Events

You will find invitations and information about the Cally's meetings and events here. 

A guided tour of Akershus festning

posted 18 May 2017, 14:00 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 18 May 2017, 14:01 ]

Saturday 10th June 2017

A guided tour of Akershus festning

Places are limited!
 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your Partners to the Society's June meeting. 

We will embark on a guided tour of the castle, with Mr. Hans Henrik Thaulow at the helm. The Linge Loft is at the time of writing this invitation undergoing restoration works, but we hope that this work will be completed in time for our tour, in which case we will be granted access to this historic and very special location. 

Please note that we will only be able to accommodate a maximum of 26 attendees at this event.
 

Following the tour, we will enjoy a meal at Festningen Restaurant. There will be a set three-course menu, as shown below. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please inform us when you place your booking. No drinks are included.
 
 
When:
Saturday 10th June 2017
The tour begins at 14:00 hrs. Kindly ensure to be prompt.

Where:
We meet by the National Monument at Festningsplassen
Dinner is at the nearby Festningen Restaurant.

How Much:
Tour only: 150 NOK
Tour, including meal: 700 NOK

Please note that the usual discounts or price differentiation schemes to not apply for this event. All prices apply uniformly to all in attendance, including Honorary Members.

Attendance fees are payable in advance and non-refundable. You will receive payment instructions by the Chairman of the House Committee following your reservation. 

Dress Code:
Smart casual

Available places:
There is a limit of 26 attendees at this event.

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Michael Kilic at house@cally.org by 31st May at the latest. All registration by a first come, first serve basis. 

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

AGM 2017

posted 27 Apr 2017, 05:22 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 27 Apr 2017, 05:24 ]

AGM 2017

 

Dear Caledonian
 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to our AGM,
 
When:
Thursday 27th April 2017
Doors open 18:00 for 18:30 start.

Where:
Schafteløkken, Zahlkasserer Schafts plass 1. From Nationaltheatret, take the number 12 tram to Frogner Plass. From there, there is a short three-minute walk to Schafteløkken.
 
Once again the AGM is upon us, and to encourage your attendance and your active participation, we are offering TWO FREE DRAMS. We plan to sit down to the buffet dinner at 19:00 hrs and you will be able to enjoy our usual offer of good food at our subsidised price of NOK 400 per head. As is usual, there will be no guest speaker and when the tables are cleared, we shall remain seated and move on to the main business of the evening.
 
Please note that this meeting is only open for Society members who have paid their subscription and new paid up members.

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Michael Kilic at house@cally.org as soon as possible.



Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

March Meeting 2017

posted 12 Mar 2017, 08:05 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Thursday 30th March 2017

"A Diary from Hell"

 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to the Society's March meeting, titled A Diary from Hell.
 
In the autumn of 1993, a 20-year old Kåre Emil Brændeland rented a large penthouse on a noble Oslo street along with three friends, as he waited to begin his studies at medical school. The four friends were like any other – they partied, flirted with women, and lived pretty much as 20-year old boys do. When his old squadron leader from his military service in Northern Norway called and said, “Brændeland, you must come with me to Bosnia,” he first responded no. Then he changed his mind…

Lieutenant Colonel Brændeland will give us a presentation around the events and circumstances that changed his life, and later earned him Norway’s highest ranking military gallantry decoration – Krigskorset med Sverd.
 
 

When:
Thursday 30th March 2017
Doors open 18:00 for 18:30 start.

Where:
Schafteløkken, Zahlkasserer Schafts plass 1. From Nationaltheatret, take the number 12 tram to Frogner Plass. From there, there is a short three-minute walk to Schafteløkken.

How Much:
400 NOK for Members
450 NOK for Guests. 

Dress Code:
The usual Cally dress code of Highland or Business Formal (jacket and tie) applies.

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Michael Kilic at house@cally.org

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

February meeting 2017

posted 13 Feb 2017, 09:02 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 13 Feb 2017, 09:03 ]

Thursday 23rd February 2017

"Scottish Basket Hilted Swords"

 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to first regular meeting of the year.

Our very own Carl Emil Christophersen will take us through the exciting history of the Scottish Basket Hilted Sword, from the period of 1550 to 1746.

When:
Thursday 23rd February 2017
Doors open 18:00 for 18:30 start.

Where:
Schafteløkken, Zahlkasserer Schafts plass 1. From Nationaltheatret, take the number 12 tram to Frogner Plass. From there, there is a short three minute walk to Schafteløkken.

How Much:
400 NOK for Members
450 NOK for Guests. 

Dress Code:
The usual Cally dress code of Highland or Business Formal (jacket and tie) applies.

