There were 73 new canadians who took up their oath of citizenship during the Canadian Citizenship Ceremony held recently under the sponsorship of the Philippine Canadian Centre of Manitoba, Inc.
Held the PCCM’s multipurpose room, various ethnic families witnessed the most important part of their lives when some immigrants became Canadians citizens. Virginia Guiang, PCCM chair, welcomed the guests; Maureen Penner gave the opening remarks and Judge Harold Gilleshammer administered the Oath of Citizenship. Certificates of Citizenship were handed to the new immigrants by Judge Harold Gilleshammer, Lt. Gov. Phillip Lee, MP Joy Smith Kildonan-St. Paul; Flor Marcelino, minister of cutlure, heritage and tourism; Councillor Mike Pagtakhan, Pt. Douglas, Rod E. Cantiveros, PCCM president and Dr. Rey Pagtakhan, P.C. Entertainment was rendered by Mario Audino, Alex Oyas, Kayumanggi, Aurora Japanese Dance Group. Sponsors were Dr.Tom Colina, Fidel Araneta, and Peter Francisco (Salon de Manila) Volunteers include Carrie Barroga, Noel Cadelina, Felino de Jesus, Miriam de Una, Nap Ebora, Marianne Ferrer, Jun Garcia, Jean Guiang, Red Igne, Julie Javier, Kelly Legaspi, Cherry and Nards Maranan and Clarita Nazario.