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'Citizenship Ceremony' by Caroline Smith

Citizenship Ceremony

Every few months a timetable clash
means the Citizenship Ceremony
and the asylum surgery converge.
From outside the council chamber,
as each new citizen is made, 125 more words


Proud New Canadians In Nanaimo

Over 70 people from 31 different countries became new Canadian citizens in Nanaimo yesterday.  The Citizenship Ceremony was presided over by Justice Deborah Gray and attended by Nanaimo MLA Leonard Krog, Nanaimo/Ladysmith MP Sheila Malcolmson and Cowichan/Langford MP Alistair MacGregor. 8 more words

Straddling the 49th Parallel July 1, 2016

As we entered the restaurant, my friend visiting from California started giggling. Then laughing. A little too loudly, actually.

“What’s so funny?” I asked.

“That,” she said, pointing to a plaque on the wall: “It would be our pleasure to seat you.” 1,007 more words

We added a new Canadian for Canada Day

On July 1, Canada Day, Windsor and our three levels of government representatives welcomed 31 new Canadians who came from 16 different countries around the world into the great family of Canada. 88 more words


Thousands of Calgarians flock to Canada Day festivities

The beautiful weather attracted Calgarians to several Canada Day events throughout the city Friday.

At Fort Calgary, a pancake breakfast kicked off a day full of activities. 159 more words


Oh Canada - Finally!

As of 2:30 this afternoon, I’m a Canadian citizen. Finally! Almost twenty-seven years after immigrating, thirty years after first setting foot in the country, finally I got to sing “Oh Canada” without feeling like a tiny bit of a fraud. 837 more words


Congratulations to the Soes!

In 2010, after 12 years of living in a refugee camp on the Thai/Burmese border, the Soe family came to the US through refugee resettlement and made Ithaca their new home.  234 more words