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

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 www.finnfun.org/adult or contact the teacher Riitta Kutvonen to sign up: riittakutvonen@nullgmail.com tel. 778-395-4052

Finnish National Veterans’ Day Celebration

Veteraanien Vuosipäivä logoYou are welcome to join the Finnish War Veterans in B.C. National Veterans’ Day Celebration. The program will be followed by smörgåsbord.

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2014
Time: 2pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Cost: admission by donation

Proceeds support the local veterans.

Finnish Conversation

In need of brushing up your skills in spoken Finnish? Tuesdays April 8, May 13.

Date: Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Time: 7pm
Location: Scandinavian Community Centre
Contact: For further details visit www.finnfun.org/adult or contact the teacher Riitta Kutvonen to sign up: riittakutvonen@nullgmail.com tel. 778-395-4052

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

Finnish

Finnish Language ClassAll classes are offered in both Fall and Spring and run for 10 weeks.

For more detailed info on Finnish classes, visit finnfun.org.

Children & Youth Classes

Finnish as a First Language (3 – 6 years): Every other Tuesday 6pm – 8pm
Finnish as a First Language (7 – 12 years): Every other Tuesday 6pm – 8pm
Finnish as a Second Language Kindergarten (4 – 7 years): Every other Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Finnish as a Second Language Kindergarten (8 – 12 years): Every other Saturday 10:00am – 12:00pm
Contact: Selja Nyberg – (604) 275-7401 or email selja@nullhotmail.com

Adult Classes

Beginners: Wednesdays 7pm – 9pm
Intermediate/Advanced: Mondays 7pm – 9pm
Contact: Tuomo Neuvonen via email tneuvonen@nullhotmail.com

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