Baltic Festival

This year the Baltic Festival in Melbourne celebrates its 15th anniversary! Come see cultural music and dance performances from the Baltic nations of Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, and their neighbour Finland as we celebrate the return of spring!

A joyful time of rejuvenation and regrowth. The snow melts away, the flowers begin to bloom and the animals return from their slumber. We also end our retreat and enter into a new world of fun and merriment with bountiful flower festivals.

When: 1pm, Sunday, 20th of October
Where: Finnish Hall, 119 Pier St, Altona

Tickets available now through Trybooking: www.trybooking.com/BFNKY, and will also be available at the event.

We hope to see you all and celebrate the beautiful song and dance of our cultures!

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AGM and Membership

The Annual General Meeting of the Finnish Society of Melbourne is fast approaching! Coming on the 22nd of September at 1:00pm, the meeting will be held at the Finnish Hall in Altona.

Come along, have some coffee, help the society on important matters, and/or nominate someone (or yourself) for a position on the committee.

If you cannot make it, you can authorise another member to vote on your behalf by filling out the proxy form, download below, and hand it to a member that will be attending the meeting. These will be collected at the start of the AGM.

Please remember that only members who have paid their fees for the current financial year are eligible to vote. You can pay your membership at the Finnish Hall or Online by EFT. More details about membership

Coffee will be available from the start of the meeting.  Hope to see you there!

Taste of Finland market

The Finnish Society will be participating in the the Taste of Finland market at Cherry Lake, Altona. It’s organised by the Lion’s Club as a part of their new cultural sessions. They have dedicated this upcoming market to Finland and the Finnish Culture.

When: Sunday, 1st September, from 8:30am to 1:30pm
Where: Cherry Lake, access via Millers road, Altona.

There will be performances by our Folk dancers and Choir, Finnish goods, and more!

If you would like to have a stall/table. Contact our secretary, Tara, for details. Email: secretary@fsmelbourne.com.au

Soppalounas / Soup Lunch

While the winter winds are blowing, join us at the Finnish hall for some heart-warming soup and pleasant conversations.

There is a choice of three soups. Try one or fill yourself up with all three. The types of soup are yet to be confirmed, but have no doubt, they will be yummy!

Sunday the 18th of August 
Lunch starts at 1:00pm, with coffee afterwards. Entry $15. 
The bar and Suomi shop will be open throughout the event. Sauna available for bookings.

Warm yourself up and enjoy the company on these cold winter days.

Billiard Competition

The competition took place on the 14th of July. We thank all the people who came the competition, it was a wonderful day with lots of fun! Pea and Ham soup was served for lunch, which everyone enjoyed. Cake and coffee was also available throughout. The billiard team was once again lead by Harri Jumpponen who kept everything running smoothly.

Talvikki Jumpponen and Veikko Fadjukoff won in their respective bracket and continue to be our champions for another year.

Viekko and Talvikki, Very proud to remain our champions

All Placements are as follows:
Women: 1st Talvikki Jumpponen, 2nd Terttu Jumpponen , 3rd Tara Jumpponen
Men: 1st Veikko Fadjukoff , 2nd Raine Matikainen, 3rd Mauri Kankaampaa
Youth: Caitlin Jumpponen

Next year we would love to see more females and youths participate, Caitlin wasn’t able to verse against any other youth so she won by default and entered as a competitor in the adult women’s category.

If you missed out, be sure to attend next year. You meet wonderful people, and you might just become one of our next champions!

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