The Finnish Society of Edmonton

Keeping Finnish culture and tradition in Western Canada

Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting will be on Sunday, October 29, at 1PM in the Dutch Canadian Club Nordic Room.

The Finnish Society of Edmonton is a non-profit volunteer organization which organizes and puts in the work to provide events, bus trips, and the Finnish Fork Lake Camp for our members and guests to enjoy. This cannot be done without the efforts of our volunteers and board members to make these events a success.

For this to continue into the future, the Finnish Society is looking for new energetic dedicated people to join the executive board. New people bring fresh ideas and energy for the Finnish Society of Edmonton to keep on thriving now and into the future. Refreshments and treats will be served.

Scandinavian Christmas Market

The Scandinavian Christmas Market will be on Sunday, November 5, 2017 from 10AM-3PM in the Dutch Canadian Club.

We will have Ethnic Baking, Christmas Crafts, and Danish Open-Faced Sandwiches.

Finland 100 Christmas Party

We have an amazing program prepared to celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence on Saturday, December 16, 2017 at the Dutch Canadian Club.

After dinner program includes presentations and famed Finnish accordionist Hannu Lambert. Cocktails will be served at 5:30PM, followed by catered dinner at 6:30PM. Get tickets for $30 from any board member.

Summer 2017 Recap

Heritage Days
The Heritage Days were held from August 5-7 at Hawrelak Park. The Finns shared a pavilion with the other Scandinavian groups at the Scandinavian Pavilion once again. Many thanks to the old and new volunteers that made this event a great success.

Seniors Bus Trip
The bus trip to Waterton Lakes National Park trip from July 21-23 was enjoyed by all. Thanks to Ritva for organizing this wonderful trip.

Fork Lake
Over the summer we celebrated Juhannus (midsummer) with a Mölkky tournament, horseshoe tournament, fishing derby, and Kokko (beach bonfire). Nordic pole walking, fish smoking course, and sauna vihta course took place in July. Karjalanpiirakka and hamburger soup courses took place during the September Work Weekend. Many thanks to the hard working folks who helped clean up, cut trees, stack firewood, and other chores during this year's Fall Work Weekend. Church weekend took place September 9th. Bus transportation was provided twice for people to go from Edmonton to Fork Lake.

Finnish Children's Program

If you would like to meet other families with children, learn or speak Finnish at the same time, and have some fun, then this is the place for you!



For more information, please contact Sanna at [email protected]


Nordic walking

Walking program on every second Sunday at 1 p.m. at Rundle Park.






Monthly News Bulletin from the Finland Society/Suomi Seura ry

The latest information bulletin, including details of summer language courses, is available at under "News".

Sutinat-tiedotteemme on luettavissa Suomi-Seura ry:n Internet-sivulla kohdassa "Ajankohtaista".



Scandinavian Seniors' Club

Scandinavian Seniors' club takes place on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. till 4 p.m. at the  DCC Nordic room. 

Light lunch is served for a small fee. Welcome!