Friday 14th of July

A get-together evening for family members who come from afar.

Saturday 15th of July

11am: Sign-up and get-together for the event at Rauhanyhdistys in Hirvaskoski (Puolangantie 210)

Welcome coffee

Possibility to visit significant locations in the family heritage: Kesänen, the ironworks location, Komila and Penttilä. (There is a possibility to arrange shared transportation).

Trip on the cruiser Ukko-Majava, in the Iijoki and Hirvasjärvi waters

Lunch at Rauhanyhdistys (Salmon soup)

4pm: A common singing event (or alternatively a play about Finnish migration, performed by a group from Pudasjärvi adult education centre)

Finnish folk songs and other musical pieces close to our hearts

Evening snack

Sunday 16th of July

10am: Service at Pudasjärvi Church (Siuruantie 256)

A visit to the soldier’s grave to pay our respects

12pm: Family reunion and annual general meeting at Pudasjärvi parish centre (Varsitie 12, 93101 Pudasjärvi)

Buffet lunch

Music performances

Main speech by Mikael Pentikäinen, CEO of the Federation of Finnish Enterprises


Annual general meeting


Provincial song: Kymmenen virran maa

Participation fees

10€/adult (Saturday) 15€/adult (Sunday)

Half price for under 18-year-olds. Children under the age of 7 are free of charge.

The participation fee can be paid at
the event, or in advance to the Anders Wikström family society account (IBAN:
FI83 5360 0420 0481 29).

Event registration:

Please sign up for the event by the 3rd of July 2017, to Jenni or Vesa:

Jenni Hämäläinen +358407292189

Vesa Holmström +358400387671

Alternatively, you can also sign up
via the society webpage ‘Contact Us’ form:

suolijärvi 2016

The reunion of the family society and the annual general meeting will be held in Suolijärvi on the 13th of August 2016. The announcement was published in the Kaleva newspaper on the 28th of June.

The reunion of the Anders Wikström family society and the annual general meeting will be held in Puolanka, at the village community center in Suolijärvi, on Saturday the 13th of August 2016, starting at 12 o’clock.The address of the venue is Suolijärventie 111.

The participation fee is 25€ for adults, 10€ for children under the age of 15, and children under the age of 7 can join free of charge. The fee includes lunch, meeting and coffee. The fee can be paid in cash at the event,or in beforehand to the society bank account, FI83 5360 0420 048129 (for banking details outside Europe, please contact Vesa Holmström).

Enrollment for the event should be done by 31st of July, to Vesa Holmström (

The family society webpage can be found at For the moment the webpage is in Finnish, but the English version is under development.

In addition to the annual general meeting, the family reunion agenda includes music performances, poetry reading, photograph presentation, raffle, painting auction and games, as well as spending time together and getting to know the family. There is also an opportunity to take a tour of the Mäkelä and Ketola houses.

The Anders Wikström family society warmly welcomes all to take part in the reunion.


The family society membership fee for 2016 should be settled by the end of August 2016. The fee is 10€ per person, and it can be paid to the society bank account FI83 5360 0420 048129 (For banking details outside Europe, please contact Vesa Holmström). If you are paying for more than one person, please list the names of the people in the comments section. If you would like to join the Anders Wikström family society, please contact Vesa Holmström.