Monday, 26 March 2018

Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club March 2018 Newsletter


THE LEIF EIRIKSSON ICELANDIC CLUB OF CALGARY
 WILL BE CELEBRATING THE FIRST DAY OF SUMMER OR
“SUMARDAGURINN FYRSTI”
AT THE SCANDINAVIAN CENTRE – VIKING HALL
739 – 20TH AVE. NW, CALGARY, AB
APRIL 14, 2017.
 
Doors open                   5:30 pm
Dinner                           6:30 pm
Followed by entertainment.
The price of this event
Senior                         $20.00            
Adult:                         $25.00                     
Child    6 – 11             $12.00
Child    0 – 5               free                     
 
This includes a hot and cold buffet.
 
Don’t miss out on this very special evening.
 
COME OUT AND BRING YOUR FRIENDS
 
To reserve your ticket by April 9/18
 
Send your cheque to
AFTON BARABASH
75 Kincora Grove, NW,
Calgary, AB, T3R 1R5
Or contact Afton at
587-229-5971   myownslideshow@gmail.com
 
For more information on special diet needs etc. please email thedobsons@telus.net or call Lorie at (403)912-6869.
 
This year we have a special guest,
Lowry Olafson
 
Lowry is a professional songwriter, keynote speaker and workshop leader who has released nine CDs and toured the globe.  In addition to his performing and speaking careers, Lowry has led over 400 songs with more than 10,000 school kids across western Canada.
 
He has also used songwriting as a tool to transform organizations. The ThemeShop is a team-building experience to help businesses, non-profits and municipalities write their own theme song to get in tune with their team and create an “audio brand” that makes them unforgettable.
 
Lowry is an avid sailor and horse-dad. He lives with his wife and daughter on BC’s Sunshine Coast.
 
DONATIONS REQUIRED FOR INL CONVENTION IN EDMONTON
  
The INL convention is the largest gathering of Icelandic clubs in one place.  Each year there are Icelanders attending from across Canada, the United States and Iceland. The Convention committee is requesting items for a fund-raising auction. There are cars going so items can be transported.  The convention is in Edmonton April 26 – 29/18. Anyone wishing to donate should contact Gwen Mann ldgomann@gmail.com.  
 
 
LIBRARY
New books you might like from our library:
The Legacy. Yrsa Sigurðadottir's latest crime novel “The Almost Nearly Perfect People” - a humourless look at the Scandinavians.

The library is open during office hours so have a look whenever you can, or contact Christine at
christinestuartsmith@gmail.com if you want to locate a particular item.
 
VINARTERTA BEE AT THE SCAN CENTER
May 31 from 10 AM to 2 PM
All members welcome to come whether you have made vínarterta for years or want to learn how to make the Icelandic cake.
 
Please bring:
Apron and rolling pin
Noon bag lunch
 
Coffee/Tea and dessert will be provided.
 
Please contact Lorie Dobson at 403-912-6869
 or email thedobsons@telus.net if you are able to come.
 

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2018 Events
 
April 14                      Saturday Spring Dinner 
April 21 -22                      Casino – Deerfoot Inn  
April 26-28                 Convention – Edmonton 
May 24                       Senior Luncheon 
June 16                          Markerville Independence Day Celebration 
Sept.  29                    Fall Feast –Saturday
Xmas Bazaar –         Scan centre to set date
Nov. 24                          Yuletide Party
 
CARE AND CONCERN
 
Nancy Tarr is now our Care and Concern representative so if you know of anyone in sickness or distress or are celebrating a special birthday or anniversary please call her at
 (403) 253-7433
  
IT'S A BOY 
 
Thordor Michael Dobson born January 14, 2018; 9 lbs. 12 oz
Parents Kevin and Sarah Dobson of Saskatoon, Sask.  A brother for Ashton, Josie, Savannah, Evangeline, Summer and Scarlet.
 
 THE LEIF EIRIKSSON ICELANDIC CLUB HAS AN INTERESTING NUMBER OF EVENTS IN THE NEAR FUTURE FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, PLEASE ATTEND WHEN POSSIBLE.
 


