Lebanese flag to be unveiled at Ottawa Police Station
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, July 6, 2012 9:15 a.m.
(Ottawa) — The Lebanese community would like to take the opportunity to welcome Deputy Chief Gilles Larochelle with an open invitation to members of the public and media to attend the unveiling of the Lebanese Flag Ceremony at the Ottawa Police Station located at 474 Elgin Street. The event will take place on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at 4:00pm. The flag will be on display until Monday, July 23, 2012.
Lebanese community members will provide traditional Lebanese food, sweets and entertainment and the Ottawa Police Service will provide refreshments and cake.
The Lebanese Flag ceremony will take place in the presence of the Lebanese Chargé d'affaires to Ottawa, Mayor Jim Watson, and various leaders of Ottawa and the Lebanese community. This event is a clear recognition of the contributions of the Lebanese-Canadians to the cultural, business, academic, political and social fields of Ottawa. Lebanese-Canadians are well integrated in the Canadian society while, thanks to the policy of Multiculturalism implemented in Canada, they have also been able to keep and even develop their rich and diverse heritage.
The flag will be present as part of the Ottawa Police Flag Recognition Program. The program comes out of community requests and input from Interfaith Ottawa and is meant to increase awareness in the Ottawa Police about important secular and non-secular activities in our community. The program also provides opportunities for different communities in Ottawa to show their pride and traditions to our organization and the community at large.
The Ottawa Police Flag and Banner Program ceremony constitutes a true cooperation between the police service and the different communities of the Canadian Capital. The Lebanese community in Ottawa is very proud to be a part of this program.
For more information, please contact Cst. Walter Duhme at 613-236-1222, ext. 5014 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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