The Scandinavian Cultural Society and the Icelandic Canadian Club of BC
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

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 (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