MEDIA ADVISORY - Citizenship ceremony to launch Citizenship Week

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OTTAWA, ON, May 13, 2021 /CNW/ - To mark the launch of Citizenship Week, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, P.C., M.P., Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, along with distinguished guests, will welcome 32 candidates from across the country into the Canadian family at a special virtual citizenship ceremony hosted by the Institute for Canadian Citizenship.

Special guests:

  • Colonel Chris Hadfield, first Canadian to walk in space

  • Gurdeep Pandher, Yukon-based Bhangra instructor and TikTok star

  • Grandmother Kim Wheatley, Shawanaga First Nation

  • Reeny Smith, Music Nova Scotia 3-time African Canadian Artist of the Year

Date: Monday, May 17, 2021
Time: 12:30 p.m. ET

Media will be able to watch and record the ceremony via Zoom in participant mode: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nigyGhrjTaSPpoynf4UvRA

The ceremony will also be available for editing and download after 2 p.m. ET via the Dropbox link below: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/gavmixemhl724nh/AAAxYONFZZIruFzED2RGZaYHa?dl=0

SOURCE Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

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