Meetings, Events


AGM for Sons of Norway Foundation in Canada

September 19th at 2 p.m. Alberta time. No travel, no expenses, it’s a Zoom meeting. AGM invite 2020

Regular lodge meetings:

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

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!

Cancelled due to Covid virus:

Zone 4 Sports Weekend –  Hoping to reschedule for Spring 2021

Scan Centre reopening is planned for September.

As of June 14th:

Trollhaugen Camp 2020 is cancelled due to Covid-19 concerns. The structure of the camp does not allow for social distancing and Deer Valley Meadows has closed their buildings for the duration of this pandemic.

If you mailed a check to the Trollhaugen registrar, the check will be returned to you.  If you sent an e-transfer you have two options, leave the deposit on file for next year or receive a refund.  Please let the registrar know which option you would like ( If you paid for a membership it will be transferred to 2021.
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.” 

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


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.