Past Events – Detailed

Fall Bake Sale – Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00—14:00 Bake Sale poster
12:00–14:00 Lunch

Notes

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance.

A few samples from what can be expected:

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“Pogácsa”

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“Beigli”

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Cheese Strudel

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Rum Balls

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“Zserbó”

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Sour Cherry Strudel

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Lemon Cake

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Sour Cherry Pie

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Linzer

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“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Goulash

Goulash

Palacsinta

“Palacsinta” (Thin Hungarian Crêpes)

Lunch Reservation




Quantities

Member Adult$14 Student** $11 Child$8
Guest Adult$18 Student** $14 Child$9


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"Fánk" Sale, ”Kerekítő”, Folk Dance and Santa’s Arrival – Sunday, December 1, 2019 at 14:00 - 18:00

Mikulás

14:00 – ”Fánk” Sale
15:00 – ”Kerekítő” – Program for Young Families
15:45 – Hungarian Folk Dance for Children
16:15 – Santa’s Arrival

We can honour and execute reserved and prepaid orders only. Reservations can be made here, on our website, and payments must be made at the OHCC, or the Hungarian Saturday school or scouting not later than 9 PM on November 27th.

We appreciate pre-ordering the smaller quantities of “fánk” as well. Orders for larger quantities or take out, however, must be made by 8:00 AM.

Mikulás


Ordering





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Televised Theatre: "Ivan the Terrible" – Friday, November 29, 2019 at 19:00 - 21:00


science-fiction

Bugalkov’s play adapted by: Vecsei H. Miklós
Directed by: ifj. Vidányszki Attila
Premiere: Radnóti Színház, Budapest, 2016. október 16.
Run-time: 2h 15′
With English subtitles. The first piece of our „Televised Theatre” series.

posterSomewhere on an East-European sea shore there is a townhouse with its back facing the sea. The administrator, Ivan Vasilevitch, calls for a tenant meeting. Meanwhile, the time machine built by Timotief, a tenant, accidentally turns on. We travel four-hundred years in time, eras and roles get all mixed, and we end up in the court of Ivan the Terrible. While the tenants desperately try to get back into the future, we are left not knowing what is illusion and what is real. [Radnóti Színház]

”What could I say? If we do not fool ourselves, we will quickly be fooled by others. And if you manage to fool whom you call ’yourself’, that is quite an achievement, since usually it is the other way around, that is what fools us.” (Viktor Pelevin)

Cast

Ivan Vasilevich, administrator / czar László, Zsolt
Uljana Djumálna, Ivan’s wife Martin, Márta
Sergei Tyimofejev, inventor Rusznák, András
Anaida Mihajlovna, actress Petrik, Andrea
Jakin Snittov, movie director Molnár Áron
Miroslav Kichorskij thief Pál, András
Spak Poljoska, informant Schneider, Zoltán
Mihail B. Uglakov, writer/patriarch Gazsó, György
Olga Nyaleszkaja, logopedist / the czar’s wife Sodró Eliza
Pjotr Puszta, administrator in training / musician Gyöngyösi Zoltán
Andrej Nyaleszki, boy / ambassador Figeczky Bence
Mr. P. Howard Fekete Vilmányi, Benett
Feketesereg Konfár, Erik

Crew

Decor designer Pater Sparrow
Costume designer Vecsei, Kinga Réta
Dramaturge Garai, Judit
Music by Kovács, Adrián
Lights Baumgartner, Sándor
Stage-manager Kónya, József
Prompter Farkas, Erzsébet
Assistant Director Ari, Zsófi
Trailer

Sponsors and Distributors of the Recording

HU címer Nemzeti Kulturális Alap
AMSz címer Foundation for the Hungarian Theatres
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa, ON

Reservation

Admission is free, but in order to help us setting up the hall, please make your reservation by 14.00 PM on the day of event. The successfully received reservations are readily confirmed by e-mail as well.





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Deadline to Order Gifts from Santa – Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 00:00 - 21:00

Santa Please specify your children’s last and first names in the comments field below. Therein you can write a message you would like Santa to tell to your children. We suggest a mischievous and a very kind act of your offspring to make meeting Santa a more personal experience.

We can honour and execute reserved and paid for orders only. The payments can be made at the OHCC, the Hungarian Saturday school and scouting.

Gift Ordering





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Televised Theatre: "Hedda Gabler" – Friday, November 22, 2019 at 19:00 - 21:00

stage play

Written by: Henrik Ibsen
Directed by: Zsótér Sándor
Premiere: Katona József Színház, Kecskemét, February 17th, 2017
Run-time: 2h 10′
With English subtitles. The fourth piece of our „Televised Theatre” series.

plakátThe story of Hedda Gabler, the female Hamlet of the fine literature, a “new woman” fully armed to conquer the world, is revealed. Her complex character is smart and exceptional, and while she breaks all rules on purpose, she dreams of a shiny life, only to come to realize quickly, that being on the side of the man she chose will not yield the much desired results. The recognition does not have consequences for Hedda’s life alone, but for the faith of all those around her as well.

Cast

Mr. Jörgen Tesman Porogi, Ádám
Mrs. Hedda Tesman, Jörgen’s wife Trokán, Nóra
Miss. Juliane Tesman, Jörgen’s aunt Sára, Bernadette
Mrs. Elvsted Hajdú, Melinda
Brack Szemenyei, János
Ejlert Lövborg Nagy, Viktor
Ms. Berte Kertész, Kata

Crew

Decor designer Ambrus, Mária
Costume designer Benedek, Mari
Dramaturge Ungár, Júlia
Translation by Boronkay, Soma
Writer Ungár, Zsófia and Zsotér, Sándor
Stage-manager Mahalek, Gábor
Prompter Ba, Éva
Assistant Director Sirkó, Anna

Sponsors and Distributors of the Recording

HU címer Nemzeti Kulturális Alap
AMSz címer Foundation for the Hungarian Theatres
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa, ON

Reservation

Admission is free, but in order to help us setting up the hall, please make your reservation by 14.00 PM on the day of event. The successfully received reservations are readily confirmed by e-mail as well.





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Virtuosos: The Future of Classical Music – Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 19:00 - 21:00

poster“Virtuosos”, the world’s first classical music TV competition started in 2014, broadcasted by the Hungarian Television. As quality music education is available in Hungary from kindergarten to professional music academies, hundreds of musicians applied to the show. The competition has become so popular that some of the episodes were watched by as much as 10% of the country’s population. The judge panel consisting of renowned, professional musicians discovered dozens of brilliant talents in every season. The main goal is to keep these talents in the music industry and give further opportunity of professional development, performing and playing music together. To help this, the founders of the Virtuosos program have established Young Virtuosos Foundation, which nurtures the young musicians in every aspect.

Virtuosos Ensemble, whose members are outstanding talents discovered in the previous 5 seasons of the successful show, is being supported and led by the Foundation. The orchestra’s aim is to put famous classical music into an unusual and interesting transliteration to hold high quality, yet entertaining live performances. Leader of Virtuosos Ensemble is the 25 years old Apor Szüts, an excellent pianist, composer and conductor. The compositions on the Ensemble’s repertoire are his adaptations of the ensemble’s youthful, innovative spirit.

The Virtuosos Ensemble wants to convey a high culture of classical music for future generations in a modern form.

Virtuosos Ensemble

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  • Zoltán Bácsy-Schwartz (violin)
  • Bence Bánkövi (cello)
  • Zsuzsanna Csabay (flute)
  • Kata Koppán (viola)
  • Vanessza Korb (violin)
  • Leonóra Liszkay (flute)
  • Ali Daniel Lugosi (clarinet)
  • Jenő Puporka (double bass)
  • Apor Szüts (piano)
  • Gyula Várady (violin)

Dr. András Batta (Chairman of Young Virtuosos Foundation)

Distinguished Virtuosos Concerts Worldwide

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  • Beijing
  • Berlin, Berliner Philharmonie Concert Hall
  • Brasil
  • Budapest, Nato Assembly
  • Cologne and Edinburgh, Eurovision Young Musicians 2016 and 2018
  • Egypt
  • London, Concert with London Mozart Players
  • Los Angeles, Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • Miami, Kravis Center
  • Milan, World Expo
  • New York: Avery Fisher Hall, Carnegie Hall, Koch Theater
  • Pakistan
  • Paris, Climate Change Conference
  • Shanghai, BudapestFEST
  • Shenzhen, Asia Music Festival
  • Singapore, Charity Event
  • Strasbourg, Council of Europe
  • Tokyo, Tokyo Forum Hall
  • Toronto, Roy Thomson Hall

Concert Program Repertoire

  1. Kodály, Zoltán: Intermezzo – Háry János
  2. Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction and rondo capriccioso
  3. Antonin Dvořák : Slavic dance Op 46. No.8
  4. J. S. Bach: Suite in b minor: Badinerie
  5. C. Saint-Saens – Jascha Heifetz: Swan
  6. Kodály, Zoltán: Adagio
  7. Johannes Brahms: Hungarian Dance No.1.
  8. Ian Clarke: Hypnosis
  9. David Popper: Dance of the Elves
  10. Kovács, Béla: After you, Mr. Gershwin
  11. Manuel de Falla: Ritual Fire Dance
  12. Astor Piazzolla: Libertango
  13. J. S. Bach: Double violin concerto in d-minor, 1st movement
  14. Giovanni Bottesini: Elegy
  15. Bartók, Béla: Romanian Folk Dances
  16. Antonin Dvořák : Silent Woods
  17. Franz Liszt: Hungarian Rhapsody No.9.
  18. Ernest Bloch: Nigun
  19. P. I. Tchaikovsky – Violin Concerto in D major 3rd movement
  20. Edward Elgar: Salut d’amour
  21. Adolf Schreiner: Immer kleiner
  22. Leonard Bernstein: Mambo
  23. Astor Piazzolla: Tango etude
  24. Szüts, Apor: Tango á la Grotesque
  25. Aram Khachaturian: Sabre Dance

Supporters

HU logoHungary’s Embassy to Canada
NKA logoNemzeti Kulturális Alap
KV logoYoung Virtuosos Foundation

Program Schedule

19:00 — Concert

Please arrive at least 15 minutes early.
Sold out, we have a full house!


Remembering the Heroes of 1956 – Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 15:00 - 19:00
15:00—15:30 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument and Inauguration of the New Cross in the Beechwood Cemetery koszorú
16:00—16:30 Paying tribute at the ’56 Monument on Maple Island (flowers will be appropriate)
17:00—18:00 Reception held at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre for the participants of the remembrance
17:30—18:00 “Kóbor” – short documentary

Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery

Monument on Maple Island


Kóbor – Sunday, November 3, 2019 at 17:30 - 18:00

short documentary

By: Zoltán Ferkó KCSP Laureate
Year: 2019
Run time: 25′
With English subtitles.

plakátKóbor is a diminishing island of a village in Southern Transylvania, in Brassó County’s Hungarian diaspora. A predominantly Hungarian village – as attested by the 1910 census (786 Hungarians in a population of 888) –, in 2011 Kóbor was inhabited by 238 people, out of which 106 still defined themselves as Hungarians, most of them aged 60 and above. The fate of Kóbor, like the fate of an ocean encased in a drop of water, captures the hundred-year struggle for survival of countless Hungarian communities cut off from the nation-state and forced into diasporas in the neighbouring countries, and that of Hungarian communities living across the globe. The effects of two world wars, of revolutions and regime changes, of dictatorships and mass emigration waves, of the aging population and the cunningly implemented changes in its ethnic composition are all illustrated through individual destinies in this movie. In all its 25 minutes the film attempts to go beyond the nefarious consequences of ongoing and historical events. It is looking for points of evasion from a place that many consider it has reached the point of no return; the filmmakers are still searching for possible ways in moving forward for us all.

(Zoltán Ferkó. Translation by Béla Köntés)

Trailer

Contact

Web site
Facebook

Reservation

Admission is free, but in order to help us setting up the hall, please make your reservation by 14.00 PM on the day of event. The successfully received reservations are readily confirmed by e-mail as well.





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Televised Theatre: "The Enthusiasts" – Friday, November 1, 2019 at 19:00 - 21:00

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Based on Die Schwärmer by Robert Musil
Translation by: Györffy, Miklós
Directed by: Szikora, János
Premiere: Vörösmarty Theatre, Székesfehérvár, April 23, 2016
Run-Time: 2h 20′
With English subtitles. This is the third piece of our „Televised Theatre” series.

posterThe story of a break-up is the intrigue on the surface. The feelings, intellect, coices and crisis of the characters are real, but between the terms of the values of “enthusiasm” and common ethics the institution of marriage might have different meanings. [Vörösmarty Theatre]

„We are standing at the boundary of a new era which will be ruled – either guided or destroyed – by science. The old tragedies die out, and we cannot tell if there will be any new ones as today we are already able to inject the soul of a doe into a buck, and vice versa. Those who are not able to evaluate mathematical integrals or do not master experimentation techniques should never comment on the matters of the soul.” (Robert Musil)

(Translation by Tibor Lapohos)

Cast

Thomas Lábodi, Ádám
Maria, the wife Törőcsik, Franciska
Anselm Andrássy, Máté
Regine, Maria’s sister Varga, Lili
Josef, Regine’s husband, univ. professor Egyed, Attila
Stader, the owner of Newton, Galilei & Stader Detective Co. Kuna, Károly
Ms. Mertens Kerkay, Rita
Servant Soltész, Rita

Crew

Costume designer Zoób, Kati
Dramaturge Morcsányi, Géza
Scenarist Szikora, János
Stage-manager Horváth, Iza
Prompter Soltész, Rita
Ajánló Előzetes

Sponsors and Distributors of the Recording

HU címer Nemzeti Kulturális Alap
AMSz címer Foundation for the Hungarian Theatres
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa, ON

Reservation

Admission is free, but in order to help us setting up the hall, please make your reservation by 14.00 PM on the day of event. The successfully received reservations are readily confirmed by e-mail as well.





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Classical Music Shaken, Not Stirred – Saturday, October 26, 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00

a Kalmus Felicián koncert

A part of the proceeds willbe used to support the Hungarian minorities in Transcarpathia.

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Besides the greatest classical pieces, Felicián’s concert encompasses movie soundtracks, folk songs and compositions of his own.

Everything he plays is soaked with his own characteristic style which opens the heart towards classical music with ease.

Felicián guides his listeners into and through a very colourful musical world. He combines the classical and electronically generated sounds and elements effortlessly, and he always brings his cello in the forefront at the exactly right time.

During summer of 2018 his very first album entitled “Great Great Grandma” appeared revealing his daring adaptations of well known Hungarian folk song motifs. The motto of the album is: “My great-great grandmother’s songs in my world”.

Canadaian Tour 2019

  • October 25th – Halifax
  • October 26th – Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
  • October 27th – Csillagösvény Association, Montreál
  • November 1st – Mindszenty Hall, Windsor
  • November 2nd – Toronto
  • November 3rd – Roman Catholic Church, Hamilton
MNA HU logo Magyar Miniszterelnökség Nemzetpolitikai Államtitkárság
BGA címer Bethlen Gábor Alap
NKA logo Nemzeti Kulturlális Alap
EHA logo The Canadian tour is supported by the Extra Hungariam Foundation in collaboration with the NAHC. KMOSZ logo

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Concert

About the Artist

Kalmus Felicián

Kalmus Felicián

Felicián Kalmus „… was born in Hungary, and started playing the cello at the age of five. Over the next few years he won many competitions, and played his first solo concert with the symphonic orchestra at age of eight. Felicián graduated from the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy (Budapest). He began performing many of his own compositions during his time at the academy, and is known (in Hungary) as the crossover cellist. Felicián has been featured on several CD-s, film and advertisement musics. Has been working with highlighted Hungarian artists. Meanwhile currently playing in two bands, he is focusing on his crossover solo performance as well as on his #randomcello project.” [https://feliciankalmus.com/hu/]

Erdő, erdő Este van már

Dinner Menu

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Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potato and Dill Pickles

dessert

Zserbó

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.




Tickets for Dinner and Show

Member Adult 26$ Student** 20$ Child 13$
Guest Adult 33$ Student** 25$ Child 17$

Tickets for the Show Only

Member Adult 12$ Student** 9$ Child 6$
Guest Adult 15$ Student** 11$ Child 8$

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** Valid student ID required.


63rd Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 15:00 - 18:30

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Details of the event

15.00– Greetings and Memorial Program in collaboration with the Kölcsey Scouts of Ottawa poster
16.00– OHCC Community Reception
17.00– Hungarian Dinner
Guest of Honour: Dr. Ódor Bálint, Hungary’s Ambassador to Canada

On the Menu

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Goulash

dessert

Pasta with Walnuts

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.

Admission




Tickets for the Program and Reception Only

Free admission

All Inclusive Tickets

Member Adult 14$ Student** 11$ Child 7$
Guest Adult 18$ Student** 14$ Child 9$

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** Valid student ID required.


Fall Members' Meeting – Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 15:00 - 18:00

italok The agenda of the meeting contains decisions requiring voting, managerial report, and presentation of future plans.

A Q&A session will be closing the meeting.

Only members in good standing have the right to participate and vote. According to the Internal Operation Procedures of the Board of Directors the Board will not handle any membership applications or renewals during and within 72 hours prior to the meeting. We thank you for your cooperation, and renewing on time!


Romungro: Music, Dance, Joy – Saturday, September 28, 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00

plakátThe Romungro concerts are extremely entertaining; spectators, including young and old, literally dance through most of them. The event’s exciting and genuine delicacy showcases and reveals the diversity of the Hungarian musical palette.

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Concert

About the Artists

Romungro

Romungro Gipsy Band

The “Romungro” word stands for Hungarian gypsy, and most of them are true musician gypsies. Musically and gastronomically their culture relates closely to the Hungarian one. The Romungro band was founded in 2007 by Péter Horváth and Sándor Kalányos. In 2009 they regrouped, and by 2013 they have grown into a stable, consistent band.

Current members:

Péter Horváth (band leader) – cajón, jug, spoon, contrabasso vocale, vocals
Vilmos Suha – acoustic guitar, vocals
László Drapán – electronic organ, saxophone, clarinet
Roland Visi Sr. – darbuka, percussion instruments, contrabasso vocale, vocals
Roland Visi Jr. – jug, contrabasso vocale, vocals

For more information on the band please read this interview.

A38 Hajó, Budapest
Városnapok, Csorna Kaláka Fesztivál, Eger
Ördögkatlan Fesztivál

Albums

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Feketén Fehéren (Black and White) (2012)

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Újrahangolva (Re-tuned) (2015)

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Tíz (Ten) (2018)

Contact

Facebook, www.romungro.com

On the Dinner Menu

main

Pork Slice with Lecsó and Rice

dessert

Plum Pie

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.




Tickets for Dinner and Show

Member Adult 26$ Student** 20$ Child 13$
Guest Adult 33$ Student** 25$ Child 17$

Tickets for the Show Only

Member Adult 12$ Student** 9$ Child 6$
Guest Adult 15$ Student** 11$ Child 8$

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** Valid student ID required.


Who Knows If You'll See Me Again? – Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00

a musical mono-drama about the life of Katalin Karády
A Szab-way Színházi Szervezet (Szabadka, Vajdaság) előadása

plakátThis two-person production about Katalin Karády’s life focuses on emigration and the emigration’s unwitting pressure. The story is played out in a fictional setting. During her last performance in Hungary, on the verge of emigration, Karády recollects her thoughts about her own life and allows us to see her fate that caused her to leave the country she still loves with all her heart… and occasionally fragments of or even an entire evergreen song bursts out of her. This bittersweet show is sprinkled with humour, but it mostly highlights fundamental issues about the home country, affiliation, statelessness, and at the same time about arts, love, success and power. Karády’s life mirrors our own social, human and political interactions, which many people unwillingly have to face, but those who leave or are forced to leave, and those who stay all know that the responsibilities – and the consequences – are everyone’s.

Rozi B. Brestyánszki

The show’s cast and crew are all affiliates of the Folk Theatre from Szabadka.

Cast and Crew

Karády Katalin: Zsuzsa Kalmár

At the Piano: Géza Kucsera jr. vagy Rafael Juhász (Canadian performances)

Written by: Rozi B. Brestyánszki

Directed by: Zoltán Mezei

Premiere: 2018.X.4.

About the Play

Photo Gallery: Karády képgaléria – Facebook

Trailer: Ki tudja, látsz-e még?

Critics: Pannon RTV – Emlékezés Karády Katalinra a Népkörben

Hét Nap Hetilap – A végzet asszonya(i)

Magyar Szó napilap – Vissza se nézett

Szabad Magyar Szó online folyóirat – Ki tudja, látsz-e még?

Sneak Peeks

Pannon RTV – Karády élete dalokban elmesélve Karády a Vitrázs kulturális tévémagazin műsorában
Pannon RTV – Kommentár nélkül – Karády

Szab-way Theatrical Group

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Show

On the Menu

második

második Rántott csirke petrezselymes rizzsel és vegyes salátával

édesség

Somló Trifle

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.




Tickets for Dinner and Show

Member Adult $29 Student** $22 Child $15
Guest Adult $33 Student** $25 Child $17

Tickets for the Show Only

Adult $15 Student** $11 Child $8

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** Valid student ID required.


Jazzical Melodies – Saturday, September 7, 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00

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Enjoy Jazzical Melodies, an exciting blend of the best of the Classical Music and Jazz worlds, performed by versatile musicians Canadian soprano Melissa-Marie Shriner, and Hungarian-born pianist and bassist Róbert Horváth and Attila Darvas.

Repertoire will include beloved opera arias, including Hungarian Operetta and Traditional Hungarian Folk Music for the first half, coupled with the best of the best jazz standards from the Great American Songbook in the second half! There will be something for everyone to enjoy!

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Recital

About the Artists

Melissa-Marie Shriner

Melissa-Marie Shriner

As a soprano, Melissa-Marie Shriner is known as a versatile performer appearing throughout southern Ontario and within Europe. As a multi-genre artist, her feet are planted in the jazz, singer/songwriter and musical theatre/classical worlds, showcasing her ability to adeptly switch between genres. Ms. Shriner is a soloist and chorister with the Avanti Chamber Singers, a guest soloist with Choralis Camerata, leader of the Melissa-Marie Shriner Jazz Trio, and a performer with the TD Niagara Jazz Festival and the Twilight Jazz Series, among many other musical incarnations.

Jazz endeavours include her second holiday recording, “A Christmas Love Song”, released in November 2017, evoking the classic Holiday recordings of the 1940’s and 50’s, for which she was both performer and executive producer. Melissa-Marie is currently planning a new album called Pure Imagination that will combine her original music and classical crossover music, set to be released in Spring 2020. She was recently nominated for the Established Artist Award for the St. Catharines Arts Awards 2018, and for the Female Vocalist of the Year award for the Niagara Music Awards 2018. She is a concert producer and director, having written, directed and performed in numerous one-woman and collaborative concerts, and is known for her very moving song interpretation ability. Ms. Shriner is the creative force behind the successful “Melissa-Marie Shriner sings” concert series, in its 8th season, for which she serves as Artistic Director, Producer, and Performer.

Highlighting her classical singing, Ms. Shriner undertook a concert tour of solo recitals throughout Hungary in 2016 that included singing world premieres of Canadian-Hungarian compositions, which were recorded and broadcast on the National Hungarian Catholic Radio station.

Ms. Shriner runs the Melissa Shriner Music Studio in Jordan Station, where she teaches voice, piano and songwriting techniques, and also serves as vocal/choral workshop clinician at various high schools in the Niagara Region, and as music consultant to music teachers, singers and musicians. She is the Music Director at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Thorold, Ontario.

Attila Darvas

Attila Darvas

Bassist Attila Darvas was raised in Budapest, Hungary. The son of a classical violinist, he started taking piano lessons at the age of 6 and bass at 13. He studied jazz bass at the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music. Since his arrival to Toronto in 1987, Attila has been working as a freelance bassist.

He had the honor of playing with some of the best local musicians, such as Guido Basso, Pat LaBarbera, Archie Alleyne, Robi Botos, Demo Cates, as well as some international stars like Béla Fleck, Jean-Luc Ponty, and Dame Shirley Bassey.

Róbert Horváth

Róbert Horváth

Róbert Horváth is a musician who’s superb technical skills allow him to explore music with exceptional insight while making it appear effortless… His interpretations are quite personal … clearly seeking the heart of the music … a truly gifted pianist.”

[Glenn Morley, multi award-winning composer/music producer]

Róbert Horváth is a pianist gaining wide recognition in the province of Ontario. A popular soloist with the Cathedral Bluffs Symphony Orchestra, he has performed regularly with the CBSO since 2008. Performing Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No.1 in 2017, Rachmaninoff’s Concerto No.2 in 2010 , and Bach’s single, double, triple, and quadruple keyboard concerti in one evening. In 2008, he performed Chopin`s Piano Concerto No.2. Featured soloist of the York Chamber Ensemble in 2008 Gerald Finzi’s Eclogue for Piano and Strings, and in 2003, was part of the Royal Ontario Museum’s grand re-opening in concert at Reményi House of Music. He was featured soloist with the Canadian Sinfonietta in 2011, Liszt’s famous Hungarian Rhapsody No.2. on the program.

