Until 24 October
MB: In The Interlake, an art show. Original art by local artists now on display at the New Iceland Heritage Museum.
Presented by Gimli Art Club.
Saturday 20 October
Gimli, MB: New Iceland Heritage Museum: Annual Fall Gala Fundraising event. Lakeview Resort. Cocktails 5 p.m. Dinner 6 p.m.
Riverton, MB: Icelandic River Heritage Sites Inc.
On behalf of the Board and Members of Icelandic River Heritage Sites Inc.
Harley Sigurdur Jonasson, President Invites you to attend a ceremony and unveiling of a bronze statue of Sigtryggur Jónasson “Father of New Iceland” The ceremony and unveiling will take place on Saturday October 20, 2012 following the Government of Canada’s plaque unveiling ceremony commemorating Sigtryggur Jónasson as a person of national historic
significance at 1:00 p.m. at the Riverton-Hnausa Lutheran Church 53 Reggie Leach Drive East Riverton, Manitoba Please join us for Icelandic River Roast coffee and lunch in the church after
Winnipeg, MB: Viking Feast at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St.
Sunday 21 October
Gimli, MB: Walk to the Rock, the Icelandic Canadian Society of Gimli and NIHM honour the arrival of the first Icelandic immigrants at Willow Point by making the annual trek from the museum to the legendary White Rock.
Edmonton, AB: Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton, Norðurljós, Annual General Meeting.
Wednesday, 24 October
Markerville, AB: Lauch of our book Fensala. 4 p.m at Fensala Hall. Meet the authors: Bill Birse, Wayne Linneberg, Kathleen Rains and foreword by Annette Gray. Bill documents the social activity at Fensala over time and you can then tell what was happening in the greater society, war, depression, etc. Wayne documents the arrival of Huldufolk in Markerville Kathleen documents the business of building in 1904 and the restoration in 2004.The book will be available for sale $15. Happy Hour 5 p.m. Community Pot Luck Supper 6 p.m. German/Bavarian Main dish plus salads and desserts.At 7 p.m. Kayli Hendrikson will give a presentation of her Snorri trip to Iceland.
2, 3 and 4 November
Markerville, AB: Christmas in Markerville. Our Annual Christmas Event. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Find that unique Christmas Gift. Many hand-crafted / local artists. Home-made Christmas Cookies? Our Cookie Walk will be the place – just like Amma made.
Sunday 4 November
Edmonton, AB: Scandinavian Christmas Market, Dutch Canadian Club 1 - 4 p.m.
Sunday 18 November
Edmonton, AB: ICCE, Norðurljós Christmas Party at the Dutch Canadian Club.
Monday 19 November
Gimli, MB: Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society holds its general and annual meetings. Betel Boardroom 7 p.m.
Mondays, beginning 15 October
Arborg, MB: Arborg Hotel lounge, 8 p.m., Kaffitími for those who want to learn words or phrases. No pressure.
Arborg, MB: Meet to speak Icelandic 3 p.m. Molasopi at Eldhús restaurant at the Arborg Hotel. No pressure.
Gimli, MB: Kaffitími (coffee time) in Gimli takes place at 3 p.m. each Wednesday, meeting at Amma’s Tea Room, Waterfront Centre. No signup and no teacher. Drop ins welcome; the only fee is the price of your cup of coffee. There is only one rule – you need to talk Icelandic in order to participate in the chat around the table. If you just want to listen at first that’s
Lestrarfélagið Gleym-mér-ei, an English-language reading society for Icelandic Canadians and their friends, meets monthly at the Icelandic Collection in the Elizabeth Dafoe Library of the Uof M. Anyone who loves reading and conversation is welcome to attend. 7 p.m.
25 October: Gisli Saga
29 November: - Film TBA
31 January: Auður Ava Ólafsdóttir – The Greenhouse
28 February: John K. Samson – Lyrics and Poems 1997 - 2012
28 March: W.D. Valgardson – What the Bear Said
17 April: Yrsa Sigurðardóttir – Last Rituals
30 May: Robert Johnson and Janey Westin – The Last Norse King of North America
Victoria, BC: The first Sunday of each month the Icelanders of Victoria offer a genealogy night open-house style at Fred Bjarnason’s. You will have the opportunity to use his collection of genealogy books, use his password to a variety of databases and have an experienced hand to guide you in your quest to find your Icelandic ancestors. Please join us from 6 - 9 p.m. Fred Bjarnason 250-477-3535.
Mise en Scene, the boisterous Manitoba Indie Rock/Pop duo made up of guitarist/ vocalist Stefanie Blondal Johnson and drummer Jodi Dunlop – Western Canadian tour dates.
31 October: West End Cultural Centre – Winnipeg, MB
Iceland’s Of Monsters and Men US/ Canadian tour. http://www.ofmonstersandmen.is/%20
15 November: Kool Haus – Toronto, ON
17 November: Metropolis – Montreal, QC
19 November: Orpheum – Boston, MA
20 November: Terminal 5 – New York, NY
24 November: Tower Theatre – Philadelphia, PA
25 November: 9:30 Club – Washington, DC
26 November: WXRL Radio Show – Richmond, VA
Looking for more events? Visit: Manitoba Íslenska Félagið