Welcome / Tervetuloa !
Since the early twentieth century, strong ties have existed
between individual citizens of Canada and Finland as a result of
immigration, business, educational and cultural exchanges, and
tourism. More formal interactions between the two nations occur
at the level of diplomatic and other inter-governmental
exchanges and in international venues.
As its name suggests, the mission of the Canadian Friends of
Finland (Ottawa), or CFF, is to help strengthen and enrich the
relations between the two nations at the levels of individuals,
and of social, cultural and educational groups. Through the
various activities it organises for its members, the CFF
provides a network of contacts among Canadians interested in
The Canadian Friends of Finland (Ottawa) began in 1988 as a
branch of Canadian Friends of Finland based in Toronto.
In 1993 Canadian Friends of Finland (Ottawa) incorporated as a
non-profit charitable corporation under Part II of the Canada
Swedish Film: Turist (Force Majeure)
Friday, November 28th
TIME: 7:00 PM
Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St,
$12 ($8 for seniors, students)
available online and at the door
click here for Film
Sweden's contribution to the European Film Festival
in Ottawa is
Turist (Force Majeure).
Directed by Ruben Östlund, it is a drama about
family relationships challenged by events.
Premiered in 2014.
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy
a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the
slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a
mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns
everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all
directions, Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she
tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile,
is running for his life. The anticipated disaster
failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been
shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over
their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's
marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles
desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
A stunning film from a rising directorial star in
Swedish cinema, Ruben Östlund.
Canadian Friends of Finland Ottawa
Joulujuhla / Christmas Party
Join us for an enjoyable evening of
music, food and celebration!
Admission is $30 for each member and $35 for each
non-member. Children age 12 and
under are free. This is a good time
to renew your membership for 2015.
New members joining for 2015 will
benefit from the $30 admission fee
Friday, 5 December 2014
7 to 10 PM
St Bartholomew's Church Hall
125 MacKay St
Free parking on street.
This year the buffet style main course will again be
provided by AJ's Catering
(AJs website). It will
include ham, boiled potatoes with
parsley, mashed turnip, baby
carrots, and buns. The price of
dinner includes the usual glögg and
wine, as well as appetizers and
dessert provided by the CFF.
There will also be a bazaar table of gently used items for
sale. An opportunity for Christmas
RSVP's are required for this event because it is catered
and we want to make certain that we
have sufficient food for all.
Advance payment for the dinner
ticket is appreciated as it eases
and speeds the line at the door. We
have included a link below for
payment through PayPal. You do not
have to sign up for PayPal to make a
payment by credit card. See below
for RSVP details. No need to RSVP
if you have paid using PayPal, as we
will have your name through that
We would love to round out the meal with culinary
contributions from our members.
If you are willing to contribute an
appetizer, salad, or dessert item to
the table please let us know by
phone or email. Save your receipts,
and we will reimburse you for the
ingredients used. Thank you for
your help in making this a wonderful
click here to help
We hope to see you all there!
Connie by phone at 613-489-2474
Connie by email (click
church service dates for this year:
1. Kauneimmat Joululaulut / Christmas Carols Sing-Along
30 Nov 2014 at 3 PM
Tunes are familiar and they will get you in the Christmas mood!
Refreshments served after. Everyone is welcome!
2. Joulujumalanpalvelus / Christmas Church Service
14 Dec 2014 at 3 PM
Pastor Matti Terho officiates (and we hope that pastor Jukka
Joensuu from Vancouver is able to join him)! Beautiful music
throughout the service, angels will also visit! Coffee social
All services take place at St. Peter's Lutheran Church 400
Sparks St. Ottawa
Please use the parking lot side entrance. We will lock the door
at 3:30 PM and reopen it after the service. Parking is free with
a dashboard slip, which you will get from inside by the door.
Finnish School of Ottawa Newsletter and
Christmas Party Invitation
OSKUn uutiskirje marraskuu 2014 – OSKU newsletter November 2014
Site last updated:
Sunday, November 23, 2014