Enjoyable Jõulupuu 2017

December 30, 2017

Following the Estonian Church service, Jõulupuu was attended by over 50 people, including 11 children who were very excited to visit with and perform for Jõuluvana. A good time was had by all and no one went home hungry after a generous festive Estonian table.


Christmas Church Service & Jõulupuu

November 26, 2017

Christmas church service and Christmas gathering is scheduled for Saturday December 16th at the Latvian Church, 83 Main St., Ottawa. The Church Service will take place at 3 p.m. and the Christmas gathering will follow in the church basement at 4:30 p.m.
Santa Claus will be arriving from the North with gifts for children and looks forward to hearing poems and songs from children.
Children’s Christmas presents: please register with Ene Tikovt at enet@bell.net or 613-226-3680 by Thursday December 7.
For the potluck meal, the Ottawa Estonian Society will provide blood sausages, wieners and drinks. Please bring either a side dish or sweets for dessert
Save the dates:
February 24, 2018, OES event for Estonian Independence Day
June 23, 2018 OES Jaanipäev

Christmas Church service and Jõulupuu

November 25, 2017

This year’s Christmas church service and Jõulupuu will be held on Saturday December 16th. More details forthcoming soon.

Estonian films

September 18, 2017

We are pleased to share that the Ottawa International Animation Festival will be screening 2 Estonian films this year:
Chintis Lundgren’s film, „Manivald“ https://www.animationfestival.ca/index.php…
The film can be seen 22 September 9:15-10:35pm 
and 24 September 3:00-4:20pm, in those film competition blocks.
Andres Tenusaar’s „Miriam Hen’s Dream“ https://www.animationfestival.ca/index.php… 
The film can be seen 23 September 9:30-10:50am
and 24 September 11:00am-12:20pm, in those film competition blocks.
Happy film viewing!
Festival information: 

Film Screening

May 26, 2017

Everyone is invited to a great film screening,  on Saturday June 3rd . The short film “Tühi Ruum” (Empty Space) by the Estonian director Ülo Pikkov is being screened.  Also being shown on the same night are films from other EU countries, including Italy, Poland, Ireland, Sweden and Finland.

Doors will open at 6:30pm, light snacks and refreshments will be served. The short films will start at 7:00pm. Location: Arts Court Theatre and Studio, 2 Daly Avenue.

Admission is free.

The EU Short Film Festival is on for three days, June 2nd – 4th.

For more information, please visit: http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=174&Itemid=1739

(These films are not suitable for children)

Metsaulikool 2017 august

April 1, 2017

Metsaulikool is celebrating its 50th anniversary…. more info :  http://www.eesti.ca/mu

Kas suve plaanid tegematta? 19 kuni 26 august toimib Kotkajärvel Metsaülikool ja tähistab 50et juubelit. Kui on Ottawast huvilisi, palun teatage Seltsi juhtkonna liikmele. Kambaga oleks tore minna!

Interested in attending Metsaulikool ? Fun to participate as a group from Ottawa? Please let us know.

Estonian Conductor at NAC

March 23, 2017

Spring is coming and so is Estonian conductor, Olari Elts, to conduct the National Arts Centre Symphony Orchestra on March 29 and 30. Among other pieces, Sibelius Symphony No. 2 will be on the program. The following is the NAC link:

Ski Outing Cancelled

March 11, 2017

The Gatineau Park Ski Outing that was scheduled for tomorrow Sunday, March 12 has been cancelled due to poor snow conditions.

Estonian work of art looking for home

March 8, 2017

A work of art by a talented Estonian/Canadian artist: Aarne Hans Vahtra (1940-2011) who was very active in the Toronto Estonian community is for sale.
See images below. Asking price is $400.00 .
For more information please contact Moshe Dobner (Markham, ON), tel # : 905 294 8482 or email: m.dobner@rogers.com

Capital Chamber Choir Concert

March 5, 2017

This concert featuring music by the late Estonian Veljo Tormis will take place on
Saturday March 11, at 8:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa.
The concert will feature choral music from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Australia and the United States.
$25 general admission,
$15 students;
$5 advance purchase discount at The Leading Note (370 Elgin Street, Ottawa), online (capitalchamberchoir.ca) or from choristers.
Choir website