19 MAY 2019 COMMEMORATION OF ATATURK, YOUTH & SPORTS DAY FESTIVAL PROGRAM
10:30AM– Auburn Memorial Park – Cumberland RSL Turkish Chapter Official Ceremony
11:30AM– Atatürk March – Turkish community organisation representatives (students, youth, sportspersons and members) along with public starts marching with the Australian and Turkish flags followed by Yagoona Brass Band from on front of Auburn Turkish House at Gallipoli Street. Ataturk March will lead to the main festival venue at Auburn Athletics Track on Percy Street.
12:00PM– Atatürk March will arrive and circle at the Auburn Athletics Track on Percy Street with the participation of public. Turkish Language School students will take their place at the main showcase area.
12:30PM– Official opening by MCs Berkan Su & Derya Yoğurtcu. One-minute silence, national anthems, Turkish Students Oath
12:45PM– Republic of Turkiye Sydney Consul General Mr Melih Karalar opening speech
12:50PM– Speeches by dignitaries
1:00PM– Atatürk’s Speech to Youth – re-enactment performance by Tiyatro Köprü Mr Alpay Bahçeci
1:05PM– Youth’s Response to Atatürk – Recited by Tiyatro Köprü Mr Teoman Ayhan Özbakır
1:10PM– Atatürk School Anthem
1:15PM– Poems, Song performances by Turkish Language Schools
1:30PM– Sydney Future Olympics Gymnastics Academy (SFOG) – Atatürk School performances
1:45PM– Double İmpact Taekwando Martial Arts performances
2:00PM– Austolian Dance Academy Turkish Folk Dancing performances
2:15PM– Atatürk Running Competition
3:00PM – Atatürk Run Awards presentation and Closure.