Wednesday, 02 July 2014 13:10

Canada Day celebrations in Swift Current, July 1, 2014

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There was a large turnout at the Canada Day flag raising ceremony in Swift Current's Memorial Park at noon on July 1. Swift Current Mayor Jerrod Schafer spoke about the importance of volunteerism in the city and province, and the pride people feel about being Canadian. Southwest Newcomer Welcome Centre Executive Director Icasiana de Gala spoke about the experiences of newcomers in becoming Canadians. The raising of the flag was done by a family from Colombia who now resides in Swift Current - Luis Cabrales and Claudia Munoz and children Diana, Javier, Lina and Juan Cabrales. After the ceremony the people people celebrated Canada's 147h birthday with cake and hot dogs.


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Matthew Liebenberg