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The third annual FinnsConnect Vappu Picnic is here again, Sunday 4/28 stating at 1 pm in C.B. Smith Park, Shelter #6!
Bring your picnic basket and join us for the traditional vappu celebration!

For the event, we have reserved a shelter with tables and benches, but you may also bring your own chairs or blankets, as the shelter may get crowded. For kids there will lots of fun activities, like bounce house, arts and crafts, games and “ongintaa” to keep them busy. FinnsConnect ladies will prepare a batch of homemade vappu doughnuts (vappumunkki) and other treats, such as chocolate coffee brownies (mokkapalat), which will be available for purchase along with coffee, water and hot dogs. DJ Julio will be entertaining us the entire afternoon! The traditional FinnsConnect Vappu Raffle will be organized with the most excellent prizes so far. Cash only!

Admission is $ 5 dollars for non-members – children and members are free! If you haven’t renewed your annual membership, you may do it via e-mail or do it at the vappu picnic upon entrance. Single membership fee is $15 and family $35 per year.
Your membership is highly appreciated as your support enables us to organize events and activities – like Vappu Picnic!

For membership fees and admission, food and drink and raffle ticket purchases, please remember to bring CASH! Also the C.B. Smith park has a gate entrance fee of $1.50 per person (children 5 and under free) in effect on weekends and holidays.

If you have any questions, please contact us via Facebook or e-mail:

Welcome to the Vappu Picnic!




Coming up:

  • Get Fit and Get Moving, Wellness days
  • Ice hockey watch parties and game nights
  • Traditional Finnish holiday parties and events
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Photo by Sergio Vila