33 Leisure The Raahe–Kalajoki economic region is a lively location for sports and cultural activities. Popular sports include the national sport of pesäpallo (Finnish baseball), and ice hockey and cross-country skiing in the winter. The sea, the archipelago and rivers provide excellent opportunities for trekking, boating, fishing and skiing. The region has two golf courses, multisports and tennis courts, riding centres and beaches. Pyhäjoki, too, has plenty to offer. The Kielosaari area includes a sports hall, an ice rink and sports and tennis courts. The naturally beautiful Kielosaari Island near Pyhäjoki town centre provides excellent nature trails and campfire spots. There is also a beach volleyball court available. Rautiperä sports area includes jogging tracks, skiing tracks and a biathlon route. The village has a frisbee golf course, a rifle range, and Ollinmäki has an indoor range for air guns. Pyhäjoki rapids are excellent for fishing. Tervo harbour operates as a guest harbour for visiting boats. Local cultural services include events at Pauhasali, Annala Museum and summer theatres and art exhibitions. In addition to books and magazines, Pyhäjoki Library provides access to the Internet on the library’s computers. Raahe is an old seaside town with dozens of islands that have well-equipped nature trails and campfire spots. Varied culture and sports facilities allow for different activities. Different sports clubs and municipal colleges offer language and handicraft courses in addition to sports and culture. Raahesali is a venue for versatile cultural events. People can also join choirs, amateur theatres or dance and music groups. Summer events in Raahe include the local celebration Pekanpäivät and the Rantajatsit – Jazz on the Beach event. Siikajoki also offers versatile sporting facilities, library services, and cultural events. An 18-hole golf course is also available. Ruukki has an esteemed riding centre, which includes a riding school and spacious manège. The community college offers courses in music, arts, and handicrafts.
Hanhikivi Guide 2015
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