Canadian Visa Professionals could confirm that around 70 immigrants were sworn in as Canadian citizens during the Canada Day ceremony in Winnipeg. The new Canadians took the oath of citizenship recently with excitement and happiness.
The ceremony featured entertainment, face painting, bouncy castles, beer gardens and food trucks. It was a full-day celebration for all the new Canadian citizens and well-wishers.
Canadian Visa Professionals shares in the new citizens’ joy as some express themselves.
Bian Mahiar, who took the oath with her five-year-old son, Biruk, said becoming a Canadian citizen is an unforgettable experience.
“I am grateful to be a citizen of Canada. Canada is a free country with a free press. I am excited and happy to take the citizenship oath today along with my son. For an immigrant like me, becoming a Canadian citizen is everything. I feel good and lucky. It is a day I will never forget.”
Another new citizen, Muhammed Rahman, said, “We are proud to become Canadian citizens today. We first applied to Canada in 2014, but our application didn’t succeed until 2018.”
Welcoming Words for the New Canadians
According to Canadian Visa Professionals, Dwight MacAulay presided over the ceremony at the Lyric Theatre at Assiniboine Park.
Other dignitaries, including Premier Heather Stefanson, local MP Marty Morantz, Mayor Scott Gillingham and Elder Dr. Winston Wuttunee, were also in attendance.
Gillingham said, “I encourage the new citizen to be merry and happy. As we have privileges, we also have responsibilities to do our part to make our city, province and nation stronger and healthier.”