Board of Directors

President, Jenna Boholij

Marketing, Communications, Dinged Event, Vingólf Beverage Gardens, Sponsorship, Merchandise
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 and looks forward to her two years of presidency. 


Vice President, Marilyn Valgardson

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


2nd Vice President, Brett Lamoureux

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


Treasurer, Eric Stefanson CA

Financial Plan and Budget, Centenary Fund


Secretary, Sigrun Asmundsson

Icelandic Fashion Show, 50/50, Sponsorship


Past President, Grant Stefanson

Viking Park, Sponsorship, Contracts and Legal Services


Executive Director: Kristine Sigurdson

Event Management, Administration, Fjallkona Affairs, Viking Village, Vendors, Volunteers, Summer Staff 


Director, Kris Delbaere

Islendingadunk, Family Sports, Beach Volleyball, Running Races, Sandcastle Competition, Frisnök, Vingólf Beverage Gardens


Director, Larry Dewar

RCMP and Wonder Shows Liason


Director, Angela Collins

Music and Cultural Presentations, Poetry and Prose, Music Hospitality 


Director, Erik Arnason

Vingólf Beverage Gardens


Director, Peter Holfeuer

RM of Gimli Liason 


Director, Danny Luprypa

Parks and Property, Traffic and Active Transportation 


Director, Jórunn Thordarson

Grants, Research 


Director, Signy Thorsteinson

Art Show 


Director, Robbie Rousseau

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


Director, Josie Loeppky

Marketing, Communications
Josie previously worked with Festival as a member of the Honest Agency team, and she was instrumental in the festival re-brand that took place in 2016 and in the development of the festival themes that followed. Though she has moved on from Honest, The Icelandic Festival holds a special place in her heart and so she decided to join the board this year.

Alþingi, Tim Arnason

General Advice, Counsel 
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