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Planning for 2017

January 4, 2017

The OES executive met on Tuesday January 3rd, to review past activities and plan for the future.

Left to right Ene Tikovt, Tõnu Onu, Urve Mundi, Liisa Kauri, Enel Rummel Onu, Margus Aruja, Liisa Pent, Jaan Ranne.

Left to right Ene Tikovt, Tõnu Onu, Urve Mundi, Liisa Kauri, Enel Rummel Onu, Margus Aruja, Liisa Pent, Jaan Ranne.

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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

Our new logo

January 25, 2009

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Annual general meeting

January 24, 2009
The Ottawa Estonian Society will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Saturday January 24th at 4:00 p.m. at the Latvian Church on 83 Main Street.
In addition to giving an overview of our activities in 2008, this year we will have elections for our executive.  For 2009 we will require candidates for two positions, namely for President and Secretary.  We would like to ask you for your help in filling these positions.  If you are interested in being a candidate, please take contact with Mark Olo at (613) 233-0283 or markolo@rogers.com.

We hope that all members, and those that would like to become members, will be able to attend. Your help in bringing potluck snacks along would be much appreciated!

Annual General meeting

January 24, 2008

The Annual General Meeting of the Ottawa Estonian Society will be held on Saturday January 26th. We will meet at the Latvian Church, 83 Main Street at 3 p.m. We plan to give an overview of our activities in 2007, followed by a showing of the Estonian film classic “Mehed ei nuta” (Men Don’t Cry) with snacks and coffee.We hope that all members, and those that would like to become members, will be able to attend and to discuss future activities for 2008. Your help in bringing potluck snacks along would be much appreciated!

“Mehed ei nuta” (Estonian for “Men don’t cry”) is an Estonian movie released in 1968, directed by Sulev Nõmmik and written by himself and Enn Vetemaa. A group of people suffering from sleeplessness are, under the guise of a resort, moved to a peninsula and subjected to work therapy. When they realise the deception, they attempt to leave the fake resort, with hilarious consequences.