Iceland

Welcome to the Icelandic Canadian Frón

A Winnipeg Chapter of The Icelandic National League of North America. The members of the Icelandic Canadian Frón work to preserve and promote our Icelandic heritage. To this end we offer two levels of Icelandic Language classes and host several cultural events throughout the year including Thorrablót ,Heritage day June 17th Iceland Independence Day, Kvennahlaup and Folklorama.

Language Classes

We offer Icelandic Language classes each year in the Fall or Winter. Our beginner class is ideal for those who have no or little familiarity with the language. Our Intermediate class is for those who have the basic foundation with the Icelandic Language, and the Advanced class are for those who wish to broaden their skills or have a place to speak the language. Our relaxed environment encourages class participation.  Fall classes begin on the third Tuesday in September and run for ten weeks. Winter classes begin on the third Tuesday in January and continue for ten weeks. All classes are on Tuesday evenings starting at 6:30pm at the Scandinavian Cultural Centre.

Thorrablót

The Thorrablót annual dinner celebration will be held on Saturday, February 18th, 2017 and showcases traditional Icelandic cuisine and entertainment. Tickets are $40/per person and are available from Serena at 204-479-1030, email solfrida70@gmail.com or Kendra at 204-770-3618, email kensuloa@mymts.net.

June 17 – Iceland Independence Day

A joint venture with the Jón Sigurdsson chapter of the IODe celebrating Iceland’s Independence on June 17th. Each year we have a wreath laying ceremony at the statue of Jón Sigurdsson located on the North Side of the Legislative Building.

Kvennahlaup

Icelandic Women’s Walk Each year, women of Icelandic Descent and their friends, gather at the Assiniboine Park for the 3 km 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 tee shirt and medal.

Islandingadagurinn

Each year the Icelandic Canadian Frón participates in Thingvellir, the meeting place. The festival is an annual event on the August long weekend in Gimli, Manitoba. Each year tens of thousands of people, from Canada, USA and Iceland gather in Gimli for this spectacular celebration.

Folklorama

Annual festival of nations in Winnipeg, Manitoba. This two week long celebration showcases Canada¹s diversity. The Icelandic club partners with 4 other Scandinavian nations to provide Ethnic entertainment and Cuisine. Each country honors their heritage by creating cultural displays about their history. Imported goods are usually available as well.

Sunday Brunch

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