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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.

Juhannus Midsommar
Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 6:00 PM

Celebrate Midsummer with Us!
Don't forget to register and pay before the price goes up on June 21st! We are looking forward to a special party for Finland100! Forward to your friends so that they can join us.....

An invitation to all Nordics...

A midsummer celebration is common to all Nordic countries. The Canadian Friends of Finland Ottawa invites all those who share this tradition to join us for our annual festivities. We will host a barbeque feast at historic and picturesque Billings Estate, "under the tent" on the grounds. Reservations and a good time are a must!

The event is special for us this year, because it is an official part of the
Finland 100 Ottawa program, celebrating 100 years of Finland's independence. We will have special decorations, some singing, and activities for children. We will also select the winning ticket for our Raffle! The raffle prize is a 5-CD set featuring 100 years of Finnish music. Only 100 tickets will be sold, so chances are good! All proceeds will be used to support Finland 100 Ottawa events.

The all-you-can-eat barbeque will again be catered by The Butchery, Ottawa's purveyor of fine meats. Menu will include the following:

• beef, turkey or veggie burgers
• European-style sausages (homemade by The Butchery)
• selection of salads
• assorted condiments
• dessert (cake with strawberries) and coffee
• non-alcoholic drinks

A selection of beer and wine will also be available. Please don't forget to order beer/wine tickets with your meal if you care to imbibe ($4 per ticket or 3 for $10).
Make your reservations by June 21st to receive dinner tickets at the price of $35! You may register up until the 24th of June, at the price of $40 per dinner ticket. We need to let our caterer know the expected numbers. We hope to see you there and look forward to a Nordic celebration of the summer solstice!

Togetherness is a key theme of Finland 100.

Day:       Sunday, June 25th
Time:      6 PM
Place:    Billings Estate (under the tent)
               2100 Cabot Street
               Ottawa, Ontario

Tickets:  $35  ($40 if purchased after June 21st)  
                children 12 and under free
                        Note:  those who purchase tickets online will speed their way through check-in!

Click here for more information, registration, and purchase of tickets.

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