Archive for November, 2015

Ottawa Film Festival Début of Legacy of the Cold War

November 18, 2015



An Ottawa Film Festival Début

Presented in partnership with the Diefenbunker: Canada’s Cold War Museum, Sheptytsky Institute of Eastern Christian Studies, St. Paul University, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Embassy of Ukraine, The National Film Board of Canada, Ukrainian National Federation (UNF Ottawa-Gatineau), Latvian National Federation in Canada, and Baltic Federation in Canada.

Friday, November 27, 2015 7:00 PM

Ekskursante (The Excursionist)

Lithuania, 2013, 110 minutes

Director: Audrius Juzenas,


Saturday, November 28, 2015 7:00PM

The Sweetest Embrace: Return to Afghanistan
Canada, 2008, 74 minutes

Director: Najeeb Mirza,

Meet the Director in Person


Sunday, November 29, 2015 7:00PM

The Guide

Ukraine, 2014

Director: Oles Sanin,

Premiere screening in Ottawa of this award winning production

St. Paul University Amphitheatre

223 Main Street, Ottawa

** (metered parking available on North side of building or on side streets)

Special appreciation for their contribution to the success of this festival to: Rev. Peter Galadza, Tomas Margaitis, Nadia Vozdigan, Najeeb Mirza, Henriette Riegel, Megan Lafrenière, Hugo Lāma, Jānis Zariņš… 



Christmas Church Service & Jõulupuu 2015

November 14, 2015
This year the Estonian Christmas Church Service will take place on Saturday, Dec. 19th , at the Latvian Peace Ev. Lutheran Church, corner of Main and Lees.    The service will be followed by our traditional Christmas family Jõulupuu.  More details forthcoming soon …

Curly Strings performing in Ottawa

November 14, 2015

On November 27that  8:00 p.m. there will be a performance by CURLY STRINGS – voted last year’s most successful musical ensemble in Estonia.

The band will perform at the SAW Gallery’s annual fundraiser, and they will take the stage twice during the evening. The event is in collaboration with the Estonian Embassy in Ottawa and the SAW Gallery.         

Note: if you buy a ticket at the door, admission is $5 and proceeds will go to SAW Gallery. Tickets purchased through the Embassy cost $10 and all proceeds go to the band. Please contact the Embassy: 1 (613) 789-4222,

Follow the attachment and the link to see and hear more about the band.