UPDATE: Canada will have their first annual Turkish Olympiad, then they
can send the winners to the big shindig Turkish Olympiad in Turkiye.
Students from all over the state of Canada will compete in categories ranging from Turkish Language Test, singing contests, poetry contests and art contest.
Turkish Olympiad 2011 Friday April 29 2011 in Living Art Center
1st Annual Turkish Language Olympiad Canada Finals April 29, 2011 Living Art Center (Hammerson Hall) 900 Bagby Street Mississauga,ON
Program Schedule 5:00 pm –7:00 pm.: Stands are open to visit
7:00 pm.-10:00 pm.: Competition and Award Ceremonies
Turkish language is spoken by over 250 million people in the world. Turkish is spoken by 140 million of which 73 million reside in Turkey, the other 67 million are in Europe, Central Asia, etc., Today Turkish is taught in 115 countries. Ironically 115 is the amount that the Gulen Movement says has Turkish schools in . Moreover, Turkish is one of the critical-need languages under the National Security Language Initiative that highlights Turkish Language as “actively sought by universities, government agencies and the business sector for their skills, experience, and knowledge!” (http://www.nsliforyouth.org/) This is a Gulen website, actually turkish is 22nd ranked for critical needs languages. Canadian Turkish Friendship Community is teaching Turkish classes in Toronto for different age groups. In order to promote Turkish language learning and cultural diversity, CTFC has been decided organizing Canada wide Turkish Language Olympiads . CTFC will host students from different states who will compete in 4 categories including singing, poetry, art, and state exhibition contests. Living Art Center Hammerson Hall will be home to this popular event first time. This family-friendly event is open to the public from 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to savor this authentic culture and language, so mark your calendars today! More information is available at http://www.turkisholympiad.com/. Please post on Utube so we can see your performance