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						14 • Lögberg-Heimskringla • Friday 8 April 2005
Icelander Fischer on 60 Minutes?
^Famil^ (Jnnouncomcnfs
The producers of the US
television program "60 Min-
utes" have contacted the sup-
porters of Bobby Fischer in
Iceland to prepare a segment
on Fischer, who was recently
granted Icelandic citizenship
and arrived in Iceland March
24 after having been in jail in
Japan for about eight months.
The program will be filmed this
spring if it goes ahead.
Robert James "Bobby"
Fischer is the only American
to win the FIDE world chess
championship. He did that in
Reykjavík, Iceland, in 1972,
when he defeated Boris Spassky
of the then Soviet Union. About
20 years later they met again in
Yugoslavia. Fischer won, but
the contest violated U.N. eco-
nomic sanctions imposed to
curb violence in Bosnia.
The grandmaster was ar-
rested in Japan in July last year
with an invalidated passport.
After Fisher's arrival in Iceland
the Chief of Police received a
"red notice" from Interpol in
Washington, D.C. that said the
US was considering extraditing
Fischer back to the US where
he is wanted for violating UN
The outspoken Fischer has
caused a great deal of contro-
versy since he arrived in Ice-
land and much has been written
about him and Iceland's deci-
sion to grant him a citizenship
in the US press.
Sources: IcelandReview.
com and Morgunblaðið.

Everything you need to know about events across North America — come out and have fun!
Send information to appear in the Calendar of Events to david@lh-inc.ca. or fax to (204) 284-7099. Events must be typed out as they are
to appear; please include date, place, time and other particulars. Print deadline is the Tuesday the week prior to the issue date. For more
listings, visit our website at www.lh-inc.ca.
Until April 22
Winnipeg, MB: "Ágætis byrjun — a fine
beginning," joint exhibition featuring work by
fontana swing and craig koshyk, The Dr. Paul
H. T. Thorlakson Gallery, The lcelandic Gol-
lection, Elizabeth Dafoe Library, University of
Thursday 21 April
Selkirk, MB: The Selkirk Brúin Club holds its
annual Sumarsagurinn fyrsti Concert at the
Legion Hall, 403 Eveline Streel. Doors open
at 7 pm, and the program will start at 7:30pm.
The raffle prizes are 3 x $100, tickets are $2
each. The club will be offering entertainment,
a raffle, silent auction and the most important
' thing, teffisop/(cofíee)!
Saturday 23 April
Winnipeg, MB: First Lutheran Church Wom-
en invite you to attend their annual Spring Tea
• from 1 to 3 p.m. at 580 Victor Street. Sales of
home baking, meat pies, handicrafts, books,
plus white elephant and touch and take tables
and a silent acution. Handicap access.
April 28-May 1,2005
I Wynyard, SK and area: The 86th lcelandic
National League Convention, "Come Home
to Vatnabyggð." Take part in seminars, walk-
ing tours, þorrablót, and much more. Regis-
tration is required in advance, deadline is
April 1 — $90 CAD. Late registration is $125
CAD. For more information, contact Dave
I or Audrey Shepherd at (306) 554-4131 or
ol.shepherd@sasktel.net, or Joan Eyolfson
Cadham at (306) 272-4994 or jcadh @ sasktel.
I net.
Saturday 16 July
Kinmount, ON: lce Fest — ICCT joins with
Kinmount's Moonlight Mania summer festival
to provide a fun-filled event, including a Viking
play, Tom Bjamason's art, a tour of the railway
worked on by the original settlers, narrated
by Don Gislason, lceland travel videos, pön-
nukökur demonstration, and much more. Info:
Gudrun Girgis, gudrun@on.aibn.com.
Icelandic Classes
For information about lcelandic language
classes available near you, visit www.inlofna.
Sunday 17 April
Toronto, ON: "What are the Sagas All
About?" (a presentation by Haraldur Bessas-
son). He will talk about the development of
saga writing in the 12th and 13th Centuries.
2:30 p.m. Scandinavian-Canadian Club, 91
StormontAve. (Bathurst/Lawrence) $5mem-
bers, $6 non-members      ,
Toronto, ON: The ICCT Library will be open
in its new home at the Scandinavian Cana-
dian Club, 91 Stormont Ave. on Sunday af-
ternoons, 2:30 to 4:30: April 17,.May 15 and
more to come.
June 24 ¦ 26
Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN:   28th Annual
: Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival. Spotlight
\ country this year: lceland. Highlights include
| a Nordic Film Festival, storytelling with "Lei-
fur Eiriksson," Taste of Scandinavia, and
much more. For more information, visit www.
ScandinavianHjemkomstFestival.org, e-mail
FMSHF@ci.moorhead.mn.us, orphone (218)
June 23 - 26
Spanish Fork, Utah: The lcelandicAssocia-
tion of Utah celebrates 150 years of lcelandic
settlement in Utah. Amopng the attractions
are a gala dinner with entertainment from lce-
land and lceland Days (exhibits, lamb dinner,
entertainment). For more information, visit
Saturday 9 April 2005
Winnipeg, MB: The Jón Sigurdson Chapter
of the IODE will hold its monthly meeting at 12
noonat Betelstadur, 1061 SargentAvenue.
Thursday 28 April
Toronto, ON: Movie Cold Light (Kaldaljos)
Directed by Hilmar Oddson, starring Ingvar E.
Sigurdsson, it premiered in lceland last year,
to great reviews and good attendance, receiv-
ing 5 "Edda" Awards. 6:30 and 8:30 National
Film Board, 150 John St. $6 students/seniors/
NFB Members; $8 others.
