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    Dear Turkish Folk Dance and Music Lovers,

    We, the past and present members of The Anatolian Folk Dancers and the Turkish Folk Music Ensemble EZGI- would like to thank you for your support since 1982!

    For the past 3 decades the Anatolian Folk Dancers have been promoting and introducing Turkish Folk Dance and Music to the Turkish and other communities in and around Toronto. Our history has had many proud moments representing the Turkish art of music and dance through community shows and international Folk dance competitions. We owe many thanks and gratitude to the Turkish community who have supported us, and the many talented people who have worked with us (Please see our honour list) in the past. Together we are proud to have accomplished and become what we are today.

    We have had many dancers, musicians, and support personnel who not only performed but have also contributed and demonstrated great professionalism and dedication regarding all of our projects. We celebrate and acknowledge all the past and present members.We are not immune as every community-based association who face the challenge of attracting talent, volunteers, and sponsors from the community. Therefore we always encourage new talent to join and support our cause. Together we can accomplish another 30 years.

    38th Year Honour List
    (in alphabetical order)

    FOUNDERS
    Belma Gürdil Diamente, Bora Ínceoglu, Dogan Çġmez, Gülru Saka Delen, Kadir Yilmaz, Sefa Kġseoglu, Sule Ġgüt McGowan

    EXECUTIVES (Past / Present)
    Ali Yilmaz, Argun Ġzdemir, Ayça Mentes, Ayca Toprak, Burcu Arigsoy, Çigdem Salih, Belma Gürdil Diamente, Bora Ínceoglu, Davut Gġkçe, Dogan Çġmez, Ebru Toprak, Emre Yilmaz, Engin Ögüt,  Erdem Hüner, Esat Efe, Gökçe Yilmaz, Gülru Saka Delen, Günes Ökten, Hakan Gġybulak, Hakan Olcay, Hasan Dinçer, Hüseyin Dinç,  Prof. Irene Markoff, Joseph Grimaldi, Kadir Yilmaz, Leslie Gġkçen, Lokman Agirtas, Melodi Gġkhan, Müge Mentes, Refa Kġseoglu, Sefa Kġseoglu, Sevgi Garipoglu,  Sule Ġgüt McGowan, Virginia Aksan, Zafer Bükey.

    Dance Choreographers, Instructors
    Ahmet Lüleci, Alev Hinçer, Asuman Dinçer, Ayça Mentes, Ayça Toprak, Ayhan Topal, Belgin Bükey, Belma Gürdil Diamente, Bora Ínceoglu, Burcu Arigsoy, Canip Kustas, Cemal Tacal, Çigdem Salih, Defne Toprak Garner, Ebru Toprak, Emre Yilmaz, Engin Ögüt, Cem Güncer, Elif Isikġzlü, Engin Ögüt, Fulya Topal, Gökçe Yilmaz, Günes Ökten, Hakan Olcay, Hulya Sayin, Lokman Agirtas, Muhittin Kezer, Necati Onat, Pinar Özyetis, Sevgi Garipoglu, Sidar Demirer, Sule Ġgüt McGowan, Zafer Bükey, Zeynep Danis.

    Music Directors, Instructors
    Brenna McCrimmon, Bülent Gġktas, Erdem Hüner, Esat Efe, Hakan Gġybulak, Prof. Irene Markoff, Joseph Grimaldi, Lokman Agirtas, Leslie Gġkçen, Sidar Demirer, Kadir Yilmaz.

     

