Lögberg Heimskringla 125th Birthday Open House, Oct 13 2011

The Lögberg Heimskringla Icelandic Community Newspaper in Manitoba

celebrates its 125th Birthday in Winnipeg.

Lögberg means Law Rock.

Just like Ice Berg means Ice Rock. Yeah.

Heimskringla means Circle of the world.

The L-H is the oldest running community newspaper in North America.

All the nicest old ladies were there.

And a choir. The Icelanders love a choir.

From the L-H website:

“It’s the only newspaper that covers the entire Icelandic community.

With news about people and events from one end of North America to the other, as well as Iceland, Lögberg-Heimskringla has the full story on people of Icelandic descent, whether they live in Manitoba, North Dakota, Alberta, Utah, Nova Scotia… or any point in between.

It’s about people.

Lögberg-Heimskringla is full of original stories on people in the Icelandic and Icelandic North American scene, both past and present. Whether it’s a new feature article on up-and-coming musicians, a profile of fishermen following the tradition of their ancestors, or biographies of lives lived, Lögberg-Heimskringla is there.

It has something for everyone.

Lögberg-Heimskringla covers current events in Iceland, reviews books, movies, and music, follows sports, and keeps you up to date on coming events in your community. Our paper reflects the diversity of the hundreds of thousands of people whose heritage is Icelandic.

It’s your paper.

L-H has continuous publishing history going back to the early years of Icelandic settlement in North America.Heimskringla was founded in 1886, Lögberg in 1888; the two newspapers amalgamated in 1959. If you are of Icelandic descent, chances are someone in your family has made our headlines!”

The offices of the Logberg Heimskringla. 100-283 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg

 

L-H Treasurer Dan Snidal talks to Peter Bjornson; Member of the Legislative Assembly for Manitoba

 

 

Red for Fire and Blue for Ice.

 

Lögberg Heimskringla 125th Anniversary

 

Caelum Vatnsdal checks the sound. He was shooting a small documentary about L-H

 

 

A collection of Icelandic books

 

The Sólskríkjan Icelandic Canadian Choir was there!

 

 

Icelandic Themed Art by Karen Johannason of Lipton Street Studio

 

Peter Johnson, fundraising chair

 

L-H interim editor, Joan Eyolfson Cadham, Mrs. Bruce Johnson, Helga Sigurdson, Valdine Johnson

 

 

Margaret Kernasted, Audrey Juve Kwasnika,

 

The Lögberg Heimskringla from 1959

 

Icelandic Pannakukkar

 

The Icelanders don't drink tea. They drink coffee. Lots and lots of coffee

 

Catherine Robertson, Oli, Peter Johnson, Tim Samson

 

Vínarterta courtesy of Gunnthora Gisladottir

 

Rullapysla. (Nom nom) donated by Pallson Fine Foods, Arborg

 

Linda F Sigurdson Collette, the other official photographer, Bruce Johnson

 

Alana Odegaard, Gunvor Danielsdottir, Elva Jonason,

 

The Sólskríkjan Icelandic Canadian Choir was there! Kristine Richardson

 

 

Frank Wilson, Gunnur Isfeld, Helle Wilson

 

Helle Zeidler Wilson, Honorary Consul, from the Royal Danish Consulate in Winnipeg

 

 

Wendy Hart, Winnipeg Press Club brings greetings

 

A biography of Jón Sigurdsson

 

Garry Oddleifson and Olof Wood

 

Way back when, Logberg merged with Heimskringla

 

 

 

Judi Wilson hands around the Vinarterta

 

Gunnthora Gisladottir, Karen Johannason

 

 

It was a carrot cake

 

Kar Johnson and Dr Ken Thorlakson

 

a little Icelandic Doll

 

Dr. Birna Bjarnadottir from the Dept of Icelandic Studies, U of Manitoba, and Joan Eyolfson Cadham

 

Gunnvar Danielsdottir and Dr. Richard of U of Manitoba Jazz Studies, and Joan Gillis

 

Dr. Ken Thorlakson, Honorary Consul for Norway Natalie Denesovych and Chairman of the Board Grant Stefanson

 

Dr Ken Thorlakson, Chairman of the Future Fund Capitol Campaign for L-H

 

 

 

 

Tim Samson. It was announced that The Winnipeg Foundation would give $20 000 in support

 

 

Grant Nordman, Winnipeg city Councilor gets told by Vi Bjarnason Hilton

 

Grant Nordman, Gladys Wirth.

 

 

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