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Lögberg-Heimskringla, Inc. Open House & AGM Thursday 30 November

Lögberg-Heimskringla, Inc.

Open House and Annual General Meeting

Thursday 30 November

To be held at Lögberg-Heimskringla office, 835 Marion St. Winnipeg, MB

Open House 1- 6 pm. AGM 6 pm.

All subscribers are members of L-H and eligible to vote on all matters, including election of Board Members.

Door prize, refreshments, fundraising effort.

RSVP This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or call 204-284-5686

MUSIC - EXHIBITS - FILM

MUSIC

 

Mise en Scene

 

 

Wednesday 18 October

Calgary, ABMise en Scene, Lanikai, Speed Strips. Nite Owl. 9 pm.

 

Thursday 19 October

Vancouver, BC: Louise Burns with Mise en Scene. Fox Caberet. 8 pm.

 

Friday 20 October

Victoria, BC: Louise Burns with Mise en Scene. Lucky Bar. 8 pm.

 

Saturday 21 October

Kelowna, BC: The Habitat

 

Tuesday 24 October

Regina, SK: The Exchange

 

More dates to be announced

 

http://miseensceneband.com 

https://www.facebook.com/pg/miseensceneband/events/

 

 

 

John K. Samson

 

 

Photo: Leif Norman / www.leifnorman.net

  

Solo openings with Craig Finn and the Uptown Controllers

18 Oct: St. Paul, MN

20 Oct: Minneapolis, MN

22 Oct: Millwaukee, WI

23 Oct: Chicago, IL

24 Oct: Detroit, MI

25 Oct: Toronto, ON

27 Oct: Buffalo, NY

28 Oct: Philadelphia, PA

29 Oct: Washington, DC

30 Oct: Boston, MA

31 Oct: New York, NY 

http://johnksamson.com/shows for details

 

 

 

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra

Photo: E. Zacharias Photography

The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra 2017 -2018 season

Sunday 22 October

Winnipeg, MB: The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra features the leader of the Count Basie Big Band, Scotty Barnhart in Back To Basie at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery $39 adults, $19 students. Ticket line: 204-632-5299, or buy online at www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com, limited wheelchair seating available.

 

Sunday 19 November

Winnipeg, MB: The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra features compositions from leading jazz composers across Canada in Suite 150: A Big Band Portrait at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery $39 adults, $19 students. Ticket line: 204-632-5299, or buy online at www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com, limited wheelchair seating available.

 

Sunday 17 December

Winnipeg, MB: Get your tickets early, as the Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra features only one performance of swinging, festive jazz with a little extra, at A WJO Christmas Party at 2:30 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery $39 adults, $19 students. Ticket line: 204-632-5299, or buy online at www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com, limited wheelchair seating available.

 

Sunday 11 February

Winnipeg, MB: The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra features big band music from film with City of Stars at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery $39 adults, $19 students. Ticket line: 204-632-5299, or buy online at www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com, limited wheelchair seating available.

 

Sunday 25 March

Winnipeg, MB: The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra features songs of Oscar Peterson, including the Canadiana Suite in Night Train at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery $39 adults, $19 students. Ticket line: 204-632-5299, or buy online at www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com, limited wheelchair seating available. 

 

Sunday 6 May

Winnipeg, MB: The Winnipeg Jazz Orchestra features pianist / composer Mike Janzen in Broadway and Beyond! at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm at the Winnipeg Art Gallery $39 adults, $19 students. Ticket line: 204-632-5299, or buy online at www.winnipegjazzorchestra.com, limited wheelchair seating available.

 

 

Photo: Andrij Yamchuk

 

 

1 to 5 November

Reykjavík, Iceland: Iceland Airwaves has come a long way since its inception in an airplane hangar at Reykjavík Airport. Regarded as the biggest celebration of music in Iceland,  boasting an unrivaled line-up of established and up-and-coming artists. From concerts in tiny record stores and art museums to cool bars and beautiful churches, Airwaves-goers can expect to soak up the festival atmosphere in some of the city’s most unique venues. Indulge in yummy Icelandic cuisine, sample the local beer, make new friends, relax in the hot pools, marvel at the aurora borealis.  

