Special Events

VFC hosts the Scandinavian Christmas Craft Fair, Finnphoria Club nights and various concerts throughout the year.  To volunteer at these events or for more information email or telephone.

 

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  • VFC Upcoming Events

    Greeting Vancouver Finlandia Club members and friends!
    We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, happy holidays, and are enjoying a Happy New Year so far!
    We have plenty of events coming up in 2020 – please read through the listings below for details.

    Notice of Vancouver Finlandia Club AGM on Sunday March 1 at 4:00 pm at the Scandinavian Centre, in the Finland Room. Everyone is welcome & refreshments will be served! The agenda includes:
    Ordinary Business as per VFC bylaw section 3.2
    Special Business as per VFC bylaw section 3.3:
    Recommendation by the VFC Board of Directors to increase the membership fees as follows:
    Annual Individual $40
    Annual Couple $60
    Student $10 (no change)
    Corporate $250 (no change)
    Lifetime $800
    As per VFC bylaw section 2.3, the amount of membership fees are to be determined by the members at the Annual General Meeting.

    Learn how to make traditional Finnish Sourdough Rye bread!
    January 23 (full), and February 9th @12 pm
    Course includes a 3-hour class, recipe, dry starter and a loaf of rye bread.
    Course will be held at the kitchen of Scandinavian Centre. The course fee is 35$ for Vancouver Finlandia Club members and $40 for mon-members. Payment preferably via e-transfer. For more information and to register, please contact instructor Elsa Marlowe at emarlowe345@gmail.com

    Valentines Day Paint and Sip will be a fun evening painting, enjoying drinks and good company! Come with a special date, a friend or a group, or come alone and make new friends!
    Please join us on Feb 14th @ 6:30 pm to paint Valentines Day love or friendship themed artworks. Canvas, brushes and paints will be provided, and instructors will be there to help. Bar will be open, and light snacks will be served.
    Entrance fee – 20$ for VFC members and 25$ for non-members – includes the painting materials for those who have registered by Tuesday February 11. Payment via etransfer or cash at the venue. Please contact lumiminna@live.fi for more information, and to register.
    Non-painters are also welcome to join the sipping (entrance fee 10$ members/15$ for non-members).

    It’s the 10th anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games! Come celebrate and commemorate the events that took over the Scandinavian Centre and the city!

    Join us on Saturday February 8th for a fun pub night, featuring pictures, videos, trivia, and reminiscing with friends. Wear your Red Mittens, uniform, pins and a smile! Bring along any memorabilia you’d like to show off.

    Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit Eventbrite https://scc-olympics.eventbrite.ca for tickets or RSVP to scansports@gmail.com to pick up at the door.
    Admission includes light snacks; Vera’s Food truck will be onsite from 6-8 pm accepting cash & credit.

    To contribute photos or video links to the slide show, or pieces of trivia please email scansports@gmail.com or use this dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/513lpqj4gsf522m/AADoaMuqt-jlVFvjTioLckOKa?dl=0
    Contact Karina Linder, Kristiina Morrison, Robert Oberg, Carina Spencer or ScanSports@gmail.com for more info. We look forward to seeing you there!
    Looking Ahead:
    Arts Night – April 4, 2020
    Meet & Greet – date TBD
    Scandinavian Midsummer Festival – June 20 & 21, 2020

  • 2010 Winter Olympics Celebration

    It’s the 10th anniversary of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games! Come celebrate and commemorate the events that took over the Centre and the city!

    Join us on Saturday February 8th for a fun pub night, featuring pictures, videos, trivia, and reminiscing with friends. Wear your Red Mittens, uniform, pins and a smile! Bring along any memorabilia you’d like to show off.

    Tickets are $5 in advance or $10 at the door. Visit Eventbrite https://scc-olympics.eventbrite.ca for tickets or RSVP to scansports@gmail.com to pick up at the door.

    Admission includes light snacks; food will be available for purchase.

    Contact Karina Linder, Kristiina Morrison, Robert Oberg, Carina Spencer or ScanSports@gmail.com for more info.
    To contribute photos or video links to the slide show, or pieces of trivia please email scansports@gmail.com or use this dropbox link: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/513lpqj4gsf522m/AADoaMuqt-jlVFvjTioLckOKa?dl=0

    We look forward to seeing you there!

  • Finnish Lacrosse Event

    Finnish National Men’s Lacrosse Team compete in Langley
    September 19-28

    Langley Events Centre​

    Come out and support Team Finland at the Langley Events Centre September 19-28 as they compete in the World Indoor Lacrosse Championship.

