Past Events – Detailed

Chess Club – Friday, February 23, 2024 at 17:00 - 19:00

Our member, Ákos Krasznai, would like to organize a chess club, which would start at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 23, 2024, after the Friday’s Takeout pickup.

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The Hungarian Community Centre welcomes everyone.


"Fánk" Sale – Saturday, February 17, 2024 at 15:00 - 17:00
Please place your order before noon 12 PM on Friday, February 16th

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“Fánk” – Filled with cream

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“Fánk” – Plain with sugar

Filled with cream 4pcs. 10$
Plain with sugar 4pcs. 7$
Students 1pc. 2$

Sorry, we are sold out. We thank you for your understanding and we hope to serve you next time.


Mardi Gras Ball – Saturday, February 10, 2024 at 18:00 - 23:00

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Mardi Gras costume ball of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre, with comedy plays, live Hungarian folk music and Hungarian folk dance group performance.

The wittiest or most beautiful costumes will be awarded based on the audience’s vote.

József Horváth and her friends play music for the performance of the Borgula Benedetta and Sándor Hajzer Hungarian folk dance group.


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Program

  • 18.00 Dinner
  • 18.55 Presentation of Carnival Costume Contest participants
  • 19.00 Comedy plays directed by Gábor Steiner
  • 1. Öreg szatyor nem vén szatyor (silent comedy play)
    Hungarian folk dance group performance
    2. Nincs Utó-pia (comedy play)
    Hungarian folk dance group performance
    3. A Borbélynál (comedy play)
    Costume awards

  • 20.00 The József Horváth and his friends Hungarian folk music band
  • Benedetta Borgula and Sándor Hajzer Hungarian folk dance performance

Tickets

  • Adult member: $25
  • Adult non-member: $30
  • Youth (6-18) or Student*: $12
  • Child (under 6): Free

* Full-time university student with a valid student ID

Menu

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Pork cutlets with mushroom sauce and fried potatoes

Somlói Trifle

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Coffee and Tea

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Soft drinks available at the bar

Sorry, the tickets are SOLD OUT! We would like to see you back next time.


World Traveller: Australia – Friday, January 12, 2024 at 18:00 - 19:00

After dinner, film screening of Beatrix and Gábor Finta’s trip to Australia:

“The program includes details of our Australian tour. You will see Sydney, Kuranda, the jumping crocodiles, Ayers Rock (Uluru), Kangaroo Island and Melbourne. In addition to the Hungarian text, English subtitles make the film understandable for everyone.
We would like to share our experiences with our friends and members of the OHCC.”

Beatrix and Gábor Finta

Reservation

Admission is free.

On this day, we will also prepare dinner for take-out. Please visit our Friday’s Menu web page in order to place your orders.


New Year's Eve Party – Sunday, December 31, 2023 - Monday, January 1, 2024 at 16:30 - 01:00
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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)

Considering that it has been a long time since we celebrated New Year’s Eve at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Center, we would like to bring to your attention that this year, we are planning a New Year’s Eve, but with a twist: Celebrating the New Year’s Eve based on the Hungarian time zone, i.e. 6 p.m. Canadian time. Feri Bognár and József Horváth will provide dinner music. Immediately following dinner and toast, Gábor Steiner will give a monologue for your entertainment. In the meantime, the Hungarian New Year’s Eve program broadcast from Budapest could be watched on the big screen projection if so desired by those attending. Dancing music, Hungarian folk, tango, waltzes, polkas, etc., will be provided for the remainder of the evening by Feri Bognár and József Horváth.
After 9:00 p.m., a small meal of Wieners, Lentil Porridge and pastry will be available.
The bar will be open during the evening. All interested are welcome and must be registered by December 24.

Program

16.30 Doors open
17.00 Dinner, Feri Bognár and József Horváth will provide dinner music
Dinner

Hungarian Style Fish Soup

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Schnitzel

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Braised Cabbage with Side Dishes

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Hungarian Chocolate Cherry Mouse Cake

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Coffee and Tea

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

18.00 Champagne toast; Steiner Gábor – monologue; Dance music, Hungarian folk, tango, waltzes, polkas, etc., will be provided for the remainder of the evening by Feri Bognár and József Horváth; in the meantime, the Hungarian New Year’s Eve program broadcast from Budapest could be watched on the big screen projection if so desired by those attending.
21.00 Wieners, Lentil Porridge and pastry
Dinner

Wieners

Dinner

Lentil Porridge

1.00 Closing

Participation is by reservations only. Please make yours by 9 PM on Sunday, December 24th. The entrance fee for this event is $45 per person. The entrance fee must be paid at registration to ensure a reserved seat. Tickets for the advance purchase could be purchased through E-Transfer, Cash, or Check, which can be dropped in the OHCC mailbox or in person at the bar. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


Christmas Bake Sale – Saturday, December 9, 2023 at 15:00 - 17:00

Baked Goods

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Cheese Biscuits – Package of 8

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Biscuits with Cabbage (5 cm diameter) – Package of 6

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Chocolate cream filled Ischler (5 cm diameter) – Package of 5

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“Krémes” – Package of 4

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Honey Lemon-cream Squares – Package of 5

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Coconut Princess – Package of 5

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Poppy Seed Squares with Vanilla Cream – Package of 5

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Hungarian Gingerbread Biscuit (great for gift) – Approx. 12 cm wide

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Hazelnut Vanilla Crescents – Package of 20

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Walnut “Bejgli” – Approx. 30 cm long

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Cheese Strudel – Approx. 30 cm long, serves 5

Foreword

Some of the baked goods are made by volunteers at home while others are made in the OHCC.
The preparation of each selection is based on the orders placed before the deadline, to which we must adhere strictly. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to stop registering orders if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the amount in excess in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. Thank you for your understanding!

All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “Christmas bake sale”.

Ordering Deadline

Please submit your order by 12 PM on Sunday, December 3rd.

Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


"Hurka" and Sausage Sale – Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 15:00 - 17:00

Foreword

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Sausage $17/kg, 6 pcs=1kg
“Hurka” $17/kg, 4 pcs=1kg

The sale involves handling raw meat, of which we cannot store the surplus. Therefore, we can consider exclusively orders placed before the deadline. We cannot deal with any buffer quantities, therefore we must strictly adhere to the order entry deadline. Thank you for your understanding!

The ordered quantities of Sausage and/or “Hurka” must be indicated in NUMBER of LINKs (pcs).
The customers who wish to order bigger quantities, 1 kg or more, should convert the desired amount of kilograms into number of links (pcs) such as follows:
Need 1 kilo of Sausage — order 6 links (for 2 kilos, order 12 links, etc.)
Need 1 kilo of “Hurka” — order 4 links (for 2 kilos, order 8 links, etc.)

All orders will be prepared in packages containing the desired number(s) of whole links (pcs) of Sausage and/or “Hurka”-s. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. We will e-mail the exact dollar amount of their order to each of our customers. PLEASE DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE! Payments can be made by personal check, or cash (please bring exact change if possible).
We cannot process, store, or make use of excess or leftover quantities. Therefore, we will only accept order cancellations before the cut-off time.

Order Deadline

Please submit your order by 12 noon on Tuesday, November 28th.

Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


Cabbage Roll Sale – Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 15:00 - 17:00

Foreword

cabbage rollWe can only fulfill orders placed before the deadline. We cannot prepare any buffer quantities. Thank you for your understanding!

All orders will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

Order Deadline

12 PM on Tuesday, November 28th

Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


Santa’s Arrival – Saturday, December 2, 2023 at 15:00 - 17:00

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Event

15.00 – Santa’s Arrival

Admission is free (donations for the Santa packages are accepted).

Children and parents will be entertained by the children’s and youth dance group.

Csabai sausage and pancakes (“palacsinta”) are available.

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Pancake (“Palacsinta”)

cup of coffee

Sausage

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Soft drinks

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Coffee and tea.

Please place your order by November 30.

Pancakes and sausage order




    Pancake

    $2/pc

    Sausage

    $5/pc

    Submission enabling quiz*:


    * Mandatory fields.


    Harvest Ball – Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 18:00 - 23:00

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    Program:

    • 18.00 — Dinner
    • 19.00 – Dance – the music is provided by Alex Lopez

    About the performer:

    Alex Lopez is one of Ottawa’s premier professional musicians of over 30 years performing in private and public settings across the Ontario & Quebec region. Alex has an extensive repertoire spanning every genre, in English, French, Spanish, Italian.

    Entry price – without dinner:

    • Adult: $10
    • Youth (between 8-18): free
    • Child (under 8): free

    Entry for members – with dinner:

    • Adult: $23
    • Youth (between 8-18): $13
    • Child (under 8): $9

    Entry for non-members – with dinner:

    • Adult: $27
    • Youth (between 8-18): $16
    • Child (under 8): $11

    Menu

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    Roast Pork
    With Braised Red Cabbage
    And Paprika Potatoes

    Apple Squares

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    Coffee and Tea

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    Soft drinks, beer, wine, liqueurs and spirits can be purchased at the bar.

    It is not possible to order takeaway.
    We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by noon on Thursday, November 16th. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


    An afternoon of music and poetry – Saturday, November 11, 2023 at 16:00 - 17:30

    We invite you to the Music and Poetry performance of Ottawa talents. The Hungarian poetry portion of the program will be shorter in length. The music will be very worthwhile to listen to. Younger students start and the pieces gradually get more complex.

     


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    Admission is free

    Before the show, you can buy a Hungarian Fried Dough from 3 PM

    Hungarian Fried Dough Order Form

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  • Plain or with cinnamon and sugar: $3.00
  • With sour cream, garlic: $3.50
  • With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $4.00
  • Sorry, we are SOLD OUT of Hungarian Fried Dough! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


    "Operetta" - Life and loves of Ferenc Lehár – Sunday, November 5, 2023 at 18:00 - 20:00

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    Interactive, fun and amazing presentation – discussion about the life and loves of Ferenc Lehár, as well as a musical show in which frenetic songs are played.
    Songs, sheet music and funny stories, parade atmosphere.

    Born 150+1 years ago, he is the best-known and most-played Hungarian of all time, composer Ferenc Lehár.
    In the midst of today’s value crisis, the so-called “light music” would be important to be taken seriously, or even more and more seriously, because one of the big challenges of the previous 200 years is the classical and pop music split. The operetta, this classic light music, (and within that Lehár) bridge, a golden bridge, to classical music that touches everyone. Lehár was more than a composer, he was a phenomenon. Not by chance his contemporaries wrote: that “musical theater has 3 genres: opera, operetta and Lehár”.

    Program:

    • 18.00 – Dinner
    • 18.30 – Performance

    Ticket prices

    Performance only:

    • Adult: $20
    • Under 18: Free

    Dinner & Performance – member:

    • Adult: $30
    • Under 18: $10

    Dinner & Performance – non-member:

    • Adult: $32
    • Under 18: $12

    Menu:

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    Fried Csabai Sausage with Potatoes and Cabbage

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    Coffee and Tea

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    Soft drinks, beer, wine, liqueurs and spirits can be purchased at the bar.

    It is not possible to order takeaway.
    We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by noon on Thursday, November 2nd. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

    Sorry, we can’t accept more pre-orders! We are looking forward seeing you at the event.


    Remembering The Heroes of 1956 – Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 14:00 - 15:00
    14:00—15:00 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery

    The 1956 Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery


    67th Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 17:00 - 20:00

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    Program

    17:00– Festive Greeting and Program
    18:00– Hungarian Dinner
    Guests of Honour: Representatives of the Embassy of Hungary to Canada

    On the Menu

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    Pork Stew With Noodles

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    Cheese Danish

    cup of coffee

    Coffee and Tea

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    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 Noon on Friday. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

    Admission – Without Dinner

    Free admission for the festivity and reception. We welcome donations to cover the costs of the event.

    Admission – With Dinner

    Adult Youth or Student* Child
    Member $18 $13 $9
    Guest $22 $16 $11

    * Full-time university student with a valid student ID.

    Reservation Form




      Reservations:

      Please indicate the number of Dinner you wish to take out in the NOTE field :

      Adult$18

      Youth or student** $13

      Child$9

      Dinner – Member

      Adult$22

      Youth or student** $16

      Child$11

      Dinner – Guest

      Person - Free admission

      Performance only

      Submission enabling question*:


      * Mandatory fields.
      ** Valid student ID required.


      Another bite of Transylvania - photo exhibition – Sunday, October 22, 2023 at 16:00 - 17:00

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      We look forward to hosting the “Another bite of Transylvania” photo exhibition accompanied by the artists. The exhibited images are a selection of these artists’ best scenes from Transylvania and the life of the people living there.

      Ede Tordai and László Bálint are members of the photography group “Varsági Műhely”, the latest stop of their Canadian tour is the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre.

      Admission is free.

      All donations will be used to support the artists’ tour.


      Strudel Bake Sale – Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 13:00 - 14:30

      Foreword

      On this occasion We will be holding a special strudel bake sale and hope that everyone will find their favorite among the selection offered.
      The cost of a strudel roll of any variety is $15.
      Our selection will be: Sour Cherry, Sweetened Farmer’s Cheese, Sweetened Farmer’s Cheese and Sour Cherry combination, Apple, Poppyseed and Squash combination, and Savoury Cabbage.

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      Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered in case we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these too, however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding! Everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen.

      All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. There will be no pickup during the members’ meeting following the sale!

      Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address e-mail address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “strudel bake sale”.

      Order Deadline

      Please submit your order by Noon on Tuesday, October 10.

      Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.

      Strudels

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      Sour Cherry Strudel

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      Sweetened Farmers’ Cheese Strudel

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      Sweetened Farmers’ Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudel

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      Savoury Cabbage Strudel

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      Apple Strudel

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      Poppyseed and Squash Strudel


      Fall Members' Meeting – Sunday, October 15, 2023 at 15:00 - 18:00

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

      A Q&A session will be closing the meeting.

