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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 and Annual General Meeting 2014

DATE: Friday, June 20, 2014

TIME:  AGM 7:00 PM. Juhannus Celebration 7:45 PM

LOCATION: Billings Estate (see map below)

On behalf of the Board, we hope to see you all there to both vote on the Board of Directors for next year and to celebrate Juhannus and the beginning of summer! We have changed the formula for the event, and have a catered event this year! The venue, Billings Estate, remains the same.  Tickets are $25 for members and $30 for non-members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Purchase them through PayPal by clicking on the link below (your tickets will be in an envelope waiting for your arrival), or purchase tickets through Connie or Tuulikki with cash or cheque.   Please let us know by email if you require a vegetarian selection.  Children under the age of 12 are free. Your membership must be up to date to receive the discounted ticket price. If you are interested in helping us with set-up or take-down, please let us know. We could use the help! 

The menu for the evening is listed below!


Email Connie

-or- Tuulikki:  613-523-8780

undefined  Members Tickets:  $25 each

undefined  Non-Members Tickets:  $30  each

Click here to Renew your CFF membership online.  Payment may be made by cheque.

The Menu for the Juhannus Barbeque: 

  • European jumbo sausages on a bun

  • BBQ chicken breast served on a bun

  • 100% all-beef hamburgers served on a bun

  • Condiments: tomatoes, onions, pickles, ketchup, mustard, relish

  • Garden salad with citrus vinaigrette

  • Baby red potato salad

  • Coleslaw 

  • Vegetarian Burgers can be available with 3-days notice prior to June 20th

  • Coffee & Dessert

  • Beer and Wine

Map Billings Estate 


Billings Estate, 2100 Cabot St, Ottawa, ON

Driving directions:

  • Take Riverside Drive South to Pleasant Park. There are lights at the intersection for Riverside and Pleasant Park.

  • Turn left onto Pleasant Park and follow it to Cabot Street.

  • Turn right onto Cabot Street and follow the signs to the museum.

  • Free parking is available and there is room for buses to park.

Public transportation:

The museum is near the Pleasant Park transit station. Consult OC Transpo for route information and times.  

Finnish church service dates for this year:

Thanksgiving Service - October 5th, 2014

Christmas carol sing-along - November 30th, 2014

Christmas Service - December 14th, 2014

All the services are held at 3:00pm in St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 Sparks Street, Ottawa. Entrance through the side door from the parking lot.

Note: Side entrance will be closed at 3:30pm and will be re-opened after the service before the coffee reception.

Site last updated: Friday, June 06, 2014