As we enter into this uncertain time in history, we want to assure you that Sons of Norway remains strong and dedicated to its members and insurance policy holders. From the spread of COVID-19 to unforeseen market volatility and natural disasters, we are living through unique times.
Sons of Norway was built on the spirit of community and has a strong philanthropic heart. Now is a perfect time for us to rally together and do what we can for our neighbors and communities.
As you look for new ways to stay connected in this time of social distancing, here are a few free or low-cost video conferencing options that you can use to hold lodge meetings and other gatherings.
Women’s empowerment lies at the heart of Norway’s economic policies. Gender equality means realizing the potential of both halves of the population. For Norway, women’s participation is a pillar of our welfare state and has played a key role in our economic growth.
There’s a new cultural hub on the east side of Oslo. You’ll definitely want to visit, but you probably can’t get in. Biblo Tøyen is a recently revamped youth library exclusively for kids ages 10 to 15. In 2019, the library was named one of the 50 coolest places in the world by TIME [Magazine] for Kids.
In a recent report released by The Lancet, Norway was ranked the best country in the world to raise kids. Following Norway were South Korea, the Netherlands, France and Ireland. The study was based on a variety of criteria including children’s education, nutrition and health.
If you’re looking for a unique way to enjoy Nordic-inspired outdoor winter fun with friends and family, consider skijoring! Blending elements of dogsledding and waterskiing, this thrilling sport involves being towed on skis behind a horse, dog or other animal—or in some variations, even a motor vehicle.
Attention coffee lovers! Have you read the March issue of Viking? Our cover story shows how coffee is a dynamic and versatile ingredient that can perk up both sweet and savory recipes. If you’re traveling to the Sons of Norway International Convention in August, be sure to check out page 8 for three café recommendations in Hamar.
Reach prospective members and enjoy higher attendance at your next lodge event by posting on the Sons of Norway events calendar. Our events calendar features events that are happening all across the United States, Canada and Norway.
Have you ever wanted to know what goes into a Viking magazine photo shoot? Here’s your chance! The Viking team shot the March cover story in early January with recipe developer and food stylist Betsy Nelson, and photographer Terry Brennan. But planning for it started months earlier. Read on for a look at the process.