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Jaanipaev 2012 

Like so many northern European Cultures we celebrate an old traditional summer solstice event which in Estonia is called Jaanipaev.  While it is an annual event in Estonia, in Alberta we celebrate it every two years.  It is a family social event with the traditional ritual of gathering around a large bonfire.  In our Alberta celebrations, the bonfire festivity is dependent on weather and local fire regulations, but the party goes on regardless!

 

Sylvan Lake  Friday evening.


 

Greetings from the Mayor of Sylvan Lake.

  Friday evening Dinner Cruise on Sylvan Lake.   Rain threatened but held off.

  


 

Gilby Hall, Saturday.


 

Lunch.


 

Tour of the Original Estonian Cemetery.


 

 

Horse drawn wagon rides.

  

Horse and Buggy rides


 

Pioneer Games  -- Nail pounding

 

Log Sawing.


 

Queen of 4 AM contest - Esto men only come home late once!

 


 

Socializing.


Oobik Choir from Toronto a hit with the audience.


 

Mutual appreciation.  Gift of Estonian chocolate.


Bison Dinner.


 

Traditional Bonfire.

 

 

Fireside songs......whatever your background!


 

 'Triple Nickle'  -  the rest of the night!


Sunday morning.

AEHS volunteers. Gilby Hall.  Tired, happy, all cleaned up.   All done!


 

The Pioneer Spirit!

  Life plays out in real time and there is no reset switch.  

It would not be so interesting were it otherwise.

Resilience is tested and the strong adjust.  

Great times are celebrated and cherished. 

We are truly appreciative of the optimistic spirit shown by so many.

 

Until next time, 

The AEHS Jaanipaev 2012 Committee


 

Thank you all for attending!

 And thanks to the volunteers who provided the following:

   MEETING ROOM IN SYLVAN LAKE

   CRUISE REGISTRATION

    JAANIPAEV REGISTRATION

    JAANIPAEV SALES

    HORSE DRAWN WAGON RIDES

    PIONEER GAMES

    CHILDRENS GAMES

    BBQ LUNCH

    MUNIUCIPAL RECOGNITION

    OOBIK CHOIR

    TRIPLE NICKLE DANCE BAND

    DOOR PRIZES

    TRADITIONAL BONFIRE  (it was the largest we've ever had)

    THE SETUP AND CLEANUP