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iceland For Albertans of Icelandic descent, the fjallkona or "woman of the mountain" is symbolic of their cultural and historical links with their ancestral homeland.  Each year they gather at Markerville near Red Deer, on or around Iceland's National Day, to name the fjallkona to represent the community at cultural events through the year.  This article by David Ridley features images from the crowning of the fjallkona in 1996. 
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