Archive for the ‘Baltic event’ Category

Black Ribbon Day 2016

August 27, 2016

Black Ribbon Day service will take place

Sunday, August 28, 2016    at 6:00PM

at the

Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 0J3


1- Service with Community Prayers.

2- Post-service gathering and presentation in community hall:

3- Documentary film: Outside the Sphere

(Outside The Sphere examines the history of the Baltic communities in North America: the tyranny they narrowly escaped; the trials they faced in building new lives in the West; and the serious present day regional challenges they face.)

Black Ribbon Day 2016 in Ottawa is a joint commemoration presented by the Belarusian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Ukrainian Communities.


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… 


Black Ribbon Day

August 6, 2015

Please join us to mark

Black Ribbon Day in Ottawa

Sunday, August 23, 2015

St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine

952 Green Valley Crescent

(off Prince of Wales and Baseline)

6:30 pm – Memorial Service

(to remember the victims of Soviet Communist and Nazi tyranny)

7:00 pm – Program with Keynote Speaker

7:30 pm – Light Refreshments

Black Ribbon Day in Ottawa is part of a National Day of Remembrance in Canada to mark the anniversary of the infamous 1939 Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact between the Soviet Union and Nazi Germany that directly led to the occupation of most of Central and Eastern Europe, Finland and the Baltic States and the slaughter and oppression of tens of millions.

It is coordinated by the Central and Eastern European Council of Canada in collaboration with the Belarusian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Ukrainian communities.

As we mark this day we should also remember the men, women and children in Ukraine, North Korea, Syria, Iraq, Africa and other parts of the world who continue to face violence and repression from totalitarian regimes and dehumanizing ideologies.

Black Ribbon Day 2014

August 9, 2014

Sel aastal Mustalindi päev tähistab 75a. Molotov-Ribbentrop’I lepingu allakirjutamisest.
Ottawa üritus leiab asset:
Laupäeval 23’dal augustil kell 7 p.l.
St.John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine,
952 Green Valley Crescent,
Peakõnelejaks on Parlamendi liige Mr. Tom Lukiwiski
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the signing of the notorious Molotov-Ribbentrop Treaty.
A remembrance service will take place on Saturday August 23rd at 7 p.m..
at the St. John the Baptist Ukrainian Catholic Shrine,
952 Green Valley Cres., off of Prince of Wales, north of Heron Road.
The keynote speaker will be Member of Parliament Mr. Tom Lukiwiski

We hope to see a good turnout from the Estonian community.

Art Show in Montreal

December 14, 2013

Uus kunsti näitus on avatud Viva Vida Galleriis Pointe Claire linna osas Montrealis, kus hiljuti leidis aset Balti Ühingu kunsti näitus. See kord oli nätius avatud laiemale kunstnikude ühiskonnale ja valitude hulka said eesti päritoluga kunstnikud Elvi Kannelmäe-Edwards Ottawa-Gatineau rajoonist, Ann Kallaste-Kruzelecky ja Hille Viires Montrealist. Nätius avati laupäeval 7 detsember ja kestab kuni laupäev 25 jaanuar 2014.

A new art show has opened at the Viva Vida Gallery in Pointe Claire in Montreal, where the Baltic Art Association show took place recently. This time the show was open to a broader artists’ community and among those selected were Estonian origin artists Elvi Kannelmäe-Edwards from Ottawa-Gatineau, Ann Kallaste-Kruzelecky and Hille Viires from Montreal. The show opened on Saturday December 7 and runs until Saturday January 25, 2014.

Film evening

September 20, 2012

Latvian Heritage Society of Ottawa presents:
Guest speaker: Lelde Neimane, representative of the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, will give an introduction and show the film, „Latvian Deportations March 25, 1949. Away From Home” (in Latvian with English sub-titles)
Monday, 24 September, at 7:00 pm

Peace Latvian Lutheran Church, Assembly hall
83 Main Street (at Lees)
Coffee and refreshments
Admission: by donation starting with $5 for the Museum of the Occupation of Latvia.

Baltic Artists Exhibit in Montreal

September 15, 2012

The Baltic Artists Association of Montreal’s 10th anniversary Exhibition of paintings and photography, opens Sept. 21 and continues until Sept. 28, 2012. A number of Montreal-based artists of Estonian heritage are participating.
The opening is Friday, September 21, 6-9PM, Atelier Quartz, 51 Westminster North, Montreal West, Qc, H4X 1Y8.
For more information –

Baltic Way Discussion

November 15, 2011

The Centre for European Studies, in cooperation with the Embassies of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania invite you to a panel discussion and photo exhibition

The Baltic Way that Moved the World: 20 Years After

The Panel: The Chairs of Foreign Affairs Committees of Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

Mr. Marko Mihkelson (Estonia)

Mr. Romualds Razuks (Latvia)

Mr. Emanuelis Zingeris (Lithuania)

Moderator: The Honourable Peter Milliken, former Speaker, House of Commons

Senate Room, 6th Floor, Robertson Hall, Carleton University

December 1st , 11:00am – 1:30pm

For more information, please click here.

** Coffee & refreshments, and viewing of the photos, starting at 10:00am

The event is supported, in part, by a grant from the European Commission. For information contact: or 613 520-2600, ext. 1087.

Mardi Gras Evening

February 27, 2011

The Lithuanian Canadian Community (Ottawa Chapter) is organizing a Mardi Gras evening on Saturday, March 12, 5:30 p.m. at the Peace Latvian Lutheran Church Hall, 83 Main St. (corner of Lees and Main St.)
Evening program includes:
▪ Dance instruction/demonstration. Cha Cha and Tango (optional Rumba)
▪ Pot luck. Bring traditional Shrove Tuesday foods and your favourite refreshments!
Join your Lithuanian friends for a fun MARDI GRAS evening
▪ Dance – your own style with opportunity to practice cha cha and tango
P.S. Prize for the best mask! ☺
Come one! Come all! Bring your friends!!! Kids are welcome – Special table and treats for them
This is a pot luck social – NO admission fee!
Bring your own food and drinks
Contact Loreta
Tel: 613-270-0791 (evening)

Art Show

October 19, 2010

The Ottawa Latvian Art Show takes place

Saturday, 23 October 1:00 – 6:00 pm and
Sunday, 24 October 12:00 – 2:00 pm, at the
Peace Latvian Lutheran Church, 83 Main (at Lees)
> paintings, photos, fabrics, crafts, etc.
> Mingling with artists and art lovers
> enlightening for young and old
> 1:30 pm reception and unveiling
> live music
> coffee and refreshments
> admission free, donations welcome