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2nd Annual Rekamgillian Ice Swimming Extravaganza


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All Heads of State Again Invited

 

Although last year's event was sparsely attended, we hope this year's will be more successful. Once again, this event represents an exercise in goodwill and we hope that foreign heads of state will come and take a plunge in our ice holes!

 

To quote last year's pitch:

 

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?!

 

This year, we have built an Ice Hotel, in which we hope to house the foreign dignitaries. It will be a fun time for all.

 

Once a year, our President goes for a dunk for the national cameras; our citizens love it. This is a national traditon and each President is expected to participate regardless of partisan considerations. President DeSousa has of course agreed. Also, each year, the proceeds raised are given to a worthy cause in a foreign country; in this way, we hope to help build international friendship, trust and cooperation. Last year we hosted the heads of state of the now-defunct Upper Strathyclyde government, the most magnificent Empress of Orioni (who not only matched but exceeded our monetary contribution to the Tigger-Growlian epidemic that had recently occurred), Chairman Ryth of Emakera, and the Suverinian leader.

 

 

This year, thankfully, there are no pressing humanitarian disasters in the region that immediately call for monetary aid. We would welcome suggestions from any heads of state that will be participating as where we should direct this year's proceeds. Our initial thought was to provide relief to the people of Dacvi, but perhaps other nations feel that Dacvi has received a fairly substantial amount of aid so far and that another humanitarian issue could be addressed. Maybe we could direct proceeds to a region-wide education plan? Please offer your suggestions as you see fit.

 

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 three 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.

 

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The Secretary of Labour and his wife take the plunge in one of many fun events

 

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Rekamgillians Having a Snowball Fight Near the Ice Ponds

 

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For the Fainter of Heart, of course, we have our natural Hot Springs in the area too

 

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And of course there is the Ice Hotel

 

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Our great queen have acceptet to come and join the event! She looks forward to it alot.

Quote from the queen:

"Visiting our great allies of Rekamgil is and will always be a great pleasure for me, to meet the nice and friendly people of Rekamgil."

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      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?!
       
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      President Rekam and Foreign Secretary Aquilini at last year's event!
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