Meetings, Events


Regular lodge meetings:

Lodge meetings

–changeover to Saturday morning meetings
Saturday November 4th, 10 a.m. – made lefse for the Christmas Market (bazaar) after the meeting. Looking forward to a future lefse bee.
Saturday December 2nd, 10 a.m. – bring Christmas cookies for coffee, trading, selling…. Quilt raffle ticket holders are welcome to join us for coffee and cookies at noon when the draw will take place.

Norwegian tradition calls for seven kinds of cookies. Here are some ideas from with links to recipes.

Sandkaker / Sandbakkelser 
Smultringer (this recipe is a vegan version– for the traditional version, see link above) 
Kransekake / Almond ring cake 
Pepperkaker / Gingerbread cookies  

Ongoing quilt raffle, draw at noon at December meeting. Value easily $400. Tickets $2 each. Additional prize of a smaller quilt, with all tickets eligible for both prizes. Proceeds will go to the Sons of Norway Foundation in Canada, which offers bursaries for post-secondary studies. More info at

Norwegian-themed calendars for 2024 are available at $20 each. Come to the December meeting or e-mail for calendars and quilt raffle tickets.

Laft Hus Craft and Bake Sale (Red Deer)

Nov. 25th, 9 am-4 pm and Nov. 26th, 12 pm-4 pm. Many Norwegian baked goodies, hand-made crafts, baking equipment and unique Norwegian gift items.

Calgary European Film Festival (CEFF)

The Norwegian film sponsored by our lodge, Thomas vs. Thomas, had its North American debut at this year’s festival. 

Recommendations of recent Norwegian films to consider for next year 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

Edmonton’s 110th anniversary:


Bunads and traditional costumes at Edmonton’s anniversary