Ottawa Film Festival Début of Legacy of the Cold War

November 18, 2015



An Ottawa Film Festival Début

Presented in partnership with the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, St. Paul University, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Embassy of Ukraine, The National Film Board of Canada, Ukrainian National Federation (UNF Ottawa-Gatineau), Latvian National Federation in Canada, and Baltic Federation in Canada.

Friday, November 27, 2015 7:00 PM

Ekskursante (The Excursionist)

Lithuania, 2013, 110 minutes

Director: Audrius Juzenas,


Saturday, November 28, 2015 7:00PM

The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan
Canada, 2008, 74 minutes

Director: Najeeb Mirza,

Meet the Director in Person


Sunday, November 29, 2015 7:00PM

The Guide

Ukraine, 2014

Director: Oles Sanin,

Premiere screening in Ottawa of this award winning production

St. Paul University Amphitheatre

223 Main Street, Ottawa

** (metered parking available on North side of building or on side streets)

Special appreciation for their contribution to the success of this festival to: Rev. Peter Galadza, Tomas Margaitis, Nadia Vozdigan, Najeeb Mirza, Henriette Riegel, Megan Lafrenière, Hugo Lāma, Jānis Zariņš… 


Christmas Church Service & Jõulupuu 2015

November 14, 2015
This year the Estonian Christmas Church Service will take place on Saturday, Dec. 19th , at the Latvian Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, corner of Main and Lees.    The service will be followed by our traditional Christmas family Jõulupuu.  More details forthcoming soon …

Curly Strings performing in Ottawa

November 14, 2015

On November 27that  8:00 p.m. there will be a performance by CURLY STRINGS – voted last year’s most successful musical ensemble in Estonia.

The band will perform at the SAW Gallery’s annual fundraiser, and they will take the stage twice during the evening. The event is in collaboration with the Estonian Embassy in Ottawa and the SAW Gallery.         

Note: if you buy a ticket at the door, admission is $5 and proceeds will go to SAW Gallery. Tickets purchased through the Embassy cost $10 and all proceeds go to the band. Please contact the Embassy: 1 (613) 789-4222,

Follow the attachment and the link to see and hear more about the band.


Svjata Vatra performs in Ottawa

September 20, 2015

The Embassy of Estonia in Ottawa and

The Embassy of Ukraine in Ottawa

Ukrainian Canadian Congress (Ottawa Branch)

invite you to a concert of the Estonian-Ukrainian band

Svjata Vatra

Friday, September 25, 2015 at 7:00pm

Ukrainian Orthodox Hall, 1000 Byron Ave, Ottawa, ON

Volunteer donations to support the charity projects in Ukraine are welcome

Black Ribbon Day

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.

Music & Beyond 2015 Festival

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.

Another successful summer brunch at the Aruja’s

July 5, 2015





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.


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 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

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!



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