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December 2017

The Other Side of Hope – Dec 8+ TIFF Lightbox

December 8, 2017 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

CFF is happy to promote... FILMS WE LIKE PRESENTS Aki Kaurismäki’s THE OTHER SIDE OF HOPE (Toivon tuolla puolen) MASTER’S PROGRAM TIFF 2017 Winner Silver Bear for Best Director, Berlin Film Festival 2017   Familiar to TIFF audiences for his signature droll humour and empathetic characters The Other Side of Hope is master Finnish auteur Aki Kaurismäki’s follow-up to his 2011 film Le Havre.  In both films, Kaurismäki illuminates the plight of refugees, chance encounters, the kindness of strangers and…

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February 2018

They Know Not What They Do – Feb 28

February 28, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Father Madden Hall, 100 St Joseph St
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2C4 Canada
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      Canadian Friends of Finland (CFF) & Finnish Studies Program at University of Toronto jointly welcome you to An Evening with Finnish Studies WHEN? Wednesday, February 28th, 2018 at 6.30pm WHERE?  Father Madden Hall, St. Michael’s College, 100 St Joseph St, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, M5S 2C4.       THEY KNOW NOT WHAT THEY DO How did a project that started out as an intended short story collection about relationships become a 550-page social novel with thriller elements? The Finnish…

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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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