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.

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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

Midsummer Celebrations

The Finnish Society celebrated midsummer on Saturday the 22nd of June. The night started at 3pm with people coming all the way to 6pm, just before we served the food.

People enjoyed the sauna, music and good company while waiting for the food to be served, which was amazing. Everybody enjoyed the smoked salmon and roast veggies. Safe to say, absolutely no one went hungry.

We had impromptu dancers enjoying themselves to some folk music, as well as some more modern songs which continued even as everyone helped pack up. Unfortunately we were unable to capture any photos of it. If you have some that you would like to share, post it to our Facebook page or email them to tiedotus@fsmelbourne.com.au, we would love to see them!

Äitien päivä / Mother’s Day

The Finnish Lutheran Church of Melbourne and the Finnish Society of Melbourne will be celebrating Mother’s Day together on Sunday 12th May from 11am at the Finnish Hall, 119 Pier St, Altona.

Following the church service there will be some special entertainment, then coffee and cake. All welcome!

The event is free, but we ask to bring a plate of food to share.