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DISTINGUISHED SPEAKER SERIES

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.

 

Duration

September - May

Time

7:30 PM

Location

On-Line

Admission

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.

 

Parking

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. 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

“Orchestral Music and Social Change” 

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Arna Kristin Einarsdottir 

Date: February 17, 2021

Time: 7:30 PM

“Challenges & Opportunities in the Arctic - cooperation of the Nordics and Canada”

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H.E. Hanne Fugl Eskjær, Ambassador of Denmark

Date: January 20, 2021 

Time: 7:30 PM

"Ingegerd Holter The Tale of a Spy in the Norwegian Resistance"

Alan Humphreys

Date: November 18, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

"Pier 21 and the Immigrant Experience"

Robert Vineberg and Martti Lahtinen

Date: October 21, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

"Letters of my grandfather Samuel Sande"

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 James Marshall

Date: September 23, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

“Retaining and Promoting Heritage Languages in an English-Dominant Environment”

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Dr. Ian MacKay (moderator) with Constantine Ioannou, Dr. Kristin Udjus Teitelbaum, Ingela Strömberg (panelists)

Date: March 11, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

“KONE—a Leading Company in People Flow”

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2020 Laura Kehusmaa

Date: February 19, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

“The Nordic Model—does it still exist?”

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H.E. Urban Ahlin, Ambassador of Sweden

Date: January 15, 2020

Time: 7:30 PM

“The Music of Ingmar Bergman Movies”

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Alexis Luko

Date: November 20, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

Nicholas Kinsey on his book “Shipwrecked Lives”

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Nicholas Kinsey

Date: October 16, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

“A Canadian Diplomat in Sweden from 1984 to 1988”

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D'Arcy Thorpe

Date: September 25, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

"Knud Rasmussen-A Canadian Perspective on a Danish-Greenlandic Explorer"

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Kenn Harper

Date: April 17, 2019 

Time: 7:30 PM

"The Ugly Duckling"

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Doreen Larsen Riedel on her father Henry Larsen's RCMP vessel St Roch

Date: March 20, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

"Canada and the Kingdom of Denmark in the Arctic: past, present and future"

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H.E. Thomas Winkler, Ambassador of Denmark

Date: February 20, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

“Painting the North: How Nordic art influenced Canadian painters”

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Rita  De Ruysscher

Date: January 16, 2019

Time: 7:30 PM

“The MacKenzie Valley Pipeline Inquiry”

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Ian Waddell

Date: November 27, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

"Rentatus' Kayak"

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Rozanne Junker on her book "Rentatus' Kayak"

Date: October 17, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

"Iceland: 100 Years of Sovereignty"

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H.E. Pétur Ásgeirsson, Ambassador of Iceland

Date: September 26, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

“Your Story - A practical step by step guide to discovering the story of your ancestors”

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Eric Bawden and Leta Petersen

Date: April 18, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

"Gerard Kenney and the Canadian/Nordic Arctic connection"

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John Gilbert

Date: March 21, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

“A Journey through the Arctic”, a conversation and musical treat

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Ian Tamblyn

Date: February 21, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

“Exile Air: World War II’s ‘Little Norway’ in Toronto and Muskoka”

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Andrea Baston on her book “Exile Air: World War II’s ‘Little Norway’ in Toronto and Muskoka”

Date: January 17, 2018

Time: 7:30 PM

H.E. Vesa Lehtonen

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H.E. Vesa Lehtonen, Ambassador of Finland

Date: October 18, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

"Mannerheim at 150 and the Centennial of Finland”

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Dr. Lennard Sillanpää

Date: October 27, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

"Lessons from the Arctic--How Roald Amundsen Won the Race to the South Pole"

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Geir Kløver, Fram Museum

Date: June 2, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

"My remarkable grandmother: running a taxi business in pre-war Stockholm"

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Anita MacLean

Date: March 15, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

"Trygve Ringereide, the story of one young Norwegian airman and two countries in war and peace"

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Trygve John Ringereide

Date: February 15, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

"Shamanism in the Icelandic Sagas: the Case of seiðr"

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Dr. Céline Leduc

Date: January 18, 2017

Time: 7:30 PM

"How The Vikings Changed the English Language" 

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Professor Ian MacKay

Date: November 16, 2016

Time: 7:30 PM

"The High North: Opportunities and Challenges"

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H.E. Anne Kari H. Ovind, Ambassador of Norway

Date: October 19, 2016

Time: 7:30 PM

"Mutual Interests in the North: Iceland and Canada in the 21st Century"

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H.E. Sturla Sigurjónsson, Ambassador of Iceland

Date: April 20, 2016

Time: 7:30 PM

“A Soul’s Journey to Find Its Way Home”

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Eric Bawden

Date: January 20, 2016

Time: 7:30 PM

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