Robert’s versatility extends to jazz piano and musical theatre; he has served as vocal coach, conductor, and pianist in musical productions, both in his native Hungary (“Musical World”) and in Canada (“First Time Players”). In 2016 Robert became the pianist of the Payadora Tango Ensemble for their regular concert series, which events included the “After Concert Series” at the Koerner Hall in Toronto.

An important priority for Róbert Horváth is music education. He founded the Horváth School of Music in 2002, and he has been an assistant teacher for vocal coach Elaine Overholt at the Big Voice Studio in Toronto where he teaches classical piano, jazz (harmony), song writing and improvisation.

Róbert was a recipient of a Canada Council grant in 2008. He earned his Master’s Degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from the prestigious Franz Liszt Academy of Music and the Béla Bartók Conservatory of Music in his native Hungary; his musical ancestry can be traced back to Franz Liszt.

When he isn’t practicing or teaching, Robert enjoys fishing, reading, films, and being outdoors. Along with his lifelong devotion to music, Robert also strongly believes life is about “health, love, happiness, and refined passion.” He lives in Toronto, Ontario.

On the Dinner Menu

main

Beef “Pörkölt” with “Nokedli” and Dill Pickle

dessert

Coffee-Walnut Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.




Tickets for Dinner and Show

Member Adult 26$ Student** 20$ Child 13$
Guest Adult 33$ Student** 25$ Child 17$

Tickets for the Show Only

Member Adult 12$ Student** 9$ Child 6$
Guest Adult 15$ Student** 11$ Child 8$

* Mandatory fields.
** Valid student ID required.


King St. Stephen and Foundation of the Hungarian State Day – Sunday, August 18, 2019 at 15:00 - 17:00

Details of the Event

15:00 Lunch poster
16:00 Program

On the Lunch Menu

main

Goulash

second

Profiterole and Raspberry

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Without dining the admission is free. We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.




Quantities

Member Adult$12 Student** $9 Child$6
Guest Adult$15 Student** $11.25 Child$7.50


* Mandatory fields.
** Valid student ID required.


Bridge Tournament – Saturday, August 10, 2019 - Sunday, August 11, 2019 at All Day

Private event of The Bridge ConnectionTBC logo

Intermediate / Novice Sectional Tournament

Saturday Novice pairs* 9:30am & 1:30pm
Stratified pairs* 9:30am & 1:30pm
Suday Swiss teams 9:30am & 1:30pm

Notes

* Pair events are single session.

Stratification is by average (subject to attendance):

A 200-500
B 20-199
C 0-19

Contacts

Tournament chair: Colin Brodie ca_brodie@yahoo.com, 613-727-4747
Information: Michael Abbey abbey.fenderpbs@gmail.com, 343-262-4053


The 38th Anniversary of the OHCC – Saturday, July 6, 2019 at 15:00 - 19:00

(Founded on July 3rd, 1981)

building

The LePage ad in 1981

posterThe home of the Hungarian community in Ottawa was built in 1979. The 279 m2 (3000 sq.ft.) building was raised on a 30,5 m × 53,3 m (100 ft × 175 ft) size land. It was made of concrete bricks, and originally it was used for storage. The first floor was part of the original design right from the beginning, and it was used for offices. In 1981, the entire property was listed at $99,000 when it was bought by the Hungarian community. The founding members transformed it into its present day shape within a year.

Program

15:00 — 19:00 Pork BBQ
(18:00 – last order)

On the Menu

fő

Pork BBQ with Muzsdéj* and Potato Salad with Onions and Vinegar or Mayo

dessert

Profiterole

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

* Ground garlic with red paprika mixed with a bit of red wine.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by noon on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.




Quantities

Member Adult$14 Student** $11 Child$8
Guest Adult$18 Student** $14 Child$9


* Mandatory fields.
** Valid student ID required.


Canada Day – Friday, June 28, 2019 - Monday, July 1, 2019 at All Day

closed


Private Event – Saturday, June 22, 2019 at All Day

We are closed for the public.


Televised Theatre: "Tales from the Vienna Woods" – Friday, June 21, 2019 at 19:00 - 21:00

“folk play”, drama

plakát

Poster: Levente Bagossy, GIF: Mikul Mácsai


Written by: Ödön von Horváth
Orignal title: Geschichten aus dem Wiener Wald (1931)
Translation: Parti Nagy Lajos
Directed by: László Bagossy
Premiere: Örkény Theatre, Budapest, March 18th, 2016.
Last show: April 26th, 2019.
Time: 2h 45′

With English subtitles. The second piece of our „Televised Theatre” series.

The daughter of a salesperson is about to get married to the butcher, but the young lover of the lady from the neighbouring convenience store seduces her during the engagement party. The new couple move, and have a child. They cannot take care of their own newborn, so they give the baby up for adoption by the young man’s mother living in a village. The young mother becomes a dancer, her father disinherits her, while the lady next door tries to find happiness within the arms of a law student, but later on she takes her old lover back. The baby dies. The butcher forgives her former fiancée, so everything falls back in its place. Just like in fairy tales.

Ödön von Horváth takes us into the musical world of 1930’s Vienna.

“Every play of mine is tragedy – they only appear comic, because they are so horrid. Misery must be shown.”

Ödön von Horváth

[Örkény Theatre]

Trailer
Compilation by Ákos Badits and Balázs István Balázs

Sonsors and Distributors of the Recording

HU címer Nemzeti Kulturális Alap
AMSz címer Foundation for the Hungarian Theatres
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa, ON

Reservation

Admission is free, but in support of the Foundation for the Hungarian Theatres we are more than happy to collect donations. We suggest $5.

In order to help us setting up the hall, please make your reservation by 14.00 PM on the day of event. The successfully received reservations are readily confirmed by e-mail.





* Mandatory fields




Bridge Tournament – Saturday, June 8, 2019 - Sunday, June 9, 2019 at All Day

Private event of The Bridge Connection.


Televised Theatre: „Kvartett” (Quartett) – Friday, June 7, 2019 at 19:00 - 21:00

Comedy

Written by György Spiró
Signed by László Márton
Premiere: Vígszínház (Comedy Theatre), Budapest, October 10, 2014.
Time: 1h 50min
With English subtitles. The first piece of our „Televised Theatre” series.

scene
Unexpectedly, a stranger coming from the US disturbs the couple’s dull everydays by claiming the Old Man saved his life in 1956, as he was the one warning him of the approaching danger. The Visitor is eternally thankful, and he wants to give expensive presents to the couple. The Old Man is stuck in the past, and calls the Visitor a traitor, and asks him to leave. All of a sudden, we are witnessing a deep, pitiful and grotesque conversation, as the Visitor tries to convince the Old Man of the obvious truth, which the Old Man, for some strange reason, is not willing to listen to nor to understand… [Kvartett]


Trailer

Sonsors and Distributors of the Recording

HU címer Nemzeti Kulturális Alap
AMSz címer Foundation for the Hungarian Theatres
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
HU címer Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa, ON

Reservation

Admission is free, but in order to help us setting up the hall, please make your reservation by 14.00 PM on the day of event. The successfully received reservations are readily confirmed by e-mail.





* Mandatory fields




Day of National Unity – Sunday, June 2, 2019 at 12:00 - 16:00

„It never has to be spoken of,
But we shall think of it always!”
Gyula Juhász

fotoThis year’s remembrance is made more complete and broader by the exhibition material (in Hungarian only) received from the Trianon Museum of Várpalota, Hungary. Thanks to the generosity and collaboration of the museum, there will be 31 posters on display describing the history and consequences of the Treaties from Trianon in 1920, which created the largest minority in Europe. The National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada promotes this material among the Hungarian communities in Canada, in the hopes that it will be exhibited at the Hungarian cultural and community centres.

HU címer Trianon Museum – Zichy Castle, Várpalota, Hungary http://trianonmuzeum.hu
HU címerWithin Canada, the exhibition material is promoted by the NAHC.

Program

12:00 Poster Exhibition – courtesy of Trianon Museum. Compiled by Ernő Raffay and Pál Szabó, graphic artwork by Krisztina Wimmer foto
14:00 Lunch
15:00 Commemorative Program

On the Menu

main

Goulash Soup

second

Pasta with Cottage Cheese (Hungarian traditional meal)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Admission to the exhibition and festive program only is free, however we can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 11 AM on Saturday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Heros' Day – Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 15:00 - 15:30

During the communist regime, it was prohibited to commemorate this day. In Hungary, those who have fallen fighting for their home country are remembered on the last Sunday in May. On this very same day, there is a remembrance held at the Beechwood Military Cemetery, organized by the veterans of the revolution and fight for freedom of Hungary in 1956.

The 1956 Memorial in the Beechwod Cemetery


Movie Night: "Saint Peter's Umbrella" – Friday, May 24, 2019 at 19:00 - 20:30

1958 comedy, 94 min
(in Hungarian, unfortunately no subtitles are available)

Based on Kálmán Mikszáth’s famous roman bearing the same title.
Screenplay by Frigyes Bán.
Directed by Frigyes Bán and Vladislav Pavlovič.

jelenetPál Grigorics wants to leave his tremendous wealth to his son, but he is afraid his greedy siblings would try to steal it, so he hides a large cheque inside the handle of an old umbrella – without telling his son! After an auction following his death, the umbrella dissapears. His son, György Wibra György becomes a lawyer, stumbles upon the secret, and searches for the valuable object, only to find something different than what he expects.

Cast: Sándor Pécsi, Mari Törőcsik, István Egri, Irén Psota, Márta Fónay, László Márkus, and many others.

Admission is free.


Victoria Day – Friday, May 17, 2019 - Sunday, May 19, 2019 at All Day

We are closed for the long weekend. Thank you for understanding!


Mother's Day – Sunday, May 5, 2019 at 15:00 - 18:00

Presented by Oskola (the Ottawa Hungarian School),the Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa and the OHCC.

15:00 Children’s Greetings in Poems, Prose, Hungarian Folk-dancing and Music poster
16:30 Dinner

On the Menu

main

Pork Schnitzel with Mashed Potato and Dill Pickle

dessert

Profiterole

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Easter sprinkling – Monday, April 22, 2019 at 17:30 - 21:00

Easter eggs
17:30 – 18:30 Easter egg painting
18:30 – 21:00 Easter Sprinkling

Free admission. For those participating, ham and boiled eggs will be courtesy of the OHCC, until quantities last.
Please submit a reservation to help us estimate the quantity of food needed.

Boys, lads and men will recite Easter poems.

Potluck of bring-your-own cakes, baked goods and Easter eggs.


Spring Bake Sale – Saturday, April 13, 2019 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00—14:00 Bake Sale plakát
12:00–14:00 Lunch

Notes

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance!

A few samples from what can be expected:

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“Pogácsa”

foto

“Beigli”

foto

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudels

foto

Rum Balls

foto

“Zserbó”

foto

Roulade

foto

Lemon Cake

foto

Sour Cherry Pie

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“Dobos” Cake

foto

“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Goulash Soup

Goulash Soup

Csusza

Pasta with Cottage Cheese

Price

Adult Youth* Child
Member $12 $9 $6
Guest $15 $11.25 $7.5

* Or full-time university student with a valid student ID.


Annual Members' Meeting – Sunday, March 31, 2019 at 15:00 - 18:00

Management reports and important matters requiring voting will be on the agenda. This time, as the mandate of the current Board of Directors (BOD) will be ending, there will be BOD elections taking place as well. Your presence and participation would enhance and colour the decisions the membership takes going forward.poster

The OHCC By-laws were last updated by the Members Meeting on October 2nd, 2016, and they are in effect now as the 9th edition of this official document.

Only those with paid-up 2019 membership fees may fully participate and vote. Those with expired memberships from 2018 may only observe.

According to the decision the BOD took on 15th of October 2015, the BOD will not accept or process any membership payments within 72 hours prior to the meeting. The BOD exercises this exception in its sole discretion. Therefore, we urge you to ensure your voting right by renewing in a timely fashion.

breadBefore the meeting, we’ll serve slices of bread with homemade lard spread, sprinkled with ground paprika and topped with onion rings. Traditional and authentic!

Please arrive in time!


„Kettős hangzat” - Folk music concert and dance – Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 17:30 - 21:30

Program

  • 16.30 – snack (cooked “debreceni” sausage)
  • 17.30 – concert
  • 19.00 – folk dance

plakát

About the performance

Hungarian Folk-music from the Carpathian Basin performed by two fiddles. A concert by Tamás Nyitrai and Márton Pusko.

One of the most popular musical instruments of the Carpathian Basin is the fiddle. Before the appearance of bands using different stringed instruments a single pair of fiddle and bagpipes or bands consisting only of fiddles served as entertainment for the nobel communities as well as for people of the villages. Therefore back in the day, folk music concentrated mainly on a melody and its corresponsive rhythm, exclusively. At our concert we would like to introduce you this type of musical tradition and play fiddle music preserved by the ethnicities living in the Carpathian Basin. During these compositions you can listen to the folk music of well-known, as well as lesser known regions – each of which representing the unique traditions of fiddle music. You might as well find reconstructions of traditional music in our repertoire which not only had had an effect on the works of our greatest composers in the past but also on today’s great performers of Hungarian folk music, as well.

About the performers

Tamás Nyitrai

Tamás Nyitrai was born in Budapest (Hungary) in 1987. He was acquainted with Hungarian folk music at the age of six in a camp for families. As an effect of the latter he became a student of Czövek Erna Music School in Budakeszi. As soon as he successfully completed his school leaving exams, he applied for the Folk Music department of the College of Nyíregyháza. After finishing his studies Tamás became a student of Liszt Ferenc Academy for Music in 2007 where he began his studies at the Folk Music Department. After graduation not only did he acquire a degree as a performer, but also a degree in teaching and became the teacher of numerous art schools. Currently, Tamás is a member of the Hungarian State Folk Ensemble and a fiddle teacher of Bartók Music Secondary School of Liszt Ferenc Academy for Music. Apart from having his own band named Bazseva, Tamás is also a member of other bands. He regularly participates in the work of several folk-dance groups and helps in organising and implementing dance houses and folk camps in Hungary, as well as outside the borders of the country.
In 2011 Tamás was awarded with the Junior Prima Prize, a year later in 2012 he acquired the title of ’Young Master of Folk Arts’ and in 2017 he won the Halmos Béla Prize. It is of crucial importance to Tamás to authentically promote and pass on Hungarian folk music as comprehensively as possible.

Márton Pusko

Márton Pusko was born in Rozsnyó, (Slovakia) in 1990. He was six years old when he got himself acquainted with music in the music school of Tornalja. Later he became a student of a retired music teacher who had been a famous figure of entertainment as a gypsy violinist for decades for the delight of the local audiences. Márton got himself acquainted with Hungarian folk music in summer camps. In 2015 he had the opportunity to study it officially at Bartók Béla Music Secondary School. He continued his studies at the Folk Music Department of Liszt Ferenc Academy for Music. With the completion of his studies he became a fiddle teacher in 2018 by acquiring his degree. Currently, he works at Bartók Béla Music Secondary School of Liszt Ferenc Academy for Music as a fiddle teacher.
In 2011 he won the Fiddle Competition of Kecskemét. A year later in 2012 Márton and his band, the ’Parapács band’, participated in the Hungarian talent competition for folk-music and folk-dance called ’Fölszállott a Páva’ and they won the first prize in the category for folk music bands. Later, in 2018 he was awarded with the national prize ’Young Master of Folk Arts’. Márton believes, communicating authentic, Hungarian folk music in the form of live performances towards the audiences and his students bears crucial significance.

Refreshments

Before the performance, cooked “debreceni” sausage is available from 16:30.

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Anniversary of the 1848-49 Revolution and Fight for Freedom – Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 14:00 - 22:00

Program of the Day

14:00 – 14:30 plakátLaying of the Wreath at the Statue of Lajos Kossuth – ceremony in collaboration with Hungary’s Mission to Canada
(240 Waverley St.)
In order to avoid delaying our program, please arrive 10 minutes early. We thank you in advance!
15:30 – Commemorating Program at the OHCC
16:30 – Reception of the OHCC kokárda
17:30 – Hungarian Dinner

Dinner Menu

main

Goulash Soup

dessert

Palacsinta (Hungarian Crêpes)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


”Fight for Freedom” – Saturday, March 9, 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00

Theatrical play

plakát

Written by: Rozália Brestyánszki Boros

Cast:

János Arany and everyone else: Béla Kálló actor from Szabadka

Sándor Petőfi: Péter Lóránt Tóth wayfaring reciter of fine poetry, educator

Playtime: 60 min, in Hungarian

Near documentary drama. Based on the friendship of two of the brightest stars of the Hungarian fine literature, János Arany and Sándor Petőfi, the play depicts events that give us an insight into the hottest era of the Hungarian history surrounding the revolution and fight for freedom of 1848-1849, as well as the personality of the two poets.

Thanks to the support of the Hungarian National Advisory Board and to the organization of the Hungarian Education Association of Vajdaság (Voivodina, Serbia), by end of December 2018, the piece was played on stage in 30 locations of Délvidék. The actors are hoping to present the play in many more locations in the Carpathian Basin.

The premier took place on May 31st in the VM4K Studio of Szabadka.

 címer The recitals in Délvidék are supported by the Hungarian National Advisory Board
jelvény

The Canadian tour is supported by Studio Art association. The tour is organized by the NAHC.
Toronto – Ottawa – Montréal – Dartmouth – Cambridge – Windsor – Hamilton

KMOSZ címer

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Recital

Canadian Shows

March 2019:

  • 8th – Parameter Club, Toronto, ON
  • 9th – Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre, Ottawa, ON
  • 10th – Csillagösvény association, Montreál, QC
  • 12th – Dartmouth, NS
  • 15th – Kossuth Hall, Cambridge, ON
  • 16th – Mindszenty Hall-Hungarian Cultural Centre, Windsor, ON
  • 17th – Roman Catholic church, Hamilton, ON

Dinner Menu

főétel

Beef Pörkölt with Nokedli and Dill Pickle

édesség

Walnut Loaf

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – March – Sunday, March 3, 2019 at 11:30 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25


"Tartsd magad, nemzetem!" concert – Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 18:00 - 21:00

Program

18.00 dinner poster
19.00 concert

The Artists

Imre Vadkerti, György Derzsi, Koppány Kovács

On the Dinner Menu

főétel

Gypsy roast

dessert

Profiterole

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Film screening: “A világ közepe (The Middle of the World)” – Friday, February 8, 2019 at 19:00 - 20:30

The film The Middle of the World will be screened in the library of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre.

Scene from the “Middle of the World” film

With this event, we are closing our exhibition titled “King Matthias’s Living Areas”, which was held on the occasion of the 2018 Matthias Memorial Year. The Hungarians were celebrating the memorial on the occasion of the 575th anniversary of the birth of Matthias Hunyadi and the 560th anniversary of his election as king.

In the title roles:
László Helyey, Gábor Koncz, Árpád Gyenge, Éva Szerencsi, Ildikó Hűvösvölgyi and István Bujtor.

Entrance is free.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – Sunday, February 3, 2019 at 12:00 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25


Fund-raising Dinner and Party for the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts – Saturday, January 26, 2019 at 18:00 - 23:59

logoThis event is in support of the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts. The raised funds they will use to pay for their everyday needs (e.g. rental fees), and new equipment (for crafts and for camping).

Please come by, have fun, and support the youngsters.

Cserkész csapat

Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa

Tickets can be purchased in advance until January 23rd at:

  • Judith Aday (Kanata) 613-435-2500
  • Ági Balla (Orléans) 613-830-5625
  • Kati Sinka 613-295-9711
  • Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre 613-225-8754

Tickets:

  • Adult: $25.00
  • Student : $18.00
  • Child (6-12 years): $12.00

Your participation supports the Hungarian youth of Ottawa. Donations can be made to 28. Hungarian Scouts.


New Year's Eve Party – Monday, December 31, 2018 - Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at 19:00 - 02:00

Grant us, Lord, the good things first,
Ease up on those that are worst!
From those we fear do save us all
And free our wants of vitriol!
We ask you, Lord, for all that’s good
Tame your weather, as you should!
Let content and peace descend
on every home throughout our land!
(Hungarian folk greeting)

Program

19.00 Cold-Cuts and Sour Cabbage Soup Buffet, Recorded Music and DanceMagnetic tape player

LP player

poster
23.00 Wieners with Buns and Mustard
2.00 Closing

Self-Serve Buffet All Night…

előétel

Cold-Cuts

előétel

Sour Cabbage Soup (Korhelyleves)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Participation is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday, December 14th Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


"Disznótor" – Hungarian Feast at Lunch and Dinner – Friday, December 14, 2018 at 13:00 - 20:00


Pork is roasted,
Appetite is swelling,
Hope I will get,
Its rear leg.

12:00 – 15:00 Lunch
17:00 – 20:00 Dinner

On the Menu

main

Hurka and Sausage with Corn Meal or Mashed Potatoes and Sour Cabbage

dessert

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee meals for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday, November the 30st, 2018. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Fall Bake Sale – Saturday, December 8, 2018 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00—14:00 Bake Sale and Pick-Up of Cabbage Roll Orders (Cabbage Roll Orders can be placed here on or before December 1st, 2018)
12:00–14:00 Lunch

Notes

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance.

A few samples from what can be expected:

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“Pogácsa”

foto

“Beigli”

foto

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudels

foto

Rum Balls

foto

“Zserbó”

foto

Roulade

foto

Lemon Cake

foto

Sour Cherry Pie

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Linzer

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“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Goulash Soup

Goulash Soup

Palacsinta

“Palacsinta” (Thin Hungarian Crêpes)

Price

Adult Youth* Child
Member $12 $9 $6
Guest $15 $11.25 $7.5

* Or full-time university student with a valid student ID.


"Fánk" Sale and Santa’s Arrival – Sunday, December 2, 2018 at 14:00 - 17:00


14:00 – „Fánk” Sale
15:00 — Program for Children
16:00 — Santa’s Arrival

Presents are $5 per stocking. We can honour and execute reserved and paid for orders only. Reservations can be made here, on our website, and payments must be made at the OHCC, or the Hungarian Saturday school or scouting not later than 9 PM on November 27th.

We appreciate pre-ordering the smaller quantities of “fánk” as well. Orders for larger quantities or take out, however, must be made by 8:00 AM.


Deadline to Order Cabbage Rolls – Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 00:00 - 22:00

cabbage roll The ordered cabbage rolls will be available for pickup at our fall bake sale on Saturday, 8th of December, 2018.

Note

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on the day of the bake sale will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding!


Reservation Deadline for the "Disznótor – Hungarian Feast at Lunch and Dinner" – Friday, November 30, 2018 at 21:00

This is the last day to make reservations for the “Disznótor – Hungarian Feast at Lunch and Dinner”.

Jump to the event to make your reservations.


Deadline to Order Gifts from Santa – Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at All Day

Santa Please specify your children’s last and first names in the comments field below. Therein you can write a message you would like Santa to tell to your children. We suggest a mischievous and a very kind act of your offspring to make meeting Santa a more personal experience.

We can honour and execute reserved and paid for orders only. The payments can be made at the OHCC, and the Hungarian Saturday school or scouting.


New Bojtorján Concert and St. Martin's Day Celebration – Saturday, November 24, 2018 at 18:00 - 23:59

Program


18.00 Dinner
19.00 Concert
20.00 St. Martin’s Day Celebration

About the Új Bojtorján band

Új Bojtorján

Új Bojtorján (From left to right: István Gál, Miklós Szula, Zoltán Pomázi, András Tóth)

Founded in 1976, the Bojtorján Band’s melodies still capture the imagination of the original fans’ grandchildren. The singer-songwriter-guitarist Zoltán Pomázi has revived the ensemble in 1999 and has toured all the regions of the Hungarian speaking world since, to great acclaim. Their calling is to make music accessible, especially to children. „If we survive only through one children’s song, it was worth it”.

The Új Bojtorján Group performed already at the OHCC in 2016.

www.bojtorjan.hu

About the Martin’s Day’s Folk Customs

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Szent Márton

St. Martin’s Bishop was one of the most popular saints in the Middle Ages, Saint Martin of Tours was a Roman soldier who was baptized as an adult and became a monk. The most famous legend concerning him was that he had once cut his cloak in half to share with a beggar during a snowstorm, to save the latter from the cold. That night, he dreamt of Jesus, wearing the half-cloak.

The goose became his symbol because of another legend according to which he was betrayed by the cackling of the geese when he tried to avoid being ordained bishop by hiding in a goose pen.

