Monthly Archives: May 2015

Free Come and Try Nordic Sports Day

Nordic Sports Australia is having a Nordic sports day where anyone can come along and try various Nordic sports for free and find out more about available courses in Perth. Activities will be held at two venues in South Perth on Saturday 9 May between 11am and 2pm:

  • Sir James Mitchell Park, South Perth
  • Scented Gardens, South Perth Esplanade

Nordic Sports Australia is Perth’s largest Nordic walking business with four weekly walks Perth-wide. They also offer roller ski and cross skating courses and tours. Many of their regular walkers are from Scandinavian or European  backgrounds and they look forward to connecting with more like-minded people in WA. Some of their walks are free Heart Foundation walking groups and they also offer a weekly Seniors specific walk in East Perth.

For more information regarding venue and meeting times, please check out or contact Hannes on 0411 551 132 or by email:

Nordic House News

  • Anni Summertonsix has contacted the Association looking for some
    friends she lost contact with many years ago.

    Ditte (Edith) Larsen, her husband Harry and children Edward, Ove, Inger, Tony, Mugh younger, Ulla and Merete used to live in South Australia, but Anni lost contact with them in 1973. She has tried  everywhere to find them.

    If the Larsens have been members of our Association or anyone knows of them, would you please contact Anni direct by email to or let the SCANPOST editor know at

  • The Over 50s Lunch will be held on 8 May at Nordic House at 12 noon. It will again be Bring a Plate format, but this time, please bring a Norwegian dish to celebrate the coming national day. Cost for lunch will be $12 if you bring some food and $20 if you don’t. Please book with Nina Herrero on 9245 8768, 0414 109 939 or by email to Any donations for the raffle will be greatly appreciated.

From the Committee

viking-shipAbout 25 people enjoyed a dinner with a difference on 28 March at Nordic House.  Instead of our usual barbecue, we had some delightful smørrebrød, made by the Danish Butcher in Rockingham. The open sandwiches were very tasty and there was a great choice of toppings, both hot and cold, salmon, liver paste, roast beef, egg and prawns, egg and caviar, roast pork, fish fillets and hakkebøf. It was good trying something different and we hope that the butcher will continue to make the smørrebrød available for another time in the future.

Now we look forward to our next Over 50s Lunch on Friday 8 May at Nordic House at noon. Please come along and join us – details will be published on the Coming Events page, but do book with Nina to let her know if you are coming and what you are bringing. As this lunch is close to the Norwegian National Day on 12 May, we will take the opportunity to decorate Nordic House for that day.

You may notice that a few maintenance jobs have been attended to around Nordic House: a tree which contained termites at the front of the house has been removed, stump grinding removed two old tree stumps and a broken window has been replaced. Some electrical work has also been carried out with the installation of a new electrical switchboard, two safety switches, a smoke detector and the replacement of a faulty power point. In addition, a new stove has been purchased for the kitchen and that too is now installed and operational.

At the Busy Bee on 29 April, quite a few repairs were completed, both in the house and garden – there was plenty of activity all around. Thank you so much to the 11 people who came and helped.  It is much appreciated. We enjoyed lovely cakes for morning tea and later, when
the work was complete, hot dogs with the lot.

We will celebrate the remaining Nordic National Days on Saturday the 6 June  at 3 pm with an afternoon tea with æbleskiver and pancakes, so bring the whole family along to enjoy this event.

And, like last year, the Skt Hans Bonfire will be held at Nordic House on Saturday 20 June. We hope you and your families will support your Association by attending these events  and look forward to welcoming you there.

With best regards
The Committee 

Danish Biometric Passports – Mobile Unit visiting Western Australia on 20 May 2015

danish-flagThe Danish Biometric Passport Mobile Unit will again be visiting WA to enable Danish citizens in WA to renew their Danish passports in accordance with the new biometric guidelines.

Passport applications will be accepted at the Harbour Room, Tradewinds Hotel, 59 Canning Highway, East Fremantle on 20 May 2015. Danish citizens who wish to take advantage of this service should phone the Royal Danish Consulate on 0418 955 949 or by email at to make an appointment.

The service expects to visit Western Australia again in about 6 months time.