25.11.2015
SAVOURING OUR HERITAGE - Celebrating 140 years in New Iceland
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Every year in Gimli, Manitobans of Icelandic descent gather at the New Iceland Heritage Museum (NIHM) on 21 October and then take part in " The Walk to the Rock " to Willow Point where the first wave of Icelandic settlers landed 21 October 1875. So, ...
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19.10.2015
YRSA SIGURÐARDÓTTIR IN CANADA 14 - 30 October 2015.
Iceland's President
The best selling writer of crime and horror novels, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, has been introducing her latest book in English translation, The Undesired (Kuldi in Icelandic) in Canada. She has taken part in the Wordfest in Calgary 16 - 19 October and will...
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02.10.2015
BETEL: 100th ANNIVERSARY GALA DINNER
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The Betel Home Foundation was established in 1915 and now runs two Care Homes for the elderly, in Gimli and Selkirk, Manitoba. A Gala Dinner was held 26 September in Gimli.
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14.08.2015
Two Icelandic leaders visit Manitoba and North Dakota
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Eygló Harðardóttir, the Minister for Social Affairs and Housing in the Government of Iceland and Agnes Sigurðardóttir the first woman Bishop of the Icelandic Lutheran (state) church visited Manitoba, Canada and North Dakota, USA this summer.
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29.07.2015
Gimli Film Festival
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The 15th Annual Gimli Film Festival (GFF) took place July 22 - 26. This time over one hundred Indoor films were shown and as usual there were the outdoor Free Beach Screenings at Lake Winnipeg.
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13.08.2013
The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships
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The Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies invites applications for the Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships for 2014. The Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enab...
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28.01.2013
Iceland welcomes acquittal in Icesave case
The EFTA Court ruling on Icesave rejected all claims by the EFTA Surveillance Authority that Iceland should be declared in breach of the EEA Agreement. The Court rejected the claim that Iceland has breached the Deposit Guarantee Directive or has disc...
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15.01.2013
Locally hired secretary in the General Consulate
  The post of a locally hired secretary in the General Consulate in Winnipeg is open for applications. Date of hiring is 1 May, 2013. The secretary of the General Consulate has several functions in the Consulate, such as computer processing, wr...
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07.09.2012
You Are In Control Conference 4. - 6. Nov 2012, Reykjavík
Between November 4-6 2012, Reykjavik will host the 5th edition of You Are In Control, a hothouse for creatives and thinkers interested in cross-platform explorations and ideas relating to future business models created by the digital revolution.
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09.01.2012
Cabinet reshuffle
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A new Cabinet was unveiled in Iceland on 31 December. During the reshuffle former finance minister Mr Steingrímur J. Sigfússon was named Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture as well as Minister of Economic Affairs. Mrs Oddný G. Harðardóttur was prom...
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27.10.2011
Icelanders Invite Tourists Into Their Homes
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Encouraging a nation-wide participation, The President of Iceland, Olafur Ragnar Grimsson has invited tourists to enjoy pancakes at his home in an effort to make tourists feel welcome in Iceland.
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27.08.2011
Iceland completes IMF Programme
The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) completed and approved on Friday the sixth and final review of Iceland's Economic Recovery Programme, supported by a Stand-By Arrangement, making the country the first to complete such a pr...
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04.08.2011
The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships
The Snorri Sturluson Icelandic Fellowships are granted to writers, translators and scholars (not students) in the field of humanities from outside Iceland, to enable them to stay in Iceland for a period of at least three months, in order to improve t...
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