Archive for the ‘General news’ Category

Metsaulikool 2017 august

April 1, 2017

Metsaulikool is celebrating its 50th anniversary…. more info :  http://www.eesti.ca/mu

Kas suve plaanid tegematta? 19 kuni 26 august toimib Kotkajärvel Metsaülikool ja tähistab 50et juubelit. Kui on Ottawast huvilisi, palun teatage Seltsi juhtkonna liikmele. Kambaga oleks tore minna!

Interested in attending Metsaulikool ? Fun to participate as a group from Ottawa? Please let us know.

Ski Outing Cancelled

March 11, 2017

The Gatineau Park Ski Outing that was scheduled for tomorrow Sunday, March 12 has been cancelled due to poor snow conditions.

Capital Chamber Choir Concert

March 5, 2017

This concert featuring music by the late Estonian Veljo Tormis will take place on
Saturday March 11, at 8:00 p.m.
Location: St. Joseph’s Church, 151 Laurier Ave. East, Ottawa.
The concert will feature choral music from Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Australia and the United States.
Tickets:
$25 general admission,
$15 students;
$5 advance purchase discount at The Leading Note (370 Elgin Street, Ottawa), online (capitalchamberchoir.ca) or from choristers.
Choir website

Working in, Moving to and Living in Estonia opportunities

June 11, 2015

There are good Engish-speaking job opportunities now in Estonia.

For information on Working In, Moving To and Living In Estonia, the official website is

www.workinestonia.com

Gentleman seeks help from OES

April 25, 2015
A gentleman has contacted the OES for help.  He is writing the biography of the former Dutch consul-general in Estonia, Mr Eugen-Gerhard Lukk (born July 1891).
Mr. Lukk was appointed 1930 and had the position until the Soviet occupation of Estonia. He was forced to close his consulate. Alledgedly he was deported in 1941 and nothing was heard of him since then. He had five children with Mrs Erika Lukk-Mahlström, probably an Estonian-Swedish lady who already died in 1931. The children were: Jüri (Georges), Gerhard, Gerda, Elisabeth and Maret. All lived in Tallinn. Maret must have been born before 1931.
By chance  a digital article was found in the Ottawa Evening Citizen dated 17 May 1952. It mentions that Miss Maret Lukk married Norman McLeod that day. He wonders if the mentioned Maret Lukk is / was one of the daughters of the former Dutch consul-general. If so he would like to have contract with her of offspring to find out if they could tell me more about the former consul-general and his consular secretary Mrs (Edith Irmgard?) Lepin (born app. 1883??; née Treuhoff; widow of Erich Leeping?). Mr Lukk once (in the 1930-ies) had a business interest in the Canadian oil industry as well.
Please respond to the blog if you can help this gentleman with his research.

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!

Quo Vadis Ottawa Estonian Society

January 12, 2015

All Ottawa Estonians and friends are invited to attend a meeting regarding the Society’s future activities that is to be held

Friday January 16, 2015 6:00 p.m.

at
Da Santino Restaurant, 1491 Merivale Rd. (south of Baseline, east of Clyde)

Please RSVP to Tõnu Onu – telephone: (819) 682-9352
– e-mail: onu.tonu@gmail.com

There will be a brainstorming session to discuss people’s interests regarding the Ottawa Estonian Society. The meeting is scheduled for January 16th, dinner starts at 6:00 p.m. Food may be ordered from a limited version of the restaurant menu (www.dasantino.com). Brainstorming session is set for 7:00 p.m.

We would appreciate receiving your thoughts in advance of the meeting.

Over the last few years the Ottawa Estonian Society has been relatively quiet on the activity front. The executive’s only two members, Margus and Ene, have valiantly kept the Society afloat, but we cannot expect two people alone to do so for long and keep the Society active. The activities of the Estonian Embassy in Ottawa have been impressive and deserve our gratitude, but the prime responsibility of the Embassy, understandably, is focused on the development of relations with Canada. We cannot expect the Embassy to be the initiator and main organizer of activities for the local Estonian community. Therefore, it is time to discuss the expectations of Ottawa’s Estonians and their friends regarding the Society and who among us are ready to undertake and organize activities. The possibilities are many, as long as there is interest, desire and energy.

Some suggestions

· A kids group to introduce the Estonian language, songs and traditions
· Introduction of Estonian culture through films, lectures, presentations, etc.
· Cooperation between the Estonian Church and the Society
· Jaanipäev festivities,
· Participation with the Montreal Estonian Society: Lättemae, Jaanipäev, etc.
· Men’s social beer evenings with ladies
· Ladies’ social wine evenings with gentlemen (men from beer evenings turn into gentlemen at wine evenings)
· Group outings
· Social lunches or suppers at restaurants
· Activities with Latvian and Lithuanian communities

Adieu to Riho

July 6, 2013

RIHO KRUUV Charge d’Affaires for the Estonian Embassy in Ottawa, is leaving Ottawa at the end of July. Come and join us to say farewell –
Date: Monday, July 29th, 2013
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Where: The Fox & Feather Pub and Grill, 283 Elgin St., (just south of Somerset St.) Third floor.
Food can be ordered from their menu.
http://www.foxandfeather.ca/index.html

Come to wish Riho well as he returns to Estonia.

Please RSVP to
email: tikovt@rogers.com
tel: 613-226-3680

Estonian President T. H. Ilves and First Lady in Ottawa

May 9, 2013
Lucy Turk


Lucy Turk waiting to present OES bouquet to Estonia’s First Lady. (Photo by E. Tikovt )

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(Photo by E. Tikovt)

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(© Photo by Ülle Baum)

For a complete photo album of the President’s visit to Canada go here and click on Fotoalbum.

ERR now in English

August 16, 2010

Estonian Public Broadcasting (ERR) online news is now available in English on the Internet at http://news.err.ee/

To see a note from the editor, Scott Diel, go to http://news.err.ee/4848cddb-2a06-48a4-a03e-1a4b3b8e5775