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February to May: Beer Day and more...

Reykjavík, Iceland: ‘Time, Space & Narrative in Medieval Icelandic Literature’ - DEADLINE MARCH 1

Registration to attend the conference ‘Time, Space & Narrative in Medieval Icelandic Literature’, to be held in Reykjavík on the University of Iceland campus on Friday 17 and Saturday 18 March is now open. 

There is no fee for attending the conference but space is limited and registration will close on 1st March. The preliminary programme can be viewed at  http://www.arnastofnun.is/solofile/1017105 and further information about the conference can be found at https://timiogrymi.wordpress.com/ 

The conference dinner (to be held at Bryggjan Brugghús (bryggjanbrugghus.is) on Saturday evening) is free of charge for presenters but other participants will need to pay for their meal at the restaurant. Please indicate whether you plan to attend the dinner (whether as a presenter or participant) in the registration form.

 

NORDIC KNITTERS

2nd and 4th Thursday Each Month

Winnipeg, MB: Scandinavian Centre, 746 Erin St. 7 - 9 pm  $5 fee for drop ins.

Upcoming dates for 2017:

February 9, 23 - techniques and finishing

March 9, 23 - shawls 

April 13, 27 - Icelandic lopi sweaters

 

SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL CENTRE TGIF SPEAKERS SERIES 

4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

Winnipeg, MB: TGIF just keeps getting better. Good food, good company and an outstanding roster of speakers. Open to the public. 

Friday 24 February speaker: Photographer Pamela McFarlane will offer tips on how to take better pictures. Photography – People, Place and Flowers. Horticultural Photography…how to get the most out of your floral photography.

5:30 pm doors open, cocktails

6:00 pm dinner

7:15 pm speaker

Tickets are $17.50/ea and includes salads, hot vegetables, entree, dessert, unllimited coffee/ tea. 

Location: Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St. 

Please make reservations : 

Call 774-8047 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

22 to 25 February

Reykjavík, Iceland: The Annual Icelandic Beer Festival 2017. Celebration of 29 years of beer freedom with a four day festival starring the best of the Icelandic Beer Trade along with a few North American and Danish ones and great food. Kex Hostel’s gastropub Sæmundur í sparifötunum will offer a beer orientated menu for the duration of the festival and local breweries will introduce their products and methods.Festival passes will give you access to the festival where you can taste the festival beers and give you an intimate access to the people behind the beers. Also included is access to an exclusive final event in the city of Reykjavík that'll include live music, exclusive beers and beer oriented menu. www.kexland.is.

 

Saturday 25 February

Winnipeg, MB: Snöfest! Come celebrate all things wonderfully winter as the fabulous Helen White Quartet performs Jazz favourites from the 1920s through to the 1940s. Requests welcome. Food and Bar available throughout the evening…cash only. Doors open at 7:30 pm, Performance at 8pm. Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St. Parking available on the street or in the lot on the right hand side before the centre. Tickets are $10 and can be obtained by calling (204) 775-5121 or by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by February 14th.

 

Starting Sunday 26 February for 10 weeks

Winnipeg, MB: North Mythology Class will begin on at 11:30 p.m. Classes are $5.00 drop in fee or $50.00 for all ten classes. If you are interested in the class please contact the centre. Scandinavian Centre, 764 Erin St. Call 774-8047 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Class includes written and oral instructions. 

 

Sunday 26 February

Winnipeg, MB: The Icelandic Canadian Frón will be hosting the Sunday Brunch at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre 674 Erin St. 10:30 - 1 pm. $15 adults, $7.50 children 7-12, 6 and under free. Reservations recommended 204-774-8047 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Monday 27 February

Gimli, MB: New Iceland Heritage Museum celebrates Bolludagur. 1:30 pm. movie presentation – Icelandic-Canadian Folk-culture Reflections: A Manitoba Documentary. A documentary interviewing 24 people from Manitoba’s Interlake Region and in Winnipeg 2:30: Join us for a creampuff! $3 includes one creampuff and coffee/tea, movie and admission to the Museum: 94-1st Ave. 204-642-4001. Winter hours 10 - 4 Mon. to Fri., 1- 4 Sat. and Sun.

 

Wednesday 1 March

Winnipeg, MB: Beer Day is being held at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre 674 Erin St. 2nd floor. Tickets $5 which will include an Icelandic hot dog. 5-9 p.m. Tickets: 204-284-5686 OR This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Tickets are limited.

 

 

1 to 5 March

Reykjavík, Iceland: Enjoy a delicious meal during the Food and Fun Festival. It’s a culinary circus which pairs some of the most well renowned chefs from both sides of the Atlantic with Reykjavík’s best restaurants. www.foodandfun.is.

 

2 to 5 March

Harrisburg, PA: Knights of Iceland at the Horse World Expo. Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex and Expo Center. 2300 N Cameron St. in Harrisburg 17110. From the far away shores of Iceland comes a breed of horse known for their beauty, intelligence, stamina, and courage. The Icelandic Horse. Almost time to raise your glasses (Or horns!!) In Knights of Iceland style at the Theater Equus. @KnightsofIceland.

