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Summer greetings!

July 24, 2020

Hope everyone is healthy and enjoying summer, either close to home or a bit further out. If circumstances allow, the Society will organize an event in the fall.

In the meantime, to protect yourself and others, there is an opportunity to buy masks with Estonian colours, handcrafted by Stephanie Raudsepp of Montreal.


Enjoy the rest of the summer.


Eric Tamm presents

December 3, 2010

Talk and Slide Show on Trekking the Silk Road and China’s Rise
on Wednesday, December 8th, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
at the Ottawa Public Library, 120 Metcalfe Street

Join author, adventurer and son of an Estonian refuge, Eric Enno Tamm for a talk and slide show about his latest book, “The Horse That Leaps through Clouds: A Tale of Espionage, the Silk Road and the Rise of Modern China.” He’ll be giving a fascinating talk and vivid slide show with photographs, maps and charts about how he retraced the epic journey of a Russian spy, Gustaf Mannerheim, who trekked from St. Petersburg to Beijing a century ago along the Silk Road.
Questions and discussion with the audience will follow and signed books will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit

Mark your calenders for Octoberfest 2010!

August 16, 2010

Baltic Friends invites you to the 6th Baltic Oktoberfest Saturday, October 16, 2010, with dancing to the Edelweiss Band at the Maple Leaf Almrausch Club. Further details will be forthcoming shortly.

Summer Brunch

June 29, 2008

This year’s OES summer brunch will once again be held chez Aruja on Saturday 5 July at 11AM.  Last year’s pot luck format worked very well, so this year will be the same. For those who are planning to come, please respond to one of the email addresses, and we’ll sort out who bring what in due course. The pool is open!

The address is:
3 Appaloosa Dr in Kanata;

Spring events

April 22, 2008
  1. Emadepäeva jumalateenistus toimub laupäeval, 10. mail kell 3 peale lõunat (15:00) Martin Lutheri (Saksa) kirikus, 499 Preston Street (Prestoni ja Carlingu nurgal). Jutluse peab õpetaja Kalle Kadakas Torontost. Orelil teenib hr. Dietrich Kiesewalter. Vahetult teenistusele järgneb kiriku saalis emade austamine. Palume lahkelt kõiki emasid ja lapsi osalema! Pärast teenistust naudime kohvi, teed või limonaadi ja laulame päevakohaseid laule. Kaasa võib kutsuda nii sõpru kui ka tuttavaid! Nagu ikka nii ka seekord on osalejate panus einelauale väga teretulnud.
  2. MES koostöös OES-ga korraldavad 31. mail Lättemäel talgud, et koristada ja valmistada ette koht jaanipäevaks! Kõik abikäed on oodatud!
  3. 1. aprillist on avatud tänavune Välisministeeriumi Eestit tutvustav viktoriin. Palume ka seekord, et saadaksite teavet viktoriini toimumisest oma välisriikide sõpradele ja kolleegidele. Auhinnad on osalemist väärt! Viktoriini tutvustamiseks võib kasutada allpool olevat e-kaarti. Viktoriin asub aadressil ja on avatud 1. aprillist – 31. maini. Viktoriini lehele viivad viidad saatkonna ingliskeelselt kodulehelt ja teiste saatkondade kodulehtedelt.

Calendar of upcoming events for 2008

February 21, 2008

March 2nd,  7pm. Library and Archives Canada auditorium. The Baltic Film Festival. Estonia will be represented by the film “Sügisball” (2007) – won the Orrizonti award at the Venice International Film Festival for new trends in cinema for full-length films.

31. mai – Talgud Lättemäel koos MESiga May 31th – Clean-up at Lättemäe (Dalesville, Quebec) with the Montreal Estonian Society  in preparation for St. John’s Day 
21. juuni
 – Jaanipäev Lättemäel June 21st – St. John’s Day (Midsummer’s Eve) festivities at Lättemäe   


3. juuli – ESTuudio koori kontsert, Tabaret Hall, Ottawa Ülikool  July 3rd – ESTuudio Choir, Tabaret Hall, University of Ottawa
 – Veinituur  September – Wine Tour (location to be determined) 

October – Baltic Octoberfest Party

November – Euroopa Liidu Filmifestival November – European Union Film Festival 

Detsember – Jõulupidu  December – Christmas Church Service and Party

Concert in Montreal

January 29, 2008

Mark your calendars! Armas Maiste, a member of the Ottawa Estonian Society will be performing In Montreal to commemorate Estonian Independence Day.Concert:

90th Anniversary of Estonian Independence Day
Armas Maiste, piano
February 23, 2008 at 16h00
Oscar Peterson Concert Hall, Concordia University, Loyola Campus
Free admission – all are welcome!
Works by: Lemba, Chopin, Debussy, Schubert,
& various jazz pieces by W.C. Handy, J.P. Johnson and Oscar Peterson

Annual General meeting

January 24, 2008

The Annual General Meeting of the Ottawa Estonian Society will be held on Saturday January 26th. We will meet at the Latvian Church, 83 Main Street at 3 p.m. We plan to give an overview of our activities in 2007, followed by a showing of the Estonian film classic “Mehed ei nuta” (Men Don’t Cry) with snacks and coffee.We hope that all members, and those that would like to become members, will be able to attend and to discuss future activities for 2008. Your help in bringing potluck snacks along would be much appreciated!

“Mehed ei nuta” (Estonian for “Men don’t cry”) is an Estonian movie released in 1968, directed by Sulev Nõmmik and written by himself and Enn Vetemaa. A group of people suffering from sleeplessness are, under the guise of a resort, moved to a peninsula and subjected to work therapy. When they realise the deception, they attempt to leave the fake resort, with hilarious consequences.

Calendar of events Nov., Dec. 2007 & Jan. 2008

November 16, 2007

November 24, 2007, 7 p.m. – Library and Archives Canada, Auditorium, 395 Wellington Street – “186 Kilometres,” Estonian film at the European Union Film Festival, 

December 15, 2007, 3 p.m. – Christmas Church Service and get-together with potluck at the German Evangelical Martin Luther Church, 499 Preston Street.

December 22, 2007, 11 a.m. – Estonian Embassy of Ottawa sponsored concert with soprano Aile Asszonyi and tenor Mati Turi from Estonia at Peace Latvian Lutheran Church, 83 Main Street.

December 31, 2007 – New Year’s Eve Party Montreal, Montreal Estonian Society,

January 19, 2008, 4 p.m. – Ottawa Estonian Society Annual General Meeting and Film Night