Estonian Christmas Sausages – Verivorstid

The Montreal Estonian Society  –  Christmas Sausages / Verivorstid

Orders for the traditional Estonian Christmas sausages “verivorstid” will now be accepted until Nov. 20, 2017 !  

NOTE:  MES members have priority in placing orders.

Contact:  Grete Mugu
Telephone:  (514) 294-5109
Cost:  $10 per pound – maximum 4 lbs per person
Pickup:  Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017 between 2-3 pm at St. John’s Estonian Church (side door) in NDG.

Mai Agan (bass) with David Crosby in Montreal

David Crosby & Friends – Sky Trails Tour 2017

David Crosaby has released his third solo album in four years – on September
29th via BMG. The folk rock legend will support the release with a 25-date tour that starts October 30th in Chicago, IL and has only one tour date in Canada, in Montreal, on November 10, 2017.

The band backing Crosby will feature his son James Raymond on keys, Mai Agan (from Estonia) on bass, Steve DiStanislao on drums, Jeff Pevar on guitar and Michelle Willis on keys and vocals.

New CD by Carole (Kurol) Desmarteau

Carole Desmarteau’s new solo vocal CD is called,
Only for You – Sounds of Love and Life.  The music can be called Adult Contemporary and covers styles from country, R&B, Latin to folk rock.

In Carole’s words, “I thoroughly enjoyed this new experience of writing words and music to express different emotions – love, humor, longing, regret – I believe we can all, to some extent, relate to these feelings.

One of the tracks is called The Colour of Blood, which is about the refugee experience.  As diaspora Estonian-Canadians, this is a topic with which we should all be able to identify.

The CD is available from Carole at:   and will later be available on iTunes and the web site at:

MES Lasteaed – New School Year Started September 17, 2017

Montreali Eesti Seltsi Lasteaed-kool alustab uut põnevat aastat. Meil on rõõm
tervitada õpetajateduot, Hendrik Köhler ja Keili Moore, kelle teadmised ja entusiasm ärgitavad huvi eesti asjade vastu. MES’ Lasteaed-kool saab kokku iga 2 nädala tagant, Montreali Jaani kirikus.

Soovid meiega ühineda? Või tunned kedagi, kes võiks meie tegevuses kaasa lüüa?

Palun võta ühendust: Mari Tallo-de Baghy  …   või Monika Dumbrille  …

Õpime koos!

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The Montreal Estonian Society Lasteaed/kool is off to a wonderful start!  We’re excited to welcome two new teachers on board, Hendrik Köhler and Keili Moore who bring expertise, enthusiasm and energy for all things Estonian!  The MES Lasteaed/kool meets every three weeks on Sundays in the hall of St. John’s Estonian Lutheran Church in NDG, Montreal.

Do you know someone who might like to join?

Please feel free to contact Mari Tallo-de Baghy or Monika Dumbrille for more information.

Let’s learn Estonian together!

Esto Ski Trip – Mont Tremblant, Québec – March 9-12, 2017

Registration & Info


Mont Tremblant <> was selected for 2017 to bring together Canadian and USA ESTOS to revisit the #1 rated ski resort in Eastern North America (Ski Magazine 2017).

The unique Quebec venue delivers an amazing European experience. The Mont Tremblant pedestrian village awaits you with its lodging, shopping, dining, and nightlife while the highest mountain in the Laurentians offers more trails, snow parks, lifts and snow-making than any other resort in the region.

We’re thinking BIG for our 2017 gathering – shooting for at least 125 to 150 participants! That said … the time has come to make your trip commitment and also book your lodgings. Our group agreement with Mont Tremblant requires 50% prepayment for our Saturday evening social event/dinner 0 days out …

To that end, we need to have at least 100 people signed up no later than Feb. 11, 2017.