Here are some photos from our citizenship ceremony, held at the RCMP Heritage Centre in Regina on March 12, 2013. Before the ceremony, we had to verify our identity with the CIC workers, and turn in our permanent residency cards.
Kate waving a Canadian flag
Our family. Will came along for moral support, since he's been a Canadian citizen for 6 years already
Eric and Will
The citizenship judge said there were 60 new Canadian citizens, from 14 different countries. We heard several speeches from dignitaries, including a member of Parliament, before all saying the citizenship oath together, once in English and again in French. Finally, we were called up to receive our new certificates of Canadian citizenship.
Kate is congratulated with a high five!
We returned to our seats, heard some more speeches, and ended by singing "O Canada" together. Many of the new citizens had to give up their previous citizenship. However, we remain American, and will now hold dual citizenship.
Kate with Julie Moser, our Australian friend from Caronport. We loved having her there with us, and hope we can attend her citizenship ceremony in the future!
Kate playing around in the museum. As new Canadian citizens, we also received a Cultural Access Pass, giving us free admission for one year to Canadian national parks, and various museums and historic sites. In addition, we can take a train journey for half price sometime this year.