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Finland will be 98 years old as an independent country on December 06, 2015. FFCPC continues our Finland's Independence Day Celebration at ScanFair on Saturday, December 05, 2015 at 12:00 -12:20 p.m. on the main stage. Please join us in the chorus as many of you have already done in the previous years. We need the Finns and Friends of Finland.

The picture above shows 
Whooper Swans, Finland's National Birds, getting ready to fly South for the winter. The background shows Southern Finland lakeside ruska, the fall colors.
2015 is the 150-year anniversary of Jean Sibelius birth. FFCPC celebrated the event with a concert and dinner. You will find below links to materials that cover many aspects of Sibelius life, mostly in Finnish but some in English, too.

Please read the FFCPC Flyer here. Print it and distribute it to your friends and potential members.

Next Events (Details in 'Events' above):

Nordic Vintage and Treasure Sale:  
Friday, Nov. 13, and Saturday, Nov. 14, 9am to 4pm, at SHF's Nordia House.  

Proceeds benefit SHF and Nordia House.  

Sale Includes:
 Danish, Finnish, Norwegian, and Swedish items.  Brands such as Arabia, Figgjo, Hackefors, Iittala, Nuutajärvi, Nybro, Orrefors, Porsgrund, Royal Copenhagen, Rörstrand, and Seda.  Dolls, dishes, glassware, candleholders, books, records, Christmas decorations, sterling silver, textiles, and much more.

Pekka and Perttu Concert:  
Friday, Nov. 13, 7:30pm, at SHF's Nordia House. 
Tickets:  $15-20.    


Finn Ware of Astoria, 28th Anniversary Sale:  
Friday, Nov. 13 thru Sunday, Nov. 15. 
Finn Ware is a supporter of FFCPC and SHF.


Portland Youth Philharmonic Concert:  
Saturday, Nov. 14, 7:30pm. 
Concert includes Jean Sibelius' Symphony 1.


Saturday, Dec. 5, 10am to 5pm, and Sunday, Dec. 6, 10am to 4pm, at the Portland Memorial Coliseum. 
Visit FFCPC's Joulupukki Photo Booth for your yearly holiday photo with Joulupukki.
Sing in Finland’s 98-Year Independence Day Celebration on Saturday at 12:00 noon 
Eat delicious Finnish food from FFCPC's Food Booth.  

If you are interested in volunteering for  FFCPC at ScanFair, send an email to finlandiafoundationcpc@gmail.com.

Portland Scandinavian Chorus Christmas Concert:  
Sunday, Dec. 13, 7-8pm, at SHF's Nordia House. 
Beautiful Christmas songs from Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden in the native languages!  
Several of our FFCPC members sing in the chorus.  Free.


Sibelius CD and Sibelius Children’s Book

Jussi Makkonen has produced a new CD, 'Sibelius 150', and its official release was celebrated on January 18, 2015 at Järvenpää-talo in Järvenpää, Finland.  At the same concert a new, beautifully illustrated and written Sibelius book for children called 'Soiva Metsä/ Melody Forest' (translated in Swedish and English) was released.  The book is accompanied with a CD of Sibelius music recorded by Jussi Makkonen and pianist Nazig Azezian,  The new CD and the book will also be available at the time of their March concerts in the US.

You can now order the Sibelius book for children through FFCPC, 

The Sibelius Year 2015:

The links below give you information and material about the history and places connected to Sibelius in Finland:

Take a look into the details of the scheduled and planned interesting future events on the 'Events' page and get exited about your FFCPC!

Membership Form

2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

2015 Board

Greg Jacob, President
Katariina Lehtonen, Vice President

Dirk Schulbach, Treasurer
Pete Lee, Secretary
Chris Lazarus, Publicity
Dave Alford, Director
Sami Hyvönen, Director
Jukka Perkiömäki, Director
Haleigh See, Director
Ray Wikman, Director

Membership Chair

Pirjo Kujansuu Schulbach,

Annual, Board and Special Meeting Minutes

Link to Finlandia Foundation National

    FFCPC = Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter

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