Bishop’s hosts citizenship ceremony

By Gordon Lambie
Bishop’s hosts citizenship ceremony
Vincent Courchesne of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with new Canadian citizen Djioguini Djigo, Bishop's University Principal Michael Goldbloom, and Richard O'Bomsawin, Chief of the Odanak Band Council at Thursday's Citizenship Ceremony (Photo : Gordon Lambie)

“I swear that I will be faithful and bear true allegiance to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Queen of Canada, her Heirs and Successors, and that I will faithfully observe the laws of Canada and fulfill my duties as a Canadian citizen.”
Those were the words, solemnly sworn, by 39 new citizens of Canada at a special ceremony in Centennial Theatre at Bishop’s University on Thursday afternoon. Coordinated by The Institute for Canadian Citizenship, a national charity with a focus on encouraging inclusion, connection and active citizenship in the country, the ceremony included not just the traditional swearing-in but also a time of sharing and discussion focused on the question of what it means to be Canadian. See full story in the Friday, October 5 edition of The Record.

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