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Icelandic Festival of Manitoba

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The 125th annual Islendingadagurinn has taken over Gimli this weekend with festivities happening every day and night until Monday.

  • The blacksmith was the last man standing in the Viking Reenactment Battle at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Gimli on Saturday.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    The blacksmith was the last man standing in the Viking Reenactment Battle at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba in Gimli on Saturday.

  • Jamison Vann knocks off Cory Jacobson in the Islendingadunk.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Jamison Vann knocks off Cory Jacobson in the Islendingadunk.

  • Brent Black and Amy Black ride Round Up at the carnival at the Icelandic festival Saturday. The pair from Winnipeg used to the attend the festival all the time and are now back after few years.

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    Brent Black and Amy Black ride Round Up at the carnival at the Icelandic festival Saturday. The pair from Winnipeg used to the attend the festival all the time and are now back after few years.

  • Taryn Fenez, 12, walks along the harbour front in Gimli on Saturday. She and her family attend the Icelandic festival every year.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Taryn Fenez, 12, walks along the harbour front in Gimli on Saturday. She and her family attend the Icelandic festival every year.

  • People crowd around the Icelandic horses after their show at the festival.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    People crowd around the Icelandic horses after their show at the festival.

  • The Icelandic Horse Demo Team raise their beers after completing the tolt gait which is natural to the Icelandic horses. It is a fast but smooth gait where the riders hold a mug of beer without spilling a drop.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    The Icelandic Horse Demo Team raise their beers after completing the tolt gait which is natural to the Icelandic horses. It is a fast but smooth gait where the riders hold a mug of beer without spilling a drop.

  • Jema Zeren (left) and Lyneah Berg play a life-sized game of Connect Four at the Icelandic fest Saturday.

    Sarah Taylor / Winnipeg Free Press

    Jema Zeren (left) and Lyneah Berg play a life-sized game of Connect Four at the Icelandic fest Saturday.

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