HAMILTON ESTONIAN SOCIETY
HAMILTONI EESTI SELTS
WHO WE ARE
Estonians in Canada Working Together
Here at Hamilton Estonian Society, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in bringing Estonians and friends of Estonians together. Our goal is to keep the Estonian culture and traditions alive in Canada through events, supporting our summer camps and estonian schools, and keeping you informed of anything we believe our members find relevant. We strive to build productive relationships and make a positive impact with all of our pursuits.
Click below to read more about how HES began and why we support Seedrioru Estonian Children's Summer Camp in Elora, ON.
See what we have been up to!
WE THE NORDIC
February 21, 2020
SEEDRIORU PIG ROAST
September 21, 2019
MARCH DEPORTATION CANDLE-LIGHTING
March 24, 2019
"We feel free. We're independent. People can be openly proud of being Estonian. I have a lot of belief in Estonia."
Make Your Mark
BECOME A MEMBER
Our organization always appreciates the generosity and involvement of people like you, with every contribution going towards making Hamilton Estonian Society an even better Non-Profit Organization than it already is. Join us in our efforts to foster our Estonian culture and heritage here in the Hamilton Area. By being a member you will be first to know about upcoming events. You also must be a member to be a leaseholder of property at Seedrioru.
Seedrioru property was bought in 1955 by the four Estonian Societies of Southern Ontario; Hamilton, Kitchener, St. Catherines, and London to provide a location to accommodate an Estonian Children's Summer Camp. Volunteering is one of the simplest ways to help our camp and ensure the Estonian culture continues. By starting with our youth, we believe the best way for our initiatives to be successful is for the community to actively get involved with camp. This is an easy and efficient way of contributing to the great work we do at Hamilton Estonian Society. Get in touch! RSVP to our talgud event and volunteer your time today.
H.E.S. ACADEMIC SCHOLARSHIP
The Hamilton Estonian Society offers a Scholarship opportunity for students of Estonian-Canadian heritage who are pursuing post secondary studies. Currently, it is anticipated that all scholarships awarded will be for a minimum of $500.
MAKE A DONATION
Want to join our efforts but not sure where to start? Make a Donation and take advantage of this incredible opportunity to lend your support. It’s a great way to contribute to support Estonian initiatives close to home. Every little bit counts towards bringing the culture, language, and maintaining our Estonian heritage here in Hamilton and our neighbouring communities. Get in touch with us today! for more details about how you can help.
ESTONIAN FOUNDATION OF CANADA
Support who supports us!
The Estonian Foundation of Canada has be instrumental in supporting so many Estonian initiatives. They are one of the main supporters of Seedrioru Estonian Children's Summer Camp and they help support numerous Estonian initiatives across Canada including ours. Donate below to support our community as a whole or direct funds to Seedrioru through their donation page for a tax receipt.
Sign up now for Fall 2022 or Summer 2023!
3 week summer or 9 week academic options for students aged 12-18.
Experience the opportunity of a lifetime! Travel to Estonia and live the culture. Learn Estonian during a summer (3 week) exchange. Share your life in Canada with a new friend.
Pre-covid our choir met Wednesdays at 9pm. The mixed choir consists of approximately 20-30 members ages 16-70. They have participated at the Estonian Song Festival in Estonia and continue to perform at commemorative assemblies, Seedrioru song festivals, Christmas events, and others.
To join, contact Lia Hess at