Our Family Christmas Party will be this Sunday, 9th of December, from 1 pm. Come for a traditional Finnish Christmas lunch and a fun program for the whole family.
Santa will be coming, so If you would like your child to
receive a present from Santa, please bring one with your child’s name on it for
Santa’s sack. You can also bring gifts for adults (max value $5).
Entry: $25 FSM members, $35 non-members; children under 12
The end of the year is nearing and we will be off celebrating and holidaying with family and friends but before we do, we still have a couple of upcoming events at the Finnish Hall over the next few weeks.
This Sunday, on the 2nd of December, we celebrate our Independence by remembering those that bravely fought and through ‘sisu’ managed to maintain it through the many years. The ceremony starts at 12 noon with a church service followed by celebrations.
Next weekend, on the 9th of December, is the Family Christmas Party. More details to come.
We are also going to be representing our Society at the Scandinavian Christmas Bazaar (svenskakyrkan.se/australien/melbourne/bazaar) – two days brimming with all things Christmas and Scandic, with an Aussie twist. Come and say hei! The Swedish church is also looking for volunteers to help with the bazaar, email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Kirjastomme puhdistus on parhaillaan työn alla, äskettäisten runsaiden kirjalahjoitusten ansiosta. Panemme ilmaisia kirjoja biljardipöydälle – ota siitä mitä haluat ja vie kotiisi tai kierrätä eteenpäin.
Myyjäisistä löydät mukavia lahjaideoita yksityisiltä markkinapöydiltä, vaikka SaunaHQ:stä, Ystäväpalvelun huutokaupasta tai Kids Love Rainbow Colours vaateista.
Löydät varmaan oman palasi Suomea juuri täältä, Suomi-talolta Altonasta, lauantaina klo 10.00:n jälkeen.
Suomi-Kauppa (The Finnish shop) has imported new stock for the upcoming Christmas Bazaar. It features old favourites, and new items that has never been in the shop before.
Suffeli Puffi and Bites, Julia, Pätkis, Fazer Joulusuklaa and Festive Suklaakonvehtisekoitus, Pantteri, Pantteri Salmiakki, and Hopeatoffee, just to name a few. Be sure to get in early before they run out!
Our library is also being updated with recent generous donations, causing a big clean out. Books will be put out on the billiard table as their last chance to find a home. Adopt a pre-loved book and keep the knowledge and culture circulating.
The bazaar is full of great gift ideas from independent stalls across our extended community. From SaunaHQ to FFVS’s Lenkkimakkara, and Kids Love Rainbow Colours clothes, you are bound to find something for yourself or your loved ones.
You can find your bit of Finland right here, at the Finnish Hall, Altona, on Saturday from 10am.
Vuosittaiset suomalaiset joulumarkkinat ovat taas täällä! Suomi-talolla 24. marraskuuta (klo 10:00-13:00) järjestettävät markkinat ovat mainio paikka saada kotiin joulumieli ja pieni pala Suomea mukaasi. Tarjolla on kaikkea herkullisista leivonnaisista ja kotiruoasta käsitöihin ja muihin lahjaideoihin – kaikille löytyy varmasti jotain mieleistä.
Monet suomalaiset herkut menevät kaupaksi todella nopeasti, joten kannattaa saapua paikalle ajoissa, että ehtii ostamaan esimerkiksi karjalanpiirakoita, ruisleipää, korvapuusteja, laatikoita, kahvia, suklaata ja karkkeja – tai saavu paikalle hieman myöhemmin ja nauti rauhallisesta joulun tunnelmasta, ystävien tapaamisesta ja hyvästä kahvista.
Jos olemme kilttejä, joulupukki saapuu myös vierailulle, joten tuothan pienen lahjan lapsesi nimellä varustettuna joulupukin lahjasäkkiin.
The annual Finnish Christmas Bazaar is here again! The Finnish Hall on 24th November (10am-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.
The Baltic Festival is fast approaching, this year it will be hosted by the Finnish Society of Melbourne.
The festival entails song and dance by the Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and, their neighbour, Finland.
This year’s theme is Elonkorjuu, or “Harvest” for our non-Finnish speaking friends – that special time of the year when we gather everything that nature has to offer for us to survive over the cold winter; Wheat, mushrooms, berries, hunting, hay… and of course, the festivities to celebrate the successful harvest!
We hope that you can join us for this wonderful annual event, to celebrate our cultures and the friendships we have made over the years!
Location: Finnish Hall – 119 Pier Street, Altona
Date & Time: Sunday, October 21, at 2 pm
Price: $15 per person.
Space is limited so booking is essential.
Phone the Finnish Hall on 9398 4143 or email us at email@example.com
Men: 1st Veikko Fadjukoff, 2nd Mauri Kankaampaa, and 3rd Jouko Jumpponen
The day was great fun. The wonderful kitchen team worked tirelessly to serve great food and coffee, as always, and the billiard team, lead by Harri Jumpponen, made sure the competition was running smoothly and efficiently.
If you missed out, be sure to attend next year! You meet wonderful people, and you might just become one of our next champions.
It’s that time again, to battle it out at our annual Billiards Competition. Our current champions are: Maire Peltonen and Simo Hakala. Do you have what it takes to take the title?
The competition is at the Finnish Hall this Sunday, the 15th 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 and ham soup served with coffee at around 1:00pm for $10 per person.
Suomi shop, and bar will be open during the event. Everyone is welcome!