Apparently Andrei Markov will be sworn in as a Canadian citizen next week and this is something I just happen to know a little about.
My wife did the same thing.
It’s really nice. There’s mounties in red, dignitaries speaking about how great Canada is, kids sing, and the one I was at with my wife in Courtenay had about 50 people becoming new Canadians. They all held up their hand and swore before a judge and then everyone clapped, shook hands, hugged, and celebrated with coffee and donuts.
Beforehand, you have to answer test questions about provinces, Prime Ministers, Saskatchewan and such, so Markov’s probably studying now for next week.
Nice to see Markov doing this. It speaks highly of him, that he has grown to love and appreciate Canada and want to become a Canadian. Usually it’s the other way around. Many Canadian players who have worked and lived in the US for many years have decided to become American citizens. So it’s nice to see a player become Canadian for a change.
He’ll really have an enjoyable day. Personally, I’m very proud of him.