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Canadian Friends of Finland

Posted by Markus Raty on October 23, 2006

Annual Symposium and Awards Dinner

Hello! As the colours change and the wind starts nipping, so does the event calendar start filling up. October is one of the busier months of the year and one of the events, a great Finnish cultural experience, is this coming weekend!

The Canadian Friends of Finland have long been on the leading edge of building cultural bridges between Canada and Finland. Throughout the year they put on a variety of cultural events like concerts, film nights and lectures. This coming Sunday is their Annual Symposium and Awards Dinner.

During the afternoon five of the most prominent Finnish-Canadian filmmakers will present their films and then join in a panel discussion with the audience. They are: Pirkko Karvonen, Susan Poizner, Albert Karvonen, Kelly Saxberg and Stefan Randstrom and they represent a very accomplished body of work.

Following the film symposium, the Awards Dinner will take place and it will include a screening of Randstrom’s short film, A Finnish Guide to Canadian Winter, which some of you may have seen on CBC.

The day and evening promises to be entertaining and enriching and all are welcome.

The Details:

what: CFF Symposium and Awards Dinner
where: 100 St. Joseph Street. Carr Hall, St. Michaels College, U of T
when: Starting at 1pm on Sunday, October 29th, 2006
tickets: or call 416-730-8350
more info:

Disclosure: I have recently become a member of the CFF Board of Directors, although I have been attending their events for many years.

Cheers, Markus


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