CFF Movie: Pohjalaisia (1925)

PohjalaisiaPoh­jalaisia (1925) (The Ostro­both­ni­ans). 
Text in Finnish & English.

Date: Sun­day, Octo­ber 19, 2014
Time: 2pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion By Dona­tion, includes refresh­ments.
Con­tact: Dianne Kil­back by

Poh­jalaisia, a silent movie restored and reis­sued with a new music track in 2012, is based on the play by Art­turi Järvilu­oma who was also the screen­writer. The story, set in the 19th cen­tury, revolves around the hot-blooded Jussi, a young farmer, and his friend Antti and their brushes with the local nimis­mies (sher­iff) and the häjyt (bad­men). The film, shot on loca­tion on the plains of Ostro­both­nia, con­veys a good sense of its unique land­scape. Both Järvilu­oma and the direc­tor, Jal­mari Lah­den­suo were from Ostro­both­nia and the film suc­cess­fully expresses a feel­ing of the true spirit of the province.


CFF AGM and Movies

CFF AGM 2014Cana­dian Friends of Fin­land AGM and two movies Between a Rock and a Hard Place and We Dare to Dream. Both films are in English.

Please attend and pro­vide your fresh input and suggestions.

Date: Sun­day, Sep­tem­ber 28, 2014
Time: 1pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Attend the AGM and admis­sion is free and refresh­ments are provided!

You can read about the movies on this flyer

Finnish Heritage Fundraiser Club Night

Finnish Heritage SaunaFinnish Her­itage Fundraiser Club night. Every­one Welcome!

Date: Fri­day, August 22, 2014
Time: Doors/ bar open 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Enter­tain­ment, Food — 2 Open faced sand­wiches $10
Con­tact: For info con­tact Juhani 604 582‑1931

Finn Fun Family Camp

FinnFun logoCome and spend a fun filled day of games and crafts!

Date: Sat­ur­day, May 31, 2014
Time: 10 am to 6 pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Price: $40/two peo­ple; $60/3–5 peo­ple; $20/extra peo­ple; Price includes lunch, snack and “makkaran­paisto”.
Con­tact: Selja 604–275-7401

Reg­is­ter and pay by May 18th. Include:

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

Send reg­is­tra­tion info and cheque to:

Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre, Attn: Finn­Fun
6540 Thomas Street
Burn­aby, BC  V5B 4P9

Have a look at the FINN­fun flyer!

Evening of Danish Folk Music from Fanø

Uhrbrand_Dorte Haubro_3The Scan­di­na­vian Dancers of Van­cou­ver present Fan­tas­tic Fanø! An Evening of  Dan­ish folk Music and Danc­ing, fea­tur­ing Peter Uhrbrand (fid­dle) and Ole Mouritzen (accor­dion), out­stand­ing expo­nents of music from Fanø.

Date: Wednes­day, May 28, 2014
Time: Doors open — 7:00 p.m; Con­cert — 7:30 – 8:30; Danc­ing  - 8:30 – 10:00, cabaret seat­ing for non-dancers.
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: $10 dona­tion, includes cof­fee and refresh­ments

We thank the Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tural Soci­ety and the Dan­ish Cana­dian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre for support.

Finnish Conversation

In need of brush­ing up your skills in spo­ken Finnish?

Date: Tues­day, May 13, 2014
Time: 7pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Con­tact: For fur­ther details visit or con­tact the teacher Riitta Kutvo­nen to sign up: tel. 778–395-4052

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