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Suvihari 2017

Posted by on Jun 19, 2017 in Suvihari Festival | Comments Off on Suvihari 2017

Suvihari 2017

June 23 - June 25, 2017

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Main events on Saturday, June 24th:

  •  Volleyball: Registration at 9:30 am play starts at 10:30 am
  • Ceremony: 3:00 pm
  • Musical entertainment and children's film - early evening
  • Dance, Jaanitule Lõke, Fireworks - late evening
  • rESTOran Hours: Friday - 6:00 pm to 1:00 am, Saturday - noon to 2:00 am, Sunday - 8:00 am to noon

Ticket Prices

The ticket prices for Suvhari are: 
  • Adult - Friday $40
  • Adult - Saturday $35
  • Children 6 to 15 - $10
  • Children 5 and under - free

Pool / Lifeguarding

Lifeguarding at the pond will be provided from 8am until 3pm to add another layer of safety for the participants of Suvihari. Please do not leave children under the age of 12 unattended. The pond will be closed at 3pm to ensure respect for the ceremony.


We ask all of our participants to please respect our bylaws and ensure that you have your dogs on a leash and under control at all times. Dogs are not permitted in the pond or at the ceremony. Lifeguards will be on staff to make the pond safe and ensure regulations are followed.
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Summer Camp Reminder – Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 31st

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Summer Camp | Comments Off on Summer Camp Reminder – Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 31st

Summer Camp Reminder – Early Bird Registration Deadline is May 31st
Dear friends and parents, The weather is warmer & summer will soon be here!  Fun filled Seedrioru days await!!

Early bird registration deadline is May 31st.

Please check out our ... href="">"Register Now!" page Please register before May 31st, for the early bird rate!  (Before the deadline the weekly rate is $385, afterward $435). Registrations should done online, be postmarked May 31 or sent via email on or by May 31st including one week payment per child registered. eTransfers are accepted.  

2017  Seedrioru Summer Camp

Camp begins on July 2nd starting at 1 pm.

Week 1:   July 2 - 9

+ Mudilased


Week 2:  July 9 – 16

+ Rahvalaager

Week 3: July 16 – 23

+Survivor week

Week 4:  July 23 – 29

 +Arts and Science week







Special Themed Weeks:

  • Mudilased: for the younger kids, 4 - 6 year olds (2-9 July  only) As always, email us about dropping in to visit for young first-timers to participate in daytime camp activities. Many of our campers have started out this way.
  • Traditional: Camp as it's always been!
  • Rahvalaager: A week geared to learn about all things Estonian
  • Survivor week: A week focused on outdoors and scouting skills
  • Arts and Science: A week with fun art and science projects

2017 Important Dates

  • May 31, 2017 - Early bird registration deadline
  • July 8, 2917 - Masquerade
  • July 15, 2017 - Valguspidu Festival
  • July 22, 2017 - Large Bonfire
  • July 28, 2017 - Last Dance
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Second Talgud – May 6th

Posted by on May 4, 2017 in Volunteer | Comments Off on Second Talgud – May 6th

Second Talgud – May 6th
The second Talgud of the season starts this Saturday! This year we are hoping you might help us again with more painting, pruning and repairs to prepare the site for... the upcoming season! With the anticipated rain and cool weather expect some indoor work and hopefully some outdoors for those who are prepared! Eric Tiisler will be the Talgud Koordinator and will welcome you at the hall! Food is being provided by Kitcheneri Eesti Selts!  

Top Jobs

  • Raking of leaves, main entrance, cabins, basketball court
  • Removal of branches, logs and debris from winter
  • Pruning of vegetation around the hall and basketball hill
  • Removal of several damaged trees from winter and trimming of overhang
  • Painting of interior and exterior areas around the site
  • Transport of logs, junk and leaves
  • Cleaning of windows and floors
  • Minor carpentry repairs to windows and trim
Here is what you can bring: Rakes, chain saws, trailers, trimmers, painting clothes, carpentry tools, Estonian work ethic!  