 

EXHIBITS

Until 30 December

Gimli, MB: New Iceland Heritage Museum is hosting a new exhibit called Our Canada. (Opening held 15 Sep) The Interlake Wave Artists of Manitoba celebrate 150. This beautiful exhibit will be with us until the end of December. Along with the exhibit, there will be a host of free special events, workshops and programming. Grab a “rack card” while you are at the opening reception and check out the dates and events upcoming.108 94-1st Avenue, Gimli, MB R0C 1B1. 204-642-4001. www.nihm.ca

 

4 November to 2 April

Toronto, ON: Mark your calendars, the Vikings are coming to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Vikings: The Exhibition

Bloodthirsty plunderers. Pillaging warriors. Seafaring traders. What do we really know about Vikings?

Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture, in Vikings: The Exhibition presented by Raymond James Ltd. opening November 4, 2017. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, Vikings is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisans, and craftspeople. Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, interactives, and immersive experiences. 

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/vikings-the-exhibition

Events October to May

Nordic Knitters

2nd and 4th thursday each month

Winnipeg, MB: Scandinavian Centre, 764 Erin St. 7 - 9 p.m. $5 fee for drop ins. 

 

SCANDINAVIAN CULTURAL CENTRE 

TGIF SPEAKERS SERIES 

Winnipeg, MB: The next TGIF speaker series will be held on October 27 with Dwight MacAulay. Cocktails 5:30, dinner 6 pm. Speaker about 7:15 pm. Buffet style dinner featuring hot and cold vegetables, bread/buns, meat entree, dessert, bottomless cups of tea/coffee. Dinner is $17.50. 

Dwight MacAulay was previously the Chief of Protocol for the Government of Manitoba (retired June 2017). Also served as Director of Radio and Television Services and Director of Information Services which handled all government news releases, news conferences and radio and television services. Reservations recommended. Scandinavian Cultural Centre 764 Erin St. 204-774-8047. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Wednesday 18 October

Winnipeg, MB: Swedish a cappella group Kongero in concert in Winnipeg. The performance will take place at 7:30 pm, at Westworth United Church, 1750 Grosvenor Ave. Kongero is four Swedish women whose voices weave a magical blend of harmonies as they sing their own arrangements of traditional and original songs that tell spirited stories of life, love, intrigue and wit.  

For tickets reserve at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  for preferred seats or get at McNally Robinson Bookstore, Grant Park. Tickets are $20.00 each.

 

Friday 20 October

Gimli, MB: Taste of Trivia. 142 years of New Iceland, a fundraiser for the New Iceland Heritage Museum. 6 pm cocktails, 7 pm dinner at the Lakeview Resort, Gimli. Tickets $65 available at NIHM and Tergesen's. Team table for six, reservations available. Dietary needs: contact Julianna at the museum. 204-642-4001, www.nihm.ca.

 

Saturday 21 October

Gimli, MB: Gimli Icelandic Canadian Society and New Iceland Heritage Museum co-sponsors the annual Walk to the Rock to honour the first Icelandic pioneers who landed on the shores of Lake Winnipeg at Willow Island on a stormy 21st of October in 1875. Walk starts at 12:30 from the Waterfront Centre. Everyone is invited to join us in honouring our ancestors.

ALSO, NIHM is proud to announce our new permanent exhibit John Ramsey: Life and Legacy opening at 2 pm after the Walk to the Rock in Johnson Hall, 94 1st Ave. The poignant story of John and Betsey Ramsay is told through music and video. Shot and produced in Manitoba by local filmmakers Andy Blicq and Huw Eirug of 4th Avenue Productions Inc., with original music written and performed by Juno award winning artist William Prince of Peguis First Nation, MB.

 

Winnipeg, MB: Set sail and join in on the Viking Games at the annual Viking Ages Feast. Scandinavian Cultural Centre, 764 Erin St. $35. Cash bar. For reservations 204-774-8047 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Friday 3 November

Winnipeg, MB: Icelandic Canadian Frón and Jon Sigurdsson IODE will be holding a fun and creative 'Paint Night' at the Scandinavian Centre, 764 Erin St. Proceeds from the evening will support Iceland Canadian Frón and the Jon Sigurdsson IODE programs, a fundraiser for youth, language programs, and scholarships. At Paint Night, a local artist will assist and inspire us - all while we socialize and sip cocktails for a great cause. We'll end up painting fond memories and a priceless masterpiece. No art experience needed. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Cash bar and light snacks. Tickets: https://www.paintnite.com/events/-1218767

 

Monday 6 November

Gimli, MB: New Iceland Heritage Museum's Annual General Meeting. 7 pm. Lady of the Lake theatre. 108 – 94 1st Ave.Waterfront Centre. For more information 204-642-4001.

