Finland House Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us for Finland House Society’s Scholarship Fundraiser
Providing six annual scholarships to deserving students!

Date: Friday February 9, 2018
Time: 6pm

 

Silent Auction

Arrive early to start your bids!
• Arts Club Theatre
• Bard on the Beach
• Capilano Suspension Bridge
• Vancouver Aquarium
• Vancouver Symphony Orchestra
…and more!

Live Auction

Destination Tour Packages
Restaurants, hotel stays, and more
• Victoria
• Vancouver’s Granville Island
• Penticton
…and other surprises!

Plus…
Antiques Corner • Raffle for Gift Baskets • Musical Entertainment

Doors 6:00pm

Food available from 6:30 pm at $10/person
Entertainment 7.15pm // Silent Auction closes 8.45pm

Sponsored by the Finland House Society with support from the Runeberg Social Club, Vancouver Finlandia Club, Canadian Friends of Finland, Finland Svenska Klubben and individual donors.

To donate items for the silent auction please contact Lorene Mara FinlandHouseSociety@nullgmail.com. Donations (please, new items only) can be dropped off at the Scandinavian Centre Office.

Scandinavian Craft Fair

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Arts and Crafts – Baked Goods – Christmas Goodies — Refreshments and much much more!

The annual Scandinavian Craft Fair at the Scandinavian Centre, hosted by the Vancouver Finlandia Club. Lots of local vendors, Finnish & Scandinavian crafts and merchandise, plus your favourite baked goods!

Scandinavian Deli will be open for lunch.

Free entry and free parking!

Date: Sunday November 26, 2017
Time: 11 am to 4 pm
Cost: Free Admission
Contact: Riitta or Ron at 604-941-0760 or scandicraftfair@nullgmail.com

Please note the Craft Tables are sold out.

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.

 

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