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.

 

Concert of Traditional Finnish Accordion Music

Con­cert of Tra­di­tion­al Finnish Accor­dion Music by Antti Paala­nen from Fin­land 7.30pm

Doors open at 7pm; Cash Bar. Admis­sion by dona­tion (sug­gest­ed $10) includes refresh­ments.

RSVP appre­ci­at­ed Riit­ta 604–941-0760 riittahu@nullgmail.com

Please see Poster

Spon­sored by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club and Pur­pu­rit Folk Dancers

BIOGRAPHY

Musi­cian and com­pos­er Antti Paala­nen has been promi­nent in the field of Finnish con­tem­po­rary folk music for  many years.

Antti Paala­nen makes his music on the bisonoric (’dia­ton­ic’) accor­dion, a com­mon instru­ment in Finnish folk music for the past cen­tu­ry. He has employed an organ­ic per­for­mance style, new tech­niques and new expres­sive
sonori­ties to expand the poten­tial of the instru­ment to embrace a vari­ety of gen­res.

Paala­nen comes from South Ostro­both­nia, a region rich in the peli­man­ni (’tra­di­tion­al musi­cian’) tra­di­tion of
Finnish folk music. Between 1989 and 1996, Paala­nen won the Finnish peli­man­ni cham­pi­onships on the dia­ton­ic
accor­dion four times, and he placed sec­ond in the dia­ton­ic accor­dion world cham­pi­onships in Aus­tria in 1999.

Paala­nen has released three solo albums: Äärelä (2007), Breath­box (2010) and Melu­ta (2014, 2015 in cen­tral Europe). He is active as a musi­cian and a com­pos­er in a num­ber of con­texts in Fin­land.

 

Arts Night with Jazz

Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club Arts Night — Moth­er Inne Uit­to — Daugh­ter Taina Uit­to.
With Jazz Music Trio Chris Siger­son + Camp­bell Ryga + Miles Hill

Date: Sat­ur­day April 22, 2017
Time: Doors open 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $10
Cash Bar — Light Refresh­ments. Ter­ve­tu­loa! Every­one wel­come!
Con­tact: Kai­ja Rauti­ainen kaijarau@nullsmartt.com

 

Vancouver Finlandia Club Annual General Meeting

The Annu­al Gen­er­al Meet­ing of the Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club will be held on Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 19, 2017.

Date: Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 19, 2017
Time: 2pm
Place: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

Arts Night with Jazz

Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club Arts Night — Moth­er Inne Uit­to — Daugh­ter Taina Uit­to.
With Jazz Music Trio Chris Siger­son + Camp­bell Ryga + Miles Hill

Date: Sat­ur­day April 22, 2017
Time: Doors open 6pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $10
Cash Bar — Light Refresh­ments. Ter­ve­tu­loa! Every­one wel­come!
Con­tact: Kai­ja Rauti­ainen kaijarau@nullsmartt.com

 

 

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

Join the Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club for an evening of sing-along fun!

Come cel­e­brate Finland’s 100 year anniver­sary by singing famil­iar Finnish tunes from the var­i­ous decades. Pohjolan Pojat and some oth­er singers will lead the singing, bring along your song books and instru­ments!

Maalisku­un klu­bi-ilta on yhteis­laulua — tule juh­li­maan Suomen 100 -vuo­tisjuhlavuot­ta laula­mal­la tun­net­tu­ja suo­ma­laisia laulu­ja eri vuosikym­me­niltä. Laulun­vetäjinä ovat Pohjolan Pojat ja mui­ta laula­jia, ottakaa mukaan laulukir­jat ja instru­men­tit!

Doors open at 6:30 — Admis­sion is free

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

Vancouver Finlandia Club Movie & Mingle!

An Evening event to watch a fun Finnish film (yes, the do exist) and min­gle by the fire­side.

Date: Fri­day Jan­u­ary 27, 2017
Time: Doors open 6.30pm, film starts at 7.30pm
Free entry — light snacks pro­vid­ed

Con­tact Kari­na Lin­der klramsay@nullhotmail.com
or vis­it www.facebook.com/VancouverFinlandiaClub for more info.