TURKISH CULTURE AND FOLKLOR SOCIETY OF CANADA

ABOUT TKFD

TKFD was founded in 1976.
In the first years, a folklore team was formed. The folk dances performed by this team for many years after the it was set up.
Later on, a group of Anatolian Folk Dancers who left the Association set up their own team and continued their folklore studies separately.

TKFD has set up a theater group among themselves in the old administration and this group has been showing theater performances for many years.
In addition, our Association has brought different theater groups or famous names from Turkey for lots of activities carried out for years for the Turkish community living in Canada. Some of these groups are;
Kenterler Theater (Yildiz Kenter - Musfik Kenter)
Dostlar Theater (Genco Erkal)
Ankara State Theater (Tamer Levent Yonetiminde)
Zaper Diper Theater and Ferhan Sensoy

In the 90's Caravan Festival in Toronto, the Istanbul Pavilion has been represented and exhibited by our association for many years.
Since the day we were established as TKFD, we are trying to introduce Turkish culture and traditions to Canada.
We've also been establishing the Turkish Pavilion at the Carassauga Festival in the city of Mississauga in the last 12 years.

Our association has been celebrating most of our national and religious festivals every year since from the beginning.

The traditional Republic Ball is at the top of them.
Also April 23 National Sovereignty and International Children's Festival and the foundation date of our Republic Day is celebrated annually by the authorization of recognition from the Ontario Parliament.
Our association also performs commemorative ceremony with respect to MUSTAFA KEMAL ATATURK every November 10th.
May 19th Youth and Sports Day and August 30th National Liberation Victory Day is being celebrated with the same determination and perseverance every year.

TKFD BOARD

PEOPLE BEHIND THE SCENES

celal uçar
CELAL UCAR
President
cbgurs
CAN BURC GURSOZ
Secretary General
vildan çevik tkfd
VİLDAN ÇEVİK
Treasurer
sinan erdemir
SİNAN ERDEMİR
Public Relations and Communication Director
mahmut kaba
MAHMUT KABA
Member Relations Director
engin aras
PROF. DR. ENGİN ARAS
Director of Other Association Relations
mesut meral
MESUT MERAL
Culture and Education Director
meralyildir
MERAL YILDIR
Director
nazifkurtoronto
NAZİF KURT
Director
yakupbilgen
YAKUP BİLGEN
Director
dursundemırbas
DURSUN DEMİRBAŞ
Audit Commission Member
dogancan
DOĞAN CAN
Audit Commission Member
selmacan
SELMA CAN
Discipline Committee Member
yamanuzumeri
YAMAN ÜZÜMERİ
Discipline Committee Member

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