Press Release

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May 05, 2014

International Children and Youth Day was celebrated in Toronto
Saturday, 3 May 2014 – City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square-Toronto

Dear members of our society,

International Children and Youth Day was celebrated successfully at City Hall, Nathan Phillips Square on Saturday, May 3, 2014 with the guests from variety of ethnic communities, children and families, Members of Parliament, Councillors, Trustees, national and ethnic media.

Celebrations began with Flag Raising Ceremony and Turkish and Canadian National anthem was played afterwards. The Turkish community was very proud to see the Turkish flag raised at the Flag Raising Ceremony early in the festivities at Toronto City Hall.

Messages emphasizing the significance of the April 23rd were delivered by the Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Toronto Mr. Ali Riza Guney, Members of Parliament and City Councillors.

Children representing cultural mosaic of Toronto including Chinese, Indian, Sri Lankan, Macedonian, Bulgarian, Japanese, Turkish, Native Canadians and Tatar cultures performed their national dances and shared their folk music.

Cultural activities like Chinese Paper Cutting, Lotus Flower Making, Falun Dafa practice, Korean calligraphy and many activities at Japan, Iran, Afghan, Uzbekistan, Tatar, Dominica and Turkish tables including Turkish rug weaving provided an environment where children have the opportunity to interact with each other, share the culture and make friends all while being integrated to the highly cultural diversity found in Canada.

Entertaining fun-fair activities such as inflatable clowns, face painting, magic shows, balloon sculpting, several contests and free pop-corn and cotton candy stations took place.

Turkish Society of Canada and Turkish Community Heritage Centre of Canada would like to acknowledge to the City of Toronto and Government of Canada for supporting this organization. We would like to extend our special thanks to all of our sponsors, supporting organizations, volunteers, performing groups and to all of the members of the Turkish and Canadian communities attending the International Children and Youth Day.

Best regards,

April 23rd Organization Committee


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