Calgary Finlandia Cultural Association



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.

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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

Little Finns is BACK!

Virtual classes available on Sundays January 24, February 21, March 21, April 18, May 16, and June 6 from 3-5pm MST. All kids over 3 are welcome! Email to sign your child up!

Virtual Language Lessons Available!

Language lessons are running virtually on Tuesday evenings from January 5-March 9, 2021! See the Language Lessons page under the ‘Events’ tab for more information!

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

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