WELCOME TO THE NORWEGIAN CANADIAN CLUB
Skal vi gå litt tur?
Now that the weather has turned nice, our thoughts turn to taking a “little walk.”
In Norway, many residents follow the tradition of taking a Søndagtur, or Sunday walk, in the cities, in the villages, in the countryside – just about anywhere.
At the Norwegian Club’s Kosi Kveld meeting on Thursday, May 30, Marj Grevstad will tell us about her long-time membership in a Winnipeg walking group and offer suggestions for a good route or two. We hope audience members will also come prepared to talk about their favourite local trek.
Kosi Kveld will be held at the Scandinavian Centre’s second floor, beginning a 7:30 p.m.
All NCC/SCC members and guests are cordially invited. Refreshments served. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Norwegian Club’s Friday lunch opens its doors weekly from 11:30a.m.-1p.m. For the amazingly low price of $7.00/per person (cash or cheque), you can enjoy homemade soup and two open-faced sandwiches, coleslaw, dessert, juice and coffee, and also have a chance to buy a 50-50 ticket from the Scandinavian Centre. Runs until July 5th, 2019. Will resume after the summer break, date to be announced.
The NCC was founded in 1985. It was preceded 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.
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 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 at 204-774-8047 for additional information or email NorwegianCanadianClub@gmail.com
The NCC participates in the main events of the Scandinavian Cultural Centre, including the Annual Christmas Market and Café in November and Folklorama, held every August.
‘Koselig Kveld’ - The Norwegian Club has embraced a new name to reflect a change to its evolving monthly meetings, from strictly business to a social/educational time for club members and guests. The name “Koselig Kveld,” as created by Randi Tollefsen, translates into “nice evening,” but “nice” in the sense of happy-to-be-here-with-you. The dictionary says koselig (KOOS-uh-lee) means “cozy,” but the word really expresses a deeper concept in Norway. As of February 2019, the NCC meetings will become Koselig Kveld (KOOS-uh-leek-vell) to more accurately reflect the nice evening all of us most certainly will have by getting together for fun as we also work together as club to support the Centre and promote our ties to or interest in Norway.
2019 BOARD MEMBERS
President - Jim Ingebrigtsen
Vice President - Lanny Knutson
Tresurer - Marj Grevstad
Secretary - Martha Helgerson