Historically in Norway, the 17th of May is a day filled with ceremonies, singing, dancing, parades and overall celebration. However, this year Norway’s Constitution Day will be a bit different. Because of Covid-19, major events including Syttende Mai celebrations have been banned.
For many people waiting out the Covid-19 crisis from their homes, the sense of isolation and loneliness can be just as difficult to manage as their fears of the virus itself. To make matters worse, those most at risk of serious illness are often the most isolated—especially the elderly...
Whether by creating a virtual reality game that puts children in the shoes of polar bears, developing an educational gardening program at a local school, or hosting a virtual Scandinavian Festival, the 2020 Sons of Norway Foundation grant recipients are...
We recently created colorful recognition patches for 5, 10 and 15-year Heritage members. These charming designs featuring Norwegian wildlife can be ordered for $2 each. We have also updated our Heritage member certificates (available at no cost for 5, 10 and 15-year members).
Your lodge may not be meeting in person right now, or even for the next few months. That doesn’t mean you can’t stay connected to all things Norwegian. Here are a few of our online resources for you to share with your lodge members.
To support your lodge with its community efforts, we would like to invite your lodge to use a portion of its New Member Recruitment Event funds to support local food shelves or other community needs.
Sons of Norway lodges may not be meeting in person for the time being, but there are still many opportunities to earn points toward the Sports Medal Program. Using a little creativity, members can stay active and safe within their home or yard.
Whether by putting children in the shoes of polar bears in a virtual reality game, creating an educational gardening program at a local school, or hosting a virtual Scandinavian Festival, the 2020 Sons of Norway Foundation grant recipients are...
Here is a quick summary of all the most important announcements you as a lodge leader need to know this month.
Syttende Mai is a celebration of Norwegian culture and coming together with family and community. In a time when in-person parades and parties are on hold, you can find ways to celebrate Syttende Mai while maintaining a safe physical distance. Here are some ideas for a home-based celebration: