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Media Advisory - Citizenship ceremony at Queen's to welcome over 60 new Canadian citizens

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

KINGSTON – Queen’s University and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship (ICC) are hosting an enhanced citizenship ceremony, which will see 66 local citizenship candidates become Canadian citizens. The unique event features a roundtable discussion, the formal citizenship ceremony, and a reception. The theme of the roundtable discussion is Black History Month.

The ICC, co-founded and co-chaired by former Governor General The Right Honourable Adrienne Clarkson and essayist and novelist John Ralston Saul, is an independent non-profit organization that aims to promote inclusion and belonging in Canada and around the world.

ICC’s Managing Director Amy Matchen will be available for comment, as will representative(s) from Queen’s University. Interview arrangements can be made on-site during the event.

The citizenship ceremony takes place Wednesday, February 26 at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts from 12 to 1 pm ET.  The media is welcome to attend the ceremony and the roundtable discussions beforehand at 10:45 p.m. (Please note that roundtable discussions are off the record).

Dave Rideout, Senior Communications Officer
Queen’s University
613.453.5676 or dave.rideout@queensu.ca