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Always Know When Icelandic Bands are Playing in Your City

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Did you know there’s a website that updates a list of all the Icelandic bands that play anywhere in the world outside of Iceland? Check out Iceland Music Export: http://icelandmusic.is/gigs-abroad/

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ETA Now Required for Icelanders Visiting Canada

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  Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA) required for travellers to Canada effective March 15, 2016 Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) has established a new entry requirement for visa-exempt, non-U.S. foreign nationals travelling to Canada by air called the Electronic Travel Authorization (eTA). The purpose of an eTA is to allow Canada to pre-screen eTA-required travellers […]

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Iceland Symposium March 19 @ York U

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York University is proud to feature Iceland as the subject of the prestigious Annual International Studies Symposium at Glendon Campus. The team is excited to host an all-day conference on March 19th, 2016, which will explore the academic and cultural knowledge of Iceland. Join us as we celebrate the relationship between Iceland and Canada with students, academic scholars, government […]

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Remembering Ragnheidur McNamee

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Ragnheidur McNamee, 98, died Saturday, February 6, 2016, at the Runnymede Healthcare Centre after a brief illness. Also know as Heather, Rocky and Skeex, she was born in Winnipeg on December 28, 1917, one of three sisters to her Icelandic parents Gisli and Ragnheidur Gudmundsdottir Johnson. She was the last remaining of her siblings, having […]

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Apply for the Icelandic Camp Grant

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A grant of $500 is available for a child 8 to 15 to attend Icelandic Camp in Gimli this summer: Fri. July 22 to Fri. July 29th. The Annual ICCT grant for Icelandic Camp in Gimli is awarded to a student of Icelandic descent who has a sincere interest in their Icelandic heritage. Deadline is March 22, […]

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Thorrablot Early Bird Ticket Discount Extended to February 19

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Þorrablót 2016  FRIDAY April 8th “Gaman Saman!” “Fun Together!” NEW VENUE! The event is at REVIVAL – 783 College Street, Toronto, ON M6G 1C5(Street Parking, 2 Paid Parking Lots) 6:30 PM Appetizers and Cash Bar | 7:30 PM Feast! | 10 PM After Party! Live Auction | Live Music | DJ  Þorrablót 2016 will be a cultural and culinary feast. […]

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