Nordic Spirit 2013: To Canada With Hope

2013 Nordic SpiritA fes­ti­val of pho­tos, talks, and activ­i­ties depict­ing Nordic immi­grant life in North Amer­ica, to 1960

Open­ing recep­tion, Sat­ur­day 11:30 am with Sheila Wright, songstress
Viking Age Archae­ol­ogy, Sat­ur­day, 7:30 pm Illus­trated talk by Christina Reid

Date: Sat­ur­day, April 13 to Sun­day, April 14, 2013
Time: 10am to 4pm, and Sat­ur­day evening at 7pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Free, except for spe­cific work­shops
Con­tacts: Car­olyn Thauberger 778–329-6964  or; Judith Ander­son,

Nordic Spirit 2013 Talks

Sat­ur­day April 13, 2013 Our Norse Her­itage
1:00 Jeremy Smith, Norse Mythol­ogy and Nordic Val­ues
2:00 Sheila Wright and lyre: Scan­di­na­vian Medieval Bal­lads
3:00 Terry Karlsen, ship­wright: Norse Ship Build­ing
2:00–3:00 Car­olyn Thauberger, Children’s her­itage games and activities

Sat­ur­day Evening
7:00 pm Christina Reid, Swedish archae­ol­o­gist:
Viking Archae­ol­ogy (by donation)

Sun­day April 14, 2013 Nordic Thought and Design
1:00 — John Stu­art, Restor­ing Nordic Design for Your Home
2:00 — Poul Erik Ras­mussen, With Albert Schweitzer in Africa: Rev­er­ence for Life
3:00 – to be announced


Nordic Cultural Weekend

Classes will be offered in Rose­ma­l­ing; Hardan­ger embroi­dery; Wood carv­ing; Geneal­ogy; Open-faced sand­wich mak­ing; Finnish bak­ing; krumkake & kransekake bak­ing; Swedish Lenten bun bak­ing; Folk dance; Music work­shop; Choral sing-a-long; Easter crafts & more.

Date: Saturday/Sunday, March 16/17, 2013
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Advance reg­is­tra­tion required: Adults $10 per day (plus sup­ply costs for some classes). Chil­dren & Teens: no fees but must reg­is­ter for spe­cific classes.
Con­tact: or

Here are more details and and the reg­is­tra­tion form (pdf), or just the reg­is­tra­tion form as a MS/Word doc­u­ment.
Reg­is­ter early as some class sizes limited.

Spon­sored by Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre; Dan­ish House Soci­ety; Ice­land House Soci­ety; Fin­land House Soci­ety; Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety; Swedish House Society