Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association


November 2015

Preserve Finnish Studies at University of Toronto

Finnish Studies at the University of Toronto needs your help.  To meet their obligations during 2015-2016, the Canadian Friends of Finland Education Foundation (CFFEF), founded in 1990 in support of Finnish Studies at UofT, now needs to raise a minimum of $25,000

You can help by (1) sending in a donation, (2) spreading the word and the link to your friends and acquaintances.

As a donor you can give any amount: $10, $25, $50, $100, $200, $500 or more! 

Canadian donors of $25 or more will receive tax receipts, so please include your name and address with your donation.

Please visit the following website for more information:

Kettunen talk – Mon., Nov. 9, 2015

On Monday, Nov. 9, 2015, the CFCA hosted a talk about Amerindian loanwords that appear within the Finnish language. Dr. Harri Kettunen is a linguist from the University of Helsinki, and specializes in the native languages of the Americas, in particular those of Middle America. Over 25 CFCA members enjoyed a snack, including some delicious chocolate (a product of pre-Columbian Mesoamerica), while listening to Harri’s discussion of the origins of various words/products, and also engaged in some lively conversation following the presentation. Dr. Kettunen was in Calgary to attend the 48th Chacmool Archaeological Conference at the University of Calgary.

Scandinavian Centre Christmas Bazaar – Sunday, 8 November, 2015

This weekend, the CFCA participated in the Scandinavian Centre’s annual Christmas Bazaar. Once again, the turn out was huge and the event a success. Attendees enjoyed the opportunity to purchase baked goods and crafts from across Scandinavia, as well as Finland. CFCA volunteers helped to sell out all of our delicious baked goods (pulla, piirakka, etc.) in support of the association. Attendees and volunteers also chit chatted while enjoying a lunch of delicious open-faced sandwiches, baked sweets, and coffee. We look forward to next year’s event!

The busy event
The busy event
CFCA table and volunteers
CFCA table and volunteers

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