Ilkka Salokannel plays a game of Hnefetafl during a previous visit to the Surrey Museum.

Viking party to descend at museum

Norse traditions to ease Surrey into winter this Saturday.

Usher in winter with stories, songs, riddles and boasts at the Surrey Museum’s Discovery Saturday: Norse Winter Festival.

On Nov. 15 from 1-4 p.m., join the Reik Félag Norse Culture Recreation Society as they prepare for winter by re-enacting a traditional feast for visitors to observe at the all-ages event. (Entry by donation).

Reik Félag is a local group of enthusiastic history buffs who bring the Viking age into the present with engaging and interactive living history portrayals.

They depict Norse culture through costumes, tents and heritage crafts to create an authentic Viking-era experience for visitors.

The group counts among their members an archaeologist, history lay scholars, medieval combat experts, a chef who specializes in food history, a shipwright, smiths, weavers, woodworkers, toolmakers, spinners, storytellers, and, of course, warriors.

• Visitors can step into the Middle Ages as they interact with costumed Reik Félag members and take part in riddles and stories.

• Cast light on the coming dark days of winter and celebrate the Scandinavian feast day of Santa Lucia with traditional sweets and songs.

• Make a Santa Lucia candle crown and customary solstice feast gifts to celebrate the festival.

The Surrey Museum is located at 17710 56A Ave. It’s open Tuesdays to Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. It’s closed Sundays, Mondays and statutory holidays.

Admission is sponsored by the Friends of the Surrey Museum Society. For more information, call 604-592-6956 or visit surrey.ca/heritage, and follow the museum on Twitter @SurreyMuseum.

Surrey North Delta Leader

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Canadian police to make home visits to enforce mandatory quarantine for travellers

Police forces have been asked to help verify Canadians are complying with the Quarantine Act

IHIT identifies victim in Surrey shooting homicide

Pritpal Singh, 21, was shot and killed outside of a Surrey home, police say

Cloverdale high school teacher chats about teaching and life during the COVID-19 crisis

Surrey’s Walter van Halst sits down for an informal ‘virtual’ coffee to discuss education’s current new reality

Celebrating Easter in Surrey, during COVID-19

Surrey’s Christian churches rise to the occasion, despite Coronavirus challenges

VIDEO: Easter festivities may be scaled back, but it can still be a fun holiday

COVID-19 circumstances have dictated that the holidays may not be perfect

COVID-19 world update: U.S. to start antibody tests; drones enforce lockdown in Italy

Comprehensive update of coronavirus news from around the world

Lower Mainland hunting store sees 200% increase in firearm sales

Co-owner of Wanstalls says increase due to a variety of reasons

People needing addiction services feeling ‘abandoned’ during pandemic

The province is trying to increase access to addiction care through a phone line of experts, doctors

COVID-19: B.C. ER nurse self-isolates in travel trailer, apart from family

Marcia Kent says situation is difficult but worth it to keep twin boys safe

Cancellations of plant orders prompt advent of pop-up garden shops

A Langley nursery is partnering with local eateries to sell 40 acres of veggie plants and flowers

B.C. unveils $5M for mental health supports during the COVID-19 pandemic

Will include virtual clinics and resources for British Columbians, including front-line workers

B.C.’s COVID-19 rent supplement starts taking applications

$300 to $500 to landlords for April, May and June if eligible

Reality TV show about bodybuilders still filming in Okanagan, amid COVID-19

Five bodybuilders from across the country flew to Kelowna to move into a house for a reality TV show

Most Read