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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.  

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

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.

Please make your reservations with Michael Kilic at 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