Archive for the ‘General news’ Category

Erich Järvlepp 1925-2018

July 7, 2018

Longtime OES member Erich Järvlepp died recently at the age of 93.  He was very active in both the Estonian and Finnish communities in Ottawa. He is survived by his son Jan and other family members.  Newspaper obituary notice can be found here.

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Estonian Prime Minister in Ottawa

May 25, 2018

The Prime Minister of Estonia, Jüri Ratas, will be in Ottawa for one day with a very full schedule. On Monday May 28 at 2:00 p.m., the Prime Minister will lay a wreath at the War Memorial on Confederation Square. There will be a bit of time to greet the Prime Minister. We look forward to seeing many of you there.

Estonia at Ben Franklin Place

February 5, 2018


To commemorate its 100th anniversary of independence, a display featuring Estonia has been set up in the foyer of Ben Franklin Place, 101 Centrepointe Dr., Ottawa, and will remain there for the month of February.
On Saturday February 10th there will be a presentation on Estonia at the Centrepointe Library. More info can be found here –
https://biblioottawalibrary.ca/en/event/estonian-indepedence

Põhjala Brewery beer in Montreal

February 4, 2018

1st Estonian Beer Fest in Canada will be held at le Saint-Bock Brasserie Artisanale 1749 St-Denis St. in Montreal, February 23rd to 28th, 2018 to coincide with Estonia’s National Independence Day. A large selection of beers from the Põhjala Brewery in Estonia will be available.
https://pohjalabeer.com/
 
C’est avec plaisir que le Saint-Bock vous présente, pour la première fois au Canada, la brasserie Põhjala de l’Estonie. Un événement à ne pas manquer qui coïncidera avec la fête nationale de l’Estonie le 24 février prochain. Venez découvrir les saveurs uniques ce merveilleux pays bordant la mer baltique.
 Venez déguster
1- Põhjala CocoBänger, 12,5% – Impérial stout à la noix de coco avec café Caturra du Costa Rica
RATEBEER 100
2e meilleure bière de l’Estonie
 2- Põhjala Jõuluöö, 8% – Impérial porter vanille chocolat vieilli en fût de chêne.
RATEBEER 99
 3- Põhjala Talveöö, 9% – Baltic Porter vanille et cardamome
RATEBEER 98
 4- Põhjala Öö, 10,5% – Impériale Baltic Porter
RATEBEER 98
 5- Põhjala Must Kuld, 7,8% -Porter
RATEBEER 99
 6- Põhjala / To Øl Cellar Series – Taanilinn Imperial stout vieillie en fût de Cognac – 14%
RATEBEER 100 / Meilleure bière de l’Estonie
 7- Põhjala Cellar Series – Cowboy Breakfast stout, 12,5%
RATEBEER 99

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!