Archive for February, 2015

Estonian National Male Choir Concert (R.A.M. Koor)

February 18, 2015

Performing in Ottawa on  Saturday, May 23 at 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Location
Dominion-Chalmers United Church

One of the world’s pre-eminent choirs, this group of 55 professional male voices has recorded with Berlin Phil. has received the Grammy award, and was part of Estonia’s “Singing Revolution”.  Ticket information can be obtained from “ram tour@artset.net” or by telephone at 613-366-1741

On-line Tix are now available for RAM Koor in Ottawa. Please go to:
https://secure1.tixhub.com/cathedralbluffs/online/b_otix.asp?cboPerformances=7&cboEvent=11&width=1280

Tastes of Estonia at the Sante Restaurant

February 13, 2015

NOW SOLD OUT

The Estonian Embassy in Ottawa and Sante Restaurant present Tastes of Estonia – an evening of Estonian culture and cuisine

on Tuesday, February 24th at 6 pm

Guests are invited to celebrate Estonia’s National Day through the exploration of culture and cuisine.

Ambassador of Estonia, Gita Kalmet,  welcomes guests to enjoy a 6 course tasting menu prepared by Estonian Celebrity Chef, food writer, photographer and winner of Chopped Canada 2014, Paul Lillakas, who will be joining us from Toronto to celebrate this special day.  Paul loves the rooted nature of traditional Estonian Cuisine, but he has found a great passion in fusing some of the classics into surprising new tastes and textures.

Renowned Estonian pianist Armas Maiste will be entertaining guests during dinner. His impressive musical career spans many decades and transcends genres, from classical to jazz.

Treat yourself and a friend to an evening of Estonian fare!

$55 pp

Reservations: 613-241-7113 or  santerestaurant.com

In collaboration with the Diplomatic Community, Donna Holtom, owner of Santé Restaurant and Art Gallery, has launched a monthly series of Embassy Dinners – Seeds of Diversity.  The Cultural experience will be a celebration of global cuisine enjoyed in the spirit of community.

Estonian film at Baltic Nordic Film Festival

February 4, 2015

As a part of the 5th Bright Nights: Baltic Nordic Film Festival Ottawa, The Embassy of Estonia in cooperation with the Canadian Film Institute presents:
KIRSITUBAKAS
(CHERRY TOBACCO)
Saturday, February 14th, 2014 at 7:00PM
River Building Theatre,
Carleton University.

Purchase your tickets now at https://www.uniiverse.com/users/canadian-film-institute-4Z3BS

Kirsitubakas (Cherry Tobacco), Estonia 2014
Directed by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Written by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Screenplay by Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik
Produced by Anneli Lepp
Length 93 minutes
Website https://www.facebook.com/kirsitubakas/timeline
Synopsis: Cherry Tobacco is about a small-town girl, Laura, who is constantly bored. Her mother gets on her nerves, boys her age are stupid and everything anyone wants to do seems childish. One day Laura’s energetic friend Merit invites her on a hike to a bog led by a middle-aged nature-lover called Joosep. The beginning of the trip is anything but promising: the relation- ship between the reserved girl and the outgoing Joosep, who tries to impress the hiking party with his hillbilly style and bizarre rituals, becomes tense. But much to her own surprise, Laura discovers that as the hike continues she is enchanted by the rugged charms of Joosep. The quest is coming to its irrefutable end and Laura has to decide whether a relationship with an older man is a mere step along the winding road towards becoming a woman or whether it is her very first love.
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=138&Itemid=1336

OES on Facebook

February 4, 2015

A public Facebook page has been created for the Ottawa Estonian Society. All Ottawa Estonians and friends are invited to become members and post anything of interest to the group!

Post-Loppet Party

February 4, 2015

Over 20 skiers from Estonia will be participating in the Gatineau Loppet this year. As we have done several times in the past, we have planned a get-together to greet our visitors and share an evening of post-racing fun at 5PM on Sunday 15 February at The Fox and Feather Pub on the corner of Elgin and Somerset Street.
We will have a private room with our own bar.
http://www.foxandfeather.ca/

Hope to see everyone there!