CARASSAUGA FESTIVAL

TURKEY IN CARASSAUGA FESTIVAL

Carassauga is an incorporated non-profit volunteer community organization. The Festival was developed in response to a challenge put out by the former Mayor Hazel McCallion to all ethno-cultural groups at a meeting she called in the old City Hall in the fall of 1985. This Festival of Cultures reflects the rich ethnic mosaic of the Mississauga community and promotes public awareness and appreciation of multiple cultures during the 3 day event occurring in the month of May.

As TKFD; We've been representing our country and culture in our own pavilion for the last 12 years. In Turkey pavilion we showcase showcases our arts, crafts, foods, drinks entertainment and cultural history.

Turkey Pavilion in Carassauga

Festival Numbers of 2017

1 – Largest multicultural Festival in Ontario
2 – Second largest multicultural Festival in Canada
3 – Age of Carassauga’s youngest performer
4 – Number of original countries who have been with the Festival since its inception: Croatia, India, Philippines and Portugal
9 – Pavilion locations throughout Mississauga in 2017
19 – Pavilions located at the Hershey Centre in 2017
20 – Islands featured at the Caribbean Pavilion
22 – Hours (Festival)
31 – Number of Pavilions for 2017
32 – Years the Festival has been running for 2017
70 – Cultures participating in Carassauga 2017
202 – Artisans in 2017
997 – Performances in 2017
5213 – Performers in 2017
6,306 – Carassauga volunteers in 2017
385,682 – Number of visits in 2017
419,505 –  Hours of time dedicated by all the volunteers in 2017

Turkey Stats

  • Turkey has it's own individual Pavilion every year.
  • 12 years of participation since 2005
  • Average of 20-25 K visits every year between 2005-2010
  • Average of 25-30 K visits every year between 2010-2015
  • 33.000 visits in 2016
  • 36.000 visits in 2017
  • Average of 25-30 kiosk
  • Average of 150 volunteers every year
  • Turkish food, Turkish tea and coffee
  • Folklor and other traditional dance performances at the main stage
  • Other activites

 

 

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