The City of Charlottetown announced details of orientation sessions for newcomers at the Mayor’s Newcomer Reception that was held today (Thursday, August 4) at City Hall.
The orientation sessions will provide newcomers with a variety of information including: Parks and Recreation programs, special events, building permit information, bill payments and other general city information. Welcome packages with useful information for residents will be provided, as well as transportation for tours. Each orientation sessions/tour will have a short presentation followed by an Information Fair closing out with a tour of a City facility.
"We are looking at different ways to connect and engage with newcomers because they are a vital part of our community and play such an important role in what makes our city a great place," said Charlottetown Mayor Clifford Lee. "The reception was held to extend a special welcome to newcomers and, with the announcement of these orientation sessions, I’m hoping that we can ease any language barrier that might exist, help newcomers feel comfortable settling here and provide information that may be helpful to them in terms of living or working in the city and participating in programs."
The Newcomers Orientation Sessions are scheduled as follows:
- Thursday, September 22, 4-6 p.m. – Orientation and Information Fair on City Departments and Services at City Hall (199 Queen Street) followed by a bus tour of City parks, which concludes at Victoria Park.
- Thursday, October 20, 4-6 p.m. – Orientation and Information Fair on City Departments and Services at City Hall (199 Queen Street) followed by a tour of the walking trails, concluding at Confederation Landing Park.
- Thursday, December 1, 4-6 p.m. - Orientation and Information Fair on City Departments and Services at City Hall (199 Queen Street) followed by a tour of skating rinks and house lights concluding with a skate. (Skating location to be announced at a later date).
The Mayor's Newcomer Reception was held at City Hall and provided an opportunity for newcomers to visit City Hall, tour Council Chambers and meet the Mayor and Council members in a comfortable, informal setting.
For information about the Newcomer Orientation session, visit: www.charlottetown.ca/newcomers.php
Photo cutline: Mayor Clifford Lee welcomed hundreds of newcomers at City Hall during the Mayor’s Newcomer Reception held on Thursday, August 4.
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