TORONTO, May 16, 2019 /CNW/ - Canada will add 28 new citizens to its roster at a special citizenship ceremony at BMO Field hosted by Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and Canada Soccer. After meeting their goal of citizenship, they will be welcomed by members of Canada Soccer's Women's National Team pitch-side before team practice.
To add to the celebration, the new citizens, along with family and friends, will be invited back to BMO Field the next day to cheer on Canada as they take on Mexico in a friendly match before departing for the FIFA Women's World Cup France 2019™.
Special guest speakers:
- The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
- Peter Montopoli, General Secretary, Canada Soccer
Date: Friday, May 17, 2019
Time: 11:00 a.m. (local time)
BMO Field – Media check-in at Gate 5 (west side)
170 Princes' Boulevard
Toronto, Ontario, M5J 2L2
Notes for media:
- Media should arrive no later than 10:45 a.m.
- Paid parking is available nearby.
- Photography and video are permitted during the ceremony.
SOURCE Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
For further information: (media only): Media Relations, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, National Headquarters, 613-952-1650, IRCC.COMMMediaRelations-RelationsmediasCOMM.IRCC@cic.gc.ca; Richard Scott, Director of Communications, Canada Soccer, 613-818-0305, firstname.lastname@example.org