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March 2018

Varpu Lindström Memorial Lecture & Finnish Studies Scholarships 2017 Ceremony

March 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Father Madden Hall, 100 St Joseph St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C4 Canada
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       Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) and Finnish Studies Program at University of Toronto invite you to the annual Varpu Lindström Memorial Lecture & Finnish Studies Scholarships 2017 Ceremony In Mourning, Together: The Everyday History of Death in ‘Finnish North America’ Delivered by Dr Samira Saramo In Defiant Sisters, Varpu Lindström noted early Finnish immigrants’ “preoccupation” with death, caused by dangerous working conditions and lack of community networks. Three decades later, new research on death and mourning delves into…

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Finnish Heritage Night with the Toronto Marlies

March 24, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Finnish Heritage Hockey Night Join together with fellow Friends of Finland to watch the Toronto Marlies take on the Belleville Senators Saturday, March 24th at 4:00 at the Ricoh Centre! Purchase discounted tickets by clicking through the link on the flyer. There is a discounted price of $15.00 ( regular $19.00) per ticket by using the promo code FINNISHNIGHT. A seating section is reserved for tickets purchased through this code. Come early and participate in activities in Marlie’s Alley from…

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May 2018

AGM – Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 7PM

May 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Father Madden Hall, 100 St Joseph St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C4 Canada

37th Annual General Meeting Time: Wednesday May 30, 2018 at 7PM Place: Carr Hall, Father Madden Hall, St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, 100 St. Joseph Street, Toronto AGENDA 1. Call to Order 2. Quorum 3. Approval of Agenda 4. Approval of Minutes of Previous AGM 5. President’s Report – Saara Tatem 6. Membership Secretary’s Report 7. Treasurer’s Report – Paul Lindala 8. Appointment of Reviewer – Paul Lindala 9. Election of Board of Directors – Börje Vähämäki 10. Adjournment…

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August 2018

Community BBQ – Sunday August 26

August 26, 2018 @ 4:00 pm
Agricola Finnish Lutheran Church, 25 Old York Mills Road
Toronto, Ontario Canada
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November 2018

Olavi Virta movie – November 13

November 13, 2018 @ 6:45 pm
Innis College, Town Hall, University of Toronto,, 2 Sussex Avenue
Toronto, ON M5S 1J5 Canada
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      Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) & Finnish Studies at U of T proudly present a new Finnish film OLAVI VIRTA    Olavi Virta (by Timo Koivusalo, 2018) tells a story of one of the most loved singers of Finland and “The King of Finnish Tango” – Olavi Virta (1915–1972). During his career between 1930s and 1950s, Virta recorded more than 600 songs, such as Finnish classics Hopeinen kuu and Kultainen nuoruus. He was a member of the…

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