Celebrating 30+ years of friendship between Canada and Finland. Canadian Friends of Finland is an organization devoted to the promotion of friendship, understanding and cooperation between the peoples of Canada and Finland. We do this through a variety of Finnish cultural programs, such as films, symposia, concerts, lectures and other events. Our Education Foundation, CFFEF, is a registered charitable organization … Read more
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Memories of Audrey Hozack (née Johnson, Dickie) 1920—2016 Audrey Hozack was one of the most unforgettable people I have ever met. During her term as Canadian Friends of Finland president from 1984 to 1987, she spearheaded the team that staged the 1986 Canadian première of Jean Sibelius’s Kullervo Symphony to an all-but-sold-out house at Roy […]
William Leo Holt (Bill) passed away peacefully at Toronto Western Hospital on February 15, 2016 after a brief illness. He was surrounded by family and many dear friends in his final days. Bill was born in Toronto in 1942 to Finnish immigrants, William and Annie Holt (nee Pylvainen). As a child he spent summers at […]
Our CFFEF Indiegogo Campaign was a resounding success. A huge thank you to all who contributed. We are thrilled to announce that the online campaign raised $20,108, over 80% of its goal. The campaign also inspired an additional $18,190 in offline donations and commitments. When the two matching donations of $25,000 each are added, the […]