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VANCOUVER ESTONIAN SOCIETY

VES is a non-profit organization that promotes cultural activities and provides resources to preserve and celebrate Estonian heritage in Vancouver, BC, Canada.
VES on mittetulundusühing mille sihiks on kultuurilise tegevuse korraldamine ja mis toetab Eesti kultuuripärandi alal hoidmist ja edasi kandmist Vancouveris ja selle ümbruses, Kanaadas.

Eesti Vabariigi 100. aastapäeva Ball

Eesti Vabariigi 100. aastapäeva Ball - Estonia 100th Independence Day Balllaupäeval, 24. veebruaril 2018 - Saturday, February 24th, 2018 Ticket information and purchase available via: http://ev100vancouver.eventbrite.ca/Tickets can also be purchased via mail-in...

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EU Film Festival 2017

Estonia Hosts 20th European Union Film Festival Estonia had the honour of hosting the opening gala reception of Vancouver’s 20th Annual European Union Film Festival on 23 November. Honorary Consul of...

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Twelve Days of Christmas Concert

Twelve Days of Christmas Choral Concert  

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Evening of Esto

Evening of ESTO!An evening of Estonian Language, Culture & Folk Dance! Saturday, October 15th - Meie Kodu, 6520 Oak Street, Vancouver : 6:30pm : Estonian language instructor, Leelo Kingisepp, will teach beginner Estonian words...

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Belt Weaving Class

Baltic & Nordic Belt Weaving Workshop October 1 & 2, 2016

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Poistekoor Kontsert

Rahvusooper Estonia Poistekoor Kontsert / Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir Concert reede. 24. juuni 2016 - kell 19 Poistekoor pilti / Boys Choir photo: Harri Rospu

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Evening of Esto

October Thu, 2016 Hits:1252

Evening of ESTO!An evening of Estonian Language, Culture & Folk Dance! Saturday, October 15th - Meie Kodu, 6520 Oak Street, Vancouver : 6:30pm : Estonian language instructor, Leelo Kingisepp, will teach beginner Estonian words & phrases, and talk about Estonian culture. : 7:30pm : Social Estonian folk dances for everyone join in!LIGHT REFRESHMENTS : CASH BAR : ADMISSION BY DONATION - suggested donation $10Bring your friends, family, neighbours, and coworkers! Well accomplished in her field - instructor Leelo Kingisepp has authored textbooks on learning to speak Estonian, as well is co-author of the popular online course 'Keeleklikk'. We are delighted to have her as a guest in our...

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Belt Weaving Class

July Mon, 2016 Hits:1396

Baltic & Nordic Belt Weaving Workshop October 1 & 2, 2016

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Poistekoor Kontsert

June Mon, 2016 Hits:886

Rahvusooper Estonia Poistekoor Kontsert / Estonian National Opera Boys' Choir Concert reede. 24. juuni 2016 - kell 19 Poistekoor pilti / Boys Choir photo: Harri Rospu

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Jaanipäev 2016

May Wed, 2016 Hits:1126

Jaanipäev / St. John's Day Celebration 2016Saturday, June 25 - 1pm at Mäeotsa    

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Vancouveri Segakoor Kevadkontsert

May Tue, 2016 Hits:1547

Vancouveri Eesti Segakoor Kevad Kontsert - Vancouver Estonian Mixed Choir Spring Concert27. mai, kell 19:30 - May 27th at 7:30pm

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Maipidu 2016

April Fri, 2016 Hits:4454

Maipidu / May Party 2016, hosted by the Kilplased!Saturday, May 21st - gates open at 2pm

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Emadepäev

April Fri, 2016 Hits:2103

Luteri Peetri Kogudus - Emadepäev kohvi 8. mail 2016

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EV98 Intervjuu

March Thu, 2016 Hits:1544

Hans Cristian Aavik ja Greeten Lehtma intervjuu   Meie 98 Vabariigi Aasta päeva aktusel esinesid koos Eestist muusika talendi külalised Hans Cristian Aavik ja Greeten Lehtma kes mängisid pealtkuulajatele Mozarti viiuli ja viola dueti. Koos Ingrid Soidega ajasime juttu pärast esinemist et paremini õppida kuidas nemad Kanadasse tulidki õppima. Hans ja Greeten seletasid et nemad olid Sveitsis meistrikursusel kus olid teinud “utopilist” ettepanekut et välismaal õppida. Mõni kuu hiljem oligi sõidu piletid käes, koht õppida leitud, ja sõidukaaslased kuuks ajaks kokku tulnud. Vabariigi aktusel olid nemad juba kolm nädalat linnas olnud. Rääkisid et suurem osa aega on viiuli ja viola detaili õppimisel aga Hansul ja...

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EVAP98

March Thu, 2016 Hits:1440

Estonian 98th Independence Day programThank you to everyone who joined us on Sunday, February 21st for our Estonian 98th Independence Day program. With over 80 people in attendance, the wonderful guest speakers and performers, it was a wonderful afternoon celebrating this special holiday together.  Thank you to the following who were part of the program, as well all the volunteers that helped with putting the event together! Algur Kaerma - main speaker Hedy Wister - poem Hans Cristian Aavik & Greeten Lehtma - violin/viola music Thomas Kirves and Vancouveri Segakoor / Vancouver Estonian Mixed Choir Pastor Margo Meri - prayer and well wishes Harry Jaako - Estonian Honorary consul greetings Greetings and...