      Your presence and participation would enhance and colour the decisions the membership takes going forward.

      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!


      Ferenc Gulyás and Álmos Gáspár – Friday, October 6, 2023 at 18:00 - 20:00

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      Traditional folk instruments presentation and sing along night!

      Ferenc Gulyás
      Folk instrument musician of the NOX Ensemble.
      Folk instrument performer, ethnographer, cultural anthropologist.
      Recipient of the Knight of Hungarian Culture title.

      Álmos Gáspár
      Violinist of KORMORÁN Ensemble and DUNA Artists’ Ensemble

      On the Menu

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      Pork Chops with Lecho and Rice

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      Crapes

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      Coffee and Tea

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

      It is not possible to order takeout.

      We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by noon on Thursday, October 5th. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

      Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


      Gyanta: Folk Dance Workshop – Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 18:00 - 20:30

      Lovers of Hungarian folk songs and folk dance will have the opportunity to spin a dance during the folk dance workshop following the performance.
      Several musicians of the Gyanta Band may be familiar to the guests of the House, as they have visited us before.

      Műsor:

      • 18.00 — Dinner
      • 19.00 – Folk Music Concert and Dance Workshop


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      Entry price – without dinner:

      • Adult: $20
      • Youth (between 8-18): $10
      • Child (under 8): free

      Entry for members – with dinner:

      • Adult: $38
      • Youth (between 8-18): $23
      • Child (under 8): $9

      Entry for non-members – with dinner:

      • Adult: $42
      • Youth (between 8-18): $26
      • Child (under 8): $11

      Menu

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      Fried chicken with mashed potatoes

      Pozsonyi walnut kifli

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      Coffee and Tea

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      Soft drinks, beer, wine, liqueurs and spirits can be purchased at the bar.

      It is not possible to order takeaway.
      We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by noon on Thursday, September 28th. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

      Reservation:

      Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


      Gyanta: folk music and dance, street concert at the ByWard Market – Saturday, September 30, 2023 at 14:00 - 15:00

      Opening event Ontario Hungarian Heritage month. Free street concert at the ByWard Market, Ottawa.

      Hungarian Heritage Month was created to recognize the incredible contributions of Ontarians of Hungarian descent and celebrate the history, existence, integration and contributions to our society ,of the Hungarian people within Ontario and Ottawa. This ultimate month-long celebration of Hungarian culture is about celebrating peace, respecting each other, building families, friendships and a safe and better future for our kids and the next generations.


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      Among North American Hungarian folk music ensembles, the members of Gyanta come from the vibrant Canadian-Hungarian communities of Ontario and Quebec. They belong to the upper echelon of musicians, singers and dancers of North American origin, who specialize in the unique and centuries-old folk music of Hungarian villages in Hungary, Transylvania and Upland.

      Its members made numerous recordings and performed at festivals, concerts, Hungarian community events and dance halls. Since its founding in 2006, the band has regularly performed at the largest folk music festivals in North America, including the Drummondville Folk Festival, Mondial des Cultures (North America’s largest world music and dance festival), Winnipeg’s Folklorama (the world’s largest and longest long-lasting multicultural festival), toured the Midwest of the United States (including Chicago, Cleveland, and Detroit), performed at large-scale Hungarian folk music festivals in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, and Montreal, as well as at the Cowboy Poetry Gathering in Elko, Nevada.

      The meaning of the name “Gyanta” is a word with a double meaning for Hungarian folk musicians. Not only is gyanta an indispensable accessory for playing the stringed instruments that form the basis of top-level music, but the verb “gyantazas” also indicates the preparation of the musicians themselves – the consumption of some light and natural juices from the top shelf selection. Gyanta tries to preserve this tough Hungarian tradition and to share with fans and audiences of authentic Hungarian folk music.

      In the evening, there will be a concert and dance combined with dinner at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre. More information and reservations on the event’s website: Gyanta: Folk Dance Workshop at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre


      Prophecy - theater performance – Friday, September 22, 2023 at 18:00 - 21:00

      “…Glorious name of your poet-son, My Mother, live long, forever”

      With these lines, Sándor Petőfi ends his poem “Prophecy” in March 1843, which is actually a vision of the development of his own destiny. Ágnes Linka’s play of the same title does not intend to stage a vision, rather it alludes to the content of the poem and looks at Petőfi from a completely new point of view.plakat

      It is not the first time playwright Ágnes Linka is dealing with Sándor Petőfi. After her successful performance showing the correspondence between Petőfi and Arany, she definitely wanted to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the poet’s birth in a dignified way. “For months, I thought about how to approach the poet’s short but varied and very meaningful life. I knew one thing: I wasn’t going to use the usual and well-seen aspects. I have come to the conclusion that I will reveal his closest relationships, his family relationships and attachments.” This is how the play “Prophecy” was born, which unravels Sándor Petőfi’s relationship with his mother, father, younger brother, wife and son. Ágnes Linka not only read all of Petőfi’s poems, but also the biographies of his relatives, i.e. Júlia Szendrey, István Petőfi and his son Zoltán. “From this huge material, I selected fourteen poems, as well as an Andersen fairy tale translated by Júlia, among which I wrote life stories, and this is how I recall the life of the Petőfi family in ten episodes.”

      The viewer is expected to be enriched with a lot of new information and can find out what Petőfi’s relationship with his parents was really like, how well they were able to be each other’s artistic partners with Júlia, whether the father recognized Petőfi’s talent. The days of Zoltán’s birth also come to life on stage. Emotions, mutual influence, understanding and misunderstanding – the play shows Petőfi through aspects that are by no means usual.

      The story starts 3-4 years before Petőfi’s death and continues even after the poet’s disappearance, and the viewer can see into the lives of Júlia, István and Zoltán. Although the poem “Prophecy” is sung on stage, that is not why the play was given this title: “Even in his lifetime he prophesied that he might not live long, but he would live forever in his works. My play indicates that he was truly an emblematic figure, a rare talent.”

      The three talented actors, Márta Brunner, Zsolt Siposhegyi and Bence Plaszkó, replace an entire theater company: Márta Brunner, an excellent artist of the Újszínház, portrays Petőfi’s mother and his wife, Júlia. Zsolt Siposhegyi portrays Sándor and Zoltán Petőfi, while Bence Plaszkó portrays István Petrovits Sr. and his younger son, Sándor’s younger brother, István Petrovits Jr. Only a clapper signals the change, but it is enough to put on and take off a hat, a headscarf, a skirt, and the viewer knows and sees that a new character is already telling a story on stage. A thousand different emotions, passion, happiness, jubilation, anxiety, fear, hopelessness take shape before the viewer’s eyes. In the one-and-a-half-hour lively play, numerous set elements, instruments, costumes, props and creative ingenuity serve to provide understanding and emotional purification.

      Program:

      • 18.00 – Dinner
      • 19.00 – Performance: Prophecy

      Ticket prices

      Performance only:

      • Adult: $20
      • Under 18: Free

      Dinner & Performance – member:

      • Adult: $30
      • Under 18: $10

      Dinner & Performance – non-member:

      • Adult: $32
      • Under 18: $12

      Menu:

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      Fried Csabai Sausage with Potatoes

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      Coffee and Tea

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      Soft drinks, beer, wine, liqueurs and spirits can be purchased at the bar.

      It is not possible to order takeaway.
      We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by noon on Thursday, September 22nd. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

      Sorry, we can’t accept more pre-orders! We are looking forward seeing you at the event.


      Hungarian Family Day – Saturday, August 19, 2023 at 10:00 - 14:00

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      On the occasion of the Hungarian State Foundation Day, the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre is organizing a Hungarian Family Day.

      Taste world-famous traditional Hungarian food specialties, get to know our culture and the Hungarian community from Ottawa, live Hungarian folk music!

      Kids games and interactive family activities, enthusiastic and lovely people are waiting for you to join!

      Program of the Day

      10:00 Opening
      11:00 – 13:00 Live Hungarian Folk Music by “Tree of Life” music band
      13:15 Family Trivia Competition. We are expecting families or teams up to 4 members to participate in a fun trivia game show based on Hungarian and Canadian topics.
      14:00 Closing

      Kids games and activities for the duration of the event!
      Obstacle course, coloring pages with Hungarian motifs, “Dress like Hungarians!” photo booth, board games, card games, face painting.
      Limited quantities available at the Hungarian Street Food Festival, pre-order is recommended. Please find the pre-order sheet below.
      Only cash and e-Transfer payments accepted!

      Hungarian Food/Baked Goods

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      Hungarian Beef Stew

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      Hotdog with Hungarian Csabai Sausage

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      Cheese Scones – Package of 6

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      Hungarian Fried Dough – Plain or with cinnamon and sugar

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      Hungarian Fried Dough – With sour cream, garlic

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      Hungarian Fried Dough – With sour cream, garlic and cheese

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      Gerbeaud

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      Choco Waffle Squares – Package of 6

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      Gingerbread

      Pre-ordering Deadline

      Please submit your order by 9:00 PM on Wednesday, August 16th.

      Sorry, we can’t accept more pre-orders! We are looking forward seeing you at the event.


      Piano Recital and Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – Saturday, July 22, 2023 at 15:00 - 19:30

      3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m Hungarian Fried Dough Sale

      6:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m. Piano Recital

      The main performer of the evening is Abbey Sugars-Keen, who is preparing for her final Performer exam at the Toronto Royal Conservatory of Music, in August. Her program includes popular works by Bach, Schubert, Liszt, Chopin, Debussy and Bartók.
      Two of Gábor Finta’s other students will also perform: Lukas Villeneuve plays Chopin waltzes, and Muntra Dadjoo plays the first movement of Haydn’s Sonata in D major and Chopin’s Mazurka in B flat major, in addition to the second movement of Mozart’s Piano Concerto in A major (K.V 488).

      Admission is free and you can get a fried dough (“lángos”) before the concert. Pre-registration is not required, although we would be happy to get an idea of how many people intend to come. You can indicate your intention to the address of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre (ottawaimagyarhaz@gmail.com).

      Hungarian Fried Dough Order Form

      Hungarian
    • Plain or take out: $3.00
    • With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $3.50
    • With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $4.00



      • Pieces

        Lángos

        Submission enabling quiz*:


        * Mandatory fields.


        The 42nd Anniversary of the OHCC – Friday, June 30, 2023 at 18:00 - 21:00

        (Founded on July 3rd, 1981)

        building

        The LePage ad in 1981

        The 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.

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        On June 30, we are commemorating the 42nd anniversary of the opening of the Magyar Ház with a dinner (Wiener schnitzel + Viennese potato salad + cake on site or, if necessary, to take away). We would like to ask the membership and supporters that anyone who has any memorabilia related to the House in their possession and would like to lend it or donate it to the House, we would be very grateful. The souvenir would be part of the exhibition we are planning for the anniversary. Thank you in advance for your help!

        Program

        18:00 — 19:00 Dinner

        On the Menu

        fő

        Wiener Schnitzel with Viennese Potato Salad

        édesség

        Walnut Pie

        cup of coffee

        Coffee and Tea

        drinks

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

        You can also order for takeaway. If you would like to order for takeaway, please enter the word “takeaway” in the “Comment” field.

        We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make yours by noon on Thursday, June 29th. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

        Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


        Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – Friday, June 9, 2023 at 16:00 - 18:00
        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
      • Concert and film screening

        After the lángos sale, there will be the concert of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre members’, and after the concert a film screening.

        Make Your Order

        Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


        Concert of members of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre – Friday, June 9, 2023 at 18:00 - 18:45

        Performers

        Demeter Panna, Júlia and Sámuel Tarró, Lukas Villeneuve, Réka Prigli, Csongor Prigli, Shaina McGee, Tünde Frey.

        Performed Pieces

        Works by Bartók, Einaudi, Joplin, Chopin, Clementi, Schubert and Beethoven.

        Admission

        Admission is free.

        Lángos sale and film screening

        Before the show there will be lángos sale, and after the show a film screening.

        It is possible to order a lángos on the Lángos Sale event website.


        Film screening - Norwegian trip – Friday, June 9, 2023 at 19:00 - 20:00

        On show

        Norwegian trip – Gábor Finta’s travel film (in Hungarian).

        Entrance is free.

        Before the film screening, there will be a concert by the members of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre. And before the concert, there will be a Lángosvásár.


        Day of National Unity – Sunday, June 4, 2023 at 14:30 - 16:30

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

        Program

        14.30 Commemorating Program  térkép
        15.00 Lunch

        On the Lunch Menu

        entree

        Mixed dish: cabbage rolls, natural pork cutlet, mashed potatoes

        sweets

        Custard Square

        cup of coffee

        Coffee and Tea

        drinks

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

        Reservation

        Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.

        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 noon of Friday June 2nd prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


        Election Members' Meeting – Sunday, May 28, 2023 at 14:00 - 17:00

        italokOur BOD election meeting will take place on the 28th of May this year.
        Online check-in 13:30-14:00.

        The main point on the agenda is the election of the new BOD for the next two years.

        At the meeting, vital issues for the future of the OMH must be discussed with the membership. In order for the objectives of our community to reflect the will of the membership, the participation of all members with voting rights in the meeting is essential.

        Only those with paid-up 2023 membership fees may fully participate and vote. Those with expired memberships from 2022 may only observe.