    Dance Performers
    Abdullah Berrak-Tinaz, Acar Hinçer, Ada Aksoy, Aden Coskun, Ahmet Lüleci, Ahmet Mengü, Ahmet Sentürk, Aisha Ismayil, Alev Hinçer, Aleyna Ozer ,Ali Bilgen, Ali Yilmaz, Alp Küçükelbir, Altay Akdemir, Amber Wright, Araz Music and Dance Group, Asli Yigit, Asli Eris, Asena Cengiz, Ada Deniz Aksoy, Altay Akdemir, Asuman Cengiz, Asuman Dinçer, Aybüke Vardal, Ayça Mentes, Ayça Toprak, Ayhan Ġzsoy, Ayhan Topal, Ahmet Sentürk, Arjin Simsek, Ayla Rehber, Aylin Çaliskan, Aylin Korsal, Aylin Ugur, Aylin Üzümeri, Ayse Gürler, Ayse Hassan, Ayse Rehber, Ayse Makarnaci , Ayse Veli, Ayse Yilmaz, Bahar Khasrashahi, Bahar Emec, Bahar Kölüksüz, Banu Bilgen, Banu Kerestecioglu, Banu Yilmaz, Barbaros Sezer, Batuhan Akin, Batuhan Bengi, Belgin Bükey, Belma Gürdil Diamente, Benan Göktas, Berfin Eris, Berkant Kġseoglu, Berk Yalin, Berkay Akin, Berna Emeç, Berrin Garipoglu Wang, Bircan Dasçilar, Birkan Dasçilar,  Bora Arigsoy, Bora Ínceoglu, Bora Türkvan, Brenna McCrimmon, Burcu Arigsoy, Burcu Bahadirli, Burcu Emeç, Canan Kabakulak, Çaglar Yigit, Chance Fraser, Çagri Tas, Cem Güncer, Cemal Tacal, Cemil Çebi, Ceren Efe, Ceyda Güncer, Çigdem Salih, David Rehber, Defne Boyacigil, Defne Emine Erenben ,Defne Inceoglu, Defne Toprak Garner, Demir Delen, Deniz Alpay, Deniz Berrak – Coskun, Deniz Kocaoglu, Deniz Ġzden, Deniz Temelli, Deniz Umut Türkmen, Derin Ülker, Derya Akalin, Devrim Coskun, Dilara Pakdil, Dilara Güvenç, Dila Vardal, Dilsad Saydut, Dimitry Senyshyn, Dogan Çġmez, Dogan Yalçin, Duygu Öztürk, Ebru Toprak, Ece Otazca , Efe Tascioglu, Ekin Türkoglu, Elif Bor, Elif Dinçer, Elif Isikġzlü, Eliz Kara, Eliz Uyanik , Elvan Isikġzlü, Emre Düzenli, Emre Özgüven, Emre Yilmaz, Engin Ögüt, Eren McGowan, Erin Ademoglu, “Ernie Krelm, Toronto Settlement Dancers”, Erol Onaran, Erol Toprak, Ersen Gültepe, Esen Türkben, Esin Uysal, Esra Emiroglu, Eymen Dasçilar, Ezgi Alp , Ezgi Dinçer, Ezgi Kaya, Ezgi Ertem, Faruk Tekbilek, Ferit Kocaçinar, Firat Atesok, Figen Çelik, Filiz Bekbay, Filiz Sürer, Fulya Topal, Furkan Guvenç, George Riapov, Gökçe Yilmaz, Gül Ġzgül, Gülderen Ataç Tonga, Gülru Saka Delen, Günes Oktar, Günes Ökten, Günseli Tunç, Güven Can Türkmen, Güzin Dinçel, Habibe  Mehmetoglu, Hakan Olcay, Hamit Garipoglu, Hasan Dinçer, Hazal Mustafa, Hazan Tuncel, Harun Mustafa, Heather McCrimmon, Helin Demirer, Heval Simsek, Hüseyin Dinç, Ilayda Atar, Inci Kislalioglu, Jane Wadden, Jeylin Sanlier, Joe Graziosi, Pidhihtos & Servikos, John Cintosun, "Judith Cohen, Nova Tradicija", Kaan Balta, Kadir Yilmaz, Khalil Berrak-Tinaz, Koray Bayraktaroglu, Koray Salih, "Les Gens de Mon Pays Folk ensemble, Montreal", Lale Javanshir , Lara Özgüven, Lokman Agirtas, Malcolm Wright, Manolya Alkan, Marianne Akakça, Marco Berrak Tinaz, Maya Akkus, Mehmet Dinç, Melike Okan, Melisa Kabatas, Melisa Tas, Melodi Gġkhan, Meltem Erdogan, Merve Palancioglu, Mete Aydin, Mete Çinko, Mete Makarnaci, Miray Yigit, Müfit Coskun, Müge Mentes, Muhittin Kezer, Murat Azizoglu, Murat Dinçel, Murat Güler, Necati Onat, Nergis Yilmaz, Nesrin Berrak, Nevra Özdil, Nilou Khalili , Nimet Dinçel Ínceoglu, Noyan Ġzdil, Nur Liyana Tino, Nurdan Hazneci, Onur Aydin, Onur Güler, Onur Kabakulak, Osman Çogal, Osman Güler, Ozan Coskun, Özgür Yücel, Ġzgür Lüleci, Özlem Yücel, Pelin Oguz, Petek Vural, Pinar Çelebi, Pinar Özyetis, Refa Kġseoglu, Sabiha Güzel,  Saadet Kiraz, Sanem Yaylaçam, Sedat Kivanç, Seba Tümer, Seda Alsan, Sedat Kivanç, Sefa Kġseoglu, Selçuk Kabakulak, Selin Baran, Selin Boyacigil, Selin Hiziroglu, Sema Toprak, Sena Otazca , Selvi Aybulut, Seniz Ġztürk, Serah McGowan, Serdar Güldür, Seren Ġztürk,  Sevgi Garipoglu, Sezer Erten, Sila Özer , Sibel Mustafa, Sibel Yalin, Sidar Demirer, Sidar Yildirim, Sule Ġgüt McGowan, Sule Ġzcan, Suna Akin, Timur Ínceoglu, Tolga Acari, Tony Tascioglu ,Tuana Sanlier, Vediha Atasoy, Yasemin Mangal, Yasin Yigit, Yigit Ġztürk, "Yves Moreau, Bulgarian Suite", Zafer Bükey, Zafer Dinçel, Zeynep Danis, Zuhal Yeniceri, Zülal Çelebi.

