Viking Days

Viking Days – Saturday August 19 & Sunday August 20

Have you ever seen a Viking?

You can at the Danish Canadian Museum’s annual Viking Days!

Also Featuring a performance by Denmark’s very own Ollerup Elite Gymnastics team!

This is our biggest event of the year, typically attracting over 700 visitors who are interested in Viking lore. Through the cooperation of Viking re-enactment groups from Calgary and Edmonton, visitors can tour the Viking encampment, showing living accommodations, cooking methods and crafts. You will also see Viking warriors demonstrate the use of swords, shields, axes and archery. A favorite for everyone is the battle with the Vikings, where children are given “swords” to fight it out with the mighty, fearsome Vikings. This is family-oriented event, with face-painting, Viking costume dress-ups, and telling of Hans Christian Andersen stories. Vendors set up tables around the site to sell their crafts and articles with a Scandinavian flavour. Visitors can enjoy lunch at the Saga Café [reservation required], or have a Danish hot dog, Danish desserts, old time soft drinks or other confections outside.

Try our famous Danish open face sandwiches & desserts in the Saga Café.

Seating available by RESERVATION ONLY at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm.

Call (403)728-0019 to reserve your table!

SPECIAL EVENT ADMISSION:

Adults: $10.00

Children (12 yrs. & under): $5.00

Viking Day Poster – Download

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Feast of the Vikings – Saturday August 19 – 5:30pm -9:30pm

For 80 – 90 individuals who have made reservations beforehand [it’s always sold out], this is memorable experience. Held in the Saga Café on the Saturday evening of the Viking Days weekend, participants take pleasure in an authentic Danish meal – roast pork with crackling, red cabbage, new potatoes fried in buttery sugar, roast potatoes and vegetables with brown sauce. Then there’s the dessert – with choices from traditional Danish recipes. You can also try some mead [a favorite of ancient Vikings] which is a type of wine made from honey. Participants tour the Viking village, experience some Viking history, and see them demonstrate a battle re-enactment. If you ask them nicely, a Viking might even join your table for dinner.

*Reservations Required as tickets are limited!*

To purchase your ticket today, contact us at the Museum – 403.728.0019 or info@stepintothesaga.com.

Adult tickets (13 and up): $60.00
Children’s tickets (7-12 years old): $40.00
Children’s tickets (6 and under): $20.00

Menu includes – roast pork with crackling, red cabbage, potatoes fried in buttery sugar.

Viking Feast Poster_- Download

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Calling all Vendors


Register Now to reserve your spot – first come, first serve!

Registration fee is $50.00 for a 10 ft. by 10 ft. site per day. Limited sites closer to Viking activities available for $75 per day. Included with the fee will be a business card size ad in our program for the day. When registering please attach your business card, or jpeg format if you are emailing as an attachment. The balance is due by noon on August 19, please pay the Danish Canadian Museum or bring to gift shop.

*Registration deadline is Monday August 14, 2017

Please note: VENDORS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING OWN TABLES AND CHAIRS

  • Vendors are responsible for any tents or canopies
  • Vendor Placement is assigned (please contact the Museum on arrival)
  • Vendors will have access to the area at 8:00 am
  • Vendors must be in place by 10:30 am and all vehicles moved to designated area
  • Vendors will be outdoors
  • If you are partaking in the 2 days, if sites left unattended overnight the Museum is not responsible for any damage or theft.

Any questions or concerns may be directed to: The Danish Canadian Museum
by email: interpreter@stepintothesaga.com or phone: 403.728.0019

VIKING DAYS Vendors FORM – DOWNLOAD

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Sponsor the 2017 Viking Days

Seeking sponsor support for our premiere event 2017 Viking Days, August 19 – 20, at The Danish Canadian Museum.

This is our biggest event of the year, typically attracting over 700 visitors who are interested in Viking lore. Through the cooperation of Viking re-enactment groups from Calgary and Edmonton, visitors can tour the Viking encampment, showing living accommodations, cooking methods and crafts. You will also see Viking warriors demonstrate the use of swords, shields, axes and archery. A favorite for everyone is the battle with the Vikings, where children are given “swords” to fight it out with the mighty, fearsome Vikings.

As well, we are thrilled to tell you that this year’s event will feature a performance on August 19th by the Ollerup Elite Gymnastics Team from Denmark. The Elite Team is recognized among the best and most trendsetting gymnastics team within Danish Gymnastics. The 150th Anniversary of the Canadian Confederation inspired the Academy to revisit Canada, celebrating Canadian-Danish relations and honoring the Canadian students and Canadian teams who have attended and visited Ollerup throughout the years.

These are exciting times for the Museum as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary and recent media coverage (CBC, CTV, Canadian Press, Alberta Motor Association Insider Magazine, Red Deer Advocate and more), and winning the 2017 Wynn McLean Rural Tourism Champion Award and 2016 Heritage Recognition Award for new developments including an authentic Naust ‘Ship House’ and Freydis Joanna ‘Viking Ship’.

As a not for profit organization, your sponsorship (charitable tax receipt provided) enables our organization to continue to provide successful events. We hope that you can assist the Museum in educating and celebrate the story of Danish Canadians both past and present.

If you require further information, please contact our Executive Director, Brian Desjardins at 403-352-4059 phone or executive@stepintothesaga.com.

2017 Viking Days Sponsorship Letter – Download

2017 Viking Days SPONSOR Form – Download

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2017 Sponsors

Odin $200

  

Thor $100

 

Freya $50