Happy St. Urho’s Day to all our members. Learn more about this highly respected Finnish-North American holiday by clicking on the following link http://www.sainturho.com/
A warm welcome to our new Board of Directors.
President: Outi McEachern
Vice President: David Hongisto
Treasurer: RJ Murray
Secretary: Cayla Dorman
Communications: Aicha Kouyate
Directors at Large: Salla Carson, Raheel Khan, Janice Kujala-Dorman, Meaghan Peuramäki-Brown, Seppo Sarvi.
Thank you to all members who attended the AGM, either in-person or via proxy.
Sunday, February 11, 2018: Annual General Meeting
Where: Viking Hall, Scandinavian Centre
When: 4-6 pm
Who: 2018 Members only
Note: Please watch for your agenda package via email or post around Jan. 10. Please bring a copy with you to the meeting. We will be voting on bylaw amendments and selecting our 2018 Board at this meeting. If you cannot attend, please fill out a proxy form (link below) and send to email@example.com
Thank you to all CFCA Members who joined us for our wonderful Suomi 100 celebration last night. Below is a link to the greetings read to us by our Honorary Consul, Ms. Judith Romanchuk, from the Finnish Prime Minister, Premier of Alberta, and Alberta Minister of Culture and Tourism
Finnish language classes will start on Monday, September 11th, 2017, from 7-9pm.
They are held at the Scandinavian Centre (739 20 Ave NW, Calgary) in the Saga Room, located in the basement.
There will be 10 lessons for the Fall 2017 session. Session fee (10 classes) is $70. Textbooks $120.
All experience levels welcome.
Class attendees must be Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association (CFCA) members. Payment for membership can be done at the first lesson.
This year there are a series of Finnish films at the Calgary International Film Festival. Follow the links to view information about each film and showtimes.
Here is a link to an article about Dr. Jim Wilce’s research on the revival of Finnish lament traditions. Dr. Wilce (Linguistic Anthropologist, Northern Arizona University) gave a wonderful talk to CFCA members this past winter 2017.
Sunday, Apr. 30, 2017: KALEVALA & VAPPU CELEBRATION EVENING.
Viking Hall, Scan. Centre, 4:30-7:30 pm.
Guest speakers Tom Watrous, Suzanne McKegney and Patrick Kroboth.
Get-Yourself-There event planned afterwards (TBA).
Saturday, May 6, 2017: MOTHER’S DAY POTLUCK.
Valhalla Room, Scan. Centre, 4:30-6:30 pm.
Everyone welcome. Please bring potluck food item.
May 20-21, 2017: SENIORS OVERNIGHT TRIP DRUMHELLER-ROSEBUD.
Overnight trip open to all seniors, 60 years or older. See poster under May 2017 Events tab.
Saturday, June 24, 2017: MIDSUMMER CELEBRATION.
Picnic Site #2 at Edworthy Park, 3:00-9:00 pm. All welcome.
Pancakes provided by CFCA.
Please bring additional dish to share & BBQ items for yourself.
*PLEASE CHECK OUR WEBSITE REGULARLY FOR NEW EVENTS AND UPDATES
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