17th of May Celebrations 2017

17.mai feiring

Friends of Norway celebrates the Norwegian National Day

Time: Sunday 14th May 2017 11am - 4 pm
Venue: Swedish Church 21 St Georges Rd Toorak

11 am - 12 noon.
Sermon. The Norwegian Church Abroad, Sjømannskirke Chaplain Kristoffer Lønning Tørresen conducts.
The Scandinavian Choir of Melbourne sings Norwegian songs.

12 noon - 12.30 pm
Welcome by Friends of Norway President Ole martin Chapman
Speech of the Day by Beate Gabrielsen, First Secretary at the
Norwegian Embassy in Canberra
Norwegian National Anthem 'Ja, vi elsker dette landet' accompanied by the Borondara Brass Band.

12.30 pm
17th May Flag parade through the streets of Toorak, accompanied by Boroondara Brass Band.

1pm - 4 pm
Norwegian 17th May delicacies cream cake (bløtekake), ice cream, yummie hot dogs, waffles and more.
Entertainment for the kids-
Raffle, raffle!

Volunteer call
For the day to be successful, we need volunteers to contribue, bake and bring cakes, help out in the kitchen and outdoors, serving cakes, hot dogs ice cream and waffles, sell raffle tickets and more. Any help, if only for an hours, would be appreciated!

Volunteers, please contact Anecke or Eva by 4th May. Contact details in Budstikka. You can also reach Friends of Norway on Facebook.

Sjømannskirken, Norwegian Church Abroad https://www.sjomannskirken.no/australia/

Friends of Norway in Melbourne, public Facebook group

Easter Celebrations 2017

Friends of Norway welcomes all children of FON members to join our Easter workshop and egg-hunt!

Bring your own drink and platter to enjoy in the lovely garden of Svenska Kyrkan in Toorak.

Time: Sunday 23 April 2017 10 am - 1 pm
Venue: Swedish Church, Toorak House 21 St Georges Rd Toorak VIC
Entry: Free but RSVP required by 16 April

The entry is free but for a successful event please confirm your participation to Kamilla, Eva or Anecke so we know to have sufficient material for the creative minds and eggs for the egg hunters!

Contact details in Budstikka and the FON Play Group is on Facebook.

We look forward to the fun together with you!

Social media


Friends of Norway

Norwegian play group / Norsk lekegruppe i Melbourne

SBS Norwegian

SBS Norwegian broadcasts Thurdays 3pm - 4pm on SBS radio 3.

Listen to the latest program at http://www.sbs.com.au/yourlanguage/norwegian

Melbourne frequency: FM 93.1, AM 1224


Friends of Norway Membership

Friends of Norway is a membership organisation where your membership fee supports Friends of Norway's contributions towards Norwegian language classes, Norwegian play group and members' events.

Membership is only $25 for individuals, $40 for family (incl children under 18.) Concession memberships for Students $25 and Seniors $15.

  • Invitation to social get togethers throughout the year
  • 17. mai, Norways' nattional day; Christmas and Easter celebrations
  • Subscription to Friends of Norway's newsletter Budstikka
  • Access to the Norwegian Play Group
  • Access to Friends of Norway's Norwegian language school,primary school level
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (August each year)

Please download membership form from

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