Reede, 18 September 2020 19:00
Estonian Life No. 37 2020
The Estonian Central Council in Canada (EKN), representing the Estonian community in Canada, thanks all individuals and organizations who helped build the Toronto Estonian House and made it a home for the Toronto Estonian community for over sixty years. Our shared history: celebrations, folk dancing, Estonian schools, guiding and scouting, the rifle range, ‘Estos’ and ‘Caravan’ will be forever cherished as we continue to honour our accomplishments, memories and friendships built through hard work and a collaborative community effort.
The future of our community is bright, brimming with new opportunities and the excitement of a new path, that will lead to a stronger community in Toronto.
While the history that connects us through our shared and proud heritage must never be forgotten, so too must we now forge ahead together
in the same spirit as our forefathers who came together to establish and build our house
, in 1960, to help build a new house
for future generations.
Minevikku austades, tulevikku hõlmates
It is the volunteers who provide our community with Estonian culture, language and heritage; the parents who inject new life to our community with their children; and the grandparents who remind us of our common history and legacy, who provide us with our unique identity. Those community members who share our common dream of a strong community and actively work towards it, deserve our thanks.
On behalf of all Canadians of Estonian heritage, we congratulate all who work in common cause and with the shared goal of strengthening our identity and community in Canada, and those who have worked so hard to provide us with a home in which to do this.
Established in 1954, The Estonian Central Council in Canada (EKN) is the proud representative organization of record for Canadians of Estonian heritage, representing and advocating for their interests across Canada, in Ottawa, Tallinn and beyond. Kairi Hemingway
President, Estonian Central Council in Canada