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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' on our Newsletters page.
 

 

 

 

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

**Update:  Join a cultural program in 2019. Knitting and Norsk kafe (conversational Norwegian) resume on January 8.  Beginner rosemaling workshops will be offered in March.  Contact Brendastengel@gmail.com for more information on rosemaling.
New members are always welcome.

See you there.
Marg

 

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 Joan Knapp
250-382-4097

JENTEKLUBBEN
Eidsvold Lodge Ladies' Club
Locations and times vary.
Contact Carolyn Ingbritson at
250-514-3399 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 - 2019 VOLUNTEER FORMS

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

2019 Volunteer Form: January/June
Please Note:  The 2019 form has recently been updated to reflect more activities.   

 
 
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MATINEE & POPCORN AT THE LODGE
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue Victoria, BC
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Doors open at 1pm
Bring finger food for a social after the show!

 
 

LUNCHEON
May 28, 2019 at 12 noon sharp!

Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue Victoria, BC
Ham & Jarlsberg Cheese Monte Christo Sandwiches
Two Salads, Ice cream with lingonberry & baked treat

TORSKEKLUBBEN
May 29,2019
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue Victoria, BC
Members and Guests only
Starts at 6:15 PM, Dinner served at 7 PM.

 
 

WALKING CLUB
Saturday June 1, 2019 at 11AM
Will meet at Henderson Rec Centre on Cedar Hill X Rd.
and walk the UVic perimeter and Finnerty Garden
Lunch to follow at J.J. Morgan

FOLKTORIA
Centennial Square in Downtown Victoria June 8 & 9, 2019
Sons of Norway Display Table Saturday, Noon until 4pm
Leikarring perfoemances Saturday 4:10pm & Sunday 4:55pm

 
 

GENERAL MEETING
June 12, 2019
At the Lodge 1110 Hillside Ave.
Starts at 7:30 PM Sharp!

GOLF TOURNAMENT
June 22, 2019 at Metchosin Golf Club
(See details below)

 
 

TORSKEKLUBBEN
June 26,2019
Norway House, 1110 Hillside Avenue Victoria, BC
Members and Guests only
Starts at 6:15 PM, Dinner served at 7 PM.

ANNUAL AWARDS NIGHT
Saturday June 29,2019
Doors open at 6:30 pm
Awards Program at 7pm
See the current issue of the 'Runer' for details

 
 

WALKING CLUB
Saturday July 6, 2019 at 11AM
Details to follow

GENERAL MEETING
July 10, 2019
At the Lodge 1110 Hillside Ave.
Starts at 7:30 PM Sharp!

 
 

SONS OF NORWAY BORDER FESTIVAL
& PICNIC
July 14, 2019 at the Peace Arch Park
Blaine, Washington
Games at 10am, Lunch at 12pm, Program at 1pm

SALMON BBQ
Sunday July 21, 2019 at Gorge-Kinsman Park
Please bring your own lawn chair,
dishes, cup, utensils and a small plate of desserts.
Potato Salad and coffee will be there.
Cost $15 per person

 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   


THE ANNUAL SONS OF NORWAY GOLF TOURNAMENT - JUNE 22, 2019

The Victoria Sons of Norway Eidsvold Lodge Annual Golf Tournament at The Metchosin Golf Course is again being organized by the members of the Torskeklubben.  This is always a fun-filled event, and we welcome players from all levels of golfing skills to participate.  There will be prizes galore and an excellent Awards Dinner at the end.  We can only accommodate 40 golfers so please reserve your place as soon as possible.  We encourage you to bring your golfing friends and to put together a foursome for an exciting afternoon.

We will begin with the traditional Ken Lee Putting Contest at 1:00 PM and anticipate the first Tee-Off to be around 2:00 PM.

For the BBQ Dinner after the game, we offer five selections: steak, salmon, ribs, chicken, or vegetarian.  The price for nine holes of golf plus dinner, will be $60 per player.  If you or your partner do not golf, but want to join us for dinner only, the cost is $32 per person.

For more information and to pre-register for the tournament, please contact Bjorn Simonsen  at 250-294-1150 or email to bjorno@telus.net

*If you have any interesting prizes that you would like to donate to this event, they will be very much appreciated.

 

YOU CAN DOWNLOAD THE REGISTRATION FORM HERE AND SCAN & EMAIL, OR RETURN IT TO BJORN SIMONSEN

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