Svjata Vatra performs in Ottawa

September 20, 2015

The Embassy of Estonia in Ottawa and

The Embassy of Ukraine in Ottawa

Ukrainian Canadian Congress (Ottawa Branch)

invite you to a concert of the Estonian-Ukrainian band

Svjata Vatra

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:00pm

Ukrainian Orthodox Hall, 1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa, ON

Volunteer donations to support the charity projects in Ukraine are welcome

Black Ribbon Day

August 6, 2015

Please join us to mark

Black Ribbon Day in Ottawa

Sunday, August 23, 2015

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

952 Green Valley Crescent

(off Prince of Wales and Baseline)

6:30 pm – Memorial Service

(to remember the victims of Soviet Communist and Nazi tyranny)

7:00 pm – Program with Keynote Speaker

7:30 pm – Light Refreshments

Black Ribbon Day in Ottawa is part of a National Day of Remembrance in Canada to mark the anniversary of the infamous 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany that directly led to the occupation of most of Central and Eastern Europe, Finland and the Baltic States and the slaughter and oppression of tens of millions.

It is coordinated by the Central and Eastern European Council of Canada in collaboration with the Belarusian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Ukrainian communities.

As we mark this day we should also remember the men, women and children in Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, Iraq, Africa and other parts of the world who continue to face violence and repression from totalitarian regimes and dehumanizing ideologies.

Music & Beyond 2015 Festival

July 7, 2015


Celebration of Canadian Composers III

Music of Jan Järvlepp on July 13th, 16:30

A tribute to one of Ottawa’s most acclaimed composers. Jan Järvlepp’s works consistently bring a rousing ovation from audiences everywhere!

Click here for further details.

Another successful summer brunch at the Aruja’s

July 5, 2015





Ottawa Estonian Society Summer Brunch

June 12, 2015

The Aruja family is opening the doors to its home for a brunch to greet summer properly on

Sunday,  June 21 at 11:00 a.m.


3 Appaloosa Drive, Kanata

The hosts will be offering barbecued sausages and chicken along with a selection of other meat and bread varieties.

In the spirit of potluck, please bring a salad, dessert or whatever you might wish, including any alcoholic beverages.

Please advise what you are bringing to avoid having ten kringels on the table. 


Working in, Moving to and Living in Estonia opportunities

June 11, 2015

There are good Engish-speaking job opportunities now in Estonia.

For information on Working In, Moving To and Living In Estonia, the official website is

Performance on May 23, 2015

May 12, 2015
Just a reminder of the performance of the Estonian National Mens Choir (RAM) at Dominion Chalmers Church at 8PM on Saturday 23 May.
The Ottawa Estonian Society will be hosting the choir after the concert at the Fox and Feather Pub, at the corner of MacLaren and Elgin, where we have a room reserved on the first floor.  Hope to see a good turnout!


Gentleman seeks help from OES

April 25, 2015
A gentleman has contacted the OES for help.  He is writing the biography of the former Dutch consul-general in Estonia, Mr Eugen-Gerhard Lukk (born July 1891).
Mr. Lukk was appointed 1930 and had the position until the Soviet occupation of Estonia. He was forced to close his consulate. Alledgedly he was deported in 1941 and nothing was heard of him since then. He had five children with Mrs Erika Lukk-Mahlström, probably an Estonian-Swedish lady who already died in 1931. The children were: Jüri (Georges), Gerhard, Gerda, Elisabeth and Maret. All lived in Tallinn. Maret must have been born before 1931.
By chance  a digital article was found in the Ottawa Evening Citizen dated 17 May 1952. It mentions that Miss Maret Lukk married Norman McLeod that day. He wonders if the mentioned Maret Lukk is / was one of the daughters of the former Dutch consul-general. If so he would like to have contract with her of offspring to find out if they could tell me more about the former consul-general and his consular secretary Mrs (Edith Irmgard?) Lepin (born app. 1883??; née Treuhoff; widow of Erich Leeping?). Mr Lukk once (in the 1930-ies) had a business interest in the Canadian oil industry as well.
Please respond to the blog if you can help this gentleman with his research.

Armas Maiste in concert at the Barrhaven United Church, 3013 Jockvale Rd.

April 7, 2015


Tastes of Estonia

April 7, 2015

The Tastes of Estonia evening held on Feb. 24th,  at the Sante Restaurant was a resounding success.  Follow this link for photos and a review:



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