Meetings, Events


Regular lodge meetings:

Next meeting is Lutefisk Dinner, 4:30 p.m. Saturday March 2nd in the Valhalla room on the lower level of the Scandinavian Centre. Appetizers, side dishes of meatballs and gravy, potatoes, mushy peas, lefse, and rutabaga, søtsuppe for dessert — a Norwegian feast!

Reserve your seat by prepaying: Contact Cash, cheque, and e-transfer are accepted. Cost is $30/Valhalla lodge member, $35/nonmember, $10/child age 2-10. Only 40 places!

Knut Haga

Knut Haga, longtime Sons of Norway member, passed away peacefully on February 20th. A gathering in his memory will take place at the Scandinavian Centre from 1-4 p.m. Saturday March 16th. Obituary link is here

District IV Convention

In Bismarck, North Dakota, from June 27-29. Always a fun time, whether you go as a delegate or a visitor. Maybe it’s someplace you’d like to explore. The Invite Letter has hotel information and what the registration fee covers. 
If you don’t make it to Bismarck, it’s possible to enter the folk arts competition by sending your entries with someone who is going.  The Folk arts entry form lists the classes of entries. 

2024 District IV Convention Invite Letter   

Folk arts entry form   . 


Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF)

The Norwegian film sponsored by our lodge, Thomas vs. Thomas, had its North American debut at the 2023 festival. 

Recommendations of recent Norwegian films to consider for 2024 are most welcome. They should be award-winning and not available for streaming. 

Syttende mai, May 17th, in 2023

We celebrated at Highland Park Community Hall since a film crew was using the Scan Centre that week. The children enjoyed the playground there. Lots of volunteer effort enabled a picnic-style meal at low cost. After dinner Consul Chris Mylde spoke, and the Scan Choir and Nordic Folk dancers provided entertainment.

A young Syttende Mai participant