Recapping the first 6 months:
-10,000 miles travelled
-800 people enjoying sauna
-average sauna temperature 180 F; 160 F low, 270+ F high…
-estimated several thousands connected at events
-support from the Embassy of Finland in the United States
-meeting Ambassador Kauppi 4 times
-another 6 months to go
Our sponsors deserve a special recognition. We can’t thank them enough for making the Traveling Sauna campaign possible. Feel free to reach out to them, too!
Ice Cold Crime
Providence Private Client Services
Suomi Finland 100
North American Sauna Society
International Sauna Association
Finnish American Heritage Center
Concordia Language Villages
Salolampi Language Village
Finlandia Foundation National
So, what are the most memorable moments from the first half?
We can remember how some Central American latino gang members ended up on the sauna benches. We can also remember a visit to Hollywood, how surreal it felt to chase a log home built on a pickup truck up and down a mountain pass, how a violinist decided to perform Finlandia in the sauna without a shirt on, the faces of people when Batman walked by in Mesa, AZ, a 3-yr old serenading sauna songs, a tiny house enthusiast wondering “where’s the kitchen?”. Some of these memories have been shared in the blog or on social media. Some of them will remain off the books, for obvious reasons...
While it is a known fact that a number of us travel to Finland in the summer, the Traveling Sauna crew is keeping busy, working on creating new memories for all of us.
In July, you can find Sisu at events and places around Detroit, Michigan. We are also working on adding stops to the fall schedule. We have several new events in the works; in the Boston area, in the Carolinas, in Tennessee, in the D.C. area, and with our sponsors. We’ll post the dates and places on our website as soon as they are confirmed.
Please contact us at your earliest convenience if you want Sisu to stop by. Now’s the time to lock in the dates!
Sisu’s full schedule and up-to-date calendar, please click here.
Finland Centennial Calendar in the US, please click here.
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