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In the medieval times, St. Martin’s Day had a special significance. Until not so long ago, it has been an important autumn feast held on November 11th, when geese became fully grown. The tradition of the St. Martin’s goose or “Martinsgans”, which is typically served on the evening of St. Martin’s Day following the procession of lanterns, most likely evolved from the well-known legend of St. Martin and the geese. “Martinsgans” is usually prepared roasted, and served with red cabbage and dumplings.

St. Martin’s Day also marks the end of agricultural works and the beginning of the winter. It is the time of the year when new wine is ready for consumption, and when the preparations for the winter end, including the butchering of living stock. St. Martin’s Day precedes the penitential season of Advent, and it is seen as a mini “carnival” with feasts and bonfires. Following these celebrations, women traditionally moved their work indoors for the winter, while men would proceed to work in the forests.

In the 14th century chronicles St. Martin’s Day appeared as a date, when taxes, and benefits were paid to priests, teachers and shepherds. In time, these obligations were gradually forgotten or turned into acts of donation.

On the Dinner Menu

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Wiener Schnitzel and Sausage, Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle

dessert

Chocolatey Squares

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Remembering the Heroes of 1956 – Sunday, November 4, 2018 at 15:00 - 18:00
15:00—15:30 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument and Inauguration of the New Cross in the Beechwood Cemetery koszorú
16:00—16:30 Paying tribute at the ’56 Monument on Maple Island (flowers will be appropriate)
17:00—18:00 Reception held at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre for the participants of the remembrance

Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery

Monument on Maple Island


Spirit of Hungary – Monday, October 22, 2018 at 18:30 - 20:30

Revolution and Roots in Dance and Music
presented by the Hungarian National Dance Ensemble

Artistic director: Zoltán Zsuráfszky

HU címerSponsored by Hungary’s Mission to Canada

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Location:

Canadian Museum of History Theatre
100 Rue Laurier St., Gatineau, QC

Tickets:

Info: 973-473-0013

Prices General Under 12 years of age
Advance purchase $25 $15
At the door $30 $20

62nd Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 15:00 - 18:30

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Program

15:00– Greetings and Speeches poster
15:30– 1956 – Memorial Prose and Drama Presented by the Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa
16:00– OHCC Community Reception
17:00– Hungarian Dinner
Guests of Honour: Hungary’s Mission to Canada

On the Menu

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Goulash Soup

dessert

Palacsinta(Hungarian Thin Crêpes)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

Admission

Free admission for the festivity and reception.

Dinner Tickets:


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Special Sale – October – Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 11:30 - 14:00

Please note the shorter schedule due to the Members’ Meeting following the sale. Thank you for your understanding!

Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25


Fall Members' Meeting – Sunday, October 14, 2018 at 15:00 - 18:00

italok The agenda of the meeting contains a managerial report, and presentation of future plans.

A Q&A session will be closing the meeting.

Only members in good standing have the right to participate and vote. According to the Internal Operation Procedures of the Board of Directors the Board will not handle any membership applications or renewals during and within 72 hours prior to the meeting. We thank you for your cooperation, and renewing on time!

There will be a Lángos (Hungarian Fried-Dough) Special Sale before the meeting. Please be on time for the meeting.


If You Only New... – Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 18:00 - 21:00

a concert by the Hungarikum Ensemble
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  • musical poems
  • Hungarian folk songs
  • own compositions
  • songs praising God

The Hungarikum group has been performing for over seven years, during which its repertoire has grown continuously. Hungarikum translates old folk songs into our present day lives, uses own compositions and arrangements to give momentum to our thoughts, nourishes our souls with divine songs, and highlights the literary text when adapts poetry in a musical framework.

The instruments include – guitar, benjitar, ukulele, mandolin, Irish bouzouki, flutes, and mesmerizing vocals.

They feel it in their bones that traditions oblige.

Their unique sound is modern and archaic at the same time.

Their credo is: “Present the song, don’t abuse it”. What this really means to say is that they love singing for what the songs mean to them, and not for showing off themselves. They make their presence felt in this machine dominated world, and that’s important.

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Hungarikum

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Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Concert

About the Artists

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Anett Mudris

Anett Mudris grew up in the fairy land of the folk songs. She recalls her childhood as a time when she was always singing. She sang to the tiny creatures living in the tall grass, the chicken in the courtyard, her grandma’s flowers in the front yard, and God when she was swaying slowly on the old swing. After getting a extensive education in music throughout high school and university, Anett became an educator herself who makes children fall in love with folk music. Faith brought her together with Géza Kremnitzky, and they have been playing music together for eight years now. Her special voice transports her audience into the world of fairy tales, where the songs just can’t wait for her to sing them.

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Géza Kremnitzky

Géza Kremnitzky was born into a family where singing was part of the everyday life. There were countless number of songs and musical pieces played on the piano. In the school, he was educated according to the Kodály method, which had a significant impact on him. He became attracted towards folk music, and – instead of piano studies – he turned his attention to the plucked instruments. He became fascinated by unique folk songs and harmonic progressions. Soon he realized that several musical styles can be effectively applied to create new arrangements of certain songs, and that their specifics revive the songs themselves. Géza played in several bands and groups, and he gained much experience from every one of them, but it was after meeting and working with Anett Mudris that he really found his own place in the world of music.

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A csitári hegyek alatt

El kell menni

Isten lelke égi fény – dallam: Gottschalk Louis 1867, szöveg: Reed Andrew 1817. Feldolgozta és játssza a Hungarikum Együttes

Kis kece lányom

Söprik az erdő nagy útját

Egy perc Magyarország Csillagok, csillagok …

On the Menu

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Sausage Filled Pork Loin with Rice and Mushroom Sauce

dessert

Walnut Loaf

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Vadrózsák – Monday, September 24, 2018 at 18:00 - 21:00

68 years of Hungarian folk dancing

ATTENTION! The electrical power has been restored, the event will take place as described below. Please re-confirm your intention to attend by submitting a new reservation no later than 1 PM on Monday. We thank you in advance!

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It was wild flower, blooming rose, it brought fire, life, and it wept tears when it sang about it…

Lajos Kasza-Marton

jelvényThe Canadian tour is sponsored by Studio Art

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Show

About the Dancers

The Vadrózsák (Dog Rose) Ensemble was formed on the spring of 1950 through the fusion of several smaller dance groups. The goal of the founding members was to preserve and promote the values of the Hungarian folk art, music and dance. Later on they picked the name of Dog Rose for the ensemble for the qualities of the plant itself: it is a wild flower, it grows in groups, and it is very resistant.

The repertoire of the Vadrózsák is very broad, encompassing almost every corner and hidden region of the Carpathian Basin. They are striving for authenticity, purity and completeness, and they bring forward the uniqueness of the Hungarian folk dances.

The history of the ensemble (in Hungarian)

Contact

Home page
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Introduction (in Hungarian)

On the Menu

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Pork Slice with Lecsó and Rice

dessert

Sour Cherry-Walnut Pastry

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Kaláka: Concert for Children – Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 10:00 - 12:00

posterThe Kaláka Ensemble was formed in Budapest in 1969. It received several awards: the prestigious Kossuth Award in 2000, Prima Primissima in 2004 and the Hungarian Heritage Award (Magyar Örökség Díj) in 2014.

So far, Kaláka has recorded 30 CDs encompassing over 1200 songs. Most of these songs are their own compositions for which they used pieces of the Hungarian fine literature as lyrics. Among these are poems written by János Arany, Endre Ady, Sándor Weöres, Dezső Kosztolányi, Sándor Kányádi, Lőrinc Szabó, Attila József, Sándor Petőfi. Hungarian folk music is also part of their extensive repertoire. They provided the musical score for several Hungarian folk tale animations like “Hungarian Folk Tales” (Magyar népmesék), “Hungarian Tales” (Magyar mondák) and “Tales about King Mathias” (Mesék Mátyás királyról), to name a few.

Kaláka plays for both adults and children, while the audience may actively enjoy the music, the poetry, and can become familiar with many musical instruments.

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The Kaláka Ensemble

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Gábor Becze

Gábor Becze – double base, guitar. Member since 1979.

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Dániel Gryllus

Dániel Gryllus – various recorders, citera, panpipes, clarinet, tárogató (Turkish pipe). Founding member.

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Vilmos Gryllus

Vilmos Gryllus – cello, guitar, charango, koboz (cobza), Jew’s harp. Founding member.

„I love to sing for adults, so that they would listen, and for children, so that they would sing along.”

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Balázs Radványi

Balázs Radványi – mandolin, 12 string guitar, ukulele, cuatro, viola, kalimba. Member since 1970.

Contact

www.kalaka.hu

Samples

Tengerecki Pál Három székláb Nyitnikék

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


King St. Stephen and Foundation of the Hungarian State Day – Sunday, August 19, 2018 at 15:00 - 17:00

Details of the Event

15:00 Lunch poster
16:00 The Kingdom of St. Stephen (25 min)

Our fund raising action to help purchasing school buses in Transylvania continues. For details please refer to our News column.

On the Lunch Menu

main

Goulash Soup

dessert

Palacsinta (Hungarian Crêpes)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Summer Break – Friday, July 13, 2018 - Saturday, August 18, 2018 at All Day

We wish you have a great summer! We’ll meet again on King Saint Stephen Day.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – July – Sunday, July 8, 2018 at 11:30 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25


The 37th Anniversary of the OHCC – Saturday, July 7, 2018 at 15:00 - 19:00

(Founded on July 3rd, 1981)

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The LePage ad in 1981

posterThe home of the Hungarian community in Ottawa was built in 1979. The 279 m2 (3000 sq.ft.) building was raised on a 30,5 m × 53,3 m (100 ft × 175 ft) size land. It was made of concrete bricks, and originally it was used for storage. The first floor was part of the original design right from the beginning, and it was used for offices. Originally, the entire property was listed at $99,000, and the Hungarian bought it for $92,000. Shortly after $47,000 more was invested by the founding members into transformations and finishing operations. There were Canadian officials participating as well at the opening ceremony in 1981: Mr. James Fleming, the Canadian Multiculturalism Minister, Mr. Walter Baker, the House Leader of the Conservative Party, Mr. Ben Franklin, Mayor of City of Nepean, and Mr. Rhéal Robert, Deputy-Mayor of Ottawa.

Program

15:00 — 19:00 Pork BBQ
(18:00 – last order)

On the Menu

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Pork BBQ with Muzsdéj* and Potato Salad with Onions and Vinegar or Mayo

dessert

Profiterole with Raspberries

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

* Ground garlic with red paprika mixed with a bit of red wine.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Private Event – Friday, June 29, 2018 at 14:30 - 23:30

We are closed for the public.


Father's Day – Saturday, June 16, 2018 at 15:00 - 19:00
15.00 — FIFA World Cup poster
17.00 — Snack’n Chitchat

Menu

plate

Barbequed or Cooked Debreceni Sausage with Mustard and Bread

drink

We recommend beer.

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating and meal for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Day of National Unity – Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 12:00 - 18:00

„It never has to be spoken of,
But we shall think of it always!”
Gyula Juhász

Program

12:00 Poster Exhibition – courtesy of Trianon Museum. Compiled by Ernő Raffay and Pál Szabó, graphic artwork by Krisztina Wimmer foto
14:00 ebéd
15:00 műsor:

  • Hungarian Forts and Ballads – A compilation by Dóra Nagy Dóra, 2018 KCSP laureate
  • Poetry and Music
  • Launching of the 2018 NAHC National Minibus Campaign

We are using the day’s income to support those Hungarians, who are living in regions outside present day Hungary where the local authorities have made it next to impossible for the children to be educated in their mother tongue.

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NAHC National Program

fotoIn 2017 the National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada launched a campaign that raised $7,550.00 to purchase the mini-bus seen above for use in transporting children to Hungarian language schools in isolated Hungarian communities in Transylvania.

Since more vehicles are needed to transport children to Hungarian schools, the NAHC has organized this campaign again between June 4 and October 23 to raise funds for yet another vehicle.

Donations can be made by:

  • direct transfer to the NAHC bank account:
    34096-004-3409-5011541
  • cheque mailed to NAHC, 100 Glouchester Street, Suite 352, Ottawa, ON K2P 0A4. Please make it payable to the “National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada” and specify “nahcminibus2018” as memo
  • E-mail transfer addressed to the Treasurer of the NAHC at treasurer@kmosz.ca using “nahcminibus2018” as the password

Help support isolated Hungarian communities maintain their language and culture, together we can achieve more!

HU címer Trianon Museum – Zichy Castle, Várpalota, Hungary http://trianonmuzeum.hu
HU címerWithin Canada, the exhibition material is promoted by the NAHC.

On the Lunch Menu

entree

Goulash Soup

sweets

Palacsinta(Hungarian Thin Crêpes)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Admission to the exhibition and festive program only is free, however we can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 11 AM on Saturday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Rounding the World into Form – Friday, June 1, 2018 - Saturday, October 20, 2018 at 18:00 - 20:30

Exhibition of fine arts by István Szántó, Hungary
June – October, 2018

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The Works of István Szántó

Folklore Remix

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“We can observe symmetry, regularities and patterns everywhere in our daily life, on materials and clothing, on carpets and wallpapers, on walls and pavements. The transition from the practical arrangement to decorative-ornamental one is continuous. The decorative order is rarely completely pointless. Originally, it probably always had both practical and symbolic roles. Apparently, one of its most important tasks is “infinite muster /rapport/”

writes Hannes Böhringer, in his study on ornamentation, while he analyzes ornamentation in relation to order and disorder, simplicity and complexity.

The work of István Szántó is determined by this “endless muster”, i.e. the presence of ornamentation by almost endless repetition. And, of course, the motives that create this endless muster are not incidental, nor are the objects that have a role in his work.
Szántó is occupied with the rich storehouse of votive objects, the fact that people have created a variety of artefacts in this spirit over the years.

“I was fascinated by the offering of votive objects based on magical process, in which the object ensures the mystical power transfer between the sacred and the distressed person.” (István Szántó)

It is a great challenge for a contemporary creator how these things that are connected mostly to older eras and other cultures can be evoked in contemporary visualization. In addition, Szántó placed these objects mostly in a personal context. The best example is his Wax Bed, which is almost entirely the product of his subjective art, inspired by an illness in his family, yet it can be “read” easily without knowing the personal motivation of the artist. The bed legs that were exhibited in the atrium of the Heart Medical Clinic of Pécs ended in hearts, subtly referring to both the disease and the emotions. In a tragedy, pledges are particularly common and Szántó was basically interested in such things, so the bed itself has become such a votive object, which he donated the hospital in exchange for the cure.
He either paints these votive objects or creates an object, sometimes using the en-caustics rarely applied these days, while his gingerbread works and his series of specially inwrought paintings are even more special.

The gingerbread evokes old folk culture and motifs, on the one hand, and the food as the medium of work of art characterizes the eat art movement, one the other hand. This movement is followed by several people currently, in Hungary e.g.: Eszter Ágnes Szabó and Andrea Dudás Fajgerné. The eat art events are usually ad hoc actions, however, Szántó uses them permanently as mediums of his works, so new issues arise, for example, in relation to the durability of such works.

The cut out and pierced works belong to the characteristically unique works of Szántó. The simultaneously positive and negative line of inwrought forms, where the absence is a creative element as well. In such works, also symmetry and stylization have dominant roles. The cut and fade technique becomes an issue of content, since suggestion and secrecy play especially important roles in these works. The shadow appearing behind the hole created by the cut is an integral part of the painting. It is not purely an aesthetic accompanying element, but as the embodiment of the little or not seen background information and experiences or rather of the background world, lurking behind the things we do not see.

In his works, István Szántó brings back old techniques and motifs, and remixes these elements in a way to create contemporary pseudo folk art.

Translation and excerpt from:
Andrea Bordács, Szántó István folklórremixe, MŰBÍRÁLAT – TÁRLAT, Volume LX, No. 22, June 3, 2016)

Preface to “Rounding the World into Form” by Árpád Szabados Árpád (in Hungarian).

Sneak peak of the works.

Beeswax Bed

– votivus –

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Beeswax Bed
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I think of my work as a votive object in which scientific, psychic and spiritual thinking are all represented.

The hospital bed refers to medicine. Through the bed as object I wish to refer to scientific thinking with its exactitude and clearly defined outlines which, through incessant effort can grasp the world of phenomena and can heal efficiently. However, the cosmic point of view of cognition that is beyond the domain of our senses is overshadowed by scientific work. This pole is represented by wax – one of the materials of ethereal force in the works of Joseph Beuys, the most influential German artist of the post-WWII era.

To me, the hospital bed covered in wax represents lifegiving force, recovery and healing. Beeswax has a healing, transcendental power. This property is represented in folk religion in votive objects. Votive objects are characterised by an offering based on a magical process in which the object ensures the mystical transfer of power between the saint and the person in need.

I offer my work as a votive object intended to aid the successful healing of a beloved one.

István Szántó

About the Artist

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István Szántó

István Szántó was born at Szombathely, Hungary, in 1978. This spring he obtained hit doctorate degree at the Faculty of Music and Visual Arts of University of Pécs (PTE), Hungary.

Contact: istvanszanto@hotmail.com

Most recent exhibitions

  • Rounding the World into Form, Szombathelyi Képtár, 2016
  • Ornamentics, Nádor Galéria Art and Med Kulturális Központ, Pécs, 2015
  • Votivus, Pince Galéria, Agora, Szombathely, 2013

Most recent group exhibitions:

  • Can Murals be Modern?, MODEM, Debrecen, 2017
  • MANK Gallery, Szentendre, 2016
  • Natural Arts – Variations, Műcsarnok, Budapest, 2016
  • Constellation 77.78, Festőterem, Sopron, 2016
  • 5. Textile Arts Triennial, Szombathelyi Képtár, 2015
  • From Intimacy to the Public Sector, Művészetmalom, Szentendre, 2015
  • Nyugat-magyarországi Egyetem Művészeti Intézet oktatóinak csoportos kiállítása, Zero Galéria, Savaria Egyetemi Központ, Szombathely, 2014
  • Intertwined / Összefonódás, Zsolnay Kulturális Negyed, m21 Galéria, Pécs, 2014
  • (Silence) – A Holocaust Exhibition, Ludwig Múzeum – Kortárs Művészeti Múzeum Művészetek Palotája, Budapest, 2014
  • Votiv, re:public Galéria, PTE-BTK Kommunikáció- és Médiatudományi Tanszék, Pécs, 2014
  • Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) Intro – PTE Művészeti Kar Doktori Iskola hallgatóinak kiállítása, re:public Galéria, PTE-BTK Kommunikáció- és Médiatudományi Tanszék, Pécs, 2013
  • Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) Exhibition, Nádor Galéria, Pécs, 2013
  • Eau de Couleurs, Várfok Galéria, Budapest, 2013
  • Doctor of Liberal Arts (DLA) Exhibition from the Archives of the Faculty of Music and Fine Arts of University of Pécs, Zsolnay Kulturális Negyed, m21 Galéria, Pécs, 2013

On the Menu


main

Cooked Debreceni Sausage with Bread and Mustard

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Heros' Day – Sunday, May 27, 2018 at 15:00 - 15:30

During the communist regime, it was prohibited to commemorate this day. In Hungary, those who have fallen fighting for their home country are remembered on the last Sunday in May. On this very same day, there is a remembrance held at the Beechwood Military Cemetery, organized by the veterans of the revolution and fight for freedom of Hungary in 1956.

The 1956 Memorial in the Beechwod Cemetery


Let It Be Clear Water – in memoriam Tamás Cseh – Saturday, May 26, 2018 at 18:00 - 21:00

posterPerhaps not even Tamás Cseh would have thought that his songs will touch so many generations.

Two members of the Ascher Theatre, Tamás Joós and Norbert Hegyi, revive the memory of Tamás Cseh by compiling a series of songs that register deeper and deeper in the mind of the newer generations by which these songs gain values comparable to those of folk songs.

The concert’s musical pieces were compiled to commemorate the 70th birthday of the late Tamás Cseh in 2013, and it was payed on stage for more than 50 times during the past five years. The appearances were organized throughout Budapest and several cities and communities across Hungary. Since January 2016, the concert is a regular event at Hunnia Bisztró in Budapest.

HU címer The Canadian side of the tour is organized by the NAHC
Windsor – Toronto – Ottawa

Selections from Tamás Joós and Norbert Hegyi concerts

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Concert

About the Artists

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Tamás Joós

Tamás Joós was born in 1962 in the city of Lenti, Zala county, Hungary. He recites, sings, performs, and currently he serves as director of a cultural centre in Hungary.

Inspired by the works of the Hungarian poet-star Attila József, Tamás Joós has been composing music for Hungarian poems for over three decades. During his university studies he found himself attracted to Hungarian poetry from outside the geographical borders of the country. He gave concerts in many European cities in Slovenia, France, Sweden, Felvidék (Slovakia), Transylvania (Romania). In 2007 he performed in Toronto and Calgary, and later on in 2011 in Kempten, Germany.

Mr. Joós is an educator as well as many of his shows are specially made for the very young and the youth, working towards making people fall in love with poetry at a young age. He plays many instruments acoustic guitar, koboz, ud, Irish buzuki, tekerő, citera, dulcimer, doromb, various recorders and drums.

During the past couple of decades Mr. Joós gained experience not only as a performer, but as an organizer as well. He is the organizer of the Annual Tamás Cseh Singing Competition, and he is the full-time director of the Csoma Sándor Kőrősi Cultural Centre at Kőbánya, Hungary.

A more detailed biography of Tamás Joós is published at Wikipedia.
Contact:
Website: www.joos.hu
E-mail: joos.tamas@gmail.com

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Norbert Hegyi

Norbert Hegyi is a performer, theatrical actor and director. Mr. Hegyi is a member of the Csokonai Award winner Oszkár Ascher Theatrical Company, and vocalist, base guitar player of the Asztalhoz, emberek Band.

On the Dinner Menu

main

Sausage Filled Pork Loin with Rice and Steamed Vegetables

dessert

Chocolatey Squares

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Mother's Day – Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 15:00 - 18:00

Presented by Oskola (the Ottawa Hungarian School), the Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa and the OHCC.

15:00 Children’s Greetings in Poems, Prose, Hungarian Folk-dancing and Music

Whom Resembles This Kid?” (excerpt, in Hungarian)
Written by: Éva Janikovszky

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16:30 Dinner

On the Menu

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Pork Schnitzel with Mashed Potato and Dill Pickle

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Profiterole

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


But who's Going to Take Home the Bike? – Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 18:00 - 21:00

Comic monodrama. A fillip of reality in a single act, that is, a blunt monologue. (Hungarian)

plakátWritten by: György Szerbhorváth
Directed and played by: Szilvia Krizsán
Sound, photography and video by: Attila Bába

Duration: 70 perc
Debut: September 4th, 2011

The play entitled „But who’s Going to Take Home the Bike? (De ki viszi haza a biciklit?)” is about the middle-class citizen of Vajdaság (Voivodina, Serbia), living either there or somewhere else, in the past and present. It makes us laugh and cry. It is to be seen in every small town and village, since it has been made for all those who live there, who stayed there or left and returned, and those who would only like to return or leave. And especially those, who still try to have a life in Vajdaság.

One of the most interesting characteristics of the piece is that it contains elements of stand-up comedy, although in essence it is a monodrama.

logo The Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC:
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About the Evening

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Show

About the Artist

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Szilvia Krizsán


Szilvia Krizsán was born in Verbász (Vajdaság, Serbia), in 1976. Once graduated from high school in Szenttamás, she began her studies of mechanical engineering, but her heart and mind was set on acting. In 1995 she was admitted to the Theatrical Arts Academy at Újvidék (Serbia), where she became a student of György Hernyák and Sándor László.

Since 1998 she is a full member of the Theatre Company of Újvidék, and winner of several awards ever since 2003.

In the words of the actress herself:

„– Mountains. Belonging somewhere. Home, security. Somewhere where I am not only myself, but all my ancestors. A Small Hell. An offspring of the Pokolok, a family of electricians.

– Offspring. Little, tiny being… the only really important part of my life. The continuation of the past. Something I would sacrifice my life for any time.

– Home. It is warm, and there is lunch. In the broader sense it is Vajdaság (the province).

– Citizen of Vajdaság. This is what I can really understand, where I feel well, where I can create. Really.

– Budapest. A double size milestone. The Academy at Pest makes me realize that I can be an actress anywhere. At the same time, although it is such a joy to be a primadonna there, playing in a principal role makes me realize my place is at home.

– Good news. I am a real “farmer wife”, as I care what the villagers are saying. I grew to bear that not everybody can love me.

– Love. Of all kinds. Relatives, mother, spouse, friends, men, audience, agape.

– Money. It was never important, but since I am a mother, I am terrified by the lack of it.

– Fear. I live in constant angst. I am afraid of everything. Even butterflies.

– Death. When the time comes, I want to leave by knowing I did everything that I could.”

