Sunday, June 17, 2007

The inaugural Kanka BBQ

We have certainly come a long way since the then unknighted Eski Kanka started up the Kanka group and kept a couple of people in touch via e-mail. With numbers getting bigger and bigger Sir Eski decided we should hold an end of season BBQ where we could all cry into our beers with relief that neither Genclerbirligi nor Ankaragucu were relegated this season... and boy it was it close there for a while.

So yesterday we set up shop at the Red Lion Club. Maniac Kanka Harun stitched up the flag you can see in the photos below and we all got stuck into the Efes.

A great turnout with a few winning Ankaragucu or Genclerbirligi-themed prizes from Harun's sports shop.

All up a great afternoon. Thanks to all those who came along and well done Sir Eski Kanka, you did a great job.

No names for the photos. There are too many! If you click on the group shot you can see a much larger version.


  1. Well, I'm pleased that everyone enjoyed themselves.

    Oz Kanka and I have been thinking about this get-together for some time now and I'm happy that we have now got it off the ground.

    We will aim to hold the 2nd Kanka Bar-B-Q next year around the same time.

    It was good to see lots of new faces in the Kanka Group and we look forward to seeing you regularly throughout the next season at footie matches (Gencler AND ANKARAGUCU !!).

    Thanks again to all those attending for making it such an enjoyable afternoon and evening.

    Also, for those of you who didn't get your YTL10 change from Eski Kanka, rest assured it will be put to good use and will be deposited in the Staff Tip Box for Onder, Ramazan and Murat !!! Trusssssssst me !!!

    All the best from Eski Kanka Jim

  2. Anonymous11:42 am

    Thanks for organising eski kanka jim and oz kanka!
    And of course to maniac kanka for putting on such great display of ankaragucu and genclerbirligi goodies.

    Till next year's BBQ!

    FD kanka & legal kanka

  3. congratulatıons sir eski kanka jim and öz kanka chris.
    it was a wonderful afternoon and the night.
    ı hope to see again all the kankas alltogether.(maybe we can organise an'season start bbq')
    thanx to everybody

  4. The Beginning of the Season Bar-B-Q idea may be too soon, but....

    we can certainly celebrate the start of the new season at the Sportswriters Cup matches, before the matches in the Chopin and later in the Cappadokia ?

    These matches will be played by the 4 Ankara teams during a weekend at the end of July or beginning of August. More details when known.

  5. Anonymous9:36 pm

    Looks like a fab day was had!!
    the pics are great :)
    Wish i was there.