Juhannus / Midsummer 2022

While has winter just begun in Aus, it is summer in Finland! Join us to celebrate the solstice with a hearty midsummer lunch by the roaring “bonfire” on Sunday 26th June.

Lunch starts at 1pm, featuring smoked salmon. Tickets are $25 FSM members and $30 non-members, kids under 12 are free.

Please book your spot before the 21st June to ensure enough food for everyone. 

FSM’s welcome BBQ and AGM

The start of year barbecue is on Sunday the 20th of February. This marks the beginning of the Society’s calendar of events, which you can now find on our website at fsmelbourne.com.au/events.

Doors open at 11:30 pm, lunch served at 12pm. Food includes sausages, rissoles, coffee, and more for $10 per person.

For catering purposes and to inform us of your dietary requirements, please confirm your attendance with Pirjo via tossavinen@bigpond.com or 0419 554 390.

The Society’s 2021-2022 AGM follows at 1:30pm, more details here

Everyone is welcome! Come and celebrate the opening of the society for the year.

Finnish Christmas Bazaar 2021

The Annual Finnish Christmas Bazaar is here! The Finnish Hall on 11th of December from 9am to 2pm is THE place to get a little piece of Finland to take home and make your Christmas complete.

We have your favourite Christmas confectioneries from the Suomi Shop and traditional Finnish baked goods, such as Karelia Pies, Carrot Casserole, Cinnamon Buns, Christmas Stars and more, all handmade and baked at the Hall.

The cafe and bar will be open, giving you time to relax and enjoy great Finnish coffee. It’s also a good time to meet up with friends before spending Christmas with the family.

Get a little piece of Finland and make your Christmas complete!

Baked Goods available for preorder only.
Orders must be placed and paid for before the 25th November via the online form, button above.

Please note, due to COVID restrictions, attendees at the Bazaar are required to be fully vaccinated, however, you can arrange to pick up your items on Sunday 12th December, 10am-1pm.

Similarly, there will not be any independent stalls due to density concerns.

Billiard Competition 2021

Unfortunately, despite previously postponing the billiard comp, we had to cancel the event altogether due to the extended lockdown and the expected subsequent restrictions for club activities.

Become the new billiard champion at the Finnish Hall, 119 Pier St, Altona! Try and take the titles from Talvikki Jumpponen and Veikko Fadjukoff who won the last comp in 2019.

Registration ends at 10:30am, $5 entry fee to play. Competition starts at 11am in three categories: women, men, and youth.

Lunch will be served around 1:00pm for $10 per person. Suomi shop, and bar will be open throughout the event.

The comp is always a great time. Come as a supporter or a participant, all welcome.

Juhannus | Midsummer 2021

COVID Update
Due to the current restrictions in Victoria for hospitality, we have to cancel this event.

Our hope was that by the time of the event restrictions would have eased significantly more. However, we are considering a new event in July to make up for it. Keep an eye out!

Enjoy a lunch by the roaring “bonfire” at our midsummer celebrations.

Sunday 27th June at 1pm
Members: $25 / non-members $30

RSVP to Pirjo to ensure enough food for everyone. Ph: 0419 554 390, E: tossavainen@bigpond.com