About the more important roles, directions and career of Szilvia Krizsán there is more information available at the web sites of Magyar Szó (Hungarina Word) and Újvidéki Színház (Theatrical Company of Újvidék).

On the Dinner Menu

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main Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Mixed Salad

dessert

Strawberry Mousse Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Fund-raising Dinner and Party for the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts – Saturday, April 14, 2018 at 18:00 - 23:59

logoposterThis event is in support of the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts. The raised funds they will use to pay for their everyday needs (e.g. rental fees), and new equipment (for crafts and for camping).

Please come by, have fun, and support the youngsters.

To find out more about the Hungarian scouts of Ottawa, please call Judith Aday at 613-435-2500.

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Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Party and Dance

On the Dinner Menu

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Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle

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Cheese and Apple Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Sing with Us the Golden Oldies – Friday, April 13, 2018 at 13:00 - 15:00

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Come, join and sing with us golden oldies Hungarian songs (listening, csárdás, waltzes, tangos and other merry melodies) immediately following the Friday’s lunch.

The lyrics of the songs will be enlarged and projected for all to see, and there will be live accompaniment (accordion).

Participation is free of charge, good times are guaranteed! All are welcome!


Easter sprinkling – Monday, April 2, 2018 at 17:30 - 21:00

Easter eggs
17:30 – 18:30 Easter egg painting
18:30 – 21:00 Easter Sprinkling

Free admission. For those participating, ham and boiled eggs will be courtesy of the OHCC, until quantities last. Please submit a reservation to help us estimate the needed quantity of food.

Boys, lads and men will recite Easter poems.

Potluck of bring-your-own cakes, baked goods and Easter eggs.

If requested, we will post pictures of the most beautifully decorated Easter eggs on our website.


Good Friday - We are closed – Friday, March 30, 2018 - Sunday, April 1, 2018 at All Day

Closed


Annual General Members' Meeting – Sunday, March 25, 2018 at 15:00 - 18:00

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Management reports and important matters requiring voting will be on the agenda. Your presence and participation would enhance and colour the decisions the membership takes going forward.

The OHCC By-laws were last updated by the Members Meeting on October 2nd, 2016, and they are in effect now as the 9th edition of this official document.

Only those with paid for 2018 memberships may fully participate and vote. Those with expired memberships from 2017 may only observe.

According to the decision the BOD took on 15th of October 2015, the BOD will not accept or process any membership payments within 72 hours prior to the meeting. The BOD exercises this exception in its sole discretion. Therefore, we urge you to ensure your voting right by renewing in a timely fashion.

breadBefore the meeting, we’ll serve slices of bread with homemade lard spread, sprinkled with ground paprika and topped with onion rings. Traditional and authentic!

Please arrive in time!


Spring Bake Sale – Saturday, March 24, 2018 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00—14:00 Bake Sale and Pick-up of Cabbage Roll Orders poster
12:00–14:00 Lunch

Notes

We only make cabbage rolls for orders submitted in time. Please place your order here.

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on this day will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding.

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance.

A few samples from what can be expected:

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“Pogácsa”

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“Beigli”

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Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudels

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Rum Balls

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“Zserbó”

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Roulade

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Lemon Cake

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Sour Cherry Pie

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Linzer

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“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Goulash Soup

Goulash Soup

Palacsinta

“Palacsinta” (Thin Hungarian Crêpes)

Price

Adult Youth* Child
Member $12 $9 $6
Guest $15 $11.25 $7.5

* Or full-time university student with a valid student ID.


Deadline to Order Cabbage Rolls – Tuesday, March 20, 2018 at 00:00 - 21:00

cabbage roll The ordered cabbage rolls will be available for pickup at our spring bake sale on Saturday, March 24th, 2018.

Notes

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on the day of the bake sale will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding!

The cabbage rolls are 40 dkg in size, and they are made of sour cabbage leaves.


Anniversary of the 1848-49 Revolution and Fight for Freedom – Sunday, March 18, 2018 at 14:00 - 22:00

Program of the Day

14:00 – 14:30 posterLaying of the Wreath at the Statue of Lajos Kossuth – ceremony in collaboration with Hungary’s Mission to Canada
(240 Waverly St.)
In order to avoid delaying our program, please arrive 10 minutes early. We thank you in advance!
15:30 – 16:30 Commemorating program at the OHCC
16:30 – 17:30 Reception of the OHCC kokárda
17:30 – 22:00 Hungarian Dinner

Dinner Menu

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Goulash Soup

dessert

Palacsinta (Hungarian Crêpes)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – March – Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 11:30 - 15:00
lángos Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25


Sing with Us the Golden Oldies – Friday, March 2, 2018 at 13:00 - 15:00

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Come, join and sing with us golden oldies Hungarian songs (listening, csárdás, waltzes, tangos and other merry melodies) immediately following the Friday’s lunch.

The lyrics of the songs will be enlarged and projected for all to see, and there will be live accompaniment (accordion).

Participation is free of charge, good times are guaranteed! All are welcome!


Montarano: "Ki" (Who) – Sunday, February 25, 2018 at 14:30 - 17:30

Concert inspired by contemporary world music

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The latest work of Miquèu Montanaro and Baltazar Montanaro-Nagy consists of chiselled numbers of instrumental music. All the entries of this work are statements in an improvised dialogue, informed by spontaneous, fleeting impressions and limited only by the performer’s technical ability and depth of imagination.

The title of the CD is stated in the interrogative, and it is a blaring “WHO?”

Who am I?
Who are we?

The material is an internalized journey, a slalom between the different stations of self-awareness, stations of song and occasionally, lament.

HU címer The Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC.
Ottawa – Toronto – Windsor

Details of the afternoon

14:30 — Lunch
16:00 — Concert

About the Artists

The performers are a father-son team in tandem.

Miquèu Montanaro and Baltazar Montanaro-Nagy


Citizen of the world, Miquèu Montanaro, hails from France but has travelled the globe and is known the world over. In his innumerable encounters with local musicians he strived to retain the particulars and has incorporated them in his own compositions. As a performer, he plays the accordion and the tambourine and he is proficient on most wind or brass instruments. His repertory spans continents and styles, from the Mediterranean Basin to the Far East. In more than twenty years, he has spent as much time in Africa and the Far East, as at his base, in Europe, and considers the meeting point of cultures an endless source of inspiration.

The son, Baltazar Montanaro-Nagy is a virtuoso violin-player in his own right . His playing amounts to a colourful trip on the board of Balt-Orient Express, and beyond. Virtually, around the globe, in less than 80 minutes! Each moment is rooted in local folklore and he explores through improvisation their full melodic and rhythmic potential.

kettenWhen father and son play together, their duo, reveals a musical generational gap between the father’s more formal ways and the son’s wild improvisational skills.

Contac information at the Montanaro Company website: www.compagnie-montanaro.com

References

The Independent Hungarian Radio of Toronto has featured in 2016 an interview with Mr. Montanaro senior and can be accessed at (in Hungarian):

The young Balthazar’s mother is Hungarian, Niké Nagy. The father, Miquèu Montanaro, out of love, respect and need, learned the Hungarian language and is very much at home in it. Moreover, he sustains regular concert tours in Hungary. A retrospective, 81 min. long biography documentary made in 2010, entitled “Eastern Wind“, pays tribute to his art and his contribution to the TÁNCHÁZ Movement (the 60 years young Village Dance Initiative).

Actors
Miquèu Montanaro
Baltazar Montanaro
Andor Buják
Gyöngyi Écsi
Márta Sebestyén
Csaba Ökrös
Ferenc Sebő
Director: György Szomjas
Operator: Zoltán Dénes, Ferenc Grunwalsky
Music: Miquèu Montanaro
Narrator: Imre Csuja
Picture: Károly Szalay

Baltazar Montanaro-Nagy and Miquèu Montanaro at the Kalejdoszkóp House, 2012 Miquèu Montanaro and Nagy Niké: „À mes amours”

On the Menu

fő fogás

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle

édesség

Chocolate Cake

egy csésze kávé

Coffe and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Mardi Gras Masquerade – Saturday, February 10, 2018 at 18:00 - 23:59

About the Evening

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18:00 Dinner
19:00 Best Costume Awards#
19:15 • Happy Minutes
Interview with the Villagers’ Choir a brief comedy presented by the Ladies of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
Mardi Gras Burial presented by the Young Folk Dancers’ Group
19:45 Dance and Folk Dance

Awards

  • The Most Creative or Beautiful Costume
    1. Prize: meals for 4 guests
    2. Prize: any 2 alcoholic and 2 non-alcoholic drinks
  • The Best Hungarian Folk Toast
    • meals for 2 guests

# Valid at one of our future events. The prize does not contain the program component of the regular admission fee. Regular reservation must be made for the desired event.

On the Dinner Menu

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Pork Roast Filled with Csabai Sausage Served with Mushroom Sauce and Rice

dessert

Vendégváró” Vanilla Cream Square with Chocolate Glaze

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – February – Sunday, February 4, 2018 at 11:30 - 15:00
lángos Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25


New Year's Eve Party – Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018 at 19:00 - 02:00

Details of the Evening

19:00 Dinner
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20:00 A Glimpse of Comedy
20:30 Dance – Live and Recorded Music
24:00 Midnight Buffet
2:00 Closing
Koleszár Family

Koleszár Family

István Koleszár
(keyboard, vocals, sound)

Katalin Koleszár
(vocals)

Providing the live music is a gift from the group.

On the Menu

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Pogácsa

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Hungarian Thin Crêpes à la Hortobágy

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Pork Loin, Sausage, Parsley Potatoes, Steamed Vegetables, Sour Cabbage Filled Bell Pepper

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Tiramisu

a cup of coffee

Coffe and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

In the past two years the house was full, hence participation is possible by reservations only. Please make yours and pay for it in full by 9 PM on December 15th, 2017. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


"Disznótor" – Hungarian Feast at Lunch and Dinner – Friday, December 15, 2017 at 12:00 - 20:00
Pork is roasted,
Appetite is swelling,
Hope I will get,
Its rear leg.

12:00 – 15:00 Lunch
17:00 – 20:00 Dinner

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On the Menu

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Hurka and Sausage with Corn Meal or Mashed Potatoes and Sour Cabbage

dessert

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee meals for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday, December the 1st, 2017. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Fall Bake Sale – Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00—14:00 Sale
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12:00–14:00 Lunch

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance!

A few samples from what can be expected:

Pogácsa

“Pogácsa”

Beigli

“Beigli”

Strudel

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudels

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Zserbó

“Zserbó”

Roulade

Roulade

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Dobos

“Dobos” Slices

Linzer

Linzer

Kifli with Almonds

“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Goulash Soup

Goulash Soup

Palacsinta

“Palacsinta” (Hungarian Thin Crêpes)

Price list

Adult Youth* Child
Member $12 $9 $6
Guest $15 $11.25 $7.50

* Or full-time university student with a valid student ID.


"Fánk" Sale, Santa’s Arrival and Folk Dancing – Sunday, December 3, 2017 at 14:00 - 19:00

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14:00 – „Fánk” Sale
15:00 — Crafting Program for Children
16:00 — Folk Dancing Recital and Workshop for Children
16:30 — Santa’s Arrival

Presents are $5 per stocking. We can honour and execute reserved and paid for orders only. Reservations can be made here, on our website, and payments must be made at the OHCC, or the Hungarian Saturday school or scouting not later than 9 PM on November 28th.

We appreciate pre-ordering the smaller quantities of “fánk” as well. Orders for larger quantities or take out, however, must be made by 8:00 AM.


Reservation Deadline for the "Disznótor – Hungarian Feast at Lunch and Dinner" – Friday, December 1, 2017 at 21:00

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Deadline to Order Gifts from Santa – Tuesday, November 28, 2017 at 00:00 - 21:00

SantaPlease specify your children’s last and first names in the comments field below. We invite you to specify a message as well you would like Santa to tell your children. We suggest a mischievous and a very kind act of your offspring to make meeting Santa a more personal experience.

We can honour and execute reserved and prepaid orders only. Please make your reservation here and pay at the OHCC or the Hungarian Saturday school or scouting by 9 PM on November 28th, 2017.


Reformation 500 – Sunday, November 26, 2017 - Sunday, December 3, 2017 at All Day

A roll-up exhibition for the 500th anniversary of the Christian reformation.

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Az ég és az egeknek egei bé nem foghatnak tégedet, mennyivel inkább ez ház mellyet mi építettünk. De te tekints a szolgáidnak imádságokra és könyörgésekre oh Uram meghalgatván a kiáltást és az imádságot mellyel a te szolgáid imádkoznak te előtted.
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Opening Hours

Sunday, November 26 15:00–18:00
Monday, November 27 16:30-17:30
Tuesday, November 28 15:00–16:00
Wednesday, November 29 16:30–17:30
Thursday, November 30k 17:00–19:00
Friday, December 1 12:00–15:00, 17:00–20:00
Saturday, December 2 Closed
Sunday, December 3 14:00–18:00

Admission

The admission is free.

HU címerPublished by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary in collaboration with the Hungarian National Museum in 2017.
Sponsored by the Government of Hungary. The Canadian presentation is organized and managed by the Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa and the Hungarian Consulate in Toronto.

The Three Kings – Saturday, November 25, 2017 at 18:00 - 21:00

Concert at Advent
Performed by: György Derzsi, Imre Vadkerti, Koppány Kovács

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Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Concert

Official trailer

About the Artists

György Derzsi

György Derzsi

György Derzsi was (born in Pozsony in 1973) has been acting since 1994. He graduated in 2001, with a major in operetta and musical. His tenor voice stands out, and he dazzled his listeners with well known pieces like Kacsóh – János vitéz, Verdi – Otello, Erkel – Bánk bán, Strauss – Cigánybáró, Szörényi-Bródy – István, a király, to name a few. Besides acting, he has been composing and arranging for more than a decade, and not so long ago in 2014 his first original composition Kincsem (My Treasure) was published and presented in the Hungarian Equestrian* Theatrical Group of Komárom.

This is György Derzsi’s third appearance in Canada. The first time the Canadian audience met him was in 2015, then again in March of 2016. Both of his appearances were a great success

Imre Vadkerti

Imre Vadkerti

Imre Vadkerti Imre Vadkerti’s (born in Révkomárom in 1976) versatile talent as a performer has surfaced in many theatrical and musical venues. Highlights of his artistic career include, but are not limited to:

  • Archangel Gabriel in Mary’s Gospel, a rockopera, debut role in 1993;
  • founding member of the Kis-Duna Rocktheatre, 2000, and active member of Érsekújvár’s Rockstage;
  • Koppány in the rockopera King Stephen, recreated for its 25 years jubilee in 2007, and performed and recorded extensively for three years;
  • Tom Miggles in The Marriage Market at Pécs’ National Theatre, an operetta by V. Jacobi;
  • member of the Hungarian Equestrian* Theatrical Group of Komárom since 2010, with a series of leading roles: Agamemnon in Troy, Árpád in The Reconquest, title role of The Last Outlaw, Bagó in John, the Valiant, leading role at the world premier of the rockopera My Precious in 2014;
  • member of the Island Theatre, 2010-2013;
  • leading member of the Kormorán Ensemble since 2011;

Nowadays Mr. Vardkerti is touring with the V-Band Orchestra. This will be his second appearance in Ottawa.

Koppány Kovács

Koppány Kovács

Koppány Kovács (born in Eger in 1977) beside being the leader and lyricist of Bleeding Romeo ensemble, is an outstanding actor of the Hungarian Equestrian* Theatrical Group of Komárom.

Following in his father’s footsteps (zither player in the Pávakör Zither Orchestra), young Koppány has added a couple of instruments to complement his musical proficiency: the recorder, the flute, the drum and other percussion instruments, the trumpet, the guitar, the latter ending up the defining instrument of his budding career. In his leisure time he excels in folk dancing. The family moved from Hungary in 1988 to Somorja, (present-day Slovakia, Sancta Maria or Zenthmarya village of old Samaria in 1383). His band, Bleeding Romeo, had its first performance in 1995. As an actor, his major achievements at the Equestrian Theatre were in The Crucified, King Stephen, and The Seven Chieftains. His one-man show, The Life of a Cowboy, encompasses all the important songs of his life.

Presently, he fulfills the role of president of his city’s Cultural Council and that of vice-president of CSEMADOK’s local chapter. In 2015, he initiated the movement “Songs against exclusion” that encourages the dwindling majority of the populace to use their mother tongue, the Hungarian, freely.

* Actors of the Equine Theatre perform their roles on horseback.

On the Dinner Menu

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Braised Beef in Wine and Mustard Sauce with Crouton Dumplings and…

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…Braised Red Cabbage

dessert

Mini Éclairs

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Young Artist Recitals – Friday, November 24, 2017 at 13:00 - 14:00

zongorabillentyűk We organized a similar concert for the first time in 2015. The feedback was very encouraging, so we organized it last year again, and we are bringing it to our visitors and guests this year as well. This time we are broadening the showcase to poetry and prose also. Let us encourage the young music players of our community with our presence and applause, and have a pleasant afternoon at the same time.

Everyone interested in performing at this occasion should contact Beatrix Finta by e-mail beafinta@rogers.com not later than October 31.

The admission is free.


Man and Land – Wednesday, November 15, 2017 at 19:00 - 20:00

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This is about an adventure. One that takes you back to your native land, unearths your roots and shows you how those who still work that land live. How they breath in sync with nature, and how day by day, they become part of it.
Can we define our strong visceral bond with an ancestral land that through our labour gave us life and shelter and a place called home?
“Blessed native land that gave us rise and will hold one day our ashes, I fold you in my arms with prayers because you are my Creator’s most precious gift!” writes Brother Csaba Böjte.

In the summer of 2016 thirteen internationally known photographers have gathered in the hills of Transylvania, at Székelyvarság, to immortalize the rolling landscapes of this enchanted land and the industrious life of its inhabitants. What is that special bond that since time immemorial ties man to the land? Brother Csaba and the works of the thirteen artists attempt to dissect this puzzle, and through their spiritual and artistic take on the matter try to come up with an answer and share it with others. With those who are still interested in this wonder. That could be all of us.

There will be a photo exhibit and a photo album presentation prepared with the aid of Mr. Balázs Kralovánszky from Toronto, who was one of the art photographers of the project.

Photos and album will be available for sale at $50 and $45 each, respectively.

Speakers of the Evening

Csaba Bőjte – Franciscan brother, the founder and inspirational leader of the Saint Francis Foundation of Déva, which became a robust child saving foundation in Transylvania, well known in and supported by Hungary.

László Bálint – Founder of Foundation for Hungarians from Transylvania

About the common mission of Brother Csaba Böjte and László Bálint: „Aki a szórványt nem becsüli, a tömböt nem érdemli” – Angyalok ajándékait vitték a mezőségi magyaroknak

címer Foundation for Hungarians from Transylvania (Erdélyi Magyarokért Közhasznú Alapítvány)
Home page and donations: www.erdelyimagyarok.com
Contact: alapitvany@erdelyimagyarok.com
Tel: +36-30-954-8127
www.facebook.com/erdelyimagyarok
Missions:
Angels at Mezőség (Angyalok a mezőségen)
Homecoming and Angels at Mezőség (Hazajáró és angyalok a mezőségen)

Admission

The admission is free. We are collecting donations for the Saint Francis Foundation of Déva and Foundation for Hungarians from Transylvania. Suggested donation $10 for each foundation.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on the day prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Remembering the Heroes of 1956 – Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 15:00 - 18:00
15:00—15:30 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument and Inauguration of the New Cross in the Beechwood Cemetery koszorú
Poster

Poster

16:00—16:30 Paying tribute at the ’56 Monument on Maple Island (flowers will be appropriate)
17:00—18:00 Reception by Hungary’s Mission to Canada held at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre for the participants of the remembrance

Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery

Monument on Maple Island


Ákos: An Hour with János Arany – Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 15:00 - 16:00

A selection of János Arany poems compiled and recited by Ákos Kovács.

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This year is the 200th anniversary of János Arany’s birth (March 2, 1817 – October 22, 1882), one of the most prestigious Hungarian poets ever. The Kossuth-prize winner composer, poet, performer Ákos Kovács takes a break from musical touring to produce an audio book of his favourite poet’s, János Arany’s priceless works. He used his book for an on-stage production as well, which debuted at the National Theatre in Budapest. He dedicated the second half of October this year to bring it to the Canadian audience.

Performance locations:
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 17:00 – Hungarian Cultural Centre Toronto
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 18:00 – Mindszenty Hall, Windsor
Friday, October 27, 2017 at 19:00 – St. Stephen Church, Hamilton
Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 19:00 – Kossuth Hall, Cambridge
Sunday, October 29, 2017 at 15:00 – Ottawai Hungarian Community Centre

HU címerSponsored by the Government of Hungary. The Canadian tour is organized and managed by the Hungarian Embassy in Ottawa and the Hungarian Consulate in Toronto.

Program

15:00 — Recital

About the Performer

Kovács Ákos

Kovács Ákos

Ákos Kovács (Akosh)(Budapest, 1968) One of Hungary’s foremost, defining performers, Ákos Kovács is a Kossuth-Prize winning songwriter, composer, poet, who performs under the stage name of Ákos, known as Akosh in the English speaking world. Founding member of the cult-band Bonanza Banzai, he spearheaded the ensemble from 1987 to 1994, as singer, lyrics writer and composer.

From 1995 on, he pursues a prolific solo career, continuing to sign for most of his performance numbers.

He graduated Budapest University’s Faculty of Economics, with Honours in International Business.

He is the author/co-author of six albums with Bonanza Banzai, eighteen albums in Hungarian and six albums in English. Most of these releases attained gold or platinum status. His total Hungarian sales has reached the one million mark in CDs and DVDs.

He complements his performing and songwriting with writing poetry (five volumes have already appeared), producing his own video clips, writing theatre and movie scores, producing in collaboration with noted actors audio-books and radio-plays.

The 12 shows of his 2016 tour have been attended by 120 000 people.In addition, he filled the bleachers of the László Papp Arena in Budapest in double concerts three times in a row.

He produces his albums in his own studio, he plays the acoustic, the electric, and the bass guitar, he plays with equal dexterity on synthesizer and on drums. He is a regular guest of national festivals. Last, but not least, he is the father of four children, and a generous donor. He provided Franciscan father Csaba Böjte’s Save the Children Found with 50 million Forints (approx. 240 000 Cad) so far.

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Ákos: A katona imája (A Soldier’s Prayer)

The admission is free, but donations to cover part of the costs of the Canadian tour and the causes supported by the artist himself are most welcome. $10/adult is recommended.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


My God and Saint Ladislaus – Saturday, October 28, 2017 at 18:00 - 21:00

Tribute to Saint Ladislaus in Hungarian fine literature and historical scripts
Performer: Péter Lóránt Tóth, Laureate of Radnóti and Zoltán Latinovits Awards

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Downloadable Poster

HU címer The Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC
Toronto – Ottawa

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Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Recital: “My God and Saint Ladislaus
20:00 – Recital: “Blessed is the cradle which rocked me to become Magyar” (excerpt)
20:30 – Meet the Performer

Recital Program

As a personal contribution to the Saint Ladislaus Memorial Year, our wayfaring bard, Péter Lóránt Tóth, set out to roam the countryside from his native Kunszentmiklós (Bács-Kiskun county, Hungary) to Szentlászló (Laslovo, Croatia) on a twelve day pilgrimage. During his 260 km long trip he spoke about and performed poems inspired by our legendary king in the churches of 14 villages. The most recent station of this literary pilgrimage is Ottawa, where the bard will remind us of the Knightly King’s virtues, steady faith and nation-building deeds and will endeavour to connect us to his spiritual legacy.

The stations of Péter Lóránt Tóth’s pilgrimage in 2017:
zarándokútKunszentmiklós, Hungary
Dunavecse, Hungary (21 km)
Dunaegyháza, Hungary (10 km)
Solt, Hungary (7 km)
Lake Szelidi, Hungary (24 km)
Géderlak, Hungary (13 km)
Fajsz, Hungary (25 km)
Dusnok, Hungary (6 km)
Baja, Hungary (28 km)
Dávod, Hungary (23 km)
Bezdán, Serbia (21 km)
Vörösmart, Croatia (17 km)
Kopács, Croatia (30 km)
Eszék, Croatia (12 km)
Szentlászló, Croatia (24 km)

Interviews, and More Suggested Articles (in Hungarian)

After a short intermission, Péter will help us remember one of the most precious pearls of the Hungarian fine literature, János Arany, who was born 200 years ago. We will have the opportunity to enjoy an excerpt from Peter’s podium program entitled after a poem of Arany’s “Blessed is the cradle which rocked me to become Magyar“. It is a short travel in time to Nagyszalonta and Nagykőrös, then Máramarossziget (all three in Transylvania) and Budapest. Letters, ballads, poems will be depicting the figure of János Arany and his social surroundings filled with controversies at the time.

