Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association



Happy Easter Weekend

Hyvää pääsiäistä, to all CFCA members and friends!
From the CFCA Board of Directors

St. Urho, March 16.

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


Congratulations to the new, 2018 CFCA Board of Directors

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.


AGM 2018

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


Suomi 100 Greetings

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



Greetings from Ambassador Lehtonen

Dear CFCA Members,

Please find attached Ambassador Vesa Lehtonen’s greeting to the Finnish Canadians, Finnish expatriates and friends of Finland in Canada (English and Finnish).


Finnish Language Lessons

Language Lessons

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.


CIFF 2017 Finnish Films

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.

Article about modern Finnish Lament

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.

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