 

1 to 9 November

Akureyri and Reykjavík, Iceland: The 19th annual Iceland Airwaves is growing. The week-long music festival is taking over the city of Akureyri in 2017, along with the festival's original site, Reykjavík. Akureyri will have 2-3 official venues and host anywhere between 20 and 26 artists. Just like Reykjavík, you will find a number of off-venue shows throughout Akureyri. Tickets to the two-city festival on sale now. Founding sponsor, Icelandair, will have special package deals to help international travellers enjoy the fun and music at both locations in Iceland. http://icelandairwaves.is

 

Saturday 11 November

Fairfax, VA: The Icelandic Assoc. of Washington DC Icelandic Christmas Bazzar – Jólabasar. 10-3 pm. American Legion Post 177, 2929 Oak St. 22030. All welcome. Unique gifts, live music and Icelandic specialties. www.icelanddc.com. 

 

Sunday 12 November

Calgary AB: The Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar.

 

Toronto, ON: 2 pm. ICCT Toronto will be holding an event to promote all the Snorri Programs, with speakers from Snorri, Snorri Plus and Snorri West. Come to find out all about these excellent programs which have been very successful in strengthening the bonds between Iceland and North America. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Morningside High Park Presbyterian Church, 4 Morningside Ave. (west of High Park).

 

Winnipeg, MB: The Icelandic Canadian Frón will be hosting a ‘Lest We Forget’ Sunday Brunch at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre 764 Erin St. 10:30-1 pm. $15 adults, $7.50 children 8-12, under age 7 free. A presentation of veterans related to member of ICFrón to be shown at the brunch. Reservations requested This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 204-774-8047 (include name, phone number, number of adults and age of children in party).

 

Toronto, ON: 2 pm. ICCT Toronto will be holding an event to promote all the Snorri Programs, with speakers from Snorri, Snorri Plus and Snorri West. Come to find out all about these excellent programs which have been very successful in strengthening the bonds between Iceland and North America. For more details contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Morningside High Park Presbyterian Church, 4 Morningside Ave. (west of High Park).

 

Sunday 19 November

Winnipeg, MB: Scandinavian Centre Annual Christmas Market. 764 Erin St. 11 am - 2:30 pm.

 

Saturday 25 November

Calgary, AB: The Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club of Calgary Christmas Party.

 

Sunday 26 November

Toronto, ON: 2 pm. ICCT Toronto Christmas event will be a little different this year. It will be an all ages event and includes Christmas treats, carols, dancing around the Xmas tree, a visit from the Jólasveinar and more. Morningside High Park Presbyterian Church, 4 Morningside Ave. (west of High Park).

 

Sunday 25 February

St. Paul, MN: Save the date. The Iceland Hekla Club is partnering with the St. Paul Landmark Center to host Urban Destination: Iceland from 1 - 3 pm. Landmark Center is located at 75 West Fifth St. Saint Paul, MN 55102. This is the 14th year of this series, but the first (and likely only time) Iceland will be highlighted. The purpose is to provide authentic cultural experiences that include music, dance, crafts and traditions from different destination countries.  Watch for details or visit www.landmarkcenter.org/programs/sundays.

 

 

EXHIBITS 

 

Saturday 21 October 

Gimli, MB: NIHM is proud to announce our new permanent exhibit John Ramsey: Life and Legacy opening at 2 pm after the Walk to the Rock in Johnson Hall, 94 1st Ave. The poignant story of John and Betsey Ramsay is told through music and video. Shot and produced in Manitoba by local filmmakers Andy Blicq and Huw Eirug of 4th Avenue Productions Inc., with original music written and performed by Juno award winning artist William Prince of Peguis First Nation, MB.

 

28 October - 28 January

Vancouver, BC: True Nordic: How Scandinavia Influenced Design. Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby St. (at Robson). This ground-breaking exhibition examines the significant influence of Scandinavian craft and industrial design on the development of Canadian culture. Spanning more than seven decades, True Nordic reveals how Scandinavian design was introduced in Canada and how its aesthetics and material forms were adopted, revised and transformed. Featuring a wide array of furniture, textiles, ceramics, glass and metalwork, the exhibition offers a critical survey of Canadian design practices from the 1930s to the present. On Tuesday nights at the Vancouver Art Gallery, from 5 pm until 9 pm, entrance is by donation. https://www.vanartgallery.bc.ca/theexhibitions/exhibit_truenordic.html.

