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Icelandic attire fashion show draws enthusiastic crowd

Photo: Leif Norman Author: Judy Bradley, Winnipeg, MB

An Icelandic attire fashion show was one of the special events held to mark the 125th anniversary of Íslendingadagurinn, the Manitoba Icelandic Festival, held in Gimli. Kaela Jacobson, a member of the organizing committee, undertook research to ensure the event would reflect fashions of our ancestors who settled the area along with current-day Icelandic fashion.
The show generated great excitement and anticipation for both the audience and the models. People were early and eager to secure the best seats for the show, to review the photo display of traditional costumes and hand knit items at the back of the room, and to enjoy a visit over coffee along with delights such as pönnukökur and vínarterta.


Vintage bomber makes stop in Iceland

Photo: Kent Lárus Björnsson Author: Stewart Wheeler, Canadian Ambassador to Iceland

The visit to Iceland of the Canadian Avro Lancaster bomber en-route to the UK for its historic tour was a proud day for Canada,” said Canadian Ambassador Stewart Wheeler. “Hundreds and hundreds of Icelanders of all ages came out to Reykjavík airport to visit and tour the vintage plane and it was an opportunity to underline the strong relations – both past and present – between Canada and Iceland that draw strength from our shared commitment to the values of freedom and democracy as Allies and founding members of NATO.”

Icelandic Open Golf Tournament

Photo: Leif Norman/leifnorman.net Margaret Kernested, Board of Directors, Lögberg-Heimskringla, Gimli, MB

Golfing with friends, for a good cause, on a beautiful summer day – what a great way to start off the Íslendingadagurinn weekend.
121 golfers attended the 14th Annual Icelandic Open Golf Tournament, in support of Lögberg-Heimskringla, at Links at the Lake, August 1st, 2014. Thanks to the organizational skills of Brad Sveinson the day was one of fun, prizes and good food. (Prize winners will be printed in next issue of L-H.)
Participants enjoyed kleinur and pönnukökur at Hole 10, sponsored by the Board of Directors of Lögberg-Heimskringla. Hole 10 was dedicated to the memory of Walter Sopher who passed away November 12, 2013. Walter was a strong supporter, and a long time Board Member of L-H.


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