January, 2009

Jan 31, 2009
Speaking Finnish! Finnish LanguageCamp

Marissa, age 14, was awarded a partial scholarship by our club to attend the Salolampi Finnish Language Camp Summer 2008. She wrote the following:

“In Bemidji, MN, there are language camps sponsored by the Concordia College. I attended the Finnish Language Camp for a week. Going to Salolampi was the coolest experience I have had! Starting with flying alone without my mother and eating all my meals where only Finnish was spoken — was amazing.

I got to experience being ’submerged’ into a Finnish world. We would go to language classes all morning where I actually was able to understand and speak quite a bit Finnish. We sang songs in Finnish, went to a dance, went to arts & crafts where Finnish was also spoken, and we got to buy things with euros.

I spent Juhannus (Midsummer) with an actual bonfire by the lake where it was cold, instead of 100 degrees as in Tucson.

Jan 24, 2009
EUROPEAN MULTI-ETHNIC FAIR (EMAT)

Join us for traditional entertainment on stage. Traditional food, drinks, and handicrafts will be for sale from us and many other European clubs. Support your club. We have pulla and other items for sale.
February 28, 2009 and March 1, 2009
Foothills Mall,
7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., Tucson, AZ
(Ina & La Cholla)