Sunday, July 3, 2016

New TCS Board Starts Discussing Project Options

Andrew Knack,
Ward 1 City Councillor
addressing the Turkish Community
on July 1, 2016
Soon after the Annual General Meeting of the Turkish Canadian Society in late May 2016, the new Board of Directors determined that the demand and desire for a Turkish Mosque was high among the growing population of the Turkish Canadians in Edmonton. The Gym also needed many repairs as it had been sealed off by Alberta Health Services due to major problems with the roof and flooring.

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.