Icelandic Language Classes

Winter term of Icelandic Language classes begins Tuesday, January 15, 2019 and will run for 10 weeks ending March 19, 2019. There are three levels of classes available: beginners, intermediate and advanced. Our beginner class is ideal for those who have little or no familiarity with the language. Our intermediate class is for those who have the basic foundation with the Icelandic language and the advanced class is for those who wish to broaden their skills or have a place to speak the language. Fee is $50.00 for ICF members and $55.00 for non-members. Classes begin at 6:30. If you haven’t registered but would like to join the class you can register on January 15 before classes start. Classes are held at the Scandinavian Centre.

Icelandic Youth Group

Explore Icelandic culture, language, food and games. Information about upcoming youth group events will be posted on the website.

June 17th Celebration

The ICF celebrates Iceland’s independence day on the grounds of the legislative buildings in Winnipeg every year on June 17th. It is a joint venture with the Jon Sigurdsson chapter of the IODE. Each year we have a wreath laying ceremony at the statue of Jon Sigurdsson located on the north side of the Legislative Building.  More information will be posted closer to the event.

Kvennahlaup

The annual Icelandic Woman’s walk is held every June at Assiniboine Park. Each year, women of Icelandic descent and their friends gather at the Assiniboine Park for a 3km walk. This multi generational walk has participants from a few months old to 70+ years old. Upon completion of the walk each participant receives a t-shirt and medal. Date for 2019 to be announced.

Islandingadagurinn

Each year the Icelandic Canadian Fron participates in Thingvellir, the meeting place. The festival is an annual event on the August long weekend in Gimli, Manitoba. People from Canada, USA and Iceland gather in Gimli each year to participate in this event.

Folklorama

Annual festival of nations in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This two week long celebration showcases Canada’s diversity. The Icelandic Canadian Fron partners with 4 other Scandinavian nations to provide ethnic entertainment and cuisine. Each country honours their heritage by creating displays about their history. 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Folklorama and the 50th anniversary of Icelandic Canadian Fron’s participation in this festival.