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!
The Icelandic Canadian Fron Board has suspended all its club events for the near future, in keeping with the Coronavirus health directive, “to maintain social distance” in order to slow the spread. March 17 -- Language classesMarch 22 – BrunchApril 4 – ICELANDIC SOCIALApril 5 – Icelandic Canadian Youth group We will monitor the situation and resume our … Continue reading Important Communication to Icelandic Canadian Fron membership
Icelandic Language classes resume Tuesday, January 14 and run to March 17. Classes start at 6:30 p.m. Cost is $50.00 for Icelandic Canadian Fron members and $55.00 for non-,members. Kendra can be contacted at email@example.com for more information.
Winnipeg Cinematheque, 100 Arthur Street http://www.winnipegcinematheque.com In May 2015, the usually jaundiced industry audiences at Cannes were surprised and invigorated by Rams, a drama set in a remote rural area of Iceland and directed by the effectively unknown Grímur Hákonarson,which went on to win the top prize in the festival’s prestigious Un Certain Regard section. … Continue reading Wayward Heroes: Modern Icelandic Cinema
An exhibit of the artwork of Liv Valmestad will take place at the Dr. Paul H.T. Thorlakson Gallery in the Iceland Reading Room of the the Elizabeth Dafoe Library at the University of Manitoba from October 30-December 17, 2019. Liv Valmestad is a Norwegian-Canadian artist who lives in Winnipeg. She holds a B.F.A. from the … Continue reading Iceland: Up Close
The Icelandic Canadian Frón is hosting a fundraiser for the Lögberg-Heimskringla Hidden Treasure Project. This project is aimed at highlighting the paper's office space on Marion. The interior office space is great but the exterior needs work to make it shine. We are very proud of our newspaper and it is fitting that the exterior … Continue reading Lögberg-Heimskringla Hidden Treasure Project Fundraiser