        World Traveller: Iceland – Friday, May 12, 2023 at 17:00 - 18:00

        Iceland is a Nordic island country in the North Atlantic Ocean and in the Arctic Ocean. Iceland is the largest part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge that separates the two major tectonic plates of the Northern Hemisphere — the Eurasian and North American plates. This explains the large number of volcanoes in its central volcanic plateau, which sometimes dazzle both the residents and tourists with spectacular volcanic eruptions.
        Gábor Finta will share the wonderful videorecording he took on his last journey to this island.
        We hope to see many of you at the screening of these videorecordings made possible by the fine projection equipment of the House.
        The narration is in Hungarian with English subtitles.

        Reservation

        Admission is free.

        On this day, we will also prepare dinner for take-out. Please visit our Friday’s Menu web page in order to place your orders.


        Mother's Day – Sunday, May 7, 2023 at 14:00 - 16:30

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

        14.00 — 15.00 Children’s Greetings
        15.00 — 16.00 Lunch

        Before and after the Mother’s Day celebration, all our members entitled to vote can personally pick up the 2023 ballot envelopes and the mark/code sheets required for voting. They can also cast their votes.

        On the Menu

        main

        Fried Chicken With Mashed Potatoes

        dessert

        Tuxedo Cake

        cup of coffee

        Coffee and Tea

        drinks

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


        Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – Saturday, April 29, 2023 at 15:00 - 17:00
        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
      • During the Lángos Sale, all our members entitled to vote can personally pick up the mark/code sheets required for the 2023 voting.

        Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


        Easter Sprinkling – Monday, April 10, 2023 at 18:00 - 21:00

        Easter eggs

        “Walking in a green forest
        I saw a blue violet
        It was about to wither
        May I sprinkle?”

        18.00 – 21.00 Easter Sprinkling

        Free admission.
        Boys, lads and men will recite Easter poems.

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        Let’s celebrate together the tradition of Easter sprinkling and reciting sprinkle poems at the Hungarian House in Ottawa.

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


        Easter Bake Sale – Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 15:00 - 17:00

        Baked Goods

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        Cheese Scones – Package of 8

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        Sesame Seed Crescents – Package of 10

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        Hazelnut Vanilla Crescents – Package of 12

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        Tatra Peak (chocolate and chesnut cream) – Package of 4

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        Honey Lemon-Cream Square – Package of 5

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        Cherry-Rum (sport) Squares – Package of 5

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        Walnut Roll – Approx. 30 cm (15″) long, serves 6

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        Cheese Strudel – Approximately 30 cm long, serves 5

        Foreword

        Some of the baked goods are made by volunteers at home while others are made in the OHCC.
        The preparation of each selection is based on the orders placed before the deadline, to which we must adhere strictly. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to stop registering orders if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the amount in excess in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. Thank you for your understanding!

        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “Easter bake sale”.

        Ordering Deadline

        Please submit your order by 12 PM on Friday, March 24th .

        Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


        "Hurka" and Sausage Sale – Saturday, April 1, 2023 at 15:00 - 17:00

        Foreword

        hurka-kolbász

        Sausage $17/kg, 6 pcs=1kg
        “Hurka” $17/kg, 4 pcs=1kg

        The sale involves handling raw meat, of which we cannot store the surplus. Therefore, we can consider exclusively orders placed before the deadline. We cannot deal with any buffer quantities, therefore we must strictly adhere to the order entry deadline. Thank you for your understanding!

        The ordered quantities of Sausage and/or “Hurka” must be indicated in NUMBER of LINKs (pcs).
        The customers who wish to order bigger quantities, 1 kg or more, should convert the desired amount of kilograms into number of links (pcs) considering the following rates:
        6 links (pcs) of Sausage weigh approximately 1 kilogram,
        4 links (pcs) of “Hurka” weigh 1 kilogram.

        All orders will be prepared in packages containing the desired number(s) of whole links (pcs) of Sausage and/or “Hurka”-s. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. We will e-mail the exact dollar amount of their order to each of our customers. PLEASE DO NOT PAY IN ADVANCE! Payments can be made by personal check, or cash (please bring exact change if possible).
        We cannot process, store, or make use of excess or leftover quantities. Therefore, we will only accept order cancellations before the cut-off time.

        Order Deadline

        Please submit your order by 12 noon on Friday, March 24th.

        Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


        Annual Members' Meeting – Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 14:00 - 17:00

        italokOur AGM will take place on the 26th of March this year.

        The two main points on the agenda are the report of the BOD and the election of the new BOD for the next two years.

        At the meeting, vital issues for the future of the OMH must be discussed with the membership. In order for the objectives of our community to reflect the will of the membership, the participation of all members with voting rights in the meeting is essential.

        Only those with paid-up 2023 membership fees may fully participate and vote. Those with expired memberships from 2022 may only observe.


        Anniversary of the 1848-49 Revolution and Fight for Freedom – Saturday, March 11, 2023 at 14:00 - 17:00

        Program of the Day

        14:00 – 15:00 posterCommemorating Program at the OHCC with the participation of local Hungarian children led by Teo Nagy. Béla Köntés sings with the audience. Celebratory forward by Béla Szabó.
        15:00 – 17:00 Reception of the OHCC, Hungarian Lunch kokárda

        Lunch Menu

        main

        Goulash Soup

        dessert

        Hungarian Trifle (Somloi Galuska)

        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 Thursday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.





          Tickets for the Program Only

          Free admission

          Tickets for in-house Lunch

          Sorry, our food is SOLD OUT! We would like to see you back next time.

          Submission enabling question*:


          * Mandatory fields.
          ** Valid student ID required.


          Mardi Gras Ball – Saturday, February 11, 2023 at 18:00 - 23:00

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          Mardi Gras costume ball of the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre, with folk music and dance music.

          The wittiest or most beautiful costumes will be awarded based on the audience’s vote.

          József Horváth and his friends play music for the folk dance hall. The dance music is provided by by D.J. Teo.

          During the evening, there will be a charity raffle to support the “2023 Tücsök folk music and dance camp”.

          Program

          • 18.00 dinner
          • 19.00 cabaret performance by the OMH acting group, costume awards
          • 20.00-23.00 folk music and folk dance / music and dance (live folk music by József Horváth and his friends / dance music by D.J. Teo)

          Menu

          főétel

          Wiener Schnitzel with Rice and Green Pea

          Cherry Cottage Cheese Strudel

          egy csésze kávé

          Coffee and Tea

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          Soft drinks available at the bar.

          Ticket prices

            Adult Youth (14-20) or Student* Gyerek (6-14)
            $25 $15 $10

          * Full-time university student with a valid student ID.

          Sorry, the tickets are SOLD OUT! We would like to see you back next time.


          World Traveller: The Hawaiian Islands – Friday, January 27, 2023 at 17:00 - 18:00

          In 2012, together with two good friends from Ottawa, we visited the islands of Oahu, Hawaii and Kauai in Hawaii.
          We were delighted by the scenery: we saw an active volcano, beautiful beaches, a dense jungle, the famous Napali coast and Waimea canyon from a helicopter, amazing vegetation and much more.
          We would like to share our experiences with our friends and members of the OHCC.
          We hope to see many of you at the screening of our videorecordings made possible by the fine projection equipment of the House. The narration is in Hungarian without any subtitles.

          Gábor and Beatrix Finta

          Reservation

          Admission is free.

          On this day, we will also prepare dinner for take-out. Please visit our Friday’s Menu web page in order to place your orders.


          Christmas Bake Sale – Saturday, December 10, 2022 at 14:00 - 16:00

          Baked Goods

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          Cheese Scones – Package of 8

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          Pork Crackling Scones – Package of 6

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          Cheese Sticks with Caraway Seed – Package of 12

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          Yule Log (with Coffee Cream) – 20 cm long, serves 8

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          Chocolate Cream Filled Ischler – Package of 5

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          Honey Lemon-Cream Square – Package of 5

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          Coconut Princess – Package of 5

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          Poppy Seed Squares with Vanilla Cream – Package of 5

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          Gingerbread Biscuit – 1 pc, 12cm, can be a Christmas gift

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          Linzer Sandwich Cookies – Package of 5

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          Walnut Roll – Approx. 30 cm (15″) long, serves 6

          kép

          Cheese Strudel – Approximately 30 cm long, serves 5

          Foreword

          Some baked goods are made by volunteers at home while others are made in the OHCC.
          The preparation of each selection is based on the orders placed before the deadline, to which we must adhere strictly. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to stop registering orders if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the amount in excess in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. Thank you for your understanding!

          All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “Christmas bake sale”.

          Ordering Deadline

          Please submit your order by 12 PM on Monday, November 28th .


          Cabbage Roll Sale – Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 12:00 - 15:00

          Foreword

          cabbage rollWe can only fulfill orders placed before the deadline. We cannot prepare any buffer quantities. Thank you for your understanding!

          All orders will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

          Order Deadline

          12 PM on Monday, November 28th

          Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


          Santa’s Arrival – Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 14:00 - 16:00

          Santa

          14:00 – Santa’s Arrival

          We can honour and execute only reserved orders by November 28. Reservations can be made here, on our website, and payments must be made at the OHCC on the day of the event.


          "Hurka" and Sausage Sale – Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 12:00 - 15:00

          Foreword

          hurka-kolbász

          Sausage $17/kg, 6 pcs/kg
          “Hurka” $17/kg, 4 pcs/kg

          The sale involves handling raw meat, of which we cannot store the surplus. Therefore, we can consider exclusively orders placed before the deadline. We cannot deal with any buffer quantities, therefore we must strictly adhere to the order entry deadline. Thank you for your understanding!

          All orders will be prepackaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. We will e-mail the exact dollar amount of their order to each of our customers. Payments can be made by personal check, or cash (please bring exact change if possible).

          We cannot process, store, or make use of excess or leftover quantities. Therefore, we will only accept order cancellations before the cut-off time.

          Order Deadline

          Please submit your order by 3 PM on Tuesday, November 22nd .

          Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.

            Quantities

            Hurka – Hungarian
            Liver Sausage

            pcs (4 pcs/kg, $17/kg)

            SOLD OUT

            Sausage

            pcs (6 pcs/kg, $17/kg)

            SOLD OUT

            Submission enabling quiz*:


            * Mandatory fields.



            Meet The Iconic Guitarist István Alapi – Saturday, December 3, 2022 at 15:30 - 18:00

            képWe can be part of an informal, friendly interactive evening seasoned with live music with the participation of the legendary guitarist István Alapi.

            István Alapi is a ProArte, Artisjus and Fonogram award-winning Hungarian performer, guitarist, composer. Honorary Citizen of Nógrád County. In 2018, he was awarded the Silver degree of the Hungarian Cross of Merit.
            With his outstanding musical knowledge, he left a mark in the heart of our compatriots through the decades as an iconic solo guitarist. He has been playing in Edda Művek, one of the most successful Hungarian rock bands, for thirty-four years.
            He played on 34 Edda records, contributed to the albums and countless concerts of nearly 300 Hungarian and foreign artists.
            István Alapi’s daily routine includes collaboration with musicians from Hungary and beyond, not only as a guitarist, but also as a composer. Several music albums made in Transylvania were created by him, thus helping the emergence of his young Transylvanian students, startup bands or even established, popular musicians in the music world. His name is known not only in Europe, but also in Asia and America. He regularly gives concerts abroad with Edda and his own bands with great success.

            The admission is free.


            Deadline to Order Gifts from Santa – Monday, November 28, 2022 at 00:00 - 23:45

            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 only reserved orders by November 28. The payments can be made at the OHCC on the day of the event.

            Gift Ordering

            Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


            An afternoon of music and poetry – Saturday, November 26, 2022 at 15:00 - 16:30

            We invite you on November 26 from 3:00 to 4:30pm for the Music and Poetry performance of Ottawa talents.The Hungarian poetry portion of the program will be shorter in length. The music will be very worthwhile to listen to. Younger students start and the pieces gradually get more complex. Among other great players Károly Sziládi, violinist of the NAC of 54 years will perform. Gizi néni’s pancakes will sweeten the event.

            There will be 20 performers and 10 music pieces from composers such as Bach, Vivaldi, Clementi, Schumann, Chopin, Grieg, Strauss, Goldstone and Bartók.

             


            plakat

            főétel

            Palacsinta

            cup of coffee

            Coffee and Tea

            drinks

            Soft drinks available at the bar

            drinks

            Beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

            Admission is free

            Palacsinta orders




              1 piece

              Palacsinta (1pc)

              $2.50 / 1 pc

              2 pieces

              Palacsinta (2pc)

              $4 / 2 pc

              Submission enabling quiz*:


              * Mandatory fields.


              Audience meeting with actor Győző Szabó – Wednesday, November 23, 2022 at 18:00 - 19:30

              Audience meeting and discussion with movie and theater artist Szabó Győző at the Hungarian Community Center in Ottawa.

              There will be a reception after the talk.

              Győző Szabó appeared in nearly 60 films and more than 30 theater plays, as well as numerous TV shows and wrote 2 books.
              The movie “Toxikoma” directed by Gábor Herendi was based on one of his autobiographical books.
               

              Győző Szabó is a Jászai Mari award-winning actor. He was born in Nyírbátor in 1970. He graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts, but did not study acting. He got his first theater role from János Csányi, the director of the Bárka Theater. He is one of the founders of the “Tilos az Á” performance theater, a regular performer in art theaters, a member of the József Katona Theater since 1995, and a freelancer for four years since 2004.

              Since 2008, he has been a guest artist at the Weöres Sándor Theater in Szombathely. He is the protagonist of many internationally recognized feature films and can be seen in musical productions from time to time. Since 2012, he has been an actor at the Thália Theater.

              Entrance is free. Reservation required.

              Reservation:




                Submission enabling question*:


                * Mandatory fields.
                ** Valid student ID required.


                Gyanta: Folk Dance Workshop – Saturday, November 19, 2022 at 18:00 - 21:30

                Lovers of Hungarian folk songs and folk dance will have the opportunity to spin a dance during the folk dance workshop following the performance.
                Several musicians of the Gyanta Band may be familiar to the guests of the House, as they have visited us before.

