New Canadians to be sworn in Thursday

The day begins with roundtable discussions on what it means to be Canadian.

  • Oct. 13, 2014 7:00 p.m.

In celebration of Citizenship Week, on Thursday (Oct. 16), the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and Citizenship and Immigration Canada will welcome and celebrate 35 new Canadians from 17 countries at a special community citizenship ceremony at the Royal B.C. Museum.

The day begins with roundtable discussions on what it means to be Canadian. Members of the community – from neighbours to professionals and city leaders – are invited to lead discussions with the soon-to-be new citizens that encourage the sharing of stories, experiences and perspectives.

The event begins at 1 p.m., followed by a swearing-in ceremony at 2:30 p.m.

 

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