Canadian and Turkish Women’s Association of Ottawa

Canadian and Turkish Women’s Association of Ottawa

"Bridging Cultures"

The principal object of CATWAO is to provide a platform for Canadian and Turkish women to promote a better understanding and appreciation of their respective cultures, thus fostering goodwill and working towards better integration in the multicultural community.

 

This objective will be achieved through a variety of activities in the fields of art, culture, literature, women’s issues, and other complementary events.

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

 International Women's Day Celebration at Turkish Ambassador's Residence

What:      Art exhibit, brief bagpipe performance and a reception in celebration of International Women's Day

Who:       Artist Zeynep Nazan Ergincan. Bagpiper Fraser Maher.

When:     Wednesday, March 8,  2017, from 6 to 8 pm.

Where:    The residence of the Ambassador of Turkey, 3 Crescent Road, Rockcliffe Park

 

 

PAST EVENTS  

International Women's Day Celebration at Turkish Ambassador's Residence

What:      Art exhibit, brief bagpipe performance and a reception in celebration of International Women's Day

Who:       Artist Zeynep Nazan Ergincan. Bagpiper Fraser Maher.

When:     Wednesday, March 8,  2017, from 6 to 8 pm.

Where:    The residence of the Ambassador of Turkey, 3 Crescent Road, Rockcliffe Park


Annual General Meeting (AGM)

CATWAO is pleased to announce our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) followed by a presentation on homeopathy by

Dr. Inci Sevgi and Maria Reid.

We would like to hear your voice, suggestions and concerns regarding CATWAO. Please attend the AGM and share your views with us.


 Coffee, tea and cookies will be served after our AGM meeting.

DateWednesday, April 27, 2016 at 6:00 pm
Location: Ottawa Police Association,  141 Catherine St.         (free parking available across the street). 

Reception

 In celebration of the International Women’s Day CATWAO will present Inuit throat singers

Janice Oolayou and Tamara Takpannie

followed by

a reception

March 8, 2016 at 6 p.m.

Location: at the residence of the Ambassador of Turkey, 3 Crescent Road, Rockcliffe Park

for members only

 


Annual Fundraising Dinner
for Post Graduate Bursary

January 30, 2016 at 6:00 p.m.

Villa Lucia Restaurant, 3430 Carling Ave., Ottawa

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards a CATWAO award program to help a female student’s university education.

Event poster & menu


Creating monarch  butterfly gardens or habitats

By Joan Harvey, Mary Ash and Johanna Cutts

November 18th, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Room 200
Parking is available across the street from the main entrance

Open to the public

coffee, tea and cookies and cash bar.

Event poster


The Syrian Conflict and the Canadian Response

By  Paul Heinbecker

Former Ambassador to the United Nations

October 27th, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Room 200
Parking is available across the street from the main entrance
 

Open to the public

coffee, tea and cookies and cash bar.

Mr. Paul Heinbecker's biography


PAST SEASON


2014/2015

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
Sunday April 26, 2015 at 3 p.m.

Ottawa Police Association , 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Room 200
Parking is available across the street from the main entrance

We would like to thank the members who have renewed their 2015 membership. They will continue to received CATWAO’s announcements and be able to vote at the AGM. Renewal can also be done at the AGM.

Needless to say, we would like to hear your voice, suggestions and concerns regarding CATWAO. Please attend the AGM and share your views with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the AGM and at the talk that will follow on Alzheimer’s disease by Ms. Inci Sevgi and Ms. Su Gordon.

 

From Turkey to Canada
A personal story and advice for professional women

by Yaprak Baltacıoğlu

Secretary of the Treasury Board of Canada

April 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Room 200
Parking is available across the street from the main entrance

Open to the public

Cheese & crackers; cookies, coffee, tea and cash bar.

Mrs. Yaprak Baltacıoğlu's biography 

 

CATWAO COOKING CLUB 

MANTI dinner

March 29, 2015 at 4 p.m.-7 p.m.

