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‘Doorway to Norway’ exhibit features Vikings, trolls, explorers

Montreal, Oct. 7, 2014 – Students, seniors and the general public will learn about Vikings, trolls, Norwegian food, art and much more at ‘Doorway to Norway’, a cultural exhibit being presented October 9-11 by The Norwegian Community in Montreal . As a finale to the celebrations of the Norwegian constitution’s bicentennial, the exhibit will be held at the Norwegian Church and Community Centre, 5065 Sherbrooke, Lachine.

Booths will feature Norwegian history, folklore, explorers, famous Norwegians, the Sami people, Norwegian food and the arts. Attendees will be able to view a travel video of Norway, listen to Norwegian music, sample some Norwegian food and test their knowledge of Norwegian trivia.

On Thursday, October 9, students from two local schools – Maple Grove Elementary (a.m.) and Lakeside Academy (p.m.) – will view the exhibit and take part in special activities. Seniors’ groups and the general public are invited October 10 and 11.

On Saturday, October 11 at 7:00 p.m., the Bergen Youth Chamber Orchestra from Norway will close the celebrations with an evening of music featuring Norwegian composers Edvard Grieg, Johan Halvorsen, Ole Bull and Sparre Olsen.

Please see the Exhibition flyer below for more details.

About the Norwegian Community in Montreal

Members of the Norwegian Community in Montreal belong to one or both of the following cooperating organizations: The Norwegian Club of Montreal (Norsekklubben i Montreal) or the Norwegian Church Association. Both organizations are made up of Norwegians, Canadians of Norwegian descent and ‘honorary’ Norwegians who want to celebrate Norway’s culture and traditions and promote understanding between Canadians and Norwegians. Social, religious and cultural events are held throughout the year.

 

Contacts

For more information, please contact

Ellen Laughlin – email: ellen.laughlin@sympatico.ca; tel: (514) 483-2980

Marie Blydt-Hansen – email: mariebh@colba.net : tel. (514) 486-6166

Co-Presidents, The Norwegian Club of Montreal

 

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