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Our family rokkur

Photo: Lou Howard

Author: Lou Howard, Honorary Life Member,
Friends of Iceland, Ottawa, ON

The August 15, 2017, edition of Lögberg-Heimskringla had a picture of Sunna Olafson Furstenau, President of the Icelandic National League of North America, with her spinning wheel. Her interesting talk, “Spokes of a wheel,” was the subject of the article that accompanied the picture. Our family has the same spinning wheel, or rokkur, and I want to tell our story about the spokes of a wheel in our lives. . . .

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The Icelandic Student Society in Winnipeg

Photo courtesy of Janis Ólöf Magnusson

Author: Stefan Jonasson

Although students from the Icelandic immigrant communities in the heart of North America began to attend college and university within a decade of the first settlers’ arrival, their numbers were small and it wasn’t until the beginning of the twentieth century that there was a critical mass of Icelandic students seeking higher education in Winnipeg.  . . .

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The family that plays together … Thorsteinson family reunion

 Photo courtesy of Svava Bjarnason

Author: Svava Bjarnason, Newark-on-Trent, UK

The family that plays together, stays together! Four generations of the descendants of Thorstein and Anna Thorsteinson gathered for a family reunion from August 11 to 13 in Saskatchewan. Thorstein and Anna immigrated to Canada in 1892 with three children in tow. They initially settled in Churchbridge, Saskatchewan, and moved to the Leslie area in 1898.  Nine children were born in Canada.   . . .

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