Icelandic National League


North America


20th Anniversary of the Scandinavian Centre

Let's celebrate the Centre's 20th Anniversary together with a big ' family ' picnic!

 Rain or shine

 Bring your own picnic and blanket

 Or buy food from a couple of Food trucks and Nester's Market BBQ

Bring a 20th Anniversary Cake to share.  It is OK to think of it as a cake design competition - we won't judge you - or maybe we will ...

 Ice Cream, Tea & Coffee will be provided

 Join the kids/adult games- it will be pretty casual

 Bring photos/memorabilia to share your memories of the last 20 years plus.  CLUBS ARE ENCOURAGED TO DIG OUT PHOTO ALBUMS/ DISPLAYS

 The Basics:

DATE: Sunday, September 11, 2016

TIME: 11am - 4 pm

LOCATION: Scandinavian Centre


 All House Society members will receive a $10 food voucher at the gate. Make sure you have paid your membership and are on the membership list. 

 Bar or Beer Garden will be open - Cash bar only


 If you are coming, contact by email:  Norman Eyford at or

Margaret Bjarnason Amirault at


2016 Blaine Icelandic Picnic

Sunday July 17th 1pm -4pm

The 2016 Blaine Icelandic Picnic is Sunday July 17 from 1 pm - 4 pm
The Blaine Icelandic Picnic at Peace Arch Park takes place Sunday July 17, 2016 from 1 pm – 4 pm. We have reserved the U.S. Kitchen and picnic tables and invite you and your friends to attend this get together.
Families find the picnic to be a great way to create an impromptu family reunion as well as spend an afternoon with other Icelandic descendants. You are invited to bring your picnic lunch (and tablecloths) and join in the fun.
The Blaine Icelandic Heritage Society provides the space and some after lunch Icelandic goodies. A donation jar is available to help contribute to the rental costs for the facility.
We have a short program, take a quick group photo, and then spend the bulk of our time catching up with family and friends.
The weather is always wonderful this time of the year, so we encourage you to join in this gathering and spend an afternoon in the picturesque Peace Arch Park enjoying setting, the weather and the company!

October 21, 2015, Wednesday evening, 7:00 p.m.
Iceland Room of the Scandinavian Community Centre
Come hear Dr. Grímur Valdimarsson
inform us about the fishing industry in Iceland and beyond.
Dr. Valdimarsson is currently a Senior Advisor to the Ministry of Industries and Innovation and before that to the Ministry of Fisheries and Agriculture. From 1997 to 2010, Grimur was the Director of the Fish Products and Industry Division of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations.
Contacts: Gerri at or
Norm at 604-588-1893

Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Icelandic Author of Mystery/Crime novels
will be at the Vancouver Writers Festival this October.
She will participate four times at various venues on Granville Island.
Tickets are $20.
October 20 Icelandic Incantations (#14 in the programme), 8:30 pm, at Studio 1398
October 21 Shock and Awful (#27), 6-7:15 pm, at Studio 1398
Sisters in Crime (#31), 8:30 pm, Waterfront Theatre
October 24 Unlikely Path (#72), 2 pm, Performance Works
The webpage for the Festival is

Dates to Remember


SUNDAY, JULY 27, 1:00–4:00 p.m.

Peace Arch Park, U.S. Side

Bring your Picnic Lunch
Bring the children, parents, grandparents, friends
Activities for Children
Remember you can walk anywhere in the park without going through border restrictionsundefined
but do not leave the park.
Directions to the Peace Arch Park:
For parking on the Canadian side of the border, it is essential that you turn right on Beach
Road - the road just before the Duty Free shop - keep going past the Duty Free shop, then
turn left into the Peace Arch Parking lot, and walk across the park;
Come early and go through the border to the U.S. picnic area.
People from Blaine, Birch Bay, Bellingham to Seattle and surrounding area will be there,
as will people from British Columbia.
Come & have a good time!

The Scandinavian Centre is located at:
6540 Thomas Street,
Burnaby, BC,
V5B 4P9, Tel:

For specific dates and events that may come up, check the newsletter on this website.
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