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In 2017, we celebrate 100 years of Finnish Independence. 

We have many events planned throughout the year.  Here is a list of some of them - you can see more details in the Finland 100 flyer

December 2-3, 2017: Finland-100 Events at Nordic NW's ScanFair

Portland Veteran's Memorial Coliseum

300 N Winning Way, Portland, Oregon

Finland-100 Events at Nordic NW's ScanFair, including 100 singers singing Maamme and other Finnish songs, Joulupukki/Santa Claus photo booth, and Finnish food booth.  ScanFair tickets available at the door.  At the Portland Veterans’ Memorial Coliseum, 300 N Winning Way, Portland, Oregon.

December 9, 2017: Celebrating 100 Years of Finnish Independence!

Flag of Finland

Finland 100 Independence Gala
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 5-9pm
Nordia House, SW Portland

For 2017, the Finlandia Foundation Columbia-Pacific Chapter (FFCPC) Board of Directors endeavored to provide a year of events honoring and celebrating Finland’s 100-year anniversary of independence, Dec. 6, 2017.  We hope you enjoyed the events, including the recent Sibelius Inspiration concert.

Capping off the biggest year of events in FFCPC history is FFCPC’s Finland 100 Independence Gala on Saturday, December 9, 2017.  The celebratory evening will be held at beautiful Nordia House in SW Portland.  Featured will be a ceremony to honor Finnish veterans, festive Finnish Christmas dinner catered by Bröder Soder, music by Maria Männistö and her band, and speech by Honorary Finnish Consul for Oregon, Vesa Vihavainen.  Please see the attached flyer.

Tickets:  Don’t wait to buy your tickets, only 150 will be sold.  Tickets are $40 for members of FFCPC or Nordic NW, and $50 for nonmembers.  Tickets are available online at  Cursor down the page to Finnish Independence Day Gala to the Buy Now link.

Sponsorships Available:  To help keep ticket prices low and support the event, FFCPC is offering a variety of Finland 100 Independence Gala sponsorship levels.  Sponsorships include tables of eight, tables of four, meal sponsor, general sponsorships, and more.  If you are interested in helping sponsor FFCPC's most important event ever, please contact me at .  I will email you a list of the sponsorships levels and benefits.  FFCPC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Your donations towards the Gala are tax deductible to the extent provided by law.

Many thanks to our Finland 100 Independence Gala sponsors to date:

Dave Alford
Greg Jacob
Karin Lahti
Laurel Ridge Winery
Katariina Lehtonen
Jukka and Judy Perkiömäki
Leena Riker in honor of Finnish Veterans Väinö and Lempi Koskela
Dirk and Pirjo Schulbach
Ray Wikman

If you have any questions, please contact us at

For more information, please view our Finland 100 Independence Gala flyer.