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.
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.
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 email@example.com what you are bringing to avoid having ten kringels on the table.
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!
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.
February 18, 2015
Performing in Ottawa on Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Dominion-Chalmers United Church
One of the world’s pre-eminent choirs, this group of 55 professional male voices has recorded with Berlin Phil. has received the Grammy award, and was part of Estonia’s “Singing Revolution”. Ticket information can be obtained from “ram firstname.lastname@example.org” or by telephone at 613-366-1741
On-line Tix are now available for RAM Koor in Ottawa. Please go to: