An Ontario man is headed to Washington, D.C., after winning an invite to the White House for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s first official visit.
A few days later the Kitchener man received the official invite.
“It was probably the craziest invitation I’ve ever received in my life,” Jones says with a laugh.
I am honoured to accept this invitation to attend the arrival ceremony of our Prime Minister @justinpjtrudeau at the @whitehouse. I have been invited to photograph and document the ceremony from a Canadian's perspective and to take part in discussion afterwards. Words can't describe how I feel to be able to capture two great leaders meeting at such a historic venue. I cannot wait to share the photos and videos from this experience with you all next week. This will truly be a moment I will never forget. #WHSocial 🇨🇦🇺🇸
“What Canadian ever thinks they’d get invited to the White House,” Jones says. “It’s such a crazy opportunity.”
Jones, 26, will attend the welcoming ceremony for Trudeau and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, on the grounds of the White House.
U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will be in attendance Thursday to welcome the Trudeaus.
He says he’s grateful to have the opportunity to witness and document Trudeau’s visit.
“I want to capture that moment, that moment that everybody sees from a distance…I want my photo to be the photo that they can see… when Trudeau first visited the White House in 2016.”
Jones says upon his return he has plans to showcase the photos from his trip to Washington in an exhibit to benefit Syrian refugees.
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