Open Invitaton to All Foreign Heads of State
An exercise in goodwill... come take a plunge in our ice hole!
One of Rekamgil's fondest and most beloved traditions is ice swimming. Our winter climate can be frigid and our citizens feel that we might as well embrace the weather! Ice swimming is swimming in a body of water with a frozen crust of ice, which requires cutting a hole in the ice. Medical studies have proven that ice swimming makes the hypothalamus release endorphins, morphine-like hormones which cause a feeling of well-being. Maybe this accounts for Rekamgillians' legendary even-headedness?!
At any rate, once a year, our President goes for a dunk for the national cameras; our citizens love it. This year we are sending all proceeds to the victims of Tigger-Growlia's recent epidemic. In the interest of fostering goodwill, we invite all heads of state in Europa to join in the festivities, to help people in need, and to show the region that we are not all about politics and quarrelling! The event will take place in exactly two weeks' time. We sincerely hope that most heads of state will be able to clear a day in their calendars for a very good cause, and a very good time.
Oh, also, please rest assured, we will have an outdoor sauna nearby so that leaders unused to such recreation won't get too cold...
President Rekam and Foreign Secretary Aquilini at last year's event!