The Finnish Society of Edmonton

Keeping Finnish culture and tradition in Western Canada

Sibelius Concerts in 2019

The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra's annual Sibelius festival takes place between February 22 and March 9, 2019. The Finnish Society of Edmonton is a proud sponsor of the Sibelius of Light and Hope concert on February 22 and 23, 2019.

We are excited to announce that we are giving away 20 tickets to the concert! Enter to win a pair of tickets by sending us your name, address, and phone number either by phone, e-mail, or by sending us a message on Facebook.

The deadline for entry is February 14, 2019. The draw will take place after Valentine's Day.

For more information about the Sibelius festival, please visit the Winspear Centre's website:

The regular price for a ticket is between $24-$82 ($15 for a youth ticket). Get a 20% discount with the code "Sibelius".

Submit your entry using one of the options below:


PHONE: (587) 501-5335


Laskiainen Outdoor Event

Don't forget to join us for our indoor and outdoor Laskiainen event at the Winspear, starting at 6:00 PM on Feb. 22 and at 6:30 PM on Feb. 23, inconcert with the Winter City Festival in our capital's core.

The event will include performances by the Aalto family, Munnin's Saga, and SomeAre Solstice Flutes with the Swans of Winter Project. There will also be a Finnish and Scandinavian vendors market.

Annual General Meeting

Annual General Meeting and Special By-Laws Resolution

All are invited to the Finnish Society Annual General Meeting on Sunday, October 28 at 1:00 pm in the Nordic Room at the DCC. This is your chance to provide input into the Finnish Society and its programs and activities. We look forward to hearing your fresh ideas! Your support will help us to continue growing our programming.
Following the AGM, there will be another Special Meeting on the By-Laws. We need your input and approval to put these forward.

Karjalan Piirakka Baking and Course

On Thursday, November 1st at 9:00 am, there will be a Karjalan Piirakka Baking Course in the kitchen at the DCC. Everyone is welcome to come and learn the traditional secrets to creating these great treats! Ritva and Anneli will guide us through course, and in the end, we will have Karjalan Piirakka available to sell at the Scandinavian Christmas Market! Contact Ritva or Anneli for more information.


Finnish Society Bursaries
Educational Bursaries of $1000 are available for students enrolled in a post-secondary institution in Alberta for at least one full semester. If you have already received a bursary, you are not eligible to receive another one. Deadline for application is November 30, 2018. Bursary recipients will be drawn at the Christmas Party. Check the Finnish Society website or Facebook page for more information. Contact Brenda at

Sewing Circle

The Sewing Circle meets once per month. Contact Tiina at (780) 473-2657.

Children's Program

All are welcome to the Children’s Finnish language and activities program. Contact Sanna at or Eija at

Nordic Walking

The Nordic walking program at Rundle Park takes place on Wednesdays. Contact Susan for more information at (780) 901–2471.

Scandinavian Seniors' Club

The Scandinavian Seniors’ club takes place on Wednesday from 1 pm to 4 pm at the DCC Nordic Room. Light lunch is served for a small fee. Everyone is welcome!

Junior Valhalla Scandinavian Folk Dancers

Do you know of a child or youth interested in learning traditional Scandinavian Folk dances? Have them come and join the Junior Valhalla Scandinavian Folk Dancers! This is the same group that performed so well at HeritageFest!
For more information contact: Heidi Mapstone at (780) 914-4636 or heidimapstone@stantec.comt text

Finnish Lessons

The Finnish Society continues to receive requests for Finnish lessons. If you are interested in providing lessons, please contact us. We have also received a request from an online Finnish teacher. Laura gives lessons via Skype. She has lived in Finland and has many years of experience. Check out her website if you are interested. Note that there are many other online Finnish courses available and the Finnish Society has not endorsed any of them.

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".