Thursday 26 May
Toronto, ON: Movie Noi Albinoi, Directed
by Dagmar A young man growing up in an
isolated lcelandic community doesn't quite fit
in. Another award-winning film, with English
subtitles. National Film Board, 150 Jchn St.
6:30 and 8:30 p.m. $6 students/seniors/NFB
members; $8 others.
Biil Bourne tour dates:
June 19 - July 4: European Tour w/Tri-Conti-
July 15 -17: Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Folk
Music Festival, with Eivor Pálsdóttir
July 22 - 24: Dawson City, Yukon at The ;
Dawson City Music Festival, with Eivcr
July 31 - August 1: Canmore, AB at Canmore
Folk Festival, with Eivar Pálsdóttir.
August4-7: Edmonton.ABatEdmontonFolk
Music Festival, with Eivor Pálsdóttir.
August 18 - September 5: European Tour with ;
September 17: Edmonton, AB at Northern
Lights Folk Club (tentative).
November 12: Twisp, Washington. Tickets & :
info (509) 923-2391.
Weakerthans tour dates
(with the Constantines):
April 9: Toronto, ON at Lee's Palace, after-\
April 9: Toronto, ON at Lee's Palace
April 15: Winnipeg, MB at Le Rendezvous
April 16: Winnipeg, MB at Le Rendezvous
April 19: Regina, SK at University of Regina   \
April 20: Saskatoon, SK at University of Sas-
April 21: Edmonton, AB at University of Al-
berta (UofA)
April 22: Edmonton, AB at U of A
April 23: Calgary, AB at Wykham House at
April 24: Calgary, AB at Wykham House at;
April 26: Kelowna, BC at The Warehouse
April 28: Victoria, BC at Sugar
April 29: Vancouver, BC at Richards On Rich-
April 30: Vancouver, BC at Richards On Rich- \
Saturday 30 April
Foam Lake, SK: Vatnabyggð lcelandic Club;
holds its annual þorrablót in connection with ¦,
the lcelandic National League Convention.
Foam Lake Community Hall. For more infor-
mation, contact Dave or Audrey Shepherd at ;
(306) 554-4131 or ol.shepherd@sasktel.net,
or Joan Eyolfson Cadham at (306) 272-4994 \
Sigridur (Sigga) Benediktson
On March 18,2005, at the Johnson
Memorial Hospital, Sigga Benediktson-
peacefully passed away at the age of 92
with her loving family at her side.
Sigga was predeceased by her
husband Arnthor in 1972; son Johann
in 1994; daughter-in-law Gloria in 2000;
son-in-law Tony in 2004; parents Maria
and Sigurdur Éinarson; siblings Vilhjal-
mur, Einar, Haraldur, Thoroddur, Stanley,
Palmi, Ingvar, Kristjan, Karl, Bergthora
(Tait), Gudrun (Ingimundson), Gudbjorg
(Holm), Olivia (Stefanson), and Adalhei-
dur (Bonser). Sigga was the last surviv-
ing member of the 15 children of the Ein-
arson family of Thorsmork.
Raised and educated in Minerva,
she married Arthur on September 2,
1931. Sigga and Arthur lived on the
farm in Minerva and raised their children
there. The family who lovingly remem-
ber Sigga are: Sheila and her children
Shaunda (Gary), Michael, Kim (John);
Connie (Ralph) and their children Valerie
(Rob), Jo-Ann (Adrian), Marilyn (Jeff),
Laurel (Melvin); Moyra and her chil-
dren Bruce, Susan (Ken), Jeff, Connie
(Bert); Johann's children Jennifer, Sara
and Erik. Sigga is also survived by 23
great-grandchildren and two great-great-
grandchildren, as well as brothers-in-law
Stefan Stefanson and Sidney Bonser.
Sigga lived her life in service to
others. Family was her first priority, and
cooking was her labour of love. She
shared this talent with the fisherman up
north, at the Department of National De-
fence, and later at the Johnson Memorial
She was a life member of both the
Minerva Ladies Aid and the lcelandic Na-
tional League, as well as a member of
New Horizons and the New Democratic
Party. Sigga truly loved to be with people,
either hosting coffee and dinner parties,
attending other functions, or simply plan-
ning where to go. She was often heard to
ask, "What's next?"
The family would like to express
their heartfelt thanks to Dr. J. Montoedi
and the staff at Gimli Betel and the John-
son Memorial Hospital. A celebration of
Sigga's life was held on Thursday, March
24 at the Gimli Lutheran Church.
Flowers are gratefully declined. For
those who wish, donations in Sigga's
memory may be made to the Gimli Betel
Neil Bardallnc, in care ofarrange-
Fanney Victoria Stefansson
On Wednesday, March 16,2005 at
the Health Science Centre, Fanney Ste-
fansson died at the age of 92 years.
Fanney had been employed with
the T. Eaton Company in her early years.
She was involved with the Ladies Aid at
the Unitarian Church and the C.N.I.B.
She will be fondly remembered for creat-
ing the most beautiful lcelandic sweaters
and the most delicious lcelandic delica-
She leaves to clierish her memory
her daughter Thora (Roger) Eyvindson
of Ottawa, grandchildren Katrina (Des-
mond) Moser of Sait Lake City, Stephen
(Ailsa) Eyvindson of Deep River, On-
tario, and Sara Eyvindson (Bill Keays) of
Switzerland and six great-grandchildren.
Fanney was predeceased by her hus-
bandlngiin 1943.
A memorial service was held Sun-
day, March 20 at Neil Bardal Inc, 984
Portage Avenue.
Special thanks to the staff of Miseri-
cordia Place and the Health Sciences
Centre for the exceptional care Fanney
Donations may be made to the Be-
tel Home Foundation, 96, 1st Avenue,
Gimli, R0C1B0.
Neil Bardal Inc, in care ofarrange-
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