"Hurra, Hurra, Hurra!" Traditional Parade underway at the National Day Celebration. Photo: Ulle Baum

In celebration of the Norwegian National Day, the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa invited members of the local Norwegian community and special guests to join Norway’s ambassador Mona Elisabeth Brøther for a celebratory garden party at her Rockcliffe residence, Friday May 15. The festive program included Norwegian brass band music, games for the children and a traditional parade.

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City of Oslo, May 8 1945

On May 8, 1945, Norwegians everywhere could finally celebrate their freedom after spending five long years under unyielding Nazi rule. 2015 marks the 70 year anniversary since the war ended in Norway. The day is celebrated by an official government event at Akershus Fortress in Oslo, with local events across the country.

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Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende led the Norwegian delegation during Friday's ninth ministerial meeting of the Arctic Council. The meeting was held in the Canadian city of Iqaluit. US Secretary of State John Kerry and other high-level representatives from Russia, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Sweden and host-country Canada were present at the meeting. The meeting marked the end of Canada’s...

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Foreign Minister Børge Brende and UN Special Envoy for Education, Gordon Brown at a meeting on Global Education April, 2014 . 
Photo: Ragna Fjeld/UD.

Norway invites government leaders from 40 countries to a global high-level conference for education on 6-7 July. The Oslo Summit on Education for Development is organized by the Foreign Ministry in cooperation with the UN special envoy for education, Gordon Brown.

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A representative from the Royal Norwegian Embassy will be travelling to Vancouver on 22 May 2015 with a biometric passport machine. Please note that all Norwegians in need of a new passport are invited to renew their passport by appointment at the Royal Norwegian Consulate (Vancouver). If interested, please contact nor-congeneral@telus.net

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The embassy will be closed Monday the 25th of May for Whit Monday. The embassy will re-open tuesday the 26th for regular business hours.

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The ultra-modern Student Learning Centre at Ryerson University in Toronto officially opened on March 31 2015. This the second of three major projects by Norwegian architect firm Snøhetta in Canada. Last September, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts at Queens University opened in Kingston, and the construction of Calgary’s state-of-the art public library is underway and will open in...

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The Norwegian Embassy and the Museum of Nature successfully hosted a free public talk at the Canadian Museum of Nature in Ottawa Wednesday, March 25th.

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Norway, Sweden and Finland came together at PDAC’s annual mining convention March 1-4 in Toronto this year. The embassies, trade offices and geological surveys from all three countries hosted a “Nordic Mining Day” together.

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The Nordic Council of Ministers, the Government of Quebec and the University of Laval together organized the International Symposium on Northern Development in Quebec City on 25 – 27 February. The Symposium was opened by Secretary General Dagfinn Høybråten, Premier of Quebec Phillipe Couillard and the Rector of the University of Laval, Denis Briere.

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