Jõulupuu

November 25, 2019

The OES Christmas Church Service and Christmas gathering is on Saturday December 21, at the Latvian Church, 83 Main St., Ottawa

The Christmas 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 Pole with gifts for children and looks forward to hearing poems and songs from children.  If you wish Santa to bring your children a  present please register with Liia Howe at reglycreation@gmail.com by Friday December 13th .

For the potluck meal, the Society will provide sausages, sauerkraut and drinks. We ask everyone to contribute a dish to share with others. If you have not already done so, please tell our treasurer, Mario Oimet, at mario.oimet@gmail.com by Friday December 13 what you will bring.

The Christmas gathering is free for Society members and $20 per family for non-members. Donations are always welcome.

Save the date for Jõulupuu

October 30, 2019

The OES Christmas get-together with church service will take place on Saturday December 21 at 3:00 p.m. Further details will be posted in November.

Estonian film The Little Comrade

October 22, 2019

The European Union Film Festival is running this year from November 16-December 8, and will feature a screening of the Estonian film The Little Comrade on Sunday, December 8th at 4pm in the Alma Duncan Salon, located in the Ottawa Art Gallery. More information, including ticket links, can be found at : https://www.cfi-icf.ca/eu
and on the Facebook event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1457731951046799/

The Baltic Way 30th anniversary

September 9, 2019

An outstanding Jaanipäev enjoyed by all!

July 4, 2019

Welcome from the President!

Our new Treasurer Mario.











Singalong with Margit






Jaanituli by the river.


Photo credits: Anu Emery & Ene Tikovt

Jaanipäev Sat. June 22

May 25, 2019

Jaanipäev is approaching with music, food and good company.
Join us on Saturday June 22 beginning at 3:00 p.m.
Meal 5:00 p.m. at
Anu ja Dave Emery’s home,
1063 Bravar Drive, Manotick,

The Estonian society will provide sausages, drinks and wine. You may also bring along your favourite drinks.
Food: Bring along whatever accompanies sausages or instead, a dessert.

Bring along: Your own chairs.

Admission: Free for members. $20 for non-members.

Registration: June 14 at the latest.
Tell Jaan Ranne if you are coming and what food you’ll bring. ranne.jaan78@gmail.com
(613) 263 5225

Save the date for Jaanipäev

May 10, 2019

This year’s Jaanipäev is set for Saturday, June 22 at Anu and David Emery’s home in Manotick. Details will follow.

OES Membership

April 8, 2019

The dues for membership in the OES are set at $20/individual or family per year. Funds collected are used to subsidize our activities such as the Christmas party, or Jaanipäev, and support other Estonian initiatives in Ottawa of behalf of the Society.
Payments can be made by e-transfer to our 2019 treasurer Mario Oimet at
mario.oimet@gmail.com
or by cheque payable to Ottawa Estonian Society and mailed to Mario at
24-521 Boul Wilfrid Lavigne, Gatineau, QC J9H 6R4
Please include your Name, Address (optional), E-mail address, Telephone#.

OES photos 1953-2004 on DVD

March 29, 2019

The Society’s photos have been scanned and have now been placed on a DVD. There are a total of about 2,000 pictures from 1953 to 2004. The DVD can be ordered from Jaan Ranne. The price is $10 and includes postage. Monies can be sent by e-transfer to Jaan’s e-mail ( ranne.jaan78@gmail.com ) or by cheque to Jaan Ranne at 1-46 Thomas St. N. Arnprior, ON K7S 3L5

New OES executive

March 29, 2019

At the general meeting of the Ottawa Estonian Society on Saturday January 26, 2019, a new executive was confirmed. They are:
Tõnu Onu President
Jaan Ranne Secretary
Margus Aruja
Liia Howe
Liisa Kauri
Mario Oimet
Enel Rummel Onu
Liisa Pent
We wish to express our sincere thanks to Ene Tikovt, and Urve Mundi, who both have devoted much time and energy over the years to the Society and have now left the executive. Also deserving of much gratitude is Margus Aruja, who for many years has filled the role of President.
The members of the executive look forward to comments and help of the Society members regarding the Society’s activities.