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Owatonna Sons of Norway!
September 19, 2016 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kari Tauring, Season One contestant on Norway’s favorite reality show, Alt for Norge will be the special guest speaker at the Sons of Norway Owatonna meeting on September 19th. Kari Tauring, will share her emotional and life-deepening journey as a pioneering Season One contestant on the award winning Norwegian reality show, Alt for Norge (tvnorge.no).
As she states, “I was looking for a way to get to Norway and study öorlog (inherited cultural grief) from the perspective of those who were left behind when our immigrant ancestors came to America. Nothing seemed to work. Then at Christmas dinner 2008, my sister showed me an add from the Minneapolis Star Tribune saying, ‘Norwegian Americans wanted for reality show. Must have Norwegian heritage and be interested in ancestry.’ I thought, well that’s it then! Nothing shows a cultures dysfunctions better than reality television!”
See her audition video on the About page!
Five women and five men were chosen to compete for a chance to meet their relatives – a pleasure Kari had to return for in 2011 (spoiler alert). She continues to study, perform, and create bonds with her Norwegian family with visits in 2014 and 2016.