Meetings, Events

Feb
13

An Update from Norway’s Honorary  Consul for Southern Alberta

Wednesday 27 January 2021 at 7:30 pm

Honorary Consul Christoffer Mylde will be providing his insight on various topics related to Norway and Canadian/Norwegian relations. There will also be an opportunity for questions to Mr. Mylde following his update.

Agenda:

-Introductions and greetings
-Update from Mr. Mylde
-Question period
-Closing

If there are specific topics that you would like Mr. Mylde to address please send an email to president@sofncalgary.ca by Tuesday January 26.

Consul’s Update: Time: Wednesday Jan 27, 2021, 7:30 PM Mountain Time
If you have Zoom installed on your device/computer, use the following information.

Meeting ID: 613 679 4873  –  Passcode: Norge
The host will admit you to the meeting.

Food Bank Support

In celebration of Sons of Norway’s founding 125 years ago, Valhalla lodge  participated in the District IV campaign to “Can Hunger.” Lodge members were challenged to donate 125 pounds or items of food. Success! The Calgary Food Bank received 127 pounds of food, a lodge donation of $125, and generous cash donations from individuals.  Out-of-town food banks benefited as well.

Regular lodge meetings:

The next meeting will be by Zoom, at 7:30 p.m. Monday February 1st.

Syttende Mai celebrations

Eighteen people contributed a total of over 40 e-mails, photos, and videos about Syttende Mai. The 2020 Syttende Mai dropbox file features celebrations in Norway, raising the flag at the Scan Centre, beautifully set tables, and much more. Here is the link.
Three winners were drawn from the 18 names:
1. Osa Hamarsnes, a one-year Sons of Norway membership
2. Audny Dypvik, UFFDA cookie stamp and S/N notepad, pen, keychain
3. Chris Mylde, rosemaled greeting cards, S/N notepad, pen, keychain
Thank you to all the participants!

Covid virus updates:

Zone 4 Sports Weekend –  Rescheduled for Spring 2021. See the Sports Weekend page.

The Scan Centre is currently closed.

Trollhaugen Camp 2020 was cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. The theme for 2021 will be Sports in Norway.



2020 Conventions postponed 

“Sons of Norway has been closely monitoring the global COVID-19 crisis and its impact on the upcoming 2020 District and International Lodge meetings. The Sons of Norway International Board of Directors has voted to postpone the International Lodge Meeting and Convention scheduled for August 2020 in Ringsaker, Norway. Pursuant to the national emergency provisions in the Charter and Constitutions, the meeting will be postponed until 2022.

In addition, the International Board, through its interim authority granted by the International Lodge, has voted to postpone all 2020 District Lodge meetings until 2022. These postponements serve to continue the 2018-2020 biennium into the year 2022. It is expected that all district and international delegates and those installed in leadership positions for the 2018-2020 biennium will continue in service until the regular session lodge meetings of 2022.”

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Some past  activities:

Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF)
November
The Festival grows with each successive year, with 22 nations being represented in 2019 when the films were screened at the Globe Theatre. In 2020 all films were shown virtually. This added great flexibility to viewing times and the convenience of watching from home.

Sarah Granskou presented a family-friendly performance with music, story-telling, and interactive puppetry based in Scandinavian tradition at the Scan Centre on August 25th, 2019. Her husband accompanied the stories with his Setesdal-style fiddle, and their older son played jazz piano and sang harmony for one of Sarah’s songs. A talented family! Our lodge sponsored this event.