Iceland’s Prime Minister to Land in Manitoba for Gimil Festival

Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson. (HANDOUT)
Iceland Prime Minister Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson. (HANDOUT)

Iceland’s newly-elected Prime Minister will head to Manitoba this weekend to take part in the Islandic Festival.

“Manitoba’s historic and cultural ties to Iceland are significant, treasured and unique,” said Premier Greg Selinger.  “With the largest Icelandic population outside of Iceland, we are always delighted to welcome officials from Iceland who in many respects are visiting their home away from home.”

Sigmundur Gunnlaugsson will visit the Canadian Museum for Human rights, the Art Gallery and take part in a wreath0laying service at Brookside cemetery in honour of Icelandic-Canadians who served Canada’s military.

— Staff


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