Finnish Christmas Bazaar

The annual Finnish Christmas Bazaar is here again! The Finnish Hall on 30th of November from 10am to 1pm is THE place to get a little piece of Finland to take home and make your Christmas complete. From delicious foods and baked goods to crafts and other gift ideas there is something for everyone.

Items sell out quickly, so you may want to come in early to get your share of traditional Finnish treats – such as Karelian pasties, rye bread, cinnamon buns, casseroles, coffee, chocolate and sweets – or pop in a bit later to enjoy a less hectic cup of Christmas spirit, meeting friends and good coffee.

If we are nice, Santa Claus will pay a special visit so please bring a small present with your child’s name on it for Santa’s gift sack.

If you’d like a table to sell your goods, please contact the Finnish Hall caretaker, Kimmo Sandstrom, on (03) 9398 4143.

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!

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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Billiard Competition

It’s that time again, to battle it out at our annual Billiards Competition. Our current champions are: Talvikki Jumpponen and Veikko Fadjukoff. Do you have what it takes to take the title?!

The competition is on at the Finnish Hall,119 Pier St, Altona, this Sunday, the 14th of July. Registration starts at 10:00am, $5 entry fee to play. Competition starts at 10:30am in three categories: women, men, and youth.

Lunch is pea soup and pancakes served with coffee at around 1:00pm for $10 per person. Suomi shop, and bar will be open throughout the event.

The comp is always a great time. Come as a supporter or a participant, all welcome!

From left: Terttu, Melody, Talvikki