Memorial ceremony and lilac tree planting

RoseNorwegian House Society will be holding a short ceremony to dedicate the planting of lilac trees at the Scandinavian Center in memory of the victims of the Oslo/Utoya attacks.

This will be followed by an All Saints service.
A church supper will follow the service.

Date: Sunday, November 6th
Time: Planting: 4 pm; Service followed by supper: 5pm;
Location: Planting at the Scandinavian Community Centre; Service and supper at the Danish Lutheran Church (6010 Kincaid)
Cost: $12.50 for the supper
Contact: Please call Per Gjerde at 604-502-0133 by Nov. 1st if you wish to attend the supper.

NHS Scholarship

NorwayNor­we­gian House Soci­ety offers six bursaries to stu­dents in recog­ni­tion of the con­tri­bu­tion of John Sher­man of John Sher­man Indus­tries; Egil Lorentzen, founder of Lornex Cop­per Mine; architect Egil Lyngen; Erik Unheim, first president of the Norwegian House Society; the Norwegian House Memorial Bursary; and journalist Olaf “Hall” Leiren. The schol­ar­ships are of $1000.00 each.

Brief Guide­lines

  • Preference will be given to applicants of Nor­we­gian descent or related to past or present mem­bers of Nor­we­gian House Society
  • Must be a resident of BC
  • For Post-secondary school or college
  • Should include con­fir­ma­tion of enrolment
  • Must apply by 4.30pm Friday April 28th, 2017

Please see the full Norwegian House Society Scholarship Information 2017.

For infor­ma­tion con­tact David Moulton at 604-522-8182. Please do not call the Scandinavian Centre office.



Norwegian Language Classes

Norwegian language instruction is offered by Norwegian House Society. All the current classes will be held at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby, near Kensington Avenue and Sprott Street. Additional locations could be arranged for a small group depending on instructor availability. For info contact  Car­olyn 778–228 2334,

Adult classes

New Beginner Class starting Monday March 6th, 2017, 7pm to 9pm!

Begin­ner I: Wednesday: 7 to 9 pm from January 11, 2017 (text Troll I Ord lessons 1-5)

Begin­ner II: Thurs­day 7 to 9 pm; from January 12, 2017 (text Troll I Ord 6-10+); instructor Mette

Inter­me­di­ate: Wednesday 7 to 9 pm; January 11 , 2017 (Troll I Ord 11-@20); instructor Anne Maia

Advanced: Tues­day 7 to 9 pm; from January 10, 2017 (reference text Troll I Ord); instructor Mette

Private instruction might be arranged through one of our instructors.

Fees: Each 10 ­course ses­sion costs $125. Pay electronically or by cheque at the first class.

Curricula: Courses in general follow the text (Troll I Ord, downloadable) in Beginner and Intermediate courses. It is used as a reference in the Advanced course. Instructors enrich classes with vocabulary and speaking practice adjusted to suit students’ needs. Beginner courses emphasize speaking and reading. Written language is added in Intermediate and Advanced courses.

Instructors: Our teachers are qual­i­fied and excit­ing native Norwegian speakers using the Oslo dialect. They bring much useful cultural information to each class.

Children’s classes – Learning Norwegian is FUN!

Barneskolen FREE for small children, 10 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2 pm starting January 14, 2017. Children enjoy books, toys, simple games, and songs in Norwegian. Parents must accompany children and share leadership and supervision.

Barneskolen for ages 4 or 5 to 12, 10 Saturdays, 12:30 to 2 starting January 14, 2917. Children talk, sing, dance, do Scandinavian crafts and cooking, and play games, all in Norwegian. Students may per­form at Norwegian House Society events. Stu­dents may be grouped by age depending on skill and on availability of additional instructors.

Instructor: Sigrid

Fees: $125 for a first child; additional siblings $75. Pay at the first class.

To register:

Email your name, address, phone number, course wanted, and a comment about your Norwegian language skill level. With your child’s registration, include age and special requirements such as food allergies. Expect a return confirmation. Register early as courses with insufficient enrolment may be cancelled. Students are welcome to register late; the instructors arrange much review at every class. Fees are prorated for late registrations. Our instructors will help you find the best course for you. You may also visit more than one course to help you decide.

To register or inquire: Car­olyn 778–228 2334, or Thelma


Our Nor­we­gian Con­ver­sa­tion Cof­fee Club meets on Sun­days at 2 pm start­ing in mid January. Stop by to share cof­fee, treats and topics. For information or to con­firm dates, hol­i­days, etc. contact Judith at or phone Eva 604 581‑3376. Judith can arrange e-mail reminders and noti­fi­ca­tions.

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Language Classes

Language Classes
If you want to connect with your Scandinavian roots, brush up on your existing skills or are looking for a new challenge, we have the class for you!

The Scandinavian Community Centre offers both children and adult language classes for beginners, intermediates and advanced speakers in all Scandinavian languages. National holidays, celebrations and traditions form a large part of the curriculum of each class, younger students learn through songs and games and movies, magazines, and newspapers are used to facilitate learning and to create a fun atmosphere.

All classes are held at the Scandinavian Community Centre.



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