Archive for November, 2007

Celebrate New Years Eve with the Montreal Estonian Society

November 23, 2007

The third annual New Year’s Eve Party will take place at a new and more accessible West Island location – the Roxboro United Church Hall (plenty of free parking) just off Sources Blvd. Our new caterer will dish up a sumptuous buffet with some Estonian delicacies and a few surprises as well! Cash bar as usual with free champagne at midnight.  Vintage Wine is back for your dancing pleasure with the amazing Gary Sharkey as lead singer. Known as the ‘Voice’, Gary wowed us two years ago and is sure to have everyone on the dance floor. The early bird ticket price is $85 per person until December 8, after which the price goes up to $110 per person.  The student/youth rate is $45.  So save some money and send your cheques to Anton Tikovt, MES treasurer, before December 8.  For more information or to book tables of 8 or 10, please contact Kersti Leetmaa at (514-695-4194).The final deadline for the purchase of New Year’s Eve tickets is December 17thDon’t be stuck home alone watching the ball drop – make your reservations now!!! 

MES treasurer Anton Tikovt :

2265 Harvard Avenue, Montreal, QC, H4A 2W1

Telephone 514-575 0328

Calendar of events Nov., Dec. 2007 & Jan. 2008

November 16, 2007

November 24, 2007, 7 p.m. – Library and Archives Canada, Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street – “186 Kilometres,” Estonian film at the European Union Film Festival, www.euff.ca 

December 15, 2007, 3 p.m. – Christmas Church Service and get-together with potluck at the German Evangelical Martin Luther Church, 499 Preston Street.

December 22, 2007, 11 a.m. – Estonian Embassy of Ottawa sponsored concert with soprano Aile Asszonyi and tenor Mati Turi from Estonia at Peace Latvian Lutheran Church, 83 Main Street.

December 31, 2007 – New Year’s Eve Party Montreal, Montreal Estonian Society, http://www.mtlmes.ca/en_pages/en_calendar2007.html

January 19, 2008, 4 p.m. – Ottawa Estonian Society Annual General Meeting and Film Night 

Estonian film 24. Nov. 2007 at the EU Film Festival

November 16, 2007

24. novembril kell 7 pm on Ottawas, 395 Wellington Street, võimalus vaadata eesti filmi, sest parasjagu on käimas 22. Euroopa Liidu filmifestival – vaata ka www.euff.ca. Tasuta pileteid on võimalik saada Eesti Suursaatkonna kaudu, palun, kontakteeruge kas telefonil 613-789 4222 või e-maili teel embassy.ottawa@mfa.ee.   

Everything is going wrong for well-known comedian Jan Uuspõld — his girlfriend throws him out of their apartment, he’s got no job, and he has pumped everyone he knows for money. So when an acquaintance offers him a role in a notable theatre production, Jan is more than happy to take it. There’s just one problem — the theatre is in Tartu, on the other side of the country. With no money, all Jan can do is hitchhike. Will he make it in time? And will he survive all the strange people he’ll meet on his journey? English sub-titles. Directors Andres Maimik, Rain Tolk; Eesti/Estonia 2007; 106 minutes 

Estonian School

November 13, 2007

Recently there has been some interest expressed by members of the Estonian community to reestablish an Estonian School in Ottawa. We would ask those families with children who would be interested in learning Estonian and about Estonian culture, to contact the following address, eveo@online.ee. Please include your child’s name, age and any ideas you would have with regard to this initiative.Once we have an idea as how much interest there is we can organize a meeting to discuss options as to how to proceed.  

Octoberfest 2007

November 13, 2007

The Baltic Friends of Ottawa held their 3rd Oktoberfest on November 3, 2007 at the Maple Leaf Almrauch Club. Music was provided by the International Set and the event was well attended by members of the Ottawa Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian communities.