:

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Matterhorn Music in Vancouver
Our newest member, David Gsponer, has an unusual business in Vancouver. He runs the store Matterhorn Music where he builds and repairs musical instruments. Read more about his passion in our interview:



LOCAL NEWS
Happy Birthday Canada!
Canada Day Trivia: 150 facts about Canada. Did you know that Canada has more doughnut shops per capita than anywhere else? Test your knowledge!

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Photo Credit: Oliver Childs/Getty Images
150 Events That Shaped B.C.’s Economy
As Canada celebrates its 150th birthday, "Business in Vancouver" looks back at a century and a half of economic milestones that have shaped commerce in BC.

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Photo Credit: Library and Archives Canada
Alberta 150: 150 Albertans Who Helped Shape the Province and Canada
In honour of Canada’s sesquicentennial, the Calgary Herald, Calgary Sun, Edmonton Journal and Edmonton Sun are profiling 150 Albertans who helped shape Alberta and Canada.

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Photo Credit: Edmonton Sun
Canada is Introducing a Third Gender
Transgender Canadians will soon have the same human rights protections as everyone else, after the government's attempt to add gender identity to the Canadian Human Rights Act.

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Photo Credit: Adrian Wyld / THE CANADIAN PRESS
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
La Maison Valmont Opens First North American Store in Vancouver
The Swiss high-end skincare brand La Maison Valmont has launched its first North American store at Oakridge Centre in Vancouver.

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Photo Credit: Glen Korstrom, BIV
Canadian Army Officer is First Female Infantry Officer to Command Queen's Guard
Capt Megan Couto leads 40 Canadian soldiers through changing of the guard ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

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Photo Credit: Video "The Guardian"
THIS & THAT
Swiss Abroad Keep Yodelling Tradition Alive
Twenty years ago some Swiss emigrants in Alberta formed the Wildrose club. Recently they participated at the Federal Yodelling Festival in Switzerland.

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Photo Credit: Video "swissinfo.ch"
Are These Nine Jobs the Swissest in Switzerland?
Swiss Alpine Club cabin guardian, Mountain train driver or Hermit -  Are these jobs the Swissest in Switzerland?


Photo Credit: Christian Perret/Swiss Tourism
Was your Grandma Swiss? You Have Six Months Left to Claim Swiss Citizenship
From January 1, 2018, it will no longer be enough to have a Swiss grandmother or great-grandmother to qualify for a Swiss passport. The country’s new citizenship law has more stringent criteria for applicants living abroad.

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Photo Credit: Keystone
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