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Remai Modern, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

On March 22, 2023, ICC hosted an Enhanced Citizenship Ceremony at the Remai Modern in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. As a contemporary art museum, the space uses accessible programming to ensure each guest feels inspired. They connect visitors with the past while envisioning new futures together through a mixture of local and international art collections.

Presiding Official Arnold Boldt administered the oath of citizenship and celebrated 32 individuals from 9 countries becoming Canadian citizens.


Number of New Citizens


Number of Countries

With spring beginning, the feelings of newness and rejuvenation surround us all. As new citizens enter this ceremony, they are able to prepare for the opportunities that lie ahead of them as Canadians.  The roots people have planted in Canada have a chance to flourish as each blossom blooms. This growth is reminiscent of how far each person has come on their journey. Throughout ICC’s signature roundtable discussions, citizens and their guests were able to connect with one another over shared hopes for their futures. These discussions are inspired by Indigenous Talking Circles that traditionally create spaces of inclusiveness and equality. One participant shared:

“Canada has given me the opportunity to give my children a future and we will always be thankful for the people who welcomed us here and made it feel like home.”

With ICC’s Enhanced Citizenship Ceremonies, established Canadians have the ability to connect with new citizens building stronger community relationships. If you are interested in volunteering as a roundtable host at one of our ceremonies, please contact

To view photos of the Citizenship Ceremony, click here.

Thank you to the guests and performers that participated in this event. For more information, click on their profiles below.

Kris Klyne

Singer, Guitar Player and Songwriter


Kris Klyne is a singer, guitar player and songwriter from Saskatoon, Canada. Also known as the front man for hard rock band Firing At The Sky and former award-winning metal band Morally Sound, Kris’s solo music takes a departure from his edgy sound to a lighter pop/rock/country approach.


YXE Quartet



Jacqueline Nutting (violinist) and Scott McKnight (cello) are founding members of the YXE Quartet, which had its inception in 2019. The YXE Quartet performs for events around the city and offers a wide array of musical genres.


Randy Morin

Storyteller, Author & Language Keeper


Randy Morin is a teacher, storyteller and English-Cree translator from the Big River First Nation, Treaty Six area. He has a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Indigenous Studies and Bachelor of Education Degree.



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A women holding a microphone during roundtable discussions at a citizenship ceremony.
People holding up their hands to take an oath of citizenship.
A woman playing a violin and a man playing a cello.
People shaking hands at a citizenship ceremony.


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