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Turkish Multicultural Children’s Day Festival – Toronto
April 23, 2017 @ 13:00 - 17:00Free
Turkish Multicultural Children’s Day Festival
«Little ladies and gentlemen!
You are the roses, stars and lights of hope in shaping the future, hence be aware of your self-importance, for you are so highly valued and regarded.»
Turkish Multicultural Children’s Day Festival in Toronto
You are cordially invited to the following April 23 Turkish Multicultural Children’s Day Festival event in Toronto, which is organised by the Canadian Turkish community in partnership with the Turkic and many other ethnic groups in Toronto. Over a thousand people, including parents with their participating/performing children, are expected to attend to this important annual fun event.
Sunday, April 23, 2017 (1:00pm – 5:00pm)
(Macedonian Community Center)
76 Overlea Blvd., Toronto, ON, M4H1C5
All the ethnic diverse groups of Toronto have been invited to the event, many of the Turkish/Turkic and other ethnic children groups (Turkish, Jews, S. Korean, South/North Azerbaijan, Canadian, Bosnian, Chinese, Uzbek, Indian, Albanian, Macedonian, Aboriginal, Brazilian, etc.) will dance their national folk dances with traditional dresses and sing songs together. MPs, MPPs, Trustees, Councillors, and diplomatic missions of the region, including Turkish Consul General in Toronto, have been invited also, and many expected to attend.
Member associations of the Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations are jointly organising similar events traditionally across Canada, in partnership with one of the ethnic communities as usual, and in Toronto this year it is organised by the Turkish Culture and Folklore Society of Canada, within Macedonian community center, to enrich cultural diversity of Canada’s multicultural mosaic by bringing all the children of ethnic origin together, having fun and making life-long lasting friendships, while parents also network by connecting with each other.
This great tradition adapted by Republic of Turkey ever since on April 23th of 1920, when great Atatürk, the founder of modern Turkish Republic dedicated this day to the children, which historically marks the very first day of opening the Turkish Grand National Assembly. On 23rd of April every year, children from all over the World invited to Turkey, they sing songs and performs folklore dances in their national traditional costumes, all government offices including parliament and presidential/ministerial posts symbolically taken over by children to run the country for one day.
Please join this event and support our efforts in carrying on this great Turkish multicultural tradition to the new home of our children, to make Canada a better place to coexist and live together in harmony for our children.
The Federation of Canadian Turkish Associations (FCTA)
Turkic Assembly of Canada (TAC)