• Nauryz 2015

    In 2015 we took a break from organizing large annual Nauryz celebration and instead decided to join the Turkish community in celebration. The event was more of a cultural showcase with concert and national foods of various communities that celebrate Nauryz.

  • Nauryz 2011

    This year’s Nauryz was covered by official TV channels from Kazakhstan.

  • Tatar Community Picnic

    Summer picnic organized by our friends from Tatar community Berlek.

  • Summer Picnic 2010

    Tengiz and Ilmira Bolturukov’s family held the traditional rite of Tusau Kesu for their daughter Eldana. This was the first time we celebrated this milestone of Bulturukov’s family as a community.

  • Nauryz 2010

    For this year’s celebration, we chose a very cozy albeit small restaurant with ethnic food “Tashkent”. We did get complaints afterwards that some members of the community missed out, lesson learned. One of the notable guests this year is very talented Nancy Adejor. Nancy was born in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Her father is originally from Nigeria more

  • Conversation with Olzhas Suleimenov

    Member’s of the community made a trip to New York City for an evening with Olzhas Suleimenov in Columbia University. Olzhas Suleimenov shared his thoughts about the recent development in the literary universe in Kazakhstan and Eurasia. He also spent time answering questions and signing autographs. About the Writer: Olzhas Suleimenov (born in 1936) is more

  • Nauryz 2009

    This year we decided to return to the restaurant “Rondo” for our annual Nauryz celebration. We were blessed with warm weather this year allowing kids to enjoy the outdoors. One of the notable guests at this year’s celebration is Senate Whip, Senator Consiglio Di Nino. He invited students of the Bolashak program to visit the more

  • Nauryz 2008

    In 2008 we switched the venue and held our annual Nauryz celebration at the restaurant “Rondo”. This year we had few notable guests. Alia Alkhan founder of Kazakh Cultural Center in New York City. As a professional musician, she organizes Kazakh cultural events to share the richness of Kazakh folk and modern music and songs. more

  • Fall Picnic 2007

    To welcome back the Bolashak students we organized another community picnic with BBQ, games and tea.

  • Summer Picnic 2007

    The official community BBQ picnic was held in G. Ross Lord Park in Toronto. We had games, songs and tea from real Samovar. Our new member of the community, Joo-Yup (Жүсіп) Lee a Ph.D. student at the University of Toronto researching Central Asia and nomad history and culture, named his newborn son Kerey, in the more