OUR MISSION

Our mission is to promote Finnish culture and traditions in the Bay Area for anyone interested in Finland and Finnish-American heritage.

OUR ORGANIZATION

We operate as a not-for-profit organization. We rely solely on individual donations and ticket proceeds to fund our annual event programming. Our events and operations are possible through the generous time and commitment of our Board of Directors.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Nina Ehrsam – CO-PRESIDENT

Heidi Saario – CO-PRESIDENT

Riikka Loughney – SECRETARY

Tanja Mäkynen – TREASURER

Anna Kajirian – MARKETING AND CONTENT CREATOR

Pauliina Viinikanoja – WEBSITE AND BRAND DEVELOPMENT

Meri Rajala – BOARD MEMBER

Laura Sanguinetti – BOARD MEMBER

OUR PROGRAM

We sponsor several cultural programs throughout the year. Here are some highlights:

SAN JOSE SHARKS HERITAGE  NIGHTS

Finns have  a deep love for ice hockey and our San Jose Sharks Finnish Heritage Night in the fall offers an opportunity for all our hockey lovers to come together.

Please visit our Heritage Night Facebook page for more information.

CHRISTMAS FAIR

In December you can visit our Christmas Fair and enjoy crafts and lots of special candy and other treats from Finland.

Please visit our Christmas Fair Facebook page for more information.

VAPPU FESTIVAL 

We celebrate the start of summer and international Labor Day with our Vappu Festival. This is a family-friendly event with lots of good food, wine and music.

We also host other special events to celebrate Finnish artists and culture.

Our social media accounts provide regular news updates and fun facts about Finland and Finnish culture. You can find our social media accounts on the contact page.