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Featured Lives Series – Pekka Sinervo – Dec 7

December 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Canadian Friends of Finland & CFF Education Foundation Present


A Celebration of Finland’s Independence,

with a Piano Performance,

   authentic Finnish food

and the continuation of our

Featured Lives Series

Saturday, December 7, 2019 7-10pm


7:00 pm Conversation, drinks (cash bar) and an array of Finnish finger foods including piirakka

7:40 pm Bar closes.

7:45 pm Olga Nechepurenko (Väisänen) is a Toronto musician, specializing in piano performance and music theory. She received both her BFA in music and MA in musicology from York University, studying with Professor Christina Petrowska Quilico. She is now doing her postgraduate research in Finnish classical music and teaches piano and music theory.

This Year’s Featured Life

8:15 pm Pekka Sinervo, C.M., a member of the Order of Canada, is a renowned elementary particle physicist who has worked to understand the basic building blocks of our world. He is co-author of over 1,400 peer-reviewed papers and was involved in the 1994 discovery of the Higgs boson at CERN. He joined the University of Toronto in 1990 and is a tenured full professor of physics, having served as dean of the Faculty of Arts and Science. He also was the first senior vice-president, research of the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research. He is an active lay leader in the Reform Jewish community, currently serving as president of the Canadian Council for Reform Judaism. Pekka was born in Helsinki and immigrated to Canada when he was two years old and was raised in Thunder Bay. He is a husband, father of two and ukki of two.

9:00 pm Bar reopens. Coffee, pulla, and cake.

10:00 pm Bar closes.

Please take this opportunity to celebrate the 102nd year of Finland’s Independence.

Dress: business casual (national costume welcome)

Cost: $30.00 per member, $35.00 per non-member (includes food)

Featured Lives
Member’s ticket $30.00 CAD
Non-Member’s ticket $35.00 CAD

Donations to CFFEF will be welcome


Women’s Art Association of Canada

23 Prince Arthur Avenue, Toronto

(Near Avenue Road and Bloor Street)

Subway: St George Station, Bedford Street Exit

Parking: public parking available behind the WAA.

Access by Bedford Street


December 7, 2019
7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Women’s Art Association of Canada
23 Prince Arthur Ave
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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