Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Canadian Friends of Finland, Vancouver

Upcoming Events at the Scandinavian Centre  
6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm
Under the Red Star:  Film introduced by the Director Kelly Saxberg.
Sunday, November 25, 2012, 11 am to 4 pm.
CFF table at the Scandinavian Craft Fair - an important fundraiser for CFF activities

Under the Red Star (2011)

Introduced by the Director Kelly Saxberg
(who also directed the documentary, Letters from Karelia)

Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Under the Red Star is a fascinating docudrama about the cultural and political ferment centred around Port Arthur's Finnish Labour Temple.

The film chronicles the story of the Finnish immigrants who built Canada's largest labour hall and used it as the centre of their activities. The courage of these newcomers in the face of government and police crackdowns helped shape Canadian labour history.

Under the Red Star melds fictionalized scenes with archival footage and photos to vividly recreate the lives and passions of these early twentieth century activists. The film was shot in Thunder Bay with more than 200 local extras under the direction of Kelly Saxberg.

The Film is in English and Finnish (with English subtitles)

Kelly Saxberg will introduce the film and take questions from the audience afterwards.

For a great promotional video, ctrl + click on:

Admission by donation - Refreshments

Scandinavian Craft Fair

Sunday, November 25, 2012, 11 am to 4  pm

Arts and Crafts — Baked Goods — Christ­mas Good­ies
Refresh­ments and much much more! Pre­sented by Pur­pu­rit Folk Dancers
Please come and visit the CFF table -
an important fund-raiser for CFF activities.

Enter the raffle for our beautiful baskets full of good things to eat and drink!
If you have items to donate, please bring them to the CFF table
any time from 11 am on the day of the fair.
(Sorry, no baked items.)


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