Get-together with Estonian Skiers

February 8, 2017

As in previous years, there will be 10 skiers from Estonia coming to the Gatineau Loppet.  Races will take place on Saturday and Sunday February 18 and 19.  A get-together is being organized on Saturday evening and all are invited. The Brasseur du Temps Pub-Bistro is located in downtown Gatineau in Old Hull at 170 rue Montcalm.  The link is:
http://www.brasseursdutemps.com/en/

Saturday February 18, 5:30 p.m.
 
Please contact either
Tõnu Saidla (613) 234-8022, tony.saidla@gmail.com  or
Tõnu Onu (819) 682-9352, onu.tonu@gmail.com
no later than Thursday February 16, to let us know if you’re coming so we can reserve for the appropriate number at the Bistro.

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Bright Nights: The 7th Baltic-Nordic Film Festival

January 29, 2017

This year’s Bright Nights Film Festival will screen the Estonian animation film
Lotte ja Kuukivi Saladus (Lotte and the Moonstone Secret)
Heiki Ernits, Janno Poldma  •  Estonia  •  2011  •  75 min
on Saturday, February 18, 2017, 2:00 pm, at the River Building Theatre, Carleton University
For ticket information:
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showevent&id=171&Itemid=1688
For film description and trailer:
http://www.cfi-icf.ca/index.php?option=com_cfi&task=showscreening&id=1207&Itemid=1706

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.

Jõulupuu 2016 … lots of fun with Jõuluvana

January 4, 2017

And the first package is for ...

And the first package is for …


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Smiles on everybody

Smiles on everybody


Oh boy, my turn!

Oh boy, my turn!


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Jõulu Kirik ja Jõulupuu 2016

December 6, 2016

Christmas church service and Christmas gathering

Saturday December 17, 3:00 p.m.

Latvian Church, 83 Main St., Ottawa

The Christmas Church Service will take place at 3 p.m. and the Christmas gathering will follow in the church basement at 4:30 p.m.

Santa Claus will be arriving from the North and looks forward to children reciting poems and singing songs.

Children’s Christmas presents: please register with Ene Tikovt at enet@bell.net  613-226-3680 by Sunday December 11.

For the potluck meal, the Ottawa Estonian Society will be providing wieners and drinks. Please bring either a side dish (sauerkraut would be very welcome) or sweets for dessert

As in previous years, admission is free to the Christmas gathering.

OES Jõulupuu 2016

October 25, 2016

Mark your calendars for

Saturday,  December 17th

for the Ottawa Estonian Christmas church service  followed by our traditional family Jõulupuu. Events being held at the Peace Latvian Ev Lutheran Church on Main St. as in previous years.

More details to follow.

Black Ribbon Day 2016

August 27, 2016

Black Ribbon Day service will take place

Sunday, August 28, 2016    at 6:00PM

at the

Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral

1000 Byron Avenue, Ottawa, ON K2A 0J3

Programme 

1- Service with Community Prayers.

2- Post-service gathering and presentation in community hall:

3- Documentary film: Outside the Sphere

(Outside The Sphere examines the history of the Baltic communities in North America: the tyranny they narrowly escaped; the trials they faced in building new lives in the West; and the serious present day regional challenges they face.)

Black Ribbon Day 2016 in Ottawa is a joint commemoration presented by the Belarusian, Czech, Estonian, Hungarian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Slovak and Ukrainian Communities.

Armas Maiste receives standing ovation at Ottawa’s classical music festival

July 19, 2016

Attending a concert with Armas Maiste is never an ordinary event. Even when Armas is not scheduled to perform, he still may become the star of the evening. On Tuesday July 5th at Ottawa’s international classical music festival, Music and Beyond, this was the case.

Source: Armas Maiste receives standing ovation at Ottawa’s classical music festival

Keepers of the Loom film screening

May 11, 2016

The Ottawa Estonian Society along with the Estonian Embassy is excited to invite you to a screening of Tom and Reet Mae’s film:

Keepers of the Loom.

The film will be shown:
Saturday May 28 at 3:00 p.m.
495 Aylmer Road, Gatineau
Free admission
Donations towards the Mae’s expenses are welcomed.

Tom and Reet Mae from Toronto will be present, so you will have a chance to chat with them. The film is in English and Estonian with subtitles. Invite your friends who may be interested in Estonia and Estonian crafts. The link to see the trailer: keepersoftheloom.com

Directions
The building, 495 Aylmer Road is a historical stone house and home to the Aylmer Heritage Association. From Ottawa cross the Champlain Bridge and at the second set of lights turn left toward Aylmer. The building is about 4-5 kilometers from the bridge on the right hand side at the corner of Golf St.

Estonian Church service and Jõulupuu December 19th, Saturday 2015

December 18, 2015

The Christmas Church Service will take place at 3 p.m. (church doors open about 2:30 p.m.) and the Christmas gathering will follow in the church basement at 5:00 p.m.

Santa Claus will be arriving from the North and looks forward to children reciting poems and singing songs.

For the potluck meal, the Ottawa Estonian Society will be providing sausages, wieners and drinks.  Please bring either a side dish (sauerkraut would be very welcome) or sweets for dessert

As in previous years, admission is free to the Christmas gathering, however donations will be accepted.

See you at the Christmas gathering.