Leif to Leif 5k and Norwegian Heritage Day coming up soon

On Saturday, March 23, all things Norwegian will be happening in Ballard, with the Leif to Leif 5k Run/Walk, Tastes of Norway, and Norwegian Heritage Day at the Leif Erikson Lodge.

The day will start with the annual Leif to Leif Run/Walk, which starts at the Leif Erikson Lodge, goes to the Leif Erikson Statue, and back to the lodge. Each runner/walker will receive a mini Norwegian flag and a heart-shaped waffle for participating. Costs to enter will be $20 for adults and $5 for children, with all proceeds benefitting the Ballard Senior Center. Registration will start at 8am, and the run starts at 9am, with an awards ceremony scheduled for 10:15am back at the Leif Erikson Lodge.

After the 5k, Tastes of Norway and Norwegian Heritage Day celebrations will be at the lodge all day. They’ll have music, demonstrations of traditional foods and crafts, and raffle prizes throughout the day.

There will be artists demonstrating woodcarving and rosemaling, homemade goods such as Norna Ladies’ embroidered tea towels, and kids crafts activities hosted by Kristina and Sigrid Strombo. And, genealogist Eric Jorgensen will be giving advice and tips on how to trace your Norwegian ancestry.

The Norwegian folk costumes — bunader — will be shown during the Bunad Parade at 12:30pm. Anyone wearing a traditional costume is invited to participate in the parade.

Here’s the schedule for the day:

  • 10:30: Music by the Sølje Sisters
  • 11:30: Sprida Ut
  • 12:30-1:00 Bunad tog/parade with commentary by Jody Grage
  • 1:30: Norwegian Ladies Chorus singing songs of Norway and favorite American songs.
  • 2:30-3PM: Barneleikarringen

Admission to the event is free and the event is open to the public. Free parking is available at the Banner Bank.


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Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Oh, jeezus…Lief Erickson. A big exploiter of indigenous peoples and fragile ecosystems!
He probably got sloppy drunk and mistreated women whenever he could, too.
And we’re actually paying some kind of homage to this bro in the Ballard of 2019?
I predict the statues come down.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Toad – what I have read about Lief Erickson paints a picture of a man that might not have been all bad. Especially not as bad as Columbus or Francisco Pizarro, both of those slaughtered indigenous people in the Americas. Not to mention all the following Europeans who wiped out many of the indigenous tribes.

Lief became a christian later in life, not that is anything to redeem him.

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Haha I love the liberals who want us all to speak Spanish yet condemn the Conquistadors. Spanish was the ORIGINAL colonial language. The native peoples were (and are in many places in Africa and S. Asia) always in conflict with one another. Your sophomoric hippie “white bad brown good” thinking is rather racist and simplistic. Warring tribes were, and are, quite brutal to their enemies and rape, slavery and all manner of horrors were and are still common in some places.

The difference? Ours is HISTORY not CURRENT PRACTICE.

And hey if Euro civilization is so bad why aren’t you relocating somewhere more progressive and diverse like Iran, Pakistan, Somalia, Colombia, etc?
Fun fact; English is, was, and will be the most complex expressive tongue in human history.

If you hate Euros so much, stop speaking it.

Truth
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Truth

Woah bro, you like TOTES blew my mind! If I’m following your flawless logic, bro, we should like all be speaking the language of history, because it’s like what every civilization has in common: history, bro!

Other “languages” are just artificial constructs by “the man” to like force us all apart, bro!

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

tl;dr: “ENGLUSH IS MURICAN (AKA THA BESST) AND EVRYBODY SHUD SPEEK IT NOW”

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

UB – have you ever read anything about the pre-Columbian cultures in the Americas? I think you should.
And FYI, Mandarin is possibly the most complex language.
English is not that difficult, hence a lot of people speak it. Many people who’s native language you might have a problem learning.
Do you speak any other languages?
I am from Wales and I doubt that you could pronounce many of the words in the Welsh language.

barbiehull
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barbiehull

Despite what people of the past may or may not have done, we are working hard to bring the community together to give back! A portion of the proceeds of the fun run will be going to the Ballard Senior Center and we hope you and your family will join us.

Magnolia
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Magnolia

Leaf

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

Leif Erikson?

Ballard should erect a statue of a woke dog mommy with laptop and a latte bestride a couple of heroin bums holding out their hands for her $20 bills as she votes “yes” on yet another tax increase because she hates “Deplorables”.

Sailing and fighting for your life like the vikings? Omg wow just wow so much misogyny

barbiehull
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barbiehull

The fun run is a great community event! Bringing all kinds of people together for health and to give back. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Ballard Senior Center and the folks who will be there volunteering are incredibly kind and generous people. We would love to see you and your friends come out to support the neighborhood!

Truth
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Truth

Woah there bro, you need to slow down and take a deep breath. First off, I’d recommend you stop taking the testosterone supplements that Alex Jones sells on his show. They’re clearly not working.

Then I’d recommend walking over to your local pot shop and buying a gram. Then go home, fire up Netflix, fire up your bong and watch Office Space or something equally hilarious. You’ll thank me later.

Love,
Truth

Uncle Buck
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Uncle Buck

When Carrie Brownstein makes the same observations about about the embarrassing corny far left nonsense in the PacNW does that mean she has “too much testosterone”?

And why am I not surprised that you are marijuana-addled? Typical.

Truth
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Truth

Bro, I love Carrie Brownstein! Want to come over, do some bong rips, listen to Sleater-Kinney, Wild Flag and watch some classic Portlandia? We can get totally addled together bro! I have a feeling we’re going to be best bros, bro!

BYOMB (Bring Your Own Munchies Bro). I ain’t sharing my pizza flavored Doritos.

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

FYI – DNA proof that there were female viking warriors exists.

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

VB,
Sounds interesting! Blonde flowing hair and bronze breastplates. Big girls, just the way Benny Hill liked them🤓

VeganBiker
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VeganBiker

Toad – But BH was always chasing them! Female Viking warriors would have been chasing him, probably to dis-member him!

Toad (of Toad Hall)
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Toad (of Toad Hall)

Bet Benny didn’t have much member to dis!
Still 85F on Maui….😎

fluggermutation
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fluggermutation

Breaking rule 8 once again? Where’s the permaban mods?
Maybe if your kind hadn’t ruined the economy, “dog mommy” would have enough $$ to afford a child. Fortunately, she is woke and recognizes the racism, misogyny, and all around utter terribleness that people like you tend to word-vomit all over the place.

MidWest
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MidWest

What is this false head?!? There is only one true Zardoz head!