Friday, November 25, 2016
On November 24, 2016 our volunteer project designer Mr. Suat Demirer presented the initial design concept for the Turkish Mosque to a packed audience at the Turkish Canadian Society. In addition to more than 100 community members Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Vancouver, Mr. Anıl Bora İnan and the Turkish Religious Affairs Attache Mr. Mahmut Demir attended the presentation.
During the meeting members of the Turkish community showed overwhelming support to the project when the Turkish Canadian Society Board of Directors asked for members' approval to go forward with the development plans and the project as designed by Mr. Demirer. Only one member raised objections citing Mr. Demirer's Canadian qualifications. The Board assured members that they would be working with a licensed architect that will review and approve Mr. Demirer's design. In the end the project was approved with 2 nays and 127 yays. Turkish Canadian Mosque project got its official kickstart on this day.
Friday, October 21, 2016
|TCS Board Members Muzeyyen Coskuner-Henriksen, Sinem|
Senol and Zafer Koprulu host Councillor Andrew Knack at
the Annual Mahatma Ghandi Commemoration Reception
October 2, 2016
We used this reception as an opportunity to further discuss project ideas. Councillor Knack has graciously agreed to meet with us in the future once our project ideas materialized further.
During this meeting, our volunteer designer Mr. Suat Demirer had a chance to meet Chaplain Kuyuk, and started incorporating his feedback in to the project plans. Through the month of October Mr. Demirer started working on the initial plans for the #YEG Turkish Mosque as a stand alone building on the north west corner of our property.
Saturday, October 8, 2016
|Mr. Mustafa Kuyuk|
Muslim Chaplain for Edmonton
addressing the Turkish Canadians
October 8, 2016
Mr. Kuyuk and his family arrived in Edmonton on September 3, 2016 for a 5 year appointment. Through the month of September the priority for the TCS Board was to ensure the smooth settlement of Mr. Kuyuk's family in Edmonton. TCS rented a residence for the family across the street from the Cultural Centre, and ensured that the Kuyuk children started school as soon as possible.
Sunday, July 3, 2016
|Andrew Knack, |
Ward 1 City Councillor
addressing the Turkish Community
on July 1, 2016
The new Board of Directors made construction plans a priority for the current year and started evaluating options. Initial ideas considered were building a second floor to the Gym, or knocking down the stage area of the Gym to build a mosque. During this phase, Zafer Koprulu, Chair of the TCS Building Committee, visited the City Development office to confirm current zoning requirements and to determine what options we had for our building projects.
We discussed some of our development ideas with Councillor Andrew Knack, while he visited our Society for a Ramadan Dinner.