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2016 Winners: International Folk Art Competition

A vibrant, action-packed convention took place in Tacoma last month when Sons of Norway delegates descended on the mountain-ringed port to conduct its biennium business and have a generous portion of fun as well. Read on for the run-down … Elections Jon Tehven, Waverly, Iowa, was re-elected International President. Tehven served as president from 2014-2016; his new term will extend until [...]

By |September 20th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on 2016 Winners: International Folk Art Competition

Trivia, Gourmet Dining and More at Norsk Høstfest 2016

In less than two weeks tens of thousands will gather at the State Fair Center in Minot, N.D., to take part in North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, Norsk Høstfest. We’ve already highlighted some of the world-class entertainment and learning opportunities available at the event, read on to learn more about gourmet restaurant En To Tre and Sons of Norway’s "Spin the [...]

By |September 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Trivia, Gourmet Dining and More at Norsk Høstfest 2016

Embracing Norway’s Wonders

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas.  Today we bring you some travel highlights from Nicole Anderson, a Scandinavia Specialist with Borton Overseas. Nicole had the pleasure of leading her first group tour to Norway just a few weeks ago. Read on to learn more about her favorite [...]

By |September 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Embracing Norway’s Wonders

International Diplomat

                                                                                                                Photo by Becca Tilly In the September issue of Viking magazine, we highlight Norwegian Ambassador Hans Brattskar. For more than 30 years, he has represented Norway as a diplomat promoting peace around the world and tackling global issues such as deforestation, women’s rights and education. This month, he starts a new role as Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on International Diplomat

Norsk Høstfest 2016

Next month tens of thousands will gather at the State Fair Center in Minot, N.D., to take part in North America’s largest Scandinavian festival, Norsk Høstfest. An event filled with world-class entertainment, authentic Scandinavian cuisine, cultural displays and handcrafted merchandise; this year’s festival is sure to delight all in attendance. Read on to learn more about what is in store for [...]

By |August 29th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Norsk Høstfest 2016

Innovative Leadership Conference

This year’s Innovative Leadership Conference, held this week during the 2016 Sons of Norway International Convention in Tacoma, WA, provided delegates a solid framework for developing their own leadership skills and the tools for mentoring potential new leaders in their respective lodges. The conference was led by communications expert Kit Welchlin, who engaged the group of more than 120 with interactive exercises [...]

By |August 25th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Innovative Leadership Conference

More With Nevada Berg

In the August 2016 issue of Viking, we highlight food blogger and photographer Nevada Berg. She runs her blog, North Wild Kitchen, from her 17th-century mountain farm in Numedal, Norway. Inspired by Norway’s natural beauty, Berg’s recipes and photography celebrate seasonal ingredients, and blend tradition with unique flavors.

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Signature Journeys

Sons of Norway is pleased to bring you the following message from Travel Partner and International Convention Sponsor, Borton Overseas. With the end of summer fast approaching, we all need something to look forward to in the coming months… How about an extraordinary vacation! Borton Overseas is thrilled to announce our new selection of original, customized Signature Journeys which have been specially [...]

By |August 8th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Signature Journeys

Tall Ships Journey Ends in Green Bay for Draken Harald Hårfagre

The Draken team has made the decision to end its Great Lakes voyage. However, Sons of Norway is pleased that through its fundraising efforts the Draken was able to continue its route to Bay City, Michigan, then on to Chicago and lastly to Green Bay, enabling thousands of people to increase their knowledge and appreciation of the history and culture of [...]

By |August 4th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Comments Off on Tall Ships Journey Ends in Green Bay for Draken Harald Hårfagre

Visual Storyteller

Visual Storyteller posted on Mon, Aug 1 2016 8:00 am by Anya Britzius 0 Comments Wisconsin-born Max Estes is the author and illustrator of more than a dozen children’s books and graphic novels published in North America and Europe. He moved to Norway in 2009 for love, and currently resides in Lofoten, Norway, with his wife. In the August 2016 issue [...]

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