Six candidates for Canadian citizenship took the Oath of Citizenship to new heights at CN Tower’s EdgeWalk to kick off the citizenship week 2018.
Marlon Blake was not scared of the heights of the CN Tower. He was nervous, but got comfortable after about twenty seconds as he stepped on the EdgeWalk to swear his Oath of Citizenship to become a Canadian.
Marlon Blake, originally from Jamaica has been in Canada for about four and a half years, and was extremely delighted to become a Canadian. “The ceremony meant a lot to me,” he said.
He took the Oath of Citizenship with five other new Canadians at a special citizenship ceremony to mark the Citizenship Week 2018.
Inna Levchuk, originally from Ukraine described the ceremony as one of a lifetime event. “It was quite a journey for me to get to this point but it was well worth it,” she stated.
Ani Grigoryan, originally from Armenia, proudly displayed her citizenship certificate during the interview. She expressed her desire to go out and perform her civic duties including volunteering.
The candidates suited up in EdgeWalk gear, completed the world’s highest hands free walk becoming Canadian citizens 116 storeys above ground.
Ahmed Hussen, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada was on the EdgeWalk with Citizenship Judge Albert Wong as the oath was administered.
Ahmed Hussen thanked the new Canadians for deciding to become citizens. He said about 74 citizenship ceremonies would be held across the country during the Citizenship Week.
“Coming to my hometown of Toronto, and doing a citizenship ceremony on top of one of the important landmarks in Canadian landscape is quite an amazing experience,” said the minister.
Mosaic Edition was at the event to capture the historic citizenship ceremony.
Story is being updated.