About the Performer

Péter Lóránt Tóth

Péter Lóránt Tóth

A trained health education teacher, Mr. Tóth has found a new calling through his love of literature and the desire to share it. This wandering minstrel concentrates lately on spreading the spoken word of Hungarian poetry. In his opinion, reciting a poem could very well be an exercise in self-discovery, which better enables us to connect the missing dots in our relationship to our world and to ourselves. On one occasion it has been remarked that
when he is reciting a poem, a heightened sense of harmony permeates the surrounding air, and we rush to reconnect with our unadulterated, innocent inner self. He is on a mission, and all Hungarians owe him a token of gratitude. I, for one, am in his debt.” (Ákos Hajvert, president of the Association of Recitalists of Voivodina, present-day Serbia)

In 2016, Péter Lóránt Tóth was distinguished for his work with the László Káplár Good Man Award

Péter Lóránt Tóth is already known by some of the Hungarian Canadian communities thanks to his previous tour in Canada, at which time he was reciting poetry written by Attila József. With his recital Railway Station (Vasútállomás) he dazzled the Ottawan audience as well at the OHCC on February 11th this year.

Contact:
E-mail: tothpeter1980@gmail.com
Facebook: peterlorant.toth
Telephone: +36-70-4236-985

On the Dinner Menu

main

Owen Roasted Chicken Drums and Sausage with Parsley Potatoes and Beets

dessert

Chocolate Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


61st Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Sunday, October 22, 2017 at 15:00 - 18:00

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Program

15:00– Greetings and Speeches

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Poster

15:30– Péter Lóránt Tóth: „They Were Students, and they Made the Glorious Revolution (Diákok voltak, és ők csinálták a dicsőséges forradalmat)
16:30– OHCC Reception
17:00– Hungarian Dinner
Guest of Honour: Dr. Bálint Ódor, Hungary’s Ambassador to Canada

About the Performer

Péter Lóránt Tóth

Péter Lóránt Tóth

A trained health education teacher, Mr. Tóth has found a new calling through his love of literature and the desire to share it. This wandering minstrel concentrates lately on spreading the spoken word of Hungarian poetry. In his opinion, reciting a poem could very well be an exercise in self-discovery, which better enables us to connect the missing dots in our relationship to our world and to ourselves. On one occasion it has been remarked that
when he is reciting a poem, a heightened sense of harmony permeates the surrounding air, and we rush to reconnect with our unadulterated, innocent inner self. He is on a mission, and all Hungarians owe him a token of gratitude. I, for one, am in his debt.” (Ákos Hajvert, president of the Association of Recitalists of Voivodina, present-day Serbia)

In 2016, Péter Lóránt Tóth was distinguished for his work with the László Káplár Good Man Award

Péter Lóránt Tóth is already known by some of the Hungarian Canadian communities thanks to his previous tour in Canada, at which time he was reciting poetry written by Attila József. With his recital Railway Station (Vasútállomás) he dazzled the Ottawan audience as well at the OHCC on February 11th this year.

Interviews, and More Suggested Articles (in Hungarian)

Drávatáj: Rendhagyó történelemóra Eszéken „Diákok voltak, és ők csinálták a dicsőséges forradalmat” c. előadásról

Contact:
E-mail: tothpeter1980@gmail.com
Facebook: peterlorant.toth
Telephone: +36-70-4236-985

On the Menu

main

Goulash Soup

dessert

Palacsinta(Hungarian Thin Crêpes)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

Admission

Free admission for the festivity and reception. We welcome donations to cover the costs of the event. ($10/adult is suggested.)

Dinner Tickets:


Harvest Ball – Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 18:00 - 23:59

Merry it is while summer lasts

Miri it is while sumer i-last
With foulës song;
Oc now neghëth windës blast
And weder strong.
Ei, ei, what this night is long,
And Ich with wel michel wrong
Sorwe and murne and fast.

Anonymous, 13thcentury

pressing grapes

To Autumn

Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;
To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings, hours by hours.

Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,–
While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft,
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

John Keats (1795–1821)
September 19, 1819; first published in 1820.

Program

18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Dance – live music donated and provided by the Koleszár family

During the evening there will be a demonstration of how the grape juice is made.

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Grinder

prés

Press

plakát

Downloadable Poster

Koleszár együttes

Koleszár Ensemble

István Koleszár
(keyboard, vocal, sound)

Koleszár Katalin
(vocal)

On the Dinner Menu

main

Wiener Schitzel with Slice of Lemon, Mashed Potatoes and Steamed Mixed Vegetables

sweets

Apple Pie

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


FolkEmbassy Concert – Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 17:30 - 20:00

„Aki nem tartozott egy nemzethez, az nem tartozhat az emberiséghez.”
Kodály Zoltán

Program

17:30–18:30 A Bite to Eat

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Downloadable Poster

18:30–20:00 Concert
HU címerThe concert tour is sponsored by the Ministry Responsible for Nation Policy of Hungary and Hungary’s Mission to Canada

About the Concert

You are invited to take part in the one and a half hour amalgam of two programs presented on the stage of OHCC by the HUNGARIAN FOLK EMBASSY ensemble. At first, you are invited to join in the karaoke presentation of a variety of folksongs from all over the Carpathian Basin. The entire material of this show, entitled Sun is lighting up the sky will be available on a double DVD issued in 2016.

We haven’t seen anything alike!” Noémi Sümegi, The Weekly Response (Heti Válasz)
It should adorn the shelves of every home” Endre Liber, Radio Bartók

The second component of the Ottawa show is composed of highlights selected from folk songs for our age, presented at the Budapest Spring Festival. It represents a rarity in literary history inasmuch gathers under the same roof those poems of the eminent poet János Arany that found their way into the souls of average folk and have been transfigured into folk songs, informing folk culture ever since.

Interestingly, one of the first collection of folk songs was completed by Arany himself in 1874. One can only marvel at the same sense of purity and simplicity of form so characteristic of folk art, that Arany made good use of in his most profound and complex poems. Occasionally, he integrated the folk material in his works, duly referencing the source. Many of his poems entered the vernacular, giving wings to peasant poetry. The program bears witness to the delicate intertwining between art- and folk-poetry. This year we celebrate the bicentennial of Arany’s birth. Milán Hetényi, our singer, will perform samples of Arany’s living heritage from four distinct regions of historical Hungary (Szatmár and Baja counties, the Kalotaszeg Region and Mezőség, the Transylvanian Highland)

Concert at the Palace of Arts, Budapest (clip) János Arany – Mathias’ Mother (excerpt from the program „Népdalok a kornak”)

About the Performers

FolkEmbassy

FolkEmbassy

The HUNGARIAN FOLK EMBASSY ensemble led by its two first violins, Mihály Rosonczy-Kovács and András Soós, has been formed in 2013 with the explicit goal of popularizing the world over the unaltered string playing present in Hungarian folk music. Unearthing countless musical links, the ensemble endeavours to underscore Hungary’s cultural diplomacy and shed light on the organic symbiosis all Central-European nations share, having been the beneficiaries of this interaction throughout the ages. The ensemble takes pride in presenting to international audiences the way ages and different nations’ legacies are reflected and carried on in Hungarian folk art, be it in music or in dance. The performers are globe-trotters in their own right having played in recent years in Milan, Italy; Poland,Estonia,Pakistan, Taiwan. In their program entitled “Náisz-Köszönjük!” they are joined by Romanian violinist, Ovidiu Barteş, to give a cross-section of the role played by Gypsy music in Hungary and its surroundings.

Their published recordings are:

  • Sun is lighting up the sky” (2016) double DVD, karaoke style. 33 musicians and singers, 7 hours of delight, to encourage the re-integration of folk music in our daily lives.
  • Báthory-Bem-Balatonboglár” honours our long-standing friendship with the Polish Nation (Janusz Prusinowski and Márta Sebestyén, collaborators)
  • Folk songs for our age” – poems of János Arany in folk music (Márta Sebestyén and Péter Blaskó, collaborators)

Members of the ensemble:

András Soós – Violin; Winner of the 2009 National Solo Violonist Competition and Junior Prima Prize in 2011

Mihály Rosonczy-Kovács – Violin; winner of Junior Prima Prize and The 50 Most Talented Youth Program in 2013. Leader of the Philidor Institution – Civil European Sport and Music Diplomacy Non-Profit Ltd.

Luca Hegedűs – Cimbalom, Viola; the only well-known female cimbalom player in Hungary

Tamás Orsós – Viola; University Degree in Violin-Making.

Zoltán Hanusz – Double Bass

A zenekar állandó közreműködője: Milán Hetényi – Vocals; Hungarian Folk State Ensemble, Master of Young Folk Artist

Facebook: Hungarian FolkEmbassy
Website: www.folkembassy.hu
Contact: Mónika Tünde Tuza, folkembassy@folkembassy.hu
Telephone: +36 70 907 57 94

About the ensemble (in Hungarian only)

Vágják az erdei utat (They Are Making a Trail in the Forest)

On the Menu

elso

Cooked Debreceni with Bread and Mustard

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. We thank you in advance for your reservations. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Special Sale - October – Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 11:30 - 14:30

Please note the shorter than usual opening hours due to the Members’ Meeting following the sale. Thank you for your understanding!

Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.


Fall Members' Meeting – Sunday, October 1, 2017 at 15:00 - 18:00

italok The agenda of the meeting contains decisions requiring voting, managerial report, and presentation of future plans.

A Q&A session will be closing the meeting.

Only members in good standing have the right to participate and vote. According to the Internal Operation Procedures of the Board of Directors the Board will not handle any membership applications or renewals during and within 72 hours prior to the meeting. We thank you for your cooperation, and renewing on time!

There will be a Lángos (Hungarian Fried-Dough) Special Sale before the meeting. Please come in or reserve on time.


King St. Stephen and Foundation of the Hungarian State Day – Sunday, August 20, 2017 at 12:00 - 17:00

Details of the Event

12:00 Exhibition about King St. Ladislau of Hungary
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Downloadable Poster

15:00 Lunch

Our fund raising action to help purchasing school buses in Transylvania continues. For details please refer to our News column.

About the Exhibition

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The first steps towards Hungary becoming a Christian state were made by Saint Stephen (Stephen I), founder of the nation state in the X Century, reflecting his aspirations. His defining actions tied the kingdom forever to the Western Christianity centered in Rome, founding its network of episcopal sees, laying down the framework of county-based administration and judicial system of the land. The benefits of his all-encompassing initiatives, encountered by mild resistance at first, came to full bloom during the reign of Saint Ladislaus, between 1077 and 1095, some forty years after the great king’s passing.

Saint Ladislaus I, often referred to as the Knight-King of Hungary, by his personal example made an indelible mark on the nation. He was a strong-willed, well-liked, strict but fair ruler, and a nation builder who enjoyed in his lifetime the well-deserved respect of his people. During his three big military campaigns, all in defence of the country, he led the troupes from the front, being victorious at all times. His deeds continue to live in the vernacular, they have inspired countless legends and are present on the fresco paintings of churches, as mementos of a grateful nation. More over, he was among the first to recognize Stephen’s pivotal role in Hungary becoming one of the modern nations of the time, his merits being glossed over unfairly, sometimes, by historiographers. During Saint Ladislaus’ reign, Stephen has been recognized as saint of the Catholic Church. He sees in Stephen the virtues of the able and selfless ruler, who not only founded but held together a nation for 38 years, when political assassinations and changing trends were the order of the day. He posits this son of Géza, prince of Hungarians, as an example for all Hungarian leaders that come to follow. He himself has served the interests of his nation all his life, for which he earned the gratitude of countless generations, being sanctified in 1192.

This year is the 940th anniversary of Saint Ladislaus’ crowning. The Ministry Responsible for Nation Policy of Hungary and the Pro Patria Association of Hungary share this exhibition with all of us for this occasion.

HU címer Ministry Responsible for Nation Policy of Hungary
ProPatria Pro Patria Association, Hungary

On the Lunch Menu

főétel

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Salad

dessert

Hazelnut Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Fishing Derby at Száraz – July – Sunday, July 30, 2017 at 08:00 - 18:00

horgászverseny

Location

1186 Bayview Drive
Constance Bay, ON

Enrollment

Please call László Száraz at 613-299-3573.
bográcsosAll inclusive $10
Goulash soup only $5


Summer Break – Saturday, July 15, 2017 - Thursday, August 17, 2017 at All Day

The Centre is closed. It will reopen again on Friday, August 18, 2017. We wish you a pleasant summer!


The 36th Anniversary of the OHCC – Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 15:00 - 19:00

(Established July 3, 1981)

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About the Event

15:00 — 19:00 Early Dinner and Live Music

On the Menu

fő

Pork BBQ with Muzsdéj* and Potato Salad with Onions

dessert

Profiterole with Raspberries

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

* Ground garlic with red paprika mixed with a bit of red wine.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Children's Philharmonic Orchestra from Szentegyháza Concert Tour Greeting Canada – Sunday, June 25, 2017 - Monday, June 26, 2017 at All Day

The Children’s Philharmonic Orchestra from Szentegyháza (Szeklerland, Transylvania, Romania), referred to and known as “Fili” , embarks on a concert tour in Ontario in honour of Canada’s 150th anniversary. Through the singing and music of 150 children, they wish to bring tribute to Canada for the generosity and acceptance it has shown towards the big wave of Hungarian refugees escaping the retaliations of the communist regime once the Russian army has defeated the Hungarian uprising against the communist suppression in 1956. Those dark ages lasted until 1989.

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English Trailer: “Fili” on Canada 150
HU címer Sponsored by the Ministry Responsible for Nation Policy of Hungary
Besides the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre and the Mindszenty Hall in Windsor, the Canadian tour is promoted and supported by the
KMOSZ National Alliance of Hungarians In Canada and the
KMKT Canadian Hungarian Heritage

Concerts in Ottawa

Sunday
June 25, 2017
17:00 –
Inspiration Village, Byward Market, Ottawa

Sunday
June 25, 2017
18:00 –
Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica, Ottawa


Monday
June 26, 2017
19:00 –
Nepean Centrepointe Theatre, Nepean

Tickets are available at the Centrepointe Theatre box office.


Concerts in Ontario

June 27, 2017 Calvin Presbyterian Church, Kitchener, Ontario
June 29, 2017 Capitol Theatre, Windsor, Ontario
June 30, 2017 St. Patrick Church, London, Ontario
July 1, 2017 Parade of Nations, Toronto, Ontario
July 1, 2017 Torontói Magyar Ház, Toronto, Ontario
July 2, 2017 Ontario Place, Toronto, Ontario
July 3, 2017 Merritt Park Amphitheatre, Welland, Ontario
July 4, 2017 Oakes Garden Theatre, Niagara Falls, Ontario

Program

He orchestra has a very wide spread repertoire. Among the pieces performed on this tour will be:

  • Víg búcsú – részlet (csak első szólam)
  • Három tréfás dal
  • Juhász nóták
  • Dudanóták
  • Pünkösdi nóták
  • Boldogasszony Anyánk
  • Jól van dolga a mostani huszárnak
  • Alouette
  • Fais dodo
  • Yankee Doodle
  • My Bonnie
  • O Canada
  • Alunelu’
  • Cigány dalok
  • Kalpka induló (Föl-föl vitézek)
  • Gábor Áron
  • National anthems of Hungary and Szeklerland

About the Performers

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Children’s Orchestra from Szentegyháza

Haáz Sándor

Sándor Haáz

The Children’s Orchestra from Szentegyháza was formed by Sándor Haáz, choir master, music teacher, member of the Hungarian Arts Academy, and conductor of the Children’s Philharmonic of Szentegyháza, Transylvania. Being the music teacher and choir master of the local High School, he brought under the same roof the choir of the School and the modest brass band, to build on them a splendid tool of youthful musical expression. To the orchestra has been added a string section in the earnest, and after more 800 performances, home and abroad, the Philharmonic has a tremendous pull. Children from the surrounding area are competing for the occasional freed-up place in it. Since 1990 they had visited and performed in several European countries.

Children’s Philharmonic Orchestra from Szentegyháza (Fili) home page fili.ro
Sándor Haáz in the Hungarian Wikipedia

33rd Anniversary of the Children’s Orchestra from Szentegyháza, AKA “Fili” “Fili” Performing in Zürich
“Fili” Performances “Voice of Children in Europe”

Father's Day – Sunday, June 18, 2017 at 15:00 - 19:00
15.00 — Snack’n Chitchat
poster

Downloadable Poster

Menu

plate

Barbequed or Cooked Debreceni Sausage with Mustard and Bread

drink

We recommend beer.

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating and meal for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Day of National Unity – Sunday, June 4, 2017 at 12:00 - 15:30

„It never has to be spoken of,
But we shall think of it always!”
Gyula Juhász

fotoThis year’s remembrance is made more complete and broader by the exhibition material received from the Trianon Museum of Várpalota, Hungary. Thanks to the generosity and collaboration of the museum, there will be 31 posters on display describing the history and consequences of the Treaties from Trianon in 1920, which created the largest minority in Europe. The National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada promotes this material among the Hungarian communities in Canada, in the hopes that it will be exhibited at the Hungarian cultural and community centres.

This year, we have a new goal as well. We will use the income from the lunch of this day of remembrance, to raise funds in support of those Hungarians, who are living in regions detached from Hungary in 1920 where the local authorities have made next to impossible for the children to be educated in their mother tongue. In these areas, the children have to travel long distances in order to attend classes taught in Hungarian. At Magyarzsákod (Maros County, Romania), to the initiative of the Unitarian Minister Sándor Balázs, also President of the Federation for Caring for Villages in Romania, they want to enable commuting for children by purchasing used vans and converting them into mini school buses. The unit price of such vehicles is $8,000. The NAHC has decided to support this cause, and raise enough funds for at least on mini-bus. We are all hoping that we can turn this into reality by working together in the Canadian Hungarian communities. If you wish to donate more directly, you can do so through Erdélyi Szövetség (Transylvanian Federation):

Bácsfainé Dr. Hévizi Józsa, President
Erdélyi Szövetség – Transylvanian Federation – Siebenbürgischer Verband – Fédération de Transylvanie
1052 Budapest, Semmelweis u. 1-3.
Tel: 36-20-374-1315
E-mail: erdelyiszovetseg@gmail.com

HU címerTrianon Museum – The Zichy Castle, Várpalota, Hungary http://trianonmuzeum.hu
HU címerWithin Canada, the exhibition material is promoted by the NAHC.

The Day’s Program

12:00 Exhibition – Compilation by Ernő Raffay and Csaba Szabó Pál, Illustrations by Wimmer Krisztina (Text in Hungarian only, unfortunately)
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14:00 Lunch
15:00 Memorial Program – Feature:

  • A short film made by Hungary’s KCSP program laureates
  • A slide show about the Hungarian Calvary at Sátoraljaújhely, Hungary

On the Lunch Menu

főétel

Goulash

édesség

Mákos guba (Bread Pudding with Puppy Seeds)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Visiting the exhibition and attending the memorial program are free. We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Saturday. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Áldozó Judit (Altruistic Judith) – Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 18:30 - 21:30

A monodrama based on three novels and diary of Sándor Márai Sándor

Adapted by: Csaba Lászlóffy
Actor: Judit Havas
Costume Designer: Terézia Stiaszny
Directed by: Zoltán Czigány

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„…Erudition?… A big deal! Madam, do you know – and I see her raising her pointer finger, wondering –, do you know what erudition is at all?… You really are lenient to do your toenails in red!… And you fancy reading a fine book in the afternoon or before bed?! And you deign to meander upon the sound of musical masterpieces, do you not?… No, madam, erudition is something else. Erudition, my very dear lady, is a reflex!

It seems as though it takes a great deal to learn that erudition is a man or a nation being fulfilled with some sort of great joy… They say that the Greeks were once erudite when the entire nation was happy about something. The potters who were crafting small statues, and the merchants of oil, the people and the army and the wise who constantly argued at the marketplace over what was aesthetic and what was moral. Imagine a nation whose life holds happiness! And this happiness is erudition… But then that nation vanished, and merely Greek-speaking people remained… but this is not the same…”

HU címerThe Canadian side of the tour is organized by the NAHC
Ottawa – Toronto

Program

18:30 — Dinner
19:30 — Theatrical Play
21:00 – Meet the Actress

About the Play

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The play „Áldozó Judit” (Altruistic Judith) by Csaba Lászlóffy is based on several books of Sándor Márai. Among those are the „Igazi” (The One) written in 1941 (one of the greatest achievement in Hungarian literature) and its sequel „Judit… és az utóhang” (Judit… and Epilogue) from 1981. Lászlóffy also used the diary of Márai as a source for his play.

Márai Sándor

Márai Sándor Márai Sándor
(1900-1989)

These works by Márai offer a shockingly honest introspection into love, solitude and reality. In this psychological thriller the lives of people of different classes are interwoven.

The stories of these self-testimonies originate from his cyclical works. First the married, than divorced woman, Ilonka tells her story, later her husband, Peter reflects on his love for the maid whom he finally loses. The story is continued by the matured maid, Judit. These works by Márai conceal parts of his life-experience in emigration.

A detailed analysis of the novels can be found at Transindex.ro (in Hungarian).

About the Actress

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Dr. Havas Judit

Dr. Judit Havas graduated from the Eötvös Loránd University with a degree in Hungarian and Librarian studies and later she received her PhD in History of Literature. During her studies she had great masters, among them Miklós Cserés, Zoltán Latinovits, Imre Montágh, Miklós Gábor Kerényi and others.

Since 1975 Dr. Havas is also active as a performer. She used the works of many great Hungarian writers and poets for her performances. Besides the Hungarians she also created programs from works by Latin-American and Hebrew authors. For the children she recorded a series of audiobook CDs about the tales of Elek Benedek. She appears regularly on the Duna Television. Due to her extensive efforts made for the preservation of the Hungarian culture, Dr. Havas has been awarded several distinguished awards. For more detailed information visit her homepage at havasjudit.hu.

Recitals by Dr. Judit Havas:

Sándor Kányádi: Fekete-piros (Black and Red) László Nagy: Ki viszi át a szerelmet (Who Carries the Love)

On the Dinner Menu

főétel

Pork Tenderloin Filled with Plums and Rolled into Bacon, Served with Rice with Parsley and Beets

dessert

Mixed Plate of Desserts

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Heroes' Day – Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 14:30 - 15:00

It was forbidden to celebrate the Heroes’ Day during the era of communist suppression. In Hungary the last Sunday of May is the day to commemorate the heroes who sacrificed their lives defending the country. On the same day, in Ottawa, the veterans of the 1956 revolution will lay a wreath at the Hungarian Memorial in the Beechwood Military Cemetery.


Victoria Day - We are Closed – Friday, May 19, 2017 - Monday, May 22, 2017 at All Day


Mother's Day – Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 15:00 - 20:00

This event is organized by the Ottawa Hungarian School (Oskola) and the OHCC.
Children of the No. 28 Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts from Ottawa and the Belvárosi Betyárok Group from Hungary are our guest performers.

15:00 — 16:00 Children’s Greetings – Poems, Music and Dance
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16:30 — 17:30 Dinner
17:30 — Belvárosi Betyárok Concert – for children and grown-ups.

About the Performers

The Belvárosi Betyárok group composes songs with humorous lyrics and twists, and plays primarily for children, but not without addressing their parents as well. Their musical style is acoustic folk, blues and rock and roll. The stories and heros of their songs are real. The group is inspired by the work of several renown artists and groups, such as the Kaláka Group, Sándor Weöres, Pink Floyd, Jimi Hendrix, Paco De Lucia, István Csukás and Jutka Halász.

The members of the group are:

  • László Váray – vocals, guitar, doromb
  • Tamás Valastyán – cajon, percussions
Láss világot! Győrkőcfesztivál – 2016

Contact

HU címer The Canadian tour is organized by the NHAC.
Hamilton – Ottawa – Windsor – Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo – Toronto

On the Dinner Menu

main

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potato and Dill Pickle

dessert

Profiterole

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

The House is full, unfortunately we do cannot accept any more guest.


Fund-raising Dinner and Party for the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts – Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 18:00 - 23:55

logoThis event is in support of the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts. The raised funds they will use to pay for their everyday needs (e.g. rental fees), and new equipment (for crafts and for camping).

Please come by, have fun, and support the youngsters.

Cserkész csapat

Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Party and Dance

On the Dinner Menu

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Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle

masodik

Cheese and Apple Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Easter sprinkling – Monday, April 17, 2017 at 17:30 - 21:00

Easter eggs
17:30 – 18:30 Easter egg painting
18:30 – 21:00 Easter Sprinkling

Free admission. For those participating, ham and boiled eggs will be courtesy of the OHCC, until quantities last.

Boys, lads and men will recite Easter poems.

Potluck of bring-your-own cakes, baked goods and Easter eggs.

We will post pictures of the most beautifully decorated Easter eggs on our website.


