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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 Finland.

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 Corporations Act.

St Urho at the Gastropub
Monday, March 20, 2017 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The Rowan gastropub
915 Bank Street
Ottawa, ON K1S 3W5

Driving Directions
Buses #1 and #7 will also get you there!

Dear Friend of Finland, 

Legend has it that St Urho saved the vineyards of Finland from a plague of grasshoppers. Let's drink to that!  

Because it is a great excuse to share food and drink with fellow Finns and friends, we have booked a celebration at one of Ottawa's favorite gastropubs:  The Rowan. We have the pub for the night!  Finnish music on the sound system, an exceptional 3-course meal with selections to suit all tastes, and of course the comraderie of those who love Finland.

Book soon to save your seat at The Rowan. 

As seating is limited, you must register with us to attend this event.  The restaurant will not be taking reservations that evening, so if you want to join us you must let us know!

1. Get more information

2. Register Now!

3. I can't make it

Click on the links above for more information, to register, or to send your regrets.

Contact me below, if you have any additional questions or are having difficulty registering.

We are looking forward to a great evening. See you there!


Constance Whitmore
Canadian Friends of Finland Ottawa
constance.whitmore AT


Site last updated: March 18, 2017