Display at Concordia University International Open House

 Submitted by Carolyn Yu

Carolyn Yu, Ivan Jonsson & Joedy Engelsby were hosting the Icelandic display booth on Concordia University’s International Day Open House.

On display were a number of Icelandic items donated for the event.


Lava pottery; jólasveinarnir doll, vinerterta, Icelandic handicrafts & jewellery.

Icelandic shawls

Shirley Sigurdson’s Icelandic sweaters, Icelandic horse and waterfall paintings, banner, dishes, huldufolk doll and antique ornately carved  knitting needle box.

Carolyn Yu’s Icelandic stone painting; silver jewelry, other Icelandic wooden handicraft & skin shoes.


The Annual General Meeting will be held this Saturday, October 21, 2017 at the Dutch Canadian Club, Home of the Scandanavians located at 11312 142 Street NW Edmonton. The meeting will commence at 11:00 a.m.
Elections will be held at this meeting and a quorum is required to move forward.
See you there!

Leifur Eiriksson Dinner

Hi again everyone,

As noted in the September ICCE Newsletter, our fall dinner – the Leifur Eiriksson Dnnner – is being held Saturday, September 30th at the Dutch Canadian Club, 13212 – 142 Street.

This year, the club is providing a barbecued meal and asking you to bring either a side dish, salad or dessert for the buffet table. Doors will open at 5pm with dinner served at 6pm. Entertainment is being provided by Singer Musician Bill Bourne, great grandson of Icelandic poet Stephan G Stephansson.

There is no charge for the evening, however, in order to know how much meat and veggies to purchase and cook, would you please RSVP to myself, Linda Cornell, no later than September 23rd to or give me a call at 780-456-6366 or text me at 780-913-5283. Please let me know how many will be attending in your party. If you have already replied by phone or email, please be assured that I have already documented this information – no need to RSVP again.

Thank you and hope to see you on September 30th.


Íslendingamót in Markerville

The Icelandic Canadian Club of Edmonton joined the festivities in Markerville on June 17, 2017. We all had a wonderful time with leg races, tug of wars and ice cream! Festivities included the annual crowning of our Provincial Fallkjona and a pot luck dinner.


INLNA 2018 Convention

In just over a year, our club will host the 2018 Icelandic National League of North America Convention. The last time we hosted was in 2011 and the Convention was very successful; we had attendees from all over Canada, the US and Iceland.

As soon as the 2017 Convention is over on May 8 of this year, we will start to promote our Convention. It will be the 99th annual Convention – can you imagine? The INLNA has met yearly since 1919, what an accomplishment! And we want to celebrate!

We are still looking for volunteers to help put our Convention together and as the time draws closer, we will need even more volunteers to help out with many small but important jobs that will be popping up.

The dates have been set for April 26 to 28, 2018 at the DoubleTree by Hilton. If you can help in any way, big or small, please let me know as soon as possible! As they say, many hands may light work and we welcome one and all to our team.

Thanks so much,

Bev Arason-Gaudet
2018 Convention Chair