Join Us at LIKE+++MINDED Events

Here you will find a list of events that were part of our LIKE+++MINDED celebrations. We will continue to use Facebook to update you and provide even more details on events in 2014. Please also visit our YouTube channel to see a brief overview of the events of 2013! Facebook / YouTube


December 19th, 2013 – 8:00 pm – Another chance to get in the holiday spirit with the Vancouver Swiss Choir. See the lights and hear them sing at Vandusen Botanical Garden. Vandusen

December 12th, 2013 – 8:00 pm – An annual favourite! Join us at the Vancouver Christmas Market for a chance to see the Vancouver Swiss Choir perform!

November 16th, 2013 – 4:00 pm – EU Book Club discussion on Swiss novel Seven Years (Sieben Jahre) by Peter Stamm. Organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in collaboration with EUNIC Canada-Vancouver and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Vancouver. more information

November 7th, 2013 – 5:30 pm – Book Launch of Swiss Immigration to Canada. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to meet the author, special guests featured in the book and get your copy signed by Ilona following the program. Doors open: 5:30 pm Program starts: 6:00 pm. A Special Introductory book price will be announced at the Launch. more information

October 29th, 2013 – 6:15 pm – Screening of “JUMP” by Bindu de Stoppani. Organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland in collaboration with the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Vancouver. Free admission, no need to preregister. more information

October 26th, 2013 – 5:30 pm – The Edmonton Swiss Men’s Choir held it’s annual Winzerfest – Vintage Festival before a sold out audience. Dinner – Grand Concert – Presentations – Tombola Prizes – Dance to live music.

September 12th-October 17th, 2013 – “Swiss Positions: 33 takes on sustainable approaches to building” is a collection of photographs of 33 key projects from the Swiss construction sector over the past twenty years. Admission is free. The exhibit is open to the public from Monday to Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.

October 6th, 2013 – 5:30 pm – One of the major LIKE+++MINDED projects premiered in BANFF! Swiss Guides in the Canadian Rockies – Beyond Adventure is a documentary about the history of the Swiss Guides who helped to shape mountain culture in Western Canada. The Premiere Screening was a free community event at The Banff Centre, Banff, Alberta.

October 4th, 2013 – 6:00 pm – The Interior Swiss Club supported by Swiss100Canada present a Concert and Dance at the Schubert Centre in Vernon, BC. Special guests: Edmonton Swiss Men’s Choir. Doors at 6:00 pm, Dinner at 7:00 pm and Concert at 8:00 pm. For more information

September 26th, 2013 – 6:30 pm – Vancouver premiere of Swiss Guides in the Canadian Rockies – Beyond Adventure! This documentary about the history of the Swiss Guides who helped to shape mountain culture in Western Canada is screened at a free community. Free entry. Scotiabank Theatre, 900 Burrard Street, Vancouver.

September 23rd, 2013 – 6:30 pm SALA Fall 2013 Lecture Series in Vancouver. Annette Gigon comes to UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson Street, Vancouver. See the lecture series website here.

September 21st, 2013 – 6:30 pm – SALA Fall 2013 Lecture Series in Victoria. Swiss Architect Annette Gigon from Zürich joins us at the Atrium 800 Yates Street, Victoria for a lecture on architecture. See the lecture series website here.

August 1st, 2013National Day celebrations around the world.

July 29th, 2013 – 12:00 pmSwitzerland celebrates Swiss National Day at Canada Place. Nicolas Senn, the award-winning musical TV star from Switzerland gives the public one more free performance. Also watch for a special violin and an alphorn performance. Find more information here.

July 28th, 20131:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pmSwitzerland celebrates Swiss National Day with free community performances by musical star Nicolas Senn on his hammered dulcimer (Hackbrett) from Switzerland. Join us on top of Grouse Mountain on the plaza for a great show! Find more information here.

July 27th, 20136:00 pm11:00 pmThe Swiss Society of Vancouver and the Swiss Canadian Mountain Range Association’s National Day Celebration will be held at 3501 Conifer Drive, Coquitlam. Hackbrettler Nikolas Senn has been invited from Switzerland and will entertain the visitors as well as the Vancouver Dorfmusik and the Vancouver Swiss Choir. Young local violinist, Jan Bislin, will also be performing. Find more information here.