We will be showing you how you can recreate this traditional Turkish dish and a delicious dessert in your own home.  A copy of the recipes will be provided.
RSVP email to: catwao2014@yahoo.ca, by March 27, 2015 the latest

 Location: Heron Gate Community Center, 1480 Heron Road, Ottawa 

Event poster

 

Walking on the Lycian Way - Turkey

by Carin Goodman

September 23, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Room 200
Parking is available across the street from the main entrance

Open to the public

Cheese & crackers; cookies, coffee, tea and cash bar.

Event Poster

Carin Goodman Biography


Responses to Violence Against Women
From National to Local

by Lise Martin

Executive Director, Canadian Network of Women's Shelters and Transition Houses

October 15, 2014 at 7 p.m.

Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Room 200
Parking is available across the street from the main entrance

Open to the public

Cheese & crackers; cookies, coffee, tea and cash bar.


Annual Fundraising Dinner
for Post Graduate Bursary

November 30, 2014 at 6:30 p.m.

Topkapi Restaurant, 484 Preston Street, Ottawa

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards a CATWAO award program to help a female student’s university education.

www.topkapirestaurant.ca


10th Anniversary Celebration!

CATWAO Wine and Cheese Party

December 7, 2014 at 3m p.m.

At the residence of our President, Cristina Ruiz

For members only


Gender, Family and Culture in Canadian Heraldry

By Manon Labelle
Miramichi Herald

February 24, 2015 at 7 p.m.

Location: Ottawa Police Association, 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, room 200

Parking is available across the street from the main entrance

Open to the public

Cheese & crackers; cookies, coffee, tea and cash bar.

 

Event Poster


Concert and Reception

 In celebration of the International Women’s Day CATWAO will offer

an evening of music with

Stellae Boreales Violin Ensemble

Concert to be followed by a reception

March 8, 2015 at 6 p.m.

Location: at the residence of the Ambassador of Turkey, 3 Crescent Road, Rockcliffe Park

for members only

Event Poster  

 


PAST SEASON


2013/2014

Annual General Meeting (AGM)
May 27, 2014

Ottawa Police Association , 141 Catherine Street, Ottawa, Room 200
Parking is available across the street from the main entrance

We would like to announce our upcoming Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on Tuesday, May 27, 2014 at 7:00 pm, at the Ottawa Police Association.

Attached please find a copy of the AGM Agenda and a Proxy Form for those members who cannot attend the AGM. Attached are also the minutes of the previous AGM, held on May 9, 2013.

We would like to thank the members who have renewed their 2014 membership. They will continue to received CATWAO’s announcements and be able to vote at the AGM. Renewal can also be done at the AGM.

Needless to say, we would like to hear your voice, suggestions and concerns regarding CATWAO. Please attend the AGM and share your views with us.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the AGM and the reception that will follow, on May 27, 2014, starting at 7:00 pm.

Click here for the proxy form
Click here for the AGM Agenda
Click here for the minutes from the previous AGM (May 9, 2013) 


Turkish National Sovereignty and Children's Day                                                     April 23, 2014

A fundraiser for CHEO

Cocktail Reception
Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014
Fairmont Château Laurier - Laurier Room
7 p.m. – 10 p.m.

Please join us for an evening of fun in the spirit of fundraising.

Music by:
Ismail Hakkı Fencioğlu (Ud)
Didem Bașar (Kanun)

Live and Silent Auction by:
Dave Smith
A celebrated auctioneer, entrepreneur,
and philanthropist.

Among the items up for auction are beautifully handcrafted and handpainted ceramic tiles from Turkey. An absolute must have!


Master of Ceremonies: Nil Köksal
An award-winning journalist and anchor at CBC News Toronto.

