Leif Erikson lodge will celebrate Viking explorer [UPDATED]Published 9:47am Thursday, October 10, 2013 Updated 11:48am Thursday, October 10, 2013
Leif Erikson Sons of Norway will celebrate Viking Explorer, Leif Erikson in a celebration beginning at 7 p.m. Monday, at Vining Community Center, 211 Soule Street off Highway 210. The program will focus on the life and impact of the finding of Vinland in North America in what is now Canada.
Leif Erikson of the Viking Age found the New World in 1102 AD. Christopher Columbus found the New World in 1492 AD.
Named for the famous Viking, Leif Erikson, Sons of Norway, will celebrate the birth of the famous Nordic who made history, but did not announce it around the world.
Locally Greg Peterson received a grant for the Dalton celebration of Norway’s May 17 Constitution Day celebration and parade. Leif Erikson has received grants to promote culture involving children in the Viking Ship parade float, to produce the play, “In the Beginning if /tune, Norse Time.” and to promote Cultural Skills workshops.
A presentation will be given to build an awareness to Leif Erikson members about the needs of the Foundation and the benefits to members.
Refreshments will be served following the program with time for fellowship with the group.
Within the thre-country Sons of Norway fraternal organization — with 60,000,000 members in Canada, Norway and the United States — October is Focus on the Foundation month.
The Foundation is a non-profit organization that supports the members of Sons of Norway with grants to individuals and lodges to promote Nordic culture in communities, grants to work with children and to promote programs.
All monthly events are free and open to the public. Events usually begin at 7 p.m. at the Vining Community Center hall. During the winter, January through March meetings are at the Battle Lake School Auditorium.
For more information about membership or programs please call 218-769-4296.