Registration of the 2016 annual convention of the Icelandic National League of North America is now open at the website of the Icelandic Canadian Club of British Columbia, which is hosting this year’s convention (http://www.icelandicclubbc.org/convention2016/). Mail-in registration is also available.
The theme of this year’s convention is “Strandarsaga: a coast story.” The convention will run from Thursday, April 28 until Sunday, May 1, 2016, with the main portion of the convention taking place on the Friday and Saturday. It is being held at the River Rock Casino Resort, located close to the Vancouver International Airport.
This year’s convention will showcase five early Icelandic Settlements in Victoria, Point Roberts, Ósland, Hunter Island, and Sunnybrook and we will include the history of Icelanders in Vancouver and Golden. We will also explore what the people of Icelandic descent are up to these days on the West Coast. We are excited and pleased to present Hólmfríður Arnardóttir, General Manager for Fuglavernd / BirdLife Iceland and Hafþór Yngvason, Director of the Western Gallery and Public Art Collection at Western Washington University.