Leif Erikson Day Festival – Focus on Finland

Leif Erikson Day Festival: Focus on Finland
To honour Leif Erikson; to praise the contributions to Canada of people of Nordic descent; to promote the spirit of discovery
Featuring a Finnish theme with guest speakers, refreshments, cultural displays and entertainment.

Date:  Saturday September 30, 2017
Info: Dianne Kilback: dkilback@nullshaw.ca

1pm opening

1.20 Lucas Aykroyd: “Hockey, Heavy Metal and Heroes Aplenty: Everything You Need to Know About the Finnish Soul”

2pm Dr. Zita McRobbie: A historical and linguistic survey of Finnish and Saami

3pm Reception

Exhibits: Travelling in Finland
Finnish Settlement Photos
Finnish Arts and Crafts


Finnish Variety Concert 7pm (by donation)

Hannu Lambert – Accordion
Kyösti Sutela – Tenor
Nordic Bleu – Vocal Ensemble
Northern Boys (Pohjolan Pojat) old time Finnish dance music

Presented by
Scandinavian Cultural Society
Canadian Friends of Finland

Supported by Festivals Burnaby


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.


Vancouver Finlandia Club Sing-Along

Celebrate Finland’s 100 Year Anniversary and sing your Finnish favourites. Pohjolan Pojat and guests will lead the songs – bring along your song books and instruments.

Date: Friday March 31, 2017
Time: Doors open 6.30pm
Free entry

Contact Karina Linder 604 728-6572
Presented by Vancouver Finlandia Club

Finland’s Independence Day Reception and Dinner – SOLD OUT

Finnish flag with a candleDate: Tuesday December 6, 2016
Time: 6 pm Reception/Bar. 7pm Dinner
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost:  $50

On the Occasion of the 99th Anniversary of Finland’s Independence

Prepaid Tickets Only: $50.00/pp-available from Nov 9th. Please contact Veikko Niemela 604-980-0706, or e-mail vniemela@nullshaw.ca
Cheques should be made payable to Finland House Society and mailed to: V. Niemela, 3010 Griffin Place, North Vancouver BC, V7R 4W9

Welcome – Veikko Niemelä, President FHS
O Canada and Maamme – Kyösti Sutela
President’s Greeting- Tom Nyberg- Honorary Consul
Scholarship Presentations – Lorene Mara
Presentation- Dr. Jukka Uitto
Music – Miles Black
Dress code: Business attire or Kansallispuku
Hosted by Finland House Society


FinnWest 72nd Finnish Canadian Grand Festival

FinnWest LogoFor three days, the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre will become the “Cen­tre for all things Finnish” as we wel­come enter­tain­ers from Fin­land, USA and Canada. Early bird reg­is­tra­tion fees are offered until May 31. Check web­site www.finnwest2011.com for full details on pro­gramme and how to reg­is­ter. “Take your fam­ily to Fin­land, with­out pay­ing for air­fare!” FinnWest 72nd Finnish Cana­dian Grand Festival.

Date: July 29 — 31, 2011
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre
Price: $70 full festival adult pass

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