                Program:

                • 18.00 — Doors and kitchen open
                • 19.00 — Folk Dance Workshop for children
                • 20.00 – Folk Music Concert and Dance Workshop

                Members of the Gyanta ensemble:

                • Jeszika Paulusz – vocals
                • Sylvie Paquette – vocals, gordon
                • Kálmán Magyar (Öcsi) – violin
                • Levi Garda – kontra (viola)
                • Attila Krasznai – bass

                Special guest:

                • József Hortváth – violin


                plakat

                Tickets:

                • $15
                • free for youth and seniors (under 18 and over 65)
                főétel

                Debreceni Sausage

                cup of coffee

                Coffee and Tea

                drinks

                Soft drinks available at the bar

                drinks

                Beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

                Reservation:




                  Tickets ($15)

                  person(s)

                  Tickets for youth (free)

                  person(s)

                  Tickets for seniors (free)

                  person(s)

                  Debreceni Sausage ($5/piece)

                  pc.

                  Submission enabling question*:


                  * Mandatory fields.


                  Remembering The Heroes of 1956 – Sunday, October 23, 2022 at 14:00 - 15:30
                  15:00—15:30 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery

                  The 1956 Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery


                  66th Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Saturday, October 22, 2022 at 17:00 - 21:00

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                  Program

                  17:00– Festive Greeting
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                  Plakát

                  17:10– Performance of local talents
                  18:00– Lyrical composition of Attila Zsapka
                  19:00– Hungarian Dinner
                  Guests of Honour: Representatives of the Embassy of Hungary to Canada

                  About the Performer

                  Attila Zsapka was born in Štúrovo (Hungarian: Párkány), a town in Slovakia, situated opposite the Hungarian city of Esztergom on the banks of the Danube river.
                  In his own words: “…I was six years old when I watched A Hard Day’s Night by the Beatles on television. From then on, I wanted to be a guitar soloist. Soon after that, I got my first guitar, and it’s been going on ever since.

                  As ​​a teenager, I played in several shorter and longer-lived bands, and in 1989, my cousin Zsolt Zsapka and I founded the Kor-Zár poetry ensemble, which is still active today.
                  In 2005, I decided that in addition to Kor-Zár, I would also perform on individual level. My primary goal was to be able to regularly perform in Slovakian schools where the teaching language is Hungarian, popularizing the genre of sung poetry among the students. In the beginning, I visited the Highlands alone, accompanied by my guitar, and since then I have found friends and fellow musicians for all of this. School concerts usually have a great atmosphere and we get a lot of positive feedback…

                  Contact info:
                  Homepage: http://www.zsapkaattila.sk/
                  E-mail: attila.zsapka@gmail.com
                  Facebook: Zsapka Attila
                  Telephone: +421-905-534-071

                  On the Menu

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                  Pork Stew With Noodles

                  édesség

                  Parliament Slice

                  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 Noon on Friday. 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.


                  The Romungro Gipsy Band's Concert – Saturday, September 24, 2022 at 17:30 - 21:00

                  Dinner: 17:30

                  Performance: 18:30

                   

                  The Romungro Band’s Concert - Plakát

                  About the 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.

                  Performing artists: Péter Horváth, Vilmos Suha, László Drapán, Ferenc Lakatos

                  The band has previously performed at the Hungarian Community Center in Ottawa in September 2019 and was a great success. The following recording of the event was made on September 28, 2019 (recording by Gábor Finta):

                   

                  Menu:

                  főétel

                  Fried Chicken with Mashed Potatoes and Dill Pickle

                  édesség

                  Hungária Square

                  italok

                  Soft drinks available at the bar

                  Ticket prices

                    Adult Youth or Student* (over 14) Child (14 or under)
                  Dinner and performance – Member $36 $23 $7
                  Dinner and performance – Guest $40 $26 $9
                  Performance only $20 $10 free

                  * Full-time university student with a valid student ID.
                  We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make your dinner reservations by Noon on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.

                  Reservation




                    Reservations:

                    Adult36$

                    Youth or student** 23$

                    Child7$

                    Dinner and performance – Member

                    Adult40$

                    Youth or student** 26$

                    Child9$

                    Dinner and performance – Guest

                    Adult20$

                    Youth or student** 10$

                    Childingyenes

                    Performance only

                    Submission enabling question*:


                    * Mandatory fields.
                    ** Valid student ID required.


                    Screening: A két egyetlen - Karinthy Frigyes nagy szerelmei – Friday, September 16, 2022 at 17:30 - 19:30

                    Theatre-film

                    Screenwriter: Zoltán Fráter
                    Director: Tamás Szirtes
                    The online premier of the theatre-film A két egyetlen – Karinthy Frigyes nagy szerelmei (English: The Sole Two – Frigyes Karinthy’s great loves) was on March 25th, 2022.

                    Karinthy

                    Frigyes Karinthy (1887-1938)
                    in cc 1930


                    Frigyes Karinthy was twenty-five years old when he ran away with his great love, the actress Judik Etel, who had already three children, under adventurous circumstances. They hide from the husband’s anger for half a year in Berlin, and then, having reconciled the husband with a larger sum, they get married in Budapest. The writer gives the name Boga to his beloved partner, who will be a victim of the Spanish flu epidemic that broke out after the First World War. Karinthy writes this in his diary after his wife’s death: “I feel like a tumor formed in my brain when she died…” Almost two years later, the grieving man meets the then-married woman, doctor Aranka Böhm, taking seriously the invitation of a phone prank. The passionate Aranka, who conquers all men, has been coloring the everyday life of the marriage with her emotional storms for a decade and a half, when in 1936, Karinthy, who always thought of Boga with unquenchable love, really had to be operated on. The writer hovering between life and death fights with two women at the same time, Boga in imagination, Aranka in reality…

                    Trailer

                    Reservation

                    Admission is free, please reserve your seats by 3 pm on the day of the event.
                    Since this event falls on a Friday, the audience has the opportunity to order take-out dinner. Please check out the Friday’s Menu.


                    Péter Siposhegyi: From the Day of the Dead to Palm Sunday - theater performance – Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 17:30 - 20:30

                    Dinner: 17:30

                    Performance: 19:00

                     

                    The performance of the “Udvari” Chamber Theater is one that can be played even on the smallest stages, even without technology, yet the viewer gets a real theater experience.
                    One woman, three men, twenty-two years. A drama in one act. From one world war to another world war. From disconnection to reconnection. It takes place in Szabadka, during the first two decades of minority existence.
                    We have renovated our previous highly successful performance and are playing it again, with a renewed cast. Halottak napjától virágvasárnapig - Plakát

                    The play, which is based on events and the diary of a Hungarian citizen of Szabadka, is unique in its kind. It is about Trianon, the Serbian annexation of the south and its liberation in 1941.
                    A life-like masterpiece that shows our virtues and our fallibility, both the sunny and shadow sides of our national character.
                    The choice of the title is no accident: in the fall of 1918, on the Day of the Dead, the Serbian invaders marched into the town of Kosztolányi, and then on Palm Sunday in the spring of 1941, the national defenders returned – greeted by thousands of citizens of Szabadka, who were sobbing and laughing at the same time, dancing and cheering.

                    The “Udvari” Chamber Theater considers it its mission to take its performances based on Hungarian history to even the smallest village, in addition to the stone theaters. We need to know our past in order to plan our future.
                    With our themes brought to life, we want to bring back and strengthen public courage in public life. The existence of public courage is the basis for living with our community rights.
                    The existence and fulfillment of community rights is a condition for our survival.

                     

                    Menu:

                    főétel

                    Pork Pörkölt with Nokedli and Dill Pickle

                    édesség

                    Almond butter slice

                    italok

                    Soft drinks available at the bar

                    Ticket prices

                    Performance only $20 $10 free

                    * Full-time university student with a valid student ID.
                    We can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time, and dining is by reservations only. Please make your dinner reservations by Noon on Friday prior to the event. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.

                    Reservation


                    King St. Stephen and Foundation of the Hungarian State Day – Sunday, August 21, 2022 at 16:00 - 20:00

                    Stephen I, also known as King Saint Stephen (Hungarian: Szent István király [ˌsænt ˈiʃtvaːn kiraːj]; Latin: Sanctus Stephanus; c. 975 – 15 August 1038), was the last Grand Prince of the Hungarians between 997 and 1000 or 1001, and the first King of Hungary from 1000 or 1001, until his death in 1038. He was given the pagan name Vajk at birth. He was the only son of Grand Prince Géza and his wife, Sarolta. Stephen was the first member of his family to become a devout Christian.

                    Details of the Event

                    Guest of honor: Mr. Márk Horváth, Deputy Head of Mission of the Embassy of Hungary to Canada.


                    16.00 Celebratory Speech and Pre-recorded Program
                    17.00 Reception


                    Charity concert by Xavier Varnus at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Ottawa – Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at 19:00 - 20:30

                    Charity concert by the legendary organ virtuoso Xavier Varnus and his musician friends to help refugees from Ukraine.

                    Hosted by Hungarian Canadian Business Association and Embassy of Hungary to Canada.

                    Program:

                    Bach, Albinoni, Franck & Improvisations

                    Location:

                    Notre Dame Cathedral Basilica
                    385 Sussex Drive
                    Ottawa, ON K1N 1J9
                    View Map

                    Tickets can be purchased at following link:

                    eventbrite.ca

                    Organist, improviser, author, lecturer and media personality, Varnus has had a dramatic impact on audiences’ acceptance and appreciation of organ music. Over the course of his career, Varnus has played live to more than six million people worldwide, recorded fifty-three albums, made sixty concert films, and written five books. His videos have surpassed 29 million views on YouTube. Varnus’ Bach concert film, recorded at his recital in the Berliner Dom, has become the most watched organ concert movie in music history, with 12 million views. His “Quadruple Platinum Disc Award” winning album “From Ravel to Vangelis”, released by SONY in 2007, is the bestselling collection of organ recordings ever.


                    Mother's Day – Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 13:30 - 17:00
                    13.30 — 14.30 Children’s Greetings in Poems, Prose and Music
                    14.30 — 15:30 Lunch
                    16.00 “Uncle Zsiga and the lucky hat” Humorous farce – written and performed by: Gábor Steiner

                    On the Menu

                    főétel

                    Fried chicken with mashed potatoes

                    édesség

                    Tiramisu

                    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 Bake Sale – Saturday, April 9, 2022 at 15:00 - 17:00

                    Baked Goods

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                    Cheese Biscuits – Package of 15

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                    Sesame Seed Cresents (salty) – Package of 10

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                    Easter Cream Cheese Corn – Package of 5

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                    Elisabeth Square – Package of 5

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                    Honey Lemon-Cream Square – Package of 5

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                    Coconut Princess – Package of 5

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                    Poppy Seed Squares with Vanilla Cream – Package of 5

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                    Assorted Biscuits – Package of 12

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                    Walnut Roll – Approx. 40 cm (15″) long, serves 6

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                    Poppy Seed Roll – Approx. 40 cm (15″) long, serves 6

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                    Cheese Strudel – Approximately 30 cm long, serves 5

                    Foreword

                    Some baked goods are made by volunteers at home while others are made in the OHCC.

                    The preparation of each selection is based on the orders placed before the deadline, to which we must adhere strictly. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to stop registering orders if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the amount in excess in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. Thank you for your understanding!

                    All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “Easter bake sale”.

                    Ordering Deadline

                    Please submit your order by 12 PM on Monday, March 28th .

                    Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


                    "Hurka" and Sausage Sale – Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 14:30 - 17:30

                    Foreword

                    hurka-kolbász

                    Sausage $15/kg, 6 pcs/kg
                    “Hurka” $15/kg, 5 pcs/kg

                    The sale involves handling raw meat, of which we cannot store the surplus. Therefore, we can consider exclusively orders placed before the deadline. We cannot deal with any buffer quantities. As the industry is reacting slowly due to the pandemic, we must strictly adhere to the order-by date. Thank you for your understanding!

                    All orders will be prepackaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. We will e-mail the exact dollar amount of their order to each of our customers. Payments can be made electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, by personal check, or cash (please bring exact change if possible).

                    We cannot process, store, or make use of excess or leftover quantities. Therefore, we will only accept order cancellations before the cutoff date.

                    Ordering Deadline

                    Please submit your order by 12 PM on Wednesday, March 23rd .

                    Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


                    Cabbage Roll Sale – Saturday, April 2, 2022 at 14:30 - 17:30

                    Foreword

                    cabbage rollWe can only fulfill orders placed before the deadline. We cannot prepare any buffer quantities. Thank you for your understanding!

                    All orders will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                    Order Deadline

                    12 PM on Tuesday, March 29th

                    Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


                    Anniversary of the 1848-49 Revolution and Fight for Freedom – Sunday, March 13, 2022 at 15:00 - 19:00

                    Program of the Day

                    15:00 – 16:00 posterCommemorating Program at the OHCC with the participation of local performers led by Gábor Finta and Bea Finta,
                    Celebratory forward by a representative of the Embassy of Hungary to Canada
                    16:00 – 19:00 Reception of the OHCC, Hungarian Dinner kokárda

                    The Ottawa Hungarian Community Center is organizing fundraisers to support the Hungarian diaspora living in Transcarpathia and the refugees fleeing the war-torn regions of Ukraine arriving in Hungary. Members of the No. 28 Ferenc Kölcsey Scouts and Girl Guides, the Ottawa Hungarian School – Oskola, the Ottawa Hungarian Catholic Community, and the Ottawa Hungarian Presbyterian Community have also embraced this initiative.
                    The Board of Directors of OHCC offers all proceeds from this event, along with the content of the donation box put on display for this purpose to the “Híd Kárpátaljáért” humanitarian aid program of the government of Hungary.
                    Donations can also be made electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to add the message: “Donation for refugees”.
                    The total amount will be sent to the destination on behalf of all Hungarians living in Ottawa-Gatineau and area.
                    We are grateful for all monetary contributions from the members of our community and friends.

