OTTAWA, Feb. 13, 2018 /CNW/- In celebration of National Flag of Canada Day, the Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, will welcome 20 new citizens at the Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada office in Ottawa.
On February 15, 1965, our national flag was raised for the first time on Parliament Hill. The National Flag of Canada is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this year. The maple leaf has become our country's most visible symbol, identifying Canada and Canadians to the world.
Date: Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time: 10:30 a.m. (local time)
IRCC Ottawa, Ceremony Room
235 Queen Street, Level C3, Suite 005
Notes for media:
- Media should arrive no later than 10:15 a.m.
- Photography and video are permitted during the ceremony.
- After the ceremony, the new citizens, their families and guests will be invited to Parliament Hill for the flag raising ceremony in recognition of National Flag Day of Canada.
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