Media Advisory - Governor General to Preside Over Citizenship Ceremony at Rideau Hall

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2017 /CNW/ - His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, will host a citizenship ceremony at Rideau Hall on Tuesday, January 31, 2017. He will be accompanied by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson, 26th Governor General of Canada, co-founder and co-chair of the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC).

This ceremony is part of a series of enhanced citizenship ceremonies celebrating Canada's 150th anniversary in 2017. Prior to the ceremony, the 37 candidates for Canadian citizenship will share their views on citizenship during a round-table discussion.

Here is the detailed schedule:

9:30 a.m.
Round-table Discussion on Citizenship
Candidates for citizenship, guests and community members will participate in a round-table discussion to share stories and reflect on citizenship and the day's ceremony. This event is organized in partnership with ICC.  

The ICC inspires Canadians to be inclusive, to embrace fresh thinking, to practice active citizenship and to own our collective culture and spaces. For more information, please visit
Tent Room

11:00 a.m.
Canadian Citizenship Ceremony
The Governor General will be the presiding official administering the Oath of Citizenship and conferring citizenship certificates to 37 new Canadians. He will be joined by the Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson.  

Media wishing to cover the round-table discussion should arrive no later than 9:15 a.m.
Those wishing to cover the ceremony should arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.
Media are asked to confirm their attendance with the Rideau Hall Press Office and arrive at the Princess Anne Entrance.

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For further information: Media information: Josephine Laframboise, Rideau Hall Press Office, 613-990-9324, 613-668-1929 (cell),; Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, 613-952-1650,; Julie Phillips, Institute for Canadian Citizenship, 416-459-6466,

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