 

Sunday, 4 March 2018

Donald K Johnson Film Series "Spooks and Spirits

FILM SERIES
Christine Mueller

The Icelandic film, "Spooks and Spirits," will be shown on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, at 7:00 PM, at the River Park Church in Calgary as part of the "Donald K. Johnson Film Series."
This is a free event, hosted by the Leif Eiriksson Club of Calgary. The church is located at 3818-14 A Street S.W. A reception will follow. 

Family and friends are welcome. No tickets are required, and free parking is available.

The Donald K. Johnson Icelandic Film Series is organized by the Icelandic National League of North America, a non-profit service organization that promotes Icelandic heritage and culture through its activities and the activities of member clubs across North America. The film series is funded by a generous grant from Donald K. Johnson.

Summation: When Anna and her boyfriend Ingi decide to sell the house, Anna has recently inherited from her late father Ofeig, the father's ghost appears and makes one thing perfectly clear: his house won't be sold!
Prospective buyers are chased away by very strange events, which confirm that Ofeig, the ghost, is no different from what he was in life: a charming, but
egoistic, alcoholic womanizer. Ingi tries to exorcise Ofeig, but the poltergeist world proves a tricky one. Instead of getting rid of Ofeig, another ghost is raised - a jealous former girlfriend of Ofeig. The dead lovers' bickering makes life in the house intolerable, the ghosts get ever more forceful, and selling the house is out of the question. But sometimes even ghosts can get too greedy.
When Ofeig tries to drag an innocent lady into his
dimension, the situation calls for drastic measures.

This movie is in Icelandic with English Subtitles!


Saturday, 24 February 2018


LEIF EIRIKSSON ICELANDIC CLUB of CALGARY 2018

EXECUTIVE

PRESIDENT                       Lorie Dobson      thedobsons@telus.net               

                                
VICE PRESIDENT             Robert Baker  <baker.stryker@gmail.com>
                               

PAST PRESIDENT            Ruth Thorkelson  ruth@ruththorkelson.com
                         

SECRETARY                     Marcia Forsyth    marceforc@gmail.com
                           

TREASURER                    Margret Grisdale,  grisdal9@telus.net
                                     

MEMBERSHIP                  Afton Barabash   myownslideshow@gmail.com

                                 

Leif Eiriksson Icelandic Club February Newsletter 2018




MEMBERSHIP

With the exception of Honourary members, dues
for the LEIC of Calgary expire December 31st. 
Thank you if you have already paid.
This membership is necessary to renew your subscription with the Lögberg- Heimskringla newspaper.   If you have any questions regarding membership, please call Afton Barabash at
(587)-229-5971 or  myownslideshow@gmail.com.
Thank you, Afton for volunteering your services.

Family memberships are $30.00, and single memberships are 15.00.

Send your cheque or E-transfer to:-
Margaret Grisdale, LEIC Treasurer
430C – 15 Everstone Dr. SW,
Calgary, AB, T2Y 5B5




 Library afternoon with Storytelling
by Karen Gummo
On Saturday February 10, 2018
1:30 PM to 3:30 PM
At the Scan Centre in the Saga Room
Coffee and cookies to be served
Everyone welcome



FILM SERIES
Christine Mueller

The Icelandic film, "Spooks and Spirits," will be shown on Wednesday, March 14th, 2018, at 7:00 PM, at the River Park Church in Calgary as part of the "Donald K. Johnson Film Series."
This is a free event, hosted by the Leif Eiriksson Club of Calgary. The church is located at 3818-14 A Street S.W. A reception will follow. 

Family and friends are welcome. No tickets are required, and free parking is available.

The Donald K. Johnson Icelandic Film Series is organized by the Icelandic National League of North America, a non-profit service organization that promotes Icelandic heritage and culture through its activities and the activities of member clubs across North America. The film series is funded by a generous grant from Donald K. Johnson.

Summation: When Anna and her boyfriend Ingi decide to sell the house, Anna has recently inherited from her late father Ofeig, the father's ghost appears and makes one thing perfectly clear: his house won't be sold!
Prospective buyers are chased away by very strange events, which confirm that Ofeig, the ghost, is no different from what he was in life: a charming, but
egoistic, alcoholic womanizer. Ingi tries to exorcise Ofeig, but the poltergeist world proves a tricky one. Instead of getting rid of Ofeig, another ghost is raised - a jealous former girlfriend of Ofeig. The dead lovers' bickering makes life in the house intolerable, the ghosts get ever more forceful, and selling the house is out of the question. But sometimes even ghosts can get too greedy.
When Ofeig tries to drag an innocent lady into his
dimension, the situation calls for drastic measures.