Good Friday – Friday, April 14, 2017 at All Day

We are closed.
Closed


Spring Bake Sale – Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00—14:00 Bake Sale. Unfortunately, we have to cancel all cabbage roll orders.
plakát

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12:00–14:00 Lunch

Notes

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on this day will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding.
We will be able to fulfill the orders only if we will receive enough volunteer help to prepare them. In case of shortage of workforce, those who placed orders will be notified the day following the deadline.

Unfortunately, we will not be able to prepare cabbage rolls.

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance!

A few samples from what can be expected:

Pogácsa

“Pogácsa”

Beigli

“Beigli”

Strudel

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudels

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Zserbó

“Zserbó”

Roulade

Roulade

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Dobos

“Dobos” Slices

Linzer

Linzer

Kifli with Almonds

“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Goulash Soup

Goulash Soup

Palacsinta

“Palacsinta” (Thin Hungarian Crêpes)

Price

Adult Youth* Child
Member $12 $9 $6
Guest $15 $11.25 $7.5

* Or full-time university student with a valid student ID.


Deadline to order Cabbage Rolls – Monday, April 3, 2017 at 00:00 - 21:00

cabbage roll The ordered cabbage rolls will be available for pickup at our fall bake sale on Saturday, April 8th, 2017.

Notes

We will be able to fulfill the orders only if we will receive enough volunteer help to prepare them. In case of shortage of workforce, those who placed orders will be notified the day following the deadline.

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on this day will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding.


The Great Hungarian Silence in (Czecho)Slovakia – Saturday, April 1, 2017 at 18:00 - 21:00

a monodrama with humour

Written by: László Soóky
Directed and played by: Géza Benkő
Dramaturg: Emese Varga

plakát

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„This story tells us about the small details of the minority life that we think are not important. Our forefathers experienced them, we experience them every day, and yet we think our story is not important to anybody. But what is important and what isn’t is decided by important people who declare it in glorifying speeches. We have the silence, faith and cheer that are rooted in our humanity and decency. This is what we will bequeath on this land when our language can be read only on our epitaphs.” (László Soóky, translation by NAHC)

KMOSZ címer The Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC.
Ottawa – Montréal – Toronto – Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo – Windsor

About the Evening

18.00 — Dinner
19.00 — Show
20.00 – Meet the Artist

About the Piece

jelenetThe Great Hungarian Silence in (Czecho)Slovakia is a monodrama that is not about the life of a man but about a community. The story of the Hungarian community in Slovakia is told through the life of a person with a perspective in history. It is like a modern tale: once upon a time comrade Stalin died, then so did comrade Gottwald too… – as the author sets the historical time frame, he is jumping freely between the time zones overlapping the minority life in Slovakia; a close-up look at one man.

The world is reflected in his eyes; a period of history is replayed in his mind, not facts and statistics but the perceived and real tragedies, memories, stories from the past. And the rest is silence…

Trailer Interviews

The play made its debut on February 27, 2016, in Komárom, at the Officers’ Hall and it was a great success.

About the Actor

Géza Benkő

Géza Benkő

Géza Benkő grew up in Királyhelmec, Felvidék (part of Slovakia). He started his career at the Thalia theatre in Kassa followed by the Jókai theatre at Komárom where he worked as a stage manager. Soon he started his studies at the College of Arts and Drama at Pozsony where received his degree. His first assignment as an actor was at the City Theatre at Nagyszombat followed by the Jókai theatre. He also worked as an actor in Győr, Dublin, Ireland, and currently at the Thalia theatre in Kassa. His repertoire involves 33 major stage roles and 17 roles in films. The Great Hungarian Silence in (Czecho)Slovakia is his debut performance as a director.

On the Dinner Menu

main

Sztrapacska

dessert

Home-made Rich Walnut Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Annual General Members' Meeting – Sunday, March 26, 2017 at 15:00 - 18:00

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Management reports and important matters requiring voting will be on the agenda. This time, as the mandate of the current Board of Directors (BOD) will be ending, there will be BOD elections taking place as well. Your presence and participation would enhance and colour the decisions the membership takes going forward.

The OHCC By-laws were last updated by the Members Meeting on October 2nd, 2016, and they are in effect now as the 9th edition of this official document.

Only those with paid-up 2017 membership fees may fully participate and vote. Those with expired memberships from 2016 can only observe.

According to the decision the BOD took on 15th of October 2015, the BOD will not accept or process any membership payments within 72 hours prior to the meeting. The BOD exercises this exception in its sole discretion. Therefore, we urge you to ensure your voting right by renewing in a timely fashion.

breadBefore the meeting, we’ll serve slices of bread with homemade lard spread, sprinkled with ground paprika and topped with onion rings. Traditional and authentic!

Please arrive in time!


Anniversary of the 1848-49 Revolution and Fight for Freedom – Sunday, March 19, 2017 at 14:00 - 22:00

Program of the Day

Due to ongoing construction, the statue of Kossuth in front of the Hungarian Embassy had to be moved to safe storage, and it is still inaccessible. Therefore, the laying of the wreath at the embassy building is cancelled this year.

15:30 – 16:30 Commemorating program at the OHCC
16:30 – 17:30 Reception of the OHCC
17:30 – 22:00 Hungarian Dinner

Dinner Menu

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Goulash Soup

dessert

Palacsinta (Hungarian Crêpes)

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 12:00 - 15:00

(pron. lawn-gosh)

Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

For larger quantities please place an order by 8:00 AM.


Egmont Ouverture – Saturday, March 4, 2017 at 18:00 - 22:00

by 8-kor Színház (Theatre at 8 PM Group from Sárospatak, Hungary)

a Hungarian theatrical compilation in honour of the 60th anniversary of the Hungarian revolution in 1956

… there are no Hungarians abroad or inside the borders, there are just Hungarians!
Zsolt Bayer

About the Evening

18:00 Dinner
Poster

Downloadable poster

19:00 8-kor Színház: „Egmont Ouverture” – festive podium program
20:00 Meet the Artists
logo The event is sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board.
HU címer The Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC
Toronto – Kitchener-Cambridge-Waterloo – Hamilton – Ottawa – Montréal

Recital Program

The „Egmont Ouverture” contains archival elements from the events in 1956 (Egmont Ouverture, street fights, news on radio, speeches Imre Nagy), poetry, prose and songs:

  • József Utassy: Toast
  • Adorján – Kocsis: What Was 1956?
  • Jenő Heltai: Freedom
  • Attila Gérecz: Chrismas Song in the Prison
  • Milán Füst: I’d Like to Break into Sobs
  • Alajos Kannás: Sooty Stones
  • Lóránt Zas: In November
  • Kocsák – Miklós: Budapest (Travelling)
  • Kormorán – Ferenc Juhász: Fragment of Anthem
  • Kormorán: The Ballad of Gergő Kurán
  • Kormorán: Iván Ruszki (1956. Who Is Hungarian…)
  • Kormorán: Lost Handshake
  • Kormorán: What Is My Sin? (Elektra Forever)
  • Kormorán: Contemporary Inauguration
  • Kormorán – József Ratkó: One Bed, One Bread

About the Artists

8-kor Színház

8-kor Színház


To Be Translated. Please refer to the Hungarian version.

  • Béla Bálint – Producing and Logistics Manager, Advisor
  • József Donkó – Actor
  • Mónika Karacs – Actor, Instrumentalist
  • Zsolt Nagy – Actor
  • István Sipos – Music Director, Technician, Instrumentalist

The 8-kor Szíház Group won several awards:
– Comenius Medal
– Ex Libris Award for the Hungarian Art
– Botond Pécsvárady Award
– Borsod-Abaúj-Zemplén County’s Award for Creativity
– Gold Cross for National Heritage
– Honorary Citizens of Koltó Community

The group works and lives by its creed: „to be Hungarian is our mandate!

On the Dinner Menu

main

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle

sweets

Hungarian Poppy Seed Bread Pudding

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Mardi Gras Masquerade – Saturday, February 25, 2017 at 18:00 - 23:59

About the Evening

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18:00 Dinner
19:00 Awards#
19:15 • Jokes
„My Oh My, I Aged So Much…!” a brief comedy presented by the Ladies of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre. This moment of humour mixed with music gives a quick summary of life in general – all from the point of view of retired ladies.
19:30 Dance and Folk Dance

Awards

  • The Most Creative or Beautiful Costume
    1. Prize: meals for 4 guests
    2. Prize: any 2 alcoholic and 2 non-alcoholic drinks
  • The Best Hungarian Folk Toast
    • meals for 2 guests

# At one of our future events. The prize does not contain the program component of the regular admission fee. Regular reservation must be made for the desired event.

On the Dinner Menu

main

Meatloaf with Potatoes and Dill Pickle

dessert

Sour Cherry Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Railway Station (Vasútállomás) – Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 18:00 - 21:00

Poetry and prose written by Attila József
Stand-up presenter Péter Lóránt Tóth winner of Radnóti and Latinovits Awards

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The railway station. Nobody’s land.

Outside: tracks running into the distance, rails that never join,
Inside: the final wish of a soul, longing incessantly:
“If only I could just grab a ticket and travel to my inner self!…”

The helpless wait of a former foster child who missed the last train: voiced inner monologues for those who would listen and join the fray.

A novel representation of Attila József – a broad canvass about love, faith, inner peace and intransigence.

HU címer The Canadian tour is organised by NAHC.
Toronto – Ottawa – Montreál – Hamilton – Kitchener-Waterloo-Cambridge – Windsor

About the Evening

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Recital
20:00 – Meet the Artist

About the Show

This poetry recital has been prepared to celebrate one of Hungary’s most influential 20th century poets, József Attila (1905–1937), on the 75th anniversary of his tragic death. So far, Mr. Tóth Péter Lóránt, has performed it in more than 30 localities for an audience in excess of 1500 youngsters and adults.

Thanks to the Without borders! program, Mr. Tóth has visited 147 Hungarian High Schools in the Carpathian Basin to lit a spark of wonderment in the soul of eager adolescents.

Suggested Articles (in Hungarian)

About the Performer

Tóth Péter Lóránt

Tóth Péter Lóránt

A trained teacher, Mr. Tóth has found a new calling through his love of literature and the desire to share it. This wandering minstrel concentrates lately on spreading the spoken word of Hungarian poetry. In his opinion, reciting a poem could very well be an exercise in self-discovery, which better enables us to connect the missing dots in our relationship to our world and to ourselves. On one occasion it has been remarked that „when he is reciting a poem, a heightened sense of harmony permeates the surrounding air, and we rush to reconnect with our unadulterated, innocent inner self. He is on a mission, and all Hungarians owe him a token of gratitude. I, for one, am in his debt. ” (Ákos Hajvert, president of the Association of Recitalists of Voivodina, present-day Serbia)

Interviews, and More Suggested Articles (in Hungarian)

Vasútállomás: Tóth Péter Lóránt József Attila-műsora “Emberek, magyarok, íme a költő” (Tóth Péter verszínházi estje)
Drávatáj: Rendhagyó történelemóra Eszéken „Diákok voltak, és ők csinálták a dicsőséges forradalmat” c. előadásról

Contact:
E-mail: tothpeter1980@gmail.com
Facebook: peterlorant.toth
Telephone: +36-70-4236-985

On the Dinner Menu

főétel

Pork Roast, Paprika Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage and Deep Fried

édesség

Bowtie Pastry

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 12:00 - 15:00

(pron. lawn-gosh)

Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

For larger quantities please place an order by 8:00 AM.


One Piano – Two Souls – Four Hands – One Life – Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 18:00 - 21:00

by

Andrea Várnagy and Zsolt Farkas

a piano four-hands recital

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Andrea Várnagy and Zsolt Farkas perform four hand piano recitals all over the world for the past 13 years. Their program is made up of popular works of the repertory, and their personable comments introducing the works, make classical music all the more accessible to the public at large.

HU címerSponsored by the State Secretariat for Nation Policy at the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary.
HU címer The Canadian part of the tour is organized by the NAHC
Toronto – Ottawa – Montréal – Windsor

About the Evening

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Piano Four-Hands Recital: „Faces of Liszt”

Our program „Faces of Liszt” encompasses lesser known works by the great Hungarian composer, alongside indelible favourites. Sprinkled with improvised comments and the occasional fitting poem, some of the transcriptions will strike you as original works, which they are, dedicated to us. Nowhere else will you hear these works, and we are more than willing to share this favour with you, our knowledgeable audience. We are always closing our recitals with works of Kodály and Bartók, because they are the bright stars in the constellation of Hungarian composers of recent vintage.

Andrea Várnagy and Zsolt Farkas

Program

Franz Liszt:

  1. From Craddle to the Grave
  2. Tempest—March
  3. The Valley of Obermann
  4. The Second Hungarian Rhapsody
  5. Liebestraum
  6. La Campanella
  7. Call to the Nation and Hymn

About the Artists

fotó

Andrea Várnagy and Zsolt Farkas

We introduce ourselves, as family. Read here.

Get latest info on Andrea Várnagy and Zsolt Farkas performances at Facebook.

Portrait clip about the musician couple Piano four-hands performance – Liebestraum

On the Dinner Menu

main

Beef Pörkölt with Nokedli and Dill Pickle

dessert

Chocolate Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


New Year's Eve Party – Saturday, December 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 1, 2017 at 19:00 - 02:00

Details of the Evening

19:00 Dinner
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Poster

20:00 A Glimpse of Comedy
20:30 Dance – Live and Recorded Music
24:00 Midnight Buffet
2:00 Closing
Cardianl Group

Cardinal Group

István Koleszár
(keyboard, vocals, sound)

Katalin Koleszár
(vocals)

Providing the live music is a gift from the group.

On the Menu

entré

Pogácsa

first

Chicken Noodle Soup

main

Mixed Plate (Cabbage Roll, Roast Pork Tenderloin, Sausage with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Salad with Goat Cheese)

edesseg

Chokolate or Hazelnut Cake

a cup of coffee

Coffe and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

In the past two years the house was full, hence participation is possible by reservations only. Please make yours and pay for it in full by 9 PM on December 9th, 2016. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Christmas Shutdown – Friday, December 23, 2016 - Friday, December 30, 2016 at 00:00

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Scout's Bake Sale – Sunday, December 18, 2016 at 10:00 - 14:00

The Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa invite you to their Annual Christmas Bake Sale of delicious, home-made Hungarian pastries.

Location:

St. Elizabeth Parish Hall, 1303 Leaside Ave, Ottawa

pastry pastry pastry

Let’s all support them!


Christmas Celebration – Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:59

Program

18:00 Dinner
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Poster

19:00 Dance

On the Dinner Menu

masodik

„Hurka” and Sausage with Red Cabbage and Mashed Potatoes

edesseg

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Pick-up Day of „Hurka” and Sausage Orders, and New Years Eve Ball Tickets – Friday, December 9, 2016 at 00:00 - 21:00

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on this day will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding.


Santa’s Arrival – Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 15:00 - 21:00

Santa
15:00 — Festive Program for Children
16:00 — Santa’s Arrival

Presents are $5 per stocking. We can honour and execute reserved and paid for orders only. The reservations must be made not later than November 30. The payments can be made at the OHCC, and the Hungarian Saturday school or scouting.

Mikulás

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„Fánk” Sale – Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 14:00 - 15:00

fánk
„Fánk” $1.25 each.

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.

Mikulás

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The Mounted Archer – Friday, December 2, 2016 at 14:00 - 16:00

Canadian premiere
Movie in Hungarian with English subtitles.

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2016
Directed by Géza Kaszás

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerising valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire worldwide, being currently present in over 30 countries. Since 2013 the methods of the mounted archer are considered a Hungaricum.

A magical 15-acre world is portrayed where everything happens for a reason. In the spotlight is an extraordinary man, Lajos Kassai, who was brought to horses by a bow, then taken by the horses to a world that can be travelled both on horseback and on the wings of thoughts. Mr. Kassai offers an exceptional method of physical, mental and spiritual work that inspires all of us to find inner peace, harmony and balance in today’s restless world.

The film also traces the origins of the Huns and Magyars taking us on a fascinating journey as far as China and British Columbia. The universal message of the film is that we are all connected regardless of living in Asia, Europe, or North America.

www.lovasijaszat.hu

Official preview

Further screenings

December 2, 2016 20:00–22:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


The Mounted Archer – Friday, December 2, 2016 at 20:00 - 22:00

Canadian premiere
Movie in Hungarian with English subtitles.

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2016
Directed by Géza Kaszás

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerising valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire worldwide, being currently present in over 30 countries. Since 2013 the methods of the mounted archer are considered a Hungaricum.

A magical 15-acre world is portrayed where everything happens for a reason. In the spotlight is an extraordinary man, Lajos Kassai, who was brought to horses by a bow, then taken by the horses to a world that can be travelled both on horseback and on the wings of thoughts. Mr. Kassai offers an exceptional method of physical, mental and spiritual work that inspires all of us to find inner peace, harmony and balance in today’s restless world.

The film also traces the origins of the Huns and Magyars taking us on a fascinating journey as far as China and British Columbia. The universal message of the film is that we are all connected regardless of living in Asia, Europe, or North America.

www.lovasijaszat.hu

Official preview

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Deadline to Order Gifts from Santa – Wednesday, November 30, 2016 at All Day

Santa Please specify your children’s last and first names in the comments field below. Therein you can write a message you would like Santa to tell to your children. We suggest a mischievous and a very kind act of your offspring to make meeting Santa a more personal experience.

We can honour and execute reserved and paid for orders only. The payments can be made at the OHCC, and the Hungarian Saturday school or scouting.


A Bridge to the Future – Tuesday, November 29, 2016 at 19:30 - 21:30

Canadian Museum of History
100 Rue Laurier Street, Ottawa-Gatineau

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CANADIAN-HUNGARIAN ASSOCIATION FOR MUSIC PERFORMANCE

In Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution
and The 135th Anniversary of the Birth of Béla Bartók

With the performances of piano works by Bartók, as well as works by Kodály, Liszt, Dohnányi, Lehár, and Kálmán

Mary Kenedi – Piano
Krisztina Szabo – Mezzo-Soprano
Sharon Lee – Violin
Laurence Schaufele – Viola
Sybil Shanahan – Cello
William Shookhoff – Piano

To order tickets, call 416-272-4904 or visit www.champ1956.com

Adult Senior or Student
Pre-ordered $35 $25
At the door $40 $30

logoThe 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board


Fall Bake Sale – Saturday, November 26, 2016 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00—14:00 Sale and Pick-up of Cabbage Roll Orders
Order here.
Deadline: 9 PM on Monday, November 21, 2016.
Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on this day will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding.
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12:00–14:00 Lunch

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance!

A few samples from what can be expected:

Pogácsa

“Pogácsa”

Beigli

“Beigli”

Strudel

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudels

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Zserbó

“Zserbó”

Roulade

Roulade

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Dobos

“Dobos” Slices

Linzer

Linzer

Kifli with Almonds

“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

or

Goulash Soup

Goulash Soup

and

Palacsinta

“Palacsinta” (Thin Hungarian Crêpes)

Price

Adult Youth* Child
Member $12 $9 $6
Guest $15 $11.25 $7.50

* Or full-time university student with a valid student ID.


Deadline to Order „Hurka” and Sausage – Friday, November 25, 2016 at 00:00 - 21:00

hurka and sausage
All orders are to be picked up on December 9th, between 10 AM and 9 PM.

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on this day will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding.

Please use the “Spaces” field in the form below to select the desired weight in kg.


Deadline to order Cabbage Rolls – Monday, November 21, 2016 at 00:00 - 21:00

cabbage roll The ordered cabbage rolls will be available for pickup at our fall bake sale on Saturday, November 26th, 2016.

Due to very limited storage capacity, all orders not picked up on November 26th will be frozen and charged an additional $5/week storage fee. We thank you for understanding.


Elisabeth and Catherine Ball – Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:59

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Details of the Evening

18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Dance

Kardinál együttes

Cardinal Group

István Koleszár
(keyboard, vocals, sound)

Katalin Koleszár
(vocals)

On the Dinner Menu

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Beef „Pörkölt” with „Nokedli” and Dill Pickle

édesség

Hazelnut Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Young Artist Recitals – Friday, November 18, 2016 at 13:15 - 14:15

zongorabillentyűk We organized a similar concert for the first time last year. The feedback was very encouraging, so we are bringing it to our visitors and guests this year as well. Let us encourage the young music players of our community with our presence and applause, and have a pleasant afternoon at the same time.

Everyone interested in performing at this occasion should contact Beatrix Finta by e-mail beafinta@rogers.com not later than November 1, 2016.

The admission is free.


The Mounted Archer – Thursday, November 17, 2016 at 19:00 - 21:00

Canadian premiere
Movie in Hungarian with English subtitles.
Carleton University, Tory building, Rm. 340
Admission 12$ for the general public, free for Carleton students with a valid ID
This event is sponsored by the School of Linguistics and Languages Studies, the Confucius Institute at Carleton University

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2016
Directed by Géza Kaszás

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerising valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire worldwide, being currently present in over 30 countries. Since 2013 the methods of the mounted archer are considered a Hungaricum.

A magical 15-acre world is portrayed where everything happens for a reason. In the spotlight is an extraordinary man, Lajos Kassai, who was brought to horses by a bow, then taken by the horses to a world that can be travelled both on horseback and on the wings of thoughts. Mr. Kassai offers an exceptional method of physical, mental and spiritual work that inspires all of us to find inner peace, harmony and balance in today’s restless world.

The film also traces the origins of the Huns and Magyars taking us on a fascinating journey as far as China and British Columbia. The universal message of the film is that we are all connected regardless of living in Asia, Europe, or North America.

www.lovasijaszat.hu

Official preview

Further screenings

December 2, 2016 14:00–16:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
December 2, 2016 20:00–22:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

New Bojtorján Concert – Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:59

Új Bojtorján

Új Bojtorján (From left to right: István Gál, Miklós Szula, Zoltán Pomázi, András Tóth


Founded in 1976, the Bojtorján Band’s melodies still capture the imagination of the original fans’ grandchildren. The singer-songwriter-guitarist Zoltán Pomázi has revived the ensemble in 1999 and has toured all the regions of the Hungarian speaking world since, to great acclaim. Their calling is to make music accessible, especially to children. „If we survive only through one children’s song, it was worth it”.
www.bojtorjan.hu

Watch Your Step, Son Homesickness (Those Moonlit Months of May)
https://youtu.be/f5pprbunpeA?t=2h43m40s
KMOSZ This 2016 tour is organised by the NAHC:

November 5 Hungarian Cultural Centre – Mindszenty Hall, Windsor
November 6 St. Michael College School Centre for the Arts
1515 Bathurst Street, Toronto
Sponsor: Extra Hungariam Foundation extrahungariam.ca
November 11 Kossuth Hall, Cambridge
November 12 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

About the Evening

18:00 – Dinner
19:00 – Concert
Audio CDs will be available to purchase.

Program

  1. The Game (recent composition)
  2. Lazy River
  3. One Mean Year
  4. I Wish It Were…
  5. Build a Home, Not (Only) a Shelter!
  6. She is Only 16
  7. From Budapest to Miskolc
  8. It Only Lasts a Week
  9. Odd Number’s Side
  10. She’s Too Far Away
  11. It Happens that I feel like… (new production)
  12. The Wanderer (new production)
  13. Orchestral intermezzo
  14. I Loved That Actress
  15. Ramblin’ Song
  16. When You Are Singing an Old Tune
  17. Belonging Together
  18. Watch Your Step, Son
  19. Homesickness (Those Moonlit Months of May)
  20. Winnie, the Pooh
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About the Performers

Pomázi Zoltán

Zoltán Pomázi


Mr. Zoltán Pomázi, initially a member of the Tolcsvay Trió, of nation-wide renoun, has been a defining element of the Bojtorján Band of 1976. Whether through his vocal or instrumental contribution (twelve-string guitar), or through his continuing collaborations with major performing artists (i.e Zoltán Latinovits), Mr. Pomázi has shaped the character and the profile of the old Bojtorján and … the new one alike. The ensemble has toured the world many times over.

Tóth András

András Tóth


Mr. András Tóth has formed his own band at twelve years of age. He has joined the New Bojtorján at 19 and has toured the country with the band. Being a member of Acousticure ensemble, as well, he has performed in Nashville (Tennessee), Holland, Norway, Luxembourg, France, etc. He has worked with Sugarloaf and Bruce Lewis, and is a staunch promoter of country music in Hungary.

Szula Miklós

Miklós Szula


Mr. Miklós Szula, former member of Blue Timers, takes part in the roughly 500 performances of the New Bojtorján every year. His range in musical genres spans the classical and reggae through jazz and pop.

Gál István

Gál István


Mr. István Gál, the drummer of the ensemble since 2005, has a colourful past as member of the Unicornis, Rockwell, Wastaps, Z’Zi labor, Corpus, Mama Killed a Chicken, Bolero, Póker and Country Express ensembles.

