Board of Directors

Jenna Boholij - President

Jenna Boholij

President

Jenna has been involved with the Festival for over a decade, and has spearheaded important marketing projects, including the re-brand and development of a new website. She has yet to miss an Islendingadagurinn. 

Activities:
Marketing and Communications, Merchandise, Sponsorship, Vingólf Beverage Gardens, Get Dinged 

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A Message from The President

In 2021 Islendingadagurinn celebrated Icelandic culture and heritage through a series of virtual, hybrid, and in-person events. We look forward to a full return to in-person activities in 2022.

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Marilyn Valgardson - Vice President

Marilyn Valgardson

Vice President

Activities:
Amma's Kitchen, Cultural Pavilion, President's Reception, Parade, Viking Open Golf Tournament

Sigrun Asmundsson - Second Vice President

Sigrun Asmundsson

Second Vice President

Activities:
Icelandic Fashion Show, 50/50, Sponsorship

Grant Stefanson - Past President

Grant Stefanson

Past President

Activities:
Viking Park, Sponsorship, Contracts, and Legal Services

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Tim Arnason - Alþingi

Tim Arnason

Alþingi

Tim is a Past President and Life Member of IFM. He has been with the Committee for over 40 years, on the Board for over 30 years and been the official Fjallkona escort for 25 years. He is also a member of the Viking Park Campaign Cabinet since 2014. As a third generation volunteer in his family, Tim is proud to continue this legacy of service that has spanned nearly 90 years.

Activities:
General Advice, Counsel

Jórunn Thordarson - Secretary

Jórunn Thordarson

Secretary

Activities:
Diversity and Inclusion, Vendors

Eric Stefanson, CA - Treasurer

Eric Stefanson, CA

Treasurer

Activities:
Financial Plan, Budget, and Centenary Fund

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Thora Palson - Festival Manager

Thora Palson

Festival Manager

Activities:
Event Management and Operations, Administration, Viking Village, Vendors, Volunteers, Summer Staff

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Brett Lamoureux - Director

Brett Lamoureux

Director

An alumni of the Snorri Program (2007), Brett speaks Icelandic at a conversational level and is fascinated by contemporary Icelandic society.

Activities:
Traditional Program, Running Races

Larry Dewar - Director

Larry Dewar

Director

Activities:
RCMP and Wonder Shows Liaison

Angela Collins - Director

Angela Collins

Director

Activities:
Music and Cultural Presentations, Poetry and Short Story Contest, Fjallkona Affairs

Danny Luprypa - Director

Danny Luprypa

Director

Danny has participated on the Icelandic Festival Committee for over 20 years, both as liaison while serving as an elected municipal councillor and as a regular voting Board member.

Activities:
Parks & Property, Traffic, and Active Transportation

Signy Thorsteinson - Director

Signy Thorsteinson

Director

Activities:
Art Show

Robbie Rousseau - Director

Robbie Rousseau

Director

Robbie is a Past President and Life Member of Islendingadagurinn. Joining the festival at 13 years old he has worn many hats over the years. His commitment to his hometown and his Icelandic heritage has not waned over these 30 years. He has been involved with Lögberg-Heimskringla (Icelandic North American Newspaper) and núna (now) - Contemporary Arts Convergence between Iceland and Canada. Reykjavik holds a special place in his heart and Iceland Airwaves is an event he tries to attend as much as possible.

Activities:
Live Music, Children's Entertainment, Security, Lighting, and Sound

Joel Friðfinnsson - Director

Joel Friðfinnsson

Director

Activities:
Traditional Program, Cultural Pavillion 

Stefan Arnason - Director

Stefan Arnason

Director

Activities:
Sports 

 
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Festival Gift Shop / Office 

Fall/Winter Hours 
Wednesday and Thursday, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Or by appointment 

General Inquiries:
Phone: 1 (204) 642-7417
Email: info@icelandicfestival.com

107-94 1st Avenue
Gimli, Manitoba, R0C 1B1