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Michael Kilic at house@cally.org

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

Burns Supper 2017

posted 10 Dec 2016, 06:30 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 10 Dec 2016, 06:34 ]

Saturday 28th January 2017

The 68th Annual Caledonian Society
Burns Supper


 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to the traditional Caledonian Burns Supper 2017.

Date:
Saturday 28th January 2017
Location:
Oslo Militære Samfunds Selskapslokaler, Myntgata 3, 0151 Oslo
Time:             
17:00 hrs for 18:00 hrs
Dress:            
Strictly only Highland, Bunad, Uniform or Black Tie (smoking)
How much:   
900 NOK for fully paid up Members.
1,050 NOK for Guests.

We prefer cash as the main method of payment, however credit and debit cards are also accepted.

The Haggis hunt was successful this year and the slaughtered beasties have been maturing nicely in MacSween’s cages before being prepared and shipped to Norway. With our usual caveat of no last-minute hiccups in the paper work, we should be able to sit down together to enjoy this celebration of Burns and of Scotland on the 28th.

The price for this year’s gathering, as always, includes the full MacSween's Haggis dinner (two servings), one beer and four fills of whisky, as well as the usually good company of your fellow Caledonians. There will be a free raffle for all diners with the option to buy further tickets for those feeling especially lucky. Jokes, relevant stories, and good humour can be donated at any time.

We have many special prizes this year but, as always, gifts for the raffle will be most gratefully received at the venue on the day (or contact house@cally.org in advance).

As we expect to see a large turnout of Members, Guests will be registered in chronological order and places will be allocated in good time prior to the event.  Please R.S.V.P. as soon as possible to Mr. Michael Kilic at house@cally.org to secure your place(s).

Please note that all reservations are binding for Members and their Guests.

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

Chistmas meeting 2016

posted 8 Nov 2016, 09:27 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 8 Nov 2016, 09:27 ]

Thursday 24th November

Scottish Christmas Party

 
On behalf of your Committee, it brings me great pleasure to invite you and your partners to the Caledonian Society's Scottish Christmas Party, by which we will mark the end of the 2016 autumn season.
 

Our Head Chef, Espen Welin-Larsen, will provide traditional Scottish Christmas delicacies, such as turkey and the all-important Christmas pudding.
 

Perhaps even Father Christmas comes to call?

When:
Thursday 24th November 2016.
Doors open 18:00 for 18:30 start.
Where:
Schafteløkken, Zahlkasserer Schafts plass 1. From Nationaltheatret, take the number 12 tram to Frogner Plass. From there, there is a short three minute walk to Schafteløkken.
How Much:
400 NOK for Members and 450 NOK for Guests. 
Dress Code:
Festive and seasonal, i.e. no black tie needed. Equivalent to the Norwegian "pent". Argyll jackets and Santa Hats are perfect..

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Michael Kilic at house@cally.org

Places are limited, so don't hesitate - secure places for yourself and your Guest(s) now!
We will register Members and Guests on an equal first come, first serve basis.

All reservations are binding.

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Hon. Secretary

Cally Whisky Tasting

posted 4 Oct 2016, 09:15 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 24 Oct 2016, 02:24 ]

Thursday 27th October
The Cally's Annual

Whisky Tasting

 
On behalf of your Committee, it brings me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to the Caledonian Society's annual whisky tasting extravaganza!
 
This year we have the honour of welcoming Professor Robertson Wellen back to once again educate and entertain us on the many joys that constitute the nice dram we all love so much. Coming all the way from Dumfries, Scotland, where he runs his own B&B and, according to urban legend, keeps a private "secret" whisky cellar, Professor Wellen will most certainly ensure that we are in for a treat indeed.. 
 

When:
Thursday 27th October 2016.
Doors open 18:00 for 18:30 start.
Where:
Høyres Hus, Stortingsgata 20. Room "Amundsen" 7th floor How Much:
450 NOK for Members and 550 NOK for Guests. 

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Michael Kilic at house@cally.org

Places are limited, so don't hesitate - secure places for yourself and your Guest(s) now! We will register Members and Guests on an equal first come, first serve basis.
All reservations are binding.

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken

70th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

posted 3 Jun 2016, 01:25 by Odd Henrik Brembo


Invitation to
the Caledonian Society of Norway's Grand

70th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

 

Fellow Caledonian, dear friend,

Ours is a Society of great tradition, and with a long and prestigious history. This year we mark the 70th anniversary of the Society's foundation, a fact which cannot be allowed to pass unnoticed and in silence.

It therefore gives me the greatest pleasure, on behalf of the Committee, to invite you and your partner or guests to the Caledonian Society of Norway's Grand 70th Anniversary Celebration Dinner! The event will take place at Hotel Continental in Oslo, the very hotel in which the Society was founded those many years ago.

