Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship

We have great news for the young members of the Hungarian community of Ottawa. The call for application for the Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship in the 2023/2024 academic year has become available.
The Hungarian Diaspora Scholarship was established by the Hungarian Government for those who live in a Hungarian diaspora outside of Europe and wish to study at a Hungarian higher education institution to develop their personal, professional and cultural relations to Hungary.
The holder of a Diaspora Scholarship can receive an internationally recognized degree at a top-level Hungarian higher education institution and acquire highly competitive knowledge to advance both personally and academically. You can choose from a wide range of programs taught in Hungarian that cover all higher education fields at all degree levels.
For essential information regarding the Diaspora Scholarship application, please follow the internet addresses below:

https://diasporascholarship.hu/en/
https://www.facebook.com/hungariandiasporascholarship/

Videos of recent events of the Diaspora Scholarship programs are available on the YouTube channel that follows:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCV_qiOo99sXhQKMW5jFlxCg

European Union Film Festival 2022

Great news for the film lovers in Canada: the European Union Film Festival has returned to live, in-person screenings for its 2022 edition, from November 17 through December 3. For this 37th edition, the organizers are presenting 27 films from all 27 European Union member states.
This year, Hungary is participating with the film “TOXIKOMA” directed by Gábor Herendi, and Áron Molnár in the leading role of actor Győző Szabó.
The movie screening will be at 7:00 pm on 24th of November 2022 (English subtitles are available) with introductory remarks by H.E. Mária Vass-Salazar, Ambassador of Hungary. The screening will be followed by a Q&A session with Hungarian actor, Győző Szabó.
To find more information about the film and pre-order tickets, please follow this link:

https://euff2022.eventive.org/schedule/toxikoma-hungary-6340a0ef6ced4000c7b79e08

For the third time in the long history of the EUFF, the three film organizations in Canada (in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto), along with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the EU Member States are offering an online edition of the EUFF from November 18 through December 9., albeit not all the films will be available online.
For details about the online edition of the EUFF, please visit their website at:
https://www.euffonline.ca/

The trailer:


Remembering Reformation Day

képThe Calvin Hungarian Congregation of Ottawa kindly invites all worshipers to celebrate Reformation Day on its Sunday service (in Hungarian) followed by the Lord’s Supper.

Date and time:
October 30th,
13:00 o’clock

Place:
Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church
91 Pike St.
Ottawa, ON, K1T 3J6

The minister:
Reverend Mr. László Péter

Masks or face coverings are no longer mandatory, yet they are allowed.

For further information, please visit the congregation’s website.

1956 – National Day Reception And Concert

October 23, the day of the outbreak of the revolution in 1956 and the day of the proclamation of the Republic of Hungary in 1989, is a double national holiday for the Hungarian people.
On this occasion, the Ambassador of Hungary to Canada, Her Excellency Mária Vass-Salazar will hold a festive reception at the Carleton Dominion-Chalmers Centre on Monday, October 24 at 6:30, followed by a chamber music performance from 7:30. In the program, the artists of the internationally renowned Kelemen Quartet will perform string quartets from Brahms and Bartók.
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The organizers look forward to receiving a response to the attached invitation by email: mission.ott@mfa.gov.hu, or by phone: 613-230-9614 no later than October 15.

Summer Art Sale

Visit us at OHCC from July 22 to August 19 on Fridays, our selection of art includes oil paintings, aquarelles, etching impressions, photographs, choose from original landscapes to portraits, you could also find ceramic ornament and small craft items.

First come first serve. You make an offer.
The donations will be given to the “Magyarok Kenyere”  Foundation.

Currently the virtual gallery is only available on our Hungarian website:
https://omh-ohcc.ca/hu/festmenyvasar-virtualis-galeria/

Pentecost Sunday – June 5, 2022

képThe Calvin Hungarian Congregation of Ottawa kindly invites all worshipers to its Pentecost Sunday service (in Hungarian) followed by the Lord’s Supper.

Date and time:
June the 5th,
13:00 o’clock

Place:
Calvin Hungarian Presbyterian Church
91 Pike St.
Ottawa, ON, K1T 3J6

The minister:
Reverend Mr. László Péter

Masks or face coverings are no longer mandatory, yet they are allowed.

For further information, please visit the congregation’s website.

Hungarian Folk Dance Camp in May

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Hungarian folk music and dance symposium will take place on Sonrisa Farms (in Alexandria, North Glengarry, ON K0C 1A0) on the weekend of May 20th.
Camping available on-site, or motel rooms can be booked in the nearby village.
The majority of the programming will be partially outdoors, all covid rules will be followed.

Adult dance teachers: Gerda Marosy & Richard Nagy – mezőpaníti
Children’s dance teachers: Gabor Vass, Sylvie Paquette & Jeszika Paulusz – bukovinai
Music teaching: Janos Gelencser Junior
Live music to be provided by members of the Gyanta and Eletfa ensembles

Enrollment, costs and further info at:
Registration

Aid For Transcarpathia

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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 the March 4th Friday’s dinner and from the event on March 13th, 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 final 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.

Christmas Day Worship service

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The Christmas Day Worship service of the Calvin Hungarian Congregation of Ottawa will be live streamed at 10:30 on December 25th. The Reverend Mr. László Péter will preach his Sermon for Christmas. For further information, please visit the website of the congregation.
Have a blessed holiday season, Merry Christmas!

Also, the first communion service of the new year will be streamed online starting at 10:30 on Sunday, January 2nd.

European Union Film Festival 2021

We bring great news for the film lovers: the European Union Film Festival arrives online, across Canada, on Friday November 12 and continues until Sunday November 28.
For the second time in the long history of the EUFF, the three film organizations in Canada (in Ottawa, Vancouver, and Toronto), along with the Delegation of the European Union to Canada and the EU Member States present the online edition of this Festival. This year is no exception, as brilliant emerging talents as well as the latest work of master filmmakers from the EU Member States are presented to the Canadian public.

Each film will be available online for a 48-hour period after its scheduled launch date. As per usual, all films in the EUFF are presented in their original languages with English, and, in some cases, French subtitles. For more information, please visit their website at:
https://www.euffonline.ca/

On November 13, the Hungarian romantic comedy “CREAM” is on the program. The film is the first feature film of the talented Hungarian writer and director Nóra Lakos. It was awarded the Gilda-prize at the Cinema e Donne film festival in Florence, Italy.

Please check out the trailer on the YouTube address below: