The ceremony was great. The participants came from 22 different countries, with every (inhabited) continent represented. There was talk of rights, freedoms, responsibilities, tolerance, and the Canadian family.
But the best part?
The oath was administered by a scientist!
One I’d heard of!
Me with Robert HancockDr. Hancock talked about his own experience of becoming Canadian after time spent living in England, Singapore, Australia, Germany, and the US. And he also delivered a very strong message about protecting the environment of this beautiful country.
Beautiful indeed… and hot enough for a swim in the Pacific, despite the snow on the mountains
The icing on the cake of a wonderful day.
And after the cake, the champagne…
…in plastic cups, because you’re not allowed to drink alcohol on the beach.
We didn’t get caught, but for the first time, I wasn’t worried.
They can’t deport me any more.