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.

Sports Club

Vancouver Finlandia Sports Club

Where Finns and sports collide! The sports club organizes events and activities throughout the year for members of all ages to enjoy. Summer events include the annual Paavo Nurmi Run, and the Wife Carrying at the midsummer festival, and Pesäpallo (Finnish Baseball). In the winter you can look forward to a . . . → Read More: Sports Club

West Coast News

West Coast News Celebrating its 35th year in print (2011), the Länsirannikon Uutiset is the bloodline of the West Coast Finnish-Canadian community.  With a readership of over 1000, both locally and internationally, Vancouver Finlandia Club’s Finnish and English language newspaper connects members, family and friends, both near and far.  The paper covers Club news, Finnish-Canadian . . . → Read More: West Coast News

Purpurit Folk Dancers

Purpurit Dancers Founded in 1973, Purpurit is a Finnish-Canadian folk dance group. Purpurit perform at local and international festivals including Kaustinen Folk Festival, Expo ‘86, Finnish Canadian Grand Festivals, and at Finn Fest USA. Purpurit have traveled to Australia and toured the Nordic countries with great success. Purpurit welcomes all experienced and beginner dancers.

PURPURIT . . . → Read More: Purpurit Folk Dancers

Korsukuoro Dugout Choir

Korsukuoro Army Dugout ChoirBorn in 1998, the award winning West Coast ‘Korsu’ Choir is a unique concert group who honour and draw inspiration from Finland’s Veterans by performing ‘war time’ favourites. The choir has successfully toured Finland, performed at Finnish-Canadian Grand Fest, FinnFest USA and many local events.

Finnish Library

Finnish Library VFC maintains a current library of Finnish literature, magazines, children’s books, and texts in the Scandinavian Community Centre Finland Room. These books may be borrowed by the VFC membership at no cost.

Finnish Room Library

Click on the picture for a 360 degree tour. . . . → Read More: Finnish Library

Finn Fun School

Finn Fun School Finn-Fun School provides a Finnish speaking environment for those interested in learning or maintaining their Finnish language skills. Finn-Fun School offers lessons in conversational Finnish to both adults and children, from beginners to advanced speakers. It doesn’t matter what age you are or how much Finnish you know, you are always welcome . . . → Read More: Finn Fun School

Finnish War Veterans

British Columbia Finnish War Veterans The purpose of BC’s Sotaveteraanit group is to provide social contact, fellowship, entertainment and support for Finnish War Veterans and their supporting membership. The group remembers and pays tribute to their fallen comrades in arms while keeping Finland’s Independence story alive.