Karin Ivand

Karin Ivand's first love is writing, and it is from this passion that everything else flows. She has a communications and event management business called Bay House Group Inc. and loves the creativity and diversity of the projects that come her way. She is a second generation Estonian, born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, where she currently resides.

It’s a whole new groove: Canada meets Estonia to share innovations in tech and music

A rare opportunity to get up close and personal with the brightest and most ingenious minds in Estonian technology and music is set to be launched in Toronto from 14-17 November. Latitude 44 (L44), a conference aimed at bringing together key players in the technology world from Estonia and Canada …

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Toronto’s EstDocs festival: not just for Estonians

Every time I ask one of my non-Estonian friends to come with me to EstDocs, Toronto’s Estonian documentary film festival, they look at me blankly. “Really,” they say, almost without fail. “An Estonian documentary film festival.” It’s like I have asked them to have lunch with me on the planet …

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Canada’s “Forest University”: connecting to what is intrinsically Estonian

Canada’s “Forest University” – “Metsaülikool” in Estonian – is a cultural phenomenon. Find out how this year’s theme of spiritual health deeply touched the participants’ souls. I knew the “Metsaülikool” (MÜ) magic had begun when Sirje Kiin came bustling determinedly toward me, wrapped in a big towel, on her way …

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