This process has been far more fun and interesting than the Permanent Residency process. I enjoyed studying the Citizenship Guide, got only slightly terrified during the test, and have looked forward to joining the club of Canadians for quite some time. I definitely should have done it sooner, but I tend to put off form filling. My mistake.
The ceremony was very cool. 75 of us, of all races, both official languages and many unofficial ones, of many ages. Well organized. The judge had nice words of welcome and ended by congratulating us on our courage and tenacity. Not much courage on my part, but some tenacity in terms of the forms. The ceremony ended with the judge inviting the kids present to come to the front as we all sang OUR national anthem (see pic below).
Anyhow, I pre-apologize to all Canadians for anything that I do that might be un-Canadian over the next ... rest of my lifetime. And thanks for having me aboard.
|Here is a happy Canadian (and American)|