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.

2018 Mem­ber­ship Form (Open with Adobe Read­er)

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.

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..