Canada Day at Canada Place

Canada Day at Canada Place

June 25, 2014 18:30 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: 2014 Canada Day at Canada Place Citizenship Ceremony

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwired - June 25, 2014) - Media are invited to the 2014 Canada Day at Canada Place Citizenship ceremony where 60 people from 36 different places of origin will become new Canadians.

On Canada Day in 2014, 46 citizenship ceremonies and reaffirmation ceremonies are being held across Canada. Approximately 2,300 people will become new Canadian citizens.

In 2013, Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) held 1,722 ceremonies and 128,996 people became Canadian citizens. We invite you to join in the largest celebration of Canada Day outside of our nation's capital and to participate in this citizenship ceremony.

Date: July 1, 2014 Canada Day
Time: 11 a.m. (See agenda below contact information)
Location: East Exhibition Hall A, 999 Canada Place
10:00 Hall A open
10:00 VOC Sweet Soul Gospel performance (to 10:40 a.m.)
10:50 Naden Band performs (10 minutes)
11:05 Platform party piped in and introduced.
11:11 Charlotte Stange, citizenship clerk speaks, presents applicants to the Judge.
11:13 Address by Judge Robert Watt, Citizenship Judge (10 minutes)
11:23 Oath of Citizenship and reaffirmation (French and English).
11:32 Naden Band performs while new citizens are presented certificates.
11:52 Speakers:
• Senator Yonah Martin, Government of Canada
• Minister Andrew Wilkinson, Province of British Columbia
• Councillor Kerry Jang, City of Vancouver
• Commodore Bob Auchterlonie, Commander of Canadian Fleet Pacific
• Shahnaz Qayumi, COO, Partnership Afghanistan - Canada
• Anne Bancroft-Jones, Board Chair Canada Place Corporation
12:04 VOC Sweet Soul Gospel choir sings O Canada
12:08 Naden Band to play "Happy Birthday" during cake cutting
12:08 Cake-cutting photo-op: RCMP and 2 children (Gleb (6) and Arrel (6))
12:10 RCMP close ceremony. Platform party exits.

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