Archive for the ‘General news’ Category

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

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.

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