Osku year came to an end at our year end potluck on June 8th. We had record enrollments this year with so many students. We will miss our friends who are returning to Finland or moving to other cities. We will also miss our teacher’s Maria and Anna. Next year there will be only one teacher and one group of students. We need over 22 students to warrant another classroom and another teacher. This will not likely happen next year. Maria and Anna will remain as supply teachers as needed.
We have been informed that the Juhannus/ Midsummer celebration planned by CFF has been cancelled due to low registration numbers. Anyone who may have registered will be refunded in full. Contact them for further details.
You have been invited to the Midsummer (Juhannus) Celebration by Canadian Nordic Society. It is held on Sunday, June 23, 2019 at 6PM. There is no charge. Please bring your favorite beverages for yourself and a salad or a dessert to share.
There will be accordian music and opportunities to sing.
CNS members Hanne Sjøborg and Henry Storgaard are inviting Nordic folk to their home in Cantley to celebrate Sankthans / Juhannus / Midsommar on Sunday, June 23. Trygve Ringereide is already putting together a fun music program and Henry is starting to pile up the wood for a traditional bonfire. There will be lots of great Nordic food and with any luck, no rain this year! Either way, it is sure to be a great time!
An invitation from the Canadian Friends of Finland to all Nordics:
A midsummer celebration is common to all Nordic countries. The Canadian Friends of Finland Ottawa invites all those who share this tradition to join us for our annual festivities. We will host a barbeque feast at historic and picturesque Billings Estate, “under the tent” on the grounds. Reservations and a good time are a must!
In addition to the food and good company, we will have some entertainment and activities. The Ottawa Finnish Singers will perform. You can learn and partake in the Finnish game of mölkky (prepare by reading rules below!).
The all-you-can-eat barbeque will again be catered by The Butchery, Ottawa’s purveyor of fine meats. Menu will include the following:
beef, turkey or veggie burgers
European-style sausages (homemade by The Butchery)
selection of salads
dessert (cake with strawberries) and coffee
A selection of beer and wine will also be available. Please don’t forget to order beer/wine tickets with your meal if you care to imbibe ($4 per ticket or 3 for $10).
Make your reservations by June 18th to receive dinner tickets at the price of $35! You may register up until the 20th of June or purchase tickets at the door, but the price per ticket will then be $40. Book and pay early and save! We need to let our caterer know the expected numbers. We hope to see you there and look forward to a Nordic celebration of the summer solstice!
Day: Friday, June 21st
Time: 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Place: Billings Estate (under the tent)
2100 Cabot Street
Tickets: $35 ($40 if purchased after June 18th or at the door) children 12 and under free
Note: those who purchase tickets online will speed their way through check-in!