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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.

Centenary Concert: Finland Celebrated in Music
Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:00 PM

Join us at the historic church of St Andrew's (built in 1825) for this very special event. Celebrate the 100th anniversary of the independence of Finland with us and enjoy the fine music of Finnish composers over the past century.

Emili Paananen-Losier is one of Finland's up and coming sopranos.  She studied at Finland's reknowned Sibelius Akatemia. In 2013, she was awarded second prize in the prestigious Lappeenrannan Laulukilpailu.  She is currently studying for her Master's degree at the University of Ottawa.

Thomas Annand is a master of three instruments, as well as a conductor.  He is Director of Music at St Andrews Church, Ottawa and often performs with the National Arts Centre Orchestra as an organist and harpsichordist.

A reception follows the concert in the church's Grant Hall.  We hope to see you there!  

Day:       Saturday, April 22nd
Time:      7 PM
Place:    St Andrew's Presbyterian Church
               corner of Kent & Wellington

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undefined   Concert Ticket:  $35

undefined   Children & Students with Student Card:  $10


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This concert is brought to you by the Canadian Friends of Finland in Ottawa with the support of the Embassy of Finland in Canada and Suomi-Seura.

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