Lögberg-Heimskringla - 03.06.2005, Blaðsíða 14

Lögberg-Heimskringla - 03.06.2005, Blaðsíða 14
14 • Lögberg-Heimskringla • Friday 3 June 2005 Tfie Z^/^era-/¥^í^m^^ «[»sM 'mM Everything you need to know about events across North Ameríca — 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 íssue date. For more listings, visit our website at www.lh-inc.ca. :" Events Friday 10 June Markerville, AB: Farmers' Day Community Barbecue at the Creamery Museum. Co- sponsored by Viking Energy. An evening of food and fun starts at 5:30 p.m. Call (403) 728-3006 for information. Saturday 11 June Perth, ON: Ottawa's Friends of lceland club picnic, hosted by VolundurThorbjornsson and Daja Kjartansdottir, 256 Islandview Drive, 2 p.m. Directions: 417 west from Ottawa, then Highway # 7 to Carleton Place, keep on go- ing on 7 through Carleton Place for about 15 min. you will see a sign for Mississippi Lake, Westshore Driver. (Also Macullaghs Landing and Macreary's Beach) you turn left or South off 7 on Westshore Drive, and again left on Islandview Drive, and we are number 256. If it rains, the picnic will move in doors, there is lots of room. Please RSVP to Lou Howard by phone at (613) 523-5543 or by e-mail at lou. howard@sympatico.ca. Friday 17June Winnipeg, MB: The Jón Sigurdsson Chap- ter IODE and the lcelandic Canadian Frón Chapter of the INL invite you to join them at the Jón Sigurðsson statue on the Manitoba Legislative Building grounds at 7 p.m. for the 23rd Annual Wreath-Laying Ceremony, to celebrate the 61 st anniversary of lceland's independence. Please meet at the steps of the Legislative Building at 6:45 p.m. Follow- ing the wreath-laying ceremony there will be a musical performance in the theatre of the Winnipeg Art Gallery, 300 Memorial Boule- vard at 8 p.m. Everyone is welcome. June18-19 Markerville, AB: lcelandic Picnic at the Creamery Museum. Saturday afternoon's schedule starts with games at 1 p.m. in the picnic grounds. The program at 3 p.m. features the crowning of the fjallkona, selec- tions by the Saga Singers and the unveiling of a Woman of Aspenland panel honouring Helga Stephansson. A potluck supper will follow. Call (403) 728-3006 for information. June 25 - 26 Markerville, AB: Pioneer Days at the Markerville Creamery. Friday 1 July Markerville, AB: Canada Day at the Mu- seum. Festivals June 24 - 26 Fargo, ND-Moorhead, MN: 28th Annuál Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festivál. 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, or phone (218)299-5452. June 23 - 26 Spanish Fork, Utah: The lcelandic Asso- ciation of Utah celebrates 150 years of lce- landic settlement in Utah. Among the attrac- tions are a gala dinner with entertainment from lceland and lceland Days (exhibits, lamb dinner, entertainment). For more infor- mation, visit www.utahicelanders.com. Saturday 16 July Kinmount, ON: lce Fest — ICCT joins with Kinmount's Moonlight Mania summer festival to provide a fun-filled event, including a Vi- king play, Tom Bjarnason's art, a tour of the railway worked on by the original settlers, nar- rated by Don Gislason, lceland travel videos, pönnukökur demonstration, and much more. Info: Gudrun Girgis, gudrun@on.aibn.com. July 29 - 31 Mountain, ND: Annual August the Deuce lcelandic Celebration. More information TBA. July 29 - August 1 Gimli, MB: íslendingadagurinn, the lcelan- dic Festival of Manitoba. events include the "Gathering of the Vikings" on Friday, July 29 at the Gimli Park Pavilion; the "Path to Gimli" arrival is Saturday, July 30 with activities at the George Johnson schoolgrounds; also happening again this year is the Viking Vil- lage. For more information, visit www.ice- landicfestival.com/index.htm. Literature Sundays 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. Thursday 26 May Winnipeg, MB: Lestrarfélag Winnipeg pres- ents Sigfusson's Roads by Svein Sigfusson. Icelandic Collection Seminar Room, Eliza- beth Dafoe Library, University of Manitoba, 6:30 p.m. Movies July26-30 Gimli, MB: Gimli Film Festival. Venues in- clude the outdoor screen on Gimli Beach, the Gimli Theatre and The Lady of the Lake Theatre in the Waterfront Centre. For film listings and schedules, visit www.gimlifilm- festival.com/. Museums/Exhibits Until September Gimli, MB: The New lceland Heritage Mu- seum hosts a feature exhibit, "lcelandic Fish- eries: the Past 100 Years," an exhibit from lceland presented by the lcelandic Ministry of Fisheries and Oceans and the lcelandic Consulate in Winnipeg. Music Sunday 12 June Toronto, ON: Northern Voices Choir Festival features the Hamrahlíð Choirfrom Reykjavík at 3 p.m. at St. Peter's Basilica, 83 Power St. $13 students $20 adults. The Hamrahlið Choir is also featured at the closing Gala Concert that evening at 8 p.m. at Metropoli- tan United Church, 56 Queen St. E. Tickets for both: St. Lawrence Centre Box Office (416) 366-7723 or 1-800-708-6754. Tuesday 14 June Hamilton, ON: Hamrahlíð Choir performs at 8 p.m. at Downtown Cultural Centre, 23 Re- becca St.Tickets: $10. Contact Holly Garrett, hgarrett@cogeco.ca, (905) 648-5263. Bill Bourne tour dates: May 23 - Edmonton, AB: Alberta Centen- nial Kick-off Party, Commonwealth Stadium. June 19 - July 4: