Lögberg-Heimskringla - 03.06.2005, Blaðsíða 3

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 03.06.2005, Blaðsíða 3
Lögberg-Heimskringla * Föstudagur 3. júní 2005» 3 Hamrahlíð Choir at Northern Voices Festival Hamrahlíðarkórinn, the Hamrahlíð Choir, will perform at the Northern Voices Cho- ral Festival in Toronto during their upcoming tour to Ontario, Manitoba and North Dakota. The Hamrahlíð Choir was founded in 1967 by Þorgerður Ingólfsdóttir who has been the conductor ever since. The choir is made up öf students at Reykjavík's Hamrahlíð College between the ages of 16 and 20. They will give a few concerts in North America from June 10 to June 19. Their concert at the North- ern Voices Choral Festival will start at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 12 and the choir will also take part in the final concert of the festi- val in the evening. The choir will perform at a school in Toronto on June 10, in Kitchener, ON on June 13 and in Hamilton, ON June 14. On June 17 the choir will give a morning concert in Gimli, MB and then perform at the Winni- peg Art Gallery 20 in the eve- ning. The following day they will perform twice in Gimli and finish their program in Moun- tain, ND on June 19. PHOTO COURTESY OF KAREN LORENOWICZ 23rd Stephansson Award presented in Edmonton June Parker Edmonton, AB Walter Hildebrandt of Calgary won the Stephan G. Stephansson Award for Po- etry at the 2005 Alberta Book Awards. Stephan V Benedikt- son, Stephan G. Stephansson's grandson, presented him the award for Where the Land Gets Broken, It was one of 15 literary awards presented at a gala banquet at the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald celebrating Alber- ta's publishing industry and writing community. The Stephan G. Stephans- son Award for Poetry has been presented yearly since 1983. Among the winners is Krist- jana Gunnars, who won for Ejdles Among You ín 1997. Stephan V. Benediktson gave a presentation about his grandfather at the Annual Lit- erary Awards. The other 14 awards pre- sented were for illustration, cover design, short fiction, novel, trade fiction, non-fic- tion, trade non-fiction, chil- dren's, children's literature, educational, drama, scholarly work and publishing. Stephan V. Benediktson is also a published author, hav- ing written about his work in Stefan's Story: A Half'Century in the International Oil Busi- ness (2002). The profits of this book and the one he commis- sioned Joanne White to write about his mother, Stephan's Daughter: The Story of Rosa irds • Grant MacEwjA jyterary Awards —h V 1 ['l Tf ™ * \ ; 11 j \ \ PHOTO:ALCHAPMAN Stephan V. Benediktson speaks at the award ceremony. Siglaug Benedictson go to the Stephan G Stephansson Ice- landic Society. Stephan V. Benediktson is also helping to cover the expense of the reprinting of selected translations of his grandfather's poetry from Andvökur. This, along with a gener- ous donation to the restoration of the Fensala Hall in Marker- ville, evidences his likeness to his grandfather in wanderlust. Although Stephan V. Bene- diktson has lived in 16 coun- tries, and at present in Mexico, he still has fond ties with the place where he started his life's journey. A chance to send your mail by horse express The "Path to Gimli" is of- fering people an opportunity to send mail by horse as in the old days. Iceland Post has cre- ated a specially franked stamp for this event only. The Path to Gimli is a pilgrimage by horseback be- ginning in Eyrarbakki, on the south coast of Iceland, on June 17 (Iceland's National Day) and ending at íslendinga- dagurinn, the Icelandic Fes- tival of Manitoba in Gimli, Manitoba, on July 30. A "post horse" will carry the mail. "This happens to be one of those 'once in a lifetime' opportunities, where anyone can ask a friend or a relative from Iceland to send thema letter to be delivered by the Path to Gimli post horse," says Guðrún Girgis. She is the chair of the planning committee of Ice Fest in Kinmount, Ontario, where the Canadian leg of the journey will begin on July 16, at Ice Fest. "These letters, with this particular stamp, are bound to become a valuable collector's item and much sought-after memorabilia by generations to come," Guðrún adds. The horses have already been shipped from Iceland and are being acclimatized in prep- aration for their trek to Gimli. To receive a letter via the Path to Gimli "post horse," one has to ask somebody in Iceland to purchase a stamp and address the letter to the receiver: Reveiver's name c/o The Path to Gimli 820 Eyrarbakki On the top left corner write the name and address of the receiver. The deadline is June 13. Visit us on the web at http://www.lh-inc.ca

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