Norway

The Norwegian Canadian Club

The NCC was founded in 1985. It was preceeded by other Norwegian cultural organizations in Winnipeg which date back to 1912.

Our members share Norwegian heritage, though some have been born in Norway and others have family origins in Norway. Other members are interested in learning about Norwegian culture. We promote community and sharing among Norwegian Canadians in Winnipeg.

We celebrate our roots in many ways.

In May the NCC hosts Syttende Mai celebrations, the annual Norwegian Constitution Day on May 17th. We have celebrated Syttende Mai on May 17th since 1912. The event features music, a children’s dance performance and traditional food including ris krem, is and spekejott.

Our club hosts an annual Lutefisk Dinner every November. While many prove their might by actually eating lutefisk, we also have Norwegian meatballs for those who prefer a different taste. A live performance by some of our club members is always a great treat—and the songs never fail to ring out through the main hall at the Centre.

In January, the NCC hosts the children of the club and of the other Scandinavian Centre clubs to Juletre, the traditional Norwegian celebration of singing Christmas songs around the tree.

We also offer language classes of beginning and continuing levels. Please call the Centre office for additional information.

The NCC participates in the main events of the Scandinavian Centre, including the Annual Christmas Market and Café in November and Folklorama, held every August.