    Music Performers
    Adem Yavuz, Agah Ecevit, Akif Uçmak, Ali Aslan, Ali Ekber Çiçek, Ali Ekber Kartal, Ali Riza Bayramoglu, Ani Kamer, Anne  Lederman, Asiye Tatli, Asli Akkus, Argun Kerestecioglu, Asuman Demir, Aysel Aybars, Dr. Ayhan Erol, Bülent Goktas, Ayse Yilmaz, Ayse Deniz, Aysel Aybars, Banu Tosunoglu , Belcem Turhal, Berrin Garipoglu Wang, Birol Uzunmehmetoglu, Bora Anik, Bora Ínceoglu, Brenna McCrimmon, Canan Cengiz, Canip Kustas, Celal Atiker, Celal Demir, Celal Uçar, Celal Uysal, Celtique International Folk Music Group, Cengiz Gürkan, Chris Aston, Christina Hough , Dan Smith, David Skolnick , Deniz Yildiz, Deniz Turkben, Davud Gokçe, Duygu Duyan, Emel Uçmak, Elvan Ellie Amasya, Erdem Denizkusu, Eren Baki, Ergün Gürbay, Ersan Gultepe, Ersoy Kalkan, Esat Efe, Fatih Aygin, Filiz Cerit, Engin Cengiz,  Engin Ögüt, Erdem Hüner, Erdogan Yilmaz, Erman Cerit, Ersoy Kalkan, Fatih Tandogan , Fatma (Derya) Öztürk, Fehiman Alkan, Gamze Zeppur, Garo Altinian, Gülderen Ataç Tonga, Gülsüm Koca, Günay Akca, Güngġr Aytürk, Hakan Gġybulak, Halil Seymen, Halise Kaya, Hamit Garipoglu, Hasan Ali Imal, Hasan Dinçer, Heather McCrimmon, Hülya Sayin, "Hungarian Kecskesem Music Group (Gabor Dobi, Mateusz Etynkowski, Prof. Irene Markoff, Marton Farago, Peter Szilagyi, Imola Lorincz)", Hüseyin Dinç, Ibrahim Tekbilek, Ìnci Kislalioglu, Ìnci Saglam, Ìsmail Gġkçe, Ìsmail Güler, Ismail Sakin, Joseph Grimaldi, Kadir Yilmaz, Kahraman BIber, Kerem Köktas, Kenan Önalan, Kevin Budd, Kiraz Tas, Kosro, Kumru Ġzyesilgġz,  Kürsat Kġksal, Leigh Cline, Kostas Papadopoulos, Lokman Agirtas, Mahsuni Akdeniz, Meagan Beaven-Browne, Mehmet Aman, Meral Atabay, Mohtar, Mine Gönden, Müfit Coskun, Muazzez Rodoplu, Munevver Tuncer, Murat Kayalak, Murat Ulutas , Mustafa Coruk, Mustafa Koc, Naci Onat, Nahsan Yükselir, Nedim Ġzkan, Nergis Yilmaz, Nevroz Açikgöz, Nurcan Dogan, Oktay Ġztürk, Olcay Sentürk, Özen Vekiloglu, Püren Özbek, Rabia Efe, Riza Kaya, Sabah Kazansi, Safiye Kizikli, Serpil Kartal, Sahin Özkan, Sakine Damar, Sandra McCrimmon, Saniye Bayramoglu, Sedef Arat Koc, Selahattin Günay, Selime Ameli, Sevcan Türkben, Sebnem Ġzmen, Sengul Akdeniz, Sevda Basarir, Sheila Geoghegan, Sidar Demirer, Steve Starchev, Suzan Cengiz Vardal, Tamer Tozkoparan, Talat Yalçin, Tayfun Akkus, Tuba Aksoy, Turan Öztürk, Tülay Aksoy, Tülay Duman, Turkish Classical Music Group, Virginia Aksan, Yosef Savalan, Yildiz Yilmaz, Yusuf Demirgil , Zafer Ġkten, Zeynep Pakirel, Zeynep Ildan

