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Manitoba Communities: Gimli (Rural Municipality)

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This municipality was named for the Hall of Gimli, the residence of Odin (father of the Gods) in Scandinavian mythology where all good and brave men went after death.

Present Status

Rural Municipality of Gimli (1 January 2003)

Incorporation History

Rural Municipality of Gimli (15 August 1881)
Amalgamated with Gimli (Town) (1 January 2003)

Adjoining Municipalities

Armstrong, Bifrost-Riverton, Rockwood, St. Andrews

Constituent Communities

Arnes, Beachside, Boundary Park, Camp Morton, Dnister, Gimli, Husavik, Loni Beach, McElheran, Pleasant Home, Sandy Hook, Willow Creek

Land Area (square km)

319.25

Population

Year

Total

1901

1770

1911

3253

1921

2491

1931

2159

1941

2199

1951

2727

1956

3308

1961

3168

1966

3184

1971

2709

1976

2290

1981

2375

1986

2458

1991

2737

1996

3124

2001

3501

2006

5797

2011

5845

2016

6181

Reeves/Mayors

Term

Reeve/Mayor

1887

Johann Briem

1888-1892

Johannes Magnusson (1852-1917)

1893-1894

Stefan Sigurdsson (1864-1917)

1895-1902

Johannes Magnusson (1852-1917)

1903-1905

G. Thorsteinsson

1906-1907

Sveinn Thorvaldson (1872-1950)

1908-1909

John Heidinger

1910-1913

Michael Rojeski (1884-1965)

1914-1916

J. Adam Haas

1917

Rudolph Mayer

1918-1919

J. Adam Haas

1920-1921

Michael Rojeski (1884-1965)

1922

J. Adam Haas

1923-1924

Martin Keller

1925-1929

J. Adam Haas

1930-1937

John Onafreyczuk

1938-1941

Mike Dankochuk

1942-1943

Vlad Stefanson

1944-1945

John E. Cherniak (c1910-1956)

1946-1947

S. Signatovich

1948-1955

John E. Cherniak

1956-1960

Stefan J. Stefanson (?-2008)

1960-1974

Adam Franz (1914-2010)

1974-1995

Raymond Sigurdson

1996-2005

Kevin Chudd

2006-2010

Tammy Axelsson

2011-2014

Lynn Greenberg

2015-2018

Randy Woroniuk

2018-?

Lynn Greenberg

Memorable Manitobans

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Historic Sites

Go here for a list of historic sites in Gimli.

History Books

Go here for a list of history books for Gimli.

Maps

Sources

Geographic Names of Manitoba, Manitoba Conservation, 2000.

This page was prepared by Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 25 October 2018

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