Welcome / Tervetuloa !
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
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
Finnish Film: Tie Pohjoiseen (Road North)
& Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St, Ottawa
($8 for seniors, students, children)
available online and at the door
click here for Film Festival website
Finland's contribution to the European Film Festival in Ottawa,
Tie Pohjoiseen (Road North). It is a
heart-warming comedy-drama by the acclaimed filmmaker Mika
Kaurismäki which premiered in 2012. The movie stars two of the
most popular Finnish actors, Vesa-Matti Loiri and Samuli
Timo (Samuli Edlemann) is an esteemed concert pianist whose
personal life is on the rocks. One day Timo finds an older
shabby-looking man at his door. The man, Leo (Vesa-Matti Loiri),
turns out to be his father who left the country when Timo was
three--and has not been in touch for thirty-five years. Leo, en
eternal trickster with a positive outlook on life, had to leave
his homeland thanks to a series of messy entanglements. Now he
has come back to hand over a rather mysterious legacy to his son
and answer questions regarding the past. To do this the two
will have to embark on a trip together and hit the road.
Swedish Film: Turist (Force Majeure)
Friday, November 28th
TIME: 7:00 PM
Library & Archives Canada, 395 Wellington St,
$12 ($8 for seniors, students)
available online and at the door
click here for Film
Sweden's contribution to the European Film Festival
in Ottawa is
Turist (Force Majeure).
Directed by Ruben Östlund, it is a drama about
family relationships challenged by events.
Premiered in 2014.
A Swedish family travels to the French Alps to enjoy
a few days of skiing. The sun is shining and the
slopes are spectacular but, during a lunch at a
mountainside restaurant, an avalanche turns
everything upside down. With diners fleeing in all
directions, Ebba calls for her husband Tomas as she
tries to protect their children. Tomas, meanwhile,
is running for his life. The anticipated disaster
failed to occur, and yet the family's world has been
shaken to its core, a question mark hanging over
their father in particular. Tomas and Ebba's
marriage now hangs in the balance as Tomas struggles
desperately to reclaim his role as family patriarch.
A stunning film from a rising directorial star in
Swedish cinema, Ruben Östlund.
Canadian Friends of Finland Ottawa
Joulujuhla / Christmas Party
Join us for an enjoyable evening of
music, food and celebration!
Admission is $30 for each member and $35 for each
non-member. Children age 12 and
under are free. This is a good time
to renew your membership for 2015.
New members joining for 2015 will
benefit from the $30 admission fee
Friday, 5 December 2014
7 to 10 PM
St Bartholomew's Church Hall
125 MacKay St
Free parking on street.
This year the buffet style main course will again be
provided by AJ's Catering
(AJs website). It will include
ham, boiled potatoes with parsley,
mashed turnip, baby carrots, and
buns. The price of dinner includes
the usual glögg and wine, as well as
appetizers and dessert provided by
There will also be a bazaar table of gently used items for
sale. An opportunity for Christmas
RSVP's are required for this event because it is catered
and we want to make certain that we
have sufficient food for all.
Advance payment for the dinner
ticket is appreciated as it eases
and speeds the line at the door. We
have included a link below for
payment through PayPal. You do not
have to sign up for PayPal to make a
payment by credit card. See below
for RSVP details. No need to RSVP
if you have paid using PayPal, as we
will have your name through that
We would love to round out the meal with culinary
contributions from our members. If
you are willing to contribute an
appetizer, salad, or dessert item to
the table please let us know by
phone or email. Save your receipts,
and we will reimburse you for the
ingredients used. Thank you for
your help in making this a wonderful
click here to help
We hope to see you all there!
Connie by phone at 613-489-2474
Connie by email (click
church service dates for this year:
• 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.
Finnish School of Ottawa Newsletter and
Christmas Party Invitation
OSKUn uutiskirje marraskuu 2014 – OSKU newsletter November 2014
Site last updated:
Thursday, November 20, 2014