Archive for March, 2010

Estonia Quiz

March 10, 2010

Come and see beautiful Estonia!

All you have to do is participate in the Estonian Foreign Ministry’s online Estonia Quiz 2010 and answer 12 questions related to Estonia.

Useful Internet links will guide you in finding the right answers and discovering something new about Estonia!

If you answer all the questions correctly, you will be entered in the drawing for the grand prize:

A free trip to Estonia for two – airfare, accommodation in the best Estonian hotels, excursions, dinners at luxurious restaurants and more!

Other prizes, which include 5-day tour packages in Estonia, will be drawn from among all the participants!

You will find the quiz at <>

The quiz can be taken in two languages, English or Russian.

Baltic Film Festival 2010

March 9, 2010
The 10th Baltic Film Festival  begins on Wednesday, March 10th,  at 7:00 pm.
Location:   Library and Archives Canada Auditorium,  395 Wellington Street.
In honour of the Re-establishment of the Independence of the Republic of Lithuania, a reception is being held in advance of the film program. Time: 5:00PM – 7:00PM. Library and Archives Canada Auditorium.
Everyone welcome.
Please see link for more film festival details.

Concert in Montreal

March 9, 2010

Montreali Eesti Seltsi korraldusel

Kontsert Eesti Vabariigi 92. aastapäeva puhul
Kaili Maimets, flööt &  Mariane Patenaude, klaver
13. märtsil, 2010 kell 16.00
La Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, 100, rue Sherbrooke Est
Sissepääs – $20 & $10 (ainult tudengid)
Kavas on: Debussy, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Sancan & Telemann
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92nd Anniversary of Estonian Independence Day
Kaili Maimets, flute &Mariane Patenaude, piano
March 13, 2010 at 16h00
La Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur, 100, rue Sherbrooke Est
Admission – $20 & $10 (students only)
Works by:
Debussy, Poulenc, Prokofiev, Saint-Saëns, Sancan & Telemann
Donations towards defraying the costs of this event, can be made by writing a cheque payable to: The Montreal
Estonian Society. Donors names (amounts more than $50) will appear in the concert programme, unless otherwise
specified. Annetusi selle kontserdi kulude katteks, saab teha kirjutades tseki nimele: The Montreal Estonian
Society. Toetajate nimed (summad rohkem kui $50) avaldatakse kontserdi programmis, kui selleks erinevat soovi ei
esitata. Send to/saata: Tom Ventser, Treasurer, 6 Carlisle Ave. Pointe Claire, QC. H9R 5S9.
Tickets: (514) 695-4194

Vabariigi Aastapäev 2010

March 1, 2010

VA 2010 Ottawas

The Ottawa Estonian  Society celebrated Independence Day on Sunday February 28, 2010 at the Peace Latvian Lutheran Church with a “pot luck” late afternoon lunch. Attendance was down a bit this year because of the ongoing hockey match between Canada and the United States.  About 30 people attended.There were no long winded aktus style patriotic speeches nor was there a man of the cloth present to say grace but nobody seemed disappointed by this and everyone enjoyed themselves in the friendly relaxed atmosphere. After singing the Estonian national anthem everyone settled down at their table with a plateful of very tasty food to watch a movie named Eestlased Kremilis; NSV Liidu lagunemise lugu ( Estonians in the Kremlin; a tale about the collapse of the Soviet Union). This 2006 film was interesting in that it gave background information about the role the Baltic States and in particular the role that Estonian former high level “comrades” played in the collapse of what was aptly termed the evil empire. What was particularly interesting was that several of these people such as Ruutel ( both president of independant Estonia and former Secretary General of Soviet Estonia), Savisaar (currently mayor of Tallinn) and Lauristan (prominent academic) to name just a few seemd to carry on without missing a step. This obviously demonstrates what a tolerant open minded society present day Estonia is.  Many thanks to the organizers.
(Contributed by Peeter Bush)