June 15th, 20137:30 pmJoin the Vancouver Swiss Choir with special guests Karin Streule form Switzerland and the Edmonton Swiss Men’s Choir for the Annual Spring Concert. This year, entitled “LIKE+++MINDED” proudly supported by Swiss100Canada. Tickets available at the door.

June 2nd, 20133:45 pmThe Yodel Club Heimattreu Calgary presents Swiss eh! …not your typical concert with several performances and special guests. McDougall United Church in Calgary, AB.

May 26th, 201311:00 am6:00 pmDay 2 of EuroFest at Swangard Stadium, Burnaby. With activities for the children, entertainment and a special Swiss presence, this year’s EuroFest is sure to please!

May 25th, 201311:00 am11:00 pm For the first time the 16th annual European Festival will take place over two days at Swangard Stadium in Burnaby. Switzerland will be the featured country with the traditional climbing wall and much more!

May 20th, 20139:00 am12:00 pmThe Victoria Swiss Society participated in the annual Victoria Day Parade with a spectacular float in celebration of the centennial. Over 65,000 people lined the streets of downtown Victoria to enjoy the sights. to watch a video of the event!

May 19th, 20135:30 pm8:00 pmSwiss100Canada proudly supports the Victoria Swiss Society for a music concert and dinner on May 19th. with special Guests: Vancouver Swiss Choir, Victoria Accordian Band, Jim Hopson (Alphorn) and Karin Streule (vocals, instrumental)

April 30th, 20132:00 pm5:30 pmSymposium: Strong Democracies, Smarter Cities? Swiss & Canadian Experiences. Does more democracy actually lead to better governance, eventually even to “smarter cities”? Find more information here.

April 29th, 20139:00 am-2:00 pmThe Consulate General of Switzerland and the Swiss Canadian Chamber of Commerce in partnership with the Vancouver Economic Commission present: Swiss CleanTech Mission to British Columbia lead by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland. RSVP and find more information here.

April 18th, 20134:45 pm“The Search for Happiness” with Swiss author Rolf Lappert. Join us for a reading and discussion at St. John’s College 2111 Lower Mall, UBC, Vancouver.

April 16th, 20137:00 pmUniversity of Victoria and Swiss100Canada present “Exchanges” – a bilingual reading & discussion with award-winning Swiss author Rolf Lappert. More information.

April 13th, 20138:00 pm28th Annual Vancouver Dorfmusik Concert at the Vancouver Alpenclub. For more information and tickets, visit the Swiss Society of Vancouver website.

March 24th-28th, 2013The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will be in Switzerland showing some more great films.

March 19th, 20137:00 pm The Swiss dance group T42 Dance Projects is coming to Vancouver! Join us for a FREE community performance of Another Chopsticks Story. A part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival.

March 18th, 20136:15 pmSwiss author Joël Dicker, winner of the “Grand Prix du Roman de l’Academie Française” 2012 will be touring in Canada with his book “La Vérité sur l’Affaire Harry Quebert”. Join us for a free author reading and celebrate la Francophonie.

February 15th, 20137:30 pmA second presentation of Swiss climber Nina Caprez’s film “Silbergeier” (2012), at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. Nina will be in attendance with a personal presentation.

February 13th, 20137:30 pm As part of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF), LIKE+++MINDED presents Swiss Climbing Show with Nina Caprez’s film “Silbergeier” (2012) at The Rio in Vancouver. Nina will be in attendance with a personal presentation.

February 10th, 201310:30 amAlso as part of the ALFF, LIKE+++MINDED presents: Winter Nomads (2012) by Manuel von Stürler.

February 8th, 20138:00 pmSwiss Canadians Urs & Judy Boxler present their Summer Cruise to Southeast Alaska with digital slide show at the H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

February 5th, 2013 – 6:15 pmAs part of the Available Light Film Festival in Whitehorse, LIKE+++MINDED presents its first film festival engagement: The End of Time (2012) by Peter Mettler.

3 responses to “Events

  1. I am having a tough time finding your big events. Are they already done or isn’t there one on August 1st? I thought it would be a big thing at Canada Place?

    • There is something big going on at Canada Place and around the are too! Updates on these events are now online. The Canada Place event is on Monday, July 29th.

    • There is a big event happening on July 29th at noon at Canada Place. Updates are now on the website and fb page.

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