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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 3:30 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



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 updates on current and future programs, please check out the latest edition of the
For more information on what's offered, please feel free to contact Marg at 250-598-5289 or
mjsorensen@telus.net..See you there!

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.

Contact ellenlhanson@hotmail.com
to receive the link.
Thanks, Ellen Hanson


Special Event

 The Victoria Jazz Society is excited to welcome Norway-based jazz pianist, Tord Gustavsen

Norwegian jazz pianist/composer and ECM recording artist Tord Gustavsen tours extensively worldwide as a
bandleader for a trio, ensemble, and quartet, all bearing his name. Constantly searching for a fresh and radically
stripped-down, honest beauty in music, Gustavsen’s trio works to explore, integrate, and serve a holy trinity of
emotional intensity, elegance, and mediative musical breathing.

With nine albums under his own name, Gustavsen’s latest 2022 album, Opening, released in April on ECM
Records, the prestigious record label that has remained at the forefront of contemporary jazz for five decades.
The new record introduces the artistry of bassist Steinar Raknes alongside Tord Gustavsen on piano and
electronics, and Jarle Vespestad on drums, all three of whom make up Gustavsen’s 2022 touring trio, as well
as sound designer Louise Lavoll.

To date, Gustavsen’s music has been met by a huge volume of critical approval around the world, and has been
an integral part of the Norwegian jazz scene for several years. While relating to fields like Scandinavian folk
music, gospel, Caribbean music, and cool jazz alike, Gustavsen’s trio presents a unique universe of lyricism and
subtle funkiness. His way of melding jazz history with ‘Nordic’ reflective moods and lyrical beauty brings about
an intriguing voice on today’s music scene. He has received numerous awards including the Norwegian Grammy
(Spellemannsprisen), CHOC critical awards (France), Bell Award for best international Jazz Album (Australia),
Recording of the Month in Stereophile Magazine (USA), Preis der Deutschen Schallplattenkritik (Germany), as
well as NOPAs Musikkpris for best Norwegian jazz composition.

Now, Gustavsen continues the journey with his trio that takes inventive interplay and humble virtuosity to yet
another level, live this February for a not-to-be-missed Hermanns Upstairs debut!





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