Meetings, Events

Feb
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Regular lodge meetings:

Please note: Next lodge meeting is June 10th, 6 p.m. Pancake supper!
Subsequent meetings are scheduled for Mondays at 7:30 p.m. on September 9th, and October 7th.
Then we switch to Saturdays at 10 a.m. for November 2nd and December 7th.

Syttende Mai


Syttende Mai! About 50 people attended the May 17th afternoon-evening celebration of Norway’s Constitution Day. Cool but no rain so with flags, whistles and song we paraded around the block. Supper and a program followed.
We received a very generous donation of Norwegian language books for children and teens, along with some games and European format DVDs. Take a look at the link below for resources you may like. Whether it’s storybooks to read to the younger kids, teen novels that can also work for adult language learners, DVDs that provide spoken Norwegian…contact secretary@sofncalgary.ca for access. Let’s make use of them!









Laft Hus Event

Knut Haga

Knut Haga, longtime Sons of Norway member, passed away peacefully on February 20th. A gathering in his memory took place at the Scandinavian Centre from 1-4 p.m. Saturday March 16th. Obituary link is here Contact secretary@sofncalgary.ca for access to a thumb drive with pictures shown during the gathering.

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 (Russ, Alison, Ron).  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.