 

Saturday 4 March

Burnaby, BC: The Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia Þorrablót. Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Burnaby St. Cocktails 6 p.m. Dinner 7 p.m. $40, 18 and under $25. Tickets Nina Jobin 604-277-0143 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Reserve by Wed a.m. 1 Mar. No ticket sales at the door.

 

Friday 10 March

Markerville, AB: Fensala Hall presents John Wort Hannam Duo featuring Ali Russel and Cloe Lucas. Tickets $25. Doors 7 p.m. Show 7:30. Contact Marlene 403-728-0153. historicalmarkerville.com. Proceeds benefit the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society's maintenance projects.

 

Sunday 12 March

Skútustaðir, Iceland: The annual Mývatn Open – Horses on Ice, will be held close to Sel–Hótel Mývatn. On Friday there will be a riding tour on the lake. Sel-Hótel Mývatn offers riders sandwiches and hot chocolate in one of the islands on lake Mývatn. The riding tour starts at 16:30 and is about 2 hours. Everyone is welcome to participate. 

 

5 to 9 April

Reykjavík, Iceland: Iceland Writers Retreat. There are still some spaces available to attend. www.icelandwritersretreat.com.

 

Saturday 1 April

Wynyard, SK: Vatnabyggð Icelandic Club's Þorrablót at Wynyard’s Civic Centre We had so much fun with “Viking Can I Whack You?”, that we plan to do this again, as well as music, poetry, and of course, the silent auction.

 

Wednesday 5 April 

Burnaby, BC: Icelandic Canadian Club of BC Annual General Meeting, 7 pm. Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St.

 

Saturday 8 April

Toronto, ON: Þorrablót 2017 at The Latvian Centre, 4 Credit Union Dr. M4A 2N8. Appetizers, cash bar 6:00 p.m. Dinner 7:30. Free parking. Your beloved Þorrablót has become a raved about and wildly anticipated event as well as an open hearted meeting place both for members of the Icelandic-Canadian community and Icelandic enthusiasts who are inspired by culture, sagas, songs and feasting since the founding of the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto in 1959. Your all ages entertainment program features new musical performances by Lindy Vopnfjörð and Sigrún Stella Bessason, fundraising live auction with Linda Lundström in support of youth scholarships, and food menu by Arden Jackson showcasing our preserved customs and traditions with contemporary interpretations. And many more delightful surprises. No event day ticket sales. Buy your tickets today. Visit our website www.icct.info. 

 

Saturday 29 April

Calgary AB: Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary's Spring Dinner.

 

Thursday 25 May

Calgary AB: Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary's Senior Luncheon.

 

4 to 7 May

Grand Forks, ND: The Icelandic Communities Association of NE North Dakota hosts the 2017 INLNA Annual Convention. The theme for 2017 is Connecting the Pieces. Hotels and Conference Venue: CanadInn of Grand Forks, Expressway Suites, and the Alerus Conference Center. Rooms are available now for booking at both locations. Details and overview of the Convention’s agenda: http://thedeuce.org/inlna-2017-convention/

Username: Iceland; Password: North Dakota

Alerus Centre, 1200 S 42nd  Street, Grand Forks, ND 58201.

Registration: $135 US, includes Gala Saturday evening, May 6, 2017

Hotels Venues: CanadInn of Grand Forks, Expressway Suites $115 — $75/$95

Mail your registration form to: Jolene Halldorson, 1208-11th St., Langdon, North Dakota 58249 or email it to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Tour buses take us on an adventure voyage to the Icelandic community & Settlement area.

Presentations on: 

The Arctic of Vilhjálmur and the Arctic of Today

Cinematography of Iceland

The National Museum of Iceland

Connections between Thingvalla Township, ND, and Akureyri, Iceland

Markland and North Dakota Connections

Genealogy presentation and Open Workshop

The convention is a time to meet those interested in Icelandic culture.

 

TASTE OF ICELAND

Announcing Taste of Iceland in Boston and Chicago 2017. Experience Icelandic food, music, film and more. 

16 - 20 March: Boston

20 - 23 April: Chicago

Keep an eye out for updates to both events by following Iceland Naturally on Facebook and Twitter (@IcelandNatural)!

www.icelandnaturally.com

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

Until Friday 24 February

Winnipeg, MB: Exhibit – Synthia's Closet. Six-week exhibition featuring new work by Ione Thorkelsson and sound by Don Benedictson. Synthia’s Closet explores the ambiguities and cultural disquietude surrounding current trends in bioengineering and genetic manipulation. The School of Art Gallery at the U of M in 136 ARTlab. The gallery is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is free. 

Exhibit Reception Thursday 2 February, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., followed by an artist talk with Ione on the same evening at 6:30 p.m.

 

Ongoing until April 2017

Washington, DC: Exhibit – Primordial Landscapes: Iceland Revealed. National History Museum, 1st Floor, Special Exhibits Hall (near the Mammals Hall). Photographer Feodor Pitcairn and poet Ari Trausti Guðmundsson reveal a land of fire, ice, hardy life, and natural beauty. Experience the remote beauty of Iceland, a land sculpted by the elements and forged by active geologic activity. 10th St. and Constitution Ave., NW Washington, DC. naturalhistory.si.edu/

 

 

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