Finland House Scholarship Fundraiser

Join us for Fin­land House Society’s Schol­ar­ship Fundrais­er
Pro­vid­ing six annu­al schol­ar­ships to deserv­ing stu­dents!

Date: Fri­day Feb­ru­ary 9, 2018
Time: 6pm

 

Silent Auction

Arrive ear­ly to start your bids!
• Arts Club The­atre
• Bard on the Beach
• Capi­lano Sus­pen­sion Bridge
• Van­cou­ver Aquar­i­um
• Van­cou­ver Sym­pho­ny Orches­tra
…and more!

Live Auction

Des­ti­na­tion Tour Pack­ages
Restau­rants, hotel stays, and more
• Vic­to­ria
• Vancouver’s Granville Island
• Pen­tic­ton
…and oth­er sur­pris­es!

Plus…
Antiques Cor­ner • Raffle for Gift Bas­kets • Musi­cal Enter­tain­ment

Doors 6:00pm

Food avail­able from 6:30 pm at $10/person
Enter­tain­ment 7.15pm // Silent Auc­tion clos­es 8.45pm

Spon­sored by the Fin­land House Soci­ety with sup­port from the Runeberg Social Club, Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club, Cana­di­an Friends of Fin­land, Fin­land Sven­s­ka Klubben and indi­vid­ual donors.

To donate items for the silent auc­tion please con­tact Lorene Mara FinlandHouseSociety@nullgmail.com. Dona­tions (please, new items only) can be dropped off at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre Office.

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.

 

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.

 

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