ACCOLADES 2018 INLNA CONVENTION

 

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Kristjana Stefánsdóttir to perform at INLNA Convention in Edmonton

 

Due to unforeseen circumstances,  Kristjana Stefánsdóttir and Daniel Helgason are unable to perform at the INLNA Convention or take part in the International Visits Program. Although this is disappointing to many, alternate entertainment is being pursued for the Convention and the IVP program is working on another visitor to tour INLNA Clubs.  

The ICCE apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause for Convention attendees.  

The Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton is very pleased to announce that Kristjana Stefánsdóttir  (Cancelled)

will be performing at the 99th Annual INLNA Convention in Edmonton. Kristjana has been one of the leading artists in the Icelandic Jazz scene for years. She is also an Award winning composer for theatre. She records as a soloist and as a guest performer as well as making regular appearances in theatre, radio, television and in concerts. She has been nominated for the Icelandic Music Awards and the Icelandic Theatre Awards several times. In 2017, she won the National Icelandic Theatre Awards “Gríman” in the category Music of the Year for The Blue Planet/Blái hnötturinn, competing against Grammy Nominee Bryce Dessner and the artist Ragnar Kjartansson.

Her music can be described as ambitious indie pop rock with influences of jazz, soul and dream pop, topped with subtle, dreamy electronics. She has collaborated with artists such as Svavar Knútur, Ragga Gröndal, Glen Hansard, Emiliana Torrini, Sigtryggur Baldursson (The Sugarcubes) and Jazz Virtuoses such as Eythor Gunnarsson (Mezzoforte), Lars Janson, Drew Gress and John Hollenbeck.

At the Convention Kristjana will be accompanied on guitar by her colleague Daníel Helgason. (Cancelled)

Daniel is a guitar player and a composer; he graduated from The Icelandic Academy of the Arts with a degree in Composition. Despite his young age he has been very active in the Icelandic music scene the last years. He has worked and written music for theatre and dance theatre and performed for films and documentaries, for example the Icelandic films Humarsúpa innifalin (Lobster soup included) and Sægreifinn (The Count of the Sea).

He is a steady member of the bands Robert the Roommate and DÓH-Trio. He is also a member of Fearless Warriors of the Roseland, an international band/music project with members from Iceland, Ecuador, Finland and Estonia, with guest members from India, Sweden and Costa Rica. Daniel has recorded and performed with some of Iceland’s finest artists including; Rósa Guðrún, SJS Big Band, Skúli mennski, Una Stef, Útidúr, Sigríður Thorlacius, Sigtryggur Baldursson (Bogomil Font), Egill Ólafsson and, of course, Kristjana Stefánsdóttir.

They will join us during the Convention as guests of the ICCE and will perform at the INLNA Awards Ceremony on the evening of Friday, April 27, 2018. At the conclusion of the Convention, Kristjana and Daníel will continue their visit to North America touring as this year’s International Visitors Program (IVP). More information on IVP will be forthcoming from the INLNA.

Due to unforeseen circumstances,  Kristjana Stefánsdóttir and Daniel Helgason are unable to perform at the INLNA Convention or take part in the International Visits Program. Although this is disappointing to many, alternate entertainment is being pursued for the Convention and the IVP program is working on another visitor to tour INLNA Clubs.  

The ICCE apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause for Convention attendees.  

Bev Arason-Gaudet

ICCE Convention Chairperson

2018 INLNA CONVENTION APRIL 26 TO 28, 2018

Accolades

INLNA 99th ANNUAL CONVENTION
HOSTED BY THE ICELANDIC CANADIAN CLUB OF EDMONTON, EDMONTON, ALBERTA
APRIL 26 TO 28, 2018

The Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton is excited to host the 99th Annual INLNA Convention in Edmonton next April! Our theme is Accolades and our program will feature some of the best and the brightest individuals in Iceland today; people who are at the top of their diverse professions and industries. Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a leading figure in human genetics and analyze and understand the human genome? Or what it would be like to own a film production company and produce and direct documentaries, films and TV series in Iceland? Perhaps the life of an Icelandic sheep farmer piques your interest or the Reykjavik fashion scene is more up your alley. Or the world of platelet lysates as seen by a biomedical scientist? These exciting topics and much more are waiting for you at the 99th Annual INLNA Convention!

