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***UPDATED APRIL 2, 2020***

 

Hello Members and Friends;

This is to inform you that all April activities and events that were supposed to occur at Norway House have been cancelled.  The Executive will meet online this month to deal with essential business, such as bill paying.)

I have made this íPresidential decisioní because our hall is currently under Provincial regulation to be closed until further notice. This situation is not unique to us and I am sure anyone following the news has been acutely aware of the need for this.

We will keep you up-to-date about future events and activities. 

Stay well.

 

Fraternally,

Lisa Tandberg

President, Eidsvold Lodge

 

World Health Org - COVID-19 - Advice for Public

HealthLinkBC:  COVID-19

 

 

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 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 more information on what's offered, check out the latest edition of the 'Runer', or contact Marg at
250-598-5289 or mjsorensen@telus.net

For updates on current and future programs, please check out the latest edition of the Runer.

See you there.
Marg

 
Rosemaling Scroll work will be held on Saturday May 9, 10:00am to 3 p.m.
Expand and refine your rosemaling skills with a tutorial and project of scrolls and colour blending. $20
For more information, call or email Brenda Stengel

 

 

Hello Sons of Norway brothers and sisters!  Please share this with your other lodge members.

I mentioned a Cultural Challenge to District 7 lodge for this term (2018 to 2020) which we will celebrate at the next convention in Kelowna. Here are the details:

Each lodge can participate regardless of the number of members (or how many members want to join in the fun). Choose a Cultural Skill from the Cultural Skills program on the International website. Some examples are Norwegian Cooking, hardangersom, rosemaling, woodcarving, Norwegian language, folk dancing, genealogy, or stamp collecting. (It is a good idea to pick something your group wants to learn and try some new skills.) Get a group together for an evening, a day, a weekend or several small sessions and work together on that skill. Send me information on the skill(s) that your lodge is working on and I will gather this information so that participating lodges can be recognized.

This isnít really a contest because any lodge that participates is a winner! If you choose to do a Cultural medal you can be rewarded by the International lodge with medals that you can present to participants at an event of your choosing. Invite non-members to join in the fun and use this as a way to increase your membership.

There are people in District 7 who are willing to teach various skills, but your lodge will be responsible for organizing a teaching session and paying the travel costs of any of the teachers. Ask me if you need some contact information. There are also some classes available in the Lower Mainland through the Norwegian House Society or the Scandinavian Centre if you are a Lower Mainland lodge. Victoria also has some good teachers. I know that lodges in other areas have people with various skills or who have arranged for a teacher to come to teach their members, so living out of the Lower Mainland is not a reason to opt out.

Letís have some fun with this! The deadline in April 30, 2020.

Susan Strang, District #7 Cultural Director

 

 

 
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
250-889-8891 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.

2019 Volunteer Forms: January/June   July/December

2020 Volunteer Forms: January/June   July/December

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

 
 
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***EVENT POSTPONED***

2020 District #7 Convention & Lodge Meeting
Host:  Hardanger Lodge 7-109
May 1 - May 3, 2020

 

 

   

   

THE 2020 ANNUAL SONS OF NORWAY GOLF TOURNAMENT

has been cancelled

 

   
   

 
   

 

 
   
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