Icelandic Language Classes
In the fall of 2021, the Icelandic Canadian Frón will restart its Icelandic Language Classes with a new approach. There will be three levels of classes, beginner, intermediate and advanced, as before, but what’s new is that the IC Frón will be following the Learning Icelandic program. This program is used by adults in Iceland who are learning Icelandic as an additional language. Two books will be used as a base for the classes, one with lessons, the other with practice exercises.
The same approach will be used in all three levels of classes to provide a continuum from one to the other. Books will be available for purchase or use with a return deposit through the IC Frón.
The teachers will be working together to plan for Fall 2021 during COVID-19 restrictions following appropriate protocols.
More information about the Icelandic Language classes will come at a later time.
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.
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 2020 to be announced.
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.
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 marked the 50th anniversary of Folklorama and the 50th anniversary of Icelandic Canadian Fron’s participation in this festival.