The Canadian Club of Norway is a not-for-profit social club for Canadians living in Norway, their families, and anyone who considers him- or herself a friend of Canada. The club’s members and activities are largely concentrated in the Oslo area.
Activities include monthly "club nights", annual golf and ski weekends, an information evening with the Ambassador, a Halloween party and a Christmas dinner. The club also plays a central role in organizing the annual Canada Day picnic at the official residence in Oslo. See Events for details.
Currently, the club has around 150 memberships, the majority of which are family memberships. The annual fee is NOK 150 for families, NOK 100 for individuals; see Membership for details.
The club’s volunteer Board meets periodically and currently consists of:
Jay Gustafson, President
Campbell Day, Treasurer
Gabriele Haddrath, Events
Carolyn Willems, Events
Jason Mrdeza, Events
Annabelle Redelmeier, Webmaster
To read the club's bylaws, click here (pdf file).
The club was founded in 1991 by Arne Bruheim, Jaye Smith, Campbell Day and Doug Lynch. In October 2007, the club merged with the Canadian Women's Club, which dates back to 1958. In 2008, to celebrate 50 years of Canadian clubs in Norway, we held a dinner and dance on April 19 at Ingeniørenes Hus, Oslo.
The Canadian Women's Club established a long tradition of donating to charity. After the two clubs merged in the autumn of 2007, the CWC closed out its benevolent fund by donating NOK 8,000 to BLOOM and NOK 21,990 to Radiumhospitalet.
The unified Canadian Club continues to carry on this proud charitable tradition. At our January 2011 Board meeting, we agreed to donate NOK 6.283,50 to Right To Play, which was the proceeds from the charity raffle from the Christmas Dinner. This is a record amount that we have taken in. Thank you very much for the support.