Archive for the ‘Baltic event’ Category

Bright Nights: Baltic-Nordic Film Festival

January 31, 2020

This year, the festival will run from Wednesday, February 19th – Wednesday, February 26th and will be held in the Alma Duncan Salon of the beautiful Ottawa Art Gallery (10 Daly Ave).

On Wednesday,  Feb. 19 @ 7pm, the Estonian film, Take It Or Leave It, a story about a regular blue-collar man navigating single parenthood for the first time, will be screened. Click here for more details

Complete information on the festival, films, and tickets can be found on the Canadian Film Institute’s website.

The Baltic Way 30th anniversary

September 9, 2019

Baltic States Centennial Concert

October 16, 2018

The Capital Chamber Choir,

in collaboration with the Latvian, Estonian, and Lithuanian Embassies to Canada,

present:“A Baltic Celebration” Tuesday, October 23, 2018 – 7:00 pm
National Gallery of Canada, Auditorium Hall
*This is a closed event by invitation only*

We will have a dress rehearsal open to the public on:

Monday, October 22 – 7:00pm
St. Joseph’s Parish, Ottawa
Admission by donation

Baltic Unity Day

September 5, 2018

Come together on Parliament Hill to mark the annual Baltic Unity Day at 9.00 o’clock on the morning of Thursday, the 20th of September, 2018.

We launched this tradition on 22nd September 2016. The presence of all three Baltic States leaves a good impression of mutual support and solidarity. It will not take much time but it means a lot, and even more at a moment when Canada is exerting such strong efforts on behalf of Baltic Sea security and promotion of trade and business with Europe.

Starting at 8.50 a.m., gather on the left side of the back of the green when facing the main Parliament Building. Bring small national flags to wave and readiness to sing national songs and anthems of the Baltic States joined by the voices of members of our local communities from in and around Ottawa.

Looking forward to see you there!

Black Ribbon Day Commemoration

August 26, 2018

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.