Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association



New CFCA Board for 2019

Please join us in welcoming the newly elected CFCA 2019 Board of Directors

President: Meaghan Peuramäki-Brown

Vice President: Salla Carson

Treasurer: David Hongisto 

Secretary: Salla Savolainen

Communications Director: Raheel Khan

Directors at Large: Outi McEachern, Tiina Narvanen, Jari Narvanen, Cayla Dorman, RJ Murray

Save the Date: 2019 AGM Sun., Feb. 24

Dear 2019 CFCA members,

Please save the date of Sun., Feb. 24, 4 pm in your calendars. This will be the day of our AGM. Refreshments and food provided. Please plan to attend so we meet quorum to approve any motions and to elect our new board members. Packages will be sent out 20 days prior.

You must be a 2019 member to attend.

Cheers and happy new year.
CFCA board

Hyvää uutta vuotta! Happy New Year!

Dear CFCA 2019 Members,

Hyvää uutta vuotta! Happy New Year!

Language Lessons:

Finnish language classes will start on Monday, January 14th, 2019.

They are held at the Scandinavian Centre (739 20 Ave NW, Calgary) in the Saga Room, located in the basement.

Classes begin at 6:30 pm and end at 9:30 pm.  Beginners come in first and the more advanced students at 8 pm. You are welcome to stay for as long as you wish, even the whole three hours.

There will be 10 lessons for the Winter 2018 session. There is no fee for these lessons, but you will need to purchase a textbook (cost TBD).

Class attendees must be Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association (CFCA) members.  Payment for membership can be done at the first lesson.

To register or for more information, please contact

Little Finns:

The Little Finns group will start up again in Winter/Spring 2019.

Location: Scandinavian Centre, Valhalla Room

Dates and Times:

Sunday, Jan. 20, 3-5 pm

Sunday, Feb. 24, 3-5 pm

Sunday, Mar. 17, 3-5 pm

Sunday, Apr. 14, 3-5 pm

Sunday, May 26, 3-5 pm

Sunday, June 9, 3-5 pm

Lots of fun activities and games are planned for this year.


  • Bring a healthy snack for your child.
  • Please inform of any food allergies, medical conditions, etc.

For any questions, please email

CFCA Upcoming Events

Upcoming CFCA events at the Scandinavian Centre:

Sunday, October 14 at 6pm
CFCA Birthday Party (RSVP to

Sunday, October 21 at 2pm (Pullaa/karjalanpiirakkaa)
Baking with Terttu & Aulikki

Sunday, October 28 at 2pm (Pullaa/karjalanpiirakkaa)
Baking with Terttu & Aulikki

Sunday, November 11 at 10:30am
Scandinavian Centre Christmas Bazaar (2 volunteers needed)

Sunday, November 18 at 5pm
Movie night: Hymyilevä Mies (2016)

Saturday, December 1
CFCA Christmas Party

Wednesday, December 19 & Thursday, December 20
CFCA Casino at Cowboys Casino (44 volunteers needed) Please email Kimmo at to sign up.



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



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