Guest Performer

Kutasi Zsolt

Zsolt Kutasi


Mr. Zsolt Kutasi, is a permanent guest artist of the New Bojtorján and has participated in the most recent studio recording of the ensemble. The pride of any country music band is its pedal steel-guitarist, who makes or breakes the band. Well, Zsolt is one of Europe’s best, and it is not even his full-time job. He has grown up on the original Bojtorján’s music, and is now simply paying back his dues.

On the Dinner Menu

main

Wiener Schnitzel with Potatoes, Parsley and Green Peas

dessert

Chocolate Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


The Mounted Archer – Friday, November 11, 2016 at 14:00 - 16:00

Canadian premiere
Movie in Hungarian with English subtitles.

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2016
Directed by Géza Kaszás

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerising valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire worldwide, being currently present in over 30 countries. Since 2013 the methods of the mounted archer are considered a Hungaricum.

A magical 15-acre world is portrayed where everything happens for a reason. In the spotlight is an extraordinary man, Lajos Kassai, who was brought to horses by a bow, then taken by the horses to a world that can be travelled both on horseback and on the wings of thoughts. Mr. Kassai offers an exceptional method of physical, mental and spiritual work that inspires all of us to find inner peace, harmony and balance in today’s restless world.

The film also traces the origins of the Huns and Magyars taking us on a fascinating journey as far as China and British Columbia. The universal message of the film is that we are all connected regardless of living in Asia, Europe, or North America.

www.lovasijaszat.hu

Official preview

Further screenings

November 11, 2016 20:00–22:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
November 17, 2016 19:00–21:00 Carleton University, Tory building, Rm. 340
Admission 12$ for the general public, free for Carleton students with a valid ID
This event is sponsored by the School of Linguistics and Languages Studies, the Confucius Institute at Carleton University
December 2, 2016 14:00–16:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
December 2, 2016 20:00–22:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


The Mounted Archer – Friday, November 11, 2016 at 20:00 - 22:00

Canadian premiere
Movie in Hungarian with English subtitles.

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2016
Directed by Géza Kaszás

This exceptional and inspiring documentary film is about Lajos Kassai, the founder of a mounted archery school placed in a mesmerising valley in Hungary. His unique method has revived the principles and practices of thousand-year-old Hungarian mounted archery, which has been gaining popularity and spreading like wildfire worldwide, being currently present in over 30 countries. Since 2013 the methods of the mounted archer are considered a Hungaricum.

A magical 15-acre world is portrayed where everything happens for a reason. In the spotlight is an extraordinary man, Lajos Kassai, who was brought to horses by a bow, then taken by the horses to a world that can be travelled both on horseback and on the wings of thoughts. Mr. Kassai offers an exceptional method of physical, mental and spiritual work that inspires all of us to find inner peace, harmony and balance in today’s restless world.

The film also traces the origins of the Huns and Magyars taking us on a fascinating journey as far as China and British Columbia. The universal message of the film is that we are all connected regardless of living in Asia, Europe, or North America.

www.lovasijaszat.hu

Official preview

Further screenings

November 17, 2016 19:00–21:00 Carleton University, Tory building, Rm. 340
Admission 12$ for the general public, free for Carleton students with a valid ID
This event is sponsored by the School of Linguistics and Languages Studies, the Confucius Institute at Carleton University
December 2, 2016 14:00–16:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre
December 2, 2016 20:00–22:00 Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Remembering the Heroes of 1956 – Sunday, November 6, 2016 at 15:00 - 16:30
15:00—15:30 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery wreath
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The monument at Maple Island is surrounded by a construction site, and it is accessible by wearing hard hats and protective shoes. In light of this, there will be no organized commemoration at this monument this year. According to the City of Ottawa, Maple Island will be open to the public again in 2017.

The 1956 Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery


Mesmerizing Songs – Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 18:00 - 21:00

About the Evening

18:00 Dinner
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19:00 Melissa-Marie Shriner: Arias, Songs and Jazz in Two Acts

Recital Program

Prologue

  • Elindultam szép hazámból – Béla Bartók

Act One – Jazz

  • Someone To Watch Over Me – George Gershwin
  • Our Love Is Here To Stay – George Gershwin
  • Can’t Help Loving That Man – Jerome Kern
  • Autumn Leaves – Joseph Kosma
  • Georgia On My Mind – Hoagy Carmichael
  • Besame Mucho – Consuelo Velázques
  • I Got Rhythm – George Gershwin
  • I Didn’t Know What Time It Was – Richard Rogers
  • Fever – John Davenport-Eddie Cooley
  • Summertime – George Gershwin
  • Almost Like Being In Love – Frederick Loewe
  • Unforgettable – Irving Gordon
  • Over the Rainbow – Harold Arlen

Act Two – Arias and Songs

  • Olyan forró ajkamról a csók – Ferenc Lehár
  • Vilja dal – Ferenc Lehár
  • Királyány dala – Pongrác Kacsóh
  • Általmennék – Béla Bartók
  • Ablakomba – Béla Bartók
  • Száraz ágtól – Béla Bartók
  • Kling leise, mein Lied – Ferenc Liszt
  • Die Lorelei – Ferenc Liszt
  • Tacea la notte placida/di tale amor (Il Trovatore) – Giuseppe Verdi

About the Artists

Melissa-Marie Shriner

Melissa-Marie Shriner


Soprano Melissa-Marie Shriner Melissa-Marie Shriner is well known as a versatile performer in recitals, concerts, and self-produced shows, throughout southern Ontario and upstate New York. With her feet solidly planted in both the classical and jazz worlds, Ms. Shriner regularly performs as soloist with the Avanti Chamber Singers, as a guest soloist with Choralis Camerata and Nickel City Opera in Buffalo, with The Melissa-Marie Shriner Jazz Trio, as the featured artist in the “In the Village” concert series in Niagara, along with various other musical incarnations.

Ms. Shriner has most recently finished a month long concert tour, performing in solo recitals in Budapest, and throughout the Balaton region in Hungary, where she was very well-received. Her solo classical concert will be aired on the national Catholic radio channel in late September. Showcasing her musical versatility, while in Hungary, she performed Bartók folk song arrangements, selections from operettas by Léhar and Kacsóh, along with art songs and arias by Liszt, Bach, Wagner, Rachmaninoff, Delibes, jazz, classical crossover and original music.

Ms. Shriner holds a solid reputation as a vocal pedagogue mainly through Melissa Shriner Vocal Studio in Jordan Station, also having served as vocal coach at Big Voice Studios in Toronto and as vocal/choral workshop clinician at various high schools in the Niagara Region.

Ms. Shriner is the creative force behind the successful “In the Village” concert series, now in its 6th season, for which she serves as Artistic Director, Producer, and Performer.

www.melissashriner.com

Recordings accompanied by the flute player Márk Fülep and Erik Gerő:

Le Rossignol – L. Delibes Deh Vieni Non Tardar – Mozart
https://youtu.be/5QxOlQo98vs?t=56s

“Gábor

Gábor Finta


Gábor Finta was born and educated in Hungary. His post-secondary musical studies between 1963-1970 led to a degree in piano, choral conducting and music education from the Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest, Hungary. He also studied in Germany at the International Musikseminar in Weimar. After graduation he taught at the Liszt Academy’s Teacher Training Institute and became the director of the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory in Miskolc. After immigrating to Canada in 1982 he taught piano (his students won many prizes; among them the 1991 Ontario Young Artist competition) and appeared as soloist in Ottawa, Brandon, Calgary, London, Brockville. He collaborated with many artists as piano accompanist, instructed at Carleton and Ottawa Universities and has an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. His compositions include pieces written for piano, chorus, solo voice, orchestra and other instruments and have been performed at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival Music and Beyond, in Hungary and several other countries.

Mundy

Doug Mundy


Doug Mundy, a long time Niagara resident, began studying piano and experimenting with improvisation as a child, mainly playing around with simple blues progressions and pop/rock solos, and became an active performer in rock, blues and country ensembles around the Niagara and Hamilton Regions as a teenager.

Blues improvisation led to his complete dedication to music, studying first at Mohawk College, then at York and Brock Universities. At York University, Doug Mundy had the privilege to have his skills moulded by the Canadian jazz great Don Thompson as well Dr.h.c. Oscar Peterson.

Mr. Mundy is accompanying vocalists, leading his duo and trio, working as a sideman on gigs and in the studio, as well as performing solo piano at various functions, thereby being one of the most sought pianists in the Niagara region. He has recently completed a tour in New Zealand where he performed along with the country’s finest Jazz musicians.

http://www.dougmundy.com

On the Dinner Menu

main

Pork with Mushroom and Rice

dessert

Sour Cherry Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – October – Sunday, October 30, 2016 at 11:30 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25


60th Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Sunday, October 23, 2016 at 17:00 - 21:00

We have an absolutely full house for this evening. We respectfully ask all those who intended to attend the festive program but did not make a reservation yet to change their plans because we will not be able to let any more guests in the building. We thank you for your understanding, and hope to see you next time.

Sincerely,
The Board of Directors of the OHCC

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Program

17:00 Commemorating program
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17:15 Csillagszeműek: Hungarian Folk Dance and Music
logoThe event is sponsored by the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight 60th Anniversary Memorial Board.
18:00 Reception of the Ambassador and Festive Dinner
Guests of Honour: Mr. Péter Szíjjártó, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary
Dr. Bálint Ódor, Ambassador of Hungary to Canada
Dr. Péter Orosz, Secretary and Consul

Guests of Honour:

About the Artists

Csillagszeműek

Csillagszeműek (Photo: csillagszemu.hu)

The Csillagszemű Folk Dance Ensemble (pron. chill-log-sam-u, mean. one with eyes glowing like stars) was founded by one of Hungary’s greatest folk dance coreographers, Sándor Timár, and his dance-artist wife, Böske Timár, in 1993.

It is the only private institution in Hungary which reached its national and international achievements without any external funding. Its large membership of 700 souls and wide spectrum of ages makes it unique.

The instructions are based on the Timár-method, according to which children being exposed to folk music, dance and tradition is of utmost importance. Also, every form of folk art has to be embraced as everyday elements of our lives, and not just objects of archival or historical character.

In fact, for their educational and socialising powers, all generations are in need of experiencing the wonderful forms of folk art.

The ensemble won several awards:

  • 1996 Planetary Consciousness (handed out by Yehudi Menuhin)
  • 1996 Hungarian Heritage
  • 2004 European Dance
  • 2006 Prima-Primissima

In the past 20 years the ensemble has toured the entire world, for which, in Hungary, they are referred to as „Dancing Ambassadors” of Hungary:

  • Hungary: 46 cities, 4160 recitals
  • Europe: 22 countries, 64 cities, 160 recitals
  • Japan, China, New Zealand, Brazil, India, Morocco: 44 cities, 110 recitals

http://www.csillagszemu.hu/

Csillagszeműek in the Fábry TV Show
20 Years Jubilee Recital Dances from Sóvidék

On the Dinner Menu

soup

Chicken Noodle Soup

main

Beef Cutlets à la Eszterházy

dessert

Hungary’s Favourite Dessert: Galuska from Somló

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Dinner is by reservations only. Please make your dinner reservation by 9 PM on Friday prior to the event. Reservations submitted through the webpage are confirmed by e-mail.

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Commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution – Thursday, October 20, 2016 at 19:00 - 22:00

University of Ottawa, Central and Easter Europe Studies Research Group

Location: Simard Hall, Room 422

Prof. Tibor Egervári: Remembering, Understanding, Acting
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Orsolya Németh-Klinic: Whose Revolution? 1956 from the Perspective of Young Hungarians
Screening: Children of Glory (2006, English subtitles)
Discussion session

Free admission. Refreshments will be served.

For further information contact Prof. Agatha Schwartz agathas@uottawa.ca


Thanksgiving – Friday, October 7, 2016 - Monday, October 10, 2016 at 00:00

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Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Special Sale - October – Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 11:30 - 14:00

Please note the shorter schedule due to the Members’ Meeting following the sale. Thank you for your understanding!

Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.


Fall Members' Meeting – Sunday, October 2, 2016 at 15:00 - 18:00

italok The agenda of the meeting contains decisions requiring voting, managerial report, and presentation of future plans.

A Q&A session will be closing the meeting.

Only members in good standing have the right to participate and vote. According to the Internal Operation Procedures of the Board of Directors the Board will not handle any membership applications or renewals during and within 72 hours prior to the meeting. We thank you for your cooperation, and renewing on time!

There will be a Lángos (Hungarian Fried-Dough) Special Sale before the meeting. Please come in or reserve on time.


Shirley Valentine – Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 18:00 - 21:00

Lyric comedy in two parts (in Hungarian)

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Shirley Valentine is a one-character play by Willy Russell. Taking the form of a monologue by a middle-aged, working class Liverpool housewife, it focuses on her life before and after a transforming holiday abroad.

Wondering what has happened to her youth and feeling stagnant and in a rut, Shirley finds herself regularly alone and talking to the wall while preparing an evening meal of egg and chips for her emotionally distant husband. When her best friend wins a trip-for-two to Greece, she packs her bags, leaves a note on the cupboard door in the kitchen, and heads for a fortnight of rest and relaxation. In Greece, with just a little effort on her part, she rediscovers everything she had been missing about her existence in England…”
[Wikipedia]

The play premiered in 1986 at the Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.

KMOSZ The Canadian tour in 2016 is organized by the NAHC:

  • September 16 – Hungarian Cultural Centre – Mindszenty Hall, Windsor, Ontario
  • September 17 – St. Stephen Hall, Hamilton, Ontario
  • September 18 – Kossuth Hall, Cambridge, Ontario
  • September 23 – Paraméter Club, Toronto, Ontario
  • September 24 – Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
  • September 25 – First Hungarian Presbyterian Church, Montréal, Québec

About the Evening

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Willy Russell: Shirley Valentine
Translation by: Ria Julián
Actor: Éva Vándor
Director: Zsuzsa Cserje

Playtime: ~120′
21:00 — Meet the Artists

About the Artists

Éva Vándor

Éva Vándor

Éva Vándor, the 1976 alumna of Budapest’s Actors Academy, began her career in Kecskemét’s renowned Katona József Theatre. Since, she has graced the stages of Miskolc, Debrecen, and Budapest’s József Attila Theatre. She has been cast as the Hungarian Shirley Valentine in 2009, generating high praises. Ms. Vándor has created 48 theatre roles, and is credited in 10 feature and 28 TV films. She is the proud recipient of the Jászai Mari (1986) and the Tolnay Klári Prises (2014).

About Éva Vándor in the Hungarian Wikipedia

Zsuzsa Cserje

Zsuzsa Cserje

Zsuzsa Cserje, having obtained a BA at the premier university of Hungary, has joined the performer workshop of the National Theatre, followed by stints at Kecskemét’s Katona József Theatre, the Art Ensemble of the Army, then the Radnóti Theatre in Budapest. After her studies in Theatre theory, she worked for years as theatre critic at the leading professional review, and as scenario editor/dramaturgist at several theatre ensembles. She began her directing career in 1994, with Shirley Valentine, in Békéscsaba. She has created 14 roles and 23 first performances.

About Zsuzsa Cserje in the Hungarian Wikipedia

Éva Vándor: Shirley Valentine – Excerpt 1. Éva Vándor: Shirley Valentine – Excerpt 2.

Dinner Menu

main

Wiener Schnitzel with Potatoes and Salad

dessert

Chokolate Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Everyone planning to attend without dining can still help our work by submitting the corresponding reservation. We thank you in advance!

Dinner is by reservations only. Please make your dinner reservation by 9 PM the day prior to the event. Reservations submitted through the webpage are confirmed by e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale - September – Sunday, September 11, 2016 at 11:30 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.


Our Heritage Is the Bridge Between Us – Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 18:00 - 21:30

Details of the Evening

18:00 Dinner
poster

Poster

19:00 Sándor Haáz presents The Children’s Philharmonic Orchestra from Szentegyháza, AKA „Fili
19:15 Dr. Szilvia Bába presents her research work about the Hungarian diaspora and the artistic work of Judit Józsa
19:30 Kormorán, Ferenc Gulyás and Alpár Babos: Hungarian Folk Music and Dance
20:30 Meet our Guests

About the Artists

Nóri Fehér és Álmos Gáspár

Nóri Fehér and Álmos Gáspár


Nóri Fehér and Álmos Gáspár are members of the new/renewed Kormorán ensemble. Founded in 1976, the ensemble introduced a unique fusion of folk and international rock music into the Hungarian musical landscape of the era. By the apogee of their activity they had produced more than a hundred albums, and generated several incidental theatre music scores, rock operas and film scores. In 2011, five of the founding members left the ensemble to form the Örökség (Heritage) group. The ranks have been replenished by new talents.

Nóri Fehér

Nóri Fehér


Nóri Fehér: born in 1989., is native of Zenta, in the former Yugoslav Federation, presently making home in Mohol. Exposed to music since childhood, she has learned to play the violin and the piano, while later taking lessons in singing. Growing up she sang blues and jazz with a local band, crisscrossing Voivodina, only to end up in Szeged, studying musical ethnography at its university. Recently, she has been adopted by the new Kormorán, as singer.

Álmos Gáspár

Álmos Gáspár


Álmos Gáspár: took after his multi-talented father very early on. Violins, bass guitars, keyboards, dulcimers ceased to keep their secrets from the fingers of this folk musician since high school. Most of his adult years he has been the first violin and leader of the well known Wild Roses Folk Ensemble of Sepsiszentgyörgy, Transylvania. Then, since 1992, on the invitation of the Budapest State Folk Ensemble he has enriched that ensemble’s orchestra. He has to his credit several LDs, film scores, and three kids.

Ferenc Gulyás

Ferenc Gulyás


Ferenc Gulyás folk musician extraordinaire, is well known to the Ottawa public, since his unforgettable performance and presentation of countless folk instruments. Founding member of the Nox and Örökség Ensembles, he contributes to the success of those groups as folk instrumentalist. He also holds the title of Knight of Hungarian Culture, he is an ethnographer, a cultural anthropologist, and he teaches folk music performance at Szeged University.

Babos Alpár

Babos Alpár


Babos Alpár, folkdance instructor hails from Kolozsvár, Transylvania, where he had encountered the authentic elements of folklore in the surrounding villages from a young age. Transplanted in 1995 to Hungary, he became a member of the Bihari János Folk Dance Ensemble. In 2004 he has founded the Fonó Dance Group, which has participated in many international tours. He has instructed Hungarian folk dance in London, United Kingdom, and Adelaide, Australia.

Sándor Haáz

Sándor Haáz


Sándor Haáz, choir master, music teacher, member of the Hungarian Arts Academy, conductor of the Children’s Philharmonic of Szentegyháza, Transylvania.
Being the music teacher and choir master of the local High School, he has brought under the same roof the choir of the School and the modest brass band, to build on them a splendid tool of youthful musical expression. To the orchestra has been added a string section in the earnest, and after more 800 performances, home and abroad, the Philharmonic has a tremendous pull. Children from the surrounding area are competing for the occasional freed-up place in it. Since 1990 they had visited and performed in several European countries.

Sándor Haáz in the Hungarian Wikipedia

Szentegyházi gyermekfilharmónia

Szentegyházi Gyermekfilharmónia

33rd Anniversary of the Children’s Orchestra from Szentegyháza, AKA “Fili” “Fili” Performing in Zürich
“Fili” Performances “Voice of Children in Europe”

Dr. Szilvia Bába

Dr. Szilvia Bába


Dr. Szilvia Bába Phd in sociology, has been active since 2002 in all aspects of her chosen field of study, Hungarians of the Diaspora. The sheer number of projects she is involved in is staggering, and were supported by frequent field trips in adjacent, formerly Hungarian territories, continued with studies and research projects all over the world, where Hungarian is or was once spoken. She has one book, one independent publication, and more than 30 journal papers to her credit. As member of the Board of Trustees of the Judit Józsa Art Foundation, she will talk about the artist.

Judit Józsa

Judit Józsa


Judit Józsa native of Korond, hub of painted folk pottery, is a ceramist and art historian, presently living in Budapest, where she runs her own folk art gallery and workshop. The gallery’s stated purpose is the support and propagation of authentic Hungarian folk art and artists, held against the highest standards. Her commitment to the cause has been doubled by the establishment of the Józsa Judit Art Foundation. For her work she has been recently awarded the title of Knight of the Hungarian Culture. www.jozsajudit.hu

Dinner Menu

elso

Pork „Pörkölt” with Noodles and Dill Pickle

elso

Jam Tart

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Admission to the presentations and concert is free. However, in order to help cover the travel costs of the performers, we suggest donations of $10, $7 and $5 per adult, youth or student and child, respectively, in top of the price of the dinner.

Dinner is by reservations only. The price of the dinner does not contain donations to the guest presenters and performers. Please make your dinner reservation by 9 PM the day prior to the event. Reservations made on the web are confirmed by e-mail.


King St. Stephen and Foundation of the Hungarian State Day – Sunday, August 21, 2016 at 15:00 - 18:00

Statue of King St. Stephen

Details of the Event

15:00 — Festive Program (free admission)
16:30 — Early Dinner

Program

Csillagösvényen The documentary series entitled Csillagösvényen (Trail of Stars) produced by László Kriskó and Sándor Pörzse seeks the roots of the Hungarian nation. We will show a few excerpts from the second episode of this historical documentary. The selected scenes relate to the life and work of king St. Stephen, the founder of the Hungarian State. Besides the the appearance of Lajos Szántai and Marcell Jankovics, we will enjoy some of the golden words written by János Arany and Albert Wass Albert about the ancient Hungarian myths.

Dinner Menu

main

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Salad

edesseg

Hazelnut Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please make your dinner reservations by 12:00 on Saturday, August 20, 2016. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Fishing Derby at Száraz – August – Sunday, August 14, 2016 at 07:00 - 18:00

horgászverseny

Location

1186 Bayview Drive
Constance Bay, ON

Enrollment

Please call László Száraz at 613-299-3573, or make your reservation herein not later than 21.00 o’clock on Friday prior to the event..


Board of Directors' Time Off – Friday, July 22, 2016 - Sunday, August 7, 2016 at All Day

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Fishing Derby at Száraz – July – Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 07:00 - 18:00

horgászverseny

Location

1186 Bayview Drive
Constance Bay, ON

Enrollment

Please call László Száraz at 613-299-3573, or make your reservation herein not later than 21.00 o’clock on Friday prior to the event..


The 35th Anniversary of the OHCC – Saturday, July 9, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:59

(Established July 3, 1981)

OMH épület egy szál tulipán

Program

18.00 — Dinner

On the Dinner Menu

main

Roaster Pork Loin filled with Sausage and Served with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Mixed Salad

dessert

Dobos Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Friday, Month Day. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Hungary – Belgium – Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 14:30 - 20:00

European Soccer Championship

Hungary

Let’s watch the game and cheer together at the OHCC!

Belgium

15:00 – 17:00 Live from TSN
18:00 – 20:00 Hungarian recorded broadcasting

Drinks will be available at the bar.
There will be wieners with mustard and bread available as well.

Why should Hungarians cheer by yelling out „huj, huj, hajrá!”? The next quotation might give a good insight into the subject:

… „Huj, huj, hajrá!” the godless battle cry of the roaming Hungarians, recorded first in 993 in the battle of Merseburgh has survived for more than a thousand years. This emboldening, encouraging cry has, nonetheless, almost suddenly disappeared from the bleachers of stadiums in mid 20th century during the soviet rule of the country due to an embarrassing incidental: in the soviet slang „huj” (pron. whoyui) stands for the male member…

[Excerpt and translation from the original article: http://www.nemzetisport.hu – „Válogatott: és Ön tudja, miért „hajrá, magyarok” a biztatás? És miért nem „huj, huj, hajrá”?”]


Hungary – Portugal – Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 11:00 - 18:00

European Soccer Championship

Hungary

Let’s watch the game and cheer together at the OHCC!

Portugal

12:00 – 14:00 Live from TSN
18:00 – 20:00 Hungarian recorded broadcasting

Drinks will be available at the bar.


Father's Day – Saturday, June 18, 2016 at 16:00 - 23:59

kép

Highlihgts of the Evening

16.00 — 18.00 Hungary–Iceland Soccer Game photo
18.00 — 19.00 Dinner
19.00 — 19.30 Greetings
19.30 — Dance Party

On the Dinner Menu

main

Pork Loin Ragu with Green Peas and Dumplings

dessert

Sour Cherry Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Friday, June 17th, 2016. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Day of National Unity – Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 11:30 - 15:30
11:30 — 15:00 Langosh (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale  térkép
15:00 — 15:30 Commemorating Program – We present a short OHCC video production about the territories detached from Hungary as a consequence of the Trianon treaties on June 4th, 1920, as well as some of the Canadian Hungarian communities.
lángos Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese:

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.


