Recent History – 1999
Oct. 19, 1999
By Charity Wallace, Daily News Staff
There are 17 more Canadians in the area than there were Monday morning. New citizens of Canada were sworn in at Notre Dame school Monday morning. The ceremony started when Const. Russ Greer, dressed in traditional Mountie regalia, announced that the court was open and had everyone rise.
The presiding officer, Ruth Wiseman, then proceeded to administer the Oath of Citizenship.
The officer then presented Certificates of Citizenship to each of the 17 candidates present, officially making them Canadian Citizens.
Among some of the people who offered their official congratulations were Pouce Coupe Mayor Joe Judge, Barb Haidn, who represented Prince George-Peace River MP Jay Hill and Sharlene Gevatkoff, representing Peace River South MLA Jack Weisgerber.
The Grade 4 and 5 Notre Dame School Choir sang This Land is Your Land and the Dawson Creek Kiwanis Community Band played a few pieces for the new Canadians. The ceremony ended with the singing of the National Anthem in English and French, then the court was announced closed.
The new citizens are Vicente Jasaren Alvarado, Jennifer Jan Vergara Barredo, Vicente Bayona Barredo, Jerry West Cummings, Wanda Arlene Cummings, Scott Charles Finke, Jessica Hansen, Marius Andreas Harder, Rosmarie Harder, Robin Luann House, Kuok Keong Lourenco Lei, Eileen Materi, Anjelika Peregoudov, Juliet Aurillas Sawchuk, Clinton Anthony Taylor, Donald Ray Taylor, Brenda Bravo Tuguigui.
They originally came to Canada from the following countries: U.S.A., Portugal, Switzerland, Russia, Federal Republic of Germany and the Philippines.