                    Dinner Menu

                    main

                    Goulash

                    dessert

                    Cheese and Poppy Seed Danish

                    cup of coffee

                    Coffee and Tea

                    drinks

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

                    Wearing a face covering as public health and safety measure is still required. Persons consuming their dinner at the tables are exempt from the restrictions.
                    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.


                    Holidays – Sunday, December 19, 2021 - Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at 00:00

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                    We wish you a Merry Christmas, good health and strength for a truly happy New Year!
                    The House will be closed till January 2022, but then we shall meet again!


                    Cabbage Roll Sale – Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 12:00 - 14:00

                    Foreword

                    cabbage rollWe can only fulfill orders placed before the deadline. We cannot prepare any buffer quantities. Thank you for your understanding!

                    All orders will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                    Order Deadline

                    12 PM on Tuesday, December 14th

                    Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


                    Members' Luncheon – Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 14:00 - 17:00

                    We can only guarantee lunch with reservations received before 12 p.m. Tuesday, December 14.
                    During the lunch, singing Christmas songs with musical accompaniment by Gábor Finta.

                    On the Menu

                    2 cabbage rolls, mashed potatoes, and crepes for dessert.

                    főétel

                    Cabbage Rolls with Mashed Potatoes

                    második

                    Crepes

                    cup of coffee

                    Coffee and Tea

                    drinks

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

                    We can only guarantee the seating and dining by reservations only. The reservation deadline is at 12 p.m. on Tuesday, December 14. Please make yours in time. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


                    Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We thank you for your understanding and we would like to see you back next time.


                    Christmas Bake Sale – Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 14:30 - 17:30

                    Baked Goods

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                    Cheese Biscuits – Package of 10 SOLD OUT

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                    Salty Sticks with Caraway Seed – Package of 15

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                    Walnut “Bejgli” – Approx. 30 cm long SOLD OUT

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                    Poppy Seed “Bejgli” – Approx. 30 cm long SOLD OUT

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                    Néró Pastry – Package of 10

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                    Zserbó – Package of 5 SOLD OUT

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                    “Vendégváró” Vanilla Cream Square with Chocolate Glaze – Package of 5

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                    Peach and Cheese Squares – Serves 6, 13 cm × 17 cm slab

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                    Hazelnut Vanilla Crescents – Package of 20 SOLD OUT

                    Foreword

                    Due to the pandemic, we will prepare everything in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.
                    The preparation of each selection is based on the orders placed before the deadline, to which we must adhere strictly. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to stop registering orders if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the amount in excess in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. Thank you for your understanding!

                    All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “Christmas bake sale”.

                    Ordering Deadline

                    Please submit your order by 12 PM on Monday, November 29th .


                    "Hurka" and Sausage Sale – Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 14:30 - 17:30

                    Foreword

                    hurka-kolbász

                    Sausage $15/kg, 6 pcs/kg
                    “Hurka” $15/kg, 5 pcs/kg

                    The sale involves handling raw meat, of which we cannot store the surplus. Therefore, we can consider exclusively orders placed before the deadline. We cannot deal with any buffer quantities. As the industry is reacting slowly due to the pandemic, we must strictly adhere to the order-by date. Thank you for your understanding!

                    All orders will be prepackaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                    We cannot process, store, or make use of excess or leftover quantities. Therefore, we will only accept order cancellations before the cutoff date.

                    Ordering Deadline

                    Please submit your order by 12 PM on Monday, November 29th .


                    "Fánk" Sale, Santa’s Arrival and Folk Dance – Saturday, December 4, 2021 at 14:30 - 17:00

                    Santa

                    14:30 – ”Fánk” Sale
                    15:00 – Santa’s Arrival
                    16:00 – Hungarian Folk Dance for Children

                    We can honour and execute only reserved orders by November 29. Reservations can be made here, on our website, and payments must be made at the OHCC on the day of the event.

                    “Fánk” orders will only be accepted until 11:45 PM Friday, December 2.



                    Deadline to Order Gifts from Santa – Monday, November 29, 2021 at 00:00 - 23:45

                    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 only reserved orders by November 29. The payments can be made at the OHCC on the day of the event.


                    Film Screening: "Pesti lányok" – Friday, November 19, 2021 at 17:00 - 18:30

                    documentary

                    Director: Róbert Kövessy
                    Year: 2017
                    Run time: 56′

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                    Meeting with heroes of 1956 from Ottawa and screening of the “Pesti lányok” documentary.

                    Trailer


                    Book Presentation: "Harmincból tíz" - Szili Katalin – Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 18:30 - 20:00

                    Book presentation by Szili Katalin:
                    “Harmincból tíz”

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                    Conversation with the author about her book “Harmincból tíz” and the Hungarian diaspora.

                    Admission to the event is free.

                    We can only guarantee the seating by reservations only. The reservation deadline is at 3 p.m. on the Monday before the event. Please make yours in time. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


                    Remembering the Heroes of 1956 – Saturday, November 6, 2021 at 13:00 - 19:30

                    Please arrive on time. We thank you in advance!

                    13.00—14.00 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery – singing by István Savanya and Eszter Várkonyi, recital by Béla Köntés koszorú
                    17:00—18:00 Reception held at the Ottawa Hungarian Community Centre for the participants of the remembrance – Photo exhibition by Zsolt Bede-Fazekas: Paraméter Fotó Klub Fall Exhibition
                    18.00—19.30 “Now, let the words play” – Musical-poetic performance by István Savanya and Eszter Várkonyi

                    Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery

                    Photo exhibition by Zsolt Bede-Fazekas,
                    Paraméter Fotó Klub Fall Exhibition

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                    The musical-poetic performance “Now, let the words play” is composed of the poetry of István Savanya. István and his wife Eszter selected the material of the one and a half hour performance from folk songs and István’s most successful poems.

                    The compilation presents drifting, varied, uplifting, thought-provoking, lighthearted or even deep moods about the colour palette of human life experiences, the path and belief lived from birth to death. These are spoken in poems, songs, and folk songs that resonate with the audience as a personal inner journey.

                    István and Eszter have been performing poems and songs for more than four decades in both Hungarian and English. They performed at prestigious festivals, as well as radio and television shows in Hungary, Transylvania and North America.

                    István was awarded the Ex Libris Prize in 2013 for his performance in contemporary poetry. István and Eszter were awarded with the Pro Arte Prize in 2017, and István was awarded with the Golden Cross of the Republic of Hungary in 2020.

                    Admission to the reception is free.
                    Tickets to the performance are $10 (Free for youth under the age of 18).
                    Ticket sales will be donated to the Ottawa Hungarian School and No. 28. Kölcsey Ferenc Scouts.

                    We can only guarantee the seating by reservations only. The reservation deadline is at 12 p.m. on the Friday before the event. Please make yours in time. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

                    Reservation




                      Ticket / Adults

                      $10 / person

                      Ticket / Youth (under 18 years)

                      free admission

                      Submission enabling quiz*:


                      * Mandatory fields.


                      Fall Members' Meeting – Sunday, October 31, 2021 at 15:00 - 18:00

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

                      A Q&A session will be closing the meeting.

                      Your presence and participation would enhance and colour the decisions the membership takes going forward.

                      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!


                      65th Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Sunday, October 24, 2021 at 16:00 - 19:00

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                      Program

                      16:00– Greetings and Speeches. Memorial Program. Hungarian Dinner.

                      On the Menu

                      main

                      Goulash Soup

                      dessert

                      Walnut Cake with Coffee Cream(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 noon 12:00 PM on Saturday prior to the event.

                      It is possible to order dinner to take away, in this case please enter “take away” in the Comment box.

                      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:

                      Sorry, we are SOLD OUT! We would like to see you back next time.


                      Strudel Bake Sale – Friday, October 1, 2021 at 17:00 - 19:00

                      Foreword

                      On this occasion We will be holding a special strudel bake sale and hope that everyone will find their favorite among the selection offered.

                      Our selection will be: apple, cottage cheese, sour cherry (SOLD OUT), cottage cheese and sour cherry combination, poppy-seed and sour cherry combination, and savory cabbage.
                      The cost of a strudel roll of any variety is $12, serving 4-5.

                      Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered in case we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these too, however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding!

                      Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen.

                      All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address e-mail address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “strudel bake sale”.

                      Order Deadline

                      Please submit your order by 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 27.
                      SOLD OUT

                      Strudels

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                      Sour Cherry Strudel SOLD OUT

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                      Sweetened Farmers Cheese Strudel

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                      Sweetened Farmers Cheese and Sour Cherry Strudel

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                      Apple Strudel

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                      Poppyseed Sour Cherry Strudel

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                      Cabbage Strudel


                      Gyanta: Folk Dance Show and Workshop – Friday, September 10, 2021 at 17:00 - 20:00

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                      Lovers of Hungarian folk songs and folk dance will have the opportunity to see a live Hungarian folk music performance and maybe spin a dance during the folk dance workshop following the performance.
                      Several musicians of the Gyanta Band may be familiar to the guests of the House, as they have visited us before.
                      The band’s singers, Jeszika Paulusz and Sylvie Paquette, also toured in the House with the Bokréta Hungarian Folkdance Ensemble.

                      Gábor Dobi – dance & shepherd’s flute
                      Sergiu Popa – accordion
                      József Horváth – violin
                      Jeszika Paulusz – vocals, dance
                      Sylvie Paquette – vocals, gardon, dance
                      Kálmán Magyar (Öcsi) – violin
                      Levi Garda – viola
                      Attila Krasznai – bass

                      Program

                      17.00 — Doors and kitchen open
                      18.00 — Folk Dance Show
                      19.00 — Folk Dance Workshop

                      Drinks are available at the bar,
                      the kitchen serves freshly seared Schnitzel on a Bun

                      főétel

                      Wiener Schnitzel on a Bun

                      cup of coffee

                      Coffee and Tea


                      drinks

                      Soft drinks available at the bar

                      drinks

                      Beer, wine and liquors available at the bar.

                      Tickets are $12 (Free for youth and seniors)

                      The health and safety regulations allow us currently to accommodate a maximum of 52 persons indoors, therefore we can only guarantee the seating by reservations only. The reservation deadline is at 12 p.m. on the Thursday before the event. Please make yours in time. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.


                      King St. Stephen and Foundation of the Hungarian State Day – Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 17:00 - 21:00

                      Details of the Event

                      Guest of honor: Dr. Anna Miklós, Second Counsellor, Cultural Diplomat of the Embassy of Hungary to Canada.


                      17.00 Celebratory Speech and Pre-recorded Program
                      18.00 Dinner

                      On the Dinner Menu

                      Heritage Hungarian meal by Moldován Gizella and Gábor Zsófia:

                      főétel

                      Pork Loin with Lecsó and Rice

                      második

                      Sourdough Bread with Lard and Red Onion

                      második

                      Sour Cherry Sponge Cake

                      cup of coffee

                      Coffee and Tea

                      drinks

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

                      The health and safety regulations allow us currently to accommodate a maximum of 52 persons for indoor dining, therefore we can only guarantee the seating and dining by reservations only. The reservation deadline is at 12 p.m. on Thursday August 19. Please make yours in time. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail.

                      Sorry, our food is SOLD OUT! We would like to see you back next time.


                      Performance Of Our Young Pianists – Sunday, July 18, 2021 at 16:00 - 19:00

                      Keyboard_with_notes Following a long pause in our activities, we organize our first performance art event this year, a double piano recital starting at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 18.
                      Two talented and young pianists, Abbey Sugars-Keen and Keve Aday, both students of Mr. Gábor Finta, will present a rich and varied repertoire. They prepared this program to conclude their Level 9, Performers Diploma year of musical studies at the Royal Conservatory of Toronto.
                      They will perform a wide selection of works by Handel, Bach, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, and Bartók. We invite classical music lovers to enjoy the music and simultaneously help the young musicians prepare for their upcoming exams.

                      Reservation

                      The admission is free, but we are still bound by municipal directives related to the pandemic. We can accommodate a maximum of 50 guests, and wearing a face covering is mandatory. To ensure the safety and continued health of the participants, we respectfully require preregistration on our home page or by email or phone, made before 6:00 p.m. on Saturday.
                      Let us encourage the young music players of our community with our presence and applause, and have a pleasant afternoon at the same time.





                        * Mandatory fields


                        Submission enabling quiz*:


                        * Mandatory fields.


                        OHCC 40th Anniversary Special Take Out – Friday, July 9, 2021 at 15:00 - 17:00

                        Special take out menu for the 40th Anniversary of the OHCC.

                        More information on the “Friday’s Menu” page.


                        Father's Day Bake Sale – Friday, June 18, 2021 at 17:00 - 19:00

                        Baked Goods

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                        Garlic and cheese buns – Package of 5

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                        Sour cherry pie – Serves 6, 13 cm × 17 cm slab

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                        Hungária square – Serves 6, 13 cm × 17 cm slab

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                        Peach and cheese squares – Serves 6, 13 cm × 17 cm slab

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                        Wasp nest (with walnuts) – Package of 6

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                        Poppy seed cake – 5 slice slab

                        Ordering Deadline

                        Please submit your order by 8 PM on Monday, June 14th .

                        Foreword

                        Due to the pandemic, we will prepare everything in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.
                        The preparation of each selection is based on the orders placed before the deadline, to which we must adhere strictly. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to stop registering orders if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the amount in excess in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. Thank you for your understanding!

