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41 on P.E.I. get flag, maple branch — and their Canadian citizenship

A special citizenship ceremony was held at Ardgowan National Historic Site in Charlottetown on Friday morning.

Citizenship ceremony held at Ardgowan National Historic Site

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada and the Institute for Canadian Citizenship hosted the special citizenship ceremony on Friday. (Nicole Williams/CBC)

A special citizenship ceremony was held at Ardgowan National Historic Site in Charlottetown on Friday morning.

Before the ceremony, prospective citizens participated in a round-table discussion about what it means to be Canadian.  

Before the citizenship ceremony began, there were round-table discussions about what it means to be Canadian. (Nicole Williams/CBC)
The citizenship ceremony was held at Ardgowan National Historic Site in Charlottetown. (Nicole Williams/CBC)

There were 41 people who became Canadian citizens on Friday.

41 people became Canadian citizens at the ceremony. (Nicole Williams/CBC)
Prospective citizens took the Oath of Citizenship during the ceremony. (Nicole Williams/CBC)
The new citizens were given maple branches as a symbol of becoming Canadian. (Nicole Williams/CBC)

The new citizens were given miniature Canadian flags, maple branches and pins to commemorate the day.

New citizens had to sign the Affirmation of Citizenship as the final step of becoming Canadians. (Nicole Williams/CBC)
An RCMP officer handed miniature Canadian flags to the new citizens after the ceremony. (Nicole Williams/CBC)
New citizens were given pins to commemorate the occasion. (Nicole Williams/CBC)

The new citizens took the Oath of Citizenship and signed the Affirmation of Citizenship to complete the process of becoming Canadian.

From right: Alahmed Dheyab, Rabab Ahmed, Mayar Dheyab, Mustafa Dheyab, Ghid Dheyab (holding flag), pose with an RCMP officer and judge after becoming citizens. (Nicole Williams/CBC)

With files from Nicole Williams