It was 1978 when Ahvo Taipale opened his store on University Avenue in St. Paul. He’s still in business 40 years later, thanks to you, his loyal customers.
So it’s time to celebrate! Our 40th Anniversary Banquet and Celebration is Friday, October 26 from 6 to 10 pm at the Keller Golf Course Club House in Maplewood.
Please join us for drinks, dinner, and a fascinating talk by Steve Gaskill, former head US Cross-Country Ski and Team Birkie Coach. A longtime fixture in the local skiing community, Steve was also instrumental in forming the Minnesota Youth Ski League. Currently a professor of exercise science, he has taught 20 different courses at the University of Montana, ranging from medical physiology to coaching.
Social hour starts at 6 pm. Dinner (Italian buffet; Ahvo is picking up the tab) starts at 7 pm.
Other highlights include speeches by local skiers, free hats for all, and door prizes. And if you have one, please wear your Finn Sisu jacket!
Hope to see you there.