Governor General of Canada

Governor General of Canada

December 13, 2013 14:02 ET

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

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Dec. 13, 2013) - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will preside over a citizenship ceremony at Rideau Hall, on Tuesday, December 17, 2013.

He will be accompanied by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th governor general of Canada and the founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship. Prior to the ceremony, 39 candidates will share their views on citizenship during a round-table discussion. The events are organized in partnership with Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

9 a.m.

Round-table Discussion on Citizenship

Candidates for citizenship will participate in a 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 Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

The Institute for Canadian Citizenship 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 www.icc-icc.ca. 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 39 new Canadians from 25 countries. He will be joined by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.
Ballroom, Rideau Hall. OPEN TO MEDIA - Media are requested to arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.

Media wishing to cover the events are asked to confirm their attendance with
melanie.villeneuve@gg.ca at the Rideau Hall Press Office.
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