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
Iceland Names New Consul General
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.
Winnipeg Falcons Win Olympic Gold!
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!
Important Communication to Icelandic Canadian Fron membership
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
Language Classes Resume
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Wayward Heroes: Modern Icelandic Cinema
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