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April to November

NORDIC KNITTERS

2nd and 4th Thursday Each Month

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

April 13, 27 - Icelandic lopi sweaters

 

SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL CENTRE TGIF SPEAKERS SERIES 

4TH FRIDAY OF THE MONTH

April TBA 

Winnipeg, MB: Good food, good company and an outstanding roster of speakers. Open to the public. 

Cocktails at 5:30, Dinner at 6 pm. 

Speaker about 7:15 pm. 

Buffet style dinner featuring hot and cold vegetables, bread/ buns, meat entree, dessert, bottomless cups of tea/coffee. 

Dinner is $17.50 per person, please make reservations. *To make reservations: call (204) 774-8047 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

 

TASTE OF ICELAND

20 - 23 April

Chicago, IL: Get ready, Windy City! Taste of Iceland is taking over Chicago. Fresh off of placing third at the prestigious Bocuse d'Or competition, Icelandic chef Viktor Örn Andrésson will arrive in Chicago to treat the city to a weekend of tasty Icelandic dishes and cocktails. If you missed Fufanu and Mammut in Boston, you can catch them again at Chop Shop & First Ward near Chicago’s Wicker Park for Reykjavík Calling, combining their Icelandic tunes with local Chicago acts. Chicagoans will also have the opportunity to learn more about Icelandic art and film at two separate events. Don’t forget to check back here for more information on Taste of Iceland Chicago. Keep an eye out for updates by following Iceland Naturally on Facebook and Twitter (@IcelandNatural). www.icelandnaturally.com.

 

Friday 21 April

Burnaby, BC: Icelandic Canadian Club of BC.  Join us in welcoming Margrét Hallgrímsdóttir, Head of the National of Museum of Iceland and the Culture House. Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St. 7:30 pm. Margaret will give a presentation on the museum and introduce her new book on Icelandic artifacts. The presentation will be in the library with refreshments served in the Iceland Room after the talk. Please join us for what will be a very interesting talk. Everyone welcome, refreshments afterwards. 

 

22 and 24 April

Vancouver, BC: 80 Voice Karlakórinn Heimir Men’s Choir. 

Saturday 22 April: 7:30 pm, Chan Centre, UBC. Featuring Chanticleer; Chor Leoni Men’s Choir; Chor Leoni’s MYVoice choirs; Vancouver Men’s Chorus; Karlakórinn Heimir (Iceland); VanMan Festival Singers.

Now in its third year, VanMan has become a favourite of audiences, and this year becomes a sought-after international destination for male choirs. Chanticleer will present a solo set, and we are pleased to welcome Iceland’s Karlakórinn Heimir to the Chan who will do a 20 minute set. The power of 400 men singing will stir your soul – don’t miss it.

Purchase tickets from TicketsTonight. 877-840-0457 or TicketsTonight.ca.

Monday 24 April: St. Andrew’s Church (Burrard St. close to the hospital).7:30 - 9:30 pm. Iceland’s Karlakórinn Heimir 80 Voice Male Choir. The Karlakórinn Heimir choir is presenting a special two-hour, formal concert for the Icelandic community and friends. It is a celebration to honour Canadians and Americans of Icelandic descent. The program will include an address by Icelandic Ambassador Sturla Sigurjónsson and other representatives from Iceland. After the program the Choir, along with those who would like to attend, will meet at the Law Courts Inn for a communal dinner. The tickets for the concert will be $30. Additional info and ticket info will be available in the Icelandic Canadian Club of BC's April newsletter. All proceeds will be donated to the Icelandic community.

 

Saturday 29 April

Calgary, AB: The Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary will be celebrating the First Day of Summer or Sumardagurinn Fyrsti, Calgary style at the Scandinavian Centre – Viking Hall, 739 - 20th Ave NW. Doors open at 5:30 pm with dinner at 6:30 followed by entertainment. The public is invited to attend. This year we have a special guest, Dr. Marguerite Nering, a Calgary singer/pianist entertaining us. The price of this event is $25 for members, $12 for children 12 and under and $30 for non-members. It includes a buffet served along with some Icelandic specialties. Don’t miss out on this special evening. The public is welcome. To reserve your ticket please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call Margret at (403) 251-7018.

 

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.

 

Saturday 6 May

Markerville, AB: Join us at Fensala Hall. We know you enjoyed the last Ol' Tyme Dance! We did too, so much that we decided to keep the stompin' good time rolling. The Corry Boys and Blaine "the piano man" Lutwick will be the entertainment for the evening. Doors open at 7 pm. Dance begins at 7:30 pm. Tickets are available at the door - $12.50 per person.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Brooke Henrikson, Manager. Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society. 114 Creamery Way. Markerville, AB T0M 1M0.historicmarkerville.com'Like' us on Facebook (Historic Markerville Creamery Museum)

 

Tuesday 9 May

New York, NY: Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America. 5-9 pm. Out of the Blue. New short fiction from Iceland. Poet and Author Helen Mitsios leads this panel discussion about Out of the Blue, a groundbreaking collection of fiction from Iceland’s best contemporary authors. Out of the Blue is the first anthology of Icelandic short fiction published in English translation and features work by twenty of Iceland’s most popular and celebrated living authors. The collection transports readers to Iceland’s timeless and magical island of Vikings and geographical wonders, promising to be a seminal collection that will define Icelandic literature in translation for decades to come.