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made by personal cheque, or electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to attach the following message to the transfer: “bake sale in June”.


                        Mother's Day Bake Sale – Friday, May 7, 2021 at 17:00 - 19:00

                        Baked Goods

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                        Salty Sticks (Stangli) – $5 / package of 15 pcs.

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                        Poppy Seed & Cheese Squares – serves 6, 13×17 cm slab

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                        Sour Cherry & Walnut Squares – serves 6, 13×17 cm slab

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                        Mini Ischler with Blackcurrant jam – 5 pieces package

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                        Vanilla Cream Honey Squares – 5 pieces package

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                        Walnut-cake Roll with Coffee Cream – serves 6, 16 cm roll

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                        Vanilla Mascarpone 6 inch Cake – serves 6

                        – Small mother’s day cake with vanilla mascarpone filling and personalized writing.
                        The writing can be 1-2 words (ex. Mum, Love Mum)

                        Ordering Deadline

                        Please submit your order by 8 PM on Monday, May 3rd .

                        Foreword

                        Due to the pandemic, we will prepare everything in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.
                        The preparation of each selection is based on the orders placed before the deadline, to which we must adhere strictly. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to stop registering orders if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the amount in excess in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. Thank you for your understanding!

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible. Also, we accept payments made electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, in which case we kindly ask you to add the message: “bake sale in May”.


                        Annual Members' Meeting – Sunday, March 21, 2021 at 15:00 - 18:00

                        italokOur AGM will take place on-line on the 21st of March this year, the same way as last Fall.
                        Obeying the meeting restrictions in effect, this event will be held by means of video-conferencing. Members who do not have the necessary resources to join the video-conference can participate in person at OHCC within the limits of health safety measures. We ask these members to notify us in time by any means available to them.

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                        The BOD issued new participation and voting code-words to be used throughout the meetings of this year. You are invited to pick up your code-word slip at the OHCC on Friday, February 12th or February 26th , between 3 and 6 PM.
                        The two main points on the agenda are the report of the BOD and the election of the new BOD for the next two years.
                        The election of the BOD will be carried out in two rounds:
                        1. a mail-in ballot for the members of BOD and the auditors, and
                        2. secret ballots for the four officers (President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Secretary).
                        We invite the members willing to carry a role in the BOD for the next two years to notify the current BOD in writing about their intent by February 13th.
                        The BOD will notify all candidates of the complete list of candidates by February 18th.
                        According to the OHCC by-laws, the candidates must acknowledge the receipt of this notification in writing to the BOD no later than February 23rd. Candidates who wish to withdraw from the election campaign may do so before this very same date.
                        On February 23rd, the BOD compiles the final list of candidates and their brief biography to the membership, prints the voting slips, and prepares a voting mail-in package for every voter (1 voting slip, 1 unmarked envelope, 1 pre-stamped envelope addressed to OHCC). Only the members entitled to vote will be given voting packages.
                        These voting packages will be available for in-person pick-up to those who attend our Friday event on February 26th. The voting packages not picked up by February 27th will be mailed. Although paying the membership fee is acceptable up to the preceding 72 hours of the meeting, members who pay their membership fee past February 23rd will be responsible for the pick-up of their voting package by themselves.
                        To facilitate the counting of ballots, we welcome volunteers to establish a Vote Counting and Authenticating Committee of at least 3 members. We ask those willing to volunteer to write a note to OHCC with their contact info.


                        Monthly Bake Sale - Happy Easter! – Friday, March 19, 2021 at 17:00 - 19:00

                        Baked Goods

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                        Cheese Sticks – 20 pcs

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                        Coconut Roulade with Rum – serves 6, about 25 cm (10″) long

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                        Choux au Craquelin – 5 pcs

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                        Lords’ Walnut Pie – serves 6, 13×17 cm slab

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                        Sour Cherry Strudel – serves 6, about 28 cm (11″) long

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                        Lili’s Crescent – 10 pcs

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                        Walnut Cake with Coffee Cream – serves 5, slab

                        Ordering Deadline

                        The deadline might be different for each occasion. This time, please submit your order by 8 PM on Monday prior to the event.


                        Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.


                        "Hurka" and Sausage Sale – Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 12:00 - 16:00

                        Foreword

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                        Hurka: $14/kg, 4-5 links/kg
                        Sausage: $13/kg, 5-6 links/kg

                        The sale involves handling raw meat, of which we cannot store the surplus. Therefore, we can consider exclusively orders placed before the deadline. We cannot deal with any buffer quantities. As the industry is reacting slowly due to the pandemic, we must strictly adhere to the order-by date. Thank you for your understanding!

                        All orders will be prepackaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. We will e-mail the exact dollar amount of their order to each of our customers. Payments can be made electronically by e-Transfer sent to the e-mail address address, by personal check, or cash (please bring exact change if possible).

                        We cannot process, store, or make use of excess or leftover quantities. Therefore, we will only accept order cancellations before the cutoff date.

                        Order Deadline

                        8 PM on Sunday, February 28th, 2021.


                        Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – March – Sunday, March 7, 2021 at 12:00 - 15:00

                        Takeout Only

                        12:00 – 15:00 Order Pickup
                        14:00 – we place the remainder of the takeout in the refrigerator

                        We can only guarantee “Langos” with reservations received before 8:00 AM, on Friday
                        We prepackage all portions in takeout containers, please do not bring your own
                        Successful online reservations are confirmed by e-mail

                        Heritage Hungarikum by Kati Bognár and Sue Klekner-Alt

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                        • Plain: $2,00
                        • With sour cream, or cinnamon and sugar: $2,50
                        • With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3,25


                        Due to the higher than anticipated demand, we stopped taking more orders. Thank you for your understanding.


                        Monthly Bake Sale – Friday, February 19, 2021 at 17:00 - 19:00

                        Baked Goods

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                        Pogácsa with Feta cheese – pkg. of 20 pcs.

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                        Walnut Loaf – serves 6, appox. 38 cm (15″) long

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                        Vendégváró Vanilla Cream Square with Chocolate Glaze – pkg. of 5 pcs.

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                        Black Plum Pie – serves 5, approx. 13×17 cm slab

                        Ordering Deadline

                        The deadline might be different for each occasion. This time, please submit your order by 8 PM on Monday prior to the event.

                        Order Form

                        Foreword

                        We are launching a monthly, quad-weekly to be exact, small-scale bake sale. At each occasion we are offering a limited but different variety of baked goods. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered in case we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these too, however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding!

                        Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.


                        Announcing the Candidacy to the BOD – Thursday, February 11, 2021 - Saturday, February 13, 2021 at 00:00 - 23:59

                        The Election of the new Management of the OHCC is set for March 21st.
                        We invite the members willing to serve in the Management in the next two years to notify the current BOD in writing by electronic or
                        regular mail about their intent and put their name on the list of candidates.

                        Deadline: February 13th.


                        Monthly Bake Sale – Friday, January 22, 2021 at 17:00 - 19:00

                        Baked Goods

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                        Cheese Strudel – serves 5, approx. 28 cm (11″) long

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                        Meat (pork) Strudel – serves 5, approx. 28 cm (11″) long

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                        Mini Ischler (with chocolate cream) – package of 4 pieces

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                        Chocolatey Walnut Squares – package of 5 pieces

                        Ordering Deadline

                        The deadline might be different for each occasion. This time, please submit your order by 8 PM on Monday prior to the event.

                        Foreword

                        We are launching a monthly, quad-weekly to be exact, small-scale bake sale. On each occasion, we are offering a limited but different variety of baked goods. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered in case we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these too, however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding!

                        Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.


                        Year-End Bake Sale – Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 - 15:00

                        Foreword

                        Heritage Hungarian delicacies by Kathie Bognár and Sue Klekner-Alt

                        Due to our shortage of human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered if we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these, too; however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding!

                        Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                        Order Deadline

                        For Baked Goods: Noon, on November 30th
                        For Goulash: Noon, on December 14th
                        Sorry, we are SOLD OUT!

                        Baked Goods

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                        Dobos Torte – 6 pcs. slab

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                        Walnut Torte – 6 pcs. slab

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                        Sacher Torte-Roulade – 6 pcs. slab

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                        Custard Squares – 4 pcs.

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                        Sour Cherry Squares – 4 pcs.

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                        Rum Balls – 4 pcs.

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                        Almond Crescents – dozen

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                        Linzer Cookies – 6 pcs.

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                        Pork Crackling Scones – 6 pcs.

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                        Two-Cheese Scones – dozen

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                        Goulash – 500 mL


                        „Fánk” Sale – Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:00 - 15:00

                        Heritage Hungarian delicacies by Kathie Bognár and Sue Klekner-Alt

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                        Package of 4

                        Each order will be pre-packaged, ready for take-out. The time of the event is for the purposes of pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                        Order Deadline

                        Noon on December 4th

                        , 2020

                        Sorry, we are sold out. We thank you for your understanding and we hope to serve you next time.



                        Monthly Bake Sale – Bejgli – Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:00 - 15:00

                        Foreword

                        We are launching a monthly, quad-weekly to be exact, small-scale bake sale. At each occasion we are offering a limited but different variety of baked goods. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered in case we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these too, however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding!

                        Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                        Order Deadline

                        The deadline might be different for each occasion. This time, please submit your order by 8 PM on December the 5th, 2020. We will stop registering orders if we are sold out early.

                        Baked Goods

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                        Walnut Bejgli – serves 6 approx. 40 cm (16″) long
                        SOLD OUT

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                        Poppy Seed Bejgli – serves 6 approx. 40 cm (16″) long
                        SOLD OUT

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                        Walnut Slice
                        package of 4 pcs.
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                        "Hurka" and Sausage Sale – Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:00 - 15:00

                        Foreword

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                        $14/kg, 4-5 pcs/kg
                        $13/kg, 5-6 pcs/kg

                        The sale involves handling raw meat, of which we cannot store the surplus. Therefore, we can consider exclusively orders placed before the deadline. We cannot deal with any buffer quantities. As the industry is reacting slowly due to the pandemic, we must strictly adhere to the order-by date. Thank you for your understanding!

                        All orders will be prepackaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                        We cannot process, store, or make use of excess or leftover quantities. Therefore, we will only accept order cancellations before the cutoff date.

                        Order Deadline

                        8 PM on Sunday, November 22nd, 2020.


                        Cabbage Roll Sale – Sunday, December 6, 2020 at 11:00 - 15:00

                        Foreword

                        cabbage rollWe can only fulfill orders placed before the deadline. We cannot prepare any buffer quantities. Thank you for your understanding!

                        All orders will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                        Order Deadline

                        8 PM on Monday, November 30th

                        Sorry, we are sold out. We thank you for your understanding and we hope to serve you next time.


                        Fall Members' Meeting – Sunday, November 29, 2020 at 15:00 - 18:00

                        The aim of this meeting is to reach closure in the subject discussions at the AGM held in the beginning of the month. Since these include changes and improvements to the OHCC By-Laws, it is imperative to see a great participation on the members’ part so that the resolutions would carry proper weight.

                        The Board will send the detailed subjects and choices requiring voting to the members by email.

                        The BOD cannot and will not accept or process any membership payments within 72 hours prior to the meeting. Therefore, we urge you to ensure your voting right by renewing in a timely fashion**.

                        Obeying the meeting restrictions in effect, this event will be held by the means of video-conferencing. Members who do not have the necessary resources to join the video-conference can participate in person at OHCC within the limits allowed by the safety measures. We ask these members to notify us in time by any means available to them.

                        We will project the virtual meeting on the large screen in the main hall while broadcasting the local scene to the virtual participants. The software platform of the virtual meeting will be Google Meet, which requires each participant to use of a valid Gmail address. Detailed, step-by-step instructions to get one and how to use Google Meet are available on the help page.

                        The Board will email you in due time a message with the internet address of the meeting, please keep it confidential and do not share it with anyone. To start the meeting on time we ask you to join at least 15 minutes early by first clicking on the internet address in the email. Wait for a new screen to appear, then mute your microphone, and click on the “Ask to join” button. Once the host of the meeting lets you in, please send a chat message within Google Meet about what other participating members are with you in front of your computer.

                        If you have any technical questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to help. We invite you to make use of our consultations on every Thursday between 6 and 7 PM.

                        To join or arrive on time is golden!

                        [] 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 2020 memberships are entitled to vote. Those with expired 2019 memberships may only observe.

                        [*] The AGM approved the introduction of this by-law on September 29th 2019. Since no AGM was possible in March 2020 due to the corona virus pandemic, the exact wording of this by-law has not been approved and included in the official OHCC by-law document yet. Nevertheless, it is in effect.

                        [**] As set forth in the OHCC by-laws, the deadline for membership renewals is January 31st of each year.


                        Annual General Members' Meeting – Sunday, November 8, 2020 at 15:00 - 18:00

                        The Canada Not-For-Profit (NFP) Corporations Act S.C. 2009 prescribes the annual general meetings as a primary condition for the existence of any NFP corporation. For these meetings to be capable and have governing power sufficient member participation is required, even if some would prefer to abstain in matters pertaining to the business of the corporation. As stated in the OHCC By-Laws, a presence of 20% (twenty percent) of the members in good standing is required on any members’ meeting for that to reach quorum. By not satisfying any of these conditions, the sheer legal existence of the OHCC is endangered.

                        Management reports and important matters requiring voting will be on the agenda of this meeting. Therefore, it is imperative to see a great participation on the members’ part so that the resolutions would carry proper weight. Mainly due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are many decisions the BOD cannot make alone, it needs the involvement of the members. The Board will send the detailed agenda to the members to enable them to think about the subject matters and come up with constructive ideas. The topics are complex and important enough that closure will be feasible only at the time of the fall membership meeting scheduled for November 29th this year.

