Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association



Calgary European Film Festival – ‘How to Kill a Cloud’ – Nov. 5-13/22

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Come show your support for the movie ‘How To Kill a Cloud’ at the Calgary European Film Festival. Available for viewing from November 5-13, 2022. Directed by Tuija Halttunen, it follows the conflicting ethical dilemma of scientist Hannele Korhonen as she navigates the agendas of research and financiers on her ambitious project to stimulate rainfall. With the ultimate question: who has the right to rule the clouds? Check it out here: Or purchase tickets using ShowPass:

Sign-up for Baking Classes!

Register to join an upcoming Finnish Baking Class! Back again for 2022 are the baking classes- register soon as they are limited to 20 spots per session! We will be making Pullapitko (Finnish coffee bread) and Lankatonttu (Christmas elf crafts) on October 23, Piparkakku (Finnish gingerbread) on October 30, Karjalanpiirakka (Karelian Rice Pies) and Kaaretortut (Jelly Rolls) on November 5. Sign up here:

2022 Christmas Bazaar!

The Annual Scandinavian Cultural Society Christmas Bazaar and Craft Sale is returning on Saturday November 13 from 2022 from 10:30am- 3:00pm at the Scandinavian Centre at 739 20th Street NW. Admission is $1.00 (please bring a loonie to speed up the entry process). Join for a wide variety of handmade Scandinavian crafts, baking, woodworking, knitting, jewelry, painting, pottery, and more! There will be tea, sandwiches, and sweets for sale downstairs. Save the date! The Annual Christmas Party will be taking place on December 3 2022 at 5:00pm. Tickets will be available for sale at the Christmas Bazaar.

Rosebud Trip – register by Nov. 11/22

The Rosebud Theatre is presenting the much-loved story from Narnia- The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe. The Seniors Trip to Rosebud is on November 26 2022. Please register by sending an email to by November 11 2022 to reserve a seat.

Upcoming Lecture – Sept 11 6:30pm

Talk on Finnish North American Life in 1930s Soviet Karelia by Samira Saramo on Sunday September 11 from 6:30-8:30pm at the Scandinavian Centre (Viking Hall) 739 2 Ave NW, register to join here:

Bilingual Parenting Event on Oct 22, 2022 at 10am-12pm

Join us for a 2-hour webinar for the parents of Calgary Little Finns, where Soile Pietikäinen will answer questions about bilingual development, specifically with focus on Finnish language. Soile is Finnish and lives in London, UK. She is trilingual in Finnish-English-Italian and a mother of native trilingual young adults. At work she is a sociologist specialized in bilingual family interaction. She studies how parents and children really interact in bilingual family homes, and helps parents transform their children’s bilingualism. 

The first hour of the event can be held in English if we have English speaking parents interested in attending. The second hour will be held in Finnish only. Please use this form to register for this event and submit your questions by September 30, 2022:

Juhannus 2022 Celebration

The Annual Juhannus celebration at Sandy Beach Park on Saturday June 25 saw a turnout of around 50-60 people. It was delightful to see many familiar and new faces. Attendees had a chance to enjoy the bonfire, play a game of Molkky, learn something new from Juhannus quiz, engage in conversation, savour various potluck dishes, and try an “authentic” Finnish pancake (cooked over a free-standing picnic BBQ following propane stove malfunctions!). Thank you to everyone who showed up and/or contributed!

Save the Date: Juhannus (Midsummer) June 25 3:30-6pm, Sandy Beach Park

Join us at Site #1 at Sandy Beach Park for Juhannus (Midsummer) on Saturday June 25 from 3:30-6pm MT. Join us for Finnish pancakes, a bonfire, Mölkky and other fun!

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