Finnish Canadian Fish and Game Club Spring Social and Fundraiser

fish and game finallyEvery­one wel­come! Come and enjoy an evening of social­iz­ing, din­ner and bid on some great stuff at our silent auc­tion. It will be a fun evening of enter­tain­ment by Terhi Miikki– Broersma. There will also be albums of pic­tures to peruse through of the clubs 50 years of activ­i­ties too.

Date: Fri­day, May 8, 2015
Time: Doors open at 6.30 pm. Din­ner around 7.
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Tick­ets $20.00 per per­son, avail­able after April 1st from Markus Haukka 604–589-8057 (mhaukka@nullme.com)or any other club com­mit­tee mem­ber.
Silent Auc­tion — cool stuff with some Finnish vin­tage (pic­tures avail­able in club album) *note we will be unable to take credit cards. Bid­ding closes around 8:45 Raf­fle also for gift bas­kets. Dona­tions for the silent auc­tion or raf­fle are wel­come — please con­tact Anne Lehto­nen (judain@nulllive.ca) (vin­tage items must be in good con­di­tion — no chips or exces­sive wear) can also be dropped off at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre Office but please clearly mark the club name and your name on the package.

 

 

CFF Movie: Helsinki, Ikuisesti (2008)

Helsinki

Helsinki, Ikuis­esti (2008) (Helsinki, for­ever). 
Text in Finnish & English.

Date: Sun­day, Jan­u­ary 25, 2015
Time: 2pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
Cost: Admis­sion By Dona­tion, includes refresh­ments.
Con­tact: Dianne Kil­back by dkilback@nulltelus.net

Helsinki, For­ever is a por­trait and city sym­phony of the White City of the North. It is a mon­tage film on the City of Helsinki by the award-winning Finnish film direc­tor Peter von Baugh. The film is a por­trait of Helsinki and its “soul” as well as an essay on Finnish cul­ture in gen­eral. Its col­lage of best Fin­ish film, fic­tion and doc­u­men­tary alike over a hun­dred years, pro­duces a daz­zlingly orig­i­nal film in its own right.

 

 

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Rec­ol­lec­tions of the Finnish War Vet­er­ans in Vancouver

Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Cen­tre
This is an emo­tive doc­u­men­tary directed and pro­duced in British Colum­bia about Finnish World War II Vet­er­ans. The vet­er­ans tell their sto­ries reveal­ing his­tory through per­sonal expe­ri­ence: why and how they fought; the per­sonal con­se­quences, as well as the con­se­quences to the coun­try as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fas­ci­nat­ing. The cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries depict the sig­nif­i­cance of home dur­ing child­hood and youth. It also tells the story of how and why they left Fin­land after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the topic is war, humour has not been for­got­ten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet the film mak­ers. 66 min­utes in Finnish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles. Admis­sion by donation

Read more on our  poster

Finnish Canadian Documentary Film

A screen­ing of the doc­u­men­tary film
From the Front to the West Coast:
The Rec­ol­lec­tions of the Finnish War Vet­er­ans in Vancouver

Date: Fri­day, Jan­u­ary 23, 2015
Time: 7:30pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­nity Centre

January 23 militaria

Come early! Brian Kvist with assis­tance from Paul Juoksu will have a Dis­play of Finnish Mil­i­taria
includ­ing full uni­forms, weaponry and orig­i­nal doc­u­ments.

This is an emo­tive doc­u­men­tary directed and pro­duced in British Colum­bia about Finnish World War II Vet­er­ans. The vet­er­ans tell their sto­ries reveal­ing his­tory through per­sonal expe­ri­ence: why and how they fought; the per­sonal con­se­quences, as well as the con­se­quences to the coun­try as a whole; tragedy and hope. The archival footage is fas­ci­nat­ing. The cap­ti­vat­ing sto­ries depict the sig­nif­i­cance of home dur­ing child­hood and youth. It also tells the story of how and why they left Fin­land after the war to start a new life in Canada. Even though the topic is war, humour has not been for­got­ten.
See www.leenakelly.com for info.

Come and meet direc­tor Satu Bell. 66 min­utes in Finnish with Eng­lish sub­ti­tles. Admis­sion by donation

Read more on our poster

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 dkilback@nulltelus.net

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

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