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Canada 150 in Helsinki on July 1!


Join us for Canada’s 150th birthday in Helsinki on Saturday July 1!

See more details below and be sure to contact the Finnish-Canadian Society if you have any questions. suomikanadaseura [at]

The event is free and open to the public! Tervetuloa!



This blog is still active, but we have not added any content here for a very long time. We understand that there are some people out there who do not use social media, and we understand!

We will do better to try and provide information on this channel as well!

Canada Day – tulossa! It’s coming!

July 1 is coming soon! The Finnish-Canadian Society is happy to announce a Canada Day celebration in Helsinki in conjunction with the Canadian Embassy.

Please save the date for the Canada Day Celebration hosted by Ambassador of Canada, Ms. Andrée N. Cooligan on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 from 13:00 – 15:00 in Esplanadi Park, Espan Lava stage, located right in front of the Canadian Embassy in Helsinki. There will be a stage show on Espan Lava and much more! In addition to the Embassy of Canada contacts this event will also be open to the general public.

As an aside, a bit of Canadian humour for you… 🙂

What happens to Canadians on Canada Day


Study in Canada session, April 16

Do you know anyone here in Finland who is interested in studying in Canada?

The next “Study in Canada” session presented by the Fulbright Center in Helsinki will be held on April 16 from 16-17. This session will also be held online. See the link for more information!

Vuosikokous / AGM 2015

Suomi-Kanada Seuran hallitus kutsuu teidät vuoden 2015 vuosikokoukseen. Tässä tiedot: 
tiistai 21.4, klo 17.00, “Tietorannassa”
Säästöpankinranta 4 C 21
Helsinki 00530
Ovikellossa lukee “Tietoranta
Etsimme myös uusia jäseniä hallituksen, varsinkin tarvitaan joku kuka pystyy hoitamaan tiedotus jäsenille. Jos olet kiinnostunut ja/tai haluatte lisää tietoja, ottakaa yhteyttä!

The FCS Board would like to cordially invite you to the annual general meeting for 2015. It will be held:
Tuesday, April 21 at 17.00 at the normal Tietoranta location.
Säästöpankinranta 4 C 21
Helsinki 00530
The buzzer reads “Tietoranta

We are also looking for people interested in joining the board. For example, the communications position is open. If you’d like more information, don’t hesitate to get in touch!
suomikanadaseura [at] gmail dot com

Lecture series on Canada at the University of Helsinki

The North American Studies Program in co-operation with the Embassy of Canada organizes a lecture series on topical research on Canada conducted at the University of Helsinki Perspectives into Canadian Culture, Society and Nature Kaisa Library (7th Floor, Meeting room 7062) on Thursdays at 15.00 – 16.00 (All the lectures start at 3 pm sharp)


12.3. Marja Tiilikainen
Canadian Somali families and experience of everyday (in)security: another look at multicultural Canada

19.3. Klisala Harrison
Politics of Indigenous Music in Canada: Powwow, Protest and Popular Song

26.3. Mark Miller
The relationship of the Canadian Federal Parliament and the Canadian Supreme Court

2.4. Mark Shackleton
Voices from the Past: How Native Canadian Drama has dealt with history

9.4. Mikko Saikku
Non-Canadian Perspectives on Canadian Nature

16.4. Markku Henriksson
Colours along the Trans-Canada Highway

23.4. Outi Hakola
The problematic existence of Canadian Broadcasting and Cinema

Cirque Alfonse performing in Espoo next week

Cirque Alfonse from Quebec will be performing Timber in Espoo from December 10-13. Recommended age is 7+

See more in the attached picture, or visit this web site for more information:


Canadian Embassy representing at Studia 2014

If you are in Helsinki today and tomorrow the Canadian Embassy will be telling prospective students about studying in Canada at Studia, the largest post-secondary education fair in Finland. Stop by Messukeskus in Helsinki and check out booth 5 e 60!

See more here:

Under the Red Star: Showing in Helsinki

The Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, the Department of History, Lakehead University, the Alumni Association of Lakehead University and the Finnish- Canadian Society present:

Under the Red Star, a film by Kelly Saxberg

Tuesday, May 13 from 18.00-20.00 at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Social Sciences, Seminar room 4, Unioninkatu 37, 2nd floor.

Afterwards the discussion will take on a more social nature and move to the Kaisla Pub in Kaisaniemi. The screening of this film is free and open to the public. Director Kelly Saxberg will also be present for the screening.

Under the Red Star can be found on Facebook.

Poster - URS

Vuosikokous-Annual General Meeting coming up

Call for new board members!

We welcome members of the Finnish-Canadian Society who are interested in guiding the vision and mandate of the organization to serve on the Board. The Finnish-Canadian Society will hold its AGM (Annual General Meeting) on March 11, 2014 in Helsinki.  It is at the AGM where you will nominate yourself or be nominated to take on a board member position.

The Board currently consists of:

  • 1 Chair
  • 1 Treasurer
  • 1 Secretary
  • 1 Communications
  • 1 Events coordinator
  • 2 general board members

At least one general board member will be stepping down and all other positions are open for consideration to Society members. If you are interested in any of these positions, please contact the Finnish-Canadian Society’s general e-mail (address_picture) and we can answer any questions you have.

The AGM meeting will be held from 18.00-20.00 at Säästöpankinranta 4 C 21, 00530 Helsinki. (The buzzer reads Tietoranta.) Refreshments will be served. Welcome!

 The board meets (virtually via Skype or in person) 6-8 times per year to plan activities and general initiatives with its partners.

The Finnish-Canadian Society is based in Helsinki.

If you are not yet a member of the Finnish-Canadian Society, but would like to join us, see more on our membership fee schedule.