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Annual General Meeting and Election of Council 2017-2018

he Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the Canadian Nordic Society, and the election of CNS Council 2017-2018, will take place on Wednesday 24 May 2017 at the Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset Street West, Ottawa at 7:30 PM.

The nomination form is now available [click here] Completed nomination forms are to be submitted to the Chairman of the Nominating Committee by 10 May 2017.

The proxy form, for those members unable to attend the AGM, is also available [click here]. Completed proxy forms are to be submitted to the Secretary in advance of the AGM.

Members of the Nordic Society meet for lunch once a month on Monday at 12:00 p.m. from September until June at the historic and beautiful Officers’ Mess at 149 Somerset Street West (just east of Elgin Street), Ottawa.

Luncheon schedule from September 2016 through June 2017 :

September 12
Oct 3
Nov 7
Dec 5 (Christmas luncheon)

Please note: Speakers Series will still be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2017 at the usual time and place

Jan 9, 2017
Feb 13
March 6
April 3
May 1
June 5

All members and guests are cordially invited.

For updates or changes go to Canadian Nordic Society Facebook page CNS Facebook

The Canadian Nordic Society Distinguished Speakers series runs monthly from September to May.

On Wednesday, April 19, at 7:30 PM, Gunnar Iversen, Ph.D. (Stockholm University), will give a talk on “The Ibsen of the Movies: Tancred Ibsen and the Scandinavian Cinema.” Tancred Ibsen was the grandson of Henrik Ibsen and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson. His colourful life included directing Norway’s first feature-length film with sound. Mr. Iversen is a visiting professor at Carleton University for 2016-17. He works on film history, with an emphasis on Scandinavian and Norwegian cinema, documentary, and early and silent cinema.

Unless otherwise indicated, all events take place at the Army Officers’ Mess, 149 Somerset St. W., Ottawa (just east of Elgin Street) at 7:30 p.m. Some parking at the Mess is available for evening events. There is also parking available on neighbourhood streets. 24-hour parking is available a short walk away at Ottawa City Hall on Laurier Avenue.

The Army Officers’ Mess has a dress code. For men, it’s a sports jacket and trousers with a shirt and tie or turtleneck. For women, it’s a dressy blouse or sweater and dress slacks or skirt, or a dress. Jeans are not permitted.

For a list of forthcoming speakers and other events go to Canadian Nordic Society Facebook page CNS Facebook

Members of the public are welcome to attend the Speakers Series for a $5 admission fee.
Ideas and suggestions for speakers and events are welcome. Please contact any member of the Council.

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