Meetings, Events

Feb
13

Regular lodge meetings:

The next regular meeting is Monday October 3rd, 7:30 p.m.

NOTE: FOUNDATION/CORN CHOWDER DAY MOVED TO THE NOVEMBER 5TH MEETING, WHICH STARTS AT 10 A.M.

Ski for Light:

Registrations are now open for guides and blind or low-vision skiers. From Feb. 6-12, 2023, skiing and social events will take place at the newly renovated William Watson lodge in Kananaskis. Valhalla lodge members provide incoming participants with transportation to the Scandinavian Centre and lunch before the bus leaves at 4 p.m. for the lodge. Go to
https://skiforlight.ca/ for more information and online registration.

Scan Choir, Nordic Folkdance

Yes, starting up again! The choir meets Wednesdays, and folkdancers on Thursdays.  New participants welcome! Each group meets weekly from 7-9 p.m. For more details please e-mail awiigs@telus.net

Syttende mai – Constitution Day

Thanks to the 2022 planning committee: John and Thordis Kamp, Dylan Viste, and Barb Olsen.

Did you miss out this year? Send your contact information to secretary@sofncalgary.ca so you can be notified about Syttende mai 2023.

Høstfest Tours to Minot, ND

Nagel Tour   September 26 – October 3rd, 2022

Getaway Tour    September 27 – October 3rd, 2022

Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF)

Scheduled for November 5th-13th, 2022.

The festival keeps growing – 26 nations were represented in 2021. Films could be viewed at the Globe Theatre in downtown Calgary and online. Our lodge sponsored Amundsen: The Greatest Expedition, a view of this polar explorer’s personality as well as his accomplishments.

This year’s selection is “Hope” (Håp). Anja (Andrea Bræin Hovig) and Tomas (Stellan Skarsgård) adore their careers in dance and theatre. Their family structure is complicated, with two young sons and an adolescent daughter from their own union and two adult children from Tomas’ marriage.  Then Anja’s physician gives her a dire diagnosis: she has an inoperable tumor. 

Recommendations of recent Norwegian films to consider for 2023 are most welcome.