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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… 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

The Amazing Home of the Blue Poppy



Once upon a time there was a wealthy - unlike most of the fairytales - lady in Montreal, who inherited a fishing lodge, located deep in the wilderness, from her even-more-wealthier uncle. Except that the lodge was the size of a large mansion, but the fairytale-like aspect of the story is that the woman…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on August 9, 2011 at 1:39pm — No Comments

A Farewell to Summer



Exhausted by the heat wave, Toronto expects the Celsius degrees to rise exceptionally high, but Kiira Korpi is wearing mittens. The temperature on the rink of Toronton Cricket Skating and Curling Club is approximately 10 Celsius degrees. A variety of European and South American skaters are skating…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on August 3, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

Like Coming Back Home





Kerttu Haapamäki is one of the active Finns in Sudbury who worked hard with other Finns to get a Finnish retirement and nursing home in town nearly a 30 years ago. Now, after a rather long waiting period, Kerttu Haapamäki has been able to move into that home, nowadays known as Finlandia Village.… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on July 19, 2011 at 4:25pm — No Comments

Boosting the Business Relations Between Finland and Canada





The debut event of Johanna Tarvainen’s new company inspired the participants to improve the business relations between Finland and Canada.



On Monday June 20th experts in Finnish-Canadian relations from North-European chambers of commerce, Finpro and various other… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on July 19, 2011 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Frog Babies, Stars And Team Spirit





The Lions’ Children’s Camp in Udora has familiarized children with nature and fair play for 40 years already.



It was 1971 when Martti Hyhkö, who had just recently arrived from Finland to Canada, decided that the Finnish-Canadian children should have the opportunity to…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on July 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Moving to Canada Was an Experiment





Raija Suomela has been living in Canada for more than three decades now, but it was not clear from the beginning that Canada would be her new home. Many factors made Suomela to stay and now she has been working for the last 15 years in Canadian Urban Institute.



The… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on July 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Finland Calling Ottawa Police Chief And His Oulu-born Wife





Vern White, 52, Chief of Police of Ottawa is at crossroads regarding his future. One of the potential positions is no less than the Commissioner of the RCMP, highest-ranking job for any police officer in Canada. He is also preparing his second doctoral thesis and is quite enthusiastic about teaching,… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on July 6, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

When a German Loves a Finn

Wolfram Eilenberger wrote a long love letter to his wife and her country, Finland. Now it has been published also in Finnish.



When a German philosopher, specialized in cultural philosophy, Wolfram Eilenberger, was still an exchange student in his 20s in Spain, he fell in… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on June 28, 2011 at 3:24pm — No Comments

A Finnish Documentary and How to Sell It Abroad

Finnish documentary directors came to Toronto to study the Canadian markets.



There were 200 documentary films showed during Hot Docs, the Torontonian documentary film festival, but the Finnish directors Elina Kivihalme and Ari Matikainen hardly stayed in the darkness of the movie theatres.

– You come to the festivals mainly to make contacts. You go see the movies if you have any time left, explains Matikainen, the CEO of the Joensuu-based production… Continue

Added by Kanadan Sanomat on June 28, 2011 at 3:19pm — No Comments

Who Are They?

In the heart of Saskatchewan, between the villages of Strongfield and Loreburn a bit over 100 kilometres south of Saskatoon, is located a cemetery established in the beginning of 20th century. It contains 34 graves, all of them probably having a Finnish-Canadian buried in them. But only six of the…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on June 28, 2011 at 3:18pm — No Comments

From Comics to Movies

 

Daniel Abramovich lives among pictures: In addition of painting and drawing, he gets his living from animating 3D movies.



In the heart of Manhattan, the warm spring day has turned into an evening. Daniel Abramovich, who currently resides in the hip part of…

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Added by Kanadan Sanomat on June 28, 2011 at 3:14pm — No Comments

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Trend Showcase 2018 features designs from Finland. The show highlights the trend in Scandinavian furnishings, with accessories from other showrooms at the Toronto International Design Centre (TIDC).…Continue

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