Volume 113 | October 27, 2022

Newsletter October 2022

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SCCC Event

SCCC Christmas Reception & Silent Auction 2022

Tuesday, November 29, 2022, 06:00pm - 09:00pm

To end this year on a festive note, we are very excited to invite you to our annual Christmas Reception including an online Silent Auction on November 29, 2022. You will have the great opportunity to place your last bids on the unique and exciting prizes, network and connect with members, directors and guests while enjoying an aperitif.

Event Details:

Date: November 29, 06:00-09:00 pm

Location: RBC, 1025 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

Dress Code: Business Casual

SCCC Members: 1 Member +1 guest free of charge

Donors: 1 person free of charge

Non-Members: $25 per person

Find more information about the event on the flyer.

Please register here for the event by

November 22, 2022.

Register here

Donations for our online Silent Auction 2022

For our online Silent Auction we would highly appreciate donations. Please reach out to us if you or someone you know would like to donate.

Your company will be featured in our online prize catalog including your logo and website URL.

Thank you to everyone who has already confirmed to donate prizes.

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Events by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver

Papercuts & Comics: Anna Sommer

October 25 - 28, 2022

The Vancouver Comic Arts Festival VanCAF, the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver and the University of Victoria are excited to present acclaimed Swiss illustrator Anna Sommer in Vancouver and Victoria! 

Join Anna Sommer for a book talk or a hands-on papercut workshop. 

Find more information about the two remaining events in Victoria on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28 here.

© Anita Affentranger

SCCC Insights

Get ready for the FIFA world cup with the SCCC fan scarf

From November-20 to December-18 2022 the FIFA World Cup will take place in Qatar. For the first time in a long time Canada qualified for the World Cup, as well as Switzerland!

For this year's World Cup tournament, we have designed together with our member Swisspro Marketing a special SUISSE – CANADIAN fan scarf. It keeps you warm during the colder days and you’ll be able to support both countries at once.

Order your SCCC Scarf now!

Order here

The Congress of the Swiss Abroad in the spirit of democracy

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 shared their experiences and insights with us.

Read more about the congress in our blog post here.

Member for Members Event by Innovation Networks

You might have seen in the news the effects of cyber attacks on business and individual levels. You might think it will never happen to you, but in 2021 hackers sold over 500,000 passwords on the Dark Web. Statistics say that 93% of cyberattacks could be prevented, and 95% are caused by human error.

Our member Innovation Networks mission is to help people protect their data. On October 28, 2022 they hosted a virtual Member for Members Event about the questions if there is such a thing as hacker proof? During this virtual event, our members gained interesting insights into the simple steps they can take to protect themselves from cyber attacks and what they should do in the event of an attack.

In case you missed this great virtual event, you can review it here

Watch the recording

SCCC Member Highlights

6 unique and innovative lighting designs for your bathroom

Our business member SIDLER publishes regularly blog articles on their website where they show how you can design your bathroom. 

Read this blog post to explore what is trending in unique and innovative lighting design for your bathroom space.

©SIDLER International LTD

Seizing Hope selected for the Chilliwack Independent Film Festival

The documentary Seizing Hope, co-produced by our business member Conexkt, Neuroethics Canada at The University of British Columbia, and Cassiar Film Co. has been selected for the Chilliwack Film Festival!

Congratulations to our business member Conexkt on this great achievement.

Check out the website to see the trailer of Seizing Hope and register here for the festival

Watch the trailer here

Swiss Review October 2022

Regional News - Canada

Every couple of months, the regional news Canada are published as part of the Swiss Review magazine. You can find news, reports and event information from Swiss associations, institutions and official Swiss representations from Canada in there.

There is also an article from the SCCC in it ;) Go check it out here.

Swiss Insights

Emily survived her horror scenario. She was at an "Alpabzug"

The Canadian Emily Engkent has lived in Switzerland for eleven years. In her videos, she talks about the Swiss peculiarities she has noticed and how she tries to integrate.

This time she attended an "Alpabzug". Check out the video here.

Beyond the US midterms: The Swiss answer to congressional gridlock

It's notoriously hard to get new laws passed in the US and few believe the looming election reshaping Congress will solve that. Could the Swiss "people power" model help?

Read how the US explains and sees the Swiss political system here.

Battle of the Alps? Water woes loom amid climate change

For the first time in four years, after a pandemic lull, government envoys from eight Alpine countries — big, small and tiny — are meeting in Brig, southern Switzerland, under a grouping known as the Alpine Convention, set up 30 years ago to help coordinate life, leisure and the limited resources from Europe's most celebrated peaks.

Read more about the meeting of the countries here.

Cross-border World Cup downhill cancelled for lack of snow

Two men’s World Cup downhill ski races that were to start in Switzerland and finish in Italy have been called off due to a lack of snow on the final 300 metres of the course following an unseasonably warm autumn. Read more in this article.

Now the opener will take place in the next stop Lake Louise. Read more here

Share your stories with us!!

Things are slowly getting back to normal and that means a lot of events and highlights are happening in our member community! We want everyone to be a part of these highlights.

Therefore, we invite you to share all your exciting news, insights, and events with us to include them in our newsletter. 

We look forward to hearing from you!
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