Chiocciola's post about Norwegian Constitution Day reminded me of a Nova Scotian-Norwegian connection.
(Actually I have my own personal connection, too - my hubby's paternal genes are Norwegian. So we have made a note to attend next year's celebration hosted by the embassy in Halifax. I hadn't even known there was one until after reading Chiocciola's post and then doing some research...but I digress.)
According to Norway's official site in Canada:
In Halifax, the Norwegians set up offices for the Royal Norwegian Navy and Nortraship as well as a hospital, a seamen's church and a seamen's club. In November of 1940 they established a training facility, called Camp Norway, in Lunenburg to train gunners for Norwegian merchant ships. They also bought a hotel in Chester in which they set up a convalescent home for sick and injured seamen.
Here is a photo of the Norwegian memorial monument in Chester, Nova Scotia: