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A candid interview with the First Lady of Iceland, Eliza Reid

 Photo: Stefan Jonasson

 

Through the marvels of modern technology, Eliza Reid, the new Canadian-born First Lady of Iceland, made an appearance at the annual general meeting of the Icelandic Canadian Club of Toronto on October 16, 2016. Retired CBC Radio broadcaster Lorna Jackson, who is herself of Icelandic ancestry, interviewed Eliza via Skype while club members watched and listened. Gail Einarson-McCleery, OF, transcribed the interview for publication in Lögberg-Heimskringla.

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Jay Uschold takes Manhattan

 

 

Jakob (Jay) Uschold commenced his studies this fall at the Manhattan School of Music, where he is enrolled in the Master’s degree program in Orchestral Performance (Tuba). Jay is a graduate of Glenlawn Collegiate in Winnipeg and graduated from the University of Manitoba’s Desautels Faculty of Music this past spring. …

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Byron “Boss” Johnson: a man ahead of his time

 Photo: Photo courtesy of Fred Bjarnason and the Icelandic Archives of BC

Author: Compiled by Kristjana Magnusson Clark with research by Robert Asgeirsson

Byron Ingemar Johnson, a sportsman, 
businessman, politician, and family man, lived a
unique and distinguished life in British Columbia. He was born on December 10, 1890, in
Victoria, British Columbia, to Ólafur Jónsson
(Oliver Johnson) and Guðrún Arnfinnsdóttir
(Guðrún Finnson), both of whom were born
in Iceland. His paternal grandparents were Jón
Jónsson (John Johnson) and Valgerður Grímsdóttir and his maternal grandparents were Arnfinnur Arnfinnsson and Ingigerður Björnsdóttir, all of whom were born in Iceland. …

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