Wednesday 27 July 2011

Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival helping to swear in new Canadians, media welcome to cover

Media Advisory

Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival welcome 60 new Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony at North York Civic Centre

What: 60 new Canadians from 33 countries and their families will come together for a special citizenship ceremony hosted by Citizenship and Immigration Canada and the Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival.

Presiding official: Judge Raminder Gill
When: Thursday, July 28, 2011
8:30 a.m.

Where: North York Civic Centre - Council Chambers
5100 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON
M2N 5V7

Special guests: Chungsen Leung, Parliamentary Secretary for Multiculturalism and MP Willowdale
David Zimmer, MPP Willowdale
Delores Lawrence, Order of Ontario and Chair of Operation Vote Canada
Chris Alexander, Chief Executive Officer, Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival

Media are invited to attend. Photography and audio-visual equipment are permitted.

For more information on Canadian citizenship ceremonies held across the country, please visit the Celebrate Citizenship section of Citizenship and Immigration Canada’s website at

The Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival is an exciting three-week cultural explosion of Caribbean music, cuisine and arts. Now in its 44th year, it has become a major international event and the largest cultural festival of its kind in North America. For more information, please visit the festival’s website at

Media contacts:

Jen Burkholder
Media Relations, Ontario Region
Citizenship and Immigration Canada

Stephen Weir
Media Relations
Scotiabank Caribbean Carnival