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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
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
Heritage Camp: August 7 - 11, 2019
Registration for Sons of Norway Heritage Camp 2019 is now open. We
now have an option to submit your registration on-line. Please use
this link to register;
Please note that payment still has to be made by cheque.
Please mail cheques to
Patty Schwartz, 3839 S. Morgan Cresent, Port Alberni, BC. V9Y 6B7.
You can email Patty at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early registrants get a discount of $10 each so get your forms in
details, click on the link to go to
the Heritage Camp page.
Eidsvold #7-53 Leikarringen
will be held
Saturday, October 26, 2019 at
1110 Hillside Av. Victoria, BC. Mikkel Thompson and Ginny Lee will
be featured at a two part special event. There will be dance instruction, a
catered dinner, entertainment and a dance party. For more details
and a downloadable registration form click
HERE Deadline for registration is Tuesday, October 15th.