Events

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

Burns Night 2020

posted 17 Nov 2019, 08:46 by Ragnar Syltevik   [ updated 17 Nov 2019, 08:49 ]

Burns Night Supper.

The invitation will soon be out for one of the true highlights of the Cally season, the Caledonian Society of Norway's 'Burns Night Supper!

January 25th. Save the date!

November meeting

posted 31 Oct 2019, 08:16 by Ragnar Syltevik   [ updated 17 Nov 2019, 08:23 ]

Thursday 28th November 2019

The Cally's
Christmas Party

 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your partner to the Caledonian Society's Scottish Christmas Party, which will be held on Thursday 28th November. This will mark the final Cally meeting of 2019, so sign up for what is sure to be another fun evening.
The menu will include traditional Scottish Christmas delicacies, such as turkey with all the trimmings, along with some fancy surprises for pudding. 
 
Image result for turkey christmas dinner

Following the success from the quiz night we would also like to introduce a round of blind whisky tasting. As well as this, there will also be Port and Whisky given out as prizes so be sure to secure your places for this festive showpiece.
 
When:
Thursday 31st October 2019
Doors open 18:00 for a 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:
Member: 450 NOK
Guests: 550 NOK
Late registration fee: An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made later than Sunday 24th November.

Our well-stocked Cally Bar will naturally be open for business as usual. 

Save yourself the time and hassle on the night and pay in advance with Vipps. Our Vipps account number is as always 118318, and you will find the attendance fee menu item in the application for your convenience.

Dress Code:
The usual Cally dress code of Highland or Business Formal (jacket and tie) applies. Feel free to add a little festive twist for the occasion.

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Inge Meisal at house@cally.org.  

Kindly make your reservations no later than Sunday 24th November. An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made after this date.
Please note, that there will also be a fee of 300 NOK for cancellations made after Sunday 27th October.


Yours Aye,

Jan Geekie
Honorary Secretary November meeting

October meeting 2019

posted 22 Oct 2019, 01:56 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 22 Oct 2019, 01:57 ]

Thursday 31st October 2019

The Cally's
Quiz Night

 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to the Caledonian Society's inaugural quiz night, which will be held on Thursday 31st October.
 
Image result for quiz night

The introduction of a Cally Quiz Night to the calander will hopefully attract those of you with a competitive spirit along to prove your knowledge of all things Scotland. For those of you lacking the competitive spirit... well the chance to increase your knowledge alongside enjoying the cally buffet, tipple from the bar and general get together with your Cally friends should be attraction enough!
Taking on the roll of quizmasters will be our very own Ian & David. Which Ian & David you may ask? For the answer to this you will need to show up on the night.

For the quiz we shall be competing in teams, that way we can share the embarrassment of not knowing the answers! The quiz will be made up of rounds of the following possible themes:
History
Sport
Music
Famous people
Links to Norway
Whisky!
&
General knowledge
 
Make sure to secure your reservations for what will hopefully be a great addition to the Cally calander.
 
When:
Thursday 31st October 2019
Doors open 18:00 for a 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:
Member: 450 NOK
Guests: 550 NOK

Save yourself the time and hassle on the night and pay in advance with Vipps. Our Vipps account number is as always 118318, and you will find the attendance fee menu item in the application for your convenience.

This includes your helping from the tasty Cally buffet dinner.
Our well-stocked Cally Bar will naturally be open for business as usual. 

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

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Inge Meisal at house@cally.org.  

Kindly make your reservations no later than Sunday 27th October. An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made after this date.
Please note, that there will also be a chargeable fee of 300 NOK for cancelations made after Sunday 27th October.


Yours Aye,

Jan Geekie
Honorary Secretary 

Whisky Tasting 2019

posted 24 Aug 2019, 07:03 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 24 Aug 2019, 07:03 ]

Thursday 26th September 2019

The Cally's
Whisky Tasting

 
On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to the Caledonian Society's annual whisky tasting extravaganza, which this year will take place on Thursday 26th September.
 

