Each year on the 24th February, Estonians celebrate their Independence Day. This year, around 120 people gathered at the Estonian House in Sydney.
Honorary consul of the Estonian Republic, Sulev Kalamäe, gave a speech and also read a speech from AESL chairman Lembit Marder. Sulev presented the AESL awards to Koidula Muttik and Mart Rampe.
Tiina Tamm, chairman of Estonian Society of Sydney, welcomed guests and was happy to see so many kids performing.
There was a powerful performance by Kooskõlas choir (conducted by Kieran Scott) who took audience to “Laulupidu” (a sneak peak of the Laulupidu repertoire), “Lõke” and two Children’s folk dancing groups: “Lepatriinud” (Sirje Perendi-Cook) and “Rebased” (Steven Buchert).
A blue-black and white cake (pastry chefs Tiina Tamm and Aet Madison) was served and enjoyed by all!