European Tour w/Tri-Con- tinental. July 15-17: Vancouver, BC at Vancouver Folk Music Festival, with Eivor Páls- dóttir (tentative). July 22 - 24: Dawson City, Yukon at The Dawson City Music Festival, with Erar Pálsdóttir Cold Front tour dates: Here is the schedule for members of Cold I Front during the Winnipeg Jazz Festival.The first schedule is primarily for Steve Kirby. June 20: The U of M jazz Faculty band host the Cool Monday Night Hang at the Os- borne Freehouse, 8 p.m. June 21: at Gilroy's with The Janis Finley Group, 9 p.m. June 22: at the Liberty Grill with the Anna- Lisa Kirby Quartet, 9 p.m. June 23: at the Bull and Bear -The Steve Kir- byQuintet featuring BjornThoroddsen and Andy Farber, 9:30 p.m. June 24: on the MTS Stage — Steve hosts "Schools out in the square," a family- oriented excursion with jazz through the 20th century, from noon to 1 p.m. June 24: at the Manitoba Theatre Exchange —The Steve Kirby Quintet opening for Dianne Reeves, 8 p.m. June 24: at the Bull and Bear with James Carter, 9:30 p.m. June 25: at the Manitoba Theatre Exchange with James Carter opening for Dave Holland, 8 p.m. June 25: at the Bull and Bear with James Carter, 9:30 p.m. Here is the schedule where Björn Thoroddsen will be performing: June 21: at PrairieTheatre Exchange—Björn will be guesting at the High School Honour Jazz Band concert, 8 p.m. June 25: Björn will be featured at Gilroy's with Greg Lowe and Tim Cummings, 9:30 p.m. The entire Cold Front trio will perform togeth- er on June 20, Monday at 8 p.m., at Osborne Freehouse. Nathan tour dates: July 7: Winnipeg, MB — Mainstage perfor- mance, Winnipeg Folk Festival. July 8 - 9: Winnipeg, MB — Winnipeg Folk Festival. August 5 - 6: Manchester, Ml — Riverfolk Mu- sic and Arts Festival. September 2: Yosemite, CA — Strawberry Music Festival. October 15: Portage la Prairie, MB—William Glesby Centre. Stringfever tour dates: June 17,18: North Vancouver, BC — at the home of Dana Irving and Dean Stark, 613 East 5th Ave, at 8 p.m.Tickets $12 in advance or $15 at the door. For ticket info phone Dana (604) 988-3406 or Doug/Lynn (604) 251-2973. June 24: Vancouver, BC — Stringfever kicks off the Vancouver International Jazz Festival Granville Island Market Stage, 12-2p.m. Saturday 11 June Winnipeg, MB: The lcelandic Canadian Frón presents Winnipeg's 3rd Annual Kven- nahlaup. Fron invites women of lcelandic de- scent and their girlfriends to gather and walk for exercise and companionship June 11, 2005. Registration cost is $25, and includes a T-shirt f rom lceland, medal presented at the finish line and refreshment and snacks. This is not a fundraiser for the lcelandic Canadian Frón; any proceeds left will be donated to CancerCare. Participants will meet again in Assiniboine Park, by the duck pond.The walk is around 3 km. Registration and T-shirt pick up 9 a.m. and walk at 10 a.m. Please con- tact Gunnvor at (204) 284-1535 or gunnvor. .daniels @ utn.stjr.is, or Serena at (204) 479- 1030 or sgoebel70@yahoo.ca for registra- tion, yourT-shirt size and more information. PHOTO COURTESY OF LINDA BJARNASON From left: Iris Torfason, Karen Gummo, Thordis Gutnick. PHOTO: RON GOODMAN LEIC Honorary Member Peggy Auchstaetter with great- granddaughters Candace (left) and Chelsea Carter. LEIC welcomes summer and celebrates Alberta's Centennial Linda Bjarnason Calgary, AB The Leif Eiriksson Icelan- dic Club (LEIC) of Calgary celebrated Sumardagurinn fyrsti on April 22, 2005 at the Calgary Scandinavian Centre. Along with this annual celebra- tion of winter's end and spring's beginning was our own celebra- tion of Alberta's Centennial. Margaret Grisdale, Events Coordinator, organized a won- derful evening for all those who attended. Several club volunteers assisted Margaret with this event. Dan Grisdale was a very entertaining master of ceremonies, Iris Torfason re- cited Grace in both English and Icelandic, LEIC Past-President Carol Blyth did a reading of 28* Annual Scandinavian Hjemkomst Festival ]une 24-26 Fargo NDAMoorhead MN Find your trekker gear and discover all things Nordic: • Visit with historic Viking explorer "leifur Eirfksson" portrayed by Rolí Stang and present-day Arctlc Explorer Wtil Steger! • Enjoy Ictlandic Expo 2005 öt Nordic entertainment by JOO performm from Canada, lceiand, Norway, Sweden, USA, 61 MORE! interesting trivia from newspa- pers published in Alberta dur- ing 1905, and Margaret Geppert explained how Sumardagurinn fyrsti is celebrated in Iceland. Presentations were made by LEIC President Ron Good- man to Sylvia Carleton, retired Office Manager for the Scandi- navian Centre, then Lorne and Brad Bjarnason for winning the Icelandic Trivia Contest. A delicious roast beef din- ner was enjoyed by approxi- mately 120 adults and children. Supper was followed by a tom- bola and a talent show. LEIC members sang, danced and played guitar. There were also interesting displays of art and replica Viking armour set up for guests to visit throughout the evening. For More Info: 2I8-299-S4S2 FMSHF("1ci.moorlieacl.iuii.us ScaiidlnaviaiiHieiiikomstFEsriv3l.org ý^á^^. NDTourism.com 800-435-5*« Visit us on the web at http://www.lh-inc.ca

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