We are committed to keeping our members engaged and meeting new members as well as celebrating the many Turkish National Holidays throughout the year. While Sunday School is a great opportunity for anyone to join us during the school year, we invite you to come out to any of our other events to meet us or to celebrate with us.
Currently, we observe and/or celebrate the Turkish national events:
We also get together at various times during the year for events we have ear-marked as of being significant. Some of these include:
Finally there are some events that just happen in Calgary that we attend. In the past these have included:
The Board of Directors is chosen by our members in an election held every two years typically at the end of January. The next election will be in January or February 2025.
This is the premiere event that the TCCA of Calgary puts on annually. It is a formal event to celebrate the founding of the modern Republic of Turkiye by Ataturk. The ball consists of a dinner, music and dancing.
The annual picnic has become an event that the adults and kids have enjoyed the most together. We typically have the picnic in early or late summer and the turnout is usually very good. We have had great luck with the weather in the past few years, so we hope our fortune continues to the upcoming picnics.
Ataturk proclaimed the 23rd of April as Children's Day for the kids. As the second most popular even in our calendar (1st if you ask the kids), 23 Nisan is highly sought after and usually has the highest attendance of our members. Activities include bouncy castles, face painting, folklore dancing and lots and lots of food.
For the last 6 years, the TCCA has taken part in one of the biggest and most spectacular festivals in Calgary - Global Fest.