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Community Spotlight - Sointula - Malcolm Island -

Political and economic turmoil motivated many people of Europe to immigrate to North America at the end of the nineteenth century. They spread across the country looking for freedom, social justice and economic opportunity. Tired of being oppressed in Vancouver Island’s coal mines a group of Finns sent for charismatic utopian socialist and journalist, Matti Kurrika to lead them.

They named their community, Sointula, meaning “place of harmony”. Their aim was to create a society where property was communal; everyone shared; everyone participated and everyone was equal, including women – a revolutionary concept in those times.

The energetic community developed a foundry, a brickyard a sawmill and blacksmith shop. They published AIKA “Times”, the first Finnish newspaper in Canada, using it to encourage immigrants to come to Sointula. (text from SointulaInfo.ca)

Sointula Harbour

1st St, Sointula, BC, V0N 3E0, Sointula , Sointula
250-973-6544

Sointula Harbour

Canada Day Regatta

Sointula, BC, Canada, Sointula , Sointula
250-973-6975

Canada Day Regatta


 

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Sea 4 Miles Cottages

145 Kaleva Road, Sointula, BC, V0N 3E0, Sointula , Sointula 250-973-6486
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The Oceanfront Hotel

210 1st Street, Sointula, BC, Canada, Sointula , Sointula 250-230-6722
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Sund's Lodge

Kaleva Road, Sointula, BC, V0N 3E0, Sointula , Sointula 250-973-6381
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