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  • 27 Jun 2016 4:07 PM | Holly Ralph (Administrator)

    For the second year in a row, Iceland has been declared the world's safest country.

    http://www.theweek.co.uk/64495/the-ten-safest-and-ten-most-dangerous-countries-in-the-world

  • 24 Jun 2016 12:02 PM | Holly Ralph (Administrator)

    Information update about the Viking Ship, DRAKEN HARALD HARFAGRE visiting Toronto. ( July 1 -3, 2016)

    This Viking long ship will be part of the Redpath Waterfront Festival being presented by Ports Toronto at Harbourfront in Toronto from July 1st to July 3rd, 2016.

    The 114 foot long oak hull, douglas fir mast and hemp rigged classic Viking long ship ship left Norway in April and has successfully crossed the North Atlantic, via Iceland, Greenland, Newfoundland and now making its way westward through the St. Lawrence seaway en route to Toronto. The ship will join up with the international fleet of tall ships from around the world for its onward voyage for visits to ports in the upper great lakes in Canada and USA throughout the summer.

    The ship has 260 square meters of silk sail, and is also equipped with 50 oars, with 2 sailors required per oar. The crew consists of 52 sailors from 9 countries, including Jeff Lievre, the only Canadian crew member, originally from Vancouver Island. Crew selection was made from over 4,000 applicants, from around the world.

    The purpose of this exciting project is to celebrate one of the most mythological sea voyages – the Viking discovery of the New World around the year 1,000 and the early settlement at L’anse aux Meadows in north west Newfoundland. The project is expected to create good will and inspire people to go beyond the horizon into a modern Viking saga. 

    Everyone is encouraged to visit Harbourfront in Toronto during the July 1st to 3rd period when the Viking long ship will be on display.

    Gail Einarson-McCleery, O.F.

    Snorri West  Director, Icelandic National League of North America,

    Interim President, INL Representative, Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto &

    Honorary Consul of Iceland in Toronto

    416 762-8627

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  • 27 May 2016 12:32 PM | Holly Ralph (Administrator)

    The Ministry of the Interior issued today the list of candidates for the Presidential elections will take place 25 June 2016.


    The candidates are as follows:

    1. Andri Snaer Magnason, Karfavogur 16, Reykjavik
    2. Astthor Magnusson, Vogasel 1, Reykjavik
    3. David Oddsson, Fafnisnes 12, Reykjavik
    4. Elisabet Kristin Jokulsdottir, Framnesvegur 56a, Reykjavik
    5. Gudni Th. Johannesson, Tjarnarstigur 11, Seltjarnarnes
    6. Gudrun Margret Palsdottir, Kriunes 6, Gardabaer
    7. Halla Tomasdottir, Sunnubraut 43, Kopavogur
    8. Hildur Thordardottir. Kristnibraut 65, Reykjavik
    9. Sturla Jonsson, Trollaborgir 7, Reykjavik
  • 24 Nov 2015 11:51 PM | Holly Ralph (Administrator)

    D O N A T I O N S

    Icelandic Christmas Charity    

    The INL of NA will again gather donations from local clubs and individuals wishing to donate to the Mother’s Charity” in Iceland.

    To ensure the donations can be sent to Iceland in time for the Christmas season  please ensure your donation arrives at the INL of NA office on or before December 1, 2015.

    This year there are several options to make a donation:

      1) Check:  mail a check to the INL office. #103 - 94 1st Ave., Gimli, MB  R0C 1B1 (make check payable to INLNA....and indicate ‘Iceland Charity’ in the notes area of check)

    2) PayPal:   (send to inl@mymts.net) In PayPal, choose to ‘make a payment to family and friends‘ (rather than a business transaction) this will lower the fees charged  ….  and we are famously all related!     

    Donations made through INLNA Website go through PayPal which allows you to pay via PayPal or a creditcard (for details go to  www.inlofna.org and click on ‘Donations’ at top of the home page)
  • 23 Nov 2015 6:12 PM | Holly Ralph (Administrator)

    Strandarsaga A Coast Story

     

    Over the next weeks, the 2016 Convention Committee would like to showcase images of Vancouver. A poster with a theme will be sent to subscribers of the Icelandic National League of North America mailing list. Subscribers are encouraged to FORWARD the posters to friends and family who may be interested in attending the 2016 Convention.

     

    The first poster sent a couple of weeks ago showed images of Historic Gastown. This week please find attached a poster featuring the village of Steveston. Steveston which was founded in 1880 is now part of the City of Richmond. The River Rock Casino Resort where the convention will be held is located in Richmond as is the Vancouver Airport.

     

    Tourism Richmond notes the following information about Steveston: http://www.tourismrichmond.com/things-to-do/steveston/

    There's something enchanted about Richmond's village of Steveston, and if you're a fan of ABC's "Once Upon a Time

    ," you already know this. That's because locations for the TV show's loveable town of Storybrooke - the library, Granny's Diner, Mr. Gold's Pawn Shop and more - are actually shot right here in Steveston!

    And while Storybrooke is fiction, Steveston really is a fairytale come to life, with hidden wonder tucked inside hundred-year-old buildings and a magical story all its own! Discover this alluring seaside mix of historic sites

    delicious dining and charming shops that together make up one of British Columbia's most beloved destinations.

    Sightseeing

    In contrast to Steveston's modern shops and restaurants, Steveston's Gulf of Georgia Cannery

     and Britannia Heritage Shipyards National Historic Sites, along with nearby London Heritage Farm, are some of the most visited attractions in British Columbia, illuminating Richmond's fascinating heritage with an immersive trip through in time.

    At the Cannery, visitors discover what made Steveston one of the most important ports in North America at the height of the salmon-canning industry, exploring the vast machines and then-modern technologies in what was the largest building of its kind, still standing on wooden pilings over the Fraser River.

    The workstations and bunkhouses of the nearby Britannia Shipyards stand in testament to a time when immigrants from around the world joined Canadian and First Nation workers in what became one of the most multicultural communities on the continent.

    Throughout Steveston's heritage sites, Richmond's vibrant past comes to life in an engaging mix of old and new: fun, interactive exhibits, moving documentaries, guided tours, oral histories and priceless historic artifacts.

     
  • 20 Nov 2015 5:27 PM | Holly Ralph (Administrator)

    Have the Summer of a Lifetime with Snorri & Snorri Plus


    The Snorri Program

    For whom? Young people of Icelandic descent 18-28 years of age

    When? June 12 – July 22, 2016

    Why? Because it will change your life!

    Application deadline: January 13, 2016


    Snorri Plus

    For whom? People of Icelandic descent 30+, their spouses and friends

    When? August 17-31/Sept 1, 2016

    Why? Because this trip is more than you will ever dream of!

    New! East side of Iceland included in tour!

    Application deadline: January 20, 2016


    Rates and application forms on www.snorri.is

    Information: info@snorri.is

    Facebook: www.facebook.com/snorriprogram/


    Thank you in advance!

    Bestu kveðjur/Best wishes,


    — Ásta Sól Kristjánsdóttir

    Project Manager / verkefnastjóri

    Óðinsgötu 7, 101 Reykjavík

    Iceland

    Tel./Sími: +354-551-0165

    www.snorri.is


     



     

     

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