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    March 05 2014

    Taste of Iceland in Edmonton 2014

    Experience Icelandic culture March 5-8

    Thanks to everyone who joined us for Taste of Iceland in Edmonton 2014! 


    To celebrate Icelandair's inaugural flight to Edmonton, the city plays host to Taste of Iceland! For the second time in Edmonton, this free four-day event will celebrate Iceland's food and music from March 5-8, giving the people of Edmonton a taste of what life is like in Iceland.

    Watch our 'Taste of Iceland' video on YouTube to see what this cultural event is all about! Check us out on Facebook and Twitter too, and follow along with the #TasteofIceland hashtag. 


    Schedule of Events 

    Icelandic Menu at Characters Fine Dining, March 5-8

    Enjoy authentic Icelandic cuisine at Characters Fine Dining as award winning Icelandic guest chef Hakon Mar Orvarsson collaborates with Canadian chef Shonn Oborowsky to offer diners a special menu showcasing fresh ingredients sourced directly from Iceland. 
    WHEN: March 5-8, 2014
    WHERE: Characters Fine Dining | 105 St. NW | Edmonton |  AB T5J 1E6

    Reykjavik Calling Concert Series, March 7 & 8 

    Two FREE Reykjavik Calling concerts celebrate music from both Edmonton and Iceland at Brixx Bar & Grill at the Starlite Room. Over the course of this two night event, three Icelandic musicians will be paired with notable Edmonton-area musicians for two nights of unique musical collaborations! Presented by CITY TV, OMNI TV, SONIC FM and WORLD FM, admission to the two-night concert series is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 18 years or older.Brixx Bar & Grill at the Starlite Room. Over the course of this two night event, three Icelandic musicians will be paired with notable Edmonton-area musicians for two nights of unique musical collaborations! Presented by CITY TV, OMNI TV, SONIC FM and WORLD FM, admission to the two-night concert series is free on a first-come, first-served basis. Must be 18 years or older.
    WHERE: Brixx Bar & Grill | 10030 - 102 St. | Edmonton 
    WHEN: March 7 & 8, 2014, 8PM
    PRICE: Free

    Featured Artists - Night One
    •    I Am Machi (Edmonton)
    •    Sin Fang (Iceland) & Cygnets (Edmonton)
    •    Lay Low (Iceland) & Kaley Bird (Edmonton)

    Featured Artists - Night Two 
    •    Hermigervill (Iceland)
    •    DJ Ten-O (Edmonton)
    •    The Specialist (Edmonton)
    •    DJ Degree (Edmonton)
     

    Icelandair Breakfast, March 7

    Join us for a special breakfast with the Prime Minister of Iceland, Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson, on Friday, March 7 at 7:30 a.m. Icelandair and Capital Ideas will host a business breakfast in which attendees can hear from the Prime Minister of Iceland and listen to a panel of expert guest speakers discuss the important tourism and business links between Canada and Iceland.

    WHEN: Friday, March 7 | 7:30 - 9:00 AM
    WHERE: World Trade Center Edmonton | 6th Floor, 9990 Jasper Avenue | Edmonton, AB
     

    Win A Prize By Finding Taste of Iceland's #IcelandSecret!

    We've hidden several Icelandic secrets throughout the weekend's Taste of Iceland events and need your help in finding them! Keep your eyes peeled at Characters Fine Dining, Brixx Bar & Grill and elsewhere around Edmonton to discover secrets about Iceland. Whenever you find a secret, share it via Instagram and Twitter using the hashtags #IcelandSecret and #TasteofIceland - think of it as a digital scavenger hunt. At the end of the weekend, we'll pick a secret sharer and send them an Icelandic prize pack! The more you share, the better your chances are of winning!


    About Taste of Iceland
    Taste of Iceland in Edmonton is presented by Iceland Naturally in cooperation with: Icelandair, Reyka Vodka, Blue Lagoon, Icelandic Glacial Water, Promote Iceland, Characters Fine Dining, Brixx Bar & Grill at the Starlite Room, CITY TV, OMNI TV, SONIC FM, and WORLD FM.Brixx Bar & Grill at the Starlite Room, CITY TV, OMNI TV, SONIC FM, and WORLD FM.

    About Iceland Naturally
    Iceland Naturally is a cooperative marketing organization that promotes the tourism, services, products and culture of Iceland. It represents the true essence of Iceland, its creativity and spectacular natural wonders. The group is comprised of Icelandair, Icelandic Group, Islandsbanki, Reyka Vodka, City of Reykjavik, Icelandic Glacial Water, Blue Lagoon, Keflavik International Airport (KEF), Landsvirkjun, Promote Iceland and the Government of Iceland. 

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