Estonians in Canada

ESTO 2019 – Our future: looking ahead to a global network of Estonian youth

ESTO 2019, a global cultural festival, strives to empower Estonian youth across the globe by uniting them through a network of likeminded individuals; this network will preserve the cultural heritage and strengthen it by adapting it to fulfil present day needs. ESTO 2019 is the XII global Estonian cultural festival. …

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Marcus Kolga: Canadians can learn from the Estonian-Canadian experience

Marcus Kolga, the current president of the Estonian Central Council in Canada, said at the Estonian independence day flag-raising ceremony in Toronto that all Canadians should know why the Estonian community came to Canada and take a note of the wonderful things they have achieved in the country. Our families …

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WATCH: Pre-election discussion in Toronto on Estonian diaspora issues

Representatives from the major Estonian political parties are participating in an open debate at the Estonian House in Toronto, Canada, for a pre-election discussion on the global community of Estonians. Participants Meelis Niinepuu (Estonia 200), Urmas Reinsalu (Pro Patria/Isamaa), Imre Sooäär (the Centre Party), Jaak Madison (the Conservative People’s Party of Estonia), Eerik-Niiles Kross (the …

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Book introduction – “My Formative Years”, by Johan Pitka

“My Formative Years” is an autobiography of a famous Estonian military commander, Sir Johan Pitka (1872-1944); first published in the 1930s Estonia, it has now been translated into English, and talks about Pitka’s “golden years” of youth.  Pitka is one of the most famous Estonian historical and military figures. He led the Estonian …

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Canada and Estonia to foster digital cooperation

Canada and Estonia have signed a memorandum of understanding on digital cooperation, aiming to work together on joint projects. The new partnership was signed during the Estonian prime minister, Jüri Ratas’s, visit to Ottawa on 28 May. Welcomed by his Canadian counterpart, Justin Trudeau, Ratas became the first Estonian prime minister …

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An Estonian architecture company designs an installation for a festival in Winnipeg

A wooden installation comprising of two towers, designed by the Estonian architecture company, b210, was selected from among 180 proposals submitted to the international arts and architecture festival Warming Huts, an urban outdoor winter festival in Winnipeg, Canada.  The Warming Huts festival commissions several installations each year, with the projects to …

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