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Celebrate Leif Erikson Day (Leifur Eirikson Day) and the achievements of Icelanders

  • 13 Oct 2018
  • 12:00 PM
  • Scandinavian Community Centre 6045 Thomas Street, Burnaby BC

Celebrate
Leif Erikson Day (Leifur Eirikson Day)
and the achievements of Icelanders
Saturday, October 13, 2018, 12 noon – 9 pm
Scandinavian Community Centre
6045 Thomas Street, Burnaby BC
Program Details
Saturday October 13
12:00 Exhibits open
1:00 Opening Remarks: Scandinavian Cultural Society President Poul Erik Rasmussen and ICBC President and SCCS Vice President, Norm Eyford
1:15 The Leif Erikson Sagas- readings
1:30 (unconfirmed) Nordic Museum in Seattle: the new building, its Icelandic and other exhibits
2:15 Honorary Icelandic Consul Glenn Sigurdson with his new book related to the his story 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 Copehagen (young women’s choir,
Scandinavian music and folk songs
5:15 Bar Open and concert with Nordic Bleu singers and Spelmanslag folk orchestra: traditional folksongs including several Icelandic favourites
6:30 Dinner with Icelandic flavour ($25). Tickets at marialakes@yahoo.ca (preferred) or 604 569-9370
7:30 Dr. Donald Gislason, retired UBC musicologist: Viking heritage: Promises and Problems
Presented by the Scandinavian Cultural Society & the Icelandic Club of BC
Financial support: City of Burnaby FestivalsBurnaby & Danish Canadian Community Centre

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