Forty new Durham residents from 16 countries around the world officially became Canadian Citizens at a Ceremony at Regional Headquarters in Whitby.
Judge Gaynor presided over the ceremony in the Council Chamber and welcomed the new Canadians, along with DRPS Chief Mike Ewles, Regional Chair Roger Anderson, Social Services Commissioner Dr. Hugh Drouin, and friends and family.
"Our members work tirelessly to make Durham the safest community to live, work and play and we are proud that you have chosen Durham Region to begin your new lives," said Chief Ewles. "We continually aim to be leaders in community safety and we encourage you to do the same by setting examples and helping others in your communities."
Regional representatives, members of the Durham Regional Police Service and local dignitaries were also on hand to welcome the new citizens and join them at a reception and cake cutting following the ceremony. Each new resident received a gift bag packed with information about Durham Region.
DRPS welcomes the newest residents of Durham Region to our communities.
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