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

OES on Facebook

February 4, 2015

A public Facebook page has been created for the Ottawa Estonian Society. All Ottawa Estonians and friends are invited to become members and post anything of interest to the group!

Post-Loppet Party

February 4, 2015

Over 20 skiers from Estonia will be participating in the Gatineau Loppet this year. As we have done several times in the past, we have planned a get-together to greet our visitors and share an evening of post-racing fun at 5PM on Sunday 15 February at The Fox and Feather Pub on the corner of Elgin and Somerset Street.
We will have a private room with our own bar.
http://www.foxandfeather.ca/

Hope to see everyone there!

Quo Vadis Ottawa Estonian Society

January 12, 2015

All Ottawa Estonians and friends are invited to attend a meeting regarding the Society’s future activities that is to be held

Friday January 16, 2015 6:00 p.m.

at
Da Santino Restaurant, 1491 Merivale Rd. (south of Baseline, east of Clyde)

Please RSVP to Tõnu Onu – telephone: (819) 682-9352
– e-mail: onu.tonu@gmail.com

There will be a brainstorming session to discuss people’s interests regarding the Ottawa Estonian Society. The meeting is scheduled for January 16th, dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. Food may be ordered from a limited version of the restaurant menu (www.dasantino.com). Brainstorming session is set for 7:00 p.m.

We would appreciate receiving your thoughts in advance of the meeting.

Over the last few years the Ottawa Estonian Society has been relatively quiet on the activity front. The executive’s only two members, Margus and Ene, have valiantly kept the Society afloat, but we cannot expect two people alone to do so for long and keep the Society active. The activities of the Estonian Embassy in Ottawa have been impressive and deserve our gratitude, but the prime responsibility of the Embassy, understandably, is focused on the development of relations with Canada. We cannot expect the Embassy to be the initiator and main organizer of activities for the local Estonian community. Therefore, it is time to discuss the expectations of Ottawa’s Estonians and their friends regarding the Society and who among us are ready to undertake and organize activities. The possibilities are many, as long as there is interest, desire and energy.

Some suggestions

· A kids group to introduce the Estonian language, songs and traditions
· Introduction of Estonian culture through films, lectures, presentations, etc.
· Cooperation between the Estonian Church and the Society
· Jaanipäev festivities,
· Participation with the Montreal Estonian Society: Lättemae, Jaanipäev, etc.
· Men’s social beer evenings with ladies
· Ladies’ social wine evenings with gentlemen (men from beer evenings turn into gentlemen at wine evenings)
· Group outings
· Social lunches or suppers at restaurants
· Activities with Latvian and Lithuanian communities

Jõulupuu 2014 … a good time was had by all

December 22, 2014

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