Some new events coming up in 2017 - Canada's 150 Anniversary!
March 15th, Club Night to be held at the Dubliner.
Make sure to wear something green, as this will be your chance to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day a bit early with your fellow Canadians.
Please let me know by if you are coming by around March 12th so that I can get a table booked [matteo(dot)good(at)gmail(dot)com]!
Looking forward to seeing both new and old faces!
March 29th, Information Evening with Ambassador Wilczynski.
When: Wednesday, March 29th, 19:00-21:30.
Where: The Canadian Official Residence, Slemdalsveien 43, 0373 Oslo (There is no parking at this location, we request you take public transportation)
The evening will begin with a presentation from Ambassador Wilczynski followed by a question and answer period. Followed by serving of coffee, tea and deserts. If you have questions you would like Ambassador Wilczynski to answer, please send them to me when you sign up.
Sign up by sending an email to Jay(at)Multicase(dot)no or send an SMS to 41241993.
June 25th, Canada Day 150 Anniversary Celebrations at The Canadian Official Residence, Slemdalsveien 43, 0373 Oslo. More information to follow.
Club Night for October is Wednesday, October 14th. This one is hosted by Julie and will be held at Bar Vulcan. Join your fellow Canucks at Bar Vulkan for dinner and/or drinks and/or just a good time!
- Bar Vulkan is located at Maridalsveien 17, next to the Vulkan Food Market.
- Meet at 6:00pm and ask for the Canadian table.
- Please rsvp at ljakupi(at)yahoo(dot)com by Monday, October 12, 2015
Club Night for April was held Monday, April 13. Great turn out and lots of fun catching up with many great stories from our group. Next up is Club Night in May and June as well as Canada Day, June 28th!
Information Night with the Ambassador was a huge success in February. Still people commenting on Ambassador Wilczynski's presentation!
Club Night for March was back to The Dubliner to celebrate St. Patricks Day.
Club Night for February was at the Beer Palace. Fantastic turn out and people were able to rub elbows with the new Ambassador to Norway!
Club Night for January was at Forest & Brown Tuesday the 13th of January.
The Christmas Dinner was held Monday the 8th of December at the ambassador’s residence and a great group of folks showed up for our sitdown turkey dinner! It was also our first chance to meet the new ambassador to Norway, Artur Wilczynski. Great evening for our Canadian Club members!
Club Night for November was held at Katedralen Pub & Spiseri located at Parkveien 13. Good turn out and as always good food and drink.
Thanx to Suzanne and Daniele for their organization of this years Halloween Party. Lots of great costumes and fun for all.
Club Night for April was at 3 Brødre just off Karl Johan with our Club favourite Barry Colsen.
We hope to see as many of you out as possible, and don't forget you are always welcome to bring "friends of Canada" as well :). If you would like to come please send Alice an SMS at 45485862 or an email to alice(dot)bothwell(at)gmail(dot)com by Monday the 7th, 10am.
Club Night for March was held at The Dubliner in honour of St. Patrick's Day. Great crowd and lots of new faces.
We are happy to inform you that Alice Bothwell will take over as our Club Night organizer effective immediately. Thank you Alice for stepping up to help out and we hope our members and friends of the Canadian Club help out by their prompt RSVPs when requested.
Hope to see the success of the hockey at the Hard Rock Café carry over to future Club Nights.
Ski Weekend for March for the Canadian Club is coming soon. The Canadian Club Ski Weekend at Trysil is filling up. We need one more couple and a couple of singles to complete the booking.
To all members and friends of the Canadian Club of Norway:
You are warmly invited to join us for our annual ski weekend.
Here are the details:
Dates: March 7-9, 2014
Where: Trysil (about 2 1/2 hours from Oslo)
Cost: Approximately kr. 1400 per person plus lift tickets (this includes most of the food for the weekend)
Food: We have two common breakfasts (Saturday and Sunday) and two common suppers (Friday and Saturday evening) that are included in the price. The rest is up to you. Bring your own drinks and snacks.
Types of skiing: Both downhill and cross-country are available. Some people do a day of each, some people do only downhill and some people only stay in the hytte.
