Christmas Sausages

As already publicized in our last newsletter, current paid up MES members (2008/09) have ordering priority from Nov. 1-8, with a limit of 5 lbs per member.

All others (who are not MES members) can place their orders from Nov. 9-16, with a 5 lb limit per order.

The price of the ‘verivorstid’ is $6 per pound and pick-up will be on Saturday, Nov. 22nd from 2-3 pm at St. John’s Estonian Church Hall. Please note that if you do not pick up your order, it will not be stored and the ‘verivorstid’ will be redirected to someone else.

To volunteer or to place your order, please contact Ingrid Tärk at: (514) 489-9714 or by E-mail at:

Eurofest 2008

The following Estonian films will be presented during the 2008 Eastern European Film Festival

Monday, 22 September


Tervitusi Nõukogude Eestist!

Estonia, 2007, Dir.: Urmas E. Liiv, 59 min., Original Estonian version with English subtitles



Estonia, 60 min., Dir.: Marko Raat, 2007, Original Estonian version with English subtitles

Tuesday, 23 September



Estonia, 2007, Dir.: Ilmar Raag, 94 min., Original Estonian version with English subtitles

New Website!

Welcome to the new Montreal Estonian Society website. Your executive has undertaken to renew the MES website this summer and has tried to incorporate the suggestions which have been made since we launched our initial site more than two years ago. We hope that this version meets with your approval. It is, of course, a work in progress, and we invite you to send your comments and suggestions to:

It is our intention to keep you abreast of Estonian related developments that are relevant in the local context and to regularly update the website with any breaking news of interest to our community. We therefore invite everyone to keep us in mind, and to keep us informed of upcoming events and of any news that features or involves Montreal Estonians.

Karl J. Raudsepp

Peeter Simm’s “Georg” [film]

Part of the Montreal World Film Festival – Focus on World Cinema.

A poignant portrait of Georg Ots (1920-1975), Estonia’s best-known classical singer. A man of extraordinary talent who never made it to the world’s great opera stages, Ots constantly found his career thwarted by the political and social climate of his era. Beyond his native Estonia, Ots was known and loved only by audiences in the Soviet Union and in Finland. The unique timbre of his voice is still remembered today. This documentary describes how a great artist’s fate was shaped by difficult and unsteady years. It is an intimate tale of love, intrigue and family.


August 28, 2008 • 19:00:00

August 29, 2008 • 12:20:00

August 31, 2008 • 17:00:00

Estonian w/ english subtitles
2007 / Colour / 107 min