Members of the Canadian Nordic Society normally meet once a month, usually on the first Monday, to socialize. You will hear a mix of English and various Nordic languages and lots of interesting conversation. We wear name tags because it is a different mix every time, and this helps us to get to know each other.


CURRENTLY SUSPENDED. Due to concerns raised by the current health crisis of COVID-19, all in-person events are suspended until further notice. This includes the monthly luncheons. Look for updates on this page and on Facebook and Twitter. Our Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series continues uninterrupted in an online form.


September - June


First Monday, 12:00 PM


Lunch tickets can be purchased for a very reasonable cost at the bar immediately to your left as you enter the building. All members and their guests are welcome.


Officers' Mess at 149 Somerset Street West (just east of Elgin Street), Ottawa.


Parking is not available at the Mess during the day. There is parking available on neighbourhood streets and lots. 24-hour parking is available a short walk away at Ottawa City Hall on Laurier Avenue. The Lisgar Street pedestrian exit is the closest to the Mess.


Dress code

Men: Sports jacket and trousers with a shirt and tie or turtleneck. Jeans are not permitted.

Women: Dressy blouse or sweater and dress slacks or skirt, or a dress. Jeans are not permitted.

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