Scandinavian Heritage Society of Edmonton

Scandinavian Heritage Society of Edmonton was incorporated in 1984 to promote the Scandinavian culture and coordinate and present the Scandinavian community's pavilion at the Servus Heritage Festival. 

MILESTONE YEAR: 2023 - 50 YEARS OF SHOWCASING SCANDINAVIAN CULTURE AT HERITAGE DAYS!

Edmonton Heritage Festival: https://www.heritagefest.ca/

We invite you to our Virtual Pavilion at https://www.mcmonth.ca/scandinavia. You will discover a small sample of photos showcasing our pavilion specialties of food, entertainment and culture. Links to tourism, FaceBook and webpages for each society are also included. A more complete selection, which was submitted to www.mcmonth.ca, can be viewed here.

Joining our fantastic and fun slate of Volunteers?  Click on Volunteer Now (see Header).

Video showcasing our SHSE volunteers from our Scandinavian societies:

https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/edmonton/edmonton-heritage-festival-hawrelak-park-adrienne-lamb-1.5231966 

Current photos - please visit the Photos page (see Header).

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A heartfelt 'thank you' to all our wonderful Volunteers. 

The principal aims of the Society are to:

  • promote education and research into the Scandinavian culture and languages
  • publicize the efforts and accomplishments of the Scandinavian immigrants to Canada

The five Scandinavian countries are represented in the Society by local groups: Dania (Denmark), Finnish Society (Finland), Icelandic Canadian Club (Iceland), Solglyt Lodge #143 (Norway) and Skandia Lodge #549 (Sweden). 

The well-organized Scandinavian pavilion at the Heritage Days Festival evidences the vitality of the Scandinavian culture in Alberta.  The long hours of planning and work done by many volunteers ensure the efficient operation of the pavilion and have resulted in the achievement of several awards for excellence of pavilion management.  Although each cultural group retains its own cultural identity during the festival, the combined efforts of all five groups provide continuity of purpose.