Scandinavia House is at 58 Park Ave. New York, 10016. 212-779-3587. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , scandinaviahouse.org.

 

Saturday 13 May

Markerville, AB: Opening Day at the Markerville Creamery Museum 10 am. Pancake breakfast at 9 am.

 

Saturday 20 May

 

Reykjavík, Iceland: Peace Choir Festival. Choirs all over the world will sing for PEACE on May 20, 2017. We invite choirs from all over the world to come to Iceland and sing with us. More information on www.reykjavikpeacefestival.com.

 

Thursday 25 May

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

 

Saturday 27 May

Toronto, ON: Book Launch with Ryan Eyford. White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West. The event will be at the Bloor-Gladstone Library in Toronto. Details to follow.

 

27 and 28 May

Burnaby, BC: Eurofest, Swangard Stadium. 

 

Sunday 28 May

Winnipeg, MB: The Sólskríkjan Choir invites you to join us for an afternoon of song and camaraderie at our Spring Fling. 2 pm at the Scandinavian Centre, 764 Erin St. This includes a tasty afternoon lunch catered by Bonne Cuisine. Wine and Icelandic beer will be available at the cash bar. Charge for the event is $20, payable at the door. Reservations are required. Please contact Dorothy Christopherson Tytgat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-489-7063.

 

Saturday 3 June 

Reykjavík, Iceland:  Blue Lagoon Challenge. Iceland's largest MTB race, 60 km through the spectacular, volcanic scenery at Reykjanes. From the town of Hafnarfjörður to the iconic Blue Lagoon.

 

Reykjavík, Iceland: KexReið 2017. KEXReið 2017 (e. KEX Ride) is an annual street cycling race competition held in the heart of 101 Reykjavík. This race is getting bigger and bigger every year and on June 3d Kex Hostel Kría Cycles will join for the fifth time to make this race happen.Only 100 participants are allowed in the KEX Ride and the sign up take place via Hjólamót. Prizes will be given to the first three female and male competitors. More information later on www.kexland.is

 

Saturday and Sunday 3 and 4 June

Reykjavík, Iceland: Festival of the Sea and the Day of the Icelandic Fisherman. The Festival of the Sea is a family event. It will be down by Reykjavík west harbour Grandagarður (next to the Maritime museum).

 

Saturday 10 June

Reykjavík, Iceland: The Colour Run. This event is a unique color race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. Now the single largest event series in the world, The Color Run has exploded since the debut event in 2012, hosted by more than 300 cities in 50 plus countries in 2014. And this summer, Reykjavík, Iceland. http://thecolorrun.is.

 

Friday to Sunday 16 to 18 June

Reykjavík, Iceland: Secret Solstice 2017. Secret Solstice will be held between the 16th-18th of June 2017 in the world's most northerly capital city of Reykjavík for the fourth time. Held during the summer solstice weekend, you'll be able to party at a time when the sun never fully sets in Iceland.F irst phase lineup to be released soon, stay tuned! More information on www.secretsolstice.is.

 

Saturday 17 June

Markerville, AB: Icelandic Picnic, Community Leisure Grounds 12 pm. Program at Fensula Hall 3 pm. Potluck dinner Fensual Hall 5 pm.

 

17 and 18 June

Burnaby, BC: Midsummer Festival, Scandinavian Centre, 6540 Thomas St.

 

Saturday 1 July

Markerville, AB: Canada Day celebrations at the Markerville Creamery Museum, 10 am.

 

30 June to 2 July

Riverton, MB: Riverton Reunion Days. In honour of Canada 150 in 2017, we're bringing back a summer celebration to Riverton. A homecoming weekend filled with fun for the whole family and classic Riverton celebrations. Mark your calendar, stake your claim on Amma's spare room, and pack your sunscreen. Our community is rich with hard-working community members and organizations, and this year they've come together to plan this blast from the past weekend. There will be something for everyone with pancake breakfast, kids fishing derby, fireworks, beer garden, contests, entertainment and more. Facebook: @ReunionDays2017.

 

1 to 9 November

Akureyri and Reykjavík, Iceland: The 19th annual Iceland Airwaves is growing. The week-long music festival is taking over the city of Akureyri in 2017, along with the festival's original site, Reykjavík. Akureyri will have 2-3 official venues and host anywhere between 20 and 26 artists. Just like Reykjavík, you will find a number of off-venue shows throughout Akureyri. Tickets to the two-city festival on sale now. Founding sponsor, Icelandair, will have special package deals to help international travellers enjoy the fun and music at both locations in Iceland. http://icelandairwaves.is

 

 

EXHIBITS

 

Until 23 June

Gimli, MB: The New Iceland Heritage Museum is hosting a new travelling exhibit, 1867 – Rebellion and Confederation. This is a very fitting exhibit to help celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday, talking about the how it all began. Developed by the Canadian Museum of History. This exhibition explores the route to nationhood taken by a society in transition, and by the people who fought, negotiated and made compromises to forge a more peaceable union. By tracing the pivotal moments leading to the draft of the British North America Act, this exhibition helps visitors to better understand how this legacy continues to affect our identity, our values and our institutions. 94-1st Ave. 204-642-4001. Winter hours: 10- 4 Mon. to Fri., 1- 4 Sat. and Sun.

 

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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