Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Norway Day Centennial Celebration!

On August 30, 2009, one hundred years after Seattle’s first Viking-style boat made its debut at the Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, the Scandinavian community will again host a sizable celebration—the highlight of which will be the dedication of the restored Nordic Spirit. The centennial celebration of Norway Day at the A-Y-P will be held at Fishermen’s Terminal from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

We hope that you will join us for the centennial celebration of Norway Day, as we pay tribute to the rich legacy represented by two boats: the 1909 Viking and the restored Nordic Spirit. Festivities will begin at 1:00 p.m. with music, refreshments, photographs and film footage from the 1909 celebration, and activities for children. At 2:00 p.m., the Norwegian Ladies Chorus and Norwegian Male Chorus will greet the Nordic Spirit on the dock. Special guests, including Senator Ken Jacobsen and Senator Kohl-Welles (who will deliver greetings from Governor Gregoire), will join us in celebrating Scandinavian life in Seattle, Washington, and the Pacific Northwest, and in dedicating the Nordic Spirit.

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