Getting there: We take cars from Oslo. Those without a car can catch a ride with others. We will arrange that when we know who is coming.
Sign up is first come first serve. The hytte can take up to 16 people. Send name(s) to Jay(@)Multicase(dot)no. You need not be a CanClub member; all are welcome!
Let me know as soon as possible or call if you have questions.
Club Night for February was watching Canada and Norway in the opening hockey game of the Olympics. This was at the Hard Rock Cafe and there was a fantastic turnout.
Club Night for January was back at Katedralen Pub and Spiseri. Nice place and good food.
Christmas Dinner at the Official Residence was a very nice evening! Great to eat turkey dinner with all the trimings. Next event is next year, 2014!
Club Night for November was back at 3 Brødre. We enjoyed Barry Colsen in the Piano Bar.
Halloween was a big success. Thanx to Daniele and Suzanne for putting it all together for the kids.
Club Night for October was at Katedralen Pub and Spiseri, on Thursday, October 10th. Quiz night! Great turn out and a busy evening of visiting.
Club Night for September was at The Dubliner. Thanks to Judith Olsen for standing in this month.
Club Night for August was back to Aker Brygge. Nice to enjoy the summer sun with so many people.
CANADA DAY on July 7th at the Official Residence was a great success. 95 people enjoyed the sunshine and hospitality of our new Ambassador to have a fabulous day. To top it off, the west won the tug-of-war for the first time in years!
Club Night for June was at The Dubliner on June 18th. Great turn out and nice meeting so many new faces.
Club Night for May was at Katedralen Pub and Spiseri, Parkveien 13. Great turnout and so nice to see so many new faces.
Club Night for April was held at 3 Brødre with our very own Barry Colson playing and singing.
Club Night for March took us to the Dubliner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. A great turn out and good mix of old and new.
Club Night for February was our annual Valentine's Day Dinner at the Bristol Hotel. A great group of people and nice evening out! Next up, back to the Dubliner in March!
Club Night for January was a lively event at Forest and Brown, Wednesday, January 16th. Great to see so many new faces.
Club Night was held at Fru Burum's on December 18th. Good to see many out for our last event of the year!
Club Night was held on November 13th at 3 Brødre. Our fellow Canadian and our favourite piano man, Barry Colson was at his best. Next up is December's Club Night. Check back in early December for the location.
Halloween Party was a great success. Thanx to Daniele, Suzanne and Brian for organizing the party this year.
Club Night for October was a nice evening at the Dubliner. Great to see so many out on such a rainy night in Oslo.
Club Night for September was at Jacob Aall - Majorstua on September 13th. We were a small crowd but nice to see some new faces as well.
Club Night for August was a nice summer evening outdoors at Lekter’n at Aker Brygge on Tuesday, August 14th. Good to see the turn out and meet some new faces as well.
Club Night for July was a good group at Fru Burums. The weather was not great but such is Norway.
Club Night for June was at the Dubliner on June 13th. We had a great turnout of over 20 people.
Club Night for May was a well attended event at Jacob Aall - Majorstua. Great to see so many people out. Lots of faces we haven't seen in a while. Next month we are back at the Dubliner, we will pick a date around the end of the May.
April Club Night, was be at 3 Brødre on April 10th. We enjoyed our fellow Canadian Barry playing that evening. Great to hear the tunes of Canadian artists that we never seem to hear in Norway!
We are now losing our Pub-meister Derek. He is stepping down from organizing our monthly Club-Nights. But we will continue to forge ahead. We are looking for a new person that will take his place. In the meantime, we will be setting a rotating schedule between 3 places (next up, Dubliner in March). These will be announced early in the new year. Anyone wishing to fill Derek's shoes as our new Pub-meister, please get in touch with us.
March Club Night, to honour St. Patrick's Day was at the Dubliner - of course. A small group for the Dub, but those that were there had a good time.
Canadian Club Winter Festival 2012 version was a family day held at Tryvann Ski Area at Holmenkollen in Oslo. Approximately 30 people enjoyed a sun filled day at the Lavvo on the hill. Great to see so many families out!
