Leif Erikson Day Festival — Focus on Finland

30 Sep

Leif Erik­son Day Fes­ti­val: Focus on Fin­land
To hon­our Leif Erik­son; to praise the con­tri­bu­tions to Cana­da of peo­ple of Nordic descent; to pro­mote the spir­it of dis­cov­ery
Fea­tur­ing a Finnish theme with guest speak­ers, refresh­ments, cul­tur­al dis­plays and enter­tain­ment.

Date:  Sat­ur­day Sep­tem­ber 30, 2017
Info: Dianne Kil­back: dkilback@nullshaw.ca

1pm open­ing

1.20 Lucas Aykroyd: “Hock­ey, Heavy Met­al and Heroes Aplen­ty: Every­thing You Need to Know About the Finnish Soul”

2pm Dr. Zita McRob­bie: A his­tor­i­cal and lin­guis­tic sur­vey of Finnish and Saa­mi

3pm Recep­tion

Exhibits: Trav­el­ling in Fin­land
Finnish Set­tle­ment Pho­tos
Finnish Arts and Crafts


Finnish Vari­ety Con­cert 7pm (by dona­tion)

Han­nu Lam­bert — Accor­dion
Kyösti Sutela — Tenor
Nordic Bleu — Vocal Ensem­ble
North­ern Boys (Pohjolan Pojat) old time Finnish dance music

Pre­sent­ed by
Scan­di­na­vian Cul­tur­al Soci­ety
Cana­di­an Friends of Fin­land

Sup­port­ed by Fes­ti­vals Burn­a­by