Photo: Magdalena Bay, by François-Auguste Biard, 1840.Photo: Magdalena Bay, by François-Auguste Biard, 1840

With a crew of 64, in 1619 the Danish-Norwegian explorer Jens Munk was one of the first to venture into Hudson Bay, before landing in today’s Churchill, Manitoba. Only Munk and two others survived the winter, and against all odds sailed back to Norway. Upon his return, Munk was imprisoned for losing one of the King’s ships.

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Photo: Knut Bry.

Dancers from Norway will hold a showcase in Montreal on November 21. Free tickets are offered!

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Photo: Organization of American States / AJ Batac, Flickr / OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

In November, former Norwegian Foreign Minister Knut Vollebæk took part in two panel discussions about human rights in Canada - one of them with Lloyd Axworthy.

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Between 27-29 October, 300 representatives from Canada, USA and Norway met in Toronto to discuss opportunities and challenges in the Arctic.

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From left: Kristin Cochrane, Random House of Canada, H.E. Mona E. Brøther, Ambassador of Norway, Karl Ove Knausgård, Author, Louise Dennys, Random House of Canada. 
Photo: Lorne Bridgman.

Knausgård presented the third instalment of the My Struggle series to sold out venues in Toronto and Vancouver.

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Photo: Frank H. Scheme.

On October 15, Her Excellency Mona Brøther was a guest at Carleton University, speaking on the topic “Norway – a key ally for Canada”.

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On Thursday October 9, the young and talented string orchestra left the entire audience impressed with their renditions of Norwegian classical music pieces.

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On September 26th 1944, a crew of six Canadians crash-landed in Norway. This is the dramatic story of how the crew evaded 4000 German soldiers and made their escape to safety.

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In November, an exhibition devoted to Norway’s “incredible year” of 1814 will be on display in University of Alberta’s Augustana Campus library.

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Photo: Fram Museum.

The exhibition "Cold Recall - Roald Amundsen’s reflections from the Northwest Passage" will be on display from November 3rd 2014 to February 14th 2015 at the MacOudrum Library - Main Floor, Carleton University.

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List of cultural events happening in Canada. The article is updated continuously.

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The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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Norwegian films leave a stronger impression than ever on the Canadian film scene.

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A delegation of Norwegian MPs visited Quebec City and Toronto in September.

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The Norwegian School of Economics (NHH) are expanding their master programmes as of 2015, many of which are highly relevant to Canadians.

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