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Posted: Nov 15, 2012
From: Kaare Askildt
Subject: Book release

Kaare is a Norwegian that moved to Canada. He has written a book about his life. You can check it out here.

Posted: Nov 15, 2012
From: Keitt Riseng
Subject: Akupunktur PLUSS - CC Vest

Did you know acupuncture can treat many conditions including: sinusitis, back, neck and knee pain, infertility, morning sickness, menopause, headaches, insomnia and mild depression? I am an American practicing out of CC_Vest and fluent in Englis & Norwegian.

For more information call me at 47010673 or visit my website.

Posted: July 12, 2012
From: Isabel Coderre
Subject: Babysitter wanted

I'm looking for a native English-speaking nanny or babysitter who could look after a three-and-a-half year old boy once a week starting in August. Anyone interested (or whose children are interested), kindly contact Isabel at 465 42 970. Looking forward to hearing from you!

Posted: December 15, 2011
From: Carole Rodon
Subject: Internet usage survey

I am Carole Rodon, French citizen and Phd. in social psychology. Currently I am driving a research study about Internet usages. My issue is about reaching both native English speakers participants AND intermediate to proficient level English speakers one’s whatever their nationality or location. Regarding my current location it is not that easy. At the moment, I am expatriate in China (Shanghai and Macau) so my network concerns more the Chinese people!

If you wish to help me with my research study by answering my on-line questionnaire goto the following link:

Posted: September 27, 2011
From: Erik Sveistrup
Subject: Help with speaking English.

I'm a norwegian male, just turned 50, human geographer and senior adviser in the Norwegian Ministry of the Environment, Department for Regional Planning. I'm also a member of two european committees (connected to Interreg and The Council of Europe, respectively). This gives me several travels abroad each year - to meetings and conferences. But I also belong to the generation of norwegians that not have studied or worked abroad. As an academic, this means that I listen to and read english almost fluently - but I have a large passive vocabulary, not active, and I don't speak the language fluently. This is awkward in meeting, where I will have to search for words, and I do obviously nead training of everyday english to make me speak a little more fluently, to have the right words and find them - fast, when needed.

A colleague of mine proposed to contact an embassy of one of the major english speaking countries and ask if there were possibilities of taking part in social activities with citizens of the actual country, living in Oslo, thereby getting the wanted language training. This will be a two-way contribution, those involved could have the same personal interests, and I do also have good knowledge of norwegian, both language and society. This spring I met one of the staff of the canadian embassy, and got the references to the two networks which are contacted here.

My interests are society, politics, history and geography, music (classical, rock, some jazz), litterature, movies, maps, flags, stamps (political-historical), walking (urban, nature, not skiing!), swimming, travelling. I have been part of a quiz-team, for some years a supporting contact and part of boards in various organizations. I have for 15 years had a relationship which is now dissolved. This means that I have no children, and lot of possible spare time - for the time being meaning tuesday afternoons, friday afternoons and most weekends.

If this kind of two-way activities between english-speaking persons and norwegians both living in Oslo is possible, I would be very interested.

Kind regards, Erik Sveistrup (Erik(dot)Sveistrup(at)getmail(dot)no)

Posted: February 10, 2011
From: Bent Simonsen
Subject: Hockey coach required

Hello Canadians,

My name is Bent Simonsen and I live in Baerum. I am a father of a 15 year old boy and coach/ motivator for Jutul U17 Hockey team (boys/girls under 18 year). I have been away for 2 years now and came back to find that the team have some problems regarding trainers in hockey.

I just wonder if there is anyone that want to help me train and teach this team some skills for the coming season 2011/2012.

So I wanted to contact the heart of Hockey (Canada) and see if there is some Canadians working or living in Norway that want to help out an outsider team as an “after work” thing.

We cannot offer a big salary but we can manage to cover expenses related to the “job”

I have been in India for 2 years now and through my son we have met and know some Canadians. And that has been a very nice experience for us. So based on my experience as an expatriate and that need of having something “of base” to do, I am contacting you.

Jutul is located in Baerum at Hauger about 15 km from central Oslo on the rout to Bergen it take about 20 min to go car and easy access from main roads.

What am I looking for, a coach that knows Hockey, likes to work with youth, have the time to run practices 2 – 3 days a week in the evening time and some matches. Someone who wants to meet Norwegians outside a work environment, and likes to build a team.

We are also open for new players to come. We are not looking to be the best because we are club that does not have the resources to be up in the top. We want to offer all youth a place to come an play hockey. So we have this open door policy. But to play you have to practice.

There will not be any administrative work at all only to come and lead the practice or any other form of responsibility

What we can give is 100% motivated boy and girls and 100% supportive parents that will do all to help out and make this a nice experience.

If anyone is interested please contact me on this e-mail address and I will answer any questions - bs(at)norwegiansecurity(dot)no.

Best Regards

Bent Simonsen

Posted: November 10, 2010
From: Campbell Day
Subject: lest we forget

I got this article from my sister in Canada. Tells us a lot about us Canadians - and maybe something many of us living outside Canada also feel and act.

Posted: March 29, 2010
From: Glen Farley
Subject: translation and quality-control services

I provide high-quality translation from Norwegian to English (UK/US) and quality control of English content. I specialize in website content and complex technical, corporate, HR and research presentations and documents. Organizations I have completed assignments for include Telenor, Gjensidige, Markedskraft, Ski-VM 2011, Folkehelseinstitutt and DNV. All enquiries are welcome.

Glen Farley

Posted: March 20, 2010
From: Cam Day
Subject: Canadian citizenship test

Thought it would be good for our members to give this a try.

Posted: January 11, 2010
From: Tom Holsten
Subject: Gran Canaria

Gran Canaria condo available for rental. Click here for information and photos.

Posted: September 9, 2009
From: Cynthia Clark
Subject: apartment for rent, Buenos Aires

Considering a winter vacation to the southern hemisphere? We have a two bedroom apartment for rent in the heart of Buenos Aires.

For more information visit our web page or contact Cynthia at classicbuenosaires(at)gmail(dot)com

Posted: May 1, 2009
From: Embassy of Canada
Subject: new registration system

The Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada is pleased to introduce a new registration system for Canadians residing or traveling outside Canada. Click here for the full text.

Posted: April 30, 2009
From: Tracy Mossman
Subject: Canada Club of Stavanger

The Canadian Club of Stavanger is off the ground. For more details on the Canadian Club of Stavanger, check out our homepage.

Posted: April 21, 2009
From: Craig Downey
Subject: guitar lessons

I am a guitar teacher with several years experience teaching both here and in Canada. I teach all ages and ability levels in either English or Norwegian. If anyone is interested in private guitar lessons, you can send me a message for more info.

Anyone needing a Blues band or Jazz band for a function can also drop me a line.

Craig Downey
Høybråten Gitarskole