The Swiss and cheese is a love story that does not end when you move abroad. So it’s no surprise that the annual Fondue Night hosted by the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association was a huge success. More than 80 people came together to share their love of one of the most popular Swiss dishes – the fondue. The tastefully decorated chalet created a cozy atmosphere and made each and every Swiss expat feel as if they were at home in the Swiss Alps.
Author: Nina Hofmann
From January 27 to February 5, 2023, the FIS Nordic Junior/U23 World Ski Championships took place at Whistler Olympic Park. More than 530 athletes from 38 countries competed for the World Champion titles in Cross-Country Skiing, Ski Jumping, and Nordic Combined. Switzerland was also represented in Whistler and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and the SCCC decided to use this great opportunity to organize a VIP Meet & Greet with the Swiss athletes on Saturday, January 28, 2023, in the VIP area hosted by Nordiq Canada.
To end the year on a festive note, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce (SCCC) was pleased to once again host the annual Christmas reception with the closing of the online silent auction. Despite the snowstorm, about 70 SCCC members, friends and donors made their way to downtown Vancouver for a lovely evening of delicious appetizers, good conversations, networking and lots of bidding on one of the great silent auction items.
Interesting speeches, networking, sharing experiences about life abroad and exploring beautiful and sunny Lugano. That’s how the Congress of the Swiss Abroad from 19 to 21 August 2022 can be summed up in a few words. The two SCCC board members Johann Roduit and Thomas Arn attended the congress in Lugano and share their experiences and insights with us.
Our business member Quality Coffee Systems (QCS) has officially opened the latest JURA Canada Hospitality centre. It is the 37th Hospitality Centre for the Swiss company JURA. This important milestone was celebrated with a grand opening event on 29 August 2022, where the guests were able to visit the new Hospitality Centre and get first-hand insights into JURA’s latest product innovations.
Convenient, worry-free, and customized for your demands. This is our new business member Innovation Networks explained in a few keywords. Put simply, they empower your business by managing your technology. Since 1996, they service a wide range of businesses in British Columbia and throughout Canada. Their client list includes construction and manufacturing companies, government agencies, school board offices, accounting firms and many more.
NFTs have been all the rage in the art community and beyond and are becoming one of the next big thing in the digital world. They are allowing artists to make money the way they would with physical media. Our new business member Nifty Royale is a gamified NFT platform where you can collect artwork and participate in an on-chain NFT battle royale to win one-of-one NFTs from amazing artists! It is a global network with members from all around the world.
With one of Switzerland’s top soccer players coming to town for a game with his club Chicago Fire FC, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce couldn’t miss this fantastic opportunity to organize a special networking event for its members and friends. In partnership with Whitecaps FC, the SCCC organized a networking event on Saturday, July 23, 2022, featuring a pre-game Q&A session with Axel Schuster, CEO & Sporting Director, Whitecaps FC and Georg Heitz, Sporting Director, Chicago Fire FC. And yes, this one time it was allowed to cheer on the other team! Hopp, Xherdan!
Can you bring your kitchen into 2022 without any demolition, emptying a single cabinet, or waiting 2 months for your new kitchen? YES, this is possible – thanks to our new business member Cabinet Painting Vancouver. From start to finish, Cabinet Painting Vancouver has you (and your fabulous new kitchen) covered.
On June 15, 2022, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce and the Consul General of Switzerland, Andreas Rufer, welcomed the members of the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce and guests to the annual and much anticipated Summer Night Reception at the beautiful Residence of the Swiss Confederation in West Vancouver. It was great seeing many old and new faces of the SCCC coming together and having a great time.
Digital technology is transforming businesses large and small alike. Disruptive innovations are shifting the way companies work, market, and create products and services. Therefore, it is very important for businesses to take advantage of digital technology and to stay ahead of the competition. However, sometimes it is difficult as a company to take the next step. Where should you even start? Our new business member LMtec can help and support your business every step of the way.
On Saturday, June 04, 2022, the SCCC members had the pleasure of attending the Fraser Valley Bandits basketball game against the Saskatchewan Rattlers at the Langley Events Centre. Organized by the Fraser Valley Bandits, this Multi-Chamber Networking event was a great opportunity for SCCC members and their friends to meet with business leaders from across the Lower Mainland and to participate in a fast-paced CEBL experience with great music, food and lots of action!
Who wouldn’t want Stanley Park as their playground? Fresh air, nature, play, fun, friends and learning all at the same time. Little Paws Outdoor Classroom offers just that and makes little children’s dreams come true.
Be it from home, from the office, from Alberta or on site – many roads lead to Rome or, in our case, to the SCCC AGM 2022. On April 27, 2022, the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce successfully hosted its first hybrid Annual General Meeting (AGM).
Hungry for a culinary adventure? Then the newly opened restaurant Röosh is just the right address. Röosh is a Swiss-inspired restaurant in the heart of Gastown, Vancouver. It recently opened its doors and would love to become a regular haunt for the Swiss community in Vancouver.