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Celebrate Laskiainen at the Finnophile Winter Frolic

Posted by Markus Raty on February 10, 2010

Celebrate Laskiainen at the Finnophile Winter Frolic
Saturday February 20th, 2010
2pm to 6pm

Join us at Riverdale Park East (550 Broadview Avenue, 3 blocks south of Broadview subway station) from 2 pm to 4 pm for skating & tobogganing adventures! Laskiainen tradition dictates that you should bring whatever “toboggan” you want to get down the hill. We’ll be looking for the most creative and effective toboggans out there! Find us by the Finnish flags.Don’t forget to bring your own skates! Kids are welcome!

After the some snowy fun follow the finnophile troops up the hill to warm up from 4 pm to 6pm (or more) at our traditional gathering place the Black Swan 4 pm to 6 pm (154 Danforth Avenue)! Winter woolies and gear are expected dress! Enjoy some nibblies, beverages and loads of camaraderie to warm the very cockles of your heart! Kids are welcome at the Black Swan too!

Donations Welcome!
Donations of snacks are welcome, bring them to the hill or drop them off at the Black Swan before you come to the park!

Bad Weather?
No problem! We’ll see you at the Black Swan from 4 pm to 6 pm

Like to help?
Here at finnophile we’d love have you toss us your ideas for venue’s, event ideas and even lend a helping hand. Drop us a line at

Hope to see you there!

The finnophile crew!


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A finnophile thank you….

Posted by Markus Raty on February 2, 2010

Hay Finnophilers!

We hope you enjoyed December’s Pikkujoulu party! Over 70 folks dropped by to say hi and have great time!

We couldn’t have done it without the help of the following fabulous supporters!

Liisa Keevalik – Osuuspankki –Toronto Finnish Credit Union
Heikki Walden – Royal Lepage
Laura McSwiggan – The Consulate of Finland
Vesa Lahtinen – DJ
Matti Temiseva
Our Hosts Bill & John at The Black Swan

And of course the pikkujoulu finnophile crew Milla, Riitta, Markus & Paula

Our next event is right around the corner. Save February 20th for the Finnophile Winter Frolic. Details coming soon!

If you would like lend a helping hand with finnophile email

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