9 August 2010: Minister of Housing visits the Housing Fair a second time

Minister of Housing Jan Vapaavuori and aids visited the Housing Fair. The Minister was accompanied by Special Adviser Tatu Rauhamäki, Communications Officer Riikka Lamminmäki, Political Secretary Anna Cristina Niesvaara, Special Adviser’s secretary Niina Helenius and the Minister’s secretary Iina Kankainen. The Minister’s party brought with them a much needed rain shower to cool off the […]

5 August 2010: New record set at the Kuopio Housing Fair with over 100.000 visitors

On 5 August 2010, the huhdredthousandth visitor stepped through the main entrance gate. Sirja Aalto and Peter Timmermans with children Olivia and Felix were pleasantly surprised by the festive reception when they arrived on a sunny summer day from Loppi at the Housing Fair 2010. Pasi Heiskanen, Managing Director of the Finnish Housing Fair with […]

29 July 2010: US Ambassador Mr. Bruce Oreck visits the Kuopio Housing Fair

I was deeply impressed by Bruce Oreck’s level of knowledge on environmental issues and energy efficient building. According to Ambassador Oreck, with a categorical decision constructing has been restricted to zero energy buildings in Colorado, Oreck’s home state. Mr. Oreck encouraged the Housing Fair to adopt more ambitious goals than currently in the area of […]

26 July 2010: Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi visits the Kuopio Housing Fair

Today, our guest of honour was Prime Minister Mari Kiviniemi. The Prime Minister has visited many earlier Housing Fairs and Holiday Housing Fairs, for instance at Valkeakoski in 2009. Ms. Kiviniemi seemed to enjoy herself and spent a full day at the Fair visiting the show houses and exhibitions. She was well informed of the […]

24 July 2010: Housing Fair Race

The afternoon was reserved for the Housing Fair 2010 Race arranged by the Rauhalahti roadrunners (http://www.rauhalahtiroadrunners.com). There was no question about it: I would definitely run the half marathon in the series for men over 40 years. Eventually it became clear to me that I was an amateur in a professional race… My time 1.33 […]