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?

CFF: A Presentation on Alvar Aalto

 

Scandinavian Cultural Society Valentine Concert

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Date: Sunday February 18, 2017
Time: 1 pm
Contact: cthauber12@nullgmail.com or 778 228 2334
Cost: Admission by donation.
Featuring the Poulsbo Norwegian Youth Folk Dancers and Song of Romance with various outstanding Centre performers. Presented by The Scandinavian Cultural Society

 

Scandinavian Cultural Society Valentine Concert

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Date: Sunday February 18, 2017
Time: 1 pm
Contact: cthauber12@nullgmail.com or 778 228 2334
Cost: Admission by donation.
Featuring the Poulsbo Norwegian Youth Folk Dancers and Song of Romance with various outstanding Centre performers. Presented by The Scandinavian Cultural Society

Canadian Friends of Finland Celebration of the Art and Life of Akseli Gallen-Kallela

Gallen-KallelaDate: Sunday February 7, 2016
Time: 2 pm 
Cost
: Admission by donation. Refreshments

Join us in a presentation of a celebration of the art and life of the great Finnish Painter, Akseli Gallen-Kallela, who was born in 1865, the same year as Jean Sibelius and another great Finnish artist, Pekka Halonen.

Bob Poutt and his son Ron, an artist himself, will explore Gallen-Kallela’s upbringing and training as an artist, his marriage and the loss of a young daughter, his travels and the homes that he designed and built for himself, and the importance of these in the development of his art.

Gallen-Kallela’s output was prolific; slides will be shown representing the artist’s portrayal of ordinary Finnish country people, the Finnish wilderness and, especially, the Kalevala. Ron will describe the evolution of Gallen-Kallela’s artistic style, its relationship to the prevailing European artistic movements and how, in recent years, his art has come to the notice of serious collectors outside of Finland.

The Runeberg Chorus will also be performing.

See the Gallen-Kallela poster