Feri Pál lecture – Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 14:30 - 17:30

A délután részletei

14.30 — ebéd
15.30 — előadás

Az előadás után Pál Ferenc könyveiből vásárolhatnak.

Az előadóról

plakátPál Ferenc, az egykori magyar magasugró bajnokból lett római katolikus pap és lélektani szakember elképesztő népszerűségnek örvend Magyarországon. Tizenöt évvel ezelőtt mindössze néhány tucat érdeklődő számára kezdte megtartani azóta már legendássá vált keddi alkalmait (vagyis előadásokat a spiritualitás és a pszichológia határmezsgyéjén). Ezek híre hosszú ideig csak szájhagyomány útján terjedt, lelkes segítőinek így is állandó feladatot jelentett, hogy mind nagyobb termeket találjanak a gyorsan gyarapodó közönségnek. Ma már egy 1200 főt befogadó rendezvényház ad otthont az előadásoknak minden héten, élő online közvetítés és hangarchívum segítségével pedig további ezrek követik az eseményeket a világ számos pontjáról. Két rádióállomáson van saját műsora, a televíziós csatornákon pedig gyakran szerepel.

plakátA technika persze a személyes találkozás varázsát nem adhatja vissza, ezért papi munkája mellett folyamatosan járja az országot, a nagyvárosoktól kezdve a kis falvakig mindenhol dugig telt előadótermek fogadják, és előadásaira hetekkel, de sokszor hónapokkal a kitűzött dátum előtt elfogynak a jegyek. Tartott már előadást a magyar közösség számára Nagy-Britanniában, Svédországban, Belgiumban, Luxemburgban, Szlovéniában, Finnországban, Romániában és Szlovákiában is. Előadásainak kanadai állomásai Torontó és Ottawa.

Tevékenységéért 2011-ben Magyar Köztársasági Arany Érdemkereszttel tüntették ki, 2013-ban pedig minden idők legmagasabb számú szavazatával elnyerte a nagy presztízsű Prima Primissima közönségdíjat. 2014-ben a Magyar Olimpiai Biztottság Fair Play díjjal jutalmazta.

Pál Ferenc előadásairól

plakátAz előadások tematikája meglehetősen tág, érinti a spiritualitást és a társadalomtudományokat, a közösségi és családi konfliktusoktól, a személyes lelki egyensúly kérdésein és a párkapcsolati-házassági problémákon át a transzcendenciához fűződő kapcsolat problematikájáig terjed.

Pál Ferenc szerint katolikus pap léte ellenére fontos, hogy az előadások semlegesek legyenek: bárki részt vehet rajtuk, nem kell semmilyen vallási, ideológiai elvárásnak megfelelnie, elég a hallgató nyitottsága. Előadásaira jellemző egyrészt a strukturáltság és az érintett szakirodalom intenzív használata, másrészt a stand-up comedy-ből ismert közvetlen, gyakran csapongó, humoros történetek mesélésére is építő stílus.

Hogy mi lehet kirobbanó sikerének titka? Pál Ferenc – vagy ahogy mindenki szólítja: Pál Feri – rendkívüli adottságú előadó. Azokról a kérdésekről beszél, amelyek a legjobban foglalkoztatnak minket, és sosem elégszik meg olcsó, közhelyes válaszokkal – ha valamivel foglalkozni kezd, annak a mélyére ás. Egyszerre alapoz a pszichológia legfrissebb kutatási eredményeire, mentálhigiénés szakemberként és pszichodráma csoportvezetőként a saját szakmai tapasztalataira, merít a spiritualitás világából, valamint személyes élményeiből, melyek közül a fájdalmasakat sem szégyelli megosztani. Teszi mindezt lebilincselően érdekesen, eredetien, szórakoztatóan – és olyan fergeteges humorral, hogy ha nem lenne pap, stand-up komikusként is nagyszerűen megállná a helyét.

Nagy erőssége, hogy nem pusztán információkat közvetít, hanem átélhető érzéseket – éppen ezért nem ritka, hogy előadásai után sokan szeretnék megölelni, vagy legalább megfogni a kezét. Estjei hívők és nem hívők számára egyaránt nyitottak, és nemcsak felejthetetlen élményt jelentenek, de gyakran az első lépéseket a változás, a megújulás felé vezető úton. Nem érdemes kihagyni!

Pál Ferenc könyvei

Az elmúlt évek során Pál Ferenc szerzőként is nagyon népszerűvé vált: húsz kötetben jelentek meg írásai, és írt öt saját könyvet is, melyek közül a legsikeresebb – „A szorongástól az önbecsülésig” – hosszú hónapokon át vezette a magyar sikerlistákat, három év alatt több mint ötvenezer példány kelt el belőle. Időközben már készül a kötet angol fordítása is.

könyv A “Magánytól az összetartozásig”-ról:
könyv könyv

A vacsora étlapján

főétel

Friss zöldségleves

főétel

Rántott csirkecomb krumplipürével és friss káposztasalátával

egy csésze kávé

Kávé és tea

italok

Üdítők, sör, bor, likőrök és tömény italok a bárban vásárolhatók.

Ebéden csak előzetes jelentkezéssel lehet részt venni. Kérjük foglalják le jegyeiket az előadást megelőző szombat déli 12.00 óráig. A foglalásokat drótposta üzenettel nyugtázzuk.


Victoria Day - We are Closed – Saturday, May 21, 2016 - Monday, May 23, 2016 at All Day


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale - May – Sunday, May 15, 2016 at 11:30 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.


Farewell House Party – Saturday, May 14, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:59

magnetophone

What’s On

18:00 — The Doors Open
19:00 — Snacks and Party

Retro music played off “magnetophone and LP vinyl” wrapped in a modest light show.

LP playerA causal get-together to chat and dance. In fact, we will take the opportunity to say goodbye to Kata Kovács, the 2015-2016 laureate of Hungary’s Csoma Sándor Kőrösi Program. Kata has been helping our community for the past nine months, and she is returning to Hungary this month.

Everyone is welcome to this gathering! To help us create the cozy and warm atmosphere of a house party, please bring along some baked goods or sweets, or fruits, as you prefer. Thank You!

Bites

main

Boiled “Debreceni” or Wiener with Brad and Mustard

fruit

Pot-lock of Baked Goods, Sweets and Fruits

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

For Debreceni and Wieners, please submit your reservation not later than 21:00 on Friday, 13th of May. All reservations are confirmed by e-mail.


Mother's Day – Sunday, May 1, 2016 at 16:00 - 22:00

Michelangelo: Pieta

Michelangelo: Pieta – Virgin Mary (detail)

This event is organized by the Hungarian School and the Community Centre.
Children of the No. 28 Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts from Ottawa are our guest performers.

16:00 — 17:00 Children’s Greetings – poem, music and dance recitals
17:30 — Dinner

On the Dinner’s Menu

entree

Breaded Chicken Drumsticks with Mashed Potatoes and Fresh Lettuce with Vinegar and Sugar

sweets

Profiterole

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Saturday, April 30. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


A Night of Theatre and Photography – Saturday, April 16, 2016 at 17:00 - 21:30

Preamble

We are taking the very first steps in launching a program, shared by Hungarian organizations across Canada, by which the Canadian diaspora would support and encourage the training of future artists in the Carpathian Basin. Young performing art students from the region would visit our communities and present their fare, by way of chamber plays, literary recitals, workshops, presentations of all kinds. They would be exposed to the idiosyncrasies of our life-style, and we, in kind, would gain valuable insights into the changes taking place today and the way this generation handles the challenges imposed by those changes. We are convinced that these exchanges would greatly enhance mutual understanding and would bring generations and countries closer to each other.
As a first installment of the program, we present to you the Hungarian language production of the Performing Arts Faculty of the University of Marosvásárhely. Three mastering students of the faculty will present “Dreams at Gellérthegy” by Ferenc Karinthy. The photo exposition is the work of one of the students, Mr. Örs Bálint.

KMOSZ The series is organized and distributed by the National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada.

Details of the evening

17:00 — ‘Timeless Values’ — Örs Bálint’s amateur photo exhibition
18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Ferenc Karinthy: Dreams at Gellérthegy
Performed by Örs Hunor Bálint and Szilvia Lilla Tóth
Directed by Attila Létmányi
20.00 — Meet the actors

The Play

Ferenc Karinthy: Dreams at Gellérthegy

Plakát

Two young people randomly take refuge in the basement of a villa in a posh neighborhood, while it is blown to smittens during the Russian siege of Budapest, resisted in vain by German and Hungarian troops, in one of our darkest moments in history.
Fear and suspicion are soon overcome by play and make-believe, only to blossom into a fleeting man-woman relationship, with all its attributes.
Written in the sixties, the play kept its general human appeal intact, fending off inhumanity through play, imagination, caring for and being commited to one another. The play touches upon the low points of the human condition, but according to one of our acting great, Zoltán Latinovits: „What else than a healing asylum could theater be?”

About the photo exhibition

időtlen értékek

Timeless values

These are the frozen mementos captured by a young man, self-described „ as an analog bloke in a digital era”.

About the performers

Szilvia Lilla Tóth


Ms. Lilla Szilvia Tóth was born in 1992 to a family involved in the artistic life of Szeged. After a well-rounded education in singing, acting, dancing, she currently is a master student at the Performing Arts Faculty of U of Marosvásárhely.

Örs Hunor Bálint


Mr. Örs Bálint, born in Budapest in 1991, got involved in acting during his high-school years. Proficient in several theatre genres, and an amateur photographer, he is presently enrolled in the Master program of the Performing Arts Faculty.

Attila Létmányi


Mr. Attila Létmányi, born in Debrecen in 1991, pursued his education in Catholic shools till the bug of acting came biting. Soon, though, he realized his contributions would be more valuable on the other side of th curtain. He is trained as stage director at the masters level in Marosvásárhely, and is working as assistant director at the Municipal Theatre of Debrecen.

On the Dinner Menu

első fogás

Chicken Soup

második fogás

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Red Beet

édesség

Sour Cherry Sponge-Cake

egy csésze kávé

Coffee and Tea

italok

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar

Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Friday, April 15th, 2016. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale - April – Sunday, April 3, 2016 at 11:30 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.


Fund-raising Dinner and Party for the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts – Saturday, April 2, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:55

This event is in support of the Ottawa Hungarian Scouts, please come and help our group. They will use the money for paying their everyday needs (e.g. rental fees), buying new equipments (for crafts and also for camping).

Cserkész csapat

Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa

Program

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Party and Dance

Kardinál

Cardinal

Live music played by the Cardinal Group.

On the Dinner Menu

elso

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Poatatoes and Dill Pickle

masodik

Cheese and Apple Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Friday, April 1, 2016. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Barricades of 1956 – Friday, April 1, 2016 at 19:00 - 20:00

Personal reminiscences about the 1950s by our Hungarian community members.

2nd event of the series.

Location: OHCC’s library


Easter Sprinkling – Monday, March 28, 2016 at 17:30 - 21:00

Easter eggs
17:30 – 18:30 Easter egg painting
18:30 – 21:00 Easter Watering

Free admission. Boys, lads and men will recite Easter poems.

Potluck of bring-your-own cakes, biscuits and Easter eggs.

We will post pictures of the most beautifully decorated Easter eggs on our website.


Good Friday - We are closed – Friday, March 25, 2016 - Sunday, March 27, 2016 at All Day

Closed


Sárdy, My Love – Saturday, March 19, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:00

Program of the Night

18:00 — Dinner
19:00 — Sárdy, My Love
A one-act monodrama in Hungarian, presented by György Derzsi.
Directed by: Mária Harangi
Written by: Zsolt Meskó

About the Drama

Original title: Szerelmem, Sárdy

Sárdy

János Sárdy

The passion of a woman once in love with the renowned singer János Sárdy comes to life when her grandson finds her diary. By switching back-and-forth between the roles of the three principal characters, and some others, this one-act monodrama brings to life some of the most beautiful songs of the 20th century singer János Sárdy, as well as a wealth of human feelings and values.

Derzsi Szerelmem, Sárdy

György Derzsi in “Sárdy,My Love”

About the Actor

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György Derzsi

György Derzsi was born in Pozsony (Bratislava) in 1973, and he has been a constantly acting since 1994. He graduated in 2001, with a major in operetta and musical. His tenor voice stands out, and he dazzled his listeners with well known pieces like Kacsóh – János vitéz, Verdi – Otello, Erkel – Bánk bán, Strauss – Cigánybáró, Szörényi-Bródy – István, a király, to name a few. Besides acting, he has been composing and arranging for more than a decade, and not so long ago in 2014 his first original composition Kincsem (My Treasure) was published and presented in the Hungarian Equestrian Theatrical Group of Komárom.

This is György Derzsi’s second appearance in Canada.

On the Dinner Menu

entree

Pork Chops with Lecsó and Rice

sweets

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudel

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Dining with reservation only. Please make your dinner reservations by 9 pm on Friday, 18 March. We confirm reservations through e-mail.

KMOSZ This program tour is promoted and organized by the National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada (NAHC).


Anniversary of the 1848-49 Revolution and Fight for Freedom – Sunday, March 13, 2016 at 14:00 - 22:00

Program of the Day

14:00 – 14:30 Laying of the Wreath at the Statue of Lajos Kossuth – ceremony in collaboration with Hungary’s Mission to Canada
(240 Waverly St.)
In order to avoid delaying our program, please arrive 10 minutes early. We thank you in advance!
15:30 – Commemorating program at the OHCC
Ceremonial speech given by Károly Dombi, veteran member of the Ottawa Hungarian community.
16:30 – Reception held by the Hungarian Embassy at the OHCC
17:00 – Hungarian Dinner

Dinner Menu

entree

Wiener Schnitzel with Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle

sweets

Sour Cherry Cake

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please, make your dinner reservation by 9 pm on Friday, 11th March. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Annual General Members' Meeting – Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 15:00 - 18:00

Annual General Members' Meeting

Annual General Members’ Meeting

The agenda of the meeting contains decisions requiring voting, managerial report, and presentation of future plans.

A Q&A session will be closing the meeting.

Only members in good standing have the right to participate and vote. The Board of Directors does not process renewals and applications within 72 hours prior to the meeting, so please renew or apply for membership in time if you wish to participate. Thank You!

bread

Bread with


Before the meeting, we’ll serve slices of bread with homemade lard spread, sprinkled with ground paprika and topped with onion rings. Traditional and authentic!

Please arrive in time!


Spring Bake Sale – Saturday, March 5, 2016 at 11:00 - 14:00

Schedule

11:00 — 14:00 Bake Sale and Pick-Up of Cabbage Roll Orders

12:00 — 14:00 Lunch

This is a fund-raising event, and all income is used for the maintenance of the building.

If you wish to contribute by donating baked goods, please contacts us. We thank you in advance!

A few samples from what can be expected:

Pogácsa

“Pogácsa”

Beigli

“Beigli”

Strudel

Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudels

Rum Balls

Rum Balls

Zserbó

“Zserbó”

Roulade

Roulade

Lemon Cake

Lemon Cake

Dobos

“Dobos” Slices

Linzer

Linzer

Kifli with Almonds

“Kifli” with Almonds

Lunch Menu

Cabbage Rolls

Cabbage Rolls

or

Goulash Soup

Goulash Soup

and

Palacsinta

“Palacsinta” (Thin Hungarian Crêpes)

Price

Adult Youth* Child
Member $12 $9 $6
Guest $15 $11 $8

* Or full-time university student with a valid student ID.


Deadline to order Cabbage Rolls – Monday, February 29, 2016 at 00:00 - 21:00

cabbage roll

Cabbage Roll

The ordered cabbage rolls will be available for pickup at our spring bake sale on Saturday, March 6th, 2016.


Hungarians on the Earth’s Eight-Thousanders – Sunday, February 28, 2016 at 17:00 - 20:00

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Hungarian Expeditions in the Himalayas — calendar

Details of the evening:

17:00 — Dinner
18:00 — Presentation with/and Documentary
20:00 — Informal chat with our guests about the film that lists all the Hungarian successes in conquering many of the 14 more than 8,000 m high summits of our planet

plakát

Magyarok a világ nyolcezresein

About the Documentary

The recent expeditions of the presenters added 8 peaks to the tally of Hungarian mountaineering, thus completing the quest and glory of knowing that Hungarians, alongside other select nations, have set foot on 12 of the 14 tallest mountains.

You can also find out further details of the Hungarian Expeditionary Program and the achievements of our participating young women.

After the screening, you can buy 2016 calendars made of breathtaking photos. The earnings made from these will help financing the alpinists’ Foundation.

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Magyar Himalája Expedíciók

About the Presenters

Lajos Kollár

Lajos Kollár

Lajos Kollár began mountaineering in 1972. He is the organizer of many expeditions in the Tatras, Alps, Caucasus Mountains and Greenland. In 1997 and 2001 he organized and participated in the Greenland expedition, and he was the first Hungarian to ski across the Greenland icefield.

Along with Zsolt Erőss and László Mécs, he is the founder and leader of the expedition series known as “Hungarians on the Earth’s Eight-Thousanders”. He has climbed 10 eight-thousander, including the second tallest peak on our planet, K2, and the tenth tallest but with the highest fatality-to-summit rate, Annapurna.

László Mécs

László Mécs

László Mécs is a devoted sportsman who turned to mountaineering in 1992. In 1997 his team was the first to conquer the 6612 m high Kharchakund mountain of the Garhwal-Himalayas by climbing its 1800 m tall, 60°-80° North-East wall of pure ice and snow. He practices and promotes a “pure” climbing style without relying on oxygen supplies and porters. He trains and keeps himself in good physical shape by being a frequent participant in long distance running races and biking.

László Mécs obtained his mountaineering instructor qualification from the Kinesiology Department of Semmelweiss University, Budapest, and he is an educator and advocate of healthy living and care for nature.

On the Menu

elso

Meatloaf with Parsley Seasoned Potatoe and Dill Pickle

édesség

Chocolate Cake

a cup of coffee

Coffe and Tea (Always included in the price of the meal.)

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

If you wish to dine with us, please make your reservation before 21:00 on Friday, February 26, 2016. All reservations are confirmed by e-mail.


Barricades of 1956 – Friday, February 19, 2016 at 19:00 - 20:00

Personal reminiscences about the 1950s by our Hungarian community members.

1st event of the series.

Location: OHCC’s library


Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale - February – Sunday, February 7, 2016 at 11:30 - 15:00
Hungarian Plain or take out: $2.00

With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2.50

With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3.25

Please call ahead or e-mail for larger quantities or take-out by 8:00 AM.


Melissa-Marie Shriner: Arias and Songs – Saturday, February 6, 2016 at 18:00 - 21:00

Program

18:00 — Dinner

19:00 — Recital

Recital Program

  1. Caro Mio Ben – Giordani
  2. I know that my Redeemer Liveth (Messiah) – Handel
  3. Ave Maria – Schubert
  4. Après in Rêve – Fauré
  5. O quand je dors – Liszt
  6. O Lieb – Liszt
  7. Cavalleria Rusticana (Parasztbecsület) – Intermezzo – Mascagni (piano)
  8. Deh vieni non tardar (Le nozze di Figaro) – Mozart
  9. Je Dis que Rien ne m’epouvante (Carmen Act 3) – Bizet
  10. O mio babbino caro (Gianni Schicchi) – Puccini
  11. Song to the Moon (Rusalka) – Dvorak
  12. É strano/Sempre Libera (La traviata) – Verdi
  13. Manon Lescaut – Intermezzo Puccini (piano)
  14. A királyleány dala (János vitéz) – Kacsóh
  15. Vilja dal (Víg özvegy) – Lehár

About the Artists

Melissa-Marie Shriner

Melissa-Marie Shriner

Melissa-Marie Shriner is well known as a versatile performer in recitals, concerts, and self-produced shows, throughout southern Ontario and upstate New York. With her feet solidly planted in both the classical and jazz worlds, Melissa-Marie Shriner regularly performs as soloist with the Avanti Chamber Singers, as a guest soloist with Choralis Camerata and Nickel City Opera (Buffalo), with The Melissa-Marie Shriner Jazz Trio, as the featured artist in the “In the Village” concert series in Niagara, along with various other musical incarnations.

Ms Shriner holds a solid reputation as a vocal pedagogue mainly through Melissa Shriner Vocal Studio in Jordan Station, also having served as vocal coach at Big Voice Studios in Toronto and as vocal/choral workshop clinician at various high schools in the Niagara Region.

Ms Shriner is the creative force behind the successful “In the Village” concert series, now in its 5th season, presented by Bella Music Productions in Niagara, for which she serves as Artistic Director, Producer, and Performer.

www.melissashriner.com

Recordings accompanied by the flute player Márk Fülep and Erik Gerő:

Le Rossignol – L. Delibes Deh Vieni Non Tardar – Mozart
https://youtu.be/5QxOlQo98vs?t=56s

“Gábor

Gábor Finta

Gábor Finta was born and educated in Hungary. His post-secondary musical studies between 1963-1970 led to a degree in piano, choral conducting and music education from the Franz Liszt University of Music, Budapest, Hungary. He also studied in Germany at the International Musikseminar in Weimar. After graduation he taught at the Liszt Academy’s Teacher Training Institute and became the director of the Béla Bartók Music Conservatory in Miskolc. After immigrating to Canada in 1982 he taught piano (his students won many prizes; among them the 1991 Ontario Young Artist competition) and appeared as soloist in Ottawa, Brandon, Calgary, London, Brockville. He collaborated with many artists as piano accompanist, instructed at Carleton and Ottawa Universities and has an examiner for the Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. His compositions include pieces written for piano, chorus, solo voice, orchestra and other instruments and have been performed at the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, Festival Music and Beyond, in Hungary and several other countries.

On the Dinner’s Menu

entree

Vegetable Soup

main

Breaded Chicken Legs with Parsley Seasoned Potatoes and Sour Beets

sweets

Profiterole

cup of coffee

Coffee and Tea

drinks

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

Please make your dinner reservations by 21:00 on Friday, February 5th. We confirm reservations through e-mail.


Mardi Gras Ball – Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 18:00 - 23:55

Program

farsang 18:00 Dinner
19:00 Concert — Krisztián Kovács and Szabolcs Szilágyi: Hungarian Folk Music from Moldva
19:30 Comedy by Béla Köntés, Judit Polgár, Gábor Steiner, Szabolcs Szilágyi
20:00 Dance — Live music by the Cardinal group

About the Concert

Krisztián and Szabolcs

Krisztián (Feraru) Kovács and Szabolcs Szilágyi

The recital consists of Hungarian folk music, songs and fairy tales from Gyimes and Moldva, as well as demographic data about the ethnic Hungarians in the region. Krisztián is able to tell us about his own personal experiences of the everyday life at Pusztina, and depict the sad state of education in Hungarian, the mother tongue of the locals.

This program aims at giving us an insight into a slice of the culture of a group of Hungarian minorities which, of all other similar groups, is subjected to probably the greatest supression and is pushed towards total extiction. In addition, the performers are raising funds to support Hungarian education in Pusztina.

The Musicians

Krisztián (Feraru) Kovács

Krisztián (Feraru) Kovács

Krisztián (Feraru) Kovács was born in 1991 in Pusztina, Moldva. He learnt to play the recorder while being a student in the Csángó Hungarian Education Program, and he obtained top placements at folk song competitions. After graduation from high school, he continued his studies at the Balassi Institute, Hungary. Currently he is workig towards his masters degree in folk music played on the recorder at the Ferenc Liszt Music Academy in Hungary. Krisztián is a member of Rozália Kóka’s Virággyöngy (Pearl of Flower) folk song group from Moldva. He was a semi-finalist at the “Fölszállott a páva” (Flying Peacock) singing competition in 2013.

I climed up on the big mountain at Pusztina – folk song arrangement Krisztián at the Felszállott a páva c. competition

Szabolcs Szilágyi

Szabolcs Szilágyi

Szabolcs Szilágyi was born in 1987 in Budapest and came into close encounter with folk music around 2005. He studied at the Folk Music School of Óbuda, where Tamás Kobzos Kiss tought him the basics of playing the koboz (cobza), the instrument’s history, but most importantly the singing of chronicles (históriás énekmondás) – a musical art form specific to the 15th century’s Hungarian culture. Sándor Balogh, along with Tamás Kobzos Kiss, guided him into the world of csángó Hungarian folk music and bands. Szabolcs is a founding member of the Festeres Band, and he plays the koboz in the Hencida Folk Art Group. He often teams up with Krisztián.

Contact

Kardinál együttes

Kardinál Group

The Cardinal Group

István Kolesar (keyboards, technical manager)

Katalin Kolesar (vocals)

On the Menu

kaja

Csirkepaprikás with Hungarian Dumplings and Dill Pickle

süti

Caramel-Nut Brittle Cake

egy csésze kávé

Coffee and Tea

italok

Soft drinks, beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

We confirm reservations through e-mail.


We are closed – Friday, January 8, 2016 at All Day

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