Iceland House Society

The Ice­landic Cana­dian Club of BC is one of the largest Ice­landic clubs in North Amer­ica. We have a mem­ber­ship of about 500 peo­ple of all ages. We are a dynamic group and have many Ice­landic cul­tural activ­i­ties for all mem­bers of the fam­ily. We invite you to join us.

 

The Ice­landic Cana­dian Club of British Colum­bia traces its begin­ning to August 8th, 1908, when the Lit­er­ary Soci­ety Ingól­fur was estab­lished in Van­cou­ver. Since it was estab­lished the name of the Club has been changed twice. The first change took place in 1946 when Ingól­fur merged with the social club Ísafold under the name Ströndin. The sec­ond change took place in 1967 when the new name was adopted as part of a long-term re-organization of the Club. But through these nine decades and three dif­fer­ent names the unity of the mem­ber­ship and the objec­tives of pro­mot­ing a com­mon fel­low­ship and friend­ship between per­sons of Ice­landic descent — remains unchanged.

The objects of the Soci­ety are:
(a) To pro­mote an inter­est in Ice­landic cul­ture, tra­di­tions and fel­low­ship;
(b) To pro­mote the obser­va­tion of Ice­landic hol­i­days;
© To enter­tain promi­nent guests from Ice­land and North Amer­ica;
(d) To bring together Ice­landers, Cana­di­ans and other per­sons inter­ested in the Ice­landic cul­ture, tra­di­tions and fel­low­ship;
(e) To con­tinue the objec­tives of the Ströndin Chap­ter of the INL.

ACTIVITIES:
The I.C.C of B.C. is the most active sin­gle Ice­landic Orga­ni­za­tion in N. A. with a paid mem­ber­ship of about 5OO per­sons of all ages. It reg­u­larly holds Ice­landic lan­guage classes, main­tains an Ice­landic Her­itage Library and cel­e­brates Ice­landic hol­i­days and cul­tural tra­di­tions, pro­duces an 8 page monthly newslet­ter for its friends and mem­bers, offers a schol­ar­ship pro­gram to stu­dents of Ice­landic descent. The I.C.C. of B.C. also works with the INL to achieve a national voice for Ice­landic Cul­ture through­out North America.

ICCBC presentation: Traditional Icelandic Singing

ICCBC presentation: Traditional Icelandic Singing

ICCBC presents:  a work­shop /presentation on tra­di­tional forms of Ice­landic singing, rímur and tvísögur

Date: Tues­day, Octo­ber 21, 2014 Time: 7 pm Rímur are sung by one per­son with repet­i­tive sounds, empha­siz­ing syl­la­ble and are rhyming. These are epic bal­lads and there can be hun­dreds of verses. The tvísön­gur is sung by two voices in par­al­lel per­fect fifths.

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Icelandic Thorrablot

Icelandic Thorrablot

The Ice­landic Cana­dian Club of British Colum­bia cor­dially invites you to þorrablót (Thorrablot) Cock­tails, din­ner, danc­ing to a six-piece band Piz­zazz, 50–50 draw; dress is semi-formal

Date: Sat­ur­day, March 1, 2014 Time: Cock­tails 6 pm, Din­ner 7 pm, Danc­ing 9 pm Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Cost: $40; stu­dents $25 Con­tact: For tick­ets, con­tact Leif Erick­son 604–581-9767; Nina Jobin 604–277-0143. Reserve …

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Iceland and Beyond!

Iceland and Beyond!

The Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety together with The Ice­landic Club of BC will present Ice­land and Beyond to cel­e­brate Leif Erik­son Day and the Open­ing of the Ice­land room at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre. The pro­gram will include Leif Erikson’s Saga and pre­sen­ta­tions on Ice­land today by Heather Ire­land and others.

Date: Sat­ur­day, Octo­ber 5, 2013 Time: 1 to 4 pm Loca­tion: …

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