We have the pleasure to announce that this years tasting, which is certain to pack a punch, will be held by Highland Park global brand ambassador Martin Markvardsen

Martin originates from Denmark, where he has been crowned Danish champion in boxing twice and boxed for the national team before swapping the gloves for whisky. Martin will take us on a journey sampling a selection of the finer Highland Park whiskies.
 
Bilderesultat for martin markvardsen highland park
 
This year we shall be sampling 6 fantastic whiskies from the Highland Park range as follows:
10yo
12yo
Valknut
Twisted Tattoo
Full Volume
18yo
 
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Bilderesultat for highland park full volume
 
Make sure to secure your reservations ringside for what is sure to be a wonderful tasting experience.
 
When:
Thursday 26th September 2019
Door open 18:00 for a 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:
Member: 550 NOK
Guests: 650 NOK

This includes the six whiskies to be sampled, as well as your helping from the tasty Cally buffet dinner.
Our well-stocked Cally Bar will naturally be open for business as usual. 

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

Reservations:
Place your reservations with Inge Meisal at house@cally.org.  


Yours Aye,

Jan Geekie
Honorary Secretary 

Summer pub gathering 2019

posted 5 Aug 2019, 08:32 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 5 Aug 2019, 08:42 ]

Thursday 29th August 2019

Summer pub gathering
 

On behalf of your Committee, it brings me great pleasure to invite you and your guests to our informal August Meeting in the pub.

In order to start off the new season for the cally, and to prolong the summer, we would like to invite all members and guests along to the Dubliner to enjoy a beer or two, a bite to eat and possibly even a whisky! We will look to reserve an area of the pub so that we can all get seated together.
 
 

When:
Thursday 29th August 2019
18:00 onwards. 

Where:
The Dubliner Folk Pub Oslo, Rådhusgt. 28, 0151 Oslo.

How Much:
Entrance fee will be covered by the comittee :).

Dress Code:
No formal dress code for our August meeting, but feel to don the kilt.

Reservations:
No need for reservations. 


Yours Aye,

Jan Geekie
Secretary 

AGM 2018

posted 22 Apr 2019, 06:25 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 22 Apr 2019, 06:31 ]

Thursday 25th April 2019

Annual General Meeting
 

On behalf of your Committee, it gives me great pleasure to invite you to our AGM.

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 450 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.
 
When:
Thursday 25th April 2019
Door open 18:00 for a 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:
Member: 450 NOK

Our well-stocked Cally Bar will naturally be open for business as usual. 

Save yourself the time and hassle on the night and pay in advance with Vipps. Our Vipps account number is as always 118318, and you will find the attendance fee menu item in the application for your convenience.

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

Please note that this meeting is only open for Society members who have paid their subscription and new paid up members.

Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

Aquavit Tasting 2019

posted 14 Mar 2019, 00:39 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 14 Mar 2019, 00:41 ]

Thursday 28th March 2019

Aquavit Tasting
 

On behalf of your Committee, it brings me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to our March meeting.

Lars Ole Ørjasæter, CEO of Norske Akevitters Venner, will tell the story about Norwegian aquavit, beginning in the 16th century. Unlike other spirits, women played a central role in developing the aquavit, and our journey ends crossing the Equator twice.
 

When:
Thursday 28th March 2019
Door open 18:00 for a 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:
Member: 450 NOK
Guests: 550 NOK
Late registration fee: An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made later than Sunday 24th March.

Our well-stocked Cally Bar will naturally be open for business as usual. 

Save yourself the time and hassle on the night and pay in advance with Vipps. Our Vipps account number is as always 118318, and you will find the attendance fee menu item in the application for your convenience.

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

Kindly make your reservations no later than Sunday 24th March. An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made after this date. 


Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

February meeting 2019

posted 13 Feb 2019, 14:28 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 13 Feb 2019, 21:43 ]

 On Being High on GHB
 
On behalf of your Committee, it brings me great pleasure to invite you and your Guests to our February meeting, titled "On Being High on GHB".

Bagpipes are found all around Europe, but no other culture is stronger affiliated to the instrument than the Scottish. But why is it so? And how did the Great Highland Bagpipe (GHB) become the Scottish Instrument par excellence? 

In this evening’s talk our Society Piper, Nikolai Hagen Huse, will guide us through a brief history of the bagpipes and give us an overview of the importance of the Great Highland Bagpipe on the Scottish national identity. Through old and new melodies he will tell a story of grief, war, dance and the importance of clinging to one’s traditions. 

We strongly advise that you bring a set of earplugs...
 

When:
Thursday 28th February 2019
Door open 18:00 for a 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:
Member: 450 NOK
Guests: 550 NOK
Late registration fee: An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made later than Sunday 24th February.

Our well-stocked Cally Bar will naturally be open for business as usual. 

Save yourself the time and hassle on the night and pay in advance with Vipps. Our Vipps account number is as always 118318, and you will find the attendance fee menu item in the application for your convenience.

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. 

Kindly make your reservations no later than Sunday 24th February. An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made after this date. 


Yours Aye,
Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary

Burns Supper 2019

posted 30 Dec 2018, 06:33 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 30 Dec 2018, 06:33 ]

-- Note the venue --
Saturday 26th January 2019

The 70th 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 2019.

This year we are very pleased to welcome Her Majesty's Ambassador to Norway, Mr. Richard Wood, as our Guest of Honour. Ambassador Wood will also be delivering the Immortal Memory.

When:
Saturday 26th January 2019
Doors open 17:00 for 18:00.

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:
900 NOK for fully paid up Members.
1,100 NOK for Guests. 

All reservations must be paid in advance. 
You can pay via VIPPs. Our number is 118318. From the menu, select 'Burns Supper' and then the applicable category.

Alternatively, you can pay into our bank account 9235.13.46193. Please write 'Burns Supper 2019'.

Late registration or payment fee: An additional charge of 200 NOK will apply to any reservations made later than Sunday 13th January. This fee will also apply should you fail to provide advance payment.

Dress Code:
Strictly only Highland, Bunad, Uniform or Black Tie

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

Kindly note that no refunds will be given for any cancellations after Sunday 13th January. Sponsors are liable for their Guests. 

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, and not later than Sunday 13th January, to Mr. Michael Kilic at house@cally.org to secure your place(s).

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


Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

Christmas Party 2018

posted 30 Dec 2018, 06:31 by Odd Henrik Brembo   [ updated 30 Dec 2018, 06:32 ]

Thursday 29th November 2018

Scottish Christmas Party
with Port Tasting

- Partners invited! - 
 
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 2018 autumn season.
 

The menu will as can be expected include traditional Scottish Christmas delicacies, such as turkey and the all-important Christmas pudding.

This year, we will also be treated to a tasting of lovely Port Wines. Christian Styren from importers Stenberg & Blom will guide us through five varieties of this Portuguese treat.

 

When:
Thursday 29th November 2018
Door open 18:00 for a 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:
Member: 450 NOK
Guests: 550 NOK
Late registration fee: An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made later than Sunday 25th November.

Our well-stocked Cally Bar will naturally be open for business as usual. 

Save yourself the time and hassle on the night and pay in advance with Vipps. Our Vipps account number is as always 118318, and you will find the  attendance fee menu item in the application for your convenience.

Dress Code:
The usual Cally dress code of Highland or Business Formal (jacket and tie) applies, however we do encourage you to give your attire a festive and seasonal twist. 

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

Kindly make your reservations no later than Sunday 25th November. An additional charge of 100 NOK will apply to any reservations made after this date. 


Yours Aye,

Nicolai Løken
Honorary Secretary 

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