Velkommen, Detroit Norwegians.
Detroit area Norwegians and their friends gather at the Sons of Norway's Nordkap Lodge in Farmington Hills, MI. Nordkap Lodge is the Detroit chapter of the Sons of Norway fraternal organization. It serves as a meeting place and social network for Norwegian and Scandinavian enthusiasts from the entire metro-Detroit area.
Nordkap Lodge is a place to celebrate Norwegian culture. It is an all-ages family friendly nonprofit organization. Here you are not just a face in the crowd--you are a friend. A part of a community. Our members take care of each other. We are dedicated to community service and cultural education. You don't need to be Norwegian to join the Sons of Norway. You just need to have an interest in Nordic culture.
Learn about This Rite of Passage Norwegian Kids Experience
Think American kids go crazy when they graduate high school? See how Norway's grads get their kicks--responsibly--while still enjoying high jinks and fun. This presentation was made by Mary Morehead on April 23, 2017.
The "Open Air Life" in Norway offers benefits here, too
Learn about "Friluftsliv" the Open Air Life that you can experience, too. This presentation was made April 23, 2017, by Mark Eelnurme on behalf of his wife Merete Stenersen.
Nordkap Bowling a Success!
The 5th District Scholarship Fund was the real winner of the Nordkap Bowling Tournament held March 26 at Luxury Lanes in Ferndale. Some 24 bowlers paid to compete with their fellow Nordkap members and guests, with all monies raised going to the District's Scholarship Fund. Evie Cantrell and Lolly Duus, above, showed off their competitive style.
Our bowlers were encouraged by seven Nordkap cheerleaders, who also contributed to the cause--as did three "Norwegian angels" who wanted to help out but weren't able to attend. .
Mary Morehead's Winning Recipe
JUNE 4 TIGERS BASEBALL OUTING Back by popular demand, Nordkap’s fourth annual group outing to a Detroit Tigers baseball game has been set for Sunday, June 4th, when the Tigers play the Chicago White Sox at Detroit’s Comerica Park at 1:10 p.m.
Just 34 tickets at $30/each have been reserved for this event, with most already claimed by members and guests. If you wish to purchase one of the few remaining tickets or have your name placed on a waiting list in case of cancellations, please contact Bob Giles or Nordkap@DetroitNorwegians.com
June 23 – Midsummer Celebration
6 p.m. at Farmington Hills Heritage Park
Midsummer Eve, called Sankthansaften or St. John’s Eve in Norway, will be celebrated by Nordkap Lodge starting at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 23, at Heritage Park in Farmington Hills.
· Take a "Viking Walk" through the wooded hills of the park at 6.
· Roast hot dogs over the fire pit at 6:30.
· Watch as we burn a stick-and-paper witch after dinner to observe an old Norwegian tradition and clear the way for new good fortune
· Finish the day by with friends in a photographic scavenger hunt
You will find us at Heritage Park at 24915 Farmington Road just south of 11 Mile in Farmington Hills. Meet at the Campfire Ring in front of the Nature Center. Members are asked to bring side dishes or desserts to share and lawn chairs. This celebration replaces our regular June meeting.
Nordkap Wins Honors from 5th District
Nordkap Lodge takes home top honors from Sons of Norway District 5 biennial convention for "Family Lodge of the Year" for 2014. We also win certificates of "Special Recognition" from the International Lodge, congratulating us on "a year of Fraternal Excellence" -- gold for 2014 and silver for 2015. And Nordkapen newsletter editor Bob Giles is awarded a Certificate of Recognition from District 5 for our Website newsletter.
To see Bob's video of the the Parade of the Bunads at District 5's convention, see https://youtu.be/HyMYSZxVVlk.