Membership is open to people with Icelandic heritage, and people without Icelandic heritage who have an interest in Icelandic history and culture.
Your membership helps to ensure the purpose and mission of the Icelanders of Victoria continues to thrive. Our Constitution states:
The purposes of the Society are to promote Icelandic culture and traditions by:
- Facilitating Icelandic Language classes
- Celebrating an annual Thorrablót and Independence Day Picnic
- Holding at least four (4) social evenings a year where we can enjoy our Icelandic Heritage
- Other activities that promote an interest in the Icelandic Culture and Traditions.
The club is a registered society in British Columbia, Canada, and a member of the Icelandic National League of North America.
BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP
- Receive advance notice of special visitors and events
- Discount on annual Thorrablót tickets
- Members-Only discount on Icelandic Roots subscription for genealogy research (Contact us for the discount code before you subscribe)
- Opportunities to meet other "Western Icelanders" - the name given to all the Icelandic people who emigrated to the Americas, and their descendants
- Finding a cousin or two and getting to know them, and making new friends
- Travel opportunities through the Snorri programs or group tours hosted by Icelandic Canadians
COST OF MEMBERSHIP
Annual Membership is from January 1 - December 31.
Family $30 Single $20 Student $10 Couple $30
Senior (Over 65, single or couple) $15
***To maintain the discount on your Icelandic Roots subscription, your membership for the Icelanders of Victoria must be current. Example: for 2020 club membership, the fee must be paid before the end of 2019.***
Your membership and support are key to the continued success of the Icelandic community on Vancouver Island. Our purpose is to keep our Icelandic heritage alive and thriving.
Our next event is the annual Icelandic Independence Day picnic. The official Independence Day is June 17th. It falls on a Monday this year. Please see the Upcoming Events page for more information.
We regularly screen Icelandic movies and documentaries. Free admission, anyone can come! Watch for the announcements on the Upcoming Events page, or subscribe to our News & Events to receive advance email notifications.