Islendingadagurinn Icelandic Festival (day 4) 2011

Gimli Manitoba

The McMahon Mile

The Gimli Parade

Family Sports

Traditional Program

Cute kids in viking hats.

(Vikings never had horns on their helmets. Blame Wagner and Bugs Bunny for this common misconception.

To learn about other common misconceptions please refer to the BBC show hosted by Stephen Fry; QI. Or buy this book.)

Wagnerian Opera stereotype lady with horns on her helmet.
Elmer Fudd with horns on his head.
Little kid viking with horns on his plastic helmet
The McMahon Mile runs just before the parade, on the same route.

 

The McMahon Mile race is a competitive mile aimed at:

Manitoba’s top distance runners.

Male athletes should be capable of at least a 5:30 minute mile or 5:10 minute 1500m.

Female athletes should be capable of at least a 6:20 mile or 6:00 minute 1500m.

The Course: begins at corner of Centre Street and Highway #9, running east down Centre Street to 1st Avenue

and north on 1st Avenue to 4th Street North then west on 4th Street North to finish just past 3rd Avenue.

Previous winners:

2009 Brian Walker    4:20.1

2009 Darolyn Trembath 4:44.1

Gimli has the highest population of the year on this day, for the parade.

 

 

He is wearing about 5 Icelandic flags

 

The Mounties lead the Gimli parade

 

 

 

 

 

Icelanders come all the way to Gimli, Western Iceland.

 

Shriners in Kilts

 

Icelandic Flag

 

The Vikings are here!

 

 

 

 

 

Tough looking kid

 

The Asgeirson family reunion

 

 

 

Hardfiskur; the viking snack

 

 

 

 

W.D. Valgardson buys some Vinatarta

 

 

 

Icelandic sweaters

 

 

The family fun sports

 

"I runned the fastest!"

 

 

WD Valgardson reads to the crowd

 

The Icelanders have a Canada Dry

 

Male Choir Drifandi in Gimli

 

Little bike, big bike

 

The Mounties guard the Fjallkona

 

Fjallkona for 2011; Mrs Vi Bjarnason Hilton

 

The Fjallkona paparazzi

 

Icelandic Male choir Drifandi

 

The dignitaries

 

 

Councillor Grant Nordman, MP James Bezan, MLA Peter Bjornson, Premier Greg Selinger

 

 

The Traditional Program

 

 

Steingrímur J. Sigfússon; Iceland's Minister of Finance

 

Vinatarta

 

Kleinur

 

Ponnukokur, Pannakukkar, Icelandic Rolled Pancakes

 

Icelanders have to have their coffee

 

The Fjallkona of 2011

 

Rullapylsa

 

The President's Reception

 

 

 

 

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