    Sponsors
    Ankara Library, Dr. Ali Ghassemi, Alpay Family, Ayse Aydemir (Anatolia Restaurant), Argun Ġzdemir, Dr. Ayla Goral Cintosun, Aynur Ilkay, Aysenur, Ayse Aydemir - Anatolia Restaurant, Aysel Ġzkan, Baran Family, Bora Çelikel (Sutton Realty), Belma Gürdil Diamente, Bertin Automotive, Bizim Anadolu Newspaper, Bogaziçi Gida Pazari, Bryan R. Dale (Barrister - Solicitor), Cagatay Eroglu (Royal LePage Real Estate), Cappadokia Restaurant, Celal Uçar (Nasco Construction), Celal Uysal (Istanbul Turkish Delights), Century Drapery, CIBC, Centennial College, Hulya & Cenk Sayin, Demir Dino, Dr. Dilsun Uluca, Dominic Diamente, Dr. Haleh Doulatyariazar, , Duran Erdem (Accounting services), eKoSeS DJ Services (Murat and Mary Lisa Dinçel), Efnan Abacioglu - Forest Hill Real Estate, Elvan Ellie Amasya - Royal LePage, Engin Ogut, Erdem Bilaloglu - Yunustech, Erkan Sen, Ergun Ġzdemir, Ergün Yaldiz (Pizza Best), Evnur and Ahmet Taran, Future Commune Inc. (Mehmet Yilmaz), Filiz Tumer, Filiz Sürer, Fred Pristine, Gülden Jenny Tasçi - Royal LePage, Beril & Sedat Topçu - Mortgage Brokers, Hasan Dinçer, Hassan Family, Hazel Özkan (Sutton Real Estate Group), Hikmet Gürler (North City Auto Dealer), Ìbrahim Cintosun (Lawyer), Ìbrahim Türkoglu, Ínceoglu Family, Isikġzlü Family, Jay (Celil) Ġztürk (Dream Homers Real Estate), Jill Kalkan (Coldwell Banker), JK Law Professional Corporation, Real Estate Lawyers, Jerry Copuroglu, Joseph Grimaldi, Kadir Yilmaz, Global Power Deign (Kadir Yilmaz), Kamil Kudeki  (Istanbul MARCHE), Kader Kutun - Maira Necklaces, Levante’s Restaurant, Lousie Villeneuve, Mahir Aydin, Mehmet Yilmaz (Future Commune Inc), Mehmet Yigit, Melek Ġkten, Mentes Family, Müge Eksi, Meral Kabakulak & Müslüm Kabakulak, Mustafa Güler, Necati Onat, Dr. Nejat Sezer, New Era Pharmacy, Nihat Erdemir (Memo Pizza), OTIS and KORMAN Barristers & Solicitors (Nursel Atar), Nurcan Dogan (Brekland Realty), Ġkten Family, Ontario Arts Council, Ġzyetis Family, Pizza Memo, Pristine Printing, Radyo Merhaba, Radyo Perfect, Perfect Gazete, Refa Kġseoglu, Royal Crest Pharmacy, Sabri Ugur (Picture Frame Factory), SANS Construction (Íbrahim Türkoglu), Sara Bilge Çaglar (Gallery Hitite), Second Cup, Sefa Kġseoglu, Serdar Ġzyetis, Sidar Demirer - Home LIfe, Sule Ögüt-McGowan, Sultan Travel, Suna and Turgay Akin (Coiffeur and Beauty Experts), Turkish Culture and Folklore Society of Canada, Turkish Northern Cyrpus Association of Canada, U of T Turkish Students' Association, Birgi Ulgenalp - Ulgenalp Productions, Uluc Ozguven (IG Investors Group), Dr. Ümit Terzioglu (Dentist), United Canadian Turkish Cultural Association Inc, Dr. Virginia and Oktay Aksan, Tolga Turanli - HomeLife Vision, Turkuaz TV, Turkish Embassy-Ottawa, Turkish Society of Canada, Tuna Tascioglu, Türküyem Restaurant, Üzümeri Family, Yonge Tile, Yunus Kara (CTTC), Zafer Bükey, Zühal Karadeniz.

