Archive for June, 2008

Summer Brunch

June 29, 2008

This year’s OES summer brunch will once again be held chez Aruja on Saturday 5 July at 11AM.  Last year’s pot luck format worked very well, so this year will be the same. For those who are planning to come, please respond to one of the email addresses, and we’ll sort out who bring what in due course. The pool is open!

The address is:
3 Appaloosa Dr in Kanata;


Jaanipaev 2008

June 29, 2008

Close to 50 people turned out for Jaanipaev which was celebrated jointly with the Montreal Estonian Society at Lattemae on Saturday June 21.  The day was comprised of a wonderful meal, volleyball playing, friendly socializing, sauna, a wild mushroom foray, entertainment by Andres Raudsepp and an evening bonfire. A small number of mosquitos and deer flies attended as well.











Jaanipaeva talgud at Lattemae

June 11, 2008

Male trio

Armas Maiste, Karl Raudsepp and Eero Tae enjoy a laugh together

Group photo

Despite the weather a brave group of souls from Montreal and Ottawa came together to prepare Lattemae for the upcoming Jaanipaeva festivities.  From left to right, front row: Samuel Schlik, Mark Olo, Tuuli Olo, Renee Olo.  Second row: Susan Chapman-Aruja, Karl Raudsepp, Ingrid Tark, Ene Tikovt, Eve Oiglane-Schlik. Back row: Margus Aruja, Tonu Onu, Eero Tae.  Missing from the photo are Elvi Edwards, Merike Olo, Armas Maiste & Margit Viia-Maiste.



Reception in honour of President Ilves

June 4, 2008

Estonians had a wonderful opportunity to meet His Excellency T. H.  Ilves, President of the Republic of Estonia in Ottawa.  On the evening of Wednesday May 28, the traditional Baltic Evening was held in the West Block of Parliament Hill.  The following day the Estonian Embassy organized a reception at the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club.

 President Ilves with Raimo Heyduck, Illimar Altosaar and Karl Raudsepp.

President Ilves speaking with Rasmus Lumi.  Patria and Edwin Talback to right.

Reception attendees.

Baltic Evening 2008

June 4, 2008

The Honourable Peter Van Loan giving Opening Remarks.

THe Honourable Peter Van Loan with President Ilves.

Liisa Pent speaking with President Ilves.

Eve Oiglane-Schlik and Jakov Schlik

Some attendees from Baltic Evening.

Baltic Evening 2008

June 1, 2008

Baltic Evening Group photo

His Excellency President Ilves giving his keynote address at Baltic Evening