TOP Projects Spring/Summer 2017

2017 Schedule

Season Date
Early Spring 22-Apr-17
Spring 06-May-17
Summer 03-Jun-17
Pre - Suvi 17-Jun-17
Fall 30-Sep-17
  We need help with these larger projects. Let us know if you want to sink your teeth into something bigger and very meaningful. Main Hall
  • Main hall flooring renovation
Cabin Renovations
  • Electrical improvements
  • 2 Bathrooms for Pautare (4 toilets, 4 sinks)
  • Changed layout configurations to increase capacity/better usage
  • Screen door replacement
  • Painting, fixing and winterizing!
  • New flooring for some areas
Red House
  • Foundation work, plumbing and electrical
  • Doors and windows repaired or replaced
  • New Playset – Red House
  • Hot water tank area enclosed, new window
  • Exterior siding with Seedrioru wood
Pond Improvements
  • Sauna dock replacement
We need your expertise!!! All the above projects require someone with the skills and knowledge to keep our expenses down and the completion successful! It can be done on your own schedule if you cannot make the fall Talgud. There are many people available to help, but I need project managers to take the bull by the horns and organize themselves.
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March Break Camp

Posted by on Mar 3, 2017 in Events, Summer Camp | Comments Off on March Break Camp

March Break Camp
March Break Camp happens again! March 11-13th Cost: $55 per camper before March 7th, $60 per camper after Hopefully, we'll have snow this time! Attached is our March break camp registration form and suggested... gear list. Camp starts on Saturday at 11am. Camp will end with dinner on March 13th to allow pick up after work. Dinner will be done by 6pm. Please arrange for pick up by 6pm. Further questions, please contact:
The summer camp registration sheets are coming soon, but we're already busy looking for staff!  
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Hiring for Camp

Posted by on Jan 28, 2017 in Summer Camp, Volunteer | Comments Off on Hiring for Camp

Hiring for Camp
Reminder that the job application deadline is January 31st. We still looking for counselors and kitchen staff.  We're also looking for staff for March break camp: March 11- 13th.  Submit applications to:
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2017 – Upcoming Events

Posted by on Jan 8, 2017 in Events, Summer Camp, Suvihari Festival, Volunteer | Comments Off on 2017 – Upcoming Events

2017 – Upcoming Events

You're going to want to mark your 2017 calendars for a packed year! Here are some important dates:

March Break Camp

March... 11th – 13th 2017

Spring Talgud

April 22nd May 6th


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Merry Christmas!

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Merry Christmas!
From all of us at Seedrioru, we wish you a häid jõulu pühi (Merry Christmas) and a head uus aasta! (Happy New Year!) We’d also like to thank everyone in the... community and our sponsors for their participation, volunteer work, and generous donations that we’ve received through the year. Suur Tänu! (Huge Thanks) read more

An Estonian Christmas – December 10th

Posted by on Dec 7, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on An Estonian Christmas – December 10th

An Estonian Christmas – December 10th
This Saturday, December 10th is the Christmas market and family event at the Toronto Estonian House from 12 - 4pm. There will be fun activities for kids by the... guides and scouts, a Christmas market, samplings of Christmas food, Santa Claus, performances by choirs and dance groups and, the guides Christmas sausage and gingerbread cookie sale. The shooting range is open, the Estonian schools will have an info table. Everyone will be there, so should you! Seedrioru will have a table in the main hall sharing information about March Break and summer camp. Bring the kids!

Looking for the perfect gift?

Seedrioru Gift Certificates are available for purchase in any denomination at our table or via email: Thanks to one of our key sponsors, the Estonian Foundation of Canada, for putting on this event! Come and enjoy the Christmas spirit!

Häid Jõule!! Merry Christmas!!

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Friday Night of Talgud “Art Session”

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Events | Comments Off on Friday Night of Talgud “Art Session”

Friday September 31 st

Artist “KrisSügista Koger” is interested in hosting a “wine and cheese” water colour painting artwork teaching... session at the Red House Friday night, before the Talgud.  Cost will be by donation. Come the evening before Talgud and enjoy the sunset while painting. Accommodations at the Red house will be reserved for budding artists! Please contact Krista kristakoger[AT] to reserve your spot!   read more

Fall Weekend Camp

Posted by on Sep 23, 2016 in Events, Summer Camp | Comments Off on Fall Weekend Camp

October 14 - 16, 2016 at Seedrioru2014_sygis-150 $55 each child Campers aged 7 - 16 Since it's a workday, we ask that you... please feed your children dinner before arriving.  We will offer a night time snack.  Camp will end on Sunday after lunch. Please register early . After October 6th, the weekend camp cost increases. seedrioru-varustus-what-to-bring-sugis-fall-2016 seedrioru-registreerimis-leht-registration-sugis-fall-2016     read more