    Stage Hands, Productions
    Akif Uçmak, Ali Sarikaya, Alev Hinçer, Andrew MacLeod, Argeo Picco, Asligul Atabay, Ayfer Samancioglu, Ayhan Topal, Aysegul Kalkan, Asiye Tatli, Asligul Atabay, Asuman Dinçer, Ayça Mentes, Ayça Toprak, Aysegül Kalkan, Banu Yilmaz, Barkan Toy (DJ BARKAN), Barbaros Sezer, Baris Hüner, Belma Gürdil Diamente, Berkant Kġseoglu, Berrin Garipoglu Wang, Bora Ínceoglu, Bora Arigsoy, Burcu Arigsoy, Brenna McCrimmon, Bulent Coskun, Canan Bircan, Canan Cengiz, Celal Kopan, Cem Güncer, Ceren Efe, Çigdem Salih, Davud Gġkçe, Deniz Anginer, Deniz Berrak, Diana Williamson, Dogan Çġmez, Ersoy Kalkan, Prof. Irene Markoff, Ebru Toprak, Emel Uçmak, Emin Arigsoy, Emre Yilmaz, Engin Cengiz, Engin Ögüt, Erdem Hüner, Erdem Vardal, Erdem Denizkusu, Erin Court, Ersoy Kalkan, Erol Toprak, Erol Üzümeri, Ersoy Kalkan, Esat Efe, Filiz Sürer, Gökçe Yilmaz, Gül Gġkçe, Gülderen Ataç Tonga, Gülten Türkoglu, Hacer Bilgin, Hakan Gġybulak, Hakan Olcay, Hamit Garipoglu, Harry Tzinis, Hasan Dinçer, Hacer Bilgin, Hector Geraldo, Hulya Sayin, Hüseyin Dinç, Ilter Çekiç, Ìnci Saglam, Janet Damianopoulos, Jason Toffoli, John Chilelli, Juluis Baradi, Justin Lee, Kadir Yilmaz, Kiraz Tas, Lale Ayhan , Leslie Gġkçen, Marcel Carassoulis, Mary-Lisa Donzello Dinçel, Meral Atabay, Metin Yesilçimen, Micheal Desciscio, Mike Sproat, Murat Dinçel, Nick Ilias, Nesrin Berrak, Nimet Dinçel Ínceoglu, Nur Liyana , Oguz Altinbilek, Onur Aydin, Orcun Tuten, Özen Vekil, Ġmer Elbi, Peppino Naccarato, Pinar Özyetis, Rabia Efe, Radio Percect, Refa Kġseoglu, Safiye Kizikli, Sait Toprak, Scott Martin, Sebnem Ozmen, Sedef-Mustafa Koc, Sera Asoglu, Sefa Kġseoglu, Serdar Güvenal, Shawn Sotodeh, Sibel Mustafa, Sidar Demirer, Sitki Kadioglu, Stefano Greco, Steve Starchev, Sule Ġgüt McGowan, Sükrü Hüner, Tamer Abaci, Tayfun Akkus, Taylan Tatli, Timur Ínceoglu, University of Toronto Turkish Student Association, Virginia Aksan, Yakup Pakrov, Yildiz Akyol Yilmaz, Zack Feld, Zafer Bükey, Zehra Süer, Zeynep Duymus.

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