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UPDATE – New Logo Design for ECFA Competition

As previously announced, we are seeking a new logo design for Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA). A prize of $500 is being offered for the winning design. Following your initial feedback, we wish to provide additional guidance on the design criteria. This includes the following: Colour palette: Estonian flag colours Copyright: Belongs to ECFA […]

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Invitation to lodge an Expression of Interest for Funding 2020-21

Expressions of Interest are now being sought from individuals and organisations who wish to apply for funding of projects which satisfy the objectives of the constitution of the Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA) Ltd. These objectives include: The promotion of Estonian history and culture in Australia; The teaching and promotion of literature, design, crafts, […]

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In Memoriam, Salme Soobik

Salme Soobik was born Salme Valja, on 3rd August 1918 and passed away 22nd May 2020 aged 101. She came to Australia in 1948, spent time at the Bathurst migrant camp and then settled in Orange. She is survived by her 2 children, Rein and Reet, who also live in Orange.

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Global Estonian Youth Virtual Days May 30 and June 6, 2020

Dear young global Estonian! The newly-established Estonian Worldwide Youth Network (e-WYN) (Estonian: Ülemaailmne Eesti Noortevõrgustik – ÜENV) is organising the first-ever Youth Virtual Days, to bring together young people with Estonian roots from across the globe! We want to hear your thoughts! We invite all those from ages 14-30, who speak conversational Estonian, to come […]

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In Memoriam, Reet Vallak

Reet Vallak Died 01 May 2020 Canberra Born 30 August 1936 Parnu, Estonia. Trekker, Bushwalker, Cross Country Skier, Folk Dancer, Painter, Photographer, Potter, Astronomer, Traveller, Translator, Conservationist & Botanist. Daughter of Mari & Evald Sister to Rein & Endel Aunt to Staeven & Brendan Cousin to Lauri & Viiu Beloved of friends worldwide. Such a […]

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AESL Donation Drive, May 2020

Dear Estonians in Australia, This year has been different, and hard on all. We may feel uncertain and alone today, but by staying focused we will be able to resume. Hopefully while the world is paused, we take this time to think of better ways forward. We hope to resume stronger, with a better sense […]

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In Memoriam LING, Leilli

LING, Leille 24th April 2020Aged 92 years Dearly loved wife of 70 years of Daniel (dec). Loving mother and mother-in-law of Heino and Alexanrda, Hillar and Vera, Harry and Fiona. Very much loved grandmother and great-grandmother. A faithful servant of her Lord

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April Milestone Birthdays – Happy 99th Birthday August

August celebrated his 99th birthday on the 5th of April, 2020. He celebrated at home, with not so many younger people around him, as he is used to. He still has some Estonians living at his lovely home, giving him company and helping along with some cleaning. August spends well deserved peaceful days at his home environment, […]

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Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA) Logo Design Competition

The Estonian Relief Committee (ERC) recently changed its name to the Estonian Cultural Foundation in Australia (ECFA) to clearly reflect its operating mandate in the modern era – promoting Estonian history and culture in Australia. The ECFA are now seeking a new logo to further strengthen the charity’s brand transformation, and are calling for existing […]

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Eesti Päevad | Estonian Festival 2020 Postponed

I am writing in regards to the organisation of EP and the concerns of the executive committee regarding the current COVID-19 outbreak.We have decided it would be in the best interest of the community and the festival to postpone the event as there are too many unknowns at this time.  There are many financial implications that we have concerns […]