FinnFunn 2020
Zoom Event

The videos are in!!  There are three videos in total that include several segments of the program each.  You can watch each video in total or click on the YouTube logo under each program segment if you prefer to view the segments in sequence (there is a note that indicates the point in the video timeline where that segment starts).  Remember to use the full screen option in YouTube to get the maximum viewing pleasure.

- Video 1
- Video 2
- Video 3
- Roy's Video

Saturday, October 31

12:45pm Prelude - Pictorial Slideshow of Weekends Past by Anita Smiley with
Music by Bernie Nowak

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Music by Bernie Nowak

  (17 minutes 05 seconds)

1:15pm Opening - Stan Karro (FAHS-CT Hall)

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1:20pm Musical Selections by Roy Helander

  (2 minutes 20 seconds)

1:30pm Roy Helander: Amerikan Suometar award presentation – by Jim Kurtti of the Finnish American Heritage Center –Hancock, MI.
The Amerikan Suometar recognizes exceptional efforts to preserve Finnish-American history and identity. Roy  Helander is the seventh recipient of the Finnish American Heritage Center’s Amerikan Suometar award.

  (16 minutes 45 seconds)

Documentary film: Roy – A Finnish Boy Catches the Bug ­– a Kristin Ojaniemi film

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2:20pm Greetings from friends of FinnFunn - Various groups throughout New England

  (29 minutes 50 seconds)

  Anita Smiley - Finnish American Heritage Society, Canterbury, CT,
                              FinnFunn Weekend

  Audrey Huntley - Ladies of Kaleva, Fort Pond, Littleton, MA

  Sirkku Konttinen - President, Finlandia Foundation, Boston Chapter

2:30pm NCCO FinnFunn Sekstetti - Dylan Lomangino, Saul Ahola, Melissa Joyal, Adrienne Owen, Jane Verceli and Jennifer Owen.

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2:50pm Greetings from friends of FinnFunn - Various groups throughout New England

  (41 minutes 40 seconds)

  Linda Byrne - President, Finnish Center at Saima Park, Fitchburg, MA

  Jackie Harjula - President, Finnish Heritage House of South Thomaston,
                                 South Thomaston, ME

  Robert Ranta - Director, Cape Ann Finns, Rockport and Gloucester, MA

  Barry Heiniluoma - President, Finnish Heritage Society Sovittaja, Rutland, MA

3:00pm Music by Ed Hendela

  (17 minutes 20 seconds)

3:20pm Video of the play "At the Post Office"

3:50pm Closing Remarks by Stan Karro - until we meet again.....

close with Musical Selections by Roy Helander

  (49 minutes 50 seconds)