Valentine's Day Dinner was a small but successful evening at Bolivar Bar og Brasserie in Majorstua. Great dinner and good conversation for those in attendance. Thanks Derek for putting a nice evening together for us.
Information Evening without the Ambassador. Our information evening was a intimate gathering but turned out to be very successful and interesting. Thanks goes to Eugenie Panitcherska from the Embassy for giving us and update on events in Canada as well as activities at the Embassy here in Norway. Thanks also for Miriam Segal and Barbara Woll for supplying dessert for us to enjoy.
Club Night January Club Night was a fun evening at Brighton Pub on January 11th. We kicked off the new year with a a good turn out of old and new faces. Next Club Night is February 11th for St. Valentine's Day. More info to come.
Club Night December Club Night was tremendous fun! We tried out Tilt a bar at Rockefeller for drinks, discussions and a few games of shuffleboard. Busy place but a great evening.
The Canadian Club Christmas Dinner was a great success with around 5000 kr. raised for charity with the raffle. As well it was our last official arrangement with Ambassador John Haneaford and his wife Anne Lawson. They will be heading back to Canada for Christmas and John will begin his new job on January 9, 2012. A nice standing ovation for the both of them at the dinner. They will be missed.
A special thanks to Janette Fjeldstad and Gabriele Haddrath for organizing a wonderful evening. Great job!
As many of saw this year we were unable to have a Halloween Party. The reason for this was we are lacking people to organize it. We would like to get this event back on track for next year, so if you are willing to help please let us know.
Here's what took place in 2011 ...
Club Night November Club Night was held at 3 Brødre Piano Bar on November 8th. Our favourite Canadian Piano player, Barry, performed our favourites and the poppies were a big hit. 650 NOK was sent to the Canadian Legion as our donation.
Club Night October Club Night was held at Olympen (Grønlandsleiret 15 0190 Oslo). A nice meal and evening with some familiar faces as well as some new ones!
Club Night September Club Night was held at Internasjonalen, Youngstorget 2 on Thursday September 15th.
Club Night in August turned out to be a success after all, even given the short notice of the change of venues. Our group enjoyed the sunshine at Aker Brygge with some new faces showing up as well. We hope that Derek has a speedy recovery and is back next month!
Club Night at Gloria Flames on Thursday July 14th, was well attended. Seems like not everyone has left the country for the summer. Good to see some new faces out for this one.
Canada Day on June 19th was not blessed with the best weather, but almost 200 showed up for the annual picnic at the Official Residence. Clouds, rain and sun came and went throughout the day. Thanx again to Derek and his group of organizers for putting on another successful Canada Day.
Club Night June 14th was a great evening on the patio at Olivia's on Hegdehaugsveien. Nice to see new and old faces out. Seemed like the members from Vancouver stayed home, maybe a little nervous about tonight's game?
Club-Night! for May was held at Kafe Asylet at Grønland, first outdoor get together for our Club Night in 2011.
Club-Night! in April we meet at Jacob Aall, Good time and a good start to summer! Rather early for us in Norway.
Club Night on March 15th at the Dubliner, in honour of St. Paddy's day, was a huge success. Lots of people in attendance and it seems our club is more interested in the social aspect as the skating before hand was not well attended. But the Dub is always a popular place and good to see so many people out!
Winter Festival was held under sunny skies at the Official Residence on March 5th. 85 people enjoyed a pancake breakfast and then headed out to the outdoors for skiing, skating and tobogganing! Thanx to the generous offer from the Ambassador and his wife to open their home and yard for our club and to the Ambassador for his excellent work on the skating rink!
24 members of The Canadian Club enjoyed dinner at Brasseri France to celebrate St. Valentine's Day. Good food and wine and an excellent group enjoyed the evening. Thanx to Derek for organizing the event. Pictures to come soon.
January 26th was the Information Evening with the Ambassador. 40 people came to listen to the Ambassador give an excellent summary of the political situation in Canada and an update on the latest work the Embassy in Norway is working on. See the photographs on the Pictures page.