Sponsored by the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey

Tickets: $75 per person
Includes reception buffet prepared by Fairmont’s Gourmet Chefs

To purchase tickets please contact us via:
Email: catwao.catwao@yahoo.ca


Telephone: Mrs. Gülnaz Büberoğlu (613) 216.2206 or Mrs. Hilkat Dokuzoğuz (613) 825.7357

download a pdf version of this notice


Concert and Reception                                   Stellae Boreales Violin Ensemble
March 6, 2014

In celebration of the International Women’s Day, CATWAO is proud to invite you and a guest to an evening of music with Stellae Boreales Violin Ensemble. Concert to be followed by a reception

Place: The residence of the Ambassador of Turkey, 3 Crescent Road, Rockcliffe  Park

Date: Thursday, March 6, 2014

Time: 7.00 p.m.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

CATWAO Reception
January 14, 2014

Cheese & crackers; cookies, coffee, tea and cash bar.
Followed by a Presentation by Maureen Korp: “ No Ordinary Language" 

PlaceOttawa Police Association - 141 Catherine Street, Room 200

DateTuesday, January 14, 2014

Time: 6.30 p.m.

 

 

PAST SEASON

2012/2013


CATWAO Reception                                        January 30, 2013

Cheese & crackers; cookies, coffee, tea and cash bar.

Followed by a Presentation by Ms. Zeynep Erden Karman  "Canadian and Turkish Women: Challenges, Differences and Similarities"
Ottawa Police Association - 141 Catherine Street, Room 200

 

CATWAO Workshop for Young Women February 9, 2013

To expand membership and to engage young Canadian women in CATWAO activities
The Pantry - Glebe Community Centre

 

Beste Kalender – Mezzo Soprano
In Collaboration with the Embassy of the Republic of Turkey                                             March 5, 2013

Freiman Recital Hall, Perez Building - The University of Ottawa

Beste Kalender Bio
Beste Kalender – Web Site

 

Children’s Day Gala Dinner for CHEO          April 16, 2013

Gourmet Dinner, Keynote Speaker, Live Music, Live and Silent Auction by Dave Smith
Master of Ceremonies: Max Keeping
Ottawa Convention Centre Trillium Ballroom

Visit Children’s Day Gala Web Page: http://april23childrensday.ca


Annual General Meeting                                      May 9, 2013

AGENDA
Minutes of 2012 AGM

Proxy Form

Ottawa Police Association
141 Catherine Street
Room 200

 

CATWAO Reception                                  September 16, 2012


Presentation: Ms. Nycole Turmel MP (bio) - Women in Politics

Ottawa Police Association
141 Catherine Street
Room 200

 

CATWAO Wine and Cheese Party             October 6, 2012

For members only
At the residence of our Vice-President Karin Birnbaum

 

Dr. Jennifer Dickson’s Studio Tour         October 22, 2012

For members only

Selection of Jennifer Dickson’s photographic images of Turkey
Wallack Galeries

 

CATWAO Cooking Club                            November 2, 2012

Session includes soup; kofte with pistachios, roasted vegetables and sour cherry sauce on flat bread; sautéed carrots with garlic yogurt and a dessert.

Heron Road Community Center
1480 Heron Rd.

 

Annual Fundraising Dinner for Post Graduate Bursary                                                            November 24, 2012

All proceeds from this fundraiser will go towards a CATWAO award program to help a female student’s university education.

Topkapi Restaurant
484 Preston Street

 

CATWAO Cooking Club                             December 7, 2012

We will be showing you how you can recreate some favourite desserts in your own home. In this session we'll be making: quince dessert, apricot dessert, almond cookies, tahini crunchy rolls and of course baklava. A copy of the recipes will be provided.
RSVP email to: rsvp@turkishdelights.ca
Also be sure to check out our webpage at: www.turkishdelights.ca

CATWAO will donate the proceeds of this cooking session to the Red Cross Philippine  Typhoon Haiyan Fund.

Heron Road Community Center
1480 Heron Rd.