Another successful summer brunch at the Aruja’s

July 5, 2015

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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.

at

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  susanchapman@rogers.com 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

www.workinestonia.com

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

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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:

http://www.eestielu.ca/en/component/content/article/136-estonianlife-eestielu/events-sundmused/local-events-kohalikud-sundmused/3783-eesti-ohtu-ottawas

 

Estonian National Male Choir Concert (R.A.M. Koor)

February 18, 2015

Performing in Ottawa on  Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location
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 tour@artset.net” or by telephone at 613-366-1741

On-line Tix are now available for RAM Koor in Ottawa. Please go to:
https://secure1.tixhub.com/cathedralbluffs/online/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=7&cboEvent=11&width=1280

Tastes of Estonia at the Sante Restaurant

February 13, 2015

NOW SOLD OUT

The Estonian Embassy in Ottawa and Sante Restaurant present Tastes of Estonia – an evening of Estonian culture and cuisine

on Tuesday, February 24th at 6 pm

Guests are invited to celebrate Estonia’s National Day through the exploration of culture and cuisine.

Ambassador of Estonia, Gita Kalmet,  welcomes guests to enjoy a 6 course tasting menu prepared by Estonian Celebrity Chef, food writer, photographer and winner of Chopped Canada 2014, Paul Lillakas, who will be joining us from Toronto to celebrate this special day.  Paul loves the rooted nature of traditional Estonian Cuisine, but he has found a great passion in fusing some of the classics into surprising new tastes and textures.

Renowned Estonian pianist Armas Maiste will be entertaining guests during dinner. His impressive musical career spans many decades and transcends genres, from classical to jazz.

Treat yourself and a friend to an evening of Estonian fare!

$55 pp

Reservations: 613-241-7113 or  santerestaurant.com

In collaboration with the Diplomatic Community, Donna Holtom, owner of Santé Restaurant and Art Gallery, has launched a monthly series of Embassy Dinners – Seeds of Diversity.  The Cultural experience will be a celebration of global cuisine enjoyed in the spirit of community.

Estonian film at Baltic Nordic Film Festival

February 4, 2015

As a part of the 5th Bright Nights: Baltic Nordic Film Festival Ottawa, The Embassy of Estonia in cooperation with the Canadian Film Institute presents:
KIRSITUBAKAS
(CHERRY TOBACCO)
Saturday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:00PM
River Building Theatre,
Carleton University.

Purchase your tickets now at https://www.uniiverse.com/users/canadian-film-institute-4Z3BS

Kirsitubakas (Cherry Tobacco), Estonia 2014
Directed by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Written by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Screenplay by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Produced by Anneli Lepp
Length 93 minutes
Website https://www.facebook.com/kirsitubakas/timeline
Synopsis: Cherry Tobacco is about a small-town girl, Laura, who is constantly bored. Her mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid and everything anyone wants to do seems childish. One day Laura’s energetic friend Merit invites her on a hike to a bog led by a middle-aged nature-lover called Joosep. The beginning of the trip is anything but promising: the relation- ship between the reserved girl and the outgoing Joosep, who tries to impress the hiking party with his hillbilly style and bizarre rituals, becomes tense. But much to her own surprise, Laura discovers that as the hike continues she is enchanted by the rugged charms of Joosep. The quest is coming to its irrefutable end and Laura has to decide whether a relationship with an older man is a mere step along the winding road towards becoming a woman or whether it is her very first love.
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=138&Itemid=1336


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