Annual festival is where Graceland meets Iceland Elvis is honoured every summer in the town of Gimli, which has a proud Icelandic history, so the King of Rock Roll is also the Viking of Rock Roll.
Gimli will host the 15th annual Manitoba Elvis Festival Aug. 5 7 with three shows featuring no less than 10 Elvis tribute artists or Elvi as they referred. Elvis coach outlet thing is really, really big. The couple attended that year as well as this year, when Dave was fourth runner up out of 17 entries. Gimli is known for drawing major crowds annually for its Icelandic Festival, Islendingadagurinn, (which starts this Friday). But I asked Jo Anne what it is about Elvis, who died Aug. 16, 1977 at age 42, that has fans coming back each year. something about the person that he was that lives in our hearts, she said. was never a major Elvis fan, I loved the music and the songs, but there is some magnetism in that man. Dave, from Moosehorn, coach outlet coupons hobby will also do a tribute to Merle Haggard at Friday show, while other artists will perform Patsy Cline and Johnny Cash tunes. Dave will be one of 10 Elvi on stage Saturday from all over Manitoba and Western Canada. They include Daylin James (Thunder Bay, Ont.), Big Bear, Harold Prosken and Kevin Chorney (Winnipeg), Corny coach outlet purses 4 less Rempel (Steinbach), Sylvio Fontaine (Saskatchewan), and Adam T and his son Jackson (Fraserwood). They youngest is Braden Elvis Black of Edmonton, who is just nine years old. Shows Friday, Saturday and Sunday are all at the Gimli Rec Centre and tickets are available at the door. will be turned away, because the place holds 800 people, Jo Anne said. get everyone out to the shows, but we really trying to attract younger people, because they are our next generation of fans. The Elvis Festival is a fundraiser for Evergreen Basic Needs, which works in partnership with Winnipeg Harvest to fight hunger in the Gimli area. The amount donated depends on attendance. the performers and bills have to be paid, then we share what we coach outlet real or fake can after that, Jo Anne said. For Elvis fans who can make it out to Gimli, Daylin James will once again perform at George Sanderson eighth annual event at the Marigold Restaurant (1245 Inkster Blvd.) Aug. 19. Net proceeds from the dinner and show go to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in honour of Sanderson aunt, Leslie Castling, who died of breast cancer in 2011. Sanderson has raised more than $27,000 for the cause in seven years and hopes to top $30,000 this year.
I took in last year show and I don know what surprised me more the fact James came back for three sets or that members of his fan club came all the way from Thunder Bay. Tickets are $40 at the Marigold (204 697 1245) or can be purchased by calling Sanderson (204 691 1262). Sanderson can also be reached by anyone wishing to donate silent auction prizes.
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