Wednesday, 06 July 2016 13:11

Canada Day celebrations in Swift Current, July 1, 2016

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A large crowd attended the Canada Day flag raising ceremony in Swift Current's Memorial Park at noon on July 1, which was hosted by Tourism Swift Current. The Canadian flag was raised by Jorge Joel Marquez, who eight years ago came with his family from Cuba to Saskatchewan. They received their Canadian citizenship on May 18. He attended the Canada Day celebration with his wife Ailec Peralta and their sons Jorge and Carlos Marquez. The speakers at the event were Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer, Cypress Hills-Grasslands MP David Anderson, and Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Executive Director Icasiana de Gala. Afterwards people celebrated the country's 149th birthday with hotdogs and cake.

 

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Matthew Liebenberg

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