VEMU's Fundraising Dinner

For the 8th year, VEMU is hosting a fundraising dinner. This year is dedicated to Kihnu culture. Kihnu is a small Estonian island with one of the most exciting cultures, a place where old traditions are still honoured and used in everyday life.

Silvia Soide and Meelis Muhu will be sharing their Kihnu stories at the fundraising dinner. Silvia Soide is an Estonian from Vancouver, who has been living in Kihnu since 2008. Silvia is a photographer. At the fundraiser, we will be opening her Kihnu photo exhibit. Meelis Muhu is a documentary filmmaker, whose works include "Engagement on Kihnu Island" and "Kihnu Wedding". These fills were screened at EstDocs in 2009.

Dinner will also be Kihnu-themed. Chef Inger Lilles-Nestor from "Kihu Gurmee" will be flying in for the occasion.

Dinner will take place in Tartu College hall on Saturday, April 27th, 2019 at 7:00pm. Sparkling wine and appetizers will be served at 6:00 pm in the lobby. Tickets: $150. $75 from the ticket price will be donated to VEMU and a tax receipt will be provided.

Please RSVP by April 15th at the latest by writing to Marika Mayfield at

About VEMU

The Museum of Estonians Abroad (VEMU) is one of the Estonian Studies Centre programs at Tartu College and has been a member of the Bloor St. Culture Corridor in Toronto since 2014. VEMU works to connect Canadian and Estonian communities through rich and vibrant cultural programming including concerts, lectures, seminars, workshops, exhibitions, film screenings, theatre, and more in both Estonian and English. VEMU also acts as a cultural bridge between Canada and Estonia by participating in a variety of cultural and research projects. The VEMU archival, library, and museum collections are the biggest Estonian collections located outside of Estonia.


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