In 1971, VFC formed as a non-profit, non-religious and non-political club to integrate and enlighten BC’s Finns, to improve its members’ well-being, to make Finland’s culture known to Canadians and vice versa. VFC sponsors children’s and adults’ folk dancing, athletic events and language lessons, grants scholarships, and holds numerous social events throughout the year.
British Columbia Finnish War Veterans
BC’s Sotaveteraanit group provides social contact, fellowship, entertainment and support for Finnish War Veterans and their supporting membership.
Esko Kajander by firstname.lastname@example.org
CFF is a federally incorporated non-profit organization that promotes cultural, scientific and academic exchanges between Canada and Finland. CFF Vancouver organizes cultural events in the field of fine arts, architecture, literature, music, film and science.
Dianne Kilback — Ph: 604 294‑3715 or email@example.com
FinnFun School provides a Finnish speaking environment for those interested in learning or maintaining their Finnish language skills. The school also promotes Finnish traditions and culture.Finnish holidays and celebrations form a large part of the curriculum. From time to time, students learn to bake Finnish delicacies or work on special craft projects. Younger students also learn through songs and games. Finnish movies, magazines, and newspapers are used to facilitate learning and to create a fun atmosphere.
It doesn’t matter what age you are or how much Finnish you know. You are always welcome to join FinnFun.
FinnFun School offers lessons in conversational Finnish to both adults and children, from beginners to advanced speakers.
Paukku ja Koukku was formed in 1964 and its mandate is to promote and participate in all sorts of outdoor activities, such as hunting, fishing, fish and wildlife conservation, as well as practicing and teaching good sportsmanship, outdoor safety and ethics.
Markus Haukka firstname.lastname@example.org
The Finnish Canadian Rest Home Association is a non-profit society which was founded in 1958 by a group of civic-minded Finnish Canadians. They saw a need in the community to establish and operate not only residential care facilities for persons in need of such care but also low rental housing for senior citizens while creating an environment to satisfy the cultural and social needs of people with Finnish and Estonian ancestry. Today, the Finnish Canadian Rest Home Association operates one highly-regarded residential care facility, the Finnish Home in Vancouver as well as low rental housing on site.
Contact: Raimo Väre, President email@example.com
Finnish Heritage Society
The Heritage Society was established in 1983 to gather, catalog, store and display artifacts made or used by BC Finns as well as to preserve Finnish cultural heritage, writings, music, artifacts and memorabilia for British Columbians.
Juhani Saarinen 604–582-1931
The Chorus’ 30+ membership strives to advance the public education and appreciation of the art of choral and Scandinavian music by holding public concerts, and to help entertain persons in hospitals, nursing homes and other facilities through free concerts.
Dianne Kilback — Ph: (604) 294‑3715 or by firstname.lastname@example.org
Runeberg Social Club
Runeberg Social Club is the registered entity of the Order of Runeberg, Vancouver Lodge 124 which was organized in 1925.
The Order bears the name of Johan Ludwig Runeberg, Finland’s National Poet. The aim of the Order of Runeberg, as a fraternal organization, is to encourage unity, friendship, helpfulness, honor and preservation of the Finnish-Swedish culture.
Annabelle Kergan 604-291-7601 email@example.com
Other Finnish Organizations
Kanadan Länsirannikon Suomalainen Luterilainen Seurakunta
Pastor Timo Saarinen – Ph: (604) 521‑7927