Welcome Address Jón Sigurðsson Day/Iceland Independence Day Manitoba Celebration June 17, 2021 by Judy Bradley, President, Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE and Signy Thorsteinson, President, Icelandic Canadian Frón Jon Sigurdsson Chapter IODE and Icelandic Canadian Frón welcome you to the 39th annual Jón Sigurðsson Jón Day in Manitoba, and the 77th anniversary of the establishment of … Continue reading June 17th Jón Sigurðsson Day
Although a Þorrablót dinner was not possible this year, we did have the opportunity to commemorate Þorrablót in our own modified way. As part of the regularly scheduled "Lunch-to-go" program at the Scandinavian Centre, we had a "Þorrablót" themed lunch on Sunday, March 14. It wasn't a menu of traditional Þorrablót food but was a … Continue reading Þorrablót 2021
The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, the guns fell silent... On November 11th, take a moment to remember and honour those who have served Canada, past and present, in times of war, military conflict and peace. Remembrance Day occurs in Canada each year on November 11th. It is a day … Continue reading Lest We Forget
The Icelandic Language Classes have been cancelled for the fall season because of the pandemic. The Icelandic Canadian Frón board and language teachers will reassess the situation in regard to the winter session classes providing a decision in December.
WinnipegREALTORS® 2020 Citizens Hall of Fame Inductee Forerunner of women’s right to vote inducted in Citizens Hall of Fame Icelandic suffragette, social activist and journalist is program's 47th inductee July 30, 2020 - WINNIPEG - Cliff King, chair of WinnipegREALTORS® Citizens Hall of Fame program, is pleased to announce the selection of Margret Jónsdóttir Benedictsson as … Continue reading Margret Jónsdóttir Benedictsson
Islendingadagurinn is just around the corner. Plan to participate in a new and unique way this year. The festival committee has been hard at work to bring this year's festival to life despite the restrictions imposed by the pandemic. Read on to learn details of the event released by the festival committee. 131st Icelandic Festival … Continue reading The 131st Islendingadagurinn
At the last minute, with the increase in allowable outdoor gatherings, Kennahlaup 2020 went ahead. The small, but enthusiastic crowd met at Assiniboine Park on the evening of Sunday, June 14 and in two groups, did a 3km and a 5 km walk. We didn't have the usual socializing over snacks after the walk but … Continue reading Kvennahlaup 2020
The government of Iceland has named Ambassador Guðmundur Árni Stefánsson as the new Consul General in Winnipeg. We look forward to welcoming Ambassador Stefánsson and his wife Jóna Dóra Karlsdóttir when they arrive in Winnipeg.
On April 26, 1920 in Antwerp, Belgium, the Winnipeg Falcons hockey team won the first ever Olympic Gold medal in hockey, making Canada the first country to take home that honour. April 26, 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the historic win that began the long tradition of Canadian Olympic hockey success. The story of … Continue reading Winnipeg Falcons Win Olympic Gold!
Photo by Karolina Grabowska on Pexels.com The Icelandic Canadian Frón would like to wish everyone a safe, healthy and Happy Easter. Let's all take care of each other during these uncertain times!