                        The BOD cannot and will not accept or process any membership payments within 72 hours prior to the meeting. Therefore, we urge you to ensure your voting right by renewing in a timely fashion**.

                        Obeying the meeting restrictions in effect, this event will be held by the means of video-conferencing. Members who do not have the necessary resources to join the video-conference can participate in person at OHCC within the limits allowed by the safety measures. We ask these members to notify us in time by any means available to them.

                        We will project the virtual meeting on the large screen in the main hall while broadcasting the local scene to the virtual participants. The software platform of the virtual meeting will be Google Meet, which requires each participant to use a valid Gmail address. Detailed, step-by-step instructions to get one and how to use Google Meet are available on the help page.

                        The Board will email you in due time a message with the internet address of the meeting, please keep it confidential and do not share it with anyone. To start the meeting on time we ask you to join at least 15 minutes early by first clicking on the internet address in the email. Wait for a new screen to appear, then mute your microphone, and click on the “Ask to join” button. Once the host of the meeting lets you in, please send a chat message within Google Meet about what other participating members are with you in front of your computer.

                        If you have any technical questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us, we will do our best to help. We invite you to make use of our consultations on every Thursday between 6 and 7 PM.

                        To join or arrive on time is golden!

                        [] 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 2020 memberships are entitled to vote. Those with expired 2019 memberships may only observe.

                        [*] The AGM approved the introduction of this by-law on September 29th 2019. Since no AGM was possible in March 2020 due to the corona virus pandemic, the exact wording of this by-law has not been approved and included in the official OHCC by-law document yet. Nevertheless, it is in effect.

                        [**] As set forth in the OHCC by-laws, the deadline for membership renewals is January 31st of each year.


                        Monthly Bake Sale – Friday, November 6, 2020 at 17:00 - 19:00

                        Foreword

                        We are launching a monthly, quad-weekly to be exact, small-scale bake sale. At each occasion we are offering a limited but different variety of baked goods. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered in case we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these too, however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding!

                        Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                        Ordering Deadline

                        The deadline might be different for each occasion. This time, please submit your order by 8 PM on Monday prior to the event.


                        Virtual Meeting Consultation – Thursday, November 5, 2020 at 18:00 - 19:00

                        The purpose of this event is posted in our news column.

                        The material covered is continuously developed and posted on our Help page. More is underway. If you are interested in a specific subject, please do not hesitate to let us know, we will do our best to help you out.

                        Please use this link to connect, and click on “Ask to join”, and wait to be admitted.


                        Remembering the Heroes of 1956 – Sunday, November 1, 2020 at 15:00 - 19:00
                        15:00—15:30 Laying of the Wreath at the ’56 Monument. Hungary’s Ambassador to Canada, Dr. Mária Vass-Salazar will be joining us.

                        Unfortunately, the modified Stage 2 restrictions to contain the spread of COVID-19 in Ontario reduced the limit for all social gatherings to a maximum of 25 people outdoors. For that reason, we kindly ask everybody who wishes to participate to let us know by email or phone at 613-225-8754.

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                        Monument in the Beechwood Cemetery


                        Virtual Meeting Consultation – Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 18:00 - 19:00

                        The purpose of this event is posted in our news column.

                        The material covered is continuously developed and posted on our Help page. More is underway. If you are interested in a specific subject, please do not hesitate to let us know, we will do our best to help you out.

                        Please use this link to connect, and click on “Ask to join”, and wait to be admitted.


                        Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – October – Sunday, October 25, 2020 at 12:00 - 15:00

                        Takeout Only

                        12:00 – 15:00 Order Pickup
                        14:00 – we place the remainder of the takeout in the refrigerator

                        We can only guarantee “Langos” with reservations received before 8:00 AM, on Friday
                        We prepackage all portions in takeout containers, please do not bring your own
                        Successful online reservations are confirmed by e-mail

                        Heritage Hungarikum by Kati Bognár and Sue Klekner-Alt

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                        • Plain: $2,00
                        • With sour cream, or cinnamon and sugar: $2,50
                        • With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3,25

                        Please mention orders for larger quantities in the Notes below.

                        Due to the higher than anticipated demand, we stopped taking more orders. Thank you for your understanding.


                        64th Anniversary of the Revolution and Fight for Freedom of 1956 – Friday, October 23, 2020 at All Day

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                        On the occasion of the 64th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution of 1956 against the Stalinist regime and the Soviet occupation of Hungary we made a commemorative collage of video recordings posted on the “Video Chronicle” page of our website.


                        Virtual Meeting Consultation – Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 18:00 - 19:00

                        The purpose of this event is posted in our news column.

                        The material covered is continuously developed and posted on our Help page. More is underway. If you are interested in a specific subject, please do not hesitate to let us know, we will do our best to help you out.

                        Please use this link to connect, and click on “Ask to join”, and wait to be admitted.


                        Virtual Meeting Consultation – Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 18:00 - 19:00

                        The purpose of this event series is posted in our news column.

                        The material covered is continuously developed and posted on our Help page. More is underway. If you are interested in a specific subject, please do not hesitate to let us know, we will do our best to help you out.

                        Please use this link to connect, and click on “Ask to join”, and wait to be admitted.


                        Monthly Bake Sale – Friday, October 9, 2020 at 17:00 - 19:00

                        Foreword

                        We are launching a monthly, quad-weekly to be exact, small-scale bake sale. On each occasion, we are offering a limited but different variety of baked goods. Since we are very short on human resources, we might have to limit the quantities ordered in case we receive too many of them. Should you wish to order more than the quantities listed in the order form below, please specify the excess quantity beyond the maximum available in the note field. We will do our best to fulfill these too, however, our primary goal is to serve all interested parties first. The preparation of each selection is exclusively based on the orders placed before the deadline, which we must adhere to strictly. Thank you for your understanding!

                        Considering the pandemic, everything will be prepared in the OHCC kitchen, and we will not be able to accept any other baked goods as donations.

                        All portions will be pre-packaged. The duration of the event is for pick-up only. Please bring exact change if possible.

                        Ordering Deadline

                        The deadline might be different for each occasion. This time, please submit your order by noon on Tuesday prior to the event.

                        Baked Goods

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                        Hungarian Cheese Sticks (Stangli) – $5 / package of 15 pcs.

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                        Vendégváró” Vanilla Cream Square with Chocolate Glaze – $10 / package of 5 pcs.

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                        Cheese Strudel – serves 5, about 28 cm (11″) long strudel

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                        Walnut Loaf – serves 6, about 38 cm (15″) long loaf

                        Order Form


                        Virtual Meeting Consultation – Friday, October 9, 2020 at 18:00 - 19:00

                        The purpose of this event series is posted in our news column.

                        The material covered is continuously developed and posted on our Help page. More is underway. If you are interested in a specific subject, please do not hesitate to let us know, we will do our best to help you out.

                        Please use this link to connect, and click on “Ask to join”, and wait to be admitted.


                        Televised Theatre: „Play at the Castle” – Friday, October 9, 2020 at 19:00 - 21:15

                        Comedic play in 3 acts

                        Playwright: Ferenc Molnár

                        About the author

                        Whenever we see or hear Ferenc Molnár’s name somewhere, most of us reminisce instantly about the Paul Street Boys battle to defend their precious “grund” (playground). For good reason, since this book is considered a classic in Hungary, and it is also one of the most famous Hungarian youth novels outside the country, having been translated into many languages.

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                        Ferenc Molnár and Lili Darvas 1928
                        (photo Edward Steichen, source VARIETAS)

                        Nevertheless, he made his fortune and became known internationally as a prolific and successful playwright, novelist, and journalist. The successful performances of his plays abroad, mostly in the USA, brought him fame. From 1908 through 1930 he became one of the best-known and highest-paid playwrights on Broadway. Simultaneously, some ‘friends’ maliciously dubbed him Checkspeare behind his back, who wastes his talents on writing bubbly, featherweight comedies. He was surrounded by love and disdain at the same time.

                        The plays of Ferenc Molnár are performed in many countries to this day. Their merit lies in brilliant plots, infused with dialogues that sparkle with wit.

                        About the genesis

                        The “Play at the Castle” (Hungarian: Játék a Kastélyban) is a comedic play written in 1926. It was adapted into an English-language play by P. G. Wodehouse under the title “The Play’s the Thing”, which premiered in New York in November 3, 1926.
                        Admittedly, the author himself told the story that happened to him once, while returning to Hotel Sacher in Vienna, Austria, where he lived at the time, with his beautiful wife, the renowned actress Lili Darvas. When he entered the living-room, he overheard a conversation in German from the adjacent room. He first recognized Lili’s voice, then he heard the flirting words of a strong baritone. Overwhelmed by jealousy and fear of being cheated, he promptly tore open the door. It turned out, Lili was rehearsing an act with a prominent Austrian actor.
                        Molnár made this experience the starting point of his play.

                        About the plot

                        The plot is frivolous but lovable at once :
                        Three gentlemen arrive at a Villa on the Italian Riviera, in summer. Two of them, Turai and Gál, are established playwrights, and along with them comes Turai’s nephew, Ádám, a talented composer. They have together composed an operetta, in which the prima donna is played by Annie, Ádám’s fiancée. The three men have planned to pay a surprise visit to Annie, who is also staying at the castle. Something goes wrong in the middle of the night when Annie comes home with Almády, an actor, with whom she was once romantically involved, unaware of the presence of her fiancé in the other room…

                        We stop the teaser now. If we aroused your interest, please come and watch how the adventure unfolds.
                        The language of the play is Hungarian, and, unfortunately, there are no subtitles.


                        Mixed Physical and Virtual Community Gathering – Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 14:00 - 15:00

                        The purpose of this event is posted in our news column.

                        We hold our video meeting using Google Meet, which requires each participant to have a valid personal Gmail account (address).
                        Please browse through our help pages to find out how to create one.

                        To connect to the video conference please click on this link, then click on the highlighted “Ask to join” button and wait to be admitted.


                        Virtual Meeting Consultation – Thursday, October 1, 2020 at 18:00 - 19:00

                        The purpose of this event is posted in our news column.

                        The material covered is continuously developed and posted on our Help page. More is underway. If you are interested in a specific subject, please do not hesitate to let us know, we will do our best to help you out.

                        Please use this link to connect, and click on “Ask to join”, and wait to be admitted.


                        King St. Stephen and Foundation of the Hungarian State Day – Saturday, August 22, 2020 at 16:00 - 18:00

                        Details of the Event


                        16.00 Commemoration poster

                        On the Lunch Menu

                        Menu items are offered for takeout only!

                        main

                        Goulash

                        second

                        Marron roll cake

                        drinks

                        Soft drinks available at the bar.

                        Without dining the admission is free. We can only guarantee seating and takeout dinner 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.


                        Young pianists' recital – Monday, July 27, 2020 at 19:00 - 20:00

                        zongorabillentyűk Following a long, but necessary pause in our activities, we intend to slowly return to a degree of normalcy by offering our members and interested partners a chance to participate in a organized event, a first since mid-March: a double piano recital of two young pianists, both students of Mr. Gábor Finta. They will present a rich and varied program with which they will conclude their tenth and eighth year of musical studies at the Royal Conservatory Program.
                        Abbey Sugars-Keen and Keve Aday will perform a wide selection of works by Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Schumann, Debussy, Bartók, Ginastera et al. on July 27, 2020, Monday at 19:00.

                        Reservation

                        The admission is free, but we are still bound by municipal directives related to the pandemic, i.e. we can accommodate maximum 50 guests and wearing a face covering is mandatory. So, in order to ensure the safety and continued health of the participants, we respectfully require preregistration on this page below or alternatevily by email or phone, made before Sunday 14:00 hours.
                        Let us encourage the young music players of our community with our presence and applause, and have a pleasant afternoon at the same time.


                        The 39th Anniversary of the OHCC – Sunday, July 12, 2020 at 13:30 - 16:00

                        (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. 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

                        This year we were not able to celebrate the anniversary of the House with our popular Pork BBQ dinner, as we used to in the last few years, due to the well-known restrictions imposed to fight COVID-19.
                        The renovation of the OHCC, we have been engaged in since March, is almost finished. Therefore, lest this anniversary be ignored, we kindly invite all our members and friends to be our guests for a tour around the House to assess the change and to enjoy perhaps some ice-cream on Sunday, July the 12th, between 13:30 and 16:00.
                        Inside the building a delineated path will lead you from the main entry to the back door adjacent to the parking lot. Although it is not required, we strongly advise you to wear a face mask. Unfortunately, one can only take a casual amble through the hall, as the furniture is stacked away. At the exit wrapped ice-cream sticks will be on supply. The parking lot behind the building will be closed off and reserved for our guests, who wish to meet and chat, respecting the 2m physical distancing all along. Therefore, at the arrival please park the cars on the curbside of Capital Drive.
                        In case of bad weather we postpone this event to July the 19th.


                        Day of National Unity – 100 Years Since Trianon – Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 10:30 - 23:59

                        „You don’t have to talk about it,
                        But always, for ever, remember it!”
                        Gyula Juhász

                        Ever since the Magyar (Hungarian) tribes entered the Carpathian Basin, following their preceding relatives, The Huns and the Avars, the people that consolidated shortly after into an independent nation within the borders of a Christian Kingdom, had to fend off repeated attempts that often imperilled their sheer existence. That was the case in 907, when a less sympathetic Pope wanted the Hungarians annihilated at the Battle of Pozsony, fought brilliantly by Prince Árpád’s army, that resulted in a 120 year period of peace for the Kingdom, during which no foreign soldier dared to set foot on its soil. (The battle was featured at one point as teaching material at West Point.) The Ottomans conquest that lasted 150 years barely left an imprint on the life of the nation. The Turks were followed by the Austrians under the Habsburgs. Those approximately 230 years saw several anti-Habsburg uprisings i.e. Prince Rákóczi’s Freedom Fight, Kossuth’s Revolution and Freedom Fight in 1848-49. These are cherished acts of heroism that allowed the Hungarians to rise from a semi-colonial status into limited power-sharing role for the last fifty years of the Austro-Hungarian Empire.