The Anniversary Sub-Committee is working hard to prepare an evening in keeping with the finest traditions of the Society. Thus far, they have promised that there will be pipes & drums, other entertainment, a grand raffle draw, and prominent guests present. The menu has not been finalised yet, but will surely consist of seasonal produce with a distinct Scottish twist.  

When:
Saturday 10th September 2016
Doors open 18h30 for an 19h00 start

Where:
Hotel Continental, Stortingsgaten 24/26, Oslo. 

Dress Code:
Strictly black tie; Highland dress, bunad, uniform, other civilian black tie equivalents

How much:
The price will be no more than NOK 1,500.- per person, and may be as little as NOK 1,000.-. This is because the full cost price will be reduced by the proceeds from the sale of raffle tickets, and an equivalent contribution from the Society coffers. As the final price will greatly depend on the amount of raffle tickets sold for the grand anniversary raffle, we consequently encourage all members to support the Society and purchase tickets. See below for details.

Room rates:
The Anniversary Sub-Committee has also been able to negotiate a special discounted rate for any members or their guests who might whish to stay overnight at the Continental. Kindly contact Major John Monn for details.

Grand Anniversary Raffle:
A special raffle draw will take place at the Anniversary Dinner, for which there is a maximum allotment of 1,000 tickets. Members can subscribe to as many ticket numbers as they desire by contacting Jon Flaaten. Tickets are NOK 20.- each. The Society will equal the total amount raised through this raffle!
The prizes include (so far) two mini-cruises with DFDS, each for two couples on a round trip to Copenhagen, a gift card of NOK 1,000.- at a lovely new Italian restaurant in Oslo, a gift from our own House of Scotland here in Oslo, a handmade sporran, as well as a bottle of a 21 year old single malt.

Reservations:
Please make your reservations with Michael Kilic at house@cally.org as soon as possible, and by Thursday 30th June 2016 at the latest, to secure a place for yourself and your partner and/or guests. All reservations are binding and invoices for the final amount will be sent out soon after the cut-off.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Hon. Secretary 

The Falklands Ware

posted 11 Mar 2016, 02:58 by Odd Henrik Brembo

The Falkland War 1982

 
On behalf of your Committee, it brings me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to the Caledonian Society's March meeting. 

The speaker for the evening will be our very own Major John Monn. We shall follow the war day by day, from Goose Green and Port Carlos to Mount Tumbledown and into Port Stanley, look at the aftermath and lessons learned and the importance of the RM sub-arctic training in Norway. Time allowing, there will also be some original BBC film. Could it happen again?
 

When:
Thursday 31st March 2016.
Doors open 18h00 for an 18h30 start.

Where:
Oslo Hospital, Ekebergveien 1. Take tram 18 or 19 towards Ljabru from Jernbanetorget to the stop Oslo Hospital.

How Much:
400 NOK for Members
450 NOK for Guests 

Dress Code:
The usual Cally dress code of Highland or Business Formal (jacket and tie) applies.
 

Registration:
Email to David Williamson or call him on 995 95 092. 

Places are limited, so don't hesitate - secure places for yourself and your Guest(s) now!

70 at 70:
At the March meeting, we will begin selling raffle tickets for the 70th Anniversary Dinner. As this will be a truly grand occasion, we will have some truly grand prizes as well! Raffle tickets will be 20 NOK each, and we have limited the number of tickets to 1,000. Grab yours while you can!

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

February meeting 2016

posted 17 Feb 2016, 01:30 by Odd Henrik Brembo

Note the venue: Høyres Hus


Vikings in Scotland

Tall tales of horns, haggis, and other dirty deeds

On behalf of your Committee, it brings me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to the Caledonian Society's February meeting. 

We have on two previous occasions had the pleasure of listening to Petter Bøckman's engaging lectures. Keeping it within the family, we will this time welcome Petter's younger brother, Jørgen Bøckman, to entertain us with tall tales of horns, haggis and other dirty deeds - indeed, the Vikings are coming to the Cally!
 

When:
Thursday 25th February 2016.
Doors open 18h00 for an 18h30 start.

Where:
Høyres Hus, Stortingsgata 20, 0161 Oslo.
Note the alternate venue!

How Much:
400 NOK for Members
450 NOK for Guests 

Dress Code:
The usual Cally dress code of Highland or Business Formal (jacket and tie) applies.
 

Registration:
Email to David Williamson or call him on 995 95 092. 

Places are limited, so don't hesitate - secure places for yourself and your Guest(s) now!

Your Committee looks forward to the pleasure of your company and to another most enjoyable gathering.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Hon. Secretary

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