2021 Swedish Midsummer

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Sat June 20,   2020 Midsummer Event – CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19

Next year’s event Date and Details to be confirmed – Saturday June 19, 2021 at 2:00 pm @ Ersson’s Ranch in High River
– Maypole Raising accompanied by Lloyd Eriksson and a team of fiddlers.  Coffee served at 3 pm before raising the Maypole. Please bring Pot Luck Supper- South Calgary bring a meat and dessert dish.  North Calgary bring Fish/seafood/green salad and bread/butter/cheese dish. Also bring your own beverages, plates, cups, cutlery and lawn chairs for your own use. There is a barn (lodge) where the food will be placed on tables.
Directions: South on Highway #2 to Highway # 23 to High River.
In High River on 12th Ave pass the school, motel, MacDonalds etc then at 88th Street (in the roundabout) turn South and go 3 km, at 562nd Ave turn west for 7 km. The Ersson’s have a Dalahorse at the entrance.
Everyone is Welcome to Celebrate with the Swedish Society – Bring your friends!

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2021 Stampede Breakfast

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2020 STAMPEDE BREAKFAST – CANCELLED – DUE TO COVID

We hope to see you again next year – for our Scan Centre Free Stampede Breakfast Sat July 10, 2021 – serving pancakes & sausages, OJ & coffee. 8:3o am – 10:30 am Hi-Land Square Dancers providing great interactive entertainment starting at 9 am. Open to the public. We hope everyone enjoys this event and marks your Calendar for Sun Nov 8, 2020 for our Annual Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar.

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2018 Nordic Folk Dance Workshop

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2018 Nordic Folkdance Workshop

September 14 – 16, 2018 at Scandinavian Centre in Calgary with Scandinavian Dance Instructors Mikkel Thompson & Ginny Lee. 5 p.m. Friday to midday Sunday. $100 fee covers instruction, Friday supper, Saturday lunch, Saturday banquet and dance, Sunday lunch. Registration forms will be posted at www.nordicfolkdance.ca Please register by September 7.

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Walking with the Ancestors – For Historic Calgary Week 2019

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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.

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2019 LEIC Film Series Apr 5

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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

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Norwegian Culture Days April 2016

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Sons of Norway – Culture Day April 16, 2016  at the Scandinavian Centre, from 2 pm to 5 pm Instruction and assistance in GENEALOGY:

Whether you’re just getting started or looking for advanced assistance with Scandinavian church records, you will benefit from the expertise of Ron Reine and Clarissa Peterson.

OPEN TO ALL – NO CHARGE
Pre-register with ron@reine.ca to guarantee a spot.

photo - Rosemaling

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Iceland Travel Presentation

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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.

 

 

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2016 Scandinavian Bus Trip

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bus tripPlease Join Us! On a bus-trip to old Scandinavian settlements in Alberta. Over night Sat May 14 – Sunday May 15, 2016 (Calmar, Thorsby, Falun and more).  Friends and Family welcome $60 per person.  Call Ros-Marie of the Swedish Society 403 275-3551 or email roslars@shaw.ca before May 2 to reserve your spot.

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