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Norway’s National Day, May 17, 2024

On May 17, Norwegians everywhere celebrate the signing of the country’s constitution in 1814.  In Norway it’s a day for parades, marching bands and festivities!  We wish Norwegians everywhere a happy National Day!

(Photo by photosnorway.com)

 

VE Day 2023 — Iceland remembers Norwegian Squadron 330

Outstanding Citizen Recognition Certificate

On January 17, 2023, I was honoured to receive an Outstanding Citizen Recognition certificate from the Town of Gravenhurst respecting my books, Curing Tuberculosis in Muskoka and Exile Air.  Many thanks to Mayor Heidi Lorenz and the Town Councillors! 

Unveiling of Little Norway Monument, September 18, 1976

Many thanks to Larry Milberry of CANAV Books for sharing this photo, which he took at the unveiling of  a monument at Little Norway Park, Toronto.  This monument commemorates the Royal Norwegian Air Force’s training camp, known as Little Norway, located first in Toronto and later at Muskoka Airport, Gravenhurst, during World War II.

At the far right of the photo, Norway’s Crown Prince Harald salutes.  To his right, standing on the platform in a light-coloured suit, is Barney Danson, Minister of National Defence of Canada.  Beside Minister Danson stands Per Hysing-Dahl, former Royal Norwegian Air Force pilot and then member of the Norwegian Parliament.

The monument can still be seen today at Little Norway Park, 659 Queens Quay West, Toronto, Ontario, M5V 3N2

 

Remembrance Day 2021

On VE day in May 1945, members of the Royal Norwegian Air Force and Canadian Armed Forces gathered in Gull Lake Park, Gravenhurst, for a Drumhead Service celebrating the end of  the war in Europe.  Lest we forget.

Photo from the Gravenhurst Archives.


Happy Syttende Mai!

We would like to wish a happy Nation Day to all our Norwegian  friends!