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Eesti 98. Vabariigi aastapäeva aktus

February Wed, 2016 Hits:1544

Eesti 98. Vabariigi aastapäeva aktus - Estonian Independence Day Program

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Jõulutervitus

December Wed, 2015 Hits:1050

Soovime ilusaid jõulupühi ja head uut aastat!Wishing you a beautiful Christmas and Happy New Year!

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Vancouver Christmas Market

November Mon, 2015 Hits:1261

Estonia Nation Night at the Vancouver Christmas Market Tuesday, December 1st, 7pm-9pm Vancouver Estonian performing groups Kilplased, Koidik, and Segakoor will once again take to the market stage between 7pm and 9pm. Come enjoy the market and watch the performances while sipping on some glühwein! Free admission passes for this evening are available for the Estonian community. For passes or further info, please email Brigid at: brigidz@vesbc.com Visit the Vancouver Christmas Market's website at: www.vancouverchristmasmarket.comQueen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza, 650 Hamilton Street, Vancouver 

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EUFF 2015

November Mon, 2015 Hits:2173

18th Annual European Union Film Festival Wednesday, December 9th at 6:30pm For tickets and info, see The Cinematheque website at: thecinematheque.ca The Fencer (Miekkailija) Estonia/Finland/Germany 2015. Dir: Klaus Härö. 93 min. DCP VANCOUVER PREMIERE! ► A finely-crafted, well-acted suspense drama set against the backdrop of Soviet-era fear and paranoia, this international co-production represents Estonia in our EUFF but is also Finland’s official submission to the upcoming 88th Academy Awards. In Soviet-occupied Estonia, a young fencer, on the run from Stalin’s secret police, seeks refuge in a remote town, where he quietly starts a new life as a gym teacher at the local school. When he decides to start a...

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Jõululaat 2015

November Mon, 2015 Hits:1388

Jõululaat - Christmas Bazaar Pühapäeval, 6. detsembril 2015 - kell 12.00

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VES Estonian 97th Independence Day Progr…

March Tue, 2015 Hits:1301

VES Estonian 97th Independence Day Program, 2015  Thank you to everyone who attended and helped with the Eesti Vabariigi 97. aastapäeva aktus. With close to 100 people in attendance in the Meie Kodu hall, it was a beautiful afternoon celebrating together Estonia's 97th Independence Day. The program's emcee, VES President Thomas Pajur, welcomed everyone followed by a prayer read by St. Peter's Lutheran Minister Algur Kaerma. Independence Day greetings from the BC Premier were read by Estonian Honorary Consul in Vancouver Harry Jaako, and kind greetings were passed on from the President of the Lithuanian Community of BC, Birute Macijauskas. Congratulations to Irene Olljum for receiving...

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Eesti Vabariigi 97. aastapäeva aktus

March Mon, 2015 Hits:2255

Eesti Vabariigi 97. aastapäeva aktus - Estonian 97th Independence Day Program Sunday, February 22nd at 1:00pm Guest speakers from our Vancouver community, and performance by Vancouveri Segakoor

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Häid Jõulupühi

March Mon, 2015 Hits:2307

Sending warm Christmas greetings to all, from the Vancouver Estonian Society

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Toidutoojad Film Night - NCD

March Mon, 2015 Hits:2014

'Toidutoojad' Film screening at Meie Kodu, presented by Nordic Culture Days and Kaisa Films Sunday, November 23rd at 6pm

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Mardipäeva pidu 2014

March Mon, 2015 Hits:1389

Mardipäeva pidu at Meie Kodu Saturday, November 8th at 7pm

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Vancouver Folk Dance Group

September Thu, 2014 Hits:2323

Tulge Tantsima! Sunday, October 5th, from 6-8pm at Meie Kodu

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EKÜK ja Andres Raudsepp

September Fri, 2014 Hits:1893

Eesti Kultuuriühing Kanadas and Vancouveri Eesti Selts present: 70 Years since the Great Escape  - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Meie Kodu - 6520 Oak Street, Vancouver Saturday, September 13th at 4:00pm Sunday, September 14th at 1:00pm

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Black Ribbon Day

August Mon, 2014 Hits:1605

International Black Ribbon Day in Vancouver August 23, 2014 - 5:00pm   Polish Friendship Society - Zgoda 4015 Fraser Street, Vancouver BC   For more information, please visit: www.blackribbonday.org

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Jaanipäev 2014

June Tue, 2014 Hits:1904

Vancouver Estonian Society presents JAANIPÄEV 2014  ST. JOHN'S DAY MIDSUMMER FESTIVAL   Bonfire - Music - Dancing - Mr. Jaanipäev Competition - Food & Drinks - Kids Games - Lots of fun for every one    

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Vancouver Segakoor Concert 'Touched by T…

May Mon, 2014 Hits:2438

The Vancouver Estonian Mixed Choir presents Touched by Time Sat. May 31, 7:00pm (doors 6:30pm) Conducted by Thomas KirvesSt. Peter’s Estonian Church (6520 Oak Street)10$ suggested donation, tickets available at the door   Every five years, tens of thousands of Estonians gather together for the song festival, Laulupidu - an important part of Estonia’s choral tradition. Please join us for a performance of the 2014 Estonian song festival repertoire. Refreshments to follow the concert. Proceeds support the choir’s Laulupidu travel costs.    Supported by the Vancouver Estonian Society    

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Maipidu 2014

May Thu, 2014 Hits:1869

Maipidu - Hosted by the Kilplased Saturday, May 17th at 2pm   Come on out for a May party and help support the Kilplased at their annual fundraiser, Maipidu. Mäeotsa's first main event of the year - with warm food, cold beverages, music and dancing fun!    Proceeds will help support Kilplased's costs to participate in Tantsupidu this summer in Estonia.

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