This movie is in Icelandic with English Subtitles!










PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE – Lorie Dobson

Leif Eiriksson Icelandic club kicked off 2018 with our Annual General Meeting on Sunday January 28th with 35 members in attendance.  The evening started with a pot luck dinner, followed by time for members to visit before our meeting at 7 PM.  Our thanks to all the members who attended and to those who donated to the pot luck.

We were pleased to give Honorary Memberships to Margaret Grisdale and Dr. Ron Goodman.
  
We have a full slate of officers this year.  Our thanks to those who retired from various positions, your dedication to the club is greatly appreciated and we hope one day you will have time to volunteer to be


on the board again.  To all our new members, thanks for offering to help serve as a member of our board and we hope you enjoy the experience.  Special thanks to Gwen Mann who looked after the nominating committee to ensure all positions were filled.

My thanks to all the members who helped with the many events we had this past year.  Without the assistance of our Club’s extraordinary volunteers including all our board members these events would not happen.  We must acknowledge the Casino funds and money raised from our events that sponsor our activities.  Just a reminder that we have our next casino on April 21/22 at the Deerfoot Casino.  If you can come and work a shift please let Karl Torfason know as he is working on the scheduling for those two days.

So, what do we have in store for 2018?  Please check out the Newsletter for the list of events for the upcoming year.   Don’t forget that our next event is our storytelling library afternoon on Feb 10th in the Saga Room from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.  Karen Gummo will be our guest speaker.

Our monthly meetings are normally the third Tuesday of the month and are held in the Saga Room of the Scan Centre at 7PM.  We welcome all members to come and join us.   I would like to thank the Board of Directors and committee members for all their help this year.   Thanks to Donna, manager of the Scan for her extra help at our events. 
If you have time to volunteer for any of the events we are having this year - please give me a call.

2018 Events

Feb 10th          1:30 to 3:30PM Library Storytelling afternoon
April 14           Saturday Spring Dinner 
April 21 -22      Casino – Deerfoot Inn  
April 26-28      Convention – Edmonton 
May 24             Senior Luncheon 
June 16               Markerville Picnic 
Sept.  29           Fall Feast –Saturday
Xmas Bazaar – Scan centre to set date
Nov. 24                Yuletide Party


 Make Ísbíltúr — an Icelandic Ice Cream Road Trip — the Hygge of This Winter
Getty Images/Image Source
Melissa Kravitz
January 30, 2018
Put that fuzzy blanket back on the couch and keep your firewood unscathed for a few extra hours – it’s ísbíltúr time.  While Americans couldn't get enough hygge last winter, another Nordic ritual belongs in our cold weather routines: ísbíltúr. The Icelandic term translates loosely to the specific act of driving around and eating ice cream. Like hygge, ísbíltúr is an intentional, precise form of recreation, though it requires leaving the house.
Check out this link to learn more about ísbiltúr.

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CARE AND CONCERN

Nancy Tarr is now our Care and Concern representative so if you know of anyone in sickness or distress please call her at
(403)253-7433.

  
NEWS FROM MARKERVILLE

Preserving the buttermaker’s house
(Excerpts from the Innisfail Province Nov. 28/17)

The pioneer home of a legendary buttermaker, who quietly made his mark in the pioneer Icelandic hamlet and then in Innisfail as a businessman and mayor, will be preserved for the generations ahead.

The Buttermaker House, built in Markerville more than a century ago for W.H. Jackson and his family, is also being earmarked by the Stephan G. Stephansson Icelandic Society for provincial and municipal historical designation.
Society officials say the house will complement the historic nature of Markerville as it is about the same age as the creamery, the historic Lutheran church and the pioneer Fensala Hall.

“The addition of the Buttermaker House would further enhance the programs and events that are available,” said d’Arcy Gamble, society president. She said several future usage ideas have been discussed for the home, including expanding school programming into it, displaying the interior as a model 1913 pioneer home, or being part of an oral history presentation of Markerville and area.

