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Oilers welcome 12 new Canadian citizens

Fans from India, Macedonia, Thailand honored during ceremony

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Oilers welcome new citizens

VAN@EDM: Oilers welcome new Canadian citizens to game

The Oilers welcome three families who became Canadian citizens earlier in the day to Rogers Place prior to puck drop in Edmonton

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Welcome to the team!

The Edmonton Oilers honored 12 of the newest Canadian citizens before their game against the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.

In a special citizenship ceremony in the Oilers Hall of Fame room at Rogers Place, families from as far as Thailand, Macedonia and India were sworn in as Canadian citizens.

Tweet from @EdmontonOilers: Congrats to the 12 new Canadian citizens (& new #Oilers fans) who were sworn in at @RogersPlace this afternoon! #Canada150 #MyCitizenship pic.twitter.com/JNRAJXHbyi

Each one proudly displayed a No. 17 Oilers jersey with "Canada" stitched on the name plate.

Afterward, they were welcomed on the ice where they proudly sang along to "O Canada."

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