Volume 54 | August 31, 2017
August 2017 Newsletter
Proudly presented by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in British Columbia and Alberta.
GIVE AWAY
Win Sailing World Cup Tickets
Royal Vancouver Yacht Club will be welcoming 45 teams from 12 countries and 4 continents to the biennial International 6 Metre Class World Championship. Find out how you can watch the regattas with a little luck up close, on board one of Vancouver’s most beautiful boats, the Lazee Gal. 2 tickets are being sponsored by our member PARC Retirement Living, the Presenting Partner of this major sailing event.
 
Take this fun, short quiz for your chance to win here!
EVENTS/NETWORKING
German Canadian Business Association - Pub Night, September 13, 2017
The German Canadian Business Association would like to invite the members of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce to their Pub Night on September 13 at the Mahony & Sons. Please let us know if you would to join the event.

Vancouver Startup Week, September 25 - 29, 2017
Vancouver Startup Week brings together entrepreneurs, investors, community leaders, and friends for one engaging week, celebrating Greater Vancouver’s innovation and technology communities.


Photo Credit: Vancouver Startup Week
Save the Date: Swiss Crypto Valley Cocktail Event, October 17, 2017
We would like to invite you to join us for a unique Swiss Crypto Valley Cocktail Event on October 17. The invitation will be send out next week.
Read more about blockchain and the role of Switzerland on our blog.


Photo Credit: Blockchain Technologies
Save the Date: Christmas Reception, November 29, 2017
We would like to celebrate the beginning of the holiday season with you. Don't miss our annual Silent Auction at the Pre-Christmas Reception. More information will be send out soon.

LOCAL NEWS
34 Fast-Charging Stations Along Trans-Canada Highway
The Canadian company eCAMION, the Swiss company SGEM and Leclanché North America will develop and install a network of 34 fast-charging stations along the Trans-Canada Highway.


Photo Credit: Electric Vehicle Charging/Shutterstock
Swiss-Headquartered Firm Nyrstar Restarts a Mine in BC
Swiss-headquartered firm Nyrstar has struck a plan to reopen the Myra Falls zinc, copper and lead mine west of Campbell River on Vancouver Island, restoring almost 300 jobs


Photo Credit: Don MacKinnon / Vancouver Sun
Vancouver is the Third Most Livable City in the World
According to a new report by the Economist, three out of the five most livable cities globally are in Canada. Number one is the Australian city Melbourne.


Photo Credit: Shutterstock
Vancouver Canucks: Sven Baertschi aims for 20 Goals
The Canuck Way, the Vancouver Canucks News, recently portrayed Swiss player Sven Baertschi. His aim for the next season: 20 goals.


Photo Credit: The Canuck Way
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
These Countries Have the Most Positive Influence on the World
A new poll about the positive influence of countries on the world shows that Canada has the most positive influence globally. The US, on the other hand, lost a lot and is ranked behind countries such as China or India.


Photo Credit: Oliver Childs/Getty Images
International Geneva - a Laboratory for the Digital Revolution in Humanitarian Aid
IGOs and NGOs are using modern technology to bring innovation to their processes and humanitarian missions. An overview of the latest technologies being used in humanitarian aid.


Photo Credit: Ushahidi
Longest Pedestrian Suspension Bridge Opens in Switzerland
The longest suspension bridge in the world can be found in Switzerland - between Zermatt and Grächen. It measures 1621 feet and rises as high as 279 feet.


Photo Credit: CNN
Sustainable Wellness with Solar Energy
At the research and innovation building of the two Swiss companies Empa and Eawag, a global innovation will be put into operation: a fitness and wellness facility powered entirely by solar energy and the power generated by its users' physical exercise.


Photo Credit: Empa / Reinhard Zimmermann
THIS&THAT
Have you Heard of Unspunnen?
Every dozen years or so, crowds flock to the Unspunnen Festival that features the best of Swiss traditions. The main attraction includes a 83.5kg stone.


Photo Credit: swissinfo.ch
Anna Serbinenko: From Swiss Banker to Sky Dancer
Anna Serbinenko was born in the Soviet Union, became a Swiss banker at the age of 25 and ended up moving to Vancouver to become a Sky Dancer.


Photo Credit: Vancouver Sun
Discover Swiss Food with USA TODAY
“Geneva is small, but important,” (..) “And it's the food capital of Switzerland.” Do you agree? Read the article about Geneva's globally inspired gastronomy.


Photo Credit: USA TODAY
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