January's "Club Night" was held at Justisen (www.justisen.no) at Møllergaten 15 on January 11th.
Here's what took place in 2010 ...
Monthly "Club Nights" in Oslo: Around the second week of each month, a bunch of us meet up for drinks, grub, and idle chatter. Occasionally we have special members-only gatherings, but most club nights are open to all. It's an excellent opportunity to get to know us. Here's where we met in 2010: January 12, at Horgan's; February 13, Valentine's Dinner at D/S Louise, Aker Brygge; March 11, at The Dubliner; April 13, at 3 Brødre; May 12, at Asylet; June 10, at Kafe Celsius; July 7, at Südøst; August 12, at Aker Brygge; September 15, at Parkteatret; October 16, at Sushi & Wok; November 11, at The Dubliner (Whiskey Bar); and December 15, at Dr. Jekyll's.
Information Evening: Our annual Information Evening with the Ambassador was held on Wednesday, February 10. Ambassador John Hannaford updated about 40 guests on current events and the political climate in Canada, followed by dessert and coffee.
Olympic Opening Celebration: Saturday, February 13. To kick off Vancouver Winter Olympics in style, Ambassador John Hannaford and Ms Anne Lawson kindly invited all members and friends of the Canadian Club to the Official Residence on the to watch the Opening Ceremonies. The club provided a pancake breakfast, and afterwards non-Olympians of all ages participated in winter sports in the residence's spacious grounds. Here is a video of the event made by Kjell Brataas.
Ski Weekend: On March 5-7, twelve CanClubbers made the 2.5-hour trek from Oslo to Trysil for the ski weekend. There was a good mix of veterans and newcomers, and conditions were excellent. As usual, no one went away hungry. Derek made chicken filets and mashed potatoes. Bruce made his fabulous apple muffins again, and Hanne and Jay served pancakes, bacon and eggs on Sunday. Special thanks to Bruce Boyd for a well-organized weekend!
Canada Day Picnic: In cooperation with the Embassy and the rest of the Canadian-Norwegian community in the Oslo region, the Canadian Club plays a central role in organizing the Canada Day picnic at the Official Residence, Bygdøynesveien 15, Oslo. The 2010 picnic was held on Sunday, June 20. Nearly 200 of us had a terrific day in perfect weather. We broke in a new tug of war rope (it snapped last year!), and the West carried the day. Special thanks to John and Anne for being such great hosts, and to committee chair Derek for excellent organization.
Golf Tournament: Saturday, June 26. Under sunny skies we held the Canadian Club Golf Tournament at the Krokhol Golfbane on the southeast edge of Oslo. Congratulations to Jaye Smith, Dave Kurtz, Jørgen, Steinar Kjus and Gunnar Hoel for a well-played round. It was a close competition that came down to a poor performance from the MacDonald team (the Bogey hole). Great drive from Jørgen and Gunnar almost stole the "Closest to the Pin" from Steve. Thanks for Doug Lynch for setting us up with the course and especially the golf carts!! The scramble format was fun and worked out well. Thanks to Steve MacDonald and Jaye Smith for putting a fine day together.
Halloween Party: Sunday, October 31, at Disen gård in Oslo. Those in attendance enjoyed games, food and entertainment from Klovnen Knut! Around 35 kids were dressed in costumes, and by the looks of all the small ones in attendance, the future of the club looks great. There were many good comments and the organizers -- Turi, Marissa, Wendy, Bruce and Jay -- did an excellent job again this year. However, an event like this takes a toll on the organizers, and many won't be back to help out next year. So if the event is to survive, we need some people to step up and help out. The board will begin its search early in the new year for new organizers. Pictures will be attached to the Pictures page shortly.
Christmas Dinner: Tuesday, December 7, at the Ambassador's residence. This year the evening was hosted by Anne Lawson and everyone was treated to a festive evening with a traditional turkey dinner. Once again the raffle was extremely successful, raising over 6000 kroner for charity. The charities that will be donated to will be decided at our board meeting in January. A very special evening that has become a favourite for many of the club's members. Thank you to Janette, Gabriele and Jo for their work in organizing the event.