Archive for January, 2008

Concert in Montreal

January 29, 2008

Mark your calendars! Armas Maiste, a member of the Ottawa Estonian Society will be performing In Montreal to commemorate Estonian Independence Day.Concert:

90th Anniversary of Estonian Independence Day
Armas Maiste, piano
February 23, 2008 at 16h00
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University, Loyola Campus
Free admission – all are welcome!
Works by: Lemba, Chopin, Debussy, Schubert,
& various jazz pieces by W.C. Handy, J.P. Johnson and Oscar Peterson
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Annual General meeting

January 24, 2008

The Annual General Meeting of the Ottawa Estonian Society will be held on Saturday January 26th. We will meet at the Latvian Church, 83 Main Street at 3 p.m. We plan to give an overview of our activities in 2007, followed by a showing of the Estonian film classic “Mehed ei nuta” (Men Don’t Cry) with snacks and coffee.We hope that all members, and those that would like to become members, will be able to attend and to discuss future activities for 2008. Your help in bringing potluck snacks along would be much appreciated!

“Mehed ei nuta” (Estonian for “Men don’t cry”) is an Estonian movie released in 1968, directed by Sulev Nõmmik and written by himself and Enn Vetemaa. A group of people suffering from sleeplessness are, under the guise of a resort, moved to a peninsula and subjected to work therapy. When they realise the deception, they attempt to leave the fake resort, with hilarious consequences.