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Press release from CNW Group

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

Monday, October 15, 2012

Media Advisory - Canadian Citizenship Week Celebrations Continue Promoting Canada's National Winter Game13:36 EDT Monday, October 15, 2012Interview, photo and filming opportunities availableTORONTO, 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 SteenHockey Hall of Fame exhibits and trophiesNotable Hockey AlumniA Ball Hockey rink for those wanting to get into the gameInteractive 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 CitizenshipWHO:  Maureen Lalla-Khan, Director of Operations Greater Toronto Area East ofCICJohn Jobin, Vice President, Merchandising, Playing and Fixing at Canadian TireNHL Alumni Players Thomas Steen, Kevin Weekes, Michael Gartner and Curtis JosephThree-time Olympian Sami Jo SmallParalympian Billy BridgesWHERE: Yonge-Dundas Square, TorontoWHEN: Wednesday, October 17, 201211 a.m. to 3 p.m. with the official reaffirmation ceremony beginning at 12:30 p.m.SOURCE: CANADIAN TIRE CORPORATION, LIMITEDFor further information: 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