2016 Convention, Vancouver

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Website 

http://www.icelandicclubbc.ca/convention2016/



Icelandic National League of North America 2016 Convention

Timetable of Events


Friday, April 29, 2016—Morning

7:30 am – Noon               Registration                                             Outside Ballrooms A & B

9:00 am                           Welcoming Remarks                                 Ballrooms A & B

                                        Convention Chair, Norman Eyford

                                        Tsatsu Stalqayu—Coastal Wolf Pack--Click to watch the video

                                        Peter Julian, Member of Parliament, New Westminster– Burnaby-Click to watch the video

                                        Master of Ceremonies, Oðinn Helgason

 

9:30 -10:15 am                Session #1:  Victoria/Point Roberts/Golden

                                        Fred Bjarnason                                       

Friday, April, APRIL 29, 2016

10:45 – 11:15                  Session #3:  Ósland/ Hunter Island/ Sunnybrook

                                        Signý Wilson - Click for PowerPoint      Click for audio                                       

11:15 - 12:00                   Vancouver

                                        ICC of BC                                              

 

Friday, April 29, 2016—Afternoon & Evening

12:45 - 1:15                     Concurrent Presentation: Snorri, Snorri Plus, Snorri West

1:30-2:30                         Session #4:  Survival on the Edge, Seawomen of Iceland

                                        Margaret Willson - Click for audio                                  

2:30 – 3:15                      Session # 5:  The Artist, Jóhannes Kjarval- Click for Powerpoint  Click for audio

                                        Hafþór Yngvason                                    

3:30 – 4:00                      Session #6:  Still Creek Crows              

                                        Lisa Sigurgeirson Maxx—Michael Darragh

7:30 – 9:00                      Official INLNA Opening Ceremonies   Click for audio  of Opening Ceremonies   Click for President's Welcome

 

Saturday, April 30, 2016—Morning

9:00 – 10:00                    Session #7:  BirdLife Iceland

                                        Edward Rickson - Click for audio Edward Rickson.mp3                                 

10:30 – 12:00                  Session #8:  Four Plays by Guttormur J. Guttormsson - Click for audio

                                        Heather Alda Ireland will introduce the plays which will be performed

 by seven members of the West Coast Icelandic community.         

Saturday, April 30, 2016—Afternoon & Evening

12:30 – 1:15                    Concurrent Presentation:  “Coming West 

                                        Bill Valgardson - Click for audio

1:30—2:00                       AGM Delegate Registration

2:00 – 4:00                      INLNA Annual General Meeting            

1:30 – 2:30                      Concurrent Session #9  The Icelandic Language Through

                                        Time and Space.   Gunnar Ólafur Hansson  Fraser Room

3:00—5:00                       Rune Readings by Rosa                       

6:00- 7:00                        Cocktails (cash bar) & Silent Auction Reopens  -  Ballrooms A/B/C

7:45  Silent Auction closes

7:00 –  9:30                     Banquet, Keynote speaker: Donald Gislason--Click for audio

10:00—Midnight              Dance Music by Splendub, DJ Volo

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Thank you for your response for the Sunday Tour. We have rented two buses for the day. 

 



2016 Convention Location Information

River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Road, Richmond B.C.

Hotel Website:  http://www.riverrock.com/

 

2016 Convention Room Reservations

Guests should ask for the “2016 INL of North America” group rate.

 

Room Reservations can be made by:

Calling the Hotel reservations department at (604) 247-8900 and press 0

 Or toll free line at 1-866-748-3718 and press 0

Or fax (604) 207-2641

Reservations by email can be made at the following email address:   reservations@riverrock.com




2016 Convention Location Information

River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Road, Richmond B.C.

Hotel Website:  http://www.riverrock.com/

 

2016 Convention Room Reservations

Guests should ask for the “2016 INL of North America” group rate.

 

Room Reservations can be made by:

Calling the Hotel reservations department at (604) 247-8900 and press 0

 Or toll free line at 1-866-748-3718 and press 0

Or fax (604) 207-2641

Reservations by email can be made at the following email address:   reservations@riverrock.com


Arriving by Plane:

River Rock is literally a few minutes from the Vancouver International Airport. It is easily accessible by taxi. You can also travel to the hotel using the new Canada Line Skytrain. Skytrain departs directly from the airport. Once on board the skytrain, you will get off at the Bridgeport Station. You will see the River Rock from the platform. Travel time from the airport to the River Rock is about 7 minutes. A SkyTrain map is included below.

 Arriving by Car:

River Rock is centrally located for drivers coming from Vancouver, the Lower Mainland or Washington. Travel time by car from Vancouver International Airport to the River Rock is about 10 minutes. Travel time from downtown Vancouver or the US border is 20 to 40 minutes when traffic is light. Free parking is available.



SkyTrain has many stations that will connect you to points in Richmond (Bridgeport) to Vancouver (Waterfront) and out to Surrey (King George).  Skytrain travels through Burnaby and New Westminster which are between Vancouver and Surrey.


Area around the River Rock Casino Resort showing the SkyTrain (Canada Line) in red



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