Baltic Unity Day

September 5, 2018

Come together on Parliament Hill to mark the annual Baltic Unity Day at 9.00 o’clock on the morning of Thursday, the 20th of September, 2018.

We launched this tradition on 22nd September 2016. The presence of all three Baltic States leaves a good impression of mutual support and solidarity. It will not take much time but it means a lot, and even more at a moment when Canada is exerting such strong efforts on behalf of Baltic Sea security and promotion of trade and business with Europe.

Starting at 8.50 a.m., gather on the left side of the back of the green when facing the main Parliament Building. Bring small national flags to wave and readiness to sing national songs and anthems of the Baltic States joined by the voices of members of our local communities from in and around Ottawa.

Looking forward to see you there!


Black Ribbon Day Commemoration

August 26, 2018

Erich Järvlepp 1925-2018

July 7, 2018

Longtime OES member Erich Järvlepp died recently at the age of 93.  He was very active in both the Estonian and Finnish communities in Ottawa. He is survived by his son Jan and other family members.  Newspaper obituary notice can be found here.

A successful Jaanipäev

June 26, 2018

In spite of the threat of showers EV 100 Jaanipäev celebrations went off without a hitch. Food was delicious and plentiful, music filled the air, dancers took to the grass and familiar folksongs were enjoyed by all.

Our most welcoming hosts

BBQ chef Jüri

Accordionist extraordinaire

EV 100 Kringle baker Liisa

Keynote speaker Jaan

Organizing committee

Jaanipäeva Celebration

June 6, 2018

OES Jaanipäeva get together will take place on
Saturday, June 23 beginning at 2:00 p.m. meal at 5:00 p.m.
at Jüri and Tiiu Wallner’s home, 4636 Donnelly Drive (Burritts Rapids) Merrickville.

Come for good food, games, music, great company and a midsummer campfire. Sausages, sauerkraut, dessert, wine by Margus Aruja, Château OES 2018, juice for kids, will be provided.

Drinks: Bring along your favourite drinks.
Salads: let Urve Mundi know if you can bring a salad. or (613) 726-7445
Games: some at the site, bring your own games, swimming in the pool…
Bring along: your own chairs, bug spray since ticks are around.
Registration: register with Tõnu Onu or call (819) 682-9352) no later than June 11
. Let us know if you need a ride or can offer a ride.
$10 per person to help cover costs, children free.
Directions provided, request when registering.

Estonian Prime Minister in Ottawa

May 25, 2018

The Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, will be in Ottawa for one day with a very full schedule. On Monday May 28 at 2:00 p.m., the Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the War Memorial on Confederation Square. There will be a bit of time to greet the Prime Minister. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Under the Estonian Musical Sky

April 8, 2018

Under the Estonian Musical Sky / Ciel de l’Estonie,
will be presented by Music and Beyond,
starring Maarja Nuut, violin & vocals,
on April 9, 2018 at 19:00
at the
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Dr.

For more information

EV 100 Jaanipäev – Save the date

March 14, 2018

Save the date for Ottawa’s EV 100 Jaanipäeva celebration on
Saturday, June 23, 2018 at Burritts Rapids.
More details to follow.

Estonian Film

February 28, 2018

Bright Nights: the Baltic-nordic film festival presents the Estonian film

The Man Who Looks Like Me
(Minu näoga onu)

111 min – dir. Andres Malmik, Katrin Malmik

in Estonian with English subtitles, 
Saturday, March 17 at 4:00 pm

Arts Court Theatre – Théâtre de la Cour des Arts

A music critic Hugo, suffering from post-divorce depression, is just about to rebuild his life when his jazz musician father Raivo arrives at his door unexpectedly. Spiteful old man announces that he will soon come to his end and expects his only son to take care of him. When an attractive psychotherapist enters the men’s lives, the father and son duo begin to compete for her attention. The old prankster manages to create a number of embarrassing moments in an effort to ruin Hugo’s romantic plans.
Andres Maimik’s and Katrin Maimik’s tragicomedy is an exploration of forced closeness, a pursuit of happiness and a road to forgiving through laughter, suspense and tears.

For more information and tickets go to:

Armas Maiste Concert

February 27, 2018

Our “Grand Old Man of piano’ will be giving a concert:

Sunday March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Christ Church, 101 Symmes, Aylmer (Gatineau)

Tickets at the door, $15.

A great opportunity to hear classical and jazz piano pieces by Armas. The concert will be followed by a reception. We look forward to seeing all music lovers and fans of Armas.