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Happening on Thursday, May 16th, 2019 starting at around 9am at the Scandinavian Centre. If you can help please contact Janet at firstname.lastname@example.org
Kate Ferris featured at Norwegian Club’s 17th of May celebration!
Folksinger, songwriter and storyteller Kate Ferris will perform at the Norwegian Canadian Club’s annual Syttende mai celebration, Friday, May 17, at the Scandinavian Centre. The public event is suitable for all ages, especially children.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. At 7 p.m., the Scandinavian Young Folk Dancers will kick off the evening with the traditional parade of flags and dances, followed by Ferris’ performance.
We will also sing traditional songs, as accompanied by Coralie Bryant.
And food! Come for lefse-wrapped hotdogs, cake, other goodies and refreshments.
Syttende mai (Seventeenth of May) commemorates the signing of the Norwegian constitution in Eidsvoll, in 1814. It is a major holiday in Norway, full of parades, national costumes, flags and speeches. The Norwegian Canadian Club has been celebrating Syttende mai on May 17, in Winnipeg for more than 100 years.
NORDIC NOIR THEME
At the next Kosi Kveld on Thursday, March 28th, John Salmi will speak on Nordic Noir, summarizing a few top Norwegian authors and leading discussion on the popular mystery genre. All NCC members and guests are invited to attend. The club will have a little bit of business to complete, starting at 7:30pm in the upstairs hall, after which the presentation will begin; refreshments served.
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.
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