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Another successful summer brunch at the Aruja’s

July 5, 2015






Ottawa Estonian Society Summer Brunch

June 12, 2015

The Aruja family is opening the doors to its home for a brunch to greet summer properly on

Sunday,  June 21 at 11:00 a.m.


3 Appaloosa Drive, Kanata

The hosts will be offering barbecued sausages and chicken along with a selection of other meat and bread varieties.

In the spirit of potluck, please bring a salad, dessert or whatever you might wish, including any alcoholic beverages.

Please advise what you are bringing to avoid having ten kringels on the table. 


Jaanipäev 2010

May 31, 2010

Laupäeval, 26. juun‘il Montreal Eesti Selts, koos Ottawa Eesti Seltsiga, korraldab jaanipäev Lättemäel, algusega kell 11 päeval. Lipu heiskamine kell 12:00. Tulge ja veetke ilusa päeva maal, sööme koos lõunaeinet (lunch), kohtame vanu sõpru ja teeme õhtul jaanituld. Jaanipäevale tulijate hulgas on Peeter Kopvillem, kes tuleb oma kitarriga koos laulikutega ja kelle meeldiv hääl on tuntud meile kõigile.
Lõuna on MESi poolt, aga Ottawa osalejad on palutud tuua magustoitu. Palun teatage Margus Arujale kui kavatsete jaanipäevale minna, ja tema saadab numbrid edasi Montreali Eesti Seltsile enne 19. juuni. Õhtusöök on omal viisil. Kohapeal on müügil õlu, või siis võtke ise oma joogid kaasa.

Laagriplats on avatud kõigile telkimiseks, kes soovivad jääda üleöö.


Saturday, June 26th the Montreal Estonian Society and the Ottawa Estonian Society are planning Jaanipäev festivities at Lättemäe beginning at 11:00 am. Flag raising is at 12:00 noon. Come spend the day in the country at Lättemäe and join us for lunch, relaxation, some good old fashioned Estonian music and sing-alongs with Peeter Kopvillem and a traditional campfire.

There is no charge for lunch (donations accepted), and Ottawa participants are asked to bring a contribution to the dessert table. Please register with Margus Aruja by emailing before June 19. Supper is on your own, so bring along a cooler. Õlu will be available or bring your own beverages.

Overnight camping is available for anyone who wishes to stay the night.

More information

Jaanipäev 2010 at Lättemäe

May 17, 2010
The Montreal Estonian Society is celebrating Jaanipäev 
at Lättemäe on
Saturday, June 26, 2010.  All Ottawa Estonians are invited.
The featured guest is singer/songwriter Peeter Kopvillem.
Lunch and libations will be provided.

In preparation, LÄTTEMÄE TALGUD have been set for 
Saturday, May 29, 2010
starting at 10:00 am - Rain or shine.
Tasks include :
clean up fallen trees and brush, build a big fire, tidy paths, 
clean kitchen and
other outbuildings, clean up swimming area, etc.
Items to bring include :
Clippers, lawn mowers, weed wackers, work gloves, bug repellant, 
chain or hand saws ...

Please R.S.V.P. directly to the MES since they need to know 
how many to cook for:  or call  (514) 489-9714

Also posted on the MES website

Jaanipaev 2008

June 29, 2008

Close to 50 people turned out for Jaanipaev which was celebrated jointly with the Montreal Estonian Society at Lattemae on Saturday June 21.  The day was comprised of a wonderful meal, volleyball playing, friendly socializing, sauna, a wild mushroom foray, entertainment by Andres Raudsepp and an evening bonfire. A small number of mosquitos and deer flies attended as well.











Jaanipaeva talgud at Lattemae

June 11, 2008

Male trio

Armas Maiste, Karl Raudsepp and Eero Tae enjoy a laugh together

Group photo

Despite the weather a brave group of souls from Montreal and Ottawa came together to prepare Lattemae for the upcoming Jaanipaeva festivities.  From left to right, front row: Samuel Schlik, Mark Olo, Tuuli Olo, Renee Olo.  Second row: Susan Chapman-Aruja, Karl Raudsepp, Ingrid Tark, Ene Tikovt, Eve Oiglane-Schlik. Back row: Margus Aruja, Tonu Onu, Eero Tae.  Missing from the photo are Elvi Edwards, Merike Olo, Armas Maiste & Margit Viia-Maiste.