Norwegian Early Immigrants to BC Photo Exhibit

Nordic Spirit Her­itage Images Series: Nor­we­gian Early Immi­grants to BC (200 early pho­tos). Open­ing Recep­tion 11:30 Sat­ur­day March 26.

Date: March 26/27, 2011
Time: 11am — 4pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: RSVP to Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 604 294‑2777 or; ques­tions about the pho­tos: Con­tact 604 522‑4567

Early Nor­we­gians made many valu­able con­tri­bu­tions to the fab­ric of British Colum­bia. They worked in forestry and fish­ing; built some of the first old folks’ homes, schools and churches; influ­enced our social sys­tems; set up busi­nesses; entered pol­i­tics; and more.

We will fea­ture early Nor­we­gians at work and at play … inter­est­ing, enter­tain­ing, his­tor­i­cal … peo­ple and places to show life as it was for these early emi­grants to B.C.

The Exhibit is spon­sored by Nor­we­gian House Soci­ety, the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety and the Dan­ish Com­mu­nity Cen­tre. The 100 framed photo pan­els will then be avail­able for loan to muse­ums through­out Canada and U.S.A.