Petes Welcoming 40 New Canadians in Official Ceremony Before March 1 Game

To celebrate the growing diversity of the Peterborough community and to help reinforce the inclusivity of the game of hockey, the Peterborough Petes will join members of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada in welcoming 40 new Canadian citizens at an official Canadian citizenship ceremony before the game against the London Knights on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at 7:05pm.

The first 1,500 fans in attendance will receive a free Canadian flag. Members of the audience who are already citizens are invited to reaffirm their commitment to Canada by raising their right hand and taking the oath of citizenship and singing our national anthem, O Canada with our new Canadians.

Fill out the form below to enter to win a special Citizenship Night swag bag, including gift cards, merch, and more!

The tentative schedule for the ceremony is as follows:

6:57pm: New Canadians and dignitaries welcomed to centre ice
: Officiant’s remarks
7:04pm: Oath of citizenship (words will be displayed on the videoboard for all fans who wish to raise their right hand and join)
7:06pm: Receipt of citizenship certificates
7:12pm: Closing remarks
7:17pm: Ceremonial puck drop with team captains
7:18pm: National anthem
7:24pm: Game start

The ceremony, which will begin shortly before the regularly scheduled puck drop of 7:05pm, will take place at centre ice at the Peterborough Memorial Centre and is anticipated to delay the start of the game by no more than 20 minutes.

Several sponsors are helping to make the first ever Petes citizenship night a success by donating tickets and providing food and beverages, and much more, to our new Canadians and their families. The group of partners includes:

Ang - AAP Angela & Co
Morello's Independent
Simply Trees


Looking to catch more Petes hockey in March? The brand new Petes Playoff Push Flex Pack gives fans four regular bowl tickets to use at any game in March, along with a voucher for four popcorns and four pops, for just $69.99 (a $124 value). Visit Steve at the ticket tent in the North Lobby, visit the Box Office, or call (705) 743-3681 ext. 263, to get your package.

Peterborough Petes Citizenship Ceremony Game Contest

On Thursday, March 1, before the Petes take on the London Knights at the PMC, the team will officially welcome 40 members of our community as new Canadians! nnThere ceremony will take place prior to the opening faceoff, and will include brief speeches, the Canadian Oath, and national anthem. nnAre you excited to witness the first citizenship ceremony in OHL history? Fill out the form below for a chance to win an official citizenship night swag bag, including goodies, gift cards, merch, and more from the Petes and top sponsors!
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