Archive for General News

  • “Commemoration of the mass deportations in the Baltic States” Speech – Lembit Suur

    Commemoration of the mass deportations in the Baltic States: 14 June 1941 16 June 2019, Latvian House, Strathfield, Sydney Speech by Lembit SuurWe are here to commemorate the victims of a particular event. An event that has been largely lost in the sweep of history: lost in time; lost in th...

  • AESL (Austraalia Eesti Seltside Liit) 2019 Annual Appeal AESL (Austraalia Eesti Seltside Liit) 2019 Annual Appeal

    Dear Estonians in Australia,If you haven't heard, the Council of Estonian Societies in Australia offers a rewarding opportunity for every Estonian individual and every member of the Estonian community here in Australia. By donating to the organisation you help us ensure Estonian language and c...

  • Jaanipäev 8 June, 2019 - Brisbane Jaanipäev 8 June, 2019 – Brisbane

    Jaanipäev 2019 will be a celebration acknowledging the achievements of all the hard work put in by the successful choir and dance members heading off to Tantsipidu & Laulupidu!!Celebrate with us at the Viking Campground for a genuine bonfire, pig on a spit, games, Scandinavian music by ...

  • Invitation to lodge an Expression of Interest for Funding 2019-2020 - Due June 16 Invitation to lodge an Expression of Interest for Funding 2019-2020 – Due June 16

    Expressions of Interest are now being sought from individuals and organisations who wish to apply for funding of projects which satisfy the objectives of the constitution of the Estonian Relief Committee (ERC).These objectives include:The promotion of Estonian history and culture in Australia;...

  • Memorial Commemoration to celebrate the life of Sir Arvi Parbo AC – Melbourne 27 May

    A Memorial Commemoration to celebrate the life of Sir Arvi Parbo AC will take place at 10am on Monday 27 May 2019 at the Melbourne Town Hall. If you will be attending please RSVP (with confirmation and name) to [email protected] by COB Monday 20 May 2019. Sir Arvi Parbo, who fled Estonia a...

  • Sõrve leaders EOIs are open! Sõrve leaders EOIs are open!

    Training hard for the 2019 SõrveIt is time to put our team together! Being a kid in Sõrve is learning in many ways - from making your bed to military level to confidently getting on stage in front of a crowd. This stuff will stay with you for life,  and is taken to class rooms and t...

  • Get a sneak preview of Laulupidu 2019 performed by Kooskõlas at St Stephen's church Get a sneak preview of Laulupidu 2019 performed by Kooskõlas at St Stephen’s church

    They have put in months of work to prepare for XXVII Laulupidu - the epic singing festival that marks 150 years since the first "party of singing" was held in 1869 to celebrate 50 years from abolishing slavery. This was initiated by the choir "Vanemuine" at the instigation of Johann Voldemar Janns...

  • Eurovision semi-final 2019 is coming to Sydney Eurovision semi-final 2019 is coming to Sydney

    Friday, 17 May @Sydney Estonian HouseDoors open at 5pm │ Entry €5 (≈A$8)What's comingHighlights of the 2019 Eurovision semi-final from Tel AvivRecap of winners of the pastPerformances & gamesFrankfurt hot dogs, seljanka, dessert & euro beerDress code: c...

  • Celebrating Mothers' Day Celebrating Mothers’ Day

    Join us for a Mothers' Day celebrations at the Sydney Estonian House. There will be folk dance and singing performances. Snacks, tea and coffee will be served and you're welcome to bring along some home-baked goods.Date: Saturday, 11th MayTime: 11am-1:30pmAddress: 141 Campbell St...

  • Kino! at Sydney Estonian House showing The Little Comrade Kino! at Sydney Estonian House showing The Little Comrade

    This Sunday 5th May at 5pm.In 1950 the Soviets are trying to crush a budding resistance movement in the countryside of Estonia. A girl doesn't understand why her mother was arrested or why her father was upset when she cheered on the young pioneers as they marched.Lights go out at 5p...