Leif Erikson Day Festival — Focus on Iceland

13 Oct

The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety and the Ice­landic Cana­di­an Club of BC
present
Leif Erik­son Day Fes­ti­val: Focus on Ice­land

To hon­our Leif Erik­son; to praise the con­tri­bu­tions to Cana­da of peo­ple of Nordic descent; to pro­mote the spir­it of dis­cov­ery

Date:  Sat­ur­day Octo­ber 13, 2018
Time: noon to 9pm
Info: Car­olyn 778–228-2334 cthauber@nullgmail.com

Program (Free admission)

12:00 Exhibits open

1:00 Open­ing Remarks: Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety Pres­i­dent Poul Erik Ras­mussen and ICBC Pres­i­dent and SCCS Vice Pres­i­dent, Norm Eyford. Oth­er dig­ni­taries.

1:15 Ian Sharpe: Viking­verse Book Launch

1:30 Erik Nel­son, Nordic Muse­um Direc­tor: Our new Nordic Muse­um in Seat­tle

2:15 Hon­orary Ice­landic Con­sul Glenn Sig­urd­son with his new book relat­ed to the his­to­ry of Gim­li, Man­i­to­ba — Vikings on a Prairie Ocean: The saga of a Lake, a Peo­ple, a Fam­i­ly, and a Man (Google books say this is a wide-rang­ing auto­bi­og­ra­phy that blends per­son­al mem­oir, fam­i­ly his­to­ry, and Ice­landic lore.)

3:15 Recep­tion with an Ice­landic Flavour

4:00 Fred­eriks­berg Sogns Pigekor from Copen­hagen (young women’s choir, Scan­di­na­vian music and folk songs

5:15 Bar Open and con­cert recon­venes with Nordic Bleu singers and Spel­manslag folk orches­tra: tra­di­tion­al folk­songs includ­ing sev­er­al Ice­landic favourites

6:30 Din­ner with Ice­landic flavour ($25). Tick­ets at marialakes@nullyahoo.ca (pre­ferred) or 604 569‑9370

7:30 Dr. Don­ald Gis­la­son, retired UBC musi­col­o­gist and humourist: Viking her­itage: Promis­es and Prob­lems

Pre­sent­ed by the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety & the Ice­landic Club of BC

Finan­cial sup­port from
City of Burn­a­by Fes­ti­vals­Burn­a­by
Dan­ish Cana­di­an Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre