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.

Joulumyyjäisiin Leipomispäivat / Baking Days for the Christmas Bazaar.

In the lead up to our annual Christmas Bazaar on the 30th of November, we will be busy baking all of your christmas favourites at the Finnish Hall.

Want to get involved? Help out the Finnish Society by coming to our baking days, and learn how to make these traditional baked goods!

For more info and a list of dates, visit: www.fsmelbourne.com.au/activities/baking-days

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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