The Canadian Nordic Society is continuing its activities in modified format during the coronavirus health crisis. Our Society’s Distinguished Speaker Series continues uninterrupted, in an online form. Paid-up members may participate by sending an email to secretary@canadiannordicsociety.com in advance of each event, which will be announced in our CNS-announce subscription email service and listed here.



September - May


7:00 PM




Free for members. When in-person events are held, members of the public are welcome to attend the Distinguished Speaker Series for a $5 admission fee.



Some parking is available at the Mess in the evenings. Parking is also 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 for in-person events

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.

Ideas and suggestions for speakers and events are welcome. Please contact any member of the Council.

Distinguished Speaker H.E. Jon Elvedal Fredriksen on “Norway - National and international Health Matters”

H.E. Roy Eriksson, Norwegian Ambassador to Canada

Date: September 22, 2021

Time: 7:00 PM

Distinguished Speaker H.E. Roy Eriksson on “Finnish education – preparing for the future”

H.E. Roy Eriksson, Finnish Ambassador to Canada

Date: April 21, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

A Tribute to the Late Brigadier-General (Ret'd) Sheila Hellström and our shared roots in Åland"

Lennart Nylund

Date: March 17, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

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