Over 130 people attended an event hosted by the Swedish Center San Diego and SDSU Office of International Programs. The occasion for the event was to celebrate the recipient of the Vasa Order of America's Swedish-American of the Year award, Anne-Charlotte Harvey. The movie "Flight of the Eagle" was screened, and scenes from the play, "Fade to White," were performed. Both the play and the movie are based upon the Swedish polar explorer S. A., Salomon August Andrée (1854-1897), who was trying to reach the North Pole by hydrogen balloon.
Afterward a festive reception was held. Appetizers and beverages were provided with traditional Swedish princess cake. The Swedish Center San Diego would like to thank everybody who enjoyed the afternoon with us.
Submitted by Arvid Callas, Consulate of Sweden, San Diego. sandiego@consulateofsweden.org.
For more info on the Vasa Order of America, go to www.vasaorder.com