Over the years the Friends of the Finnish Labour Temple have actively supported events and activities in and around the Finnish Labour Temple. They have also developed links to Finland through various projects. The following are some of the news stories associated with members of the Friends, our activities or other items related to our Finnish connections.

The Argus:sketch

Rouge Ou Blanc, Tout Fou Le Camp!  La Lutte Pour L’enjeu Mémoriel Au Temple Finlandais Du Travail.


Helsingin Sanomat:

Elena Leevestä tuli poliittinen agitaattori

Tehdas lähtee, ihminen jää


Under Red Star dokumenttifilmin esitykset Suomessa

Kansatieteilijä dokumenttiprojektissa – Työharjoittelu 2012 

Elokuva kanadansuomalaisista Suomeen

Pulp Mills on the Frontlines of Global Change: RESRG Researcher Premieres New Film

Letters from Karelia (review) 

Labour at the Lakehead: Ethnicity, Socialism, and Politics, 1900–1935 by Michel S. Beaulieu (review)

New York Times: Finnish Pancakes With a Side of Canada’s Labor History

Ilta-Sanomat: Trouble at the Hoito, Thunder Bay’s Finnish-Canadian classic

Suomalainen maamerkki ahdingossa Kanadassa – ”Hyvin surullista”

CBC Radio:

Hoito Restaurant a Thunder Bay ‘landmark’, tourism manager says

Save the Finlandia at nearly $5,000 by Friday afternoon, still 31 days left to reach $15K

Save the Finlandia moves closer to $15,000, adds perk for donors

CBC: As it Happens

CBC radio “As it happens” Part 3 at 17:30 Listen to the interview with Kelly Saxberg about the history of the Hoito and the challenges the 97 year old restaurant faces.

Globe and Mail:

Finnish community in Thunder Bay struggles to save landmark restaurant

CBC radio:

The Finnish Labour Temple

Crowdfunding campaign aims at saving Finlandia from financial turmoil

St. Urho’s Day cause for celebration

Finlandia Association warns it is in dire financial straits

St. Urho celebrations set to kick off Saturday