IODE Canada 122nd National Annual Meeting
25 / 26 / 27 May 2022
The IODE Canada Board of Directors in partnership with members from IODE Jon Sigurdsson Chapter had many plans to welcome members and guests from across Canada to Winnipeg, Manitoba for the 2022 annual meeting - after long discussions, it was decided the need to cancel the in-person meetings due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 National Annual Meeting from 25 to 27 May 2022 will be held as Zoom meetings and will be open to all members. Everyone can attend without travelling anywhere! We will be able to bring you speakers to share their ideas with you in the comfort of your own home. Even though this year’s annual meeting will not be in person, Zoom will provide a visual experience where you will be able to see and hear our speakers and our national award winners and each other A varied and informative agenda is planned. The benefit of attending annual meetings is sharing with fellow members who truly believe in volunteer community service and learning from their experiences.
Winnipeg is the capital of the Canadian province of Manitoba. Its heart is The Forks, a historic site at the intersection of the Red and Assiniboine rivers, with warehouses converted to shops and restaurants, plus ample green space dedicated to festivals, concerts and exhibits. Nearby, the Exchange District is known for its well-preserved, early 20th-century architecture and numerous art galleries.
As we cannot travel to the location of our 122nd National Annual Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba, we thought we would bring a bit of of the “Peg” to you.
There so many interesting places and entertaining activities in Winnipeg – the following is a short list of Manitoba fun fast facts
According to Statistics Canada, Manitoba is home to the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland. Iceland formally became an independent republic on June 17, 1944.
Annually the IODE Jon Sigurdsson Chapter in conjunction with the Icelandic Canadian Frón and the Icelandic Consul General host a wreath laying ceremony to recognize Iceland’s independence at the statue of Jón Sigurdsson located on the North Side of the Manitoba Legislative Building.
On June 17th, 2010, The Jón Sigurðsson Day Act was passed by the Manitoba Legislature and given Royal Assent, proclaiming June 17th as Jón Sigurðsson Day in honour of the Icelandic settlers in Manitoba.
Thanks to Jo Wilson, a member of IODE Jon Sigurdsson Chapter, for sharing her Vínarterta family recipe.
Winnipeg's awe-inspiring attractions include
Click on the red highlighted links to get a taste of the experiences, these attractions have curated virtual experiences to inspire you from home.