Thursday, August 9, 2012

Upcoming Events

At The Scandinavian Centre
6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby

Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 1pm 

CFF 23rd Annual General Meeting followed by the film Päätalo (The Novelist)

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm

From the Front to the West Coast - Fundraiser


Canadian Friends of Finland
23rd Annual General Meeting
Sunday, September 9, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Welcome to everyone!
Please attend and provide your fresh input and suggestions.
Afterwards, stay for coffee and the Finnish film
Päätalo (The Novelist) 2008

Too much hard work, too little love in his marriage and his lack of self-esteem prevent Päätalo from fulfilling his life-long dream of becoming a writer--until he finds a new love….

Kalle Päätalo, one of the most successful Finnish authors, wrote  over 39 novels including the 26-volume "Iijoki" autobiographical series. The film covers the period 1951-57 and sees Päätalo moving to Tampere, where his ambitions and accomplishments fully flower.
Kai Lehtinen stars-- as the author, Hannu Kahakorpi directs.  

   In Finnish with English subtitles

From the Front to the West Coast - Fundraiser

Friday, September 14, 2012 at 6:30 pm
Final fundrais­ing event for the book and the doc­u­men­tary depict­ing the mem­o­ries of Finnish War Vet­er­ans.
Mari Pet­znek will perform.
Admis­sion by dona­tion. Finnish mil­i­tary M/29 Field Kitchen will be in full action mak­ing pea soup avail­able, soup and bread $5.
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