The National Capital Commission (NCC), in collaboration with Manulife Financial, is pleased to invite members of the public and the media to the launch of the 28th edition of the Christmas Lights Across Canada program. The official illumination ceremony will take place on Thursday, December 6, 2012 at 6 pm on Parliament Hill.
Russell Mills, Chair of the NCC, Jean-François Trépanier, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC, and Jason Daly, Vice President, Branding, Manulife Financial, will be joined by special guests as they officially switch on more than 300,000 light bulbs in the heart ofCanada’s Capital Region.
An important national component of the Christmas Lights Across Canada program: many provincial and territorial capitals are also holding their own lighting ceremonies.
“The NCC is proud to work in collaboration with all the provinces and territories to bring their holiday messages to Canadians,” said Jean-François Trépanier, Chief Executive Officer of the NCC. “This link of lights is a symbol of peace, respect, and hope.”
“Manulife is proud to be the exclusive sponsor of Christmas Lights Across Canada,\” said Jason Daly, Vice President, Branding, Manulife Financial. \”We have been helping Canadians financially prepare for their future for 125 years and we are pleased to join with them in celebrating the holiday season.”
For more information on the Christmas Lights Across Canada program, members of the public may contact the NCC at 613-239-5000, 1-800-465-1867 or visit the NCC\’s website at www.canadascapital.gc.ca. TTY (text telephone for the hearing impaired) is available at: 613-239-5090 or toll-free 1-866-661-3530.