Tilson Recognized ODSS and Orangeville Legion for Citizenship Ceremony

November 27, 2021

OTTAWA, ON – This afternoon Dufferin-Caledon MP David Tilson rose in the House of Commons to celebrate Orangeville District Secondary School and the Orangeville Legion on their successful citizenship ceremony held on November 16, 2017. Mr. Tilson said:


“Mr. Speaker, on November 16, I had the honour to attend a citizenship ceremony for 33 new Canadians, from 11 different countries, organized by Orangeville District Secondary School & the Orangeville Legion, Colonel Fitzgerald Branch 233.


My compliments to Principal Pat Hamilton; Department Head Paul Nelson, Janine Grin & Kathy Trimble; for bringing together the student body resulting in such an impressive ceremony. Thank you to Orangeville Legion President Chris Skalozub and the Legion Colour Party for the tremendous effort they all undertook in making this ceremony memorable.


In addition, I wish to thank the Senior Band, Honour Stahl for her poetry reading, the ODSS Choir, the Yearbook Class, Pommelien Thijs’ beautiful rendition of O’Canada and the students who formed the Flag Waving Human Tunnel that celebrated each new citizen. A tremendous experience!


Finally, I wish to thank former Principals Bill Lenny and the late Darryl Kirkland, under whose leadership this initiative began. Well done, ODSS!”