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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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Armas Maiste Concert

February 27, 2018

Our “Grand Old Man of piano’ will be giving a concert:

Sunday March 11 at 2:00 p.m.
Christ Church, 101 Symmes, Aylmer (Gatineau)

Tickets at the door, $15.

A great opportunity to hear classical and jazz piano pieces by Armas. The concert will be followed by a reception. We look forward to seeing all music lovers and fans of Armas.

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

Republic of Estonia celebrates 100 in Ottawa

February 3, 2018

All Estonians and friends of Estonia are invited to join us in celebrating the Republic of Estonia’s 100th birthday.
At 9 a.m. on Saturday, February 24th, we will raise the Estonian national flag in front of Ottawa City Hall, 110 Laurier Avenue W.
Join us to sing the anthem and mark this significant milestone.
After the flag is hoisted, everyone is invited to the Embassy (260 Dalhousie St, Suite 210) for celebratory refreshments.
 

Christmas Church service and Jõulupuu

November 25, 2017

This year’s Christmas church service and Jõulupuu will be held on Saturday December 16th. More details forthcoming soon.

Estonian work of art looking for home

March 8, 2017

A work of art by a talented Estonian/Canadian artist: Aarne Hans Vahtra (1940-2011) who was very active in the Toronto Estonian community is for sale.
See images below. Asking price is $400.00 .
For more information please contact Moshe Dobner (Markham, ON), tel # : 905 294 8482 or email: m.dobner@rogers.com



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

Gatineau Park Ski Outing

March 2, 2017

This is to invite everyone to participate in an OES ski outing on Sunday, March 12. We will be meeting at 10:30 a.m. at Parking Lot 19 (P19), at the north end of Lac Phillippe. To get there, take Highway 5 north, exiting onto Highway 366 (west, towards Masham) and then turn left into Gatineau Park–you’ll be required to pay a small trail fee.
 
We’ll be skiing along trail 50 for about 4 kilometres and then taking trail 55 to Renaud Cabin; for those who wish to ski farther, we’ll make arrangements at P19. These trails are scenic and beautiful, and easy to ski. Bring your lunch and drinks and maybe something extra to share–we’ll all be at Renaud Cabin by 12:00 noon.
 
Please register (e-mail: onu.tonu@gmail.com or phone 613 234 8022) if you are coming. Look forward to seeing everyone!

Tastes of Estonia at the Sante Restaurant

February 13, 2015

NOW SOLD OUT

The Estonian Embassy in Ottawa and Sante Restaurant present Tastes of Estonia – an evening of Estonian culture and cuisine

on Tuesday, February 24th at 6 pm

Guests are invited to celebrate Estonia’s National Day through the exploration of culture and cuisine.

Ambassador of Estonia, Gita Kalmet,  welcomes guests to enjoy a 6 course tasting menu prepared by Estonian Celebrity Chef, food writer, photographer and winner of Chopped Canada 2014, Paul Lillakas, who will be joining us from Toronto to celebrate this special day.  Paul loves the rooted nature of traditional Estonian Cuisine, but he has found a great passion in fusing some of the classics into surprising new tastes and textures.

Renowned Estonian pianist Armas Maiste will be entertaining guests during dinner. His impressive musical career spans many decades and transcends genres, from classical to jazz.

Treat yourself and a friend to an evening of Estonian fare!

$55 pp

Reservations: 613-241-7113 or  santerestaurant.com

In collaboration with the Diplomatic Community, Donna Holtom, owner of Santé Restaurant and Art Gallery, has launched a monthly series of Embassy Dinners – Seeds of Diversity.  The Cultural experience will be a celebration of global cuisine enjoyed in the spirit of community.

Post-Loppet Party

February 4, 2015

Over 20 skiers from Estonia will be participating in the Gatineau Loppet this year. As we have done several times in the past, we have planned a get-together to greet our visitors and share an evening of post-racing fun at 5PM on Sunday 15 February at The Fox and Feather Pub on the corner of Elgin and Somerset Street.
We will have a private room with our own bar.
http://www.foxandfeather.ca/

Hope to see everyone there!