                        In 1920, the thousand year old Kingdom and state was dismembered. Hungary lost two third of its territory and one third of Hungarians were left with no other choice, but continue to live under foreign rule. June 4 of this year marks the centenary of the inglorious Treaty of Trianon. Like the other attempts on the life of the nation, this event too, will fail to break the sense of belonging and unity of the people. We stay united in the rainbow stretching over present-day borders forever.

                        One hundred years ago the church bells rang out long on June the 4th. In remembrance, the bells will toll again for
                        one hundred secondsharang across the land at 16:30 local time (10:30 in Ottawa).

                        Due to regulations related to the pandemic, there will be no commemorative gathering taking place at the OHCC. Instead, let us get together in our thoughts, souls and spirit – on the internet – by taking the time and listen to those one hundred seconds at 10:30, local time. Our thoughts will resonate with the sorrow of millions. This will never be erased from our collective memory, never ever!

                        You are also invited to listen to a short commemorative program in Hungarian, posted on our website, in which poets voice the trauma felt by an entire nation. The poems are:

                        • Illyés Gyula: „A békeszerzőkhöz”
                        • Egyed Emese: „Ébredés”
                        • Babits Mihály: „Csonka Magyarország”
                        • Kerecseny János: „Fiamnak”
                        • Székely János: „Anyák”
                        • Zs. Nagy Lajos: „Csehszlovákiai magyar költő fohásza az Úrhoz”
                        • Döbrentei Kornél: „Elvégeztetett”
                        • Juhász Gyula: „Addig is…”

                        The accompanying music the „5th Hungarian Rhapsody” composed by Ferenc Liszt.


                        (Recitals: Mariann Talla and Béla Köntés. At the piano: Gábor Finta)

                        We Belong Together

                        As member organization of the National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada (NAHC), the OHCC joins the fundraising campaign of the NAHC aimed at helping the Hungarian communities in Transcarpathia, Ukraine.

                        For direct contributions this site of GoFundMe.com is the most suitable, but donations are welcome by the customary methods at the NAHC, as well:

                        • direct money transfer to the NAHC account:
                          34096-004-3409-5011541
                        • cheque made out in the name of „National Alliance of Hungarians in Canada” with the memo „Transcarpathia COVID-19”, and sent to the NAHC 110 Didsbury Road, Suite M022, Ottawa, Ontario, K2T 0C2
                        • e-transfer to the NAHC Treasurer treasurer@kmosz-nahc.ca using the code word „transcarpathia-COVID19

                        Let us help the Hungarian minority in Transcarpathia! Together we can do more!


                        Annual Members' Meeting – Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 15:00 - 18:00

                        Following health and safety measures this AGM will be rescheduled.

                        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.poster

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

                        Only those with paid-up 2020 membership fees may fully participate and vote. Those with expired memberships from 2019 may only observe.

                        At the last membership meeting held on September 29th, 2019, the members voted in favour of the Board of Directors (BOD) not to accept any membership payments within 72 hours prior to any membership meeting. As only members in good standing have the right to vote on such meetings, we urge you to ensure your voting right by renewing in a timely fashion. (In fact, renewals are supposed to be made by January 31st each year.)

                        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 – Saturday, March 14, 2020 at 11:00 - 14:30

                        Program of the Day

                        11:00 – 11:30 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!
                        Following health and safety measures the rest of the program is fully cancelled.
                        12:00 – 13:00 Commemorating Program at the OHCC:

                        • Opening Ceremony. Guest of Honour: Márk Horváth, Deputy Head of Mission of Hungary to Canada
                        • ”Artúr Görgei as Commander in Chief” presented by: Prof. Dr. Róbert Hermann, Deputy Head Academic of the Institute and Museum of Military History and Subject Team Leader at the VERITAS Research Institute for History, Chairman of the Hungarian Historical Society
                        13:00 – 14:30 Festive Lunch at the OHCC kokárda

                        Lunch Menu

                        main

                        Sausage Filled Pork Loin with Rice and Steamed Red Cabbage

                        dessert

                        Chestnut Roulade

                        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.


                        World Traveller: Brazil and Argentina – Friday, March 6, 2020 at 19:00 - 21:00

                        posterWho would not like to get to know the cities, wonderful landscapes of the Earth? We are definitely no exception and since the year of two thousand we started travelling beyond Hungary and tried to visit always new countries. We managed to visit nearly forty countries on all continents – with the exceptions of the Antarctica and Africa – but the latter we plan see this summer. Since 1987 I have owned video cameras and it goes without saying that these also travelled with us. It is very satisfying to relive our adventures in foreign countries, admiring breathtaking scenes. Today I would like you to accompany us on one of our most remarkable journey. Please, travel with us to Brazil and Argentina!

                        Gábor and Beatrix Finta


                        The narration is in Hungarian without any subtitles.

                        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.


                        Lángos (Hungarian Fried Dough) Sale – March – Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 11:30 - 15:00

                        Heritage Hungarikum by Kati Bognár and Sue Klekner-Alt

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                        • Plain or take out: $2,00
                        • With sour cream, garlic or cinnamon and sugar: $2,50
                        • With sour cream, garlic and cheese: $3,25


                        Winter Chaser – Saturday, February 22, 2020 at 18:00 - 23:59

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                        Program

                        18:00 — Dinner
                        19:00 — Dance – Live music by the Attila Zónai Band (Toronto)

                        About the Musicians

                        The members of the Attila Zónai Band are well know within the Hungarian comunities in Canada. They form a complete band by playing the violin, guitar, bass guitar, keyboards, drums and percussion instruments. They have a vast repertoir encompassing several genres of many decades of music, both Hungarian and international. The band is mostly active in Southern Ontario, but they enjoy invitations to the Canadian Prairies and Unites States as well. Many times they support individual guest performers from Hungary.

                        Members of the band:

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                        Attila Zónai

                        Attila Zónai, keyboard and vocals – Educated piano player and singer. He is the front man of the band who has been performing throughout Canada for the past 23 years.

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                        József Parádi

                        József Parádi, piano and bass guitar – Educated in performing arts (double bass and piano) at the Béla Bartók Institute in Hungary. There is always smile in his eyes.

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                        Frank Botos Jr.

                        Frank Botos Jr., drums and percussion – Professional drummer and music teacher. Precision is his forte.

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                        Zoltán Szomora Sr.

                        Zoltán Szomora Sr., violin – Educated violin player. He keeps his fellow musicians in the highest regard.

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                        Zoltán Szomora Jr.

                        Zoltán Szomora Jr., guitar – Vinner of several guitar competitions. Educated at the Béla Bartók Institute in Hungary. He is blessed with absolute hearing.

                        Musical Trailer

                        On the Menu

                        második

                        Schnitzel with Parsleyed Potatoes and Dill Pickle


                        main

                        Cabbage Roll

                        dessert

                        Strawberry Buttercream Torte

                        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.


                        Private Event – Saturday, February 15, 2020 at All Day

                        We are closed for the public.


                        Private Event – Saturday, February 8, 2020 at All Day

                        We are closed for the public.


                        Polish, Hungarian – Two Good Pals – Saturday, February 1, 2020 at 18:00 - 21:00

                        Folk dancing show and workshop with live music

                        THE HOUSE IS COMPLETELY FULL, AND WE CANNOT ACCEPT ANY MORE RESERVATIONS. THANK YOU FOR UNDERSTANDING!

                        PL „Polish and Hungarian, two good pals,
                        are brothers in arms, and cheers to that!”


                        „Polak, Węgier, dwa bratanki,
                        I do szabli, i do szklanki.”

                        HU

                        posterIt is in the spirit of the above historical riddle that we invite you this joint event where the Polish and Hungarian communities of Ottawa present elements of their cultural heritage, through our common language, the folk dance.

                        Our Polish guest performers, the Polanie group of Ottawa, will join our young enthusiastic folk dancers for a nearly one hour long show on stage.

                        After the folk dance performances the entire audience is invited to take part in a mixed Polish and Hungarian folk dance workshop and give those magic moves a try. Live music will be provided by Hungarian folk musicians.

                        Program

                        17:00 – Doors and kitchen open
                        18:00 – Folk Dance Show
                        19:00 – Polish and Hungarian folk dance workshop with live music

                        About the Performers

                        PolanieThe Polanie Dance Group was established in 1956. The mission of the group is to share and promote Polish folklore and pass on Polish folklore heritage to future generations. In 2016 the group celebrated its 60th anniversary and was awarded a bronze medal “Gloria Artis” for contributions to the preservation and presentation of Polish Folklore in Canada. The medal was presented by the Polish Ministry of Cultural Heritage during the 60th anniversary banquet. More information about Polanie is published on their home page.

                        TulipánFolk dancing has almost always pulsing in the life of Hungarian community in Ottawa. Our folk dancers were well known in the competitions and workshops throughout the North American continent. Alike the actual beautiful flowers in Ottawa, he Hungarian Tulipán (toulip) folk dance group comes to life and flourishes periodically. TulipánThe rithm and beat of the past three years is the result of the devoted instruction done by Dóra Nagy, one of the laureates of the Kőrösi Csoma Sándor Program serving in Ottawa. The idea and much of the organization of this joint event is also her merit. Dóri is the Hungarian folk dance instructor for children and youth at the Hungarian Saturday School ”Oskola”.

                        musiciansThe Hungarian live music is played by the very enthusiastic formation of:

                        József Horváth – violin
                        Levente Garda – viola
                        Mike Pratt – double bass

                        On the Menu

                        Except for the duration of the show, food, beverages and drinks will be available throughout the entire event.

                        meal

                        Cooked Debreceni with Bread and Mustard

                        cup of coffee

                        Coffee and Tea

                        drinks

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

                        The admission is free, but we can only guarantee the seating for reservations received in time. Pre-ordering meals is of great help to us, and we thank you for it in advance. 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.


                        Holidays – Saturday, December 14, 2019 - Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 00:00

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                        We wish you a Merry Christmas, good health and strength for a truly happy New Year!
                        The House will be closed till January 2020, but then we shall meet again!


                        Bridge Tournament – Saturday, December 14, 2019 - Sunday, December 15, 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


                        "Disznótor" – Hungarian Feast at Lunch and Dinner – Friday, December 13, 2019 at 13:00 - 20:00


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

                        13:00 – 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 29th, 2019. Reservations successfully submitted through the web are confirmed by e-mail as well.

                        Reservation


                        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


                        "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


                        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.


                        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


                        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.


                        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

                        VF logo

                        • 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


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

                        stage-play

                        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


                        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.

                        poster

                        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

                        main

                        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.


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

                        tank

                        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

                        elso

                        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.


                        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

                        album cover

                        Feketén Fehéren (Black and White) (2012)

                        album cover

                        Újrahangolva (Re-tuned) (2015)

                        album cover

                        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.


                        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.


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

                        poster

                        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.


                        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.


                        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.


                        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


                        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


                        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”

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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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                        “Dobos” Cake

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                        “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

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                        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

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

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                        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

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                        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”

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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.


                        "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

                        Szent Márton oltárkép

                        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

                        main

                        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

                        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.

                        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

                        jelvényKMOSZ címer The Canadian tour is sponsored by Studio Art, and it is organized by the NAHC: Cambridge – Windsor – Hamilton – Toronto – Ottawa – Montréal

                        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

                        main

                        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

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                        Introduction (in Hungarian)

                        On the Menu

                        main

                        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)

                        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. 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
                        votivus

                        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

                        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.


                        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:
                        Toronto – Windsor – Hamilton – Cambridge – Ottawa – Montréal

                        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

                        második

                        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.

                        Cserkész csapat

                        Ferenc Kölcsey Hungarian Scouts of Ottawa

                        Program

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

                        On the Dinner Menu

                        elso

                        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.


                        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

                        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.


                        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

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                        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

                        main

                        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

                        dessert

                        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

                        Mikulás

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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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                        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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                        HU címer The Eastern Canadian tour is organized by the NAHC

                        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

                        main

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

                        main

                        …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
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                        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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                        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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                        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.

                        daráló

                        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

                        plakát

                        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
                        plakát

                        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

                        plakát

                        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)

                        plakát

                        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)
                        poster

                        Downloadable Poster


                        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

                        plakát

                        Downloadable Poster

                        „…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

                        fotó

                        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

                        photo

                        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
                        plakát

                        Downloadable Poster

                        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

                        elso

                        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

                        Downloadable Poster

                        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

                        Downloadable poster

                        „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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                        Downloadable Poster

                        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

                        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.


                        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

                        farsang
                        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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                        Downloadable Poster

                        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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                        Poster

                        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
                        poster

                        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

                        closed


                        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
                        poster

                        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.


                        „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

                        Poster


                        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

                        Poster


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

                        Canadian premiere
                        Movie in Hungarian with English subtitles.

                        poster

                        Poster


                        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.

                        poster

                        Poster


                        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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                        Poster


                        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.
                        poster

                        Poster

                        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

                        poster

                        Poster

                        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.

                        poster

                        Poster


                        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.

                        poster

                        Poster


                        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.

                        Tickets


                        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
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                        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

                        closed


                        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

                        arckép

                        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

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                        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

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                        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

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                        Csirkepaprikás with Hungarian Dumplings and Dill Pickle

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                        Caramel-Nut Brittle Cake

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                        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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