Lögberg-Heimskringla - 04.02.2000, Blaðsíða 5

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 04.02.2000, Blaðsíða 5
Icelandic-Canadian Millennium Community Calendar Placc Timc Date(s) Event Admission Venue Site Contact(s) ....................................................................................ALBERTA..................................................................... Calgary Jan 23 Annual General Meeting and Slide Show Dr. Thorsteinson, recipient of The Ordcr of Canada (1989), will give a slide show on the Canadian Arctic bascd on his experiences during 39 seasons of preparing detailed geological maps of >20,000 sq tntles of territory for the Geologica! Survey of Canada. Gwen Mann (403 242 9714) Markervillc 7:30 pm Feb 11 Annual Meeting of the Stephan G. Stephansson lcelandic Society Dessert served and presentation for volunteers by guest speaker, Laveme Erickson of the Rosebud Theatre Creamery Parlor Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Edmonton 6:00 pm Cocktails 7:00 dinner Fcb 26 Þorrablót/Thorrablot An lcelandic mid-winter festival. dinner and dancc with Icelandic cuisine, such as rullu pylsa and hangikjot. $25 Thc Dutch Canadian Club Walter Sopher (780 481 3502) Markerville 1:30 pm; 8:00 pm showings Mar 25 Andy Fergusen's Birthday Party Play $7 Adults; $5 Seniors & Childrei Sensala Hall a Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Edmonton Mar 31 Apr 8 Local Hcroes Film Fcslival Contemporary Icelandic films will be shown - titles and dates TBA. Therc ts also a possibility of a director of one of these films attending to givc a special presentation. Bill Evans Robert Berman Edmonton 2:00 pm Apr 16 First Day of Summer Celebrations & Opening of Millcnnium Events Dutch Canadian Club Edmonton 7:00 - 9:30 pm Apr 22 Icelandic Canadian Entertainment & Cultural Evening Presentation by Arborg bird carver, Einar Vigfusson. Paintings by Svala Dunn & other artists. May also include: Gimli Museum spcaker & slide show &musical cntertainment. TBA Dutch Canadian Club Connie Clark (780 963 9869) Walter Sopher (780 481 3502) Edmonton 11:00 am - 1:00 pm Apr 24 Honour Famous People of Icelandic Heritage Reception and luncheon with keynote speaker (TBA), presentation commemorating 1000 years for Iceland in Canada. TBA TBA Scott Thorkelson Edmonton Evening Apr 26 The Saga of Gudridur & Reception A onc woman play depicting the saga of Gudridur Thorbjamardottir and the story of the first setllement of North America by people from lceland and Grecnland five centurics bcfore Columbus. A reception lollows the performance. TBA Stanley Miiner Theatre. Library - Downtown Solli Sigurdson (780 537-2923); Richard D-Alquen Calgary Apr 27 Thc Saga of Gudridur / Sumardagurinn Fyrsti Dinner Theatre This will be a dinner theatre production. TBA The Danish Canadian Club Margaret Grisdalc (403 251 7018) Edmonton Apr 28 Icelandic Film Night Features Thorfinnur Omarsson, Director of the Iceiandic Film Fund as guest speaker. TBÁ TBA Robert Berman; Bill Evans Markcrviile Apr 30 Fund Raising Auction for the Markerville Creamcry The fifth annual fund raising event to raise money for the year's operations, school programs & needed equipment. The Markerville Creamery Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Calgary Jun 12 Jun 13 The World's Smallest Giant Children's puppet theatre presentation by the Story Apron Puppet Theatre Calgary Public Lihrary Margaret Grisdale (403 251 7018) Edmonton Jun 15 Jun 16 The World's Smallest Giant Spruce Grove and LeDuc Bob Rennie (780 457 5880) Markerville 1:00 pm begins Jun 17 Icelandic National Day: Picnic in Markerville Games for all, program and ehildrcn's puppet theam:, crowning of the fjallkona, potluck dinncr to follow. Picnic Grounds Sensala Hall Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Markervilic 3:00 pm Jun 17 The World's Smallest Giant Sensala Hall Bcmicc or Fay (403 728 3225) Markerville 8:30 am Jun 18 Pancake Breakfast The traditional pancake breakfast continues the celebration of lcelandic National Day Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Markcrville