Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, Gimli

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Viking warriors at the Icelandic Festival of Manitoba, in the town of Gimli.  Also known as the difficult to pronounce, Islendingadagurinn the event is celebrating it’s 125th anniversary.  The town of Gimli, just north of Winnipeg is the largest Icelandic settlement outside of Iceland.  For years I had planned on photographing this event, but for whatever reason never quite made it, but since becoming a fan of the show Vikings, like many others finally made the short trip.  These are a few images of the battle re-enactment which no doubt requires a great deal of work and planning from the dedicated volunteers involved.

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