On Sunday the 16th of September, on Turku’s day, The Market of Possibilities in Turku took over Vanha Suurtori at 1 O’clock in the afternoon. The market began with our host Adriana Gerxhalija introducing our first speaker Anja Marjanen from MPKK association. After Anja’s welcoming speech the chairman of Turkuseura organization Tapio Jokinen announces the winners of the Turku Flikka and Poika competition. The Flikka and Poika of Turku for the 2018-2019 term are Paula Pukkinen and Oskari Vuotila. Gongratulations to them both!
Next on stage we had our panel discussion “Samal pual joke/On the same side of the river” in which five locals discussed Turku, volunteer work and what they believe makes up a great city. After the discussion, the Southwest district of the Mannerheim League for Child Welfare took over the stage with storytime.
In the afternoon, the market was filled with global atmosphere as Varsinais-Suomen Viro-Keskus association’s dance group “Nopsajalat”, KTT association’s wonderful vocalists Svetlana Mironova, Alex Goncharovi, Nika Borovaja and Svetlana Mamrukova, T I Boyz from Brazil ja Mekku Mutala gave amazing performances. In addition KTT association’s talented acrobats gave a breathtaking performance along with Diar Mirseyedi and Peshawa Mirseyedi’s performance of Kurdish folkmusic and the performance of the capoeira group from Turku’s Kisa-Veikot organization.
Moreover the market was bought to life with the effort of approximately 50 local organizations with flyers, products, petitions and mini workshops.
We at Sondip ry believe that the Market was a success thanks to all the participants. A huge thank you to every association and organization, performers, peace officers, the first aid car -workers, stage managers, our sponsor Kepa and other partners and each and every visitor! We broke our goal of visitor count hundredfold, we had approximately 6000 visitors.
With this, the Market of Possibilities in Turku 2018 has come to completion. See you again next year!
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