English Speakers Association
of Helsinki Debating Society
in Helsinki & Tampere!
International Wine & Food
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Jolly Dragon is a Helsinki-based group
which arranges a HUGE variety of sports and social events
for anyone who's keen to come along. A sample of activities
includes wine & cheese nights, karting, yoga, squash,
swimming, ten-pin bowling, salsa nights... the list goes
on. Apart from that, many of the activities are free and
benefits include discounted entry and drinks in various bars
and clubs. Their motto? Not surprisingly, 'Serious about
Membership to Jolly Dragon is free. You
can join by e-mailing email@example.com or
by giving your email address to any existing member at a
Jolly Dragon activity. A complete calendar of events and
activities is available at the Jolly Dragon web site.
Go to Jolly Dragon: http://www.jollydragon.net
English Speakers Association of Finland (IESAF)
The International English Speakers Association
of Finland (IESAF) is a group of international people living
in and around Finland who communicate in a common language:
English. The purpose of the organization is to share different
cultures, provide networking opportunities & social contacts,
and offer information and discussion about everyday life
Forum ("The Sauna") is a forum / bulletin
board providing valuable information on living in Finland;
anyone can view posts but you must register (free) to add
or reply to posts.
IESAF has many social events - the "Sauna
Portal" gives information on upcoming occasions.
of Helsinki Debating Society (UHDS)
The University of Helsinki Debating Society
(UHDS) is a club under the Student Union of the University
of Helsinki. Every week debates are held on current issues
and funny topics.
From the UHDS site: "We want to speak
persuasively and logically, we want to think quickly on our
feet and not let our opponent take the initiative, we want
to present our cases powerfully and flawlessly. We want to
be able to speak anywhere, anytime, on any topic, in front
of any audience."
Apart from being entertaining and thought-provoking,
the UHDS provides a good social occasion. David McGeady of
the Society writes "Roughly half of us are expats and
the other half Finnish. No previous experience is necessary,
and you don't have to speak at the debate if you don't feel
like it - you can just listen! We then head down to 'the
Dubliner' for a few pints. Join our mailing list, and find
out more about us and debating at http://www.helsinki.fi/jarj/debating/."
Toastmasters is the world’s leading
organization dedicated to helping its members learn to speak
effectively, both in professional and personal situations.
The first Toastmasters club in Finland was started in November
2004 in Helsinki.
Toastmasters International Info Sheet ( PDF Word )
Toastmasters International: www.toastmasters.org
Helsinki Toastmasters meets twice a month
from 5:30 - 7:10 p.m. Each meeting gives everyone an opportunity
to learn and practice the skills of communication.Our members
are a mix of Finnish and international professionals (mostly),
who wish to practice their public speaking skills with a
friendly and supportive audience.
Meetings are always open to guests interested
in finding out more about how the Toastmasters program works.
Helsinki Toastmasters Web Site: http://helsinki.freetoasthost.com
Tampere Toastmasters - New
club to start!
Join us to find out more about the new Tampere Toastmasters
Club! Please let us know if you are interested by emailing.
We’ll send you information about the next meeting and
reserve a seat for you.
International Wine & Food Society (Helsinki,
The International Wine & Food Society
Helsinki Branch was founded at Restaurant Särkänlinna
in 1987. Today there are about 120 members in the Helsinki
branch, with more in Tampere.
The Helsinki Branch has held about 160 events,
most of them gourmet meals cooked by the members themselves.
Cooking demonstrations and courses have also been arranged
at restaurant schools, and members have been invited to a
large number of commercial wine tastings and other presentations.
Establishing international contacts is an important activity
of the Society.
International Cultural Centre
the International Cultural Centre in Helsinki. Its aim is
to support multicultural development of the city by promoting interaction
of people from different countries, and by providing
information about various cultures and about Finnish society.
Caisa has a full programme
of events including, music, theatre, lectures, discussion
groups and more... even Hula Hula!
Mikonkatu 17 C, Helsinki
Tel: 09 169 3316