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Lestrarfélagið Gleym-Mér-Ei


Lestrarfélagið Gleym-mér-ei 

2016 - 2017 – our 21st year

Winnipeg, MB: Icelandic Collection University of Manitoba. Elizabeth Dafoe Library. 7 p.m. / 6:30 p.m. in May. Everyone welcome to any evening. Contact: Linda F. Sigurdson Collette – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


25 May: The Riverton Rifle – Reggie Leach. 4:30 p.m. (note time change from 6:30 p.m.)

"Whatever choice you make, you own that choice, good or bad – don't blame others", says the NHL's legendary Reggie Leach. This intimate autobiography lays bare the decisions that led him to become one of the best snipers in hockey history. Nicknamed the Riverton Rifle for his thrilling speed and deadly shooting skills, he relied on the warm support of his community to overcome a childhood marked by poverty to rise through the NHL ranks. He was on the Stanley Cup winning Philadelphia Flyers team of 1975, won the Conn Smythe trophy and played in two All-Star games. He holds the current record for goals in consecutive play-off games (10 in 1976) and shares the record for goals in one play-off game (five in 1976).  Through his own recollections, Leach traces his path to NHL stardom, reveals the hard lessons he learned and celebrates his rebirth as a successful business man, family man and pillar of the Indigenous community. Reggie says "You should always shoot to score." 

Exhibits - Film - Music



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.




6/7: The Pageant, Saint Louis, MO

6/9: Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Manchester, TN

6/10: The Fillmore, Charlotte, NC

More tour dates www.officialkaleo.com/tour


John K. Samson & The Winter Wheat

European dates with special guest Christine Fellows

5/25: Schlachthof, Wiesbaden, Germany

5/26: FranzK Reutlingen, Germany



7/7: Winnipeg Folk Festival, Bird's Hill Provincial Park, main stage, 8:25 pm.

7/15: Vancouver Folk Festival, Jericho Beach Park.

7/29: Calgary Folk Festival, Prince's Island Park.


Wednesday 21 June

Winnipeg, MB: Mise En Scene: Still Life on Fire Album Release w/ Louise Burns. Good Will Social Club, 625 Portage Ave. 9:30 - 11 pm. Tickets available at jazzwinnipeg.com. Female-fronted Winnipeg indie rock outfit Mise en Scene was founded by Stefanie Blondal Johnson (vocals and guitar) and Jodi Dunlop (drums), now joined by new friends Corey Hykawy (bass) and Dave Gagnon (guitar).

Mise en Scene’s breakout album, Desire’s Despair (Pipe & Hat, 2012), charted for 16 weeks on !earshot’s Top 50 national charts and received a 2014 SiriusXM Indies Award nomination. The band toured across Canada, SXSW, and the Primavera Sound Festival. Gearing up to release their sophomore full length, Still Life On Fire for Light Organ Records, the album is a burning hollar—a swelling rumble indicative of the talented forces behind the monitors. Johnson began writing the album during a residency at the renowned Banff Arts Centre in the winter of 2014. Launching from the opening bars of its expansive first track, the record builds through layers of hard-hitting percussion, powerful vocals and catchy riffs. Produced by Mike Nash (The Dears, Blue Rodeo, Ladies of the Canyon), the album is a full, sonic delight capturing a full portrayal of the band’s journey. With Still Life On Fire due out this year, the band’s energy is infectious, caged and ready.



Low Roar

Tour dates: www.lowroarmusic.com


Sigur rós 

North American tour. Find more ticket information http://sigur-ros.co.uk/tour/presale/

5/25: Columbia, MD

5/28: Toronto, ON

5/30: Montreal, QC

6/2: Detroit, MI 

6/3: Chicago, IL

6/4: Columbus, OH

6/5: St. Louis, MO

6/7: Dallas, TX

6/8: Austin, TX

6/12: Nashville, TN

6/13: Louisville, KY

6/15: Pittsburgh, PA

6/16: Philadelphia, PA

6/17: New York, NY


1 to 9 November

Akureyri and Reykjavík, Iceland: 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.

The 19th annual Iceland Airwaves festival will take place from November 1 to November 9, 2017. 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



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