Finnish Christmas Party

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Finnish Christ­mas Par­ty

Date: Fri­day Decem­ber 21st 6.30pm

Cost: Tick­ets $5 per adult. Free for chil­dren under18.

Tick­ets avail­able to pur­chase on Eventbrite.

San­ta Claus, Rice por­ridge, sing-along and more!

Con­tact: VFClubMembers@nullgmail.com or facebook.com/VancouverFinlandiaClub for more info

Please bring a wrapped and tagged gift for your child (max $20) to be deliv­ered by Joulupuk­ki

Brought to you by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club, Finnish Cana­di­an Fish & Game Club, Finn­Fun School of Van­cou­ver

 

Finnish your Dinner

Date: Fri­day August 24th, 2018
Time: Doors open 6pm. Din­ner 7pm.
Finn­Goods 6pm to 7pm
Con­tact: For ques­tions and RSVP con­tact vfclubmembers@nullgmail.com or Elsa Mar­lowe emarlowe345@nullgmail.com or 778–858-7075

A fun, casu­al din­ner at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in Burn­a­by, BC to cel­e­brate Fin­land.

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. If you have con­cerns about food aller­gies , sen­si­tiv­i­ties, or gen­er­al pref­er­ence, you can bring a pic­nic for your­self and your group.  The kitchen will be avail­able to heat up dish­es if need­ed. RSVP’s appre­ci­at­ed, includ­ing what dish you think you will bring so we can try to have a good vari­ety of things to eat.

Orga­nized by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club.

Finnish your Dinner

Date: Fri­day August 24th, 2018
Time: Doors open 6pm. Din­ner 7pm. Finn­Goods 6pm to 7pm
Con­tact: For ques­tions and RSVP con­tact vfclubmembers@nullgmail.com or Elsa Mar­lowe emarlowe345@nullgmail.com or 778–858-7075

A fun, casu­al din­ner at the Scan­di­na­vian Cen­tre in Burn­a­by, BC to cel­e­brate Fin­land.

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. If you have con­cerns about food aller­gies , sen­si­tiv­i­ties, or gen­er­al pref­er­ence, you can bring a pic­nic for your­self and your group.  The kitchen will be avail­able to heat up dish­es if need­ed. RSVP’s appre­ci­at­ed, includ­ing what dish you think you will bring so we can try to have a good vari­ety of things to eat.

Orga­nized by Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club.

Arts Night with Jazz

Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club Arts Night — NATURE WITH BRUSH — Paint­ings and Aquarelles by ULLA SUPELOV

Jazz by
Miles Black — Piano
Mike Allen — Sax 
Steve Holy — Bass

Date: Sat­ur­day April 7, 2018
Time: Doors open 6pm. Fin­ger Food 7pm. Finn­Goods 6pm to 7pm
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 18, 2018.

Date: Sun­day, Feb­ru­ary 18, 2018
Time: 2pm
Place: Finnish Room at the Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre

Arts Night with Jazz

Van­cou­ver Fin­lan­dia Club Arts Night — NATURE WITH BRUSH — Paint­ings and Aquarelles by ULLA SUPELOV

Jazz by Miles Black Trio
Miles Black — Piano
Mike Allen — Sax 
Steve Holy — Bass

Date: Sat­ur­day April 7, 2018
Time: Doors open 6pm. Fin­ger Food 7pm. Finn­Goods 6pm to 7pm
Loca­tion: Scan­di­na­vian Com­mu­ni­ty Cen­tre
Cost: $10
Cash Bar — Light Refresh­ments. Ter­ve­tu­loa! Every­one wel­come!
Con­tact: Kai­ja Rauti­ainen kaijarau@nullsmartt.com

 

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.