The registration form for the Convention will be ready mid-December and will be posted on both the ICCE website (iccedm.org) and the INLNA website (inlofna.org). Additionally both Facebook sites will announce the availability of the registration form which will also detail an optional tour to Stephan G Stephansson’s home and the town of Markerville hosted by the Stephan G Stephansson Icelandic Society of Markerville.

The venue, the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton will make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive as you are offered a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie as you check in to your contemporary guest room.

Guest rooms are equipped with complimentary wi-fi, spacious work stations, a mini refrigerator and a 42 inch HDTV. The Convention rate for one king bed or 2 queen beds is $150 (Canadian plus taxes) per night single or double occupancy and can be booked via this link http://doubletree.hilton.com/en/dt/groups/personalized/Y/YEGNMDT-ICE-20180426/index.jhtml?WT.mc_id=POG or by calling 780-484-0821 and using the Convention rate code ICE.

This special rate is also available for 3 days before and 3 days after the Convention so you can stay and enjoy the sites of Edmonton and surrounding area (exploreedmonton.com).

It’s a short shuttle (edmontonskyshuttle.com) or taxi ride from Edmonton International Airport (flyeia.com) to the DoubleTree. And if you’re flying into Edmonton, WestJet has offered a discount to Convention attendees of 10% off Econo and 15% off Plus base fares for travel between Edmonton and anywhere WestJet flies in North America!

You can travel from April 12 to May 6, 2018 and need to book by May 6, 2018 using the Coupon Code 4ITHPG4. You can change or cancel reservations within 24 hours of booking at no charge. Visit westjet.com to book your flight.

Mark your calendar to attend the 99th Annual INLNA Convention!

January 2018 Newsletter – Gleðilegt Jól og Farsælt Komandi Ár!

ICCE JANUARY 2018 NEWSLETTER

Fundraiser

HAPPY NEW YEARS!!! / GLEÐILEGT NÝTT ÁR!!!  ICCE MEMBERS AND FRIENDS OF THE ICCE, ICELANDIC CANADIAN CLUB OF EDMONTON;

Please find enclosed an attachment regarding the ICCE upcoming fund-raising bottle drive on Saturday, Jan 6, 2018 between 1:00 – 4:00 pm

The Donors have three (3) options to assist in this fund-raising effort:

(a) Bring in your Bottles to the Dutch Canadian Centre on Saturday, January 6th, 2018 between 1:00 – 4:00 pm and join us for a coffee or tea in the Nordic Room which is at the north side of the building.

(b) Take in your own Bottles and Cans and Recyclables to a Bottle Depot near you and send in the proceeds via cheque, money order or bank draft in the mail to my attention at:

Ivan Jonsson, VP ICCE

138 Rabbit Hill Court NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6R 2R3 prior to the end of February 2018.

It is recommended that you do not send CASH thru Canada Post. If you wish you may donate via paypal through out website. 





(c) Please provide your name and full address via email, text to 780 717 3799 or phone call to 780 717 3799 – Ivan Jonsson and advise that you will be placing your Refundable Bottles and Cans in front of your door, steps, porch, sidewalk or driveway and we will have a Board Member or Volunteer pick up your Refundable Bottles and Cans between the hours of 1:00 – 4:00 pm on Saturday, January 6th, 2018. Please have our Refundable Bottles and Cans out prior to 1:00 pm. We do not have the resources to pick up the donated Bottles or Cans unless we receive prior written or verbal communication prior to Friday, January 5, 2018 from to you elect to choose option (c).

In the event that you do not have sidewalk, porch, steps or front driveway and live in a community in an apartment complex or condo, please let us know in advance and we can schedule a pick up of your donated Bottles and Cans at your Indoor Suite.

I want to Thank You All in advance in the event that you are able to contribute to our ICCE Fund-raising Bottle Drive Event and wish you the All the Best in the New Year.

Warm Regards,

Ivan Jonsson, ICCE VP

(780) 717 3799.

 

Bottle Drive Version 2 (003)

Snorri Program