Citizenship Week: October 21-27, 2013

Citizenship Week, October 21-27, 2013

Citizenship Week 2014 will be October 13-19, 2014

Citizenship Week 2013

October 21-27 was Citizenship Week 2013. More than 4,400 people took the Oath of Citizenship to become citizens at ARCHIVED – 58 ceremonies. A special citizenship ceremony took place at the base of the CN Tower. Another has held at the Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario before an Ottawa Senators hockey game.

Many more Canadians took part in reaffirmation ceremonies held during the week.

On October 21, Canada’s Citizenship and Immigration Minister Chris Alexander hosted the Citizenship Challenge in Gatineau, Quebec. This popular, annual event is organized by Historica Canada.

On October 25, Minister Alexander personally delivered the 1,000,000th 10-year e-Passport.

ARCHIVED – Citizenship Week 2013 events

Special activities which were open to the public and occurred across Canada.

Host a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony

Reaffirm your citizenship by participating in or hosting a reaffirmation ceremony.

12 ways to celebrate citizenship

Check out our top 12 ways to celebrate Citizenship Week. Tell us how you celebrate it through Facebook and Twitter!

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