Calgary Airport Authority, in collaboration with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, has celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with its first-ever citizenship ceremony at YYC Calgary International Airport.
In parallel with Canada’s 150th birthday, The Calgary Airport Authority is marking its 25 year anniversary since it assumed the responsibility for the management, development and operations of YYC.
The ceremony included 51 participants, a Dene Elder, government dignitaries, RCMP officers, White Hat volunteers and performances by the Calgary International Airport Pipe Band and the Calgary Multicultural Choir.
Calgary Airport Authority also commemorated its silver anniversary with the new citizens by providing gifts bags that included some unique Canadian souvenirs.
Bob Sartor, president and CEO, Calgary Airport Authority, commented, “As the airport is often the first place that people visit when entering Canada, it is fitting to host this ceremony here at YYC Calgary International Airport to mark this important occasion for each of these individuals, for Calgary Airport Authority and for Canada.
“These new citizens have taken the Oath of Citizenship today in a place where world journeys begin and what is a known landmark location for immigrants making their entry into Canada.”