Archive for the ‘General news’ Category

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.

Contact:

https://artofwhere.com/artists/stephanieraudsepp/accessories/face-covering/3480512

Enjoy the rest of the summer.

 

New CD by Jan Järvlepp

June 24, 2020

Our community musician and composer, Jan Järvlepp, has released a new CD  Concerto 2000: Caliente, which will come on sale on Friday, June 26.

Here is a link to hear an excerpt from the CD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_Ur16Qtl4o

COVID-19 in our community

April 1, 2020

We hope everyone is staying safe and healthy given these challenging and uncertain times.  The Estonian Central Council in Canada (EKN) is leading an outreach initiative of Estonians supporting and helping other Estonians, by reaching out to members of our community that need help or those that can offer help.

Are there any members of our Ottawa Estonian community that should not or cannot get out to shop for groceries and the like?
Are you someone that could assist those in quarantine or self-isolation with food delivery or other support?

If you need help or can help, please contact our local EKN member Paul Läänemets at 613-505-9777 or via e-mail at: estoniancentralcouncil@gmail.com

 

Annual General meeting

February 21, 2020

OES AGM 2020

OES Membership

April 8, 2019

The dues for membership in the OES are set at $20/individual or family per year. Funds collected are used to subsidize our activities such as the Christmas party, or Jaanipäev, and support other Estonian initiatives in Ottawa of behalf of the Society.
Payments can be made by e-transfer to our 2019 treasurer Mario Oimet at
mario.oimet@gmail.com
or by cheque payable to Ottawa Estonian Society and mailed to Mario at
24-521 Boul Wilfrid Lavigne, Gatineau, QC J9H 6R4
Please include your Name, Address (optional), E-mail address, Telephone#.

New OES executive

March 29, 2019

At the general meeting of the Ottawa Estonian Society on Saturday January 26, 2019, a new executive was confirmed. They are:
Tõnu Onu President
Jaan Ranne Secretary
Margus Aruja
Liia Howe
Liisa Kauri
Mario Oimet
Enel Rummel Onu
Liisa Pent
We wish to express our sincere thanks to Ene Tikovt, and Urve Mundi, who both have devoted much time and energy over the years to the Society and have now left the executive. Also deserving of much gratitude is Margus Aruja, who for many years has filled the role of President.
The members of the executive look forward to comments and help of the Society members regarding the Society’s activities.

Annual General Meeting 2019

January 22, 2019

Our Annual General Meeting will be held on Saturday 26 January, 2019 at Ben Franklin Place in the Centrepointe Library meeting room, beginning at 2 PM. After the meeting we will be showing the Estonian/French film “An Estonian Lady in Paris” with English subtitles.

Artist from Estonia

November 4, 2018

Artist Peeter Laurits will be giving a talk at Enriched Bread Artists in Ottawa  on Tuesday, November 6, 2018 at 7 PM,  at 951 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa.

Peeter Laurits artist, graphic designer & photographer (http://www.peeterlaurits.com/en), an extremely gifted multi-media artist, will be giving a talk about his works and development as an artist.

Read about him in the Hamilton Spectator article here:

https://www.thespec.com/whatson-story/8645091-hamilton-planting-an-artistic-seed-in-the-baltic/

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