Media Advisory - Canadian Citizenship Week Celebrations Continue Promoting Canada's National Winter Game

Media Advisory - Canadian Citizenship Week Celebrations Continue Promoting 
Canada's National Winter Game 
Interview, photo and filming opportunities available 
TORONTO, Oct. 15, 2012 /CNW/ - In honour of citizenship week, Canadian Tire - 
with the participation of Citizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) - is 
inviting all Canadians to join in a celebration of Canada's national winter 
sport tradition and its long-standing connection to our citizenship. "A 
celebration of Hockey and Canadian Citizenship" will highlight one of the many 
characteristics that have come to define the shared Canadian experience. 
The event will include: 


    --  The Great Canadian Oath, a citizenship reaffirmation ceremony
        open to all Canadians, organized by Citizenship and Immigration
        Canada and read by NHL Alumni Player Thomas Steen
    --  Hockey Hall of Fame exhibits and trophies
    --  Notable Hockey Alumni
    --  A Ball Hockey rink for those wanting to get into the game
    --  Interactive Hockey Fun Zone (mini-stick games, bubble hockey,
        target shooting, etc)
    --  Iconic Canadian food (ie., Beaver Tails & Poutine)

On hand to help Canadians celebrate citizenship and speak at the event will be 
Maureen Lalla-Khan, Director of Operations Greater Toronto Area East of CIC 
and John Jobin, Vice President, Merchandising, Playing and Fixing at Canadian 
Tire.

Canadian athletes will also join in the celebration, including NHL Alumni 
Players Kevin Weekes, Michael Gartner and Curtis Joseph; three-time Olympian 
Sami Jo Small and Paralympian Billy Bridges.

WHAT: A celebration of Hockey and Canadian Citizenship

WHO: 
    --  Maureen Lalla-Khan, Director of Operations Greater Toronto Area
        East of CIC
    --  John Jobin, Vice President, Merchandising, Playing and Fixing
        at Canadian Tire
    --  NHL Alumni Players Thomas Steen, Kevin Weekes, Michael Gartner
        and Curtis Joseph
    --  Three-time Olympian Sami Jo Small
    --  Paralympian Billy Bridges

WHERE: Yonge-Dundas Square, Toronto

WHEN:
    --  Wednesday, October 17, 2012
    --  11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the official reaffirmation ceremony
        beginning at 12:30 p.m.

For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact:

Leah Gaucher, Communications Advisor Canadian Tire 416-544-7785 
leah.gaucher@cantire.com

Alexandra Peco High Road Communications 416-644-2298 
alexandra.peco@highroad.com

SOURCE: CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION, LIMITED

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CO: CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION, LIMITED
ST: Ontario
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-0- Oct/15/2012 17:36 GMT


 
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