Finnish Canadian Rest Home AGM – Members only

Rest Home LogoDate: Sun­day, October 29, 2017
Time: General Meeting 2pm. The General Meeting will be immediately followed by the AGM. Refreshments. Please note that the meetings are for members only.
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre
Cost: Free admission
Contact: Finnish Rest Home Office 604-325-8241

 

Canadian Friends of Finland: Arms and Flags of Finland

Date: Sunday October 22, 2017
Time: 2 pm 
Cost
: Admission by donation. Refreshments
Contact: Dianne Kilback dkilback@nullshaw.ca

For Finland’s Centennial The Canadian Friends of Finland presents:

Arms and Flags of Finland: A lecture on the heraldry of Finland
Presented by Allan Ailo
Why a sword swinging Lion on the arms?
Where else does the lion appear?
What is the origin of the national flag?
What symbolism is on municipal arms?
How do coats of arms reflect aspects of Finland?

Vancouver Finlandia Club Sing-Along

Celebrate Finland’s 100 Year Anniversary at the Vancouver Finlandia Club Night.

Date: Friday October 20th, 2017
Time: Doors open 6.30pm
Contact Karina Linder 604 728-6572
Presented by Vancouver Finlandia Club

Canadian Friends of Finland AGM and Sunday Afternoon Movie

Date: Sunday September 24, 2017
Time: 1pm AGM: 2pm Film
Where: Scandinavian Centre
Cost: By donation
Contact: Dianne Kilback (604) 294-3715, dkilback@nullshaw.ca

Please join us for your annual meeting! Please attend and provide your fresh input and suggestions.
Following the meeting stay for coffee and Finnish film with English subtitles.  Admission by donation.  Refreshments.

Concert of Traditional Finnish Accordion Music

Concert of Traditional Finnish Accordion Music by Antti Paalanen from Finland 7.30pm

Doors open at 7pm; Cash Bar. Admission by donation (suggested $10) includes refreshments.

RSVP appreciated Riitta 604-941-0760 riittahu@nullgmail.com

Please see Poster

Sponsored by Vancouver Finlandia Club and Purpurit Folk Dancers

BIOGRAPHY

Musician and composer Antti Paalanen has been prominent in the field of Finnish contemporary folk music for  many years.

Antti Paalanen makes his music on the bisonoric (’diatonic’) accordion, a common instrument in Finnish folk music for the past century. He has employed an organic performance style, new techniques and new expressive
sonorities to expand the potential of the instrument to embrace a variety of genres.

Paalanen comes from South Ostrobothnia, a region rich in the pelimanni (’traditional musician’) tradition of
Finnish folk music. Between 1989 and 1996, Paalanen won the Finnish pelimanni championships on the diatonic
accordion four times, and he placed second in the diatonic accordion world championships in Austria in 1999.

Paalanen has released three solo albums: Äärelä (2007), Breathbox (2010) and Meluta (2014, 2015 in central Europe). He is active as a musician and a composer in a number of contexts in Finland.

 

Finnish your Dinner

A fun, casual dinner at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby, BC to celebrate Finland 100.

This will be a potluck dinner – so bring a dish to share! We will dine out on the deck, under the stars (weather permitting), so bring a sweater or a blanket if it’s a little chilly.

Organized by Vancouver Finlandia Club.

Sign up here or you can email vfclubmembers@nullgmail.com for more info or to register.

 

Finn Fun Family Camp

FinnFun logoFinnFun Family Camp Saturday May 27 from 10:30am – 5:30pm. Come experience Suomi-Zumba, floor hockey, scavenger hunt, making of puppets and a Puppet Show for kids! (Vancouver Puppet Theatre) Price $20/person or $60/family including a Finnish lunch, coffee and wiener roasting. Please join us for a fun and active day with other Finnish families! Registrations by May 17 finnfuntreasurer@nullgmail.com

Date: Saturday, May 27, 201
Time: 10.30 am to 5.30 pm
Place: Scandinavian Community Centre
Price: $20/per person; $60 family (parents and children) Price includes lunch, snack and “makkaranpaisto”.
Contact: finnfuntreasurer@nullgmail.com

Register and pay by May 17th

Include:
names of attending parents,
names and ages of children,
your e-mail address,
phone #
cheque (payable to FinnFun school)

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