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.