 

Until 30 December

Gimli, MB: New Iceland Heritage Museum is hosting a new exhibit called Our Canada. (Opening held 15 Sep) The Interlake Wave Artists of Manitoba celebrate 150. This beautiful exhibit will be with us until the end of December. Along with the exhibit, there will be a host of free special events, workshops and programming. Grab a “rack card” while you are at the opening reception and check out the dates and events upcoming. #108 94-1st Ave. 204-642-4001. www.nihm.ca.

 

4 November to 2 April

Toronto, ON: Mark your calendars, the Vikings are coming to the Royal Ontario Museum in Toronto. Vikings: The Exhibition Bloodthirsty plunderers. Pillaging warriors. Seafaring traders. What do we really know about Vikings?

Explore the myths and stereotypes of this ancient culture, in Vikings: The Exhibition presented by Raymond James Ltd. opening November 4, 2017. Offering a fresh and contemporary look into the Viking Age, Vikings is an extraordinary window into the lifestyle, religion, and daily lives of these legendary explorers, artisans, and craftspeople. Encounter objects rarely displayed outside of Scandinavia in this compelling exhibition that challenges the perceptions of the Viking Age through hundreds of objects, interactives, and immersive experiences. 

https://www.rom.on.ca/en/exhibitions-galleries/exhibitions/vikings-the-exhibition

 

FILM

 

Tuesday 24 October

Toronto, ON: Nordic Nights continue featuring The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki / Hymyilevä mies (2016) by Juho Kuosmanen. 6:30 pm. Ryerson School of Image Arts, 122 Bond St, RM 307. 

 

Wednesday 25 October

Toronto, ON: The Finnish Film Festival – 100 Years of Finnish Cinema screens a true Finnish classic, The Unknown Soldier (Tuntematon Sotilas) by Edvin Laine from 1955. 6:30 pm at Innis College, 2 Sussex Ave.

 

 

ICELANDIC CLASSES

 

Mondays 2 October to 4 December

Toronto, ON: The Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto language classes. Talar þú íslensku? If you answer nei, smá, or are scratching your head, then Icelandic classes are for you! There will be no classes on Thanksgiving or Remembrance Day. The location of the classes will be downtown Toronto – near King and Spadina. Classes will begin at 6:30pm. Both beginner and intermediate classes will be offered. The cost of the eight classes is $80 for ICCT members and $95 for non members. We use a wonderful on-line resource which includes sound files.

Let us know if you are interested by emailing:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Tuesdays starting 26 September

Winnipeg, MB: The Icelandic Canadian Frón is offering three levels of Icelandic classes at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre 764 Erin St. Fee for 10 week session until November 28 is $50 for members and $55 for non-members. Classes started September 26 at 6:30. Contact Kendra at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Wednesdays

Gimli, MB: Kaffitími in Gimli is every Wednesday, 3 pm in the Harbour Cafe in Gimli Waterfront Centre. Coffee and conversation (in Icelandic). Everyone is welcome to join in or come to listen.

 

Fridays 6 October - 8 December

Gimli, MB: Icelandic Language Classes at the New Iceland Heritage Museum. Fridays 7-8 pm.10 weeks. $40 ($20 for GICS members). Lady of the Lake Theatre, Waterfront Centre, 94 – 1st Ave. (Registration was Sep 7). For more info call the museum: 204-642-4001.

 

 

LITERATURE

 

Lestrarfélagið Gleym-mér-ei 

2017 - 2018 Schedule /Founded in 1996 

Thursdays

Winnipeg, MB: Icelandic Collection University of Manitoba. Elizabeth Dafoe Library. Everyone welcome to any evening. Contact: Linda F. Sigurdson Collette – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Time change alert: October 26 LGME meets at 5:30 pm not 7 pm. Icelandic Collection 3rd floor. Parking lot B available after 4:30 pm. 

 

26 Oct: Her Darling Boy: The letters of a mother, her beloved son, and the heartbreaking cost of Vimy Ridge by Tom Goodman 

The story of Private Archibald John Polson is a collection of letters to and from Polson's family during World War I. Many of the letters are translated from Icelandic, and they've been collected by Tom Goodman on behalf of his great-uncle Archie – whom he never knew. The letters provide a unique perspective into the Icelandic community of Manitoba during the war and portray the tragic situation faced by countless families of wounded soldiers as they waited for news from the front – the true cost of war to a family and a country. From the exchanges, Goodman came to realize that war is sometimes about winning, but it is always about loss.

