Citizenship application status

From the CIC website:

We received your application for Canadian citizenship (grant of citizenship) on August 19, 2009.

We sent you a letter acknowledging receipt of your application(s), and a study book called A Look at Canada on August 19, 2009. Please consider delays in mail delivery before contacting us.

We started processing your application on May 3, 2010.

Your file was transferred to the Kitchener CIC office on July 28, 2010. The Kitchener CIC office will contact you if additional information is required. The Kitchener CIC office will contact you regarding your citizenship test once all the necessary checks on your file are complete.

Yay!

Weekend update

No Penelopiad rehearsal this weekend, though I did get to see a number of the cast and crew yesterday at the movies and then at a party later on in the evening.

This being a long weekend and with me having the Friday off work as well, it was different enough that I didn’t quite miss being at the theatre in Elmira for Taming of the Shrew.

My work office is moving this weekend, as of Tuesday we’ll be located in the Lang Tannery building. I’m excited about the new space! I hope the transition is extra smooth, too- I have lots of things to get done in the next few weeks!

Star Wars: In Concert

I got to sing for the final show of the Star Wars: In Concert US/Canada tour, yesterday. It was pretty awesome! The show itself was amazing, the production staff were efficient and helpful, and the facility (the John Lebatt Centre in London) was nice as well. We got to meet Anthony Daniels, who hosts the show, which was really cool.  I got a bad phone photo of my performer credentials (they used stickers rather than lanyards for the choir which was nice, you could keep your pass on without having to have it visible from the audience or wearing something around your neck)-

Star Wars performer credentials

Overall, it was a really nice experience, and I’d do it again in a heartbeat, even if it did mean I was running myself ragged this past weekend with the closing of Ten Bare Toes‘ production of  Taming of the Shrew, as well as rehearsal and shows for Star Wars.  I was able to miss Penelopiad rehearsal on Sunday, which allowed for some much-needed rest.

Speaking of Taming of the Shrew– what a great experience that was.  Though I was building costumes some time ago, I didn’t really get to interact with the cast and crew much until the run.  Easy to see even in that short time what a great group of people were working on the show.  The show itself (I never did get to see a full run of it, I did catch bits and pieces) was very well received. and everyone did an amazing job. I think it was a great opportunity for everyone to learn and grow as well.  (I definitely got to hone my quick-change skills!) I had a fantastic time, and will miss everyone.

This week, I’m trying to catch up on things that were postponed and put off while I was so busy with rehearsals and shows- funny how being down to three rehearsals and one lesson a week is awesome when you’ve had a few weeks with every night booked.

The Penelopiad

I’ve been working on an amazing show over the past few weeks: The Penelopiad, by Margaret Atwood.  I’m assistant stage manager for the production.  It’s a very powerful play, though maybe not the most uplifting piece.  Our production with KWLT is the Canadian amateur premiere, which is exciting.

The cast is 13 women, which creates a really interesting dynamic.  Rehearsals so far have been fun, despite the sometimes draining subject matter. The actresses working on the show are amazing.

I’m looking forward to the coming weeks as things start to really gel.  The production goes up in September.  Keep an eye out for ticket information as it becomes available!