Thur., Fri. 1-8 pm Sat. & Sun. lOam - 5pm Jun 22 Jun 25 Pioneer Days Enjoy tractor pulls, threshing demonstrations and displays, including the antique salt & pepper shaker display at the Creamery Picnic Grounds Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Edmonton Jun 23 Snælandskórinn (Snowlands Choir) & Fiðrildin (The Buttcrdics) Mixed voice choir (50-60 membcrs) from Eastem lcciand performs a program comprised mostly of Icelandic songs by Ingi T. Lámsson. Thc dance group, consisting of 12-14 persons. will perfonn - in costume - traditional Icelandic/Scandinavian dances. TBA Walter Sophcr (780 481 3502) Solli Sigurdson (780 437 2923) Calgary Evening Jun 25 Snælandskórinn (Snowlands Choir) & Fiðrildin (The Butterflies) Knox Unitcd Church Margaret Grisdale (403 251 7018) Margarct Geppart Markerville 1:00 - 5:00pm Aug 13 Cream Day at the Markerville Creamcry The Markerville Creamery is a unique facility which offers visitors an opportunity to view traditional practices in dairy production. Butter and icecream making/tasting are the main events. The Millennium Mural: "Harvesting of lce" will be dedicated. Admission by donation Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Markerville 8:00 - 1Ö:0Ö am Sep 4 Volunteer's Breakfast A breakfast is held to show appreciation for the ntany volunteers for the Creamery & Stephan G. Stephansson Society. i Creamery Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Edmonton 6:00 pm cocktails; supper 7:00 pm Scp 15 Vetumætur/ Fall Supper & Dance Meet new members, turkey dinner, spcaker TBA. Dutch Canadian Club Walter Sopher (780 481 3502) Calgary Sep 23 Sep 24 Icelandic Canadian Festival of the Arts An all day coffee house will feature Icelandic-Canadian artists & writers. I Scandinavian Centre Margaret Grisdale (403 251 7018) Edmonton 2:00 pm Oct 29 Edntonton lcelandic Society's Annual General Mecting Dutch Canadian Clul ) Markervilie Nov 2 Nov 5 Christmas in Markerville Show and sale, arts and crafts, entertainment, and coffee servea. Four sites throughout town Bemice or Fay (403 728 3225) Calgary Nov 20 Nov 24 Calgary Film Festival Six ncw Icelandic films are being offered to film festivals in Canada. j Margaret Grisdale (403 251 7018) Calgary Nov 25 Icelandic Christmas Party The party features a eatered dinner, Icelandic appetiscrs, dessert, a visit by Santa, and dancing. Adult mcmb. $22 non- memb $27; Children $10/12; >3 yrs $2 Scandinavian Centre Margaret Grisdale (403 251 7018) Edmonton 2:00 pm Nov 26 Christmas party Walter Sophcr (780 481 3502) New Wcstminstcr Jan 10 Fcb 28 Weekly lcelandic Language Classes Iceland House Victoria 7:00 pm Jan 28 Geneology Night l-arry Pcdersen, rcgistered geneologisi, will give a 30 min. introduction on methods and resourccs for tracing your family trce, e.g. use of the Mormon Family History Centre. The night is open to everyone, although Iceland will be the focus. Silver donation Confederation Centrc Ruth Cartwright (250 642 2243) Fred Bjamason (250 387 2089) Bumaby 6:30 pm - 1:00 am Feb 26 1 Þorrablót/Thorrablot (ICCBC) An Icelandic mid-winter festival, dinncr and dancc, fcaturing special guest TBA Confederation Norma Guttormsson soprano, Carole Davis. Live Band: "Opus" Centre (604 521 3558) Victoria 11:30 am Mar 2 Bcck Lecturc Series: "Finding the Book of your life: Laxness's Independent Free Clearihue Bldg., Patricia Baer People and Me." The Beck Foundation 0rgani7.es an ongoing series of lectures & Icclundic cultural events open lo Ihe public. This year. Dr. Brad Lcithauser of Mt. Holyoke Collegc, Massuchusctts, will give a series of lcctures on Halldor Laxness. Rm 008 (250 853 7656) Vicloria 8:00 pm Mar 2 Beck Leeture Series: "A Giant from a Small Country: Iccland's Halldor Free Clcarihuc Bldg. Trish Baer Laxness'' Rm C305, U of Vic (250 853 7656) Victoria 12:30 pm Mar 3 Beck Lccture Serics: "Growing a Novel in lcclandic Soil” Free Clcarihu Bldg. Patricia Baer Rm. A2II (250 853 7656) For more information, vlsit our website: www.iceland2000.org



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