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Everyone welcome to citizenship ceremony

South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services (SOICS) is hosting the second annual citizenship ceremony at Cleland Theatre this Wednesday, Jan. 13.

PENTICTON - Penticton and area residents have an opportunity to welcome new arrivals to the area when the second annual Canadian Citizenship Ceremony takes place othis week.

South Okanagan Immigrant and Community Services will host the event, which is also partnered by Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada and the City of Penticton.

Taking part in a citizenship ceremony is the final step in the process of a permanent resident acquiring Canadian citizenship status in Canada. The ceremony takes place after the permanent resident passes either a written test or an oral hearing, in addition to the other standard eligibility requirements.

On becoming a Canadian, these new citizens can apply for a passport or register to vote.

An estimated 60 residents will take the Oath of Citizenship on Wednesday, Jan. 13 at the Cleland Community Theatre. The ceremony begins at 1:30 p.m. and is open to the public.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Steve Arstad at sarstad@infonews.ca or call 250-488-3065. To contact the editor, email mjones@infonews.ca or call 250-718-2724.

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