Meetings, Events


Regular lodge meetings:

On March 4th we’ll have a LUTEFISK DINNER (meatballs too)! Currently sold out but you are welcome to contact to be put on a waitlist. Tickets are $25/member, $30/non-member, $10 for children ages 2-10. Valhalla room in the Scan Centre’s lower level, doors open at 4:30, dinner at 5:00.

The Lutefisk Wars movie will be viewed on another occasion (date TBD), and after that available for borrowing from the Scandinavian Centre library.

Ski for Light:

On February 6th Valhalla lodge members provided incoming participants with transportation to the Scandinavian Centre and lunch before the bus left at 4 p.m. for Kananaskis. for information about this organization for blind and sight-impaired skiers and their guides.

Scan Choir, Nordic Folkdance

The choir meets Wednesdays, and folkdancers on Thursdays.  New participants are welcome. Each group meets weekly from 7-9 p.m. For more details please e-mail

Syttende mai – Constitution Day

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

Did you miss out in 2022? Send your contact information to so you can be notified about Syttende mai 2023.

Høstfest 2022 in Minot, ND

Barb reported on her Høstfest trip in the October Flygeblad newsletter. 

Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF)

November 5th-13th, 2022. A grand selection of films played at the Globe Theatre downtown. Several, including the Norwegian film, were also available for watching on-line.

The 2022 selection was “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 tumour. 

Recommendations of recent Norwegian films to consider for 2023 are most welcome. “Narvik” is currently available on Netflix.