New Canadians celebrating at Windsor-Essex community in Ontario
WVNTR – Today being July 1 2018 is #CanadaDay. Canada Day, observed on July 1st, is a national holiday marking the anniversary of Confederation in 1867, when the British North America Act came into effect. It was originally known as Dominion Day until it was renamed in 1982.
On Canada’s 151st birthday, Immigrants across Canada are taking the Oath of Citizenship to become Canadian citizens.
Canadian Government Message on CanadaDay:
This is an opportunity to gather in our communities, from coast to coast, and to proudly celebrate all we have in common. It is an opportunity to celebrate our achievements, which were born in the audacious vision and shared values of our ancestors, and which are voiced in nearly all of the languages of the world through the contribution of New Canadians.
Canada Day is a time to celebrate the heritage passed down to us through the works of our authors, poets, artists and performers. It is a time to rejoice in the discoveries of our scientific researchers, in the success of our entrepreneurs, and to commemorate our history – a history in which each new chapter reveals itself to be more touching, more fascinating than the last.
As we look ahead, we have every reason to show our pride in being Canadian and to face the future with confidence and enthusiasm.
Twitter post by Canadian Prime Minister – Justin Pierre James Trudeau:
— CanadianPM (@CanadianPM) July 1, 2018
Today Minister McKenna is joined by @CitImmCanada at the @RideauCanalNHS to welcome #NewCanadians 🇨🇦 with 1-year free entry to @ParksCanada places! #MyCitizenship @ICC @CAP_LPC_Canada pic.twitter.com/yZkyCAvzsE
— Minister C. McKenna (@ec_minister) July 1, 2018
Statement by Canadian Immigration Minister (Ahmed Hussen) on Canada Day:
The Honourable Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, today issued the following statement:
“Today, on Canada’s 151st birthday, people across the country and around the world will gather to celebrate our country’s freedoms and achievements.
“Canada has many strengths and virtues, diverse cultures and glorious landscapes. We are fortunate to live in a country that embraces all people equally, regardless of their ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.
“More than 1,900 people will become Canadian citizens on this special day at the 46 citizenship ceremonies taking place across the country.
“Like many of those who will become Canadian today, I also did not grow up in Canada, and know from personal experience what a special moment it is to become Canadian. Our newest Canadians will carry memories of this day with them always.
“On July 1st, I encourage you to reaffirm your citizenship and reflect on who we are as a country and on the freedoms we enjoy.
“Happy Canada Day.”