Meetings, Events

Feb
13

Regular lodge meetings:

Meetings usually take place in the Valhalla Room at the Scandinavian Centre, 739 20th Ave NW, Calgary.

Syttende Mai celebrations

For sure it will be safe to celebrate at home. Display your Norwegian flag(s), have hotdogs and ice cream!
Relive a past celebration with the video on our Home page. And here is a link to pictures from 2018.

Several ideas for how to celebrate this year are in the latest lodge newsletter  Photos, video, recipes, favorite memories, etc. relating to your Syttende mai celebrations may be sent to secretary@sofncalgary.ca until May 31. Your input will be compiled and shared with the lodge, and entered into a draw for prizes.

News from Honorary Consul Chris Mylde:
The traditional 17. mai concert in Oslo will be available online starting at 1:00 pm EST May 17th here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1078809355839171/

If you are an early riser why not join Norwegians in Norway as we sing our national anthem ‘Ja, vi elsker’ together from home tomorrow at 7:00 am EST (13:00 Norway time). Need to freshen up on the lyrics or wonder what they mean in English? Check out this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uzEplnaDlQ0

You can watch the broadcast of Norway singing ‘Ja, vi elsker’ and the rest of the celebration all day tomorrow here: https://tv.nrk.no/direkte/nrk1

Cancelled due to Covid virus:

June Lodge meeting

St. Hans Fest

Zone 4 Sports Weekend –  Hoping to reschedule for Spring 2021

Happening now: 

Registration for Trollhaugen Camp 2020 is now open, and will close May 31. Requests for classes and accommodation are handled on a first-come, first-served basis. Applications for Youth Development Awards (camperships) are due by May 15.
If camp is cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns, fees will be refunded. In the meantime, the recommendation is to pay the $30 registration fee and post-date the rest of the camp fee to June 30. The decision on whether to go ahead with camp will be made on June 15.

E-mail troll.registrar@gmail.com if you need forms.
Camp runs from August 9-15
Theme: Sports in Norway.

Cost for the week: Non-Member – $405, Member $355, Senior $160, Youth (age 5-18) – $305, Ages 0-4 $30.



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.” 

Dan Rude, District Secretary, adds that District IV Board members will be meeting by teleconference to discuss the situation.

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Some past  activities:

Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF)
November, Globe Theatre.
The Festival grows with each successive year, with 22 nations being represented in 2019. Valhalla lodge supported the showing of Blind Spot, the deeply heartrending story of a mother’s struggle to understand the capacity of her teenage daughter’s mental illness.

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.