Artist from Estonia

November 4, 2018

Artist Peeter Laurits will be giving a talk at Enriched Bread Artists in Ottawa  on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7 PM,  at 951 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa.

Peeter Laurits artist, graphic designer & photographer (http://www.peeterlaurits.com/en), an extremely gifted multi-media artist, will be giving a talk about his works and development as an artist.

Read about him in the Hamilton Spectator article here:

https://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/8645091-hamilton-planting-an-artistic-seed-in-the-baltic/

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Christmas Church Service and Jõulupuu

October 16, 2018

Save the date!

This year’s Christmas church service and Jõulupuu will be held at the Latvian Church on

Saturday December 15th.

Further details will be forthcoming.

Baltic States Centennial Concert

October 16, 2018

The Capital Chamber Choir,

in collaboration with the Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian Embassies to Canada,

present:“A Baltic Celebration” Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – 7:00 pm
National Gallery of Canada, Auditorium Hall
*This is a closed event by invitation only*

We will have a dress rehearsal open to the public on:

Monday, October 22 – 7:00pm
St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa
Admission by donation

Baltic Unity Day

September 5, 2018

Come together on Parliament Hill to mark the annual Baltic Unity Day at 9.00 o’clock on the morning of Thursday, the 20th of September, 2018.

We launched this tradition on 22nd September 2016. The presence of all three Baltic States leaves a good impression of mutual support and solidarity. It will not take much time but it means a lot, and even more at a moment when Canada is exerting such strong efforts on behalf of Baltic Sea security and promotion of trade and business with Europe.

Starting at 8.50 a.m., gather on the left side of the back of the green when facing the main Parliament Building. Bring small national flags to wave and readiness to sing national songs and anthems of the Baltic States joined by the voices of members of our local communities from in and around Ottawa.

Looking forward to see you there!

Black Ribbon Day Commemoration

August 26, 2018

Erich Järvlepp 1925-2018

July 7, 2018

Longtime OES member Erich Järvlepp died recently at the age of 93.  He was very active in both the Estonian and Finnish communities in Ottawa. He is survived by his son Jan and other family members.  Newspaper obituary notice can be found here.

A successful Jaanipäev

June 26, 2018

In spite of the threat of showers EV 100 Jaanipäev celebrations went off without a hitch. Food was delicious and plentiful, music filled the air, dancers took to the grass and familiar folksongs were enjoyed by all.

Our most welcoming hosts

BBQ chef Jüri



Accordionist extraordinaire


EV 100 Kringle baker Liisa

Keynote speaker Jaan


Organizing committee

Jaanipäeva Celebration

June 6, 2018

OES Jaanipäeva get together will take place on
Saturday, June 23 beginning at 2:00 p.m. meal at 5:00 p.m.
at Jüri and Tiiu Wallner’s home, 4636 Donnelly Drive (Burritts Rapids) Merrickville.

Come for good food, games, music, great company and a midsummer campfire. Sausages, sauerkraut, dessert, wine by Margus Aruja, Château OES 2018, juice for kids, will be provided.

Drinks: Bring along your favourite drinks.
Salads: let Urve Mundi know if you can bring a salad. urvemundi@gmail.com or (613) 726-7445
Games: some at the site, bring your own games, swimming in the pool…
Bring along: your own chairs, bug spray since ticks are around.
Registration: register with Tõnu Onu
onu.tonu@gmail.com or call (819) 682-9352) no later than June 11
. Let us know if you need a ride or can offer a ride.
$10 per person to help cover costs, children free.
Directions provided, request when registering.

Estonian Prime Minister in Ottawa

May 25, 2018

The Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, will be in Ottawa for one day with a very full schedule. On Monday May 28 at 2:00 p.m., the Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the War Memorial on Confederation Square. There will be a bit of time to greet the Prime Minister. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Under the Estonian Musical Sky

April 8, 2018

Under the Estonian Musical Sky / Ciel de l’Estonie,
will be presented by Music and Beyond,
starring Maarja Nuut, violin & vocals,
on April 9, 2018 at 19:00
at the
Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat, 199 Sussex Dr.

For more information
https://musicandbeyond.ca/event/under-the-estonian-musical-sky/