EIDSVOLD LODGE
VICTORIA, BC CANADA

CELEBRATING SEVENTY-FIVE YEARS
1946 - 2021

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Leikarring Folk Dance Group Eidsvold Lodge's Leikarring was originally formed in 1947 by members
Margarete and Andy Gilstein.  Members wear the National Hardanger costume (bunad).

Traditionally, the group performs four classifications of Norwegian folkdance: Bygdedans (village dance),
Gammeldans (old dance), Turdans (figure dance, and Sangdans (song dance).

They have performed at local Lodge events, for schools and seniors' centers, the opening for the 1994
Commonwealth Games, and as far away as Stavanger, Norway in 2000 for the Nordleck Scandinavian Dance Festival.

The group meets at Norway House  on Tuesdays at 7 P.M.
Contact Mel Klassen at 250-595-7052 for more information.

 

 
       
 

 

The Eidsvold Walking Club
meets on the first Saturday
of each month at pre-determined
locations around Greater Victoria
for a scenic and leisurely walk of about 4-5 kms. 

After the walk, the group gets together for lunch
at a nearby restaurant or pub for an enjoyable meal together.

All Lodge members and guests are welcome! 
Times and locations can be found below
or in the latest issue of the
Runer.
 

 

 
       
  Cultural Programs Due to the current pandemic our lodge events and activities have been put on hold until further notice.
In the meantime, here are some links for virtual events and activities that may interest you;

Susan Strang, the District 7 Cultural Director, is doing virtual cooking classes.  
Contact Susan at
sstrang49@gmail.com for more information.

The Nordic Museum in Seattle has several events virtually including children's story time, cocktails and crafts and book readings.  
Some are free and some have a minimal cost. See the listings at
www.nordicmuseum.org.

Vesterheim Museum and Heritage Center also has virtual events  including lectures on their museum collections,
some classes and an online gallery of their museum pieces. See their offerings at
www.vesterheim.org.

Throughout the year under the direction of Marg Sorensen, we offer a number of activities to share Norwegian and Scandinavian culture. 
These include such things as conversational Norwegian, rosemaling, and knitting, just to name a few.  For updates on current and future programs, please check out the latest edition of the
Runer.
For more information on what's offered, contact Marg at 250-598-5289 or
mjsorensen@telus.net  See you there!

Rosemaling
For more information, call or email Brenda Stengel

 

 
       
 
The Eidsvold Book Club
meets at 11:00 on the first Tuesday of the month for discussions on Nordic-related books of various genres. A schedule of upcoming readings is published in the Runer and all are welcome to “drop in” to talk about one book or to join for the whole series. While COVID restrictions are in place we meet by Zoom. Contact
ellenlhanson@hotmail.com to receive the link.

Thanks, Ellen
 
       
 

WEEKLY AT NORWAY HOUSE
(Open to the Public)
TUESDAY DROP-IN (Social) 12pm to 3pm
September thru June unless Indicated
Coffee and Light Snacks

BOWLING
Thursdays at 4pm
Miracle Lanes in Sidney, BC
Contact Jan Andreassen 250-590-1414

JENTEKLUBBEN
Eidsvold Lodge Ladies' Club
Locations and times vary.
Contact Joani Knapp at
250-382-4097 for details

 

MONTHLY LUNCHEON AT NORWAY HOUSE
(Open to the Public)
12 Noon Last Tuesday of the Month
September thru June
Each Luncheon is Sponsored by an Individual or Group
Menu Varies Monthly, Details in the Runer
Reservation & Cancellations Required
Call 250-384-6499 $10 Fee

TORSKEKLUBBEN
Eidsvold Lodge Gentlemen's Club
Open to members and invited guests
Last Wednesday of every Month
6:30pm at the Lodge
Contact Scott Ingbritson at 250-216-2292
for more information

 

 

***ATTENTION MEMBERS - 2020 VOLUNTEER FORMS NOW AVAILABLE***

Please download your printable copy here.   
They are in .PDF file format and require Adobe Acrobat Reader (free) to view and print.

2021 Volunteer Forms: January/June   July/December

Please Note:  The forms have been updated to reflect more activities.

 

 

 
 
EVENTS CALENDAR
   

 

 

 

 

 

DONATING YOUR RECYCLABLE BOTTLES, CANS, ETC.

 

We now have an account with the Bottle Depot here in Victoria.  Anyone can make a donation to help out at the lodge simply by returning your recyclable cans and bottles there, and requesting that they be credited to the Sons of Norway Victoria account. Below are the details;

Charitable Account for Sons of Norway Victoria includes the 4261 Glanford Ave, 655 Queens Ave, 3961 Quadra St Bottle Depots.

 

August 8,2020  We have just set up an account with the Sidney Return It Depot on Galaran Road for those of you in the North and Central Saanich areas who wish to donate your empties to the lodge.  The account name is "Sons of Norway".

How to donate on these accounts:

Please advise the cashiers at the beginning of the transaction that you would like to donate the bottles onto our account.

Please note: Only reference this account by account name and not by any account numbers that may be found on some of the account transaction receipts. Each depot will have a different account number for your account.

Thank you for your donation.

February 22/21 Our bottle drive in January was a great success, raising more than $700 in just 5 hours!  Thank you to all of our members and their friends for their fantastic support.  We are now planning another one for April 24th to give people more notice so start collecting now.  Watch this space for further announcements.

April 24/21  Today we held our second bottle drive and it was another great success for the lodge.  Thank you to all of our members who helped and donated!

July 24/21  We held another bottle drive at the Lodge and it was another success.  Our next one will be scheduled for a date in November.  Thanks to all of the members who assisted and the many members and their friends and family who donated.  We couldn't do it without you!

 

   

 

 

 

 

Interested in Joining?

Click HERE for a more information and a membership application
Please mail your completed application to:
Eidsvold Lodge #7-53
1110 Hillside Avenue
Victoria, B.C. V8T 2A7
 

 

   

 

                                           

 
   
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