30 Nov: Video on Winnipeg Icelanders. 

5:30 pm. Vesturfarar-Westward Bound tells the story of our history in North America. Egill Helgason documents the Icelandic emigration in segments full of old photos, video, interviews, newspaper reports. Segments Six and Seven are the two viewed.Episode Six takes us to Winnipeg and Point Douglas guided by Stefan Jonasson. We hear of writers, a spy, religious conflict and have coffee.

Episode Seven with Janis Magnusson takes us to Sargent and Victor, J B Academy, chess, coffee, art, and the Human Rights Museum. Hear the assessments of our guides.

25 Jan: White Settler Reserve: New Iceland and the Colonization of the Canadian West – Dr. Ryan Eyford.  

22 Feb: Ivory – Nancy Marie Brown. 

29 March: The Silence of the Sea – Yrsa Sigurðardóttir. 

19 Apr: Norse Mythology – Neil Gaiman. 

31 May: Be Still the Water – Karen Emilson. Time TBA.

 

 

Richard and Margaret Beck Lecture series

Victoria, BC: University of Victoria The Richard and Margaret Beck Lecture series will continue with three lectures this fall at the with new visiting professor from the University of Iceland, Dr. Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, Professor of Second Language Studies and Associate-Dean of the Department of Languages and Cultures at the University of Iceland. Clearihue Building A202. 

22 Oct: “Teaching Icelandic Online: Free and Open Language Courses.” 2 - 3:30 pm, Clearihue Building A202.

19 Nov: “English in Iceland: A Microcosm of Coummunities Affected by the Spread of English.” 2 - 3:30 pm, Clearihue Building A202.

 

 

Iceland Writers Retreat

11 to 15 April

Reykjavík, Iceland: Registration is now open for the 5th annual Iceland Writers Retreat, coming to Reykjavík in 2018. If you’ve ever wanted to participate in a writing workshop while learning about Iceland’s history and culture, this retreat is for you. Join literary enthusiasts from all over the world as they gather in Iceland to meet contemporary writers and learn about the country’s rich literary traditions and background. 

The event will take place in Icelandair’s renowned Hotel Reykjavik Natura, located a short walk away from the city’s center. As always, the retreat’s schedule is packed full of workshops, lectures and panels led by an esteemed team of international writers.

Participants will attend five workshops that involve small groups of 15 people paired with one writer. This intimate setting allows for discussions and for writers to really get to know the author and better their writing skills. Attendees will also get to hear a Q&A panel with the entire faculty and numerous readings from the acclaimed authors.

Between events, you’ll also have the chance to explore all that Iceland has to offer! Attendees can choose between three exclusive full-day outings that include touring the renowned Golden Circle, walking through historical Reykjavík, marveling at Iceland’s waterfalls, relaxing in geothermal hot springs and much more. All tours will be led by Icelandic writers and feature important scenes of the country’s literary past. Spots for this retreat fill quickly on a first-come, first-served basis so be sure to register now. You can find registration package details and information www.icelandwritersretreat.com.

We are now accepting applications for the Iceland Writers Retreat Alumni Award. The awards cover the cost of the Retreat, and in some cases also accommodation and flights to Iceland. There is no fee to apply and the deadline is October 31. We are also running a writing competition that is open from the beginning of October until November 12. This year’s theme is waterfalls. More info: www.icelandwritersretreat.com.

 

 

Taste of Iceland 

Join Iceland Naturally for the Taste of Iceland. Experience Icelandic food, music, film and more at these action-packed cultural events. Visit www.icelandnaturally.com or Twitter @IcelandNatural to stay informed on all the details and developments for Taste of Iceland.

9 - 12 November

Toronto, ON: Taste of Iceland heads to the Great White North and hits Toronto. Stay tuned for more developments. Will you be attending any of our fall Taste of Iceland events? Follow us on Twitter @IcelandNatural to stay informed on all developments for Taste of Iceland.

TASET OF TRIVIA - NIHM’s October Fall Fundraiser

Friday 20 October

Gimli, MB: TASTE OF TRIVIA. 142 years of New Iceland, a fundraiser for the New Iceland Heritage Museum.

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