The founding convention of the Icelandic National League of North America was held on March 25th, 1919. 32 delegates from Manitoba, Saskatchewan, and North Dakota met at the Good Templars Hall on Sargeant Avenue in Winnipeg to form “The Icelandic Society” which was soon changed to the Icelandic National League of North America. The meetings were in Icelandic for many decades.
Club membership grew over the years and the organization today has many member clubs, associate and affilliate clubs, and individual members. The board of Directors actively works to preserve and promote our shared Icelandic Heritage.
At the end of April, Icelandic people and those interested in our heritage and culture will gather in Vancouver for the Sold Out 97th Annual Convention. Next year, the convention will be the first weekend in May hosted by the North Dakota Icelanders.
Make a plan to attend. I cannot wait to see you! For more information, see the website and Facebook page: www.inlofna.org
Happy Easter Weekend.