The Scandinavian Cultural Society presents

Nordic Spirit – Scandinavian Immigrant Women – Photos and Stories of Struggle and Achievement

Date: Saturday, April 23, 2022   11am – 5pm

12:00 — Opening ceremony & reception


1:30 — Linda Peterat — “Laura Lindhard: Cariboo Wife, Mother and Merchant, 1870-1900.”

2:30 — Susanne Rasmussen – “What’s the fuss about Knud Rasmussen? The women who made it happen”

3:30 — Carolyn Thauberger — “Marriage by Mail”


Date:  Sunday, April 24, 2022   11am – 4pm

Join us as we celebrate the Nordic Women who built new lives in Canada.

  • Heritage photos
  • Stories
  • Presentations
  • Free Admission

The exhibit continues the Scandinavian Cultural Society’s Nordic Spirit series, featuring unique heritage photos and stories of immigration to British Columbia and other parts of Canada. Please join us for an inspiring look into the lives of some remarkable women, shared by members of our Scandinavian Centre community.


Supported by the Province of BC, City of Burnaby, Burnaby Arts Council