Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

October 11, 2012 12:54 ET

Media Advisory: Governor General to Host a Citizenship Ceremony at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Oct. 11, 2012) - In conjunction with National Citizenship Week celebrations, His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over a citizenship ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Monday, October 15, 2012. Prior to the ceremony, 40 new Canadians will share their views on citizenship during a community-led round-table discussion. The events are organized in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC).

9 a.m.

Round-table Discussion on Citizenship

New Canadians will participate in a community-led round-table discussion to encourage the sharing of stories and a collective reflection on citizenship and the day's ceremony. This event is organized in partnership with the ICC.

The ICC is a national, non-profit organization that engages Canadians in citizenship through innovative programs, campaigns and partnerships designed to ensure new citizens are welcomed and included as equals, create meaningful connections among all Canadian citizens, foster a culture of active, engaged citizens and celebrate what it means to be Canadian. For more information, visit

Tent Room, Rideau Hall

OPEN TO MEDIA - At 9:15 a.m., media will have the opportunity to capture images during the discussion.

10:30 a.m.

Canadian Citizenship Ceremony

The Governor General will be the presiding official administering the Oath of Citizenship and conferring citizenship certificates to 40 new Canadians from 26 countries. He will be joined by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th governor general of Canada and ICC Founder and Co-Chair.

Ballroom, Rideau Hall

OPEN TO MEDIA - Media are requested to arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.

For more information on Citizenship Week 2012, visit

Media wishing to cover the events are asked to confirm their attendance with at the Rideau Hall Press Office.

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