Manitoba Icelandic Festival, Aug 4 2013

Early Ford Falcon Ranchero; 1960-65



The Gimli Viking Statue



Viking Fishing Net Weaving



The Viking Encampment in Gimli


Viking Armour and Weapons




The Viking Chief



Viking Weapons and Tools






A Viking Kitchen







Little Girl Viking






Fine Art Show – George Johnson Middle School, Third Avenue
1 PM

The Icelandic Festival of Manitoba invites you to submit your art works to the 45th Annual Fine
Art Show held in Gimli, Manitoba on August 4th & 5th 2013.
This show features the works of artists of Icelandic descent and the work of other artists who
wish to celebrate Icelandic culture & heritage.
Awards will be made for outstanding works from various art forms, pottery, paintings, ceramics,
photography, carvings and sculpture, etc. We acknowledge Investors Group for their
contributions to help make these awards possible.
1:00 – 5:30pm in the George Johnson Middle School on Third Avenue
The Fine Arts Show at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba




Leif Norman, Winner of the 2013 Icelandic Festival Art Show Purchase Award


A sample of Icelandic Metal work and Jewelry



Icelandic, Canadian, Manitoba Flags


Famous Icelandic Wool and Knitting



Amma’s Kitchen Coffee

Amma’s Kitchen – Gimli Park Pavilion

Join Amma’s Kitchen and enjoy authentic Icelandic treats.
Visit us from 10:00am to 4:00pm at Gimli Park Pavilion



Fris-Nok, Gimli, Manitoba

“Fris-Nok Tournament – Gimli Park (North Side)   1:30 PM     Registration: 12:30pm

A home-grown sport developed by Cam Arnason and friends to fill the spare time available while going out hunting/fishing one year.  It has really caught on and tournaments are now held throughout the Interlake.  The equipment needed is very simple – a post, an empty bottle and a Frisbee.  The bottle is balanced on the top of the post and the idea of the game is to knock it off with the Frisbee.

The skills displayed in attacking and defending are quite remarkable and make this an excellent spectator sport.

Rules of Fris-Nok:

PLAYERS: Fris-Nok may be played either singles or doubles.  Doubles is the popular form.  In either case, the court and rules are identical

EQUIPMENT: Two Fris-Nok posts, two empty bottles, and one Fris-Nok disc (Frisbee)

COURT: Fris-Nok posts are placed in zones 30 feet (9.15M) apart.  There must be room for vigorous activity in the area surrounding the zones.  A Fris-Nok bottle is placed on each post.  In windy conditions it may be necessary to add some water or sand to the bottles.  The distance between the two posts may be reduced to 20 feet for children or inexperienced players.

OBJECT: All games are to five points.  A point is scored when:

  • The Bottle is struck and the defending team fails to catch bot the bottle and the Frisbee
  • The Fris-Nok disc strikes the post and the defending team fails to catch the bottle.  In the case of a post hit, it is not necessary to catch the disc.
  • A player accidentally knocks his/her bottle to the ground

PLAY: A coin is tossed to begin play.  The team who wins the toss has the choice of end of court or first throw.  Each team takes up its position behind the post in the zone it is to defend; players alternate throws A1, B1, A2, B2

PENALTIES: When throwing (service the disc) a player must not step of the foul line. If he/she does the throw is dead.  If the Fris-Nok disc strikes the ground before the foul line, the player net to throw on the receiving team is awarded an extra throw.  He/she throws twice instead of once.  If the receiving team fails to catch the Fris-Nok disc before it touches the ground, they must return the disc to the thrower, who is awarded an extra throw.

NOTE: No penalty is assessed if the throw is unreasonably high or wide.  A throw is unreasonable if netither reciever can reach the disc by extending his/her arm to full length while reamining in bounds (both feet in recieving zone)

GOALTENDING: A player may not catch the Fris-Nok disc before it crosses the foul line.  If he/she does, a free throw is awarded to the player who made the throw.  If it is likely that the disc would have hit the Fris-Nok bottle or the Fris-Nok post, a point is awarded instead of an extra throw.  A player must not touch the bottle before either the bottle or post is struck.  If he/she does so, a point is awarded to the throwing team.”


Freya Olafson and Erika MacPherson



Snorri Helgason and Erika MacPherson



JP Hoe

JP Hoe’s sophomore album, 2012’s Mannequin, may be named for a plastic ideal — but it beats with a human pulse. The acclaimed Winnipeg-based singer/songwriter has crafted the kind of album that, to borrow a Wilco lyric, tries to break your heart. A soaring collection of cinematic epics that still burn with an intimate intensity. The twice Western Canadian Music Award nominated artist has a tremendous gift for writing songs would sound as good stripped down around a campfire as they would in a soft-seat theatre with a full orchestra.




Snorri Helgason

Islendingadagurinn and NUNA (now) proudly present this act – from the great country of ICELAND!
Snorri Helgason is a singer-songwriter from Reykjavik, Iceland.
At age 19 years, Snorri decided to devote his life to the only thing that ever truly interested him – music. He taught himself to play guitar, sing and write songs.
Two years later, he formed a band called Sprengjuhöllin with a few of his childhood friends. In the band’s short lifespan, Sprengjuhöllin managed to release two best-selling albums, perform at countless sold out shows and becoming one of the most popular bands in Iceland.
With his home grown and self-taught approach to songwriting, Snorri has been favorably compared to singer-songwriter greats like Paul Simon, Harry Nilsson and Neil Young. While his music resonates with past greats, his mixing of diverse influences of everything from soul to Britpop to glam-rock into his primarily folk-based songs—not to mention his Icelandic background—leaves us with something entirely unique.
Snorri released his sophomore solo album, “Winter Sun” in Iceland in August 2011. The album was produced by Icelandic indie-pop great Sindri Már Sigfússon (Seabear, Sin Fang) and has received unanimous critical praise in the local market.




JP Hoe and John K Samson



Les Jupes

Les Jupes are a new band from the centre of Canada versed in expansive musical landscapes, sharp lyrics and an observer’s eye for the world. They are four Anglos with a French name making big, broad and determined music. And they are at the centre of a prairie renaissance growing around Head In The Sand Records.
Their debut album Modern Myths is built on Michael Petkau Falk’s baritone charging through waves of psychedelia and driving rhythms. Pounding, introspective, at times fierce, at times playful. It is purposefully dyslexic – an echo of the characters entombed and a mirror of the writer. Having moved to Montreal and quitting music in 2005, this album culminates the creative turnaround of “the patron saint of the Winnipeg music scene” (Jaxon Haldane) – a process which also brought us the Record Of The Week Club in 2009.

The Duhks

The Duhks
We saw an earlier version of this group many years ago on our stage – let’s welcome The Duhks back to Islendingadagurinn – get up and dance!

The members play a blend of Canadian soul, gospel, North American folk, Brazilian samba, old time country string band, zydeco, and Irish dance music. Hailing from Winnipeg, Manitoba, their music draws heavily on all of the North American musical traditions, while successfully integrating Latin-music-influenced percussion. Their first album, Your Daughters & Your Sons was nominated for a Juno award
Their eponymous second album won a Juno for Best Roots & Traditional Album by a Group, and “Heaven’s My Home,” from their third album, was nominated for the 2007 Grammy award for Best Country Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal. Their 4th album Fast Paced World was released in 2008. It also received a JUNO nomination for Best Roots & Traditional Album
Jordan and Tania from the Duhks


Banjo Madman Leonard Podolak






Jessee Havey of the Duhks




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