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
Tuesday, October 1st McNally Robinson Booksellers Grant Park in the Atrium The acclaimed Icelandic author will be discussing and signing History. A Mess (Open Letter Books), translated from the Icelandic by Lytton Smith. Co-presented by the Consulate General of Iceland in Winnipeg, the Icelandic Canadian Fron and Logberg-Heimskringla. While studying a seventeenth-century diary, the protagonist of … Continue reading Sigrun Palsdottir at McNally Robinson Tuesday, October 1, 2019 7:00 p.m.
Icelandic Women’s Walk The Icelandic Canadian Frón’s annual Kvennahlaup is coming up on June 15th. We will be meeting at 10:00 am at the Duck Pond in Assiniboine Park. Registration fee is $25.00 for adults, $10.00 for children under 12. Registration includes an official Kvennahlaup T-shirt from Iceland and a snack after the walk. The … Continue reading Kvennahlaup 2019
Only 4 days to go before the 100th Anniversary convention begins in Winnipeg. Members of the Icelandic Canadian Fron are busy getting everything ready for Thursday, May 16th, when participants of the convention will begin to arrive. Today we had a work bee to fill up the convention participant bags and deal with other last … Continue reading Gearing up for the 100th Anniversary Convention
As the Icelandic National League of North America's 100th anniversary convention date approaches everyone is getting involved in the many jobs that need to be done. Pictured above are members of our youth group preparing favours for the Gala dinner. The youth group is led by Erika Thorsteinson and Karen Botting. They meet through the … Continue reading Building The Future