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Walking with the Ancestors – For Historic Calgary Week 2019

2019-06-24T21:11:40+00:00

Sunday, July 28 from 10 am until noon.  Deane House garden next to Hunt House (East across the Elbow river from Fort Calgary)

Walk with Karen Gummo in the steps of her ancestors (Ofeigur Sigurdsson and Astridur Tomasdottir) who arrived earlier to Winnipeg and to North Dakota from Iceland, then in 1889 came by train to Calgary, registered for a homestead, picked up supplies of food stuffs, a wagon, animals and tools then headed north to find their promised land near the Medicine River west of Innisfail. It would be a four-day walk for the new immigrants. There were no bridges over the rivers and it was June.

In this group was farmer – poet Stephan G. Stephansson and his family and many other fascinating folk who planned to form an Icelandic community eventually called Markerville.

We will experience the outset of the journey only, starting at Hunt House and move toward the Calgary and Edmonton Trail. There were no bridges over the rivers in those days but we may make use of a few modern marvels on our way. We remember the people who came before, the first people who made and travelled that well-worn trail. Perhaps your family made that journey too? Join us and bring your stories.

Park near Alexandra Centre along 8th Ave. S.E. or come on your bike!
Nearest public transit: #1 bus along Ninth Ave.

Walking with the Ancestors – For Historic Calgary Week 20192019-06-24T21:11:40+00:00

Scandinavian Choir

2017-09-11T19:57:59+00:00

If you like to sing, then come and join our Scandinavian Choir. We practice every Wednesday evening from 7 pm to 9 pm at the Scandinavian Centre with annual Christmas and Spring Concerts. You will also have the opportunity to sing solo or just harmonize with the group.  All adults welcome you don’t have to be Scandinavian to enjoy singing and promoting Nordic songs and culture.
Email scanctr@telus.net or call Arne 403 615-1988 or Alison 403-283-1299 for more information.

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2019 LEIC Film Series Apr 5

2019-04-10T21:42:59+00:00

Friday April 5, 2019  @ 7 pm River Park Church 3818 – 14 A St SW Calgary (Free Admission) LEIC collecting non-perishable donations to Vetrans Food Bank if you wish to contribute

A Force in Nature: Johann Eyfells – An intimate portrait of the life and work of Icelandic sculptor Johann Eyfells written and directed by Hayden de Masioneuve Yates.

Click to download and open poster.

2019 LEIC Film series poster Apr 5

2019 LEIC Film Series Apr 52019-04-10T21:42:59+00:00

Iceland Travel Presentation

2016-12-07T22:42:56+00:00

Ken Myhre will be presenting a FREE presentation of his travels to Iceland. on Friday Oct 21, 2016 @ 7:30 pm in the Valhalla Room of the Scandinavian Centre.  Sponsored by the Scandinavian Cultural Society jointly with Finlandia and Sons of Norway – general admission seating – Free event.

 

 

Iceland Travel Presentation2016-12-07T22:42:56+00:00