For the fifth year, the Tallinn TV Tower is celebrating the Restoration of Independence Day with a family event. Everyone with an interest in the events that took place around the time of the restoration of independence in 1991 and national and civil defence is welcome to come out to the TV Tower grounds. The outdoor family activities are FREE OF CHARGE.
“The TV Tower is not just a transmitter tower and tourist site but has a deeper meaning for Estonians – the TV Tower is a symbol of the restoration of Estonian independence. It was here in August 1991 that a series of key events took place.”
The 20 August family event outside the TV Tower begins at 11:00 and will run until around 18:00. It is a good opportunity to see the work of people on whom Estonia’s independence and public safety depend – the Defence League, the Defence Forces, the Rescue Board, the Police and Border Guard and a number of other institutions will give demonstrations.
FAMILY DAY SCHEDULE:
TV Tower opens at 10:00, activities in the outdoor area will run from 11:00-18:00 and are FREE OF CHARGE!
The activities are hosted by TV celebrity and politician Madis Milling.
10:00-17:00 “1991”, a documentary about the events at the TV Tower.
13:00; 14:00; 15:00 Trepikõnd – walk up the stairs of the TV Tower (with paid TV Tower admission ticket)
13:00; 14:15 Performance by the Defence League’s Tallinn district orchestra
14:00 Mock battle. Defence League’s Tallinn district
17:00 Performance by Tanel Padar & The Sun
*Defence League weaponry and equipment. BTR armoured vehicle
*The Scouts Battlaion and Kalev Battalion’s PASI armoured vehicles
*A US military Humvee
*Medical vehicle and paramedics workshop
*Women’s Voluntary Defence Organisation and Kodutütred (youth group) teach good crafts tips
*Männiku Shooting Range presents a markmanship challenge.
*The Rescue Board will attend with a rescue vehicle. The prevention department will provide tips on home, fire and water safety *Rescuers will demonstrate rescue equipment
*The Alarm Centre (emergency services centre) demonstrates how to create and maintain a safe living environment
*The Juvenile Police will introduce safe and secure traffic behaviour and responsibility
*The border guard helps to raise awareness of water safety and the obligation of having a valid travel document
No advance registration is necessary for the stair walk event Trepikõnd, each walkup will take place when there are at least 10 simultaneous participants. An ordinary admission ticket (full price €10, discounted price €6) is valid. Information on gathering at the 2nd floor cashier’s desk.
The partners in Family Day are the Defence League’s Tallinn, Harju and Rapla districts, the Estonian NATO Association, the Rescue Board, the Alarm Centre, the Police and Border Guard and the Estonian Red Cross.