Leif Eiriksson Icelandic club kicked off 2018 with our Annual General Meeting on Sunday January 28th with 35 members in attendance.  The evening started with a pot luck dinner, followed by time for members to visit before our meeting at 7 PM.  Our thanks to all the members who attended and to those who donated to the pot luck.






Monday, 10 October 2016

THE LEIF EIRIKSSON ICELANDIC CLUB OF CALGARY AND THE JÓLASVEINAR INVITE ALL OUR MEMBERS AND THEIR GUESTS TO OUR ANNUAL
YULETIDE CELEBRATIONS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2016
SCANDINAVIAN CENTRE, 739 – 20TH AVENUE NW

TIME:
5:00 pm                                   Doors Open                            
5:00-6:00 pm                           Cash Bar and Icelandic Hors d'oeuvres at Dinner:                                                      
6:15 pm                                   Dinner -Roast Turkey, Lamb and all the trimmings followed by Icelandic Desserts

TICKET PRICES:
Adult Members:                          $35    
Students with card:                      $25                 
Youth 12-17 yrs.                          $15
Children 6-11                              $10
Children under 5 years   free

NOTE: When ordering tickets, please indicate ages of children.
To donate Icelandic hors d'oeuvres, brown bread or desserts, please call
Gwen Mann at (403) 242-9714.

ATTENTION:            Calling all children who wish to be jólasveinar! Call Kristin (403) 270-2727

Registration for this event will be closed Wednesday November 23, in order to provide dinner numbers to our caterer. Pre-payment of dinner tickets can be made by cheque or cash to:
Margaret Grisdale, LEIC Treasurer
430C – 15 Everstone Dr. SW, Calgary, AB, T2Y 5B5
If you have to cancel your reservation, please do so before the deadline.  We must pay for your dinner if you are a no show.  You may call Margaret Grisdale at (403)251-7018 or email grisdal9@telus.net
regarding any questions about registering for the event as well as offering to assist at the registration table, donate prizes for the Tombola, prepare children's gift bags, help clean up etc. 


We will need volunteers!
SCANDINAVIAN ANNUALCHRISTMAS CRAFT AND BAKE SALE
November 13, 2016, 10:30 am – 3:00 p.m.
Scandinavian Centre,
739 – 20th Ave. NW, Calgary, AB

VOLUNTEERS AND DONATIONS OF BAKING REQUIRED IF YOU CAN HELP PLEASECALL CHRISTINE STUART-SMITH(403) 244-1560 OR HELENE GOODMAN (403) 375-9777
ROUNDUP YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY AND COME AND SUPPORT YOUR LATEST SNORRI’S AS THEY PRESENT THEIR EXPERIENCES IN ICELAND THIS PAST SUMMER.


LEIC FALL FEAST

WHEN:             SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016
                            WHERE:           VIKING HALL, SCANDINAVIAN CENTRE
  TIME:                  DOORS OPEN AT 5:30,     DINNER AT 6:30
PROGRAM:  SNORRI PRESENTATIONS AND ICELANDIC SWEATER FASHION SHOW
TICKETS:                  $25.00 ADULTS, YOUTH AND SENIORS
$15.00 CHILDREN UNDER 12 AND UNDER 2 FREE
CASH BAR
MENU:  CHICKEN CORDON BLEU, BABY POTATOES, RICE, CAULIFLOWER, BROCCOLI, CARROT MIX, SPRING SALAD, APPLE STRUDEL, BUNS, COFFEE, 
AND TEA

ICELANDIC SWEATER FASHION SHOW:   Are you the proud owner of an Icelandic Sweater, old or new? If so, please contact Gwen Mann at (403) 242-9714 or ldgomann@gmail.com or Lorie Dobson at
403) 912-6869 or thedobsons@telus.net   to take part in a special presentation at the Fall Feast in October which will require very little of your time.

Please send your cheque to LEIC c/o Marg Finnson at 4312 Chapel Road N.W. 
Calgary, T2L 1A4
by Oct. 18th. If you have any questions or dietary concerns you may call Marg at (403) 289-9827