Ambassador Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman to host Fourth of July Celebration in Ottawa

Road Trip USA – American Independence Day

United States Ambassador to Canada Bruce Heyman and Mrs. Vicki Heyman will host the annual Fourth of July Independence Day celebration (#July4Canada and #4juilletCA) in Ottawa on Monday, July 4, 2016, from 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on the grounds of Lornado, the U.S. Ambassador’s Residence. Guests will be admitted by invitation only.

This year’s event, themed “Road Trip USA,” will feature musical entertainment by The Digs; retired RCMP Staff Sgt. Garth Hampson singing the U.S. and Canadian national anthems; and a Summer Road Trip menu featuring regional culinary delights from across the United States.

Please note the following arrangements for covering the U.S. Embassy’s July 4 celebration:

Working press must pre-register by calling the Embassy Press Office at 613-688-5316 before close of business on Monday, June 27. Journalists and/or photographers who arrive to cover the event without registering in advance will not be admitted on the grounds. No last-minute substitutes will be permitted. Government-issued photo ID is required for entry. All media representatives and guests are permitted to bring cameras and smart phones onto the property.

The working press should arrive at the Lisgar Road Entrance, 500 Lisgar Rd., Rockcliffe Park, no later than 4:15 p.m. to clear security and cover the event. All media will proceed through security together, at the same time. Please arrive on time.

After coverage is complete, working media are welcome to stay and enjoy the party as guests.

There will be no parking on the residence grounds or Lisgar Road. Taxi transportation to and from the residence is strongly recommended.

Schedule

4:15 p.m.
Press arrives at the Lisgar Road Entrance and is met by Public Affairs Staff – after security sweep, press escorted to Press Area on residence grounds

5:00 p.m.
Ambassador Heyman and Mrs. Heyman greet Diplomatic Corps arriving via Rockcliffe Rd. stairs.

6:00 p.m.
Official Program begins
Marines to Present Colors
National Anthems
Marines Retire Colors
Ambassador Heyman Welcomes Guests

6:45 p.m.
The Digs perform

Media Contacts
Steve Posivak: posivaksj@state.gov / (613) 688-5317
Jennifer Young: youngjm1@state.gov / (613) 688-5315
Nicole Wootten: woottennb@state.gov / (613) 688-5316