Gimli, MB: Kaffitími, 3 pm, Lady of the Lake Theatre. Please contact JoAnne at 204-542-5645 or
Toronto, ON: Online: The Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto's Nordic Nights Movie Screening Program. Nordic Nights is the popular movie screening program run jointly by the ICCT and the Consulate of Finland. Movies are screened 6 times a year. Movies are free but donations are accepted. Screenings alternate between Finnish and Icelandic movies. All screenings are virtual until further notice. Check website: https://www.icct.info/
Spruce View, AB: Stephansson House open for the 2023 summer season. The site will be open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10:00am to 5:00pm as well as holiday Mondays until September 4th. For more information please see our website at stephanssonhouse.ca, contact us at
Toronto, ON: The ICCT book club gathers on the first Thursday of the month to share books and films that reflect Icelandic historical, social and cultural issues. The book club is a fun way to help us explore our deeper Icelandic-Canadian roots and understand and experience new Icelandic and Icelandic-Canadian stories. We have had the opportunity to read some of the seminal and important works of Icelandic modern literature but also to read and explore books and films that are just for fun. The books we read are all in the English language so no need to become completely fluent in Icelandic for this!
1 June (book): The Darkness: A Thriller by Ragnar Jonasson.
July (break, no club)
August (film discussion): Tales from the Gimli Hospita by Guy Maddin.
Saturday 3 June
Markland, NS: International Trail Days Hike. The Icelandic Memorial Society of Nova Scotia invites you to join us for our annual walk through Markland. Meet at 10 am at the Markland Cairn and enjoy lunch and refreshments at Lot 23 after the hike. Drives will be provided for those wishing to only walk a short distance. We will be holding our AGM at lot 23 following the hike.
Saturday 3 June
Winnipeg, MB: The Scandinavian Cultural Centre invites you to our newest fund-raising event, a Drum Circle lead by Carol Edwards of Diversity Drum Circles. 7 pm. Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St. Admission $25.00/person, payable at the door (you must reserve your spot, as space is limited to 40 participants). Instruments will be provided. Reservations are to be sent by email to
First Lady Eliza Reid - INLNA Reads
Wednesday 7 June: The Icelandic National League of North America INLNA Reads is pleased to have Eliza Reid, First Lady of Iceland, published author and co-founder of the Iceland Writers Retreat speak to us directly from Iceland, at noon ET. Eliza Reid will be in conversation with INLNA Board member and author Natalie Guttormsson, discussing her acclaimed book Secrets of the Sprakkar: Iceland’s Extraordinary Women and How They Are Changing the World, for which the paperback edition launched in March. If you haven’t pickedup a copy of this international best seller, now is the time. Join the webinar for a chance to hear and interact with the charismatic Eliza Reid. Register online at https://inlofna.org/inlna-reads
Saturday 17 June
Toronto, ON: The Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto, the Embassy of Iceland in Canada and Icelandair present the Taste of Iceland’s Independence Day. Picnic in High Park. Icelandic food, music, and games.
Performances by Lindy Vopnfjörd (Canada) and Salóme Katrín (Iceland). Icelandic hot dogs með öllu. Vínarterta by Arden Jackson. 1 - 4:30 pm. We are planning for 100 attendees and look forward to a magnificent gathering of ICCT Members and friends. High Park, 1873 Bloor Street West, M6R 2Z3. The site is close to the Parkside Drive and High Park Blvd entrance.
Entry will be free or by donation to The Snorri Program. Please help us by pre-registering for the event at: icct.info. More details about the event and schedule on website.
Burnaby, BC: Celebrate Iceland's Independence Day with the Icelandic Canadian Club of BC at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. 1 - 3:30 pm. Afternoon picnic time for all ages. Food, festivities, music, games, visiting, and more. In 1944, Iceland became a sovereign republic after over 70 years of hard work to restore the independence lost some 700 years before. Now that’s something to celebrate.
Burnsville, MN: Nordic Midsummer Festival at Buck Hill. 9 am - 9 pm. Details at nordicmidsummerfest.com
WInnipeg, MB: Jon Sigurdsson Day celebrations. Save the date.
Saturday and Sunday / 24 - 25 June
Burnaby, BC: Scandinavian Midsummer Festival at the Scandinavian Community Centre, 6540 Thomas St. Viking Village, cultural displays, shopping kiosks, dancing, bonfire, beer garden, music, midsummer pole, traditional Scandinavian foods, kids’ activities. The fun and crazy wife-carrying contest always draws a lot of attention along with continuous entertainment all weekend. More info: scandinavianmidsummerfestival.org Saturday: 10 am -10 pm. Cultural and commercial booths open until 6 pm. Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm.
Moorhead, MN: Nordic Culture Clubs Scandinavian Festival (formerly Hjemkomst) at Hjemkomst Centre. 202 1st Ave N. Iceland is the featured country. Details at nordiccultureclubs.com
Through 23 July
NewYork, NY: Opening April 15 at Scandinavia House, Arctic Highways brings together the artwork and handicrafts of 12 Indigenous artists from Sápmi, Canada and Alaska in an exhibition highlighting the thriving cultural and spiritual communities of the Arctic region. Gallery hours Tue through Sat, 12-6 pm. Scandinavia House, 58 Park Ave. NY 10016. scandinaviahouse.org
WINNIPEG JAZZ ORCHESTRA
Celebrating 25 years. See more winnipegjazzorchestra.com about events, ticket purchase including our online concert series.
Thursday 1 June: St. James Infirmary fundraiser. 7:30 pm. Vocalist Nadia Douglas. Neil Bardal Funeral Centre, 3030 Notre Dame Ave. A Wonderful Evening of New Orleans inspired jazz and other soul music. Joining the WJO will be special guests Tickets are limited. If unable to attend, the WJO will gratefully receive donations of any size.
16 - 18 June
Toronto, ON: Premiere of a new work by Fjóla for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra as part of their 2022/23 NextGen Composers program. For more information see https://www.tso.ca/orchestra/nextgen-composers Nextgen original compositions will be featured as part of the evening's main performances of Yuja Wang’s Rachmaninoff. For tickets go to the Toronto Symphany Orchestra (TSO) website link at Yuja Wang’s Rachmaninoff -Toronto Symphony Orchestra.