July 30, 2015

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Islendingadagurinn 2013

Spectators watch the Islendingadunk competition at the Gimli Harbour during the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba Saturday.
The Islendingadunk competition entails two people sitting on a soap-covered beam while hitting each other with sponge-filled sacks.
If you fall in the water, you lose.
Both male and female competitors had a go at the Islendingadunk.
It's the soap-covered beam that makes winning a round quite difficult.
Many a competitor was dunked.
Sometimes both competitors end up in the water.
Defending champ Paul
Paul May
Lola Maier, 2, from Vancouver, peeks through an over-sized game of Connect Four at Islendingadagurinn.
Colton Boulanger, 4, does his best Viking impersonation.
Tracy Stubbert (a.k.a. Grimnir), a member of Vikings Vinland — a group made up of members from across Canada, the U.S. and Europe — stands in the Viking Village at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Gimli.
Members of Vikings Vinland battle one another during a demonstration.
Dodge! Parry! Thrust! Etc.!
Alas, this Viking hath been smote.
A member of Vikings Vinland speaks with visitors to the Viking Village.
Members of Vikings Vinland charge into battle wielding pool noodles to fight a group of very dangerous children.
Daniel Stipanovic, 5, seems pretty handy with a pool noodle, as several defeated members of Vikings Vinland lay at his feet after battle.
The group of dangerous children were later seen threatening unsuspecting Ammas with pool noodle swords in an attempt to scare up some vinarterta.

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