To honour our forebears, The First Estonian Evangelical Lutheran Congregation of Hamilton have erected a monument to honour and remember their contributions in Woodland Cemetery, where many of our ancestors are buried. The surrounding trees and water view across Hamilton Harbour remind us of the beautiful Estonian coastal landscape. The monument will be an everlasting tribute to our ancestors.
Toomkoguduse Koor Laudate Dominum
The Latvian Church at 18 Victoria Ave. S., in Hamilton is having an English language service Sunday, April 23rd at 10:30am with a mini coffee reception in the church basement at 10:00am. All are invited to attend.
The Toom Church Choir from Tallinn, Estonia will be performing several songs.
HES camp week
July 18-22 will be an epic week of learning survival skills, challenging yourselves, being part of a team, and learning about Estonian language and culture all at the same time. Register for day or overnight camp and experience everyone's favourite week of camp at Seedrioru. SURVIROR WEEK!
Enjoy an outdoor casual get-together in front of Hamilton City Hall
at 6pm on Feb 24th
Estonian Independence Day.
Brief speech by our
HES president, Leila Hess.
Bring your flags and Estonian spirit!
Masks and Social distancing protocol in effect
Black Ribbon Day
The Latvian community in Hamilton invites their Baltic neighbours and others to remember Black Ribbon Day Monday, Aug 23rd and go to Bayfront Park to tie a black ribbon around Latvia’s Centennial oak tree in a moment of reflect and remembrance. The oak tree was planted by Latvians, but it is also a place that we can all share with our Baltic neighbours.
Seedrioru Family Beach Day
We missed Suvihari and laulupidu in 2020, let's celebrate summer with Beach Day 2021!
This fundraising event goes towards a play structure at the pool! Bring your cash for the fundraising lottery which includes raffles, baskets, swag, 50/50 and more!
Clearance Sale on Seedrioru swag and other merch.
Ticket price includes:
FREE BBQ lunch
dance on the basketball court with DJ Robert Vessmann
supervised shooting at the shooting range
volleyball, swimming, etc.
ADVANCED TICKET SALES
$20 a person or
$50 a family (kids 16 and under)
Send e-transfer to email@example.com
$30 at the gate/per person
HES has been working hard on projects to beautify the pool area at Seedrioru.
Lisa and Andy Ross began this project by donating and building the shade structure between the basketball court and the pool. In Summer of 2021 Andy Ross and Sten Puust built a deck under the structure.
Krista Alexopoulos spearheaded the Muskoka chair project building 6 solid, weather resistant red chairs.
We wanted blue, but red was all there was available. Rob Zeidler from the Cotton Factory in Hamilton heard of our request so he switched all the chairs to blue and donated an additional 2 chairs.
Seedrioru Family Beach Day will be raising money for a new play structure for the kids to enjoy at the pool.
We are continually building upon these ideas and welcome any and all volunteers to help with these initiatives.