Finland (and Silver Bay) Go to Laskiainen – February 4th, 2023!

Folks from Finland, MN have a history of traveling to Palo, MN for the Finnish sliding festival: Laskiainen! Early in 2020, before the pandemic caused so much disruption in our lives, a group of folks from Finland and Silver Bay loaded up on buses and traveled together to Laskiainen. But the festival was canceled in 2021, and in 2022 it was very abbreviated and didn’t have any sliding or vendors. Now we are excited to announce that Laskiainen will return in 2023, and North Shore Age to Age is planning to get buses and provide a ride for local folks who want to attend! Laskiainen is a mid-winter Finnish cultural festival with sliding and craft demonstrations at the Loon Lake Community Center in Palo, MN. This is the 85th annual!

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The Finland Community Youth Program is partnering up with North Shore Age to Age and North Shore Area Partners for an intergenerational community outing to the Laskiainen in Palo on February 4th!

One bus will leave from the Clair Nelson Center at 10am and the other will leave from the William Kelley Parking Lot in Silver Bay at 10am, and arriving at Loon Lake Community Center 11am.

Arriving at William Kelley Parking Lot at approximately 4pm.

And arriving at Clair Nelson Center at approx. 4pm.

Transportation and sliding are free of charge. There are refreshments, baked goods and crafts for sale at the event. More info here.

Youth ages 5-17 may attend without a parent if they are registered with the Finland Community Youth Program and will get $20 spending cash. Children under 5 need to be accompanied by a parent. YOU MUST SIGN UP AHEAD OF TIME FOR A SEAT ON THE BUSES! Please call the Clair Nelson Center – 218-353-0300 or North Shore Area Partners – 218-226-3635 to sign up!

age to age logoThis is made possible in part by Northland Foundation’s “AGE to Age” Program, with funding through Americorps! AGE to Age is a program about bringing the generations together. We really appreciate that in this case, both young and old get to experience such a great Finnish cultural event together.

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