4th Annual Friendship Reception @ Queen’s Park, March 17, 2014

Anatolian Heritage Federation had its 4th Annual Friendship Reception at Queens Park, Ontario on March 17, 2014. The event was co-hosted by MPPs from all parties represented at Queen’s Park. 20 MPPs including 6 Ministers and over 50 executive staff attended the Reception. The program started of with introduction of AHF’s aims and objectives by the AHF’s President Saadettin Ozcan. During his speech, Mr. Ozcan emphasized the similarities between Canada and Turkey, particularly Ontario. He also highlighted the importance of working together on areas including virtual cultural exchanges; youth and student exchange programs; and economic partnerships, business development and trade delegations. After the President’s speech, MPP Reza Moridi (Liberal), MPP Jack MacLaren(Conservative) shared their remarks on behalf of the hosting committee. The program concluded with a family picture and with the wonderful Turkish cuisine which was prepared by the volunteers of the Turkish Community.

[Turkish]
Ontario Parlamentosu’nda dördüncüsü düzenlenen Dostluk resepsiyonu, 20 nin üzerinde Eyalet Milletvekili ve 6 Bakanın katılımı ile 17 Mart 2014 taririhinde gerçekleştirildi. Bu senenin resepsiyonunun ev sahipliğini Queen’s Park’ta temsil edilen 3 partiden 8 Milletvekili yaptı. Konuşmalar sırasında Kanada-Türkiye Dostluğuna vurgu yapılırken, Türk toplumunun Ontario eyaletine yaptığı katkı ve Anadolu Kültürleri Federasyonunun Ontario eyaleti ile Türkiye’nin ilişkilerinin geliştirilmesi adına çalışmalarından takdirle bahsedildi.
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