Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association



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!

Vappu Social Event a Great Success!

On Sunday May 1 we celebrated Vappu together at the Scandinavian Centre. It was a great success and we all had a lovey time enjoying snacks and crafts!

Save the Date! 2022 AGM February 27 at 4pm MT.

The CFCA Annual General Meeting (AGM) will be held on Sunday February 27 at 4pm Mountain Time. Please register in advance for this meeting at the link below.
When: Feb 27, 2022 04:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Calgary European Film Festival report

The festival will be held at Globe Cinema & Online Nov 6-14. We are sponsoring a Finnish movie “The Potato Venture”. In-Cinema: Sun Nov 14 at 7:00 PM (Globe Cinema 2). Join us for the Closing Night celebrations of the 10th Anniversary Calgary European Film Festival! Stream: Nov 6-14 across Canada.

More info:

Language Lessons are back!

Beginner and Advanced Finnish language classes available! Each session runs for 10 weeks on Tuesdays, starting September 14, 2021. Beginner Finnish runs Tuesdays from 7-8pm MST, Beginner Plus Finnish runs Tuesdays from 8-9pm MST. Advanced classes are Monday evenings from 7-8pm MST. To register, or for more information, email

Little Finns is back in person!

Sundays from 4-6pm at the Scandinavian Centre! September 12, October 10, November 7, December 5. Email Heini Oguike at if your child would like to attend!

Save the Date: 2021 AGM Sun. Feb. 28 @ 4pm

Dear CFCA membership,

Please save the date of this Sunday February 28, 2021 at 4 pm MST in your calendars. This will be the day of our AGM. To comply with physical distancing, it will be held over Zoom. Link available on the Membership page. Please plan to attend so we meet quorum to approve any motions and to elect our new board members.

You must be a 2020-2021 member to attend.

See you there!
CFCA Board

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