Surrey LIP News: New Members for Citizenship Ceremony Community Committee
Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The first Surrey special Citizenship Ceremony took place at Surrey City Hall on April 12, 2017 and attracted over 200 attendees, including 59 new citizens who were sworn on that day. The event included community roundtable discussions, official citizenship ceremony and a reception. During roundtable discussions, participants shared what it meant for them to be active citizens. Discussions were facilitated by a number of community leaders including Steve Dooley, SFU-Surrey Executive Director and Councillor Villeneuve. The event was organized by LIP Citizenship Ceremony Committee co-chaired by Rosy Takhar (RCMP) and Wafa Al-Jabiri (Surrey IAR).

Three Surrey-based First Nations offered their welcome to all attendees during the ceremony. The ceremony was organized by the Committee in partnership with the Institute for Canadian Citizenship and Immigration Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC).

The Committee is planning next 2018 special Citizenship Ceremony and is looking for new members (both local residents and organization) for the Community Committee. Members are expected to contribute by attending 3-4 preparation meetings, providing advice, and supporting preparation activities before and on a day of the ceremony.

Please send the following information to oshcherbyna@surrey.ca

  • Your name, last name and contact information
  • A brief summary of why you would like to join the group
  • A brief summary of your previous community engagement (e.g. volunteering at school, church, on the board or volunteering in  your home country)