Eesti Vabariigi Aastapäeva aktus ~
Estonian Independence Day Program, held on February 23, 2014
Despite the beautiful snow that fell on Vancouver over the weekend of the event, many members of the Vancouver Estonian community still made it out to come together and celebrate the 96th Estonian Independence Day at Meie Kodu.
A very dear thank you to our guest speakers, Kalle Merilo and Helve Kalmann, for their warm words that made the event complete. Congratulations to Harry Jaako for receiving the Canadian Estonian Medal of Merit for his long standing contribution to Estonia and Estonian culture abroad.
Along with the lovely sounds of Leelo, Vancouver Segakoor and Alina Tork on piano, the afternoon was filled with many proud Estonian hearts feeling closer to home. Thank you to everyone for attending our celebration, and a special thank you to the Estonian Foundation of Canada for helping support this event.
Photos by: Ingrid Soide and Olev Rumm