Icelanders gather Tuesday

Can you say Eyjafjallajökull? If you can, you’re probably Icelandic.

Can you say Eyjafjallajökull?

If you can, you’re probably Icelandic.

And, if you’re Icelandic (meaning you have at least a drop of Icelandic blood in you, are married to an Icelander or are simply interested in the Icelandic experience), you will want to attend the annual Christmas get-together of the Icelanders of the Comox Valley.

This will be the seventh year of this get-together celebrating the Icelandic heritage.

This year it takes place Dec. 4 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Evergreen Lounge in the Filberg Centre in Courtenay.

Earlier this year, the Thorlacius /Phillips family spent a vacation in Iceland. They will share their experience in the Land of Fire and Ice at the get-together. There will be coffee, goodies and conversation (some in Icelandic).

And, you will learn how to pronounce Eyjafjallajökull, which, of course is the name of the volcano that erupted in 2010, causing much grief to air travellers in Europe and news announcers in North America.

There will be a fee of $5 to cover costs. You are invited to bring goodies to share.

For more information, call Erik Eriksson at 250-334-3306.

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