Who is Icelandic River Heritage?
Icelandic River Heritage Sites Inc.
History is all around us…
Joomla! LogoManitoba's Icelandic River district in the Rural Municipality of Bifrost is one of Canada's most unique and historically rich areas. Icelandic River Heritage Sites Inc. was formed on Oct. 22, 2006 (the 131st anniversary of the landing of the first Icelandic settlers on Willow Point) as a non-profit organization of volunteers dedicated to making this unique heritage more visible and accessible for present and future generations...

New IcelandPart of historic New Iceland, established on Lake Winnipeg in 1875, the Icelandic River district has been the setting of both unimaginable hardship and inspiring achievement over the last 130+ years. Here Icelandic settlers transplanted their ancient language and culture - still evident in the area’s wealth of placenames and traditions - and here they forged unique relationships with both their aboriginal neighbours and settlers of other origins. The scene of many milestone events over a century as an outpost of culture, commerce, and transportation, Icelandic River has also been home to many notable figures - visionaries, poets, musicians, scholars, innovators, adventurers, entrepreneurs, and larger-than-life characters. Today it remains one of Manitoba’s most culturally and geographically unique districts.

FlugumyriIt is our privilege to celebrate this rich heritage - and also our responsibility to honour the memory of the pioneers who laid the foundations for the communities of the Icelandic River area. The goals of IRHS (Icelandic River Heritage Sites Inc.) are to preserve and promote the many historic landmarks and events associated with this unique legacy.

 




Who is Icelandic River River Heritage Sites Inc?



Executive Members

Harley Jonasson, president ph. 204 254 2691 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Nelson Gerrard, vice-president ph. 204 378 2758 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Wanda Anderson, treasurer ph. 204 378 2482 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Joel Friðfinnsson, secretary ph. 204 641 0225 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 

Committee Members

Val Anderson ph. 204 378 5506 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Keith Eliasson ph. 204 378 2793 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Michelle Erickson ph. 204 378 2346 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Jon Finnson ph. 204 641 0208 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Joyce Johnson ph. 204 378 2719 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Irvin Olafson ph. 204 642 7985 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Gary Paulson ph. 204 378 5422 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Lorraine Sigurdson ph. 204 378 5668 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
Margaret Wishnowski ph. 204 378 5560


Honourary Members

Sigmar Johnson



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