From: We can’t wait to see you – It’s been too long! To: It was so great to see you – It was so much fun!
Kati and I are home at Karu mets, reflecting on the amazing journey it was to LEP2022. We travelled many miles to find the perfect location and we think we did just that, a beautiful spot overlooking the magnificent Agate Passage in Puget Sound. Our adventures took us to many unique places where we discovered fun activities only true to the Pacific North-west. Along the way we met the mythical Metsanõid who introduced us to her magical elixir and shared ghost stories and lessons of PNW history.
We enjoyed three days surrounded by blue sparkling water and bathed in the sunshine of bright blue skies. The absolute perfect location and weather for Estonians from near and far to sing, dance, play games, and celebrate our traditions and culture. During these three days of LEP2022, we were reminded of what it means to be Estonian. Yes, even 5″ bears. Kati and I have now hung up our dancing shoes, (well, they are imaginary shoes since bears don’t wear shoes) and are sipping on our magical elixir, preparing for our long winter’s nap. I am sure we will enjoy many a sweet dream from all the memories that were made at LEP2022. Until we meet again, at LEP2026 in San Francisco, California.
SUUR KARUKALLI, MUSI-MUSI! We, the LEP2022 Organizing Committee, would like to thank everyone that was part of making this memorable event possible – Suur-suur aitäh to:
PERFORMERS Thank you for sharing your talents with us! Your dedication to your performances and the time that you committed in practicing did not go unnoticed and was much appreciated by all!
VOLUNTEERS Everyone that volunteered their time, talents, helping hands and quick feet – either preparing for or at the event itself – the success of this event was a true team effort!
PARTICIPANTS And to the over 200 of you that joined us in person and even more virtually – we hope you enjoyed LEP2022 as much as we did. Thank you for participating with such gusto – your enthusiasm and participation at all the events warmed our hearts and made the years of planning worth it!
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