    For tournament info and tickets visit:

    ​http://www.wilc2019.ca

  • Scandinavian Craft Fair

    SCANDINAVIAN CRAFT FAIR

    Date: Sunday November 24, 2019
    Time: 11 am to 4 pm
    Contact: Riitta scandicraftfair@gmail.com

    Arts and Crafts – Baked Goods – Christmas Goodies — Refreshments and much much more!

    Craft Tables: The Scandinavian Craft Fair is hosted by the Vancouver Finlandia Club and it is intended to showcase Scandinavian crafts.
    The primary emphasis will be on the sale of crafts and Scandinavian products. Priority is given to recent vendors and the registration form will be emailed mid July.

    The annual Scandinavian Craft Fair is hosted by the Vancouver Finlandia Club. Please do not contact the Scandinavian Centre office.

  • Finnish Your Dinner

    FINNISH YOUR DINNER

    Date: Friday August 23rd, 2019

    Time: Doors open 6pm. Dinner 7pm.

    Contact: For questions and RSVP contact vfclubmembers@gmail.com or Elsa Marlowe emarlowe345@gmail.com or 778-858-7075

    A fun, casual dinner at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby, BC to celebrate Finland.
    This will be a potluck dinner – so bring a dish to share! We will dine out on the deck, under the stars (weather permitting), so bring a sweater or a blanket if it’s a little chilly. If you have concerns about food allergies , sensitivities, or general preference, you can bring a picnic for yourself and your group. The kitchen will be available to heat up dishes if needed. RSVP’s appreciated, including what dish you think you will bring so we can try to have a good variety of things to eat.
    Organized by Vancouver Finlandia Club.

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    facebook.com/VancouverFinlandiaClub
    http://www.vfc.vcn.bc.ca
    vfc@vcn.bc.ca

    2019 Upcoming Events
    Paavo Nurmi Run & Wife Carrying Contest
    At the Scandinavian midsummer Festival – June 22nd & 23rd

    Summer Hikes
    Coquitlam Lakes Viewpoint – Sunday July 7th
    Elfin Lakes – Saturday August 24th

    Finnish Your Dinner
    Scandinavian Community Centre – August 23rd

    FinnFun Finnish Language Lessons
    http://www.finnfun.org – starting September 10th

    Paint & Sip
    Scandinavian Community Centre – October 11th

    Scandinavian Craft Fair
    Scandinavian Community Centre – November 24th

    Joulujuhla
    Scandinavian Community Centre – December 21st

    And… Hobby Horse Lessons (Sept/Oct), Dance Lessons (Oct/Nov), Baking Classes (TBD)

  • Boxing Day Skate

    Boxing Day Skate!
    Wednesday Dec 26th, 2018
    10:45am – 12:00pm
    at 8 Rinks in Burnaby
    (Canlan Ice Sports – 6501 Sprott St)
    Rink #2

    Join us for FREE skating for members and friends of the Scandinavian Community Centre. Hockey nets will be set up at one end of the rink for friendly stick & puck, and the rest of the rink will be family skating.

  • Finnish Christmas Party

    At the Scandinavian Community Centre

    December 21st, 2018 Time: 6:30 PM

    Brought to you by Vancouver Finlandia Club, Finnish
    Canadian Fish & Game Club, FinnFun School of
    Vancouver.

    Tickets $5 per adult. Free for children under 18.

    Tickets available to purchase on Eventbrite or at the
    Scandinavian Craft Fair.

    Santa Claus, Rice porridge, sing-along and more!

    Contact: VFClubMembers@gmail.com

  • SCANDINAVIAN CRAFT FAIR

    Sunday, 25 November 11am – 4pm 2018

    VANCOUVER FINLANDIA CLUB PRESENTS

    SCANDINAVIAN CENTRE CRAFT FAIR

    6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby — at Kensington + Sprott

    INFORMATION Riitta at 604 941.0760 or ScandiCraftFair@gmail.com

    Arts & Crafts – Jewellery
    Baked Goods – Christmas Goodies
    Refreshments – and much more…

    FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING

  • VFC Special General Meeting Oct 25 7pm

    A Special General Meeting of the Vancouver Finlandia Club will be held on Thursday October 25, 2018 to approve the revised VFC bylaws that have been updated to conform to the New Societies Act.

    Date: Thursday, October 25, 2018
    Time: 7pm
    Place:Scandinavian Community Centre

  • Finnish Your Dinner 2018

    Finnish Your Dinner is modelled on Dinner Under the Sky, an annual summer event held in Helsinki. It is a shared meal on a warm summer evening, an idea that has now extended around the world!

    We will host a local dinner at
    The Scandinavian Community Centre
    6540 Thomas St, Burnaby BC
    Friday August 24th, 2018
    Doors open at 6:30
    Dinner at 7:00 pm

    The bar will be open and accepts cash or credit

    This event is meant to be a potluck – bring a dish to share!
    (If you have concerns about food allergies, sensitivities, or general preference you can bring a picnic for yourself or your group)

    The kitchen will be available to heap up dishes if needed. RSVP’s appreciated, including what dish you think you will bring so we can try to have a good variety of things to eat.

    For Questions and RSVP’s contact VFClubmembers@gmail.com
    or Elsa Marlowe emarlowe345@gmail.com or 778-858-7075

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    Reminder!
    The Spring golf tournament at Mylora is coming up on May 20th 2018!
    Registration deadline is this Saturday, May 12th!
    Don’t miss out – register today!

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    Vancouver Finlandia Club presents
    ARTS NIGHT
    PAINTINGS + AQUARELLES BY ULLA SUPELOV

    With Jazz Music Trio
    MILES BLACK piano + master of ceremonies
    MIKE ALLEN sax + good cheer
    STEVE HOLY bass + philosophy

    Saturday, April 7, 6pm
    at the Scandinavıan Centre
    6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby

    Admission at the door: $10
    Cash Bar + Finger Foods
    FinnGoods: 6 to 7pm

    Information: Kaija Rautiainen kaijarau@smartt.com

  • Craft Fair

    2017
    Scandinavian Craft Fair
    Sunday, 26 November
    11am – 4pm
    Arts & Crafts – Jewellery
    Baked Goods – Christmas Goodies
    Refreshments – and much more…
    FREE ADMISSION – FREE PARKING
    PRESENTED BY
    VANCOUVER FINLANDIA CLUB
    Scandinavian Centre
    6540 Thomas Street, Burnaby — at Kensington + Sprott
    INFORMATION Riitta or Ron at 604 941.0760 or scandicraftfair@gmail.com

  • Finnish your dinner

    25 Aug 2017

    A fun, casual dinner at the Scandinavian Centre in Burnaby, BC to celebrate Finland 100.

    This will be a potluck dinner — so bring a dish to share! We will dine out on the deck, under the stars (weather permitting), so bring a sweater or a blanket if it’s a little chilly.

    Organized by Vancouver Finlandia Club.

    Sign up here or you can email vfclubmembers@gmail.com for more info or to register.

  • VFC

    Finland 100 Worldwide project website has been published!
    We have published the new website: http://suomi-seura.fi/suomi100maailmalla
    The website includes the Calendar of Events, the Idea Bank, the Material Bank and the Performer Bank.
    The website will be developed constantly. The theme of the Finland 100 jubilee year is Together.
    Expatriate Finns – Let’s build this new website together!

    Dear expatriate Finnish organisation, announce your Finland 100 jubilee year events in the Event Calendar!
    If you have an idea for celebrating the jubilee which you want to share with other expatriate Finnish organisations, tell about it in the Idea Bank and support other expatriate Finns in their preparations for the centenary.
    The Performer Bank provides singers, musicians, bands, choirs, dancers, theatre groups, lecturers, speakers and others a forum to offer their expertise to expatriate Finnish organisations. Organisers of events can contact performers directly in the Performer Bank.

    The Material Bank includes useful website links to help you find information on Finland for expatriate Finns. If you know good websites, please share them with us.

    Welcome to our new website, we hope you enjoy them!
    Share the link with others and add it to your homepage!
    We are active also in Facebook: You will find our open group under Suomi 100 Maailmalla. Remember to join the group!

    Suomi 100 Maailmalla – Finland 100 Worldwide is the joint project of the Finland Society/Suomi-Seura ry, Ministry to Finns Abroad (National Church Council, Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland), and the Institute of Migration. It is also supported by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland and the Finnish Seamen´s Mission. Finland 100 Worldwide has been accepted to be included in the official Finland 100 programme. For more information, please contact to:
    Liisa Oinonen, Suomi-Seura ry, liisa.oinonen@suomi-seura.fi

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