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Multicultural heritage turned into a career

Sami writer Nils Aslak Valkeapää once wrote that “The home is where the heart is; it travels with me”. This statement is very true in the life of Lisa Jokivirta, 28.

– My mom always says that I was born to be a bit of a nomad. Who knows? But it’s definitely when I’m on the move that I feel at my very…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on January 4, 2012 at 12:13pm — No Comments

Santa Claus can mask from the taxman too in Finland

All the Christmas shoppers have seen Santa Clauses in the Malls and big warehouses. They yell their ho-ho-hoes, deliver candies and invite children to sit on their laps. In America, that is.

But the kids never see live Santa Clauses on Christmas nights, because they sneak in the wee hours…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on December 13, 2011 at 4:19pm — No Comments

The Clan is back!



Nearly 20 year old folk metal band Korpiklaani started their third North American tour from Montreal. Vapaa Sana met them in Toronto.

Base player Jarkko Aaltonen and singer Jonne Järvelä are sitting in the tour bus, drinking beer and getting ready for the gig that is about to begin in a couple of…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on December 6, 2011 at 5:17pm — No Comments

Discovering Sibelius through the ears of an expert

Classical music specialist Rick Phillips presented a seminar on Sibelius focusing on his Violin concerto and the Tempest. Seminar was a third one Phillips has done for CFF.

Music writer, musical tour guide, concert host and former CBC classical radio host is accustomed lecturer on several composers.…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on November 29, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Singer-songwriter Laura Repo goes back to her roots



“A three inch stack of photographs, think I should put ´em back, but I feel the old life creeping fast...”

Laura Repo´s new album is made of old photographs and ambient memories.

According to well known torontonian bluegrass and country singer Laura Repo that music genre is doing well in…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on November 22, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Olympic medalist is coaching in the Florida sun now

Rough looking Osmo “Osku” Kanerva is one of the icons of the Finnish community in Florida. Despite not necessarily famous for the public, Kanerva is one of the biggest names in Finnish boxing. Olympic bronze from Tokio and a long international career without knock-out defeats tell their own story of the…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on November 15, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Books show Finland through the eyes of two Canadians





Canadians Michael Child and André Noël Chaker have both recently published a book where they present Finland as they see it. The first through the eyes of a teacher and a family man, the other as a business man looking for success.



Michael Child is a Canadian who has lived in Finland since…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on November 8, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Splatter gone bad





Self-taught film director Teemu Nikki faced his abashment and turned

his ruined effort of making a big time movie into an enlightening

document.



– I grew up in the countryside, basically in the forest, and there was

not that much to do. When my family got a VCR player my… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on November 6, 2011 at 11:08am — No Comments

Woman power in a new comedy series



A young woman is full of excitement and enthusiasm. Last weeks have been busy with meetings and organizing. Still she is full of positive energy. The hard work that started in the beginning of the year will culminate in the coming weekend at the launch party of a new comedy series named…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on October 25, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

From the Rockies to Montreal by canoe -Mike Ranta paddled 5417km in one go







The strips on water route from Rocky Mountain House, Alberta to Montreal are well known and well traveled both by Native voyageurs in the past and recreational canoeists of today.



However, Mike Ranta is the first person to ever travel the entire route of 5400km by himself. In a few months his… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on October 18, 2011 at 3:55pm — No Comments

"Here, I am free"



Ellen Lehtelä has inhabited alone a small cottage in the middle of the woods for 26 years now.



The forest on the outskirts of Greater Sudbury area is quiet. The road ahead is branching in two, in paved and unpaved, resembling the letter Y.

– So were we supposed to turn to the paved or… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on October 11, 2011 at 3:23pm — No Comments

In search of eternal youth -Tanja Taivassalo is studying muscular aging with unusual top athletes





It is thanks to a sporty lifestyle, and especially her hobby of running inspired by her father, that Tanja Taivassalo is now a professor in kinesiology at the highly-ranked McGill University in Montreal.



Tanja Taivassalo works at the department of kinesiology; a place of diverse research on… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on October 4, 2011 at 2:02pm — No Comments

Paula Tiitta found boost in gymnastic career in Mississauga





For some people it´s easy to find a right kind of sport. When Paula Tiitta was young she used to climb wherever she could and do cartwheels in their small livingroom. So, mom took her to the gymnasium club and she never looked back.

Now, ten years later, she already has a few medals from the Finnish… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on September 28, 2011 at 12:46pm — No Comments

Gym hall changed into circus arena for a Finnish athlete



– I could not be happier with my working life than what I am now. I make my living from something I have always loved to do, and I get to do it with very special friends. This has to be the best workplace in the world!

Sincere excitement and love for the profession of a circus artist radiate from Finnish… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on September 20, 2011 at 4:22pm — No Comments

Mikkola promotes floorball in Canada one shot at a time

 

The popularity of Canada´s floorball sport has been boosted by one man, Canadian Finn Juha Mikkola.

After his ten-year tenacity, today there are several adult and high school leagues for both men and women and also a big Canada Cup tournament.

Juha is a son of a well known world…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on September 13, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Employees for future markets





The coming retirement of the baby boom generation in the coming years, along with the decline in birth rate, will lead to a shortage in the work force in Canada, like in other western countries. The last calculations estimate that in twenty years 30 per cent of the work force in the country will be born… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on September 6, 2011 at 4:46pm — No Comments

Meet Vapaa Sana´s Well-Travelled New Editor



Initially, Vapaa Sana’s new editor Jonathan Riikonen studied forestry in Kotka, although his work experience includes rather wide selection of jobs. He has also worked as a reporter for some time during the last twenty years.



– I having been working with journalism actively altogether for 11 years…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on August 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Lake Worth and Lantana - two different Finnish cradles

The Floridan small towns Lake Worth and Lantana together with Astoria, Oregon are perhaps the most recognized Finnish towns in the United States.

Although they border each other in North-South direction respectively, it´d actually be unfair to call them identical twins. They are just too different. Lantana who celebrates this year its 90th anniversary has about 10,400 and Lake Worth 37,000 inhabitants.…



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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on August 26, 2011 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Healing pictures became a lifelong journey for Miina Savolainen



Only searchlights on the forehead light the terrain when photographer Miina Savolainen and her squad proceed in the snowdrifts at the Laplands arctic night. The women have strolled hundreds of kilometers first with a car and then on foot to a well chosen spot. They have to rush so that the lighting and…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on August 17, 2011 at 7:00pm — No Comments

English to Finnish Freelance Translators

 

Deluxe® Digital Studios, a leading provider of quality subtitling, closed captioning and translation services for major motion picture studios, film festivals, broadcast and cable networks, is seeking:



ENGLISH TO FINNISH FREELANCE TRANSLATORS



Main Duties:

- Translating from English to Finnish

- Proofreading

Education, Experience and